Feb 2017 Wrap up
Hung out with the fabulous Rikki Cheese, Locq & Toxi from Sin City Bounty. February 14
Met a local Las Vegas comic: Louie Bruce February 21
Lunch with moms; fishball soup #spongy #notbungholes
Normal Guay Teow
Thin rice noodles served with slices of steak and Thai meatballs in a brown broth.topped with bean sprouts, green onions, cilantro, fried garlic, sugar, red pepper, fish sauce, soy sauce, and whatever the heck you want to throw in.
I learned a wonderful new word
(noun) Originated from Ancient Greece, nepenthe is described as something, which can make you forget your heartache, grief or suffering. (via wordsnquotes)
and I realized I have a lot of things in my life that I can classify as nepenthe
My heart was broken this month. Someone whom I loved dearly, instead of bringing an issue they had to me, chose a different way to handle it. I was crushed that this was the path they had chosen. Even moreso since the ensuing chaos has defamed another person I love and cherish. I have asked myself many times over the course of these past few days, what, if anything, could I have done to engender more trust by this individual. When I have an issue with something someone said or did, I go to the source, always to the source. I thought this was known protocol... or rather, I would have hoped that this was the protocol I have tried to instill in those around me. After days of ruminating, I realize it wasn't something I did or could have done. It was a knee-jerk reaction on their part. I am disappointed.
Because of the chaotic aftermath of the above story, I thought I would offer up a sounding board if anyone had any questions about some of the heinous social media posts that they had been seeing. I offered up the simple,
"Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have."
After an innumerate amount of private messages, and several public questions that made me pull out my dusty tarot cards, I finally had to close the thread but I have to say, it was a fun Saturday.
I'll have to do it again soon.
Our group held a book fair this month. It was awesome and I got these great pictures.
Are You Not Entertained?
Things that entertained me this month.
Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) - Saturday Night Live video
"It took a few insults delivered in a trademark shriek to hammer home that this really was Melissa McCarthy, in drag, capturing the unquestionable essence of a political figure whose public image so far has largely revolved around belligerence, alternative facts, and cinnamon gum. As soon as the assembled audience figured it out, they began cheering, causing McCarthy’s Spicer to berate them once again. “Settle down, SETTLE DOWN!,” she screeched. “Before we begin, I know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start. And when I say rocky, I mean Rocky the movie because I came out here to punch you. In the face. And also I don’t talk so good.” ~quoted from The Atlantic
Feb 4, 2017
When your weekend starts like this, it's gonna be a good time.
The ladies and I were heading out on a short road trip and decided to selfie it just in case we were all lost at once (abducted by aliens, etc). Love these ladies! During the trip we had several conversations, including one about pig bungholes being spongy...
Current convo: balls and bungholes #spongy
Refering to a podcast I had heard from This American Life
Transcript and download available
In my 'On This Day' popped up an article about taking photos when you're fat and how a lot of people who are indeed fat, avoid photos often.
Many years ago, I was quite camera shy because of my weight. That changed. With photos we document our own history; our lives, our loves, our passions, our dreams. I always take several photos now and find the one I like the best. I hope to get selfies with every friend I have and will ever have. :-)
From the article: "Our vanity is no longer enough of a reason to avoid the camera. Life doesn’t wait until you “get thin” enough to capture it. Life is happening... it is happening right now and the only moment we are guaranteed is the one we are living." Click here to read the article from the Huffington Post in full.
I'm totally zen about it now and plan on getting a selfie with every. single. one. of. my . friends.
Selfie Fever Catch-ups
A Memorial For Lou Ocampo
As many of you might know, we lost Lou Ocampo on Thursday, August 21st. Lou was the host of the 7 Leaves Radio Show and Bruce Garrett’s fiancé. She will be greatly missed. Instead of paying for 2 services (one here in Las Vegas and one in California) the family has decided to have a service and mass in California, alone.
