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May 26, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

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Today specifically and everyday we honor the fine men and women who have served, and are serving this great country at home and abroad.  Our freedom comes from their commitment to keeping this country free and as you know, it is the home of the brave.

This post is also dedicated to Alfred, Mario, Frank, Jim, and Aaron, all members of the AAN Family that have bravely served in the United States Armed Forces protecting our G-R-E-A-T Democracy.

Nothing else to add right now but a HUGE “THANK YOU” for preserving our freedom!

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April 17, 2018

Belief System / Intentions / Meditation

If our posts have helped you clear yourself from stress, then we have done what we are suppose to be doing.

Over the many years and lives we have developed our own belief system and it’s based on the thousands of books we have read, the video’s we have watched, and the people we have met.  These are all tools that we use for growth, but as we read, watch videos and meet people we only retain what feels right, everything else we reject.  As you read through our posts we suggest you do the same.  We have our path and you have yours, so you have the choice to create your own belief system.  We do not follow any fear based religion, but we honor all that do follow various religions.  It’s called free choice and you were born with it.

So this is where we are now and as we have mentioned, “we love every moment”.  If you notice we say “we” in our writing and this is because we are one with God/The Universe.  Our definition of God is everything that is.  We believe that our universe and all universes for infinity are connected.  We prefer to say The Universe so not to confuse a reader what we are writing about.  God’s name gets over used in organized religions so we wish to be perfectly clear.  The Universe loves everything unconditionally.  We believe in angels, Master Guides (We have three), arch-angels, reincarnation, soul groups, Jesus, Buddha, and all the other guys and gals that have come before us.  We follow a path that has been traveled by millions before us and will be traveled by others for eternity.  We have given ourselves to The Universe for guidance every moment.  We know that The Universe will always be with us and make sure our needs are fulfilled as we follow our path. Because The Universe knows us down to our DNA, The Universe knows how to get our attention as we go along.  On our path our main purpose if to communicate with other humans and share our experiences and learned about theirs.  As we meditate or have breakthroughs (Overcome fear) we always share the energy with all.  This way everyone grows spiritually and will continue growing.  We grow from others following their paths. We believe that we started this path when we were conceived the first time many lives ago.  We have read that for Buddha to attain ascension the count of lives was equal to taking a silk scarf and pulling it across Mount Fuji as many times as it takes to level the mountain.  It takes work and guidance, but the results are awesome.

Where to start?  At the beginning! 🙂  There are things in us that require getting rid of, like all the times our parents told us that we “can’t” do something.  This is usually referred to as “the tapes running in our head”.  It’s the repeated teachings by parents, teachers, etc. when we were young.  We used and are still using intentions that are sent out to The Universe for what we seek.  Intentions are like praying to God and asking for something.  We ask for help when we don’t understand how to get through a fear or we ask for suggestions as to how to complete our next goal.  We get our answers in meditation, when we attain that total silence or The Universe will send the answer through someone or something is our daily life.  We make sure our mind is clear so that when the answer comes we see it.  These days with all the information coming from all directions it gets built up and we clear our mind using meditation.  Something we strongly suggest is to get in to the “moment”.  This was a task we worked hard to get to and through meditation we cleared our entire past memories because it’s really an illusion because everything changes every moment.  What you experienced years ago no longer is the same as it was so in this moment it’s a total illusion. This is where “those tapes are playing” and once we cleared that, we were overcome by the freedom we now had.  With the clearing we replaced all the “crap” with Love energy.  We continue to clear the really deep stuff, and negative energy’s, and balance our Chakra’s (Mentioned in previous posts). We have complete trust in The Universe every moment.

