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Anne Bouey

Anne Bouey

Jim's, Jessie's, Kristin's, and Kelly's mom. RN.
Seattle vs Green Bay--Taiwanese News Edition:
Seattle vs Green Bay--Taiwanese News Edition:
Wacky Taiwanese animated news report. - Anne Bouey
Man...if the Madden games were like that, I'd own ALL of them. - Anika
Bump for a game preview! - Anne Bouey
Fwd: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination - - (via
Fwd: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination - - (via
Fwd: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination - - (via
Thought Melly might be interested in this. - Anne Bouey
Happy New Year from Murphy's Irish Pub!
Happy New Year, Anne. - Micah
Happy New Year's, Anne! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy New Year, Anne! - vicster
Happy New Year, dear Anne! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Happy new year, Anne. - Stephan from iPhone
Happy new year! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year, wonderful Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy 2015! - Son of Groucho
Happy New Year, lovely Anne! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy new year, Anne! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy New Year from the west coast! Hope 2015 is joyous, prosperous, and peaceful!
Happy New Year, Anne! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy new year, Anne! - Maitani
Happy new year, Anne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy new year :) - Eivind from Android
Celebrating the Irish New Year at Murphy's Irish Pub
Whiskey Caramel Sauce New Year's Gifts!
So very tasty! - Anne Bouey
Gift means you give them to others Anne not just yourself. :) - Steve C Team Marina
I was under the impression gift just means it's been wrapped at one point? :) - Eivind from Android
Steve, I'm dropping them off at work right now! - Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas - Steve C Team Marina
Merry Christmas, Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Merry Christmas! - Amir
Merry Christmas, Aunty Anne :) - Pete
Merry Christmas, lovely Anne! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas, Anne :) - Eivind from Android
Merry Christmas, Anne xx - Melly
Merry Christmas, Anne. - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Merry Christmas! - vicster
Merry Christmas, Anne! - Corinne L
Merry Christmas, Anne! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Me
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Watching out for Rudolph! :)
Is this your photo? It's near you? I love whoever did this :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's in my neighborhood, Starmama. We get lots of deer around here still. :) - Anne Bouey
I love this stuff. I saw one like it near Princeton in the 1980's. - bentley
A dream takes flight for 'Peter Pan Live!’ writer - SFGate -
A dream takes flight for 'Peter Pan Live!’ writer - SFGate
"Irene Mecchi has her phone at the ready, in case a call comes in from “Peter Pan Live!” rehearsals and she’s called upon to do a quick rewrite. The San Francisco native, a graduate of St. Rose Academy and UC Berkeley who splits time between her hometown and Los Angeles, needs to be on alert with NBC’s Dec. 4 broadcast only 10 days away. “It’s phenomenal,” says Mecchi, whose credits include “The Lion King” (stage and screen), “Brave” and the upcoming “Strange Magic.” “It’s rehearsed like a Broadway musical. It’s a three-ring circus. We have an extraordinary director, Rob Ashford, who has many pieces of the puzzle working at the same time; an extraordinary stage manager that keeps everyone on time; and a level of professionalism that I hope audiences will so respect.” If ever a project was a dream come true, “Peter Pan Live!” is it for Mecchi. At one time, she considered becoming a stage director or character actor. It was local actor Joy Carlin who suggested Mecchi consider writing... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"“Casting was interesting,” says Mecchi. “My sense is that they would approach an actor and say, 'Do you like 'Peter Pan?’ 'I love it!’ 'You get to sing!’ 'Yes.’ 'You get to dance!’ 'Yes.’ 'You get to fly!’ 'Yes!’ 'And it’s live.’ 'No!’ " - Anne Bouey
"“What you try to do is revisit and see some areas that might need opening up in the story without entangling it. ... This is something where you knew the core story was something you didn’t want to tinker with, but we had the blessing of all the composers and lyricists who worked on it over time to try to find some new song moments. And that was part of the fun. “My goal was to respect... more... - Anne Bouey
You should have kept her math book. That autograph might be worth something. :-P - Jessie
Haha, Jessie. ;-P - Anne Bouey
The Official Shoe Comic Strip Website -
The Official Shoe Comic Strip Website
Happens every time. - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Went in today with the 4 year old. Didn't take a cart in. Bought one item. *wins Costco* - Brian Johns
One kid, no cart...definitely an advantage in the Costco game. Congrats, Brian! :) - Anne Bouey
Rhymes with Orange | Comics | ArcaMax Publishing -
Rhymes with Orange | Comics | ArcaMax Publishing
I actually used two saved recipes for Thanksgiving. - Anne Bouey
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone enjoys a peaceful day!