This Saturday, August 30 from 4pm-6pm, Bruce, along with Lou’s children will have a small memorial get-together for all of her Las Vegas friends and family. It will be at Bar Kada Avenue; A Filipino Ethnic and Fusion Gourmet Food & Bar Restaurant located at 2605 S Decatur Blvd #120, Las Vegas, NV 89102. Celeste, from Bar Kada, was generous enough to donate space for the event. There will be food and drinks for purchase and some entertainment, as well. Please come down and let’s remember Lou for the wonderful and kind person she was.
Saturday Aug 30 4pm-6pm
Bar Kada Avenue
S Decatur Blvd #120
Las Vegas, NV 89102
In the Southwest corner shopping center
In lieu of flowers, the family could still use help with donations to subsidize funerary and transportation costs. Every $5 & $10 dollars helps.
Bruce has set up accounts at Wells Fargo:
#321270742 and #31409879338
You can your send your check to:
Starship RTC Media
P.O. Box 400371
LV, NV 89140
Please make checks payable to: Starship RTC Media Inc.
Other Life Catch-Ups
It is with the deepest of sorrows that I say goodbye to a most pleasant and kind soul. Lou M. Ocampo shared her love of mankind in her real life and on the radio as host of the 7 Leaves radio show. My thoughts are with Bruce Garrett, her family and friends who I know share in this great sadness. She will be greatly missed.
October 29, 1957 - August 22, 2014
Saturday August 30, 12pm noon will be Lou M. Ocampo's viewing and at 2pm will be the service. ACBS 2457 North Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
I took this photo of Lou during her show on July 17, 2014. She had a great show.
Saturday 05/17/14 Moms and more
I didn't get to see my mom on Thursday because she had the rarity of 3 days off in a row so decided to go on a little vacation. They went out to stateline but returned home without staying over because they had gambled much more than they expected to.
When I saw them Saturday, it was just supposed to be a quick swing-by to pick up a package and to give Brian the details on who requested his info from my Facebook post but moms decided to cook for me.... um..... YAY! Anytime she wants to cook for me makes me so very happy.
As I was talking with Brian about upcoming small job prospects, my mom interjected...
Mom: Who are these people, Ohma?
Me: Just people I know on Facebook, mom.
Mom: Any of them ladies?
Me: Yes, as a matter of fact.
Mom: What do they want?
So I explained to her about what happened when Brian came over and she said:
Mom: So, none of them want my man?
Me: Uh... no, mom, your man will be fine.
Mom: They better not or I kick all you friends' ass, okay Ohma?
Me: Okay, mom.
Sunday 04/27/14 The Geek Lounge
The Geek Lounge ends it's two year show at www.VegasAllNetRadio.com to start podcasting from the Sci-Fi Center. I was the first guest the guys had so they invited me to be on the very last show. It was great fun! They plan on offering a lot more than jyst a weekly podcast so stay tuned to their website for upcoming changes! I plan on being on some of those podcasts so I'll let you know when to listen in for sure! Their website is www.Geekata.com
Then I went over to The Fremont Street Experience Neonopolis where the Songkran Las Vegas festival was being held. Here is some basic info:
"Songkran is for many Nations. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Sri Lanka, Yunnan and more.
Deriving from the Sanskrit language, the word Songkran means to pass or to move into. In this context, the meaning implies the passing and the moving of the sun, the moon and the other planets into one of the zodiacal orbits.The Grand Songkran Festival which falls in Aries indicates the new era of the Thai New Year.
Thai people will find time to perform their annual rites of showing respect to their ancestors. Thais pay respect to their elders by sprinkling their hands with scented water.
The most famous aspect of the Songkran celebrations is the throwing of water. The custom originates from spring cleaning aspect of Songkran. Part of the ritual was the cleaning of images of Buddha. Using the 'blessed' water that cleaned the images to soak other people is seen as a way of paying respect and bring good fortune.
Read more here: http://songkran2014.com/songkran-history/
and here: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/thailand/songkran.php
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Everyone has a story to tell; sometimes several, including me. Here are some stories from my life and from others.
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