Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...

"The sun is shining, the grass is green,
The orange and palm trees sway.
There's never been such a day
in Beverly Hills, L.A.
But it's December the twenty-fourth,
And I am longing to be up North"
—Verse dropped from original version


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NASA rocks "Gangnam Style"

The video was shot on location @ Johnson Space Center in Houston! I guess you'll understand now why NASA was voted as the best place to work in the federal government 2012 rankings.

All EA iOS Games - on Sale for $0.99

Electronic Arts is having a holiday sale. Again.  For some that could be normal price, but a lot are on sale including Need for Speed Most Wanted, FIFA Soccer 13, Battleship, various Monopoly Games, NBA Jam, and many more. Here is the deals site.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

LA snapshots - 11

Just another regular day in LA@ Lunch time!

121212-The concert for Sandy Relief

Less than 2 hours until showtime@7:30 ET/4:30 PT! You don't want to miss this!
Click to www.121212concert.org/watch to see what channels will broadcast all the action.
Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen& The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney and many more will be there!

Update: YouTube link
Chase Bank ATM 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Gangnam Style" just became "Wronged 'Em Style"!

Friday December 7th, just two days before he was scheduled to perform for the president and his family at the “Christmas in Washington” concert, South Korean rapper PSY issued a statement apologizing for rapping anti-American lyrics eight years ago. At a 2004 concert, the "Gangnam Style" rapper performed a song with this lyrics:

Kill those Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully.

This is PSy's statement:
"As a proud South Korean who was educated in the United States and lived there for a very significant part of my life, I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world. The song I was featured in -- from eight years ago -- was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two innocent Korean civilians that was part of the overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time," the statement read. "While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused anyone by those words."

"I have been honored to perform in front of American soldiers in recent months — including an appearance on the Jay Leno show specifically for them — and I hope they and all Americans can accept my apology," the statement concluded. "While it's important we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so. In my music I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that though music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology."

My opinion:
Had it not been for the sacrifices of over 35,000 Americans killed in Korea, Mr. Psy's video may well have been titled "Pyongyang Style". Gotta backpedal when the bucks start rolling in...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cum pot vota cetatenii romani din SUA la Alegerile Parlamentare din Romania-Decembrie 09/2012

"Alegerile pentru Camera Deputaţilor şi Senatul României vor avea loc la 9 decembrie 2012, între orele 07.00 – 21.00 (ora locală a fiecărei secţii de votare)

Cetăţenii români cu drept de vot, cu domiciliul sau reşedinţa în SUA, îşi pot exercita dreptul de vot pe baza următoarelor documente prevăzute de lege, aflate în termenul de valabilitate:

  • paşaportul cu menţiunea cetăţean român cu domiciliul în Statele Unite ale Americii; paşaportul diplomatic; paşaportul de serviciu

  • paşaportul simplu însoţit de un document valabil care să dovedească reşedinţa în SUA, respectiv unul dintre următoarele documente emise de autorităţile americane:
- paşaport american, certificat de naturalizare, document de călătorie;
- permis de conducere (driving licence);
- document de identitate emis de autorităţile locale (state/province/territory issued photo state ID);
- permis de reşedinţă permanentă în SUA (green-card / US permanent resident card, US permanent resident alien card);
- permis de muncă (U.S. Employment Authorization Card)
- viză SUA valabilă (viză de studiu / viză de imigrare). "

Lista sectiilor de votare din SUA o gasiti aici. 

Sursa: mae.ro

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hey, let me walk my zebra!

A Madagascar moment on the streets of Staten Island, NY!
Metropolitan Drape & Blind shop owner Zachary Osher told The Staten Island Advance"I was sitting at my desk at about 9:20 when I saw a zebra and pony run back and forth across the street, almost getting hit by a car. About 30 seconds later, I saw two men in dark black suits carrying lassos running across the street." He was fast enough to get the whole scene on his phone.

Happy birthday, Romania!

Today is Romanian's National Day also known as Great Union Day!
I wish all Romanians a joyous national day celebration with peace and prosperity in the coming year.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Never run in the rain with your socks on

Rain for several days and then it's supposed to be 80 degrees. Let's talk about bipolar weather.

"Never run in the rain with your socks on.”
― Billie Joe Armstrong

Saturday, November 24, 2012

RIP Larry Hagman - RIP J.R. Ewing

My world was a brighter place because of him! I grew up watching J.R. Ewing's conniving schemes and womanizing. I loved his evil laugh when he was pulling a fast one. Remember that quote "never say never"? What about: "Anything worth having is worth going for- all the way" ? I certainly do. 
According to Larry (or should I say J.R.?): "As J.R., I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer". Too bad, Mister Hagman, you will be greatly missed.  Thank you for the years of entertainment you've given us Larry. May you rest in peace now.