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours, Anne! - Corinne L
Happy Thanksgiving, Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
You too, pretty Anne - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Just had a mild earthquake (3.1). Hope that's it for this round.
That was the third one and strongest today. - Anne Bouey
Yikes. Thanksgiving would be terrible timing for a big one. I hope that's it for today, too! - Spidra Webster
Didn't feel nuthin here - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Centered 3 mi from Yountville. - Spidra Webster
I hope this is a single event. - Janet
Yikes! Didn't feel anything here, though. Unsure if cats acting weird because of earthquake activity or because they're cats. - vicster
Information Gladly Given Tee | Market Street Railway -
Information Gladly Given Tee | Market Street Railway
"Tens of thousands of San Francisco commuters have probably taken a few moments to ponder this simple statement, which has been posted near the operator’s station of every Muni bus and streetcar since the early 1960s. The message is simultaneously friendly and forbidding, inviting yet indifferent, personable yet coldly professional." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
in Rome you can't speak to the driver, but nobody cares about that rule :) - van der Baarft
The tee shirt just made me laugh. But I do remember that warning on the SF busses. - Anne Bouey
I need that on a huge sign in my cube at work. And in every meeting room ... - Laura Norvig
It reminds me of a Reader's Digest anecdote I read years ago. A tourist in Italy, who knew some Italian, stopped to read a very wordy sign on a bus near the door, something about not blocking the exits. The conductor yelled at her for blocking the exit. - bentley
Laura, I know a number of people who would love to wear this tee shirt all the time! - Anne Bouey
Just put it up in my cube. - Laura Norvig
:) - Anne Bouey
I need that shirt, badly - esorciccio a.d. from Flucso
Taiwanese Company Creates Goldfish Shaped Teabags, And They Look Amazing -
Taiwanese Company Creates Goldfish Shaped Teabags, And They Look Amazing
Taiwanese Company Creates Goldfish Shaped Teabags, And They Look Amazing
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"Charm Villa is a Taiwanese company that has created something we are surprised hasn’t been done before – a goldfish shaped teabag. While these delightful teabags may not look like much at first glance, once they are submerged in a glass or bowl of hot water, they bear a striking resemblence to the real thing." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Ooooh! - Kirsten
Oh, wow. - Jennifer Dittrich
I adore this but I swear I saw 'cat' in the second photo (back to me, tail is the string) long before I saw 'fish' - Shannon - GlassMistress
mee too Shannon, cat before fish - djangol judas
Going to a Dia de Los Muertos party!
