Willy Wonka and the Chile Factory

In Irwindale California there is a little factory that produces the most wonderful hot sauce known to many as the bottle with the rooster on it.  Huy Fong Foods Inc. is offering a tour every Saturday until Oct. 26.  Red Bouffants  Sriracha ice cream, popcorn. chocolate and T-shirts given to the guests of Mr Tran whose story is remarkable.  Family recipe gone global. There were chile packed boxes on pallets marked Canada others written in Pinyin.   He was there to greet  everyone, posed with his guests and shook hands. I had the red ticket for the golden tour thank you Mr. Tran the Chile Man.

Strung out

“Ya es desil fuhl” I had to hone my listening skills working with a moving  crew from back East. What? I asked “ya that is diesel fuel.” I knew exactly what he was talking. NOS Red Bull monster Rockstar.  Some go through stages me  I got strung out fast. 2008 I moved to Las Vegas, stayed  with friend until escrow closed. Javier  had a tenant who was a rockstar rep and this dealer oops I mean guy would threw a case or two his way. Next thing you know I was up to 3 a day, got the 2 gardeners hooked. The grounds never looked better. I would wake up & first thing I’d reach for a cold one. The gardeners started at the house first thing in the morning instead of later. OMG.  As luck would have it, my condo was ready  and I was cut off.  My poker game suffered because if you have enough money and time your luck will change. Why this particular energy drink? Music to my ears ” No crash”

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Dr. Tea

Ah the intimidation and the fear. I remember our first encounter You don’t. The rhetoric I listened to while your hands and mind were busy.  Yourwpid-fb_img_13923925647274013.jpg spouse says you are Gifted. I say you are throw back to a time  when TV introduced us to Marcus Welby MD. and Emergency and the doctor was  always right.  You were to me a feminist of  the second wave.   To me you championed many a female.  You struck a chord in me enough to quote a part of a Famous Carly Simon song “I bet you think this song is about you”  It is.

The boyfriend. Man partner

Omg the taste of defeat…no way. I toiled over what to say given this assignment. Some have said the impact of others is never known in my case I want you to know.  Subtleties do not apply with you. You are a force of nature that at times I am not prepared for yet I face you straightforward even as I walk away.I am listening.  The skills you possess blow me away.  The math you solve so quickly,  your physical strength which is so deceptive based on how you look  produce  a quiet knowing that I will never experience fear. You often say “I know you”  I say “So what I don’t want to know you”, I want to keep admiring you, hang with you and accept you. You say “You always get what you want”.

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Word Play.

TWINE this word I know describes a thin strong rope. Flesh, breast , task. and fast are my favorite words. Not their definition or what they mean when I say or write them down  Theses words  involve & require your mouths full attention. I love saying them slow and complete. I had a dream this morning don’t really remember it but the word twine made its debut and now it’s my favorite word.

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Blanca Beautiful…2.0

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This is the Blanca. I met Miss feral about 5 years ago. She is a testament to love. “We’ve had a lot of feral cats come and go” we soften all her food and she has water. I can’t believe she is thriving consider the circumstances. She is a lovely mess I think she’s a girl. She subscribes to the same condition as when I first wrote about her. Thank you Blanca for sticking around and teaching me the power of love for all things beautiful. Ziajian.
/girlabouthecountry.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/20130627_221051.jpg”>20130627_221051“Please put out some food for Blanca” hanging out at my folks Welding shop in between  trucking gigs I see Blanca a contorted cat as though she’s been flattened by a flatbed. Her meow isn’t even complete I tear up never having seen an animal near death I think initially,  I take a pic and miraculously she appears more feline and proper since it does not capture the missing teeth blackened gum line and consistent eye crud. I leave food out walk back into office and my Mom says “isn’t she beautiful I just love her” No mystery feral sticks around where fed. I say to self “she is so ugly she is beautiful.”

The Power of Intention.

When “The Secret” books tapes came on scene some say “Oh yea I get it” the part I love is the subconscious momentum. Here’s an Example. I am determined to learn Mandarin. I am driving everyone nuts with talking out loud the audio tapes & singing. Recently while waiting in a large room empty except a lady with a pad who looks up & says “I hope you don’t mind I’m studying Mandarin” next thing you know I’m in stitches because she’s a tipsy and she also speaks French so the tones sounded French.  We start dishing it up as hens do cackling and what have you. Then while on a train  I offer my seat to a gal & her 91 year old mom she’s say no “I’m going let my mom sit here and ask the attendant to take her to her room in a little bit” I blurt out I can take her back and watch her” “Well she has Alzheimers” “I’m a nurse” I said.  “Besides I need to practice..” Next thing you know she sits down we laugh she corrects me without regarding my feelings “Your Tones are all wrong” “You better be careful not to call your mother a horse” Met a teenager from Shanghai and we talked about a movie she said “yes after that movie came out every girl wanted a gay boyfriend” All this went down in 2 days enough to keep the momentum. Zia Jian

Saturday night bust

Half hour stop Starlight Coastline. Peeps off train outside for stretch or smoky treat. Then I see heavy set dude get on as he moves toward a bath area. Several Amtrak men in loud stern voices telling guy ” Get off the train” no

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comply 5 guys now man up around him popo called trespass ticket quick ride to station. Apparently he got kicked off another earlier train.  Funny thing me & another guy felt bad for the dude. He could have timed it better or walked away. He may have wanted a place to rest or  eat and maybe he succeeded.

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Last Train yo Clarksville.

Kids pulling away from their parents hold in hopes to explore before “All aboard”   the white brocade like ceilings so clean crisp and grand. Consensus not one negative comment about Seattle.  Did the Mariners win “nobody cares” it’s football season.

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Ziajian & Shalom

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Seattle the New San Francisco?

Million Dollar condos Boeing and Amazon.  Foodies paradise fresh & delicate morsels sway & soon those snobs.  The subtleties like coffee in sweet little gestures is enough to set the tone.  Ferry to Bainbridge Saquamish casino for a fix oops I mean Poker

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