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December 31, 2018

Happy New Year 2019 from the AlAboutNothing Team

The team at AlaboutNothing wishes everyone out there in cyberland a very Happy New Year 2019 and we are optimistic that this coming year will be one the POTUS wished never happened.

Something we do annually is a “New Year wish” list, but instead of listing of several items, we poll all the team members for one line.  We then submit all the answers and then take a vote.  The winner this year comes from a slogan used in years gone by and it is:

Follow your dream!  Let NOTHING stop you.

We have nothing else to add except once again, Happy New Year and stay safe.  We also want to thank everyone for visiting this site and we send blessings out to all.

^^^If you read our post and quit smoking please donate the money you save to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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December 27, 2018

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Filed under: Consumer,General Nothing — alaboutnothing @ 12:34 am
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All of us here at Alaboutnothing send out a huge MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone we know and everyone we will know.

We do believe in the saying that some may consider a cliché, but we do believe that “Give and you will receive back may times over.”

We will be on Santa Clause watch and tracking his progress on Twitter.

We have nothing to add except to ask you to keep the thought “Peace on earth and good will to man.”  Many blessing go out to all of you and especially to the men and women serving this country in foreign lands,  If it wasn’t for them, we might not have the freedom to celebrate like we do.

December 22, 2018

Christmas Shopping 2018

Shopping is usually not at the top of our list except at Christmas.  We like to wish everyone Merry Christmas as we move about the stores or when we are standing in line to meet Santa.  We stand in line for people who might need to use the washroom or run an errand.  Of course we ask everyone we are going to get a present for and they all, yes all, answer “I have no idea.”  This Christmas we want nothing except a card and a hug.  We have converted to a minimalist.  We have everything we need and if something comes up where we need something special, the Universe usually sends what we need.

We do remember the one Christmas that pushed us to our limits.  The special child we were buying for wanted one of those toys that come out at Christmas and this time it was hotter selling than free money.  The think ahead professional shoppers ere all on the store lists that give them first choice.  We did try calling, but the wait for an agent for most stores was an hour and the music was a radio station that was not exactly on the channel so you got static and music.  So we packed food and strong coffee and we had a list of stores loaded in our GPS.  One by one the only open space was about a mile away from the entrance, the store was crawling room only, and of course they were out of what we were looking for.  Six hours later we completed the GPS list and stopped to think about where to go next.  So we meditated and focused on the toy.  We did get an answer form the meditation, but the store that came up was a Christmas ornament store just down the street where we lived.  Because we trust, off we went and parked in front, there were not too many people, and they had what we were looking for.  It was almost overwhelming how happy we were.  We found out that they had received the toy by accident and because they knew it was popular so they kept the load.  Mission accomplished and we took an oath that from now on we will be shopping on-line only.

Someone mentioned shopping on “Black Friday” and that brought a fond memory to mind when we were driving for Uber.  We picked up a couple of people that were going from Palo Alto to downtown San Francisco at about noon.  The rout was 101 North to downtown, about 35 miles.  They did mention that they expected the traffic to be heavy and we had no idea what it was like.  To the surprise of all of us the minute we got on 101 these was hardly any traffic at all.  Then came the miracle, once we got up to speed we did not touch the brakes until we were exiting the 101.  We have taken this rout many times and when we say miracle, we mean miracle.  After the couple exited and we were on the way back the same thing happen and the traffic was so light that the closest car in front of me was a good mile away.  We should have taken a picture but we were to busy enjoying a once in 1,000,000,000,000 experience.  Nothing in our entire Uber experience ever came close again except the time we were crossing Death Valley, but that wasn’t in an Uber.  The cool thing about that experience was two F-104’s buzzed our car about 200 feet off the ground.  We think they were showing us what “real” speed was even though we were going 120 MPH.  We got their point.

So to any of you who are last minute shoppers thinking you are going to get a deal, we hope you do, because there are another million others doing the same thing.  Promise you will take your time and wish everyone a Merry Christmas with a smile and the karma should be enough that you will get what you want.

Karma Driving Hint:  Back in the day when we did a lot of driving a driver cuts us off we would go into a tirade curing and carrying on for at least 10 minutes.  Then we were watching a show and a person said that instead of throwing a fit when someone cut them on they said to the other driver through the windshield “God bless you and great job of driving!”  That’s all and no tirade.  Two seconds and done.  The traffic Gods will smile and you will get great Traffic Karma.

