Mel’s Diner with Our Outstanding Waitress Miss Morgan at the Sands Hotel & Casino of Reno, Nevada (Saturday Night, February 21, 2015) – Rachael Mastrangelo Senko of Magnolia, Texas, delighted the dinner guests with her artful talents at the dining table. In a matter of minutes, Rachael inked a remarkable drawing of Lazarus in a Lenten-colored sash.
The thumbprint included the paraclete, sacred spirit, dove of the Holy Ghost alongside the Son of Man [also known as the Lamb of God (note that the Chinese New Year of the Sheep began last Thursday) Jesus Christ’s rugged cross. It has already been entitled, “The Passion of Christ.”
Copies of this Eastertime masterpiece on a medium background color of your choosing may be ordered directly from the artist. You may reach Rachael Mastrangelo Senko on her cellular, presently working in Northern Nevada, at (415) 720-6939.
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Thankx. Love…kisses…and dance like there is no body watching!
my joints and muscles feel like I got beat up by two old ladies.
My stomach is spasming and cramping after this feta cheese + spinach stuffed pig tenderloin lunch.
I ate a warm noon meal at the Sr. center… just finishing up…
and nope, I am not playing bingo with the rest of the folks.
Two (2) casinos 86’ed me for the day… I guess I will give up casino life for this Lenten Season.
Thanks to Mr. James of the C.O.D. Garage and Casino on 3595 Esmeralda Avenue in historic downtown Minden for throwing me out twice (4:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.). Mr. J. had someone cash-out my electronic-computer-generated winnings ticket. It was for $19.75. The dude came back with $14.75. I did not notice the missing Lincoln. The messenger was given 3 authentic sort-of-silver quarters as a tip. This casino beat me by $6.00.
The other casino had Mr. Pete eject me from the hotel lobby outside the business center – this center is about the size of two linen closets with two PCs, no office supplies, an aged printer, and no Microsoft software loaded on it. I keep telling myself that the BDI is a resort, not a four star hotel, motor lodge, and camper park. At this casino, I cashed-out my computer-generated winnings ticket for $14.25. Go figure… I tipped both bartenders 4 silver-clad or copper sandwiched US quarters. Thus, this casino beat me by $8.25.
Well, at least the BDI gave me two shots of some sort of Kahlua-flavored liquer for breakfast.
Still cannot get green handing suitcase from the Holiday Lodge, but called the US Marshals office and the state (Nevada) Attorney’s Oriface. Ms. Jackie is the owner who split town yesterday.
I missed the train from Reno this morning.
There is always another train at the same time the following day.
David just met Darlene’s Daddy and her two best friends at the C.O.D. Garage in Minden early this morn.
Her Daddy’s 6 bedroom ranch home is likely to go into foreclosure and David can’t income (like $200K for 2 years in a row) qualify in-time to buy it. The mortgage lenders in this part of the Nevada world are stingy at best. Although I have a great lender at EverBank in Los Altos, Cali, Mike Colyer is so busy to spend much time on my account (Ellen, you know how crazy the real estate market is on the San Fran Peninsula).
Anyhoo, dear Ellen you may not remember meeting me at Cobb’s, Punch Line, and Golden Gate Park after my own daughter (now 32) was born in San Fran (don’t call it Frisco, remember).
We are open for any ideas you and your clever staff.
And if you’d like any of my material, just ask and we’ll make a deal.
I have written one 30 min sitcom about a deli in West Menlo Park, screenplays (all humorous, of course) about homelessness, about mental health care, life in a Big Ten college town, two more movie scripts about this great family-run deli across the street from the only house I ever purchased ($269K in 1986; now my ex-wif lives there and) it is worth more than $2 million on the open market.
Pardon my digression, the bottom line is Darlene Amador’s fathers homestead. How could we make a deal so he doesn’t lose all his assets AND me and my new fiancée Anni Auth can live there (near Anni’s 87 yr. mom) and give the TLC needed for the property and praise the Lord? Thankx. Love…kisses…and dance like there is no body watching!
