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Found egg nog today. Me & Jayden had a lil bit, we toasted to egg nog season. Before we put the rest of the groceries away. lol
It's not just the loud, impressive Blue Angels jets swooping overhead, but also smaller stunt planes too, some of them shiny bright colors. Fleet Week is the only time living this close to an airport is almost awesome.
I'm definitely jealous right now! I miss living down near Fisherman's Wharf for that reason (and a few others namely being so close to the water). - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Oh the times when I was young, single, and would spend all of Fleet Week in SF................... - Hookuh Tinypants
Girrrrrrrllllll...them sailors... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Lol! =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Obituary: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Egypt Game is my favorite, most read, most vividly remembered childhood book. A friend of a friend is related to her, and they got us a copy of the book, signed and addressed to Jayden and me. It's one of my most prized possessions <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I was a grown adult before I realized people talking about Stairway to Heaven weren't necessarily talking about the O'Jays.
Same. I think I was about 22. I had only associated the other song with white hang out places in (segregated) Kansas City. When I got to college, I was surprised people listened to it. Constantly. All. Day. - Anika
I don't really know either song you're talking about. - Andrew C (✔)
I honestly don't know that I've ever heard the O'Jays song (though, maybe I have, and just never realized that was the title). Unfortunately, I have heard the Zeppelin song quite a bit, and have never enjoyed it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
girl preach. I was nearly in college I think. "And we're GOIN' STEP byyyyyy STEP!" #oooohweeee - MoTO: Team Marina
I had listened to both songs growing up, but was more familiar with Zeppelin's. Everyone I knew who was taking music (especially guitar) lessons played THAT song. I ended up hating it for a long time because I was so sick of it. When I took guitar lessons I promised my instructor I wouldn't ask him to teach me that song. - vicster: full-bodied
Anika, I have felt your pain. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
whoo hoo
Do I get to break out some celebratory chocolate? - vicster: full-bodied
No I was just glad to see Twitter importing for however many minutes it was happening. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Not doing a very good job of holding it together or keeping a brave face on.
(((Starmama))) - Spidra Webster
It's okay to fall apart a little if you need to, sweetie. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
I get ants in my kitchen sometimes, but this is the first horse we’ve seen! -
I get ants in my kitchen sometimes, but this is the first horse we’ve seen!
My kid singing along with 1973 Stevie Wonder >>>>>>>>>>
Living very close to an airport isn't ideal, but when the Blue Angels are in town for Fleet Week & using that airport for practice, that's pretty cool.
I wouldn't exactly call 85 today after 94 yesterday a cool down. More like a less hot.
So there's a new sitcom about a guy named Henry Higgins helping a girl named Eliza Dooley to refine her image. Yet none of the promos mention My Fair Lady at all. Hmm.
I thought that was odd since it was so obvious. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Not to mention pygmalion - Todd Hoff
They even do a bit in verse at some point. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I want to like the show but it's not easy. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
What's the show? - Eric - It's My Thing
Selfie. - Katy S
They were just filming that up in the hills here this week. I like John Cho but I haven't checked it out yet. - Spidra Webster
I like John Cho as well but I'm not sure it's the best show to get Karen Gillan more widely introduced to the American audience. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I thought it was fun. Both the main characters are good actors so I I'll watch the next one. I can't wait for episode where she has to meet royalty :) - Todd Hoff
I haven't tried to watch yet but just today I've seen a few folx praise it, so maybe I will. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I watched the first ep and liked it. Though I am noticing Karen Gillan uses the valley girl accent to hide her Scottish accent. Tiny bit distracting. - Heather
My "god daughter's" Facebook posts are just...she's in herbalife, even has a damn tattoo of their logo. The 3 years she's been doing it, her posts have become more & more capitalist & conservative. She's recently begun sharing anti-Obama quotes from Donald Trump!
I blame it on her being raised in Shasta county after her mom died, then moving to Oceanside. ha. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
For sale sign now up on property. Talked with realtor to let her know my situation. If the property sells quickly there may be more time before we have to move. Problem is, it was listed over a year last time. Unattractive property in bad neighborhood with high price ain't too popular.
Landlord knocked on my door for the rent check, that's when I saw the for sale sign & strangers milling around outside. Almost an insult, having to put $600 in his hand with no guarantee we won't be homeless in three months :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*resists the urge to punch him where it'll really hurt* - Marina's Godmother :-)
I think it's worse that he's not a asshole so I can't hate him, dammit. He was in over his head and recent family problems have led to financial problems. I get it, but I'm still pissed about its effect on us. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I bought Almond Roca wine to drink on my birthday. It better be good.