Excellent! Pour one out for my lovelife! - Spidra Webster
Did you do your own makeup? - Jessie
:))) - Jenny H. from Android
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate -
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate
"Call it the tipping point. Thanks to widening staff salary discrepancies and increasing minimum wage requirements, local restaurants are taking tips off the table — literally. Citing both pragmatic and philosophical reasons, a small collection of Bay Area restaurateurs is eliminating tipping. Instead of expecting diners to leave a tip, the restaurants will automatically add a 20 percent service charge to all bills — and not accept any additional gratuity beyond the service charge. The five businesses — Comal in Berkeley, Camino and Duende in Oakland, and Bar Agricole and Trou Normand in San Francisco — each plan to institute the policy within the next few weeks, forsaking the ubiquitous model they believe is outdated. And they expect more restaurants could follow suit. “If we were doing this, and there was a sense that the rest of the world wouldn’t pay much mind to it, I would be more concerned. But this is on everybody’s minds,” said Comal partner John Paluska. Rather than relying... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
'The timing of this overhaul is largely motivated by increased state and local minimum wage levels. Restaurants often operate on thin margins, so higher wages quickly impact profitability. As opposed to tips, a service charge becomes part of the restaurant’s overall revenue. The restaurateurs say the service charge component will be used exclusively for employee wages, benefits and... more... - Anne Bouey
"Chez Panisse’s influence is paramount, as is Jay Porter’s, the owner of Half Orange in Oakland. Porter plans to open a second Oakland restaurant in early 2015, named Salsipuedes, but he previously owned a tipless restaurant in San Diego. He documented the entire experiment, from finances to critical reviews. “One person in 1,000, or in 10,000,” would get upset about the fixed service... more... - Anne Bouey
"To ensure that there is no confusion with guests, servers at the restaurants will explain the new policy before the meal. When the bill comes, 20 percent service charge will automatically be tallied, as will tax. There will be no line for a further tip. “We have philosophically been wanting to get rid of tipping for a long time. Now, if there’s ever a time, this is the time,” Moore said. “We’re happy to take away that weird feeling at the end of the meal.” - Anne Bouey
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff -
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff
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"Staff, dressed in red rain ponchos, marked the launch of the Royal British Legion's Gloucestershire poppy appeal by forming the 38m (125ft) poppy. The 1,308 civilian staff were joined by black-uniformed Royal Navy personnel, who made up the centre of the poppy, and military personnel who created the 28m-long (92ft)stalk. A GCHQ spokesperson said: "Thanks to military planning and some loud hailers, it took just over an hour to get everyone into position." The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is one of the three UK intelligence and security agencies, alongside MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Cigarette maker Reynolds to snuff out workplace smoking - SFGate -
"Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at desks or in offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers. The no-smoking policy will go into effect once Reynolds builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, spokesman David Howard said. “We believe it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it because updating our tobacco use policies will better accommodate both nonsmokers and smokers who work in and visit our facilities,” Howard said. “We’re just better aligning our tobacco use policies with the realities of what you’re seeing in society today.” While Reynolds will no longer allow smoking, it will allow the use of smokeless... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The company also will allow the use of Eclipse, a cigarette made by Reynolds that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit by a lighter. First released in the mid-1990s, Eclipse is in limited distribution and one of the top-selling brands in the cafeteria at the company’s Winston-Salem, N.C., headquarters. The percentage of Reynolds’ 5,200 employees that smoke is in line... more... - Anne Bouey
Legend has it, that there was a time that they actually required smoking at work (I've known a handful of people who worked at the offices in Richmond, VA many, many years ago). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate -
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate
Five-second rule? :) - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Heh! - Stephen Mack
WuMo Comic Strip on -
WuMo Comic Strip on
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire -
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
