• Rant,  Title Insurance

    I know tomorrow brings the consequence

    Here’s a title problem for all you title dogs out there.  Or a City government problem.  It’s definitely a problem.  Interestingly enough it involves the largest most crooked builder in town.  Yep, the Seeno family.  You may remember the saga of the fence?  The storm blew down the fence and I asked them to split the cost.  They said “no”.  They didn’t bother to call me back, they made me call and call until they decided to give me an answer.  Then I asked them to get me the materials at cost and they ignored me again.  In the end, my insurance company bought the materials and my cousin and…

  • Boycott Foley Family Wines,  Corporate Wankers,  Rant

    Everything’s a little clearer in the light of day

    I think I’ve mentioned that I turned off my cable at the beginning of the year.  At the time it was a matter of expense.  Cable was expendable.  Since then I’ve found that life is better without cable.  Much better.  I think I’ve also mentioned that I’m working with a business coach, he’s a Buffini coach and they have a certain way of doing things.  When I went down to Monterey to see Brian Buffini he said “Turn off your cable, get rid of it.  If something big happens, somebody will tell you”.  And for the most part I’ve found that to be accurate.  I can watch a lot of…

  • Boycott Foley Family Wines,  Stuck on Stupid

    Straightnin’ the curves, Flatnin the hills

    Oh my goodness!  Sometimes something happens in the comment section at PBE that I can’t hardly contain myself.  I’m going to quote this one.  It appears here. I have read this blog on and off for the past 3 years.  I used to work for a Title Co and got laid off in 2007.  Prior to the company I got laid off from I worked for Foley.  My husband has worked in the wine industry for the past 15 years, and has been at the present winery for 5 years.  Two years ago Foley bought the winery were he works.  Now that Foley owns it we have a conversation every…

  • Bubba the Blue Doberman,  I Like Ike,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    Yes, I’m livin’ at a pace that kills

    Well shit howdy!  I am safe.  My kidnappers have released me.  I’d like to thank the anonymous donor who paid my ransom.  This new job shit is wearing me out.  These guys work and they work hard.  I’ve got to say the Cult of Red is one of the most positive, collaborative places I have ever been.  Aren’t the famous last words of the girl in the horror movie “Everybody’s so nice here!”  And then somebody does a Ginsu knife commercial on her ass.  Except at the Cult of Red, they really are.  And while it’s a knock on them on the street, they are not cult like at all. …

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Is changing back conservative?

    President Obama will challenge Americans’ fear by holding up a constitutional mirror. He’ll require we examine our creation myths and decide; are we as brave as our founders thought we could be? He did that, 2 years ago, when he lectured the country about race, religion and tolerance. He’s become more conservative, but he’s doing it again. President Obama favors religion. As with much of his surprising administration, this is a conservative position. He is encouraging construction of a house of God near the cavities where the World Trade Center used to tower, “ground zero”. This house of God is a Mosque. Oops! We know little of the murderers who…

  • Corporate Wankers

    It’s funny how I love that book And I never loved that girl

    Mark Hurd was the CEO at Hewlett Packard. He helped maximize the company that Carly Fiorina left behind. He resigned today. He is copping to violating business standards. Something about expense reports. There were investigations into sexual harassment claims, too. The company and Mr. Hurd denied any criminal wrong doing in either matter. He served as CEO for the past 5 years. I’ve worked there for nearly 3. HP isn’t a fun place to work. There are at least 8 layers of management between Mark Hurd and me. When I’ve heard him speak, he sounds very competent and very smart. Some of those layers aren’t as smart. Some of those…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  It's all Reagan's fault,  Rant

    I guess it doesn’t matter any more

    It’s been a wild couple of days here at the Farm.  I’m hoping the worst is over.  I said I had some news earlier in the week.  On Tuesday I started with a national firm and left the REO business behind me.  I’d find myself driving around thinking “God I hate the banks, the corporate ass monkeys that made this all happen”.  I hate that the Harvard MBA program started teaching essentially Reaganomics.  And I hate Reaganomics.  And I’m not really fond of Reagan either.  You know he’s why pilots make spit these days. Commercial Pilot Salary Report (United States) Compare Your Salary Get a FREE Salary Report CAREER TOOLS:…

  • I Like Ike

    Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

    Something truly amazing is happening here at the farm.  Ike is getting better.  Seriously better.  This dog should not be getting better but he is.  He’s had two appointments so far with Dr. Karen Rettig at Alternatives for Animals.  That’s it.  Two.  He came home from the second appointment and ran around the back yard.  Granted it was a stiff run, but he’s never run before.  And it was better than his trot used to be.  His trot looked like a child playing with a plastic toy dog.  He now has some lateral movement in his spine and more stability in his legs.  He wasn’t running around the back yard…