Monthly Archives: January 2010

Getting Hung up on Basic Phone Rate Increases

  Remind me someday to tell you my experiences with AT&T.  But for now, here are some interesting and frightening statistics:   AT&T customers saw their monthly rate for basic residential phone service jump 22% this month to $16.45. The … Continue reading

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Hey!! It’s Me…. Bonnie!

What a disppointing birthday! I was the birthday girl two days ago.  And what do I get??  Some chintzy little toy!!  I still make sure the boys don’t play with it.     Yeah, it was fun for a few … Continue reading

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Curling sweeps elegantly into his life

  Who Knew? Curling in Southern California?     Yes! the Winter Olympics are only 2 weeks away!!   Members of the Hollywood Curling Club sweep the stone into position. The club, which started two years ago, is one of five … Continue reading

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No Bull: Riding ’em Can Hurt so Good!!!

  Today was the second day in a row that it was sunny, cool and pleasent here in SoCal.  Finally drying out before the next, smaller storm, arrives on Tuesday.  I won’t have to water my yard or garden for … Continue reading

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You must be this tall to enter the ark

The rains are GONE!!  Today it’s clear, sunny and beautiful so I thought I would post another column by you know who.   By Chris Erskine January 23, 2010   "I’m 7," the little guy tells me the other day. … Continue reading

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Today Was Supposed to be Our Last Storm… But

  Today we were forecast to receive occasional light showers with the storms moving out… until next Tuesday.  Instead we had heavy rains, high winds, thunder, lightning, hail, tornados, mudslides, flooding and the local mountains now have 4 feet of … Continue reading

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Last and Largest Storm Until Next Week.

  Well, turns out we received a month’s worth of rain in four days.  We are now ahead of our average for the season and we still have three months to go.  Today’s storm was brutal and more is expected … Continue reading

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