When's your birthday? - Greg GuitarBuster
The 14th! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So talking to my neighbor, turns out she bought a bottle of the Almond Roca wine too, and drank some Friday nite. She said it's delicious. She also said she won't turn down a glass of it when I open my birthday bottle :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Something else missing in Sons of Anarchy is dogs. Nobody has dogs!
I guess cats are more anachical? - Eivind from Android
I don't think I've seen any cats either. There is a bird. I think it's a cockatiel. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Welp, someone has a dog. Or had one. Somehow she's the reason two friends fell out. I didn't see that coming lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Currently watching season 2 of Sons of Anarchy. I'm not sure the Oakland scenes were filmed in Oakland. And they made up an Oakland MC but ignored the rich history of black MCs in Oakland. And while I haven't known many bikers, the ones I've seen smoke big fat joints or use bongs, but on this show everybody smokes lil pinheads. Riiiiigghht.
If someone tries to make me change my mind after I've said no to something, I get offended, dig my heels in, and refuse to be budged. Even when I'm wrong.
Haven't gotten around to individual thankyous yet, but I wanted to share my gratitude for everything donated towards our move. I have a few months yet so will let it sit in Paypal until moving expenses happen.
I will have an opportunity to put in for an extension as the end of the 90-day period nears, and I will of course keep everyone updated on our progress. Thank you <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Searches in forums turn up many many postings by people who own properties in East and West Oakland bitching about section 8 and talking about "section 8 people" like we are the scum of the earth and less than human.
I think there should be a new law for humans. If you're going to make a statement like that, you should be forced to walk in their shoes! - Mo Kargas
One of the potential jurors was like that. I wanted to punch him in the face. - Anika
That's awful. :( - Jenny H. from Android
smh - Anne Bouey
been there and fought hard. Once when I was working in a restaurant peeps were bitching about sect 8 and such and how can they do that etc and I turned around and said I am one of "those" and never heard a word about it again. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Most of the feedback I've gotten outside of here & Facebook is along the lines of "get a job stop wasting my tax money" because of course the assholes don't even understand how section 8 works or what it is. (this part is about jerks in general, not the landlord jerks) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I unfriended my aunt on Facebook because she was spewing ignorant hate speech about people who need government assistance and why hard working tax payers shouldn't have to support them. I wanted to tell her that my dad was on government assistance when he died, but I bit my tongue. I don't have room for that vitriol in my life. - Jenny H. from Android
Empathy is lacking because nobody (that's an asshat) realizes just how close we all are to economic collapse - one bad hospital stay for instance any unexpected thing can put us over the edge... Be well you are in my thoughts - WarLord
If I feel like engaging, which isn't often, I like to ask people what they were doing in 1983, 1993, or 2003? Because I was working 40+ hours a week for decades, paying sometimes pretty high taxes and paying into medicare & social security. Anyone who complains about me & their tax money can kiss my substantial ass. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, the calloused attitudes towards those who suffer hardship get on my very last nerve! Don't people realise THEY could be without a job due to circumstances beyond their control?. Don't people realise that the economy isn't exactly robust right now, and hasn't been for a good few years? Don't people realise that there are those who have no immediate or maybe even extended family... more... - JB
Some mundane tasks that you might take for granted have often been difficult for me. So I'm quite pleased with the amount of STUFF I'm getting done these days.
21 years ago my very best dog, Brandy, was born. I miss her <3
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
right there baby, yeah, right there… -
right there baby, yeah, right there…
Crying my eyes out at 4 am because 3 months is not enough time. I can't stop thinking that we're gonna be homeless again.