Photo credit to http://entertainment.nbcnews.com

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

Thanksgiving comes once in a year, but may the feeling of gratitude live in our hearts all year round. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LA snapshots - 10

Don't ask!:))

I am recycling

For as long as I can remember, I've been taught to reduce, reuse and recycle. Back in my childhood in communist Romania, my recycling meant stacks of old newspapers and some glass bottles at most. Nowadays recycling is a big business in US, especially here in California. Here are some pics from a recycling center in my area.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Obama 'Not impressed' :)

President Obama and Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney strike 'not impressed' pose. Funny:)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hit OR Miss - 1

Another one with Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market. Actually this product costs a little over $2. 
That's a total MISS! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Good night, America!

236 Years as a Constitutional Republic:
IF the network calls of an Obama victory are confirmed(and they are),
America, as a Constitutional Republic, is over.
It was a great run. And now it is finished.
-Bill Brimacombe

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Copy Cats" by Jay Leno

The following NBC video is a segment of the November 1, 2012 episode of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. It is a skit called “Copy Cats.”
My favorite? THE Honking dog! Hilarious! Have fun!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

LA snapshots - 9

Well, I would love this! What about chewing my food after you've done slicing my bread? :)

Cruising through LA - Britney shots

She won't get out of the car, so I decided she is my new designated driver!:)

Hyper Britney goes grocery shopping! 

Britney is my 7 years old chihuahua! She's just adorable! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

DV Lottery 2013 - possible 2nd-round selection

For DV Lottery 2013 entrants: keep your confirmation number! October 22nd can bring you another chance! Good luck!


Entrant Status Check
"DV 2013 Program: Beginning on May 1, 2012 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), entrants from DV 2013 (those who submitted entry between October 4, 2011 and November 5, 2011) may check the status of their entry using the confirmation number through Entrant Status Check on the E-DV website. Be advised that additional DV 2013 entrants MAY be selected beginning October 22, 2012 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). The DV-2013 registration period was from October 4, 2011, until November 5, 2011. To view instructions for DV-2013 entrants and selectees, see Instructions for the 2013 Diversity Visa Program."

Photo credit: numbersusa.com

Romanian goodies

"Whole Food for Life"on Los Feliz Blvd. in Glendale
Notice the Blow Out Sale and "parizel" misspelling :)

LA snapshots 8

Hollywood Style T-shirt

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Endeavour rolled into history

Space shuttle Endeavour is seen rolling through the streets of LA

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavour - final journey

If you're in LA this weekend, don't forget Endeavour hits the streets for a close-up and a final journey! The first, last and only time a space shuttle will travel through city streets.
The home stretch of Endeavour's final journey begins Oct. 12, when four computer-controlled transport vehicles will roll the shuttle out of its airport hangar. The orbiter is slated to arrive at the California Science Center the next day.
When and where you can #spottheshuttle you can find from this article!

The space shuttle Endeavour rests atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) in a hanger on Sept. 24, 2012 at Los Angeles International Airport. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cum trimit eu pachete (din America) in România

Am promis de mult timp ca intr-o zi voi scrie un post despre cum trimit eu pachete in Romania! Intr-un final a venit si ziua aceea!
Deci cum se trimit pachete inspre Romania din L.A., Orange County si San Diego:
Pret: $ 1.35/lb ( pick up la depozit )
Pret: $ 1.55/lb ( pick up la client )
Timpul aproximativ de livrare: 6-8 saptamani
Minimum greutate / adresa: 50 lb
Livrarea se face in Romania direct la adresa destinatarului, si nu se plătesc alte taxe suplimentare la destinație. Din experienta mea, Pachetele au ajuns intacte la destinație, indiferent de conținut!
Contact: Avram Petruse ph-714-353-2667
Nr telefon RO contact: 0740 610 256
Persoana de contact in Ro - dl.Adi ( fam Avram )
Mai este încă o firma care trimite pachete, localizata tot in Orange County. Cand le voi afla informațiile voi face un update! Dacă aveți informații despre firme care se ocupa cu același lucru, din alte orașe, zone ale Americii, va rog sa mă ajutati sa facem o lista cât mai completa! Cred ca ar folosi multora! Thanks!