"According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents. So, from the peanut gallery of those who loved being read to (and still wouldn’t say no to a bedtime story): 50 books that every parent should read to their child. For the purposes of this list, we’re only considering books aimed primarily at children under 10 (according to the School Library Journal), which means you won’t find outstanding children’s chapter books like The Hobbit, A Wrinkle in Time, Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles, or C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia here, nor will you find mention of your favorite bespectacled wizard — the idea being that these are books kids are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I recently realized that The Little Prince is considered to be a children's book... I was astonished. - Lo
My kids were completely mystified by The Little Prince. - Stephen Mack
Great list, though. I'd quibble about which Roald Dahl book they picked, but beyond that not many complaints. - Stephen Mack
I'd add "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen. (Here's a version being read: - Stephen Mack
And no Wrinkle In Time? - Stephen Mack
I first read Library Lion as a grown-up when I was cataloguing a Spanish edition. I *adore* the drawings. The one that stands out is when the lion is outside, standing in the rain. - bentley
Quite a few of my favorites from childhood are in there! :D - Soup in a TARDIS
I help with 'Reading Partners', and go to a Sunnyvale elementary school and read with 2nd and 3rd graders twice a week for 45 minutes. Last year my 2 girls increased their reading levels dramatically and it is very rewarding. I think I have read most of those books to them over the year. - sam williams
Cool thanks Anne - Steve C Team Marina
To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates - Quartz -
To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates - Quartz
"Forget Colorado, stoners. The real frontier of narcotic edibles is in Shaanxi province, China. A restaurant owner there just confessed to police that to keep customers coming back, he had infused his noodles with 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of pulverized poppy buds—which can contain narcotics like morphine and codeine—that he bought in August for 600 yuan ($98). Apparently, it worked; the restaurant boss said customer numbers leapt (link in Chinese) after he started using his “special” seasoning. Chinese authorities say doses were enough to addict frequent diners, reports the South China Morning Post (paywall). Police launched an investigation only after one of the restaurant’s repeat customers tested positive for opiates in a routine urine screen. But Zhang, the shop owner, wasn’t the first Chinese restaurateur to strike upon this idea—not by a long shot. An investigative report in 2011 found that illegal poppy products are available in Shaanxi markets—with restaurant owners being the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Restaurant owners all over China have long embraced this customer retention trick. Last year, two restaurants in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou were caught adding pulverized poppies to their food. The prior year, seven restaurants in Ningxia were found to be dousing their hotpot soups with morphine. A Sichuan restaurant has repeatedly been found to feature codeine as a “secret... more... - Anne Bouey
Ah, entrepreneurship... - Eivind
"The 26-year-old diner whose urine test exposed the noodle shop’s secret is still in prison for drug use—even though further police testing suggested he tested positive as a result of the poppy-laced noodles. “Whether it’s through self-inflicted drug use or unwitting food consumption, it’s still drug use,” says local police chief Ma Yubin told the Xi’an Evening News. “The law doesn’t draw a sharp distinction between the two.”" Oh, China. - Jessie
I'm both excited and appalled by this... - Hookuh Tinypants
Sounds like the police chief needs his noodles spiked. - Todd Hoff
#SaturdayFF- A distant relative served as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987. -
#SaturdayFF- A distant relative served as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987.
I only learned this when I saw a banknote with his signature during a visit with the kids to the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose in 1990. - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Inspired by Brent Schaus' post about illustrious Canadian relatives: - Anne Bouey
Saskatchewan, represent. - Brent Schaus
#SaturdayFF I once wrote "Gerald Bouey" on a Canadian banknote at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose in 1990. - Jessie
Oh, Jessie, your handwriting was never as neat and legible as Gerald's. ;-p - Anne Bouey from iPhone
25 Cats That Will Stop At Nothing To Get What They Want -
25 Cats That Will Stop At Nothing To Get What They Want
25 Cats That Will Stop At Nothing To Get What They Want
25 Cats That Will Stop At Nothing To Get What They Want
"If you have ever owned a cat, you know that you simply can’t turn your back on them. They will get into everything you own – even if you try and place it somewhere you think they couldn’t possibly reach. Here are 25 of our favorite moments where these lovable piles of purr turned into four-pawed agents of chaos." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
We were on the flight path this morning.
Lovely. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Beautiful! - Tamara J. B.