If second-hand smoke filled rooms were as dangerous as some indicate, I would have died before my fifth birthday!
Heck, even vitamin supplements can be hazardous to our health. There are not any laws against taking too many vitamins. Have you not read that unhealthy vitamin levels seems to predispose people to (1) diarrhea, (2) broken bones, (3) uncontrolled bleeding, (4) nerve damage, and (5) poor diet. Some imbibers think that by taking vitamins they can ignore eating a good balanced diet.
Respect for All
Respect is a two-way street. Why cannot non-smokers show more respect? Don’t you think that most smokers have already learned to respect non-smokers?
Politics & Public Relations
The Smoking Dilemma, particularly since the 1980s, has become a political and public relations issue. There has been fear mongering in the media. In California, anti-smoking TV ads are indeed financed…
The long process of rehabilitation of the C.O.D.* Garage in historic downtown Minden has been completed with the conversion to the C.O.D. Casino. The C.O.D. Casino opened their doors August 14, 2014, at 404 Esmeralda..
“We are excited to open and take care of our new guests in the Carson Valley” says General Manager Scott Tate, “The facility looks great and we were able to retain the historic character of the C.O.D.* Garage, while being able to add all of the comforts of a great casino”
The C.O.D.* Casino offers a wide variety of slot machines, a live Keno game and soon to be added sports wagering venue and Live Poker.
It also has many preserved and restored items from the C.O.D.* Garage, including the tow truck featured in the Casino’s logo, which is the feature piece in a small museum at the rear of the establishment. The museum also…
Oh well, dog gone it, another sleepless night in this high desert of intellectual thought, good nutrition, quality medical care, and a viable safety-net.
My gut is severely spasming, during the last six hours, I have visited with two paramedics of the East Fork Fire Protection District in Douglas County, Nevada, two sheriff deputies (1st at about 1400 hrs on 2-14-15 and another great deputy about 0200hrs. on 2-15-15), as well as the entire security staff on-duty at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada, and some other so-called ER support staff at the only “medical center” in this small metropolitan area located about 15 miles east o…f godly beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Mont Bleu Casino & Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Well, the bottom line is that this environment of…
Country Corner store is more than an excellent deli, package store, and grocery. General Manager Bob Wehab has been assembling a terrific selection of California and international wines for more than two decades.
“Find of the Decade”:
Fine Wine, Fair Deals in West Menlo Park, California
At Country Corner Delicatessen
– 3207 Alameda de las Pulgas
Available today are at least eleven wonderful selections; many can be purchased for less than $10 retail.
For the connoisseur, Bob has more than four great values. Take for instance a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. How about buying two Napa Cabs?
Caymus Cabernet (2003) that is rich tasting, full-bodied, and ready to open for only $139.99 per bottle!
BV Georges De Latour (2006) Private Reserve that is indescribable great for $79.99!
Christian author Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift, a pastor’s heart, and a poet’s pen.
I Choose Joy…
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance.
I will refuse the temptation to be cynical.
I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God.
I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
Max’s sermons begin at home with the congregation of Oak Hills Church near San Antonio, which he has led for more than 25 years. It is in this setting that his stories are first told, from a pastor’s heart.
Eventually some of these sermons and stories are refined and fashioned into books that are shared far beyond the walls of Oak Hills and the city limits of Texas. Max’s writings are around the world nowadays in more than 54 languages via more than 120 million products. Most of these products are books (over 92,000,000 distributed), occupying ratings on every major national bestseller list.
Max Lucado has been featured over the years in countless national media outlets. He has been dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest and even The New York Times Max named Max one of the most influential leaders this century in social media.
Max’s pastor’s heart, which longs to encourage the brokenhearted and to bind-up/heal the hurt and pain, moves Max to another sermon and his next book. His mission is simple —by God— to overflow toward others His grace and encouragement that has been lavished on him and others he has witnessed.
To begin with; Max was born in a small town in West Texas, as the youngest son of an oil field mechanic and a nurse. He grew up ‘churched’ but as a teenager took a different road by walking away from his parent’s faith.