Cool Place Where I work
Posted December 21, 2007

Don't tell me I've gone to the "Dark Side" or start calling me "Darth Marian."  It's true; I'm working for Microsoft now (as a contractor) in Mountain View on their Windows Live Agents team.  It's a very cool place to work!

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Charcoal the Borg
Posted November 30, 2007

So I came home from work and Charcoal came in as he sometimes does.  It was dark...he had dinner then sat on the living room coffee table - a slick spot on his forehead.  Oh great...so I whisked him off to the vet and he came home today looking like this...  

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Come back, TV Writers!
Posted November 10, 2007

Argh!  Just as the 2007 TV season got underway, the TV writers have gone on strike.  I don't blame them for wanting some of the royalties from DVD sales and such.  I say PAY EM THEY DESERVE IT and "we want you guys back!"  

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New Feature: Kitchen Cabinet Recipes
Posted November 3, 2007

This was a flea market find - a recipe book from Sunset called Sunset's New Kitchen Cabinet Cook Book.  The inside cover proclaims "Now for the first time, SUNSET'S NEW KITCHEN CABINET COOK BOOK gives you all of the recipes published over a period of nearly 10 years - from February , 1929 to June 1938!"  WIth scary sounding titles like "Bacon Delight" and "Nest Egg Supper Plate" I will be featuring recipes here.  So hold on to your fork and get ready to measure your cholesterol levels!

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You Might be a Redneck...
Posted September 4, 2007

...if you have your washing machine outside in your front yard hooked to the hose and have a load going...yes, we really did.  A homeowner's nightmare happened and we tested the washer to make sure it wasn't the washer...

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The Outlaws
Posted July 23, 2007

Outlaw bikers gather before the Fremont 4th of July parade...pictured here is Marian "Webmistress" Briones, left, and Joel "Unix" K on the far right....  

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Gary Rides Again
Posted July 19, 2007

Yes, it was the 4th of July and we were in Newark, CA where safe and sane fireworks are legal.  This was pretty darn funny to say the least, and this year we have VIDEO!  

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A Trip Down Memory Lane
Posted July 1, 2007

I was in San Jose today for a HOG function today and decided to take a trip down Memory Lane (more specifically Nomark Court) and headed to see the house I grew up in.  It looks NOTHING like it used to!!!

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Head out on the Highway!
Posted June 4, 2007

I was heading out on a chapter ride with my mom's Bill right behind me - we were heading to our Chapter Picnic in Pleasanton.  Did I mention the route was Pleasanton by way of Tracy? If you are needing directions to get somewhere quick, never ask a biker!

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A Goodbye to E.C. (Extra Cat)
Posted May 29, 2007

This cat arrived at about the same time Ariel did; summer of 2003.  He used to be so afraid of us that he would run away if we even came to the window.  Finally, he got so I could get within 4' of him, but never closer.  He showed up about 10 days ago with a broken front leg, hobbling.  Of course we couldn't catch him or help him.  He succumbed under my office.  I feel sad that he would never let us take care of him properly.  So long, E.C.  See you at the Rainbow Bridge!

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13,000 miles
Posted May 19, 2007

On Mother's Day this year, I rolled 13,000 miles.  It means I've ridden 12,000 since my bike had 1000 miles on it when I got it.

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You don't see something like this often
Posted April 15, 2007

Whoa!  I was on an early morning grocery run this morning and on my way back, I came upon this scene!  It happened around 5am or so, the police said.     

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My Craft Room
Posted January 28, 2007



I FINALLY got around to cleaning out what used to be my office.  I spent the better part of yesterday in there, throwing stuff out, recycling, and putting some things in a 'spring garage sale' box.  It's about TIME I tackled this room; I had made it a new years resolution.

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