YOU NOW HAVE UNLIMITED STORAGE!

says my Yahoo! Mail. Wow! 🙂
I’ve been using Yahoo! Mail for about ten years as my primary email provider and can remember when I only had a 6MB storage max! – things sure have changed. Until just a few years ago, I recall all to well having to download my email once a month or more just to free up space. Then in 2004, Google’s GMail started to really shake up the scene storage-wise when they offered one Gig of storage. Fortunately, Yahoo! responded by increasing their max as well at which point, I opted to pay the $20 a year to have their Mail Plus service and go Web based email full time. Overall I’ve been very happy with Yahoo! Mail Plus and much as I like GMail, unless something comes along that is really amazing will probably stay put with Yahoo! – it works.

Charlie's foot

A couple of weeks ago my cat Charlie got into a fight with one of the neighboring cats. He ended up with a badly cut right rear paw pad so that it had to be stitched. Since then, I’ve been keeping him indoors. Inspite of the plastic neck guard, he’s managed to free himself several times of the bandage and so I’ve made several trips to the vet to get the bandage redone.
All was looking good until today when I noticed that the same foot was bleeding pretty badly, so off to the vet we went. This time however, the vet showed me that the bleeding was not coming from where the stitches had been on the pad but rather from something looking like a large red blister. She said she didn’t like the look of it and mentioned that it could be a tumor. 😐 She also told me she took some cells from the blister and that she would know what the results were on Monday. In any event, whatever is causing the blister needs to be taken care of. I really, REALLY hope it’s not a tumor and that when the bandage is removed all is well and that this blister thing was just some freakish swelling. Guess I’ll know Monday…

Exit Only

For many years I’ve driven by the “Exit Only” sign in the Sebastopol cemetery and thought what a Kodak moment that was and how I really should take a picture of it sometime. So thanks to my trusty cell phone, I finally did!

Chuck Sher's "One World Band" – No Name Bar, Sausalito

Saturday, April 28th, 9:00PM-1:00AM
Location: 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito, California 94965-2102

Chuck Sher (http://www.shermusic.com/), bass
Randy Vincent (http://www.randyvincent.com/), guitar
Dave Mac Nab (http://www.davemacnab.com/), guitar
Kendrick Freeman, drums
Bob Afifi (http://www.bobafifi.com/), flute

http://upcoming.org/event/173060/

Bolthouse Farms smoothies vs allergies

My friends and family are all too familiar with my chronic sinus condition the past few years. In short, it has been a big drag. I’ve tried a number of things to combat it, but nothing really has worked until recently. Unfortunately, I’m not exactly sure what *that* is! For the past few weeks, I’ve been downing a 33.8 oz (1 Liter) bottle of Bolthouse Farms ‘Strawberry Banana’ smoothie every morning (until yesterday that is, when Whole Foods ran out and so I bought a case of the ‘Berry Boost’).

On March 8th, I began the Neil Med ‘NasalRinse’ regimen again after a long break from any kind of sinus wash. However, rather than doing it several times everyday, I’m sticking to it once in the morning and once at night. I’m also continuing to start the day off with a spoonful of local honey, though I’ve been a bit lax about this and have missed days here and there.

What was odd about yesterday was that I did not sneeze once all day and am breathing about as normally as I can ever recall (yay!). Could it be the ‘Berry Boost’ smoothie? I don’t know, but I’ve got four left from the six pack – too bad it’s not my favorite flavor!
http://www.bolthouse.com/html/cs_nutrition_bbn.html

Chuck Sher's "One World Latin Band" – Calistoga Jazz Festival

Saturday, March 10th, 11am-4pm
Location: 1237 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, California 94515

Chuck Sher (http://www.shermusic.com/), bass
Randy Vincent (http://www.randyvincent.com/), guitar
Dave Mac Nab (http://www.davemacnab.com/), guitar
Kendrick Freeman, drums
Bob Afifi (http://www.bobafifi.com/), flute

Times: (11:45 to 12:45) (1:15 to 2:15) (2:45 to 3:45)
http://www.calistogajazz.com/index_files/Page362.htm

When OOP means big bucks

I was recently trying to find Rare Silk’s “New Weave” on iTunes, but it wasn’t there. So I did a search on Google and much to my surprise the CD is selling on Amazon for $159.99!
http://www.amazon.com/New-Weave-Rare-Silk/dp/B000008C2P

After more searching, I found it on MP3.com – but just the Previews work, not the downloads 😐
http://www.mp3.com/albums/112600/summary.html

Anybody know why this isn’t available for download on MP3.com or iTunes?

Thanks,

-Bob

Jotliner

It looks like Google may be offering an online outliner after all. They recently acquired JotSpot with it’s component Jotliner. At the moment, Jotspot is not available to new customers while it gets integrated with Google. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before it’s available – it looks good!

-Bob