When we go out The Universe first sends us a Uber driver that when we get in the car it seems like we have know the driver all our life and we exchange experiences.  Just last Friday we were telling the Uber driver that this summer we will be going to Mount Shasta to meditate.  “Why there?” he asked.  We said, “Because Mt Shasta is one of four vortexes’ in the USA, the other three being Sedona AZ, Hawaii, and someplace in Virginia.  He immediately wrote the name down and we exchanged phone numbers to keep in touch.  He plans to go for a day our two and we plan to go until we know we are ready to leave.  Where we go next, we leave up to The Universe and look forward to the adventure.  When we arrived at the Stanford Medical Center in Redwood City for tests everyone was awesome (They are the BEST).  Something we do when we go for blood work is when we are called in to the lab we say “Ok!  Who is the vampire that is going to draw our blood?”  We say this with a happy tone and we can feel the energy of everyone get light hearted.  Then the fun starts as everyone joins in and we all create a story about vampires.  Even as our blood was being drawing we were laughing.  We joked with the research girl saying “What are you going to do with the gallon (exaggerated) we are giving you? We will probably be so weak that you will need to drag me out by my pony-tail!” (We are laughing now just thinking about it). We had a great time and laughter is a great release of stress. We said goodbye to all and then something amazing happened.  When we walked out the door and brought up our Uber “AP” to go home, when I hit the button about 10 seconds went bye and we hear “Hey Fred! (my human nickname)  I am over here.”  About 20 feet away was my Uber ride home.  We paused for a moment and thanked The Universe for the prompt service and smiled.  This time another driver that felt like we have known forever.  He told us that in about a month he was moving back home to central Louisiana to become a part time teacher.  He said he like the weather here, but it’s way to busy for him and he missed his family.  We chit chatted about his Uber experiences and when we arrived home we said “God bless you my friend “as we exited the car.

These days this is our “norm”.  After each trip we then meditate and send energy out to all that we met and everyone else in the world.  We thank The Universe for the awesome day and lessons learned.

We could go on and on, but we will post other experiences and of course answer any questions you may have.  Our email address is on the right side-bar.  If you have a special request, then please send us an email.  Just remember have fun with all of this stuff.  If you get to a point where you seem stuck, we have been there many times and we think “this to shall pass” and it does.

We have nothing to add at this time except to welcome all the new subscriptions and thank all the folks who have been with us from the beginning.  We are one my friends. Enjoy!

Namaste

February 24, 2018

Susan Boyle Finale…(A Dream from 2009)

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After I finished watching the finals on Britain’s Got Talent on “utube.com” and I determined that it must have been a tough decision on choosing who should win.  It had to be a popularity contest because how do you compare a group of dancers to a solo singer?  The group named “Diversity” won and based on what I saw, they must have generated more votes just based on the number of people in the group and the age spread probably generated more “younger” votes.

In my opinion Susan should have won based on talent and inspiration to live a dream.  Simon said in an interview I watched, “I don’t think Susan has a clue as to how she has affected the world.”  Piers Morgan said it best to Susan, “You came along when the world was in turmoil and looking for some inspiration and you gave the world that inspiration.”  I agree 100% with that statement.

Even now when I watch that first video of Susan singing “I Dreamed a Dream” (original link not available) I get “goose bumps” just watching and listening.  The first time I watched this video the count was 20 million, then the next time it was 36 million, and then yesterday I watched again and it was 65 million.

Have you watched this video?  Just listen to the comments in the first two minutes of the video. Pay attention to the judgments being made by facial expressions and comments of both the audience and judges.  Were you making any judgments?  If you made that judgment then at the end of the video admitted that your first judgment was completely wrong and now you were going to stop “judging a book by its cover”, then that is how she has changed the “thinking” of the world.  When someone changes another persons thinking by an action taken, that is what I call inspiring, actually I call that a miracle.  Susan took the action by following her dream and appearing on “Britain’s Got Talent”, singing beautifully, and inspiring the audience.

I can think of nothing to add at this point except to wish Susan many blessing on her journey and since I did not see every episode ask, “How far did Stavor’s Flatley” get in the competition.

December 7, 2017

Beer Belly Karma

The people who have known me my entire adult life as 6′ tall 150 lbs. 32″ waist, I was so skinny that when I had hair curled and turn sideways my x-mother-in-law gave me the nickname of “Q-Tip”.

When going out with friends we used to go out to the bars and when we saw a guy with a beer belly we used to crack jokes like “His belly is so big, he had to have a strap of Velcro surgically implanted so he could keep his pants up!”  or “He had a bar of lead implanted in his ass so he would not fall forward for the weight of that enormous belly!”. In those days of hitting the bars in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago there were plenty of beer belly dudes that provided us with hours of laughter.

