Every homeless dog deserves a second chance

November 24, 2014

This is why we’ve adopted all our dogs.

If you have any selflessness in your heart, please try to put aside your biases against “used pets” and visit an animal shelter before you BUY a pet from a breeder – heaven forbid a pet store.

Come and see just how many dogs (and cats and rabbits) deserve a second chance.

Homeless Dog Gets Makeover That Saves His Life! – Charlie

Homeless Dog Gets Makeover That Saves Her Life!–Tobey
Homeless Dog Gets Makeover That Saves His Life! – Joey

Homeless Dog Gets Makeover That Saves Her Life!–Maggie

“Thank you for contacting Novell!”

November 22, 2014

After sending a customized resume and a very thoroughly researched cover letter in application for a position they posted, I received this postcard back in 1992.


I keep it pinned to my wall at work as a reminder to this day.

What to Pursue in Life

November 21, 2014

imageI like these because it demonstrate the difference between living day to day for the “big picture/end game” versus “tactical/short term”. 

NET NET: If you follow these rules, things naturally fall into place in the way of personal satisfaction.  It’s also a sign of maturity.

[from Vala Afshar of Huffington Post]

Don’t chase:

  • title
  • money
  • favors
  • compliments
  • shortcuts

Do chase: 

  • ways to help
  • meaningful work
  • happiness
  • education
  • love

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you

November 20, 2014

imageInterested in knowing what Google knows about you?

  1. Find out how Google sees you
  2. Find out your location history
  3. Find out your entire Google Search history
  4. Find out every device that has accessed your Google account
  5. Find out all the apps and extensions that are accessing your Google data
  6. Export all of your data out of Google

Read the following article for more details:

An Introduction to Net Neutrality… in comic form.

November 10, 2014

Have you been curious about what Net Neutrality is?

Senator Ted Cruz made a really ignorant comment today on Twitter. and as a result, The Oatmeal created this comic to help explain what Net Neutrality is to Cruz. 

Here’s a slice:


Read the rest of the explanation here:

EVENT: Los Angeles Japanese Food Festival – Sunday, Nov 9th, 2014, 11AM-3PM

November 3, 2014

JapaneseFoodFestivalHey!  If you like Japanese food, like me, this might be the GREATEST EVENT EVER.  If any of this sounds good to you:

  • Sushi
  • Soba
  • Shabu Shabu
  • Tempura
  • Yakitori
  • Sake, Shochu, Beer

…you might want to check out the Japanese Food Festival coming this week!  There will be a tuna fileting demonstration along with a Taiko drum and a Yosakoi dance performance.

You MUST purchase your tickets ahead of time – by November 7th – in order to attend!  Tickets will not be sold at the venue.  See below for ticket purchasing online.

November 9th, 2014

Universal Hilton Hotel Ballroom
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608

$60/person – All-you-can-eat


Nebraska puts a 7-year-old with cancer in at Running Back. Watch what happens.

October 20, 2014

The University of Nebraska put a fully-suited up Jack Coleman in at running back as part of fulfilling the 7-year-old cancer patient’s dream to play for the Cornhuskers. 

Watch what happens.  Warning:  Get a Kleenex box.

Jack Hoffman scores a 69 yard touchdown for the Nebraska Cornhuskers

Much respect, Nebraska.


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