Monthly Archives: May 2017

Tillerson is havin’ a gas!

“I hereby promise I will not dabble in Exxon while working for President Trump”

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Tillerson’s presence and participation in Saudi Arabia

would appear to violate his written and verbal assurances at the time he was confirmed as Secretary of State in January that he would recuse himself for at least one year from any matters involving ExxonMobil that come before the U.S. Department of State.

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$51,000 floral coat by Dolce & Gabanna?

Melly – we call her Melly- shocked and rocked. 

After dressing  like an Italian Widow for the Pope

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She showed up wearing a flashy $51,000 coat with flowers…

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Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap.

Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.

Rick Pitino

Impression

Be-FORE and after

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To Prieve: prieve (third-person singular simple present prieves, present participle prieving, simple past and past participle prieved) (obsolete or Scotland) To prove.

NO  Reprieve

Famous last words

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Psst! Five things they don’t tell you about So Florida

Spooky, scary, nightmares in The Sunshine State?

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, so it is called the Sunshine State, there’s the orange juice, fabulous beaches, warm water, miles of white sand, 1300 golf courses and all that postcard stuff.

But the day-to-day reality- the ugly underbelly- is never disclosed in a brochure or a blog. Believe me.

Let me tell you – top five things no one warns you about in South Florida

1) Fraud

Upon arrival, you will frequently hear the words fraud, fraudulent, rip-off, scams, and swindles, scam-artists, illegals, and references to all shades of mafia, everywhere you go. You will realize the words fraud and Florida are often times linked together.

People in your yoga class, your church group, your book club, and  he checkout people at Publix will all mention the words fraud, rip-offs and stings and scams with great frequency. Angies’s List and Craigslist are not to be trusted. The checkout clerk at Ross may…

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Don’t think twice…

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Visitors to Florida are usually keen to see an alligator.

There are myraid opportunities to visit Gator farms, Alligator museums and infamous  Gator displays.

Then, there is the unexpected shock of walking near a lake, lagoon, or a pond only to see a “sleeping” gator sunning herself…ready to strike when a pair of white legs walk by.

If ever there was a time to exercise caution – it is near one of those bodies of water which look so appealling for a quick swim.

Who know what lurks beneath those dark and murky waters?  Best Advice? Skip the temptation.

“Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.”

Dan Rather
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Living in FL: Lizards, geckos, and bugs, oh no!

photo_3231_20070906 We now live in the lush, green, warm tropics.

In the backyard, we have a dozen palm trees and a Star Fruit tree, which on a windy day, drops yellow blobs of fruits at an alarming rate.

Yuck

There are some pointy, succulent, cactusy things in one corner, an orange Hibiscus and thorny, purple, Bougainvillea in the other and there is a smattering of mangy bushes.

 

As a rule, Northern Californians are pretty clueless when it comes to palm trees. Redwood trees are our thing.  Joyce Kilmer certainly wasn’t writing about palm trees.

Who knew that a palm tree would give off these huge, dead pods that look like something out of  “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers?”   Often you wake in the morning and discover, sometime in the quiet of night, another corpse has appeared on your lawn.

Every once in a while you might see a Black Snake. Today, there was a three-foot black snake sunning itself on the steps.

However, the most egregious creatures are the slippery, slimy, ones. They dart and dash and scurry and scamper all over the doorstep and on the patio. Lizards and reptile cousins slither up and down the trees, all over the fence, in and out of bushes.

And, they are on top of your garbage can.  Some of them reside in your garbage can.

I have the unseemly job of taking the garbage can to the driveway and putting it out for the pickup on Monday morning.

My stomach churns, my skin crawls and my mouth is dry, as I open the door to go outside to Lizard Land.  They must know I’m coming.  Can they smell my fear?

Once a week, I put on my perfect-for-Yosemite hiking boots and step into their world.  As fast as I can,  I grab that green receptacle and race to the curb and back into the safety of the house. Door slammed and locked. Good-bye, suckers.

Safe for another week.

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