We want to thank all of our subscribers for supporting our site and we hope to see some of you along the way.  Please be safe and cheerful because others will probably join you.

We have nothing to report at this time except to send some warm weather to Half Moon Bay and the entire bay area.  Many blessing to all.

December 19, 2018

Project Baseline – Make Your Mark on Map of Human Health

Several weeks ago we applied for Project Baseline link and to our delight we were accepted.  This is a research project that will monitor 10,000 people all over the United States for five years.  The main participants in the Bay Area are Stanford Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Google, and Verily.  This coincides with our Universal Mission to make a difference in humanity and elevate the spiritual vibration of everyone we meet.  This is a win / win project.

Our first appointment was Monday and we had an awesome Uber Drivers named Robert.  Right off, it was like Robert and I had know each other forever and as we progressed along the route when we were on North 101 agreed that we were suppose to meet and had a great conversation.  We talked about how we were all connected and we discussed my Belief System which we have now named “Oneism”.  So if we use “Oneism”: you will know what we are talking about and the next post will be a reminder of what it means.

We arrived at the Project Baseline Stanford Office and we wished Robert a great Christmas.  We love to know about other peoples experience and Robert’s was really interesting.  The entire trip was a learning experience for both of us.

Prior to coming for our appointment Project Baseline had sent several emails about what the first appointment was going to cover over the six to seven hours.  (Free lunch and it was great).  Christine (Fake name) greeted us.  I noticed that Christine looked like she was 14 years old and because we had to know, so we asked Christine is she was in her teens.  She laughed and said she was in her late twenties.  I said “you would be a tough date because you would be getting carded everywhere you went.”  Christine then explained that we would start by filling out several forms, like consent forms etc.  Then go do blood work, measure height and get weight, and other tests.  Then at the end of the day we went over the devices that they provided to take with us.  First the “smart watch” that is worn 24/7 and once a day we are required to take an ECG (We took it just now).  The watch has the time, date, and takes the ECG and that’s all.  Then at night we put the watch in a “charging dock” that sends the data, sync’s the watch, and charges it.  The other device is “Easy Sense live” which is a flat device that is placed under our mattress under where our heart would be when we are asleep.  This device streams data 24/7.  Once placed you are done.

At the end of the day Christine surprised us with a T-Shirt, water bottle, a very nice carrying bag, and folder to hold our brochures and devices to take with us.  Christine did mention that they are still looking for additional candidates in the Bay area so if your interested please go to this link >>> Projectbaseline.com <<<<<.   We must say that Christine was awesome and answered every question we had, was clear in explaining all the tests and documents, has a great sense of humor, and of course be the end of the day we had he doing Mindfulness Meditation and visiting this site.  Then there was Lisa who took an hour to go over our heath history from day 1.  All the operations we had since birth.  We of course discuss meditation and we told her about the “Insight Meditation Center” (Click on name for link) in Redwood City where we went to learn Mindfulness Meditation.  On the link is the schedule of classes and there is another link to all the teachings via audio.  You can read the description and listen to the teaching or download it and it’s all free.  There were other folks that we neglected to get their names, but we will follow up with getting their names on our next visit.  Everyone was awesome and we are looking forward to our next appointment.  The lady that did the breath test said her bull dog (Cute picture) was having an issue with her hip, so we asked her name and it is “Marlyn Monroe”. (Big laugh).  We volunteered to send some healing Reiki Energy to Marlyn.

A few days later we received a phone call from our “Baseline Buddy”, which is a person we can call with any questions or complaints we might have.  Our buddies name is Zelda and she has answered every question we have had and if she can not answer, she will follow up when she gets the answer.  To Zelda’s boss Angela, “Zelda is awesome.  Please give her a gold star!”.

