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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
privacy

With all of the current controversy surrounding FB's privacy issues, I think I might be slowly focusing more of my attention here.  Stay tuned...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
my favorite product

On this, the first day of Summer, I'd like to share a product that keeps me Summer fresh all year round.  I love Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes.

Did you know that
COTTONELLE FRESH® Flushable Moist Wipes with Aloe & E are pre-moistened to deliver a cleaner fresher feeling than dry toilet paper alone?  Now you do.

I'm also very excited to have learned that, according to the fine folks at Kleenex,  they're great for the entire family!  Wow!  At first I was skeptical about this claim until I saw a mother of two at a local supermarket.  She had three boxes in her cart.  When I inquired about them she informed me that one box is for the master bath, one for the guest bath, and get this... the third box if for the kids' bathroom!  Well, I nearly lost it right there in the breakfast cereal aisle!  But she confirmed it, Cottonelle is indeed "great for the entire family"!

They're Portable too, so you can use them anywhere, double wow!  In addition to my box at home, I keep them at work as well because my employer is cheap when it comes to quality tissue.  I pride myself on a "white-glove-test-passable-balloon-knot" which means lots of scrubbing and wiping and that can mean a sore and tender back door from all that cheap tissue. And here's the kicker, you don't have to worry about clogged pipes because they're Flushable; sewer and septic safe!  Is there no end to the wonders and benefits from Cottonelle?

*sigh*

Posted at 1:35:31 pm by Bala
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Monday, October 03, 2005
negligent homicide and one soul's experience



She ruled the reef nameless for months. I never named her, for I knew if I did, she'd die, just as all the others did.

It was a happy, well-maintained reef except for the last two weeks. A combination of exhaustion and procrastination on my part brought the salinity and gravity to dangerous levels.

She was a friendly little lawnmower blenny. Her eyes would bulge and she'd rush to the front of the tank whenever she saw me pop the green lid off her food jar, and I would scratch her chin through the aquarium glass.

Two nights ago she came to me in a dream and told me her name was "Nancy". I knew instantly what was about to happen. That morning I fed her as usual and went to work. When I came home that evening, she was laying on the sand at the bottom of the tank and gasping for air. I checked the nitrate levels...safe; did a gravity test...too low, the tank was practically a fresh-water aquarium! I sped to PetCo and got some salt-water mix, sped back home and changed the water. This seemed to help her a little, but she was still gasping and having trouble swimming. I reached into the tank and cupped her in my hand to protect her from the crabs, snails and bristle worms that were starting to gather. We sat together like that for about an hour and I chanted the Maha Mantra to her. Finally she was able to wiggle out of my hand and disappeared into a cozy nook in the reef. Knowing there was nothing left I could do, I turned off the aquarium light and went to bed. Sometime during the night, she left her body.

I hope that through my carelessness and neglect her soul was able to graduate to the next level and that somewhere last night she was fortunate to have been re-born into a human existance.

Hare Krsna, Nancy! Please forgive me.

Posted at 12:17:04 am by Bala
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Saturday, September 24, 2005
T.M.I.

So it had been a couple days... finally it was time. I was on the throne pushing, and I felt the worst pain I had ever felt, as if I were passing a basketball encrusted in thumb-tacks and broken glass. I had to stop pushing, it hurt so bad. At first I was tempted to suck it back in and never deal with it again, but I realized I had no choice. I took a deep breath and used the "Lamaze" I'd learned from waching too much bad television. Deep breath, exhale, deep breath, push, my eyes rolled back into my head, I felt a little dizzy and then the resounding "plop" heard 'round the neighborhood. Had to flush three times before the toilet worked properly again.

Posted at 12:18:52 am by Bala
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Tuesday, August 02, 2005
beyond

I borrowed this caption:

The "Beyond" part of Bed, Bath and Beyond


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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
gross out

So I was laying in bed this morning watching a dvd (the Anchorman) and I feel this pin-prick/itch in my boxershorts. I'm thinkin' it's a hair being pulled and some re-arranging needs to be done, so I reached down and re-arrange and give a quick scratch. Five minutes later I feel it again. I pull down my boxers and there's a frickin' ant biting my balls! I gave it a Maha Mantra and promptly squished it.

