Sunday, August 31, 2014

End of Summer

End of Summer means getting back to the regular schedule... kids in school, back to work, and move forward on everything that's taken a backseat to fun in the sun. 

Spending the Summer at the beach


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Back Story

Demonstrated by the flood of movies providing excuses for villains, the collective subconscious seeks to justify the bad decisions and resulting bad circumstances we find ourselves in today. After all, if the same back story would have happened to you, you'd be bad too.

In past generations, the outcry from the clerics would tell the populous that their circumstances were the result of situations which could be changed by directing their energies toward higher goals, better achievement and a little bit more in the collection plate. Monumental changes in society started from the pulpit includes abolition of slavery and women's voting rights.

Today's pulpit, the TV has created a new class of cleric: the talking heads. The heads get together to spout the most base philosophy, me-ism. Me-ism obviously works for the heads but does little to improve the status of our society. Rather than strive to improve self, family, country, they recommend status-quo and understanding of the bad guy who make bad decisions that we all live with today.


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Miss NY - working title

I Miss NY is the story of Beth's return to the mid-west hometown she couldn't wait to leave.

Beth brings her kids to their grandfather's funeral only to find that her life in New York is gone. Friends and foes wait for her in her home town, she finds herself caught between who she was, rebellious trouble maker) and who she is (middle-class mom).

In the first episode, we meet Beth's brother who is involved with Beth's nemesis. Her handsome bad boy sweetheart has returned too... as the town sheriff.

Beth learns that as much as things change... things stay the same... Oy!

First Episode is registered with the writer's guild.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Joe's Italian Ice

On hot days, it’s worth the drive down Harbor Blvd to Joe’s Italian Ice. It’s the best Italian ice around.

Authentic Italian Ice cools and refreshes as it melts in your mouth. Incredible flavors include the traditional fruit flavors as well as some tasty original flavor combinations. Fruit flavors to consider for your treat are Apple Pie, Banana n cream, Grape Devine, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Peach, Sour Cherry Strawberry, Tangerine, Watermelon or Wild Cherry. Some flavors are specifically for the adult palette, for example: Birch beer, Blue Hawaii, Java Joe and Pina Colada. For the more adventurous Italian ice eaters, there is an imaginative selection which includes: Bada Bing Cherry, Chocolate Moose, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Poison Apple, Smurf Poison and Snozzberry.

If ice isn’t your thing, that’s fine, Joe’s Italian Ice has some of the smoothest ice cream in town. Soft serve ice cream in a cone or Super Sundaes in a bowl; there’s something for everyone. Soft serve cones are served with your choice of dipped shell flavors: blue raspberry, butterscotch, chocolate, or peanut butter. Super Sundaes for the old-fashioned ice cream eater will be pleased to find the standards on the menu: Brownie Fudge, Oreo, Peanut Butter as well as Banana Splits.
Priced by size Italian Ice comes in a cup: small $2.49, regular $3.49, large $4.49, quart $6.49, 1 ¼ gallon $24.98, 2 ½ gallon $39.98 (plus a $10 deposit on the bucket). Ice Cream Cones & Cups start at $3.49 with the super sundaes from $5.99 to $7.49.  

I took my son who had never had Italian ice before. He selected his favorite flavor: chocolate. I selected the historically correct Italian ice flavor, lemon. We both were completely delighted with our selections.

Joe’s Italian Ice is a popular place on a hot day. The line was well into the parking lot. We were ordering & served in less than 10 minutes. The young people that work at Joe’s really move quickly. 

Special price on Italian ice, if it’s raining: 2 for 1.

Joe’s Italian Ice is located at 12302 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840, just a few blocks away from Disney Resort. Hours of operation are Sun-Thurs 11 am – 10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am – 11 pm with extended hours during summer. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ticking Clocks

How important is time?

Time is all we have.
Clocks tick the seconds that are our lives.
Hands move to show the passing.
How important is time?

From ancient to modern time, the importance of time to a society is demonstrated by the presence of clocks, specifically the clock tower.

Centerpiece to a thriving metropolis, the economic powers creating a productive environment will dress the need for punctuality in architecture or sculpture. A brilliant way to control the minds of the many by placing the function within something beautiful.

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