(sorry for the OT: some FF users in Italy report they are no longer able to access FF via facebook or twitter login, and password recovery doesn't work either, so they are effectively being shut out. I remember reading that you had direct access to people that can fix stuff on friendfeed, back when search stopped working, so maybe you can help this time as well?) - naltro
Tiny Napa cat stands tall in new Guinness record book -
Tiny Napa cat stands tall in new Guinness record book
"How can something small stand tall? By being the shortest of its kind on the planet – like Lilieput, a Napa house cat who now has a place in the Guinness World Records book. Standing but 5.25 inches (13.34 centimeters) from the floor to her shoulders, the 10-year-old black-and-mocha Munchkin, who is owned by Christel Young, is listed as the world’s shortest domestic feline in the Guinness book’s latest edition, published Sept. 9. Young first contacted editorial staff for the annual reference book of superlatives last year, believing Lilieput to be closer to the ground than Fizz Girl, whom the publication had measured at just under 6 inches (15 cm) in 2011. After a Napa veterinarian measured Lilieput in July 2013, Young shared her pet’s story with the Napa Valley Register, though Guinness publishers did not allow her to officially confirm the record until the book’s publication last month. Lilieput’s place in a bestselling book alongside the tallest buildings, fastest eaters and all... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Tortie! - Pete
"Strangers who once may have thought the half-pint cat a misfit now give her a friendly welcome, Young said – possibly with an assist from videos of Lilieput her owner has posted to YouTube since gaining Guinness World Records’ seal of approval. “I’m getting more astonishment from people like, ‘Oh, look how cute!’ or ‘She’s adorable!’ I’m getting a lot nicer comments about her,” said... more... - Anne Bouey
Norway ranked best country for elders; U.S. makes No. 8 - SFGate -
"No country takes better care of its seniors than Norway, where those over 60 enjoy social security bankrolled by the nation’s oil wealth and are well represented in politics and the workplace, a global study on aging reported this week. By contrast, the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index found, the worst place in the world to grow old is Afghanistan, where per capita GDP is a mere $1,100 and life expectancy only 50 years. Better north of equator The annual rankings based on income security, health care access, social benefits and community involvement reflected the generally greater affluence of Northern Hemisphere countries over those below the equator, with nine of the 10 best places for the elderly found in Northern Europe, North America and Japan. The geographic outlier was New Zealand, which ranked No. 10. The study by HelpAge International in London, a global coalition of organizations committed to improving living standards for the world’s rapidly expanding over-60 population,... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Japan is experiencing the most dramatic rise in the number of elderly, with nearly 33 percent of the population over 60 now and an expected expansion by 2050 to a staggering 42.7 percent. That is largely the result of the country having the longest expected life spans on the planet, which other studies attribute to the lean and fish-intensive national diet. Life expectancy at age 60 is... more... - Anne Bouey
We went from 70°F to this in less than an hour!
Not really complaining! We desperately need the rain. - Anne Bouey
I saw this post and thought about you - Rodfather
I was driving at the start and all the cars pulled to the side because suddenly we were driving unprepared on icy roads! The hail was so large that I'm afraid to check my car for dents. - Anne Bouey
Wow scary - Rodfather
Oh wow, I didn't notice the hail in the thumbnail 'til you mentioned it. Yikes. - Spidra Webster
Driving back from Monterey earlier I saw across the bay all those clouds around Santa Cruz. It didn't hit Watsonville but read there was hail in Aptos which is right next door. - Rodfather from Android
And you are not in Colorado? - Julian
Julian, this is in Napa, CA although we did experience similar events when we lived in CO (both with hail and with snow!). - Anne Bouey
I got the severe weather alert for Napa on the radio and was so surprised. Clear skies here in the South Bay. Hope you and your car are okay, Anne. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woah. Woah - Amit Patel
It's been quite a day here. We started with a 2.5 aftershock and ended with this! - Anne Bouey
Crazy! I'm also a little jealous :-) - Amit Patel
From the Napa Valley Register: "The skies above Napa turned furious during rush hour Friday evening, pelting the area with heavy rain, marble-size hail stones and claps of thunder. In some west Napa areas, the hail piled up two inches deep, creating a Sierra winter landscape that prompted motorists to slow to a crawl or pull over. When they felt safe, some got out of their cars to take... more... - Anne Bouey
I miss 70, but it looks like we'll have a beautiful, hail free 60+ day :) - Eivind from Android
;-P - Anne Bouey
SOON. - Steven Perez
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed - -
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed -
"The head of a $2 trillion investment fund has revealed he quit his job after his 10-year-old daughter wrote him a note listing 22 special moments in her life he had missed. California-based Mohamed El-Erian shocked the financial world when he announced his resignation as chief executive of PIMCO in January 2014. Mr El-Erian, who made $100 million 2011 alone, said in a recent essay for Worth that his wife and daughter were at the heart of his decision to quit." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Wow. - Joe
Just like Urban Meyer. But then he un-quit. - Marie
I think he received a wake-up call - Mo Kargas
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