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Monday, July 11, 2005
fleeting telepathy

So Kevin and I were discussing our Disney hire dates. He told me December. I was about to ask what day, but he answered "the 17th" before I could speak.

I repeated, "the 17th".

He said, "how'd you know?"

"You just told me."

"No, I didn't."

Turns out he didn't tell me. I've drawn two conclusions: 1. either I read his mind, or he projected it to me. 2. he did tell me and was mind-fucking me that he didn't.

Next time, buy me dinner first.

Posted at 12:57:02 pm by Bala
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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
white russian bowling

I had two. Got a little buzz for the first time in a 1/2 decade! Had a blast, hopefully I didn't make too much of an ass of myself. Bowled a crappy game, but that's due to the shitty balls at Linbrook, not due to the buzz It was good to let loose, I've had this stick up my ass for so long, it felt great to finally pull it out. Gonna keep it out too!

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005
'05 so far...

HOME
I'm all settled in the new place and things are going well.  I feel bad because I have a ton of shit in the garage and the new roomie is now parking in the driveway.  He's being very patient with me, but I know he wants me to move it all, trouble is I have no place to put it.  I might just have a huge-ass yard sale and purge everything.

Martha never left the final bills for me to look over, so I never left a cent.  I was going to leave about $50 for the internet, but when I thought about all the extra expenses thrust upon me when she knifed me in the back, I figured, "Fuck her!  I owe nothing!".  I did the final cleaning, left the key and haven't seen or spoken to her since.  I drove by the place a week or so after I moved out and there were two cars in the driveway, either a trick was visiting or She had someone else all lined up to move in and the rent increase was a ploy to get me out.  I've heard she's gained a great deal of weight and I take great pleasure in knowing her karma is catching up.  She really put me through the wringer, and I'm still recovering from it.

LOVE
Ha ha ha ha! What's that?!

WORK
Things have been shakey lately, but slowly returning to normal.  A big Lead move around occured and I was given the opportunity to be part of the Core Lead Team at Soarin' Over California, so I look forward to the challenge.  A lot of people seem to be excited about the changes, which is great.  I hope they all realize that change needs to come from both sides, not just the Leads.  Everyone needs to work together to restore the morale.

One thing I have trouble with is the attitude people come to work with.  I truly love Disneyland and everything it was meant to be and stand for and that's why I'm there, I want to carry on the traditions and help make those memories for others....ok, now my geekiness is revealing itself....  Anyway, many of the CMs there are only there for the job and have no repsect for Walt's dream.  Its discourageing and I wish I could find a way to instill the sense of pride I feel in them or motivate them in some way.

MOTORBIKE
She sits in the garage gathering dust. :-(  Anyone know how to re-wire a bike?

MISCELLANEOUS
I'm severely lacking in my spiritual practise, haven't chanted in a month.  My first thougths upon waking in the morning are always on Krsna, though.

As a kid my step-dad always said we were moving to the "Poorhouse".  If one really exists, point me to it.  I'm in desperate financial need with no end in sight.  Is this where I give up my dream and settle?

Spring is rapidly approaching and I'm excited about the changes it will bring.  The hills are green, the sky is blue and the mountains are white.  Its a great time in to be in Southern California.

I'm still trudging through the Real Estate course my Bro and Sis-in-law gave me for Xmas.  I'm having a hard time with the first part because I was told the test is open-book and all learned will never be put to practical use so I find myself not paying attention when I read.

Also reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".  It has its good parts, but I've reached an increadibly dull part where the author goes into great detail of how a motorcycle works.  Anyone that's read this book will understand when I say I see things from the "romantic" perspective.  I want to skip this part, but know its all metaphor and might be relevant later on in the book.

Posted at 11:57:05 am by Bala
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Thursday, January 27, 2005
Sandra

  My gal pal Sandra is testing out material for her new show. Come see her in a small intimate theater. I've been to a few of her shows, she's hilarious. Who wants to go?

Sandra Bernhard
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everything bad & beautiful
At the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood (Farifax/Melrose)
March 9-13, 16-20, 22-25
Tix on sale now, click the link above or go to sandrabernhard.com






















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