Then it was time to go and we wished everyone seasons greeting and reinforced the need to meditate.  This time my Uber ride was with Dmitry who was Russian  and was in the USA for 3 years.  He and his family came here asking for and getting asylum because he was a dissident and was worried about his health in Russia.  The conversation started off slowly and we chatted as we progressed.  Then just when we started to cross the bay on RT-92 there was an accident on the bridge and we were re-routed to the RT-84 bridge which was almost back were we started.  So of course we said “Dmitry you know why this happened?  It’s because we are suppose to continue this conversation and discuss meditation.  Poof!  It was like old friends meeting after not seeing each other for many years. He even mentioned that usually the traffic is terrible this time of day (5;00 PM) but its like traffic is getting out of our way.  (We did not tell him that we sent out an intention to have our “Traffic Angels” to clear the way as needed).  We both agreed that we were suppose to meet and even though the possibility for a second ride was next to impossible, we might just meet again, because in our Universe nothing is impossible.

So that’s the end of the day and we could feel the great energy flowing from meeting all these amazing people.

Please if you out there in Cyber-land know of anyone that would like to volunteer for Project Baseline please send them to the web site. We are dedicating this post to Jane who we supported through her chemo and she has now become our hero.

We have nothing else to report except we now have a mission to meet everyone in our “Soul Group” (search site for definition).  In order for the Soul Group to flourish spiritually we need to meet everyone and others outside the group.  When we share we not only grow, but so does the group and the individual we are sharing with if they are not in our group.  This leads to the vibration of Mother Earth getting raised and this is another mission we are on.  We have asked on a prior post for people to send Mother Earth as much positive energy as possible.  Several folks are doing this, but we must add by getting out there and meet as many people as possible and report our experience here to share with all of you.

Thank you all for your support and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019.

Namaste

December 15, 2018

Discovery Channel Reality show “Border Live”

The promotion on this is “see whats really going on at the Mexican Border” with the migrants crossing the boarder.  It suppose to be live, but we tuned in to the first episode and it was “TAPED”.  We we watching at night and they were working is broad day light.

Now if you think they are going to show you everything, then you are as delusional as Donnie Trump.  You think you will see the Border Patrol or I.C.E. tearing children away from their parents?  Or placing the children in camps created for men and then the children dying of dehydration like the little girl a few days ago.  The Trump Administration blamed the dad, but when they were fact checked it turned out the little girl was put in a camp created for men and so far away from any help in case of an emergency, she had no chance.  Have you seen the Border Patrol shooting tear gas in to the crowds?  Of course not.  Have you seen the thousands of migrants purposely being delayed entry by the Trump Administration and put in large holding areas?  No way.  Have you seen the Border guys dragging children in to those so called “Detention Facilities”, which are actually detention camps like Hitler used on the Jews.

Join with us in boycotting this so called reality show, when it it gets to real, the editors take over, or the cameras are forced to be shut off.  If you watch this show then you agree with Trump border policy of child separation and migrants coming here fleeing death in their country.

What happened to “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

We have to assume the Discovery Channel agrees with the current border policy thats why they put this garbage on the air.  We do support the Border Patrols purpose, as it was before this “Nazi” like policy has been put in place.  We pray every day for the migrants and the children coming to a country that promises them freedom.

We have nothing else except to ask all of you out there to not only boycott this show, but to call your (Mainly GOP) Congressmen and Senators too voice your opposition.  Thanks for all our supporters and we hope the holidays bring many blessings.

December 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Aaron !!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON and we hope you have the greatest birthday since forever!

We have nothing else to report except to say I love you.

December 10, 2018

New Catch Phrases and other stuff

Since the Pound Sign (#) is now called the “Hashtag” we figured there must be other words that should be replaced because of the “techie” revolution.  The Pound Sign is still call “Pound Sign” by programmers because the symbol is used for masking numeric amounts when programming in BBx and or any other character based languages like Foo-Man Choo, Innie Meenie Miney Moo, Sweet & Sour, Your It, and the world famous and all encompassing Pig Latin.

So here are our picks and we officially copyright them as of December 10, 2018, just in case we see them used without authorization, or blatantly used without any concern to the people who are actually effected.  (Should we use affected here?)

A few years ago our left elbow started hurting like it was sprained and it was starting to impair our movement so we made an appointment and went to the doctor.  After some minor tests the doctor said “You have Tennis Elbow”.  We said, “Doctor we have not played tennis in decades.”   The doctor said “That’s the name for what you are experiencing.”  We said “Then doctor we have a new name for this because we know what caused it.”  We said “It now officially “Tablet Elbow” because this is the arm we hold our table with when we are using it and we are on our tablet for hours per day.”  We are guessing that there are many of you out there in cyber-land that may have gone though this and now you know what it’s called.  The cure is a athletic bandage wrap and Ibuprofen as needed.  It did take several weeks before it went away, and we have not experienced it since.