Then five years ago when I quit smoking food started tasting great.  Most people think that when you  quit smoking you turn to food to replace the cigarettes, and some probably do but not me.  Every piece of food tasted like a feast the most delicious tid-bit.  After six months to celebrate quitting smoking we went to “Sundance – The Steakhouse” in Palo alto.  I all my years of looking for the finest steak, this is where it was found.  we have been here before and we thought it was awesome, but now that food was tasting great, we wanted to go back and the meal was beyond awesome.  It verged on being a orgasmic experience and when we were done I wanted to smoke, but instead I did my Mindfulness Meditation to get past the urge to smoke.  Yes folks, everything tasted better even my favorite junk foods like Gold Fish, Lays Potato Chips (Original), M&M’s, Cheeto’s, Doorito’s, and Frosted Flakes became my go to breakfast food.

The 32″ waist is now 36″. Yes the Karma kicked in and we needed a new wardrobe.  No Velcro or lead bar, but the belt is now one of those that is easily sized.  I tell my friends that I look like I am pregnant, we even got one of those maternity T-Shirts with the arrow pointing down.  Its our way of bringing smiles when walking down the street.

So to all those beer belly guys we made fun of back in the day, we apologize for the comments, and we thank you for the laughs.  There is one beer belly we still make fun of, not because of his belly, its because he is the moron running our country.  His side silhouette is hilarious.

We have nothing else to report except our dating site scam tip is “If the lady is telling you that she is on a mission with UNICEF overseas somewhere in Africa” then lock down your wallet, because she is about to ask you for food money “because she is getting sick from the food provided and needs to buy different food and because she is a volunteer she does not get paid until she gets back home”

Got it! Scam!  Oh you say, “I will send you a check.”, she says, “No, it has to be cash”, so you say “I will FedEx it to you.”,  she says, “No FedEx here, you need to do a bank transfer to my bank account”.  If you do what she says the get ready to be wiped out of your retirement, savings account, and lose your house, wife, kids, car, motorcycle, your girl friend, your mistress, your membership to the country club, and KKK, and everything you have worked for your entire life.  The good news is you can still be a Trump supporter.

Think about it, you are chatting to what you think is a little cutie telling you that you are handsome and sexy, she is sending you sexy pictures, and tells you that as soon as she gets back you will meet and the sparks will fly. In reality you are talking to a guy is a sweat shop somewhere in the world that when he asks you a sexual question and you answer he sends your response to the big screen in the room and everyone laughs at you. Is it worth it?

To all our new followers and soon to be new followers we say Namaste and we hope you get a laugh or two from our posts.  We thank you for staying with us during the good times and the not so good times, which are good times, because this is where we learn and grow. We grateful for everyone and everything in this awesome universe we are all part of.

The nothing staff wishes all says thank you!

July 12, 2016

Time for a Great Leap for Mankind – USA

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The following is from a post on Facebook by a friend Steve Greenberg and I agree 1,000% with what he said:

Food For Thought #5 – I was not yet 5 years old when Martin Luther was killed, I was not yet 6 when we landed on the moon. I grew up in a world in which science and technology is cool and everyone expects to work hard to move us ALL forward. As a society it is our common goal to break down the barriers and create true equality. I grew up in a small, diverse town in which we all were aware of the older generation’s prejudices, but we didn’t share them. I remember the cold war in which we lived in the constant fear of mutual destruction. I remember unsafe cars and foods, rampant pollution, high murder rates, Vietnam and Watergate, oil embargo and crashed economy. We have made a lot of progress, but there is a long way to go. Let’s live up to Martin Luther King’ vision and get to the Promised Land- it is now within reach. Let’s follow the example of that “Great Leap for Mankind” and make Great Leaps of our own forward to where all know we should and can be. It’s right over that next hill….

We have nothing to add except to all Peace and let’s take the leap!

July 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Sydney !

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 We here at the AAN Team Headquarters wish to extend a very Happy Birthday to Sydney and we hope Sydney has the greatest birthday ever.  Also wishing Sydney a Happy Birthday is Gabrielle, Pup- Pup, Pandie, Jenna, Sheepishly, Stripes, Joann, Ray, Pearl Swirl, Bun Bun, Reggie, Nola, Blueberry, Stitch, Teddy, Deery, Red Panda, Peanut, Rocko, Wishful, Daisy, Ice Cude, Sting, Fetch, Halo, Nibble, Pepper, Shelby, Slush, Cancun, Legs, Penny, Swoops, Waddle, Zig-Zag, Safari, Speckles, Leona, Glamour, Bamboo, Babs, Spells, Lucy, Smurf, Hip, Ellie,  Spots, Hello Kitty’s, Candy, Penguino, and Freddie, all of which are doing the Happy Birthday Dance in the middle of the room.

