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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Few Breakfast Recipes



Brown Rice Breakfast
Cook rice according to directions. Use 2 cups cooked rice, chopped dates, slivered almonds, drizzle with almond/coconut blend milk, add stevia or agave if desired.

Baclava Breakfast
Plain yogurt, cover with plain bite-size shredded wheat, drizzle honey, add walnut bits.

Uncooked Oatmeal Breakfast
Take 5-minute oatmeal, add sliced banana, chopped apple or pear, sliced kiwi, raisins, nuts of choice, almond/coconut blend milk.

April 18, 1906, San Francisco Earthquake













































































































Sunday, April 15, 2012

One Century Since RMS Titanic Sinks





























In the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City after hitting an iceberg. It sank in less than three hours. If only it had hit straight on the ship may have held up.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Twenty-Year Anniversary with City




I looked it up in my journal and April 7 I got my first civil service position with the City and today is the closest work day to that anniversary. I started as class 1424 in 1992 and when I began a new position in 2000 I worked in class 1426, higher rank, higher pay. I'm content where I'm covering Unit U43 and July 2 will be my five-year anniversary with them in DHS where I've been since 2004. Food is non-stop, I shop at lunchtime including farmers market every Wednesday and there are regular free concerts in City Hall. Life is good.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A's 8 GIANTS 1, April 4, 2012









I got the afternoon off and walked to AT&T Park with my $6 ticket from Sunset Events found in the morning. At least there was no rain and it was sunny. The wind reminded me of the song Whip It. The flags at VR 304 were whipping to the point I hoped they wouldn't dislodge and fly off into the bay. The stadium filled to near capacity and I was in time for The National Anthem which actually starts 15 minutes earlier than game time at 12:45. I had my binoculars and scoped out catcher Buster Posey and in the 8th inning pitcher Brian Wilson as well as the lovely Oakland Temple that graces the hills. I froze the entire game in the shade, ate my cheese sandwich and had a good time watching the Giants lose. :( I had never seen a Giants/A's game and they were hitting them to the stands. I was reminded of another song, One is the Loneliest Number, as the Giants ended with one run. I don't know if gulls tell time and knew the game was ending or whether when the stands emptied it was safe to swoop in but come they did at 3:45 making the game three hours and two minutes, as announced. Then I started picking up discarded Giants cups to clean and have in my drawings box at the family reunion June 9. Everyone loves them. I petted a police horse on my way to Red's Java House for my chili cheese fries eating out on the patio. I stopped to read a couple chapters on my walk along The Embarcadero to catch my train home. I saw the full moon (April 6) in the evening blue sky, the cows in the field by the station and fell into my car utterly exhausted and ready for a bath. Good times.