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Post-Halloween Report

Well the man brought in the Heat

I fled Hollywood for my resort in Ventura, just 90 mins away. So I am unaware of anything untoward happening in Hollywood.

I’ve noticed that the Times rarely reports on happenings in Hollywood. Does that anything to do with the rejuvenation project that the developers have dumped billions into? hmmmmmm I’m tired of thinking. It makes my head hurt.
I posted this picture on FB already and I don’t want to include it with Beautiful Pictures, even though it is definitely going into Flickr.

Who doesn't love macaroni and cheese?

Don’t forget to vote Democratic across the board today!


Or Rarely Treats Anyone Fairly

While it may seem cruel not to give out the name of this weekend retreat, tough toenails. Life isn’t always fair. In fact, it rarely treats me fairly. So in that happy spirit let me share with you our weekend getaway. I won’t tell you how long it takes to get there, because that would help anyone with Google map find the joint in about five minutes. On the other hand, I will share the beauty of this getaway. It’s always nice to wake up with the sound of the surf breaking against the tidal rocks. I didn’t investigate any tide pools. Maybe next time. Robin thought she saw a starfish on one rock way in the distance. The tenacity of life is amazing!

Rocks and Waves

Now here’s a chance for you to hear my impromptu review of the … oops! … almost said it! You can hear me review the place on this following video, plus I treat you to my non-professional singing voice. That’s the one most of you hear. Only a few of my closets friends and relatives have heard my professional singing voice. You know who you are.

Why must everything be marred by the unpleasant people who have no class? Robin was using a lounge chair at the very end, so that nobody could sit on her left side, and she had a table set up between the second and third chair; thereby, discouraging anybody to sit beside her. She got up to get a cup of coffee. In that brief period of time (30 seconds) so virago stole her spot by tossing a grubby sweatshirt material hoody on her chair. Once this harridan had gathered a pile of starchy, cold, over-warmed “Continental Breakfast,” she ran back to the chair and planted her broad, well-worn ass on Robin’s lawfully taken (first come, first serve) lounge chair. Robin went back because she was concerned that her vitamin had fallen out of her pocket. Robin tried looking about the chair discreetly, but she was forced to enquire of the woman if she’d seen aforementioned vitamin. “This chair was empty when I got here. I didn’t see anything. Clever bitch. She probably took Robin’s dirt contaminated vitamin and washed it down with coffee, as a sort of complete dominance thing, or she just threw it into the ocean. It’s two feet away as you can see.

Chair Thief!

Here’s another picture that I’d taken of the view, it was perfect except for one thing. See for yourself.

Gorgeous vista, except

Now for something really different!

The Queen of Curse Words is back and she’s in full force.

But don’t ask the Hollywood Police at the Wilcox station to do a darn thing about it because they have more important things to do like enjoy the cavalcade of hot chicks on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams by the Hollywood and Highland mall. I’ve got puh-lenty footage and photographs of them hanging out with their free lattes and chocolate chip scones from Starbucks. It’s hard to believe that they are in shape. Talk about Big Butts! As for Tammy, the tenacity of life is amazing.

Want to Escape from LA?

Try Roughly Manor –

You are there!

Only a couple of hours East on the U.S. 10, then take California Highway 62, also known as 29 Palms Highway. Go through Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley until you reach the sacred and profane 29 Palms, California. Make a left on Utah Trail, then a right onto a dirt road called Joe Davis Drive. Keep your eyes open for the sign on your left, or you will end up driving into different strangers driveways until you find the right one. Roughly Manor, just the name conjures up what the desert means to me: a rough and unforgiving environment that is filled with beautiful grandeur. If you don’t like the desert, well then go to Lake Arrowhead, or Sequoia National Park, or take the PCH up to Morro Bay and eat something yummy at the Bayside Cafe. I’m talking about Roughly Manor Bed and Breakfast today, which is in the heart of the high desert. I think it takes a special person to appreciate the haunting beauty of a place like the high desert. Joshua Tree National Park, which is just a hop and a skip away from Roughly Manor, is just one of several camping experiences that you can enjoy in the region, but if you feel like taking it easy, kicking back with the desert as your backdrop, then I recommend Roughly Manor most heartily. It is not cheap, but it is not out of this world pricey either. As I put it to one person, “It’s high class living at middle class prices.” It’s AAA approved with 3 Diamonds. According to the AAA website, Three Diamonds means, “These establishments appeal to the traveler with comprehensive needs. Properties are multifaceted with a distinguished style, including marked upgrades in the quality of physical attributes, amenities, and level of comfort provided.” Well, I couldn’t have said it better. But it’s the pastoral beauty of some of the property that hasn’t been “upgraded” or rebuilt, that give it such charm. Take the windmill and the water tower for instance.

A beautiful backdrop

The broken windmill (of my mind)

Then there is the scenery. In the heat of the day, the mountains look harsh and brutal. They say, “Just try it. You will die up here!”

Do you want to climb it?

But as nightfall approaches, and the sunlight softens, the shadows on the hills beckon you. “C’mon over. Just makes sure you have a flashlight and a blanket, hon.”

Nightfall approaches

Besides the beautiful surroundings, there is a pool and jacuzzi. I never think the jacuzzi is hot enough, any jacuzzi! There are gardens and fountains galore. I just love this place. Our room had a small refrigerator, a kitchen sink and microwave. Television was supplied by a satellite dish, which I always hate. The picture starts to break up at the slightest provocation. The room was well appointed and the bed. I wanted to take it home with me! It was so comfy! That’s where I spent most of my time so here’s a picture of that as well.

Four poster!

Croquet, anyone?

To see my complete album of pics from our stay at Roughly Manor Bed & Breakfast, go to