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wholderman's picture
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 2:21pm

Well, well, well, my precious husband got a speeding ticket on Monday! And he says I need driving lessons? I feel vindicated!


jtaylor's picture
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 8:16am

Been inside jail twice -- best kind of visits -- before one opened in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the 1970s and before Fresno's "mail jail" opened in 1989. Antiseptic and eerie.


Heard one Fresno County supervisor say a few years ago that all jail food should be concocted into a single biscuit, and that inmates should be forced to pedal bicycles that would somehow generate electricity. Kind of a "must work for food" thing.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 12:50pm

I figure I know about as much about being a grandfather as I do about appreciating acorns. So it was a good thing I got an education, of sorts, about both last weekend in the mountains of El Dorado County, east of Sacramento.


Lesson Ouch: It's better that the really large and hard acorns hit the roof of a fire engine rather than your head. Learned that one while hauling folding chairs from a fire department for use at a baby shower. Finding spiders up the pants' leg was wisdom gained later.


wholderman's picture
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 6:01pm

"...Youuuuu need to be quiet" I said to my husband as I was coming to a stop light. He was obviously the passenger and indicated I was driving too "jerky"...I was thinking-"I'll show you jerky"...mmmm, I should have gunned it when the light turned green!


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 12:34pm

Here's why I disqualify myself from running for public office:



  • I hate phrases like "staying on message."

  • I love showing up early to events.

  • I really do turn off my cell phone(s) and computer(s) at a set time.

  • I really do try to read everything that comes my way.

  • I have a 14-year-old dog that can read my mind and physically blocks me when I don't spent more time with her.