UCLA Football: #1 in home game attendance

November 27, 2014

A guy that goes by the handle of 48-41 on one of the UCLA Bruin sports boards I visit, worked out the average home attendance per football game for all the PAC-12 schools. UCLA leads and NO OTHER PAC-12 SCHOOL has a SINGLE home game attendance as high as UCLA’s AVERAGE home game attendance. The average per game home attendance for each PAC-12 school for 2014 through games of November 22, 2014:

1. UCLA 78,249
2. USC 72,009
3. Washington 64,508
4. Oregon 57,447
5. Arizona St. 57,179
6. Arizona 49,815
7. Stanford 47,862
8. California 47,601*
9. Utah 48,437
10. Colorado 42,286
11. Oregon St. 41,585
12. Washington St. 30,486

* California attendance includes one home game played at Levi Stadium – the Field of Jeans) against Oregon

UCLA’s home game attendance for the 2014 season:

Memphis State 72,098
Utah 74,329
Oregon 80,139
Arizona 80,246
USC 84,431

UCLA’s attendance against USC on Saturday was held down by USC’s failure to sell its allotted tickets and the Trojan return of thousands of unsold tickets right before the game.

UCLA has drawn over 80,000 for each of the last 3 home games, and has drawn over 70,000 for each home game this season. UCLA has one home game left this year – against Stanford, while USC has a remaining home game against Notre Dame. UCLA will end the season leading the PAC-12 in home football game attendance for 2014.

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