2015 Chinese New Year Dim Sum Feast

The girls from my sit ‘n’ stitch group, my parents and I all met at The Golden Dragon Restaurant in Chinatown, Los Angeles for a dim sum brunch yesterday. My cousin introduced me to this restaurant and it is one of my favorites. The atmosphere and the food literally transport me to China. According to the last picture, we definitely had our fill.

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New Cock In The Neighborhood

Big Rooster

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On The Good Side of the EDD

Employment Development Department

source: sacramento.cbslocal.com

A couple of days ago I received a NOTICE OF STATUS OF WAGES. The Investigation Response, which was a result of having been contacted by the EDD Tax Auditor was as follows:

An Employee/Employer relationship existed and the Customer Service Sales Associate & Instructor of Crochet was determined to be a Common Law Employee per section…Services as a customer Service Sales Associate and Instructor of crochet were in subject employment per Section…The claimant worked on a continuous basis from 9/2013 through 10/2014. Wages were allowed as follows in accordance with…

As I have stated previously, I was in complete disbelief that I had not qualified for unemployment insurance and believe that due to the fact that an EDD Tax Auditor had to get involved, meant that The Knitting Tree, L A, had disputed my claim and may have even denied me ever being an employee. If that is the case, that response to me as a person was a total overreaction to the supposed reasons given for my termination.

Today I received a NOTICE OF AMENDED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AWARD. The points that stuck out to me are that I will collect unemployment for 52 weeks; I thought it was only for 26 weeks. Perhaps that is a punishment against The Knitting Tree, L A for having tried to be sneaky – I do not know for sure.

I am so grateful that during this whole time, I have kept my side of the street clean and attribute that fact to matters resolving in my favor. Call me dense, but I do not like to assume anything and this notice does not explicitly state that I have qualified for unemployment insurance. Mom thinks I will collect as it specifies “award.” When I get my first check, I am going to jump for joy!

Thank you God.

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The Stuff Of Which Dreams Are Made

Downtown Los Angeles

I had to get a toy and the only place in Los Angeles I could find it was at a toy store at 1 Pepper Run. As it was close to closing time, I assumed it had to be near the intersection of 1 Avenue and 1 Street, in downtown Los Angeles, so I headed over with Sheldon Cooper and my sister. We hopped on a bus that fortunately had a stop at First and First. We deboarded and still had to find Pepper Run. After walking a block in one direction, we were unsuccessful. At this point, we entered a building, which house a beauty salon/brothel and a cinema. While my sister was more interested in determining the clientele of the beauty salon (Jennifer Aniston), I decided to enter the cinema, hoping they would show local footage and I might discern where to find Pepper Run.

As I left the cinema, I encountered a down-on-her-luck woman who tried to help. LIGHTBULB! I asked her if she knew anyone with a computer, where I could look up the address. She suggested a friend of her’s – who was undesirably ill – in the institution where she lived. After donning face masks for unpleasant odors, we entered the woman’s room through a nexus of walls that kept changing. The women were very helpful. In the corner, Kathleen, a friend of mine, was sitting knitting. The funny thing was that as they ladies were looking up my destination – which later turned out to be within a secluded community called Glastonbury, the original downtown, it dawned on me that I could have looked up that information on my phone. I offered to donate some handmade crochet/knit items to their facility to thank them. With assistance navigating my exit through the mobile walls, I finally found my sister and Sheldon Cooper fighting on the tree-lawn (a new word I learned from Michael Symon on The Chew, which is defined as the area in front of a house that abuts the curb, where trees are grown) because my sister had compared Sheldon to cross between C3PO and Pee Wee Herman (a comparison drawn by Howard Wolowitz on the show The Big Bang Theory).

Talk about wild dreams.

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Mike Is An Idiot

First of all, when was the last time you broadcasted your internet connection speed to all your neighbors?

Secondly, why is he letting all the neighbors into his house. Is he that desperate for companionship? He obviously lives alone, ’cause I don’t see any family around, or a wife to contend with regarding his visitors. Maybe he’s going to drug them and have an orgy?

Lame!

By the way, make sure Time Warner Cable informs you that you will need a specific modem to handle the speed. I recently upgraded from 100 mbps to 200 mbps and started getting connection interruptions. When I called to inquire, I was informed that I needed a new modem. Why didn’t the representative who gladly handled my upgrade inform me as such…greedy capitalists!

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Don’t Be The Same; Be Together

This is the newest Android commercial. I saw it the other night and absolutely loved it! I suppose by buying An android phone you will be different – I’m not buying it. I appreciate the message in correlation to the video more. Mojo and I are different, but we are together and the bond is strong.

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My New Facebook Friend

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I was looking for new FarmVille neighbors on the FarmVille Fan page and saw his profile pic. Mmm, mmm, mmm! He instantly accepted my friend request, most likely because my FarmVille profile photo is Charlie Brown and Snoopy. This guy loves himself almost as much as I lust him. He loves posting images of himself on Facebook, constantly changing his profile pic and I love looking at them. What do you think?

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The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life

source: impawards.com

SYNOPSIS

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.

Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

Source: Official Movie Website

REVIEW

Better than I expected. I love all the color, the characters and the music arrangements. There were a few moments where I actually laughed out loud. Cute and very entertaining.

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Justin Bieber: Calvin Klein

No matter how much of an idiot Justin is, I would love just one night with him. He bears my favorite name of late. Those lips and eyes just beckon to me…

Justin Bieber

source: usmagazine.com

Justin Bieber

source: mumbrella.com.au

Justin Bieber

source: nydailynews.com

And then there are some pictures, where I believe Justin’s package was photoshopped to be more impressive.

Justin Bieber

source: bicara.co.id

Justin Bieber

source: revue.idnes.cz

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Luke Evans: Dracula Untold

I just realized that Luke Evans was in Immortals, as well, but hi looks even better in Dracula Untold; perhaps because he is older and more manly. that square jaw of his reminds me of my nephew’s neighborhood friend and my barber, Justin. Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Luke Evans

Luke Evans

source: nimifab.com

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