Are next offering is about this blog.  We have not posted anything for a long time because there is so much going on that we simply could not decide on what to post. A friend said “You might have writers block.”   We thought for a few minutes and said “We are not writers like one would think. We are bloggers so we must have “Bloggers Block”!  Yes, in this day and age where Bloggers are all over the place on the web, this has to be the new name!  In short “BB” would describe it to other bloggers and they would know what we are talking about.  Now if you’re a “writer”, then you can still use the “writers block”, but if you attempt to use “Bloggers Block” then you might be prosecuted for misdirection of a “catch phrase” and it could destroy your reputation.  Of course, if your both, then that will be taken in to consideration by the Blogger Detectives handling your case.  We can feel the stress of millions of Bloggers out there in cyber-land going away because we now have identified this common illness and now they can get on with their lives and stop “milling about” (Archangel Michael used “milling about” in the movie “Michael” when he was describing how it was before he invented “standing in line”).

If you noticed above where we asked “Should we use Affected here?” This is another phrase we want to bring to your attention.  If you have read our blogs over the years you have noticed we are, wait for it, we are “Grammar Challenged”.  We are often corrected by our friends who are professional super spellers or “anal” perfect grammar self appointed authorities mostly with a sun sign of “Gemini” or “Virgo”. These people are usually “writers” who look down on “bloggers” as an inferior form of communication and should be control by some made up Department of Grammar.  Our point is if the reader knows what you are talking about, then we don’t need to take a decade of grammar classes just to use a mere word correctly when in fact we probably use the word once in a lifetime.  (Wonder how many “writers” clicked out of this post here?)  We do believe “Words Matter” but not all and not always.  If it matters then we go to Google and look it up.  In some of our posts we invited the readers to correct us and we have “never” received a spelling or grammar correction.  Our readers are the smartest gramarist (actual word) in the Universe.

Now we bring to your attention another catch phrase that make up back in the 90’s, and have often used to describe the reading of misspelled words. When someone asks how we read something misspelled we say “We read “typoese” and are have been fluent readers for years. We found back in the 90’s that hanging around in Over-Forty chat rooms on AOL the spelling was not very good and the text was moving so fast you not only had to be a fast reader, but you had to quickly figure out what they meant and it was usually nothing of meaning, so we would just move on.  Usually at the end of the paragraph it was clear what they were saying. If you want to know our AOL screen-name email us, we might have met in a room or up in the loft and took a gondola ride. (Hidden meaning)

Because our career was as a software developer we usually worked with the IT Departments of our clients and there was one phase we bust a gut laughing about.  It was when a user would send a “fix ticket” asking where the “any” key was.  It was when a message would display on an application they were using saying “Hit any key to continue.”  We would sit in meeting just laughing out asses off.  Eventually we figured out that the users were sending these on purpose, or at least we hoped they were.  If you were one of the users we apologize for laughing, please forgive us. (Karma adjustment).  Obviously we had nothing better to do.

We have some great stories about IT, but that is for a later post. Especially the story of when all the IT departments of Starchwood Adult Toys in the country were on a conference call with corporate in NY.  There were probably several hundred people on a “live” call.  A small office in AZ where there was one guy on the call that did not realize that anything he said would broadcast throughout all the connections.  Someone in his office evidently stopped by and asked him if he wanted to go for a round of golf?  He then said, wait for it, “I am on a F***ing conference call with corporate and barely staying awake, so I can’t go.”  We heard it and so did everyone else and it happen to be a satellite office of the office where we were.  Everyone at the table looked at each other with eyes raised and mouths open.  People ran out the door laughing loudly.  There was a VP in the room that immediately got up and left.  Rumor has it that the guy in AZ was gone the next day.

We have nothing to report at this time except to thank all of you that read our posts and hopefully we have taught you how to read “typoese”.  Did this advance your career?  If it did, please donate a chunk of change to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis TN.  Thanks to all our readers and we look forward to using lousy grammar to enhance your lives and make you feel good that you are not the only grammar impaired person in the Universe.

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