OK. Deep breaths. *gentle hugs* - Pete : Team Marina
How can we help? - Mo Kargas
Oh honey. I'm so sorry you're in this situation. Are there no organizations locally that can help? *big big hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I don't know. Convince landlords that someone on section 8 who has dogs can be a good tenant? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The only advice I'm getting is take my dogs to the shelter. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Is it really hard to find section 8 that will allow dogs? - Jenny H. from Android
Yes. And I'm lying and saying I only have two. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
People who own houses in decent neighborhoods are reluctant to rent to people with a section 8 subsidy because they think they won't maintain the property or be good neighbors. Crime spikes in a neighborhood, people blame it on section 8. So far the only place I've seen that didn't have "no dogs" in the listing was a raggedy little house with a questionable fence, right next to what appears to be a popular illegal dumping site, and had (maybe gang?) graffiti everywhere on the block. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's no good. :( - Jenny H. from Android
That's tough. Did the landlord just add the no-pet clause? If so, you might want to check to see if California has laws against that. If they don't, I know it's tough but you might want to start looking for good homes for your dogs. You have to do what is right for your son. I'm so sorry. - Shevonne
((((((Starmama)))))) - vicster: full-bodied
Do you need a reference? I'll speak up for you, you know. *more hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
The landlord won't paint the house so the housing authority will cancel my voucher if I don't find another place by the end of November. I've been trying to find homes for 2 of the dogs for nearly 3 years. I know literally zero people who are responsible pet owners who want chihuahuas. The shelters are overrun with them and they're euthanized in pretty high numbers. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And I can't even keep my appts straight or keep up with the housework or my medicine or all the things due, how the fuck am I gonna do this? I don't even have gas to go anywhere half the month, how I'm gonna look? Pay owners $20 or more each for credit checks that tell them my credit's horrendous? packing? Organizing? I've barely begun & I'm falling the fuck apart. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Any way to negotiate with the landlord to knock off some of your rent if you round up some volunteers to paint? - Trish R
Paint a 2 story house free? Probably needs old paint removed first. And scaffolding and everything? Don't see that happening for free. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dude obviously don't give a fuck about us he don't deserve nothing free anyway - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe a chihuahua-specific rescue organization can help you find good homes for the dogs (if you need to do that to be able to get a Section 8 rental that works)? - Spidra Webster
Go to local pet stores in neighborhoods you would actually want to live in, and hang a sign on their bulletin board, asking for an apartment, Sec-8 & pets ok. Be honest and say exactly what you have in the way of pets (amount, size, breed, etc.). - April Russo
I read it could cost $2000 to $4000 and up to paint a two story house. I would donate $200 but i don't think that would get you very far. :( - Todd Hoff
I think April has a good idea, maybe people who like dogs already would be more open. maybe a few references can change some "no dog" people's minds? - Heather
I don't know if there's anything similar in the East Bay but in SF there's an SF Chihuahua Meetup. I know it's not easy for you to get to SF but maybe you know someone who can do it for you. That could be a good place to network for prospective dog owners. I think it's really difficult to rent in the Bay Area with a dog even if it's not Section 8, unfortunately. But I think April's idea is a good one if there's a chance of finding a Section 8 landlord who's fine with dogs. - Spidra Webster
I'm so so sorry. It's just so unfair. I can offer help moving if needed. And boxes. And maybe help finding a home for your dogs? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'm sorry. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Big squeezey hugs xx - Melly - #TeamMarina
If someone could take Daisy & Violet to a no kill shelter that'd help. I've been emailing orgs but no response yet. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Are they both chihuahuas? How old are they? If you can send a photo, I'll reach out to some friends who are dog-friendly. <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'd like a photo of the dogs too, Mandy. I can put the word out on ExploreSacto's Twitter account. - Corinne L
I really want them to go to a rescue, because I haven't socialized or trained them well. There's a go fund me veterinary fund with about $100 so I can include $50 with each dog toward spaying. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
OK, I'll put the word out here. - Corinne L
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus -
Last time I was looking for a place, the housing authority rental listings were three or more stapled pages, front & back. Today they have half a page of 2 bdr listings, & only 5 are actually within the 2 bdr voucher price limit. Why even have a $2000 apt on the list if the price maximum is $1365? Stupid dummies.
Ugh. I swear it's to pad it out, since they know that there's next to no listings. - Jennifer Dittrich
That's what I told another lady in the waiting room. Scanless. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
They direct you to gosection8 dot com, but even that only gave me 22 listings. Mostly apartments, no dogs. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Craigslist postings are so polite. We're sorry but we cannot accept section 8 vouchers at this time. Fuck y'all. At all times. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
First week of searching has turned up zero units that accept dogs.
:( hang in there - Steve C Team Marina
:( I hope you find something. *hugs* - Tamara J. B.
Jayden's been watching the 70s TV Incredible Hulk. He is very critical of the production and special effects. But he likes the use of a more human-sized Hulk. "in real life he would probably look more like that than gigantic Hulk hopping around planets."
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