 

We have nothing else to report except to repeat “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYDNEY!!!

June 23, 2016

Saying Goodbye to the Pound Sign (#)

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poundsign The Democratic “sit-in” in the Senate Chamber to protest the fact that the Republicans will not pass any gun control laws is over after 20 some hours, and we applaud the participants for stepping up and bringing this issue to the public eye.  We did a Google search using “NRA Payments to Senators” and found several links to the millions of dollars the NRA pays to Senators, mostly Republicans.

So let’s take a few minutes away from this gun control madness and say goodbye to the “Pound Sign” (#).  The symbol is not going away, but the name “Pound Sign” is now referred to as “Hash Tag”.  We did a search and we found that it began being used on Twitter, but did not find why the name changed or who changed it.  So we can only project how the name changed.  Here is what we think:

When the “#” was first used on Twitter it was called the “Pound sign” and someone decided that calling it “Pound” was not a great name so a meeting was called at Twitter to change the name and keep the symbol.  Some of the new names were “Tic-Tac-Toe Sign”, “XO Sign”, “Squares Sign”, “Group Sign”, “Twit Sign”, and so it went on attempting to come up with a new name.  The meeting went through the night and hundreds of names were suggested but noting sounded good.  So they decided to order breakfast and when one of the guys said “Corn Beef and Hash.” Everyone at the table stopped talking and all together said “Hash” and then added “Tag”.  That’s it!  “Hash Tag”!  A vote was taken and the “#” sign will now and forever will be called a “Hash Tag”.

Because we are in the software business and when we want to describe a mask on a numeric variable like a variable A with a million mask of “#,###,##0.00” and we say “Pound Sign – Comma – Pound Sign – Pound Sign – Pound Sign – Comma – Pound Sign – Pound Sign – Zero – Period – Zero – Zero “and now we need to consider saying “Hash Tag Sign – Comma – Hash Tag Sign – Hash Tag Sign  – Hash Tag Sign  – Comma – Hash Tag sign – Hash tag Sign – Zero – Period – Zero – Zero”.  We considered it for about ten seconds and decided to stay with “Pound Sign” so it will still be alive for a few more years.  If it would have been changed to “XO Sign” we probably would have converted, but “Hash Tag” no way.

We have nothing else to add right now except we need to find a hammer so we can “hash tag” (pound) a nail in the wall to hang a picture.

June 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Joann 2016

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On your birthday,
We are thinking about how much light and sparkle
you freely dispense wherever you go,
how your sunny smile lights up any gathering.
Every birthday marks another year
of you radiating positive, happy energy,
contagious happiness
that infects all who come in contact with you.
May your next birthday find you the same–
glowing from within,
beaming bright joy on everyone you meet.
We feel blessed to know and love you.

Nothing compares to love you radiate and the dreams you inspire.

December 31, 2015

The 25th Annual Remote Developer Ugly Sweater Competition Final

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Finally we have a winner after several recounts since Christmas Eve Day

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Congratulations to Roberto who is this year’s winner and will get a 1st prize check of $7.25 (Thomas has your check). Normally he would have received a trophy, but since the trophy was an ice sculpture it melted on Christmas day. It was one of the best “CDS095” images ever made from ice and because CDS095 freezes up once in a while, the material fit the subject matter. The good news is before the melt-down a small cube was saved and placed in the refrigerator in the cafeteria. The bad news is, there was a small Christmas celebration and the cube was used to cool a drink. (Next year we need a freezer on hand just in case).

Plans are already in progress for next year and because Joe S. had the drink that used the small trophy cube, he is in charge. Voting for the trophy image will begin on January 5th.

We have nothing else to report except to wish everyone we know a Happy New Year and the same to everyone we don’t yet know.

Just too clear up any questions on the amount of the 1st prize check which is normally $10,000.00. This year’s check is a net amount with the following expenses deducted: The daily fees for renting the voting machine, which was on hand for five days of recounts, the sculpting of the trophy, and operating fee (Don’t ask) all came out to $9,992.75.

February 27, 2014

Jeff Gordon — Test Drive #2

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When Jeff Gordon did Test Drive #1 we wondered if it was setup, but we did not say anything. Well it seems that someone else also wondered and gave Jeff some grief about it publicly and got a free ride. Watch and enjoy. We are still laughing at this video.

Nothing else to report right now..

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