Monthly Archives: June 2009
Jun 30 2009
Ellison Bourbon goes to Africa

Our good friend is leaving for Africa in a few days.

Here’s the detail:

Ellison C Bourbon

Depart to Africa: July 6th 2009
Water Baptism: July 2009 …off the coast of Africa by Pastor Ken Foreman – photos to be posted, keep checking back!

God granted me peace Sunday January 18, 2009 and continues to carry me as I grow in Him.   Forgiving the unforgivable may seem impossible for some – but just when you think something is impossible He reveals what He is capable of.  Through forgiveness I’ve learned to love and trust on a higher level and the inner-peace it has brought me is nothing more but a gift through His grace.

Back2Bourbon: March 6th, 2009 – Thanks everyone for your support, you sure made March 6th a memorable night!

Goodness! So much more to say with little space and memory left on this website =)

I have been given so much love and support and I wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to every one of you who has been there for me -especially during this past year.  A year of changes and learning, growing and seeking.  I’ve dealt with the challenges placed before me and through them I became stronger and better.

Many of you, especially my mother were there without fail… old friends and relatives re-emerged and many new ones were made. Stefania – there are no words.. Jer 33:3!

The Elmore family and my friends and colleagues at Foundation Capital were also there for me 100% and all of them went above and beyond in lending me their love and support. Even the new Elmore puppy, Cruz was a huge dose of medication when I needed it most – he sure keeps us on our toes!

In recent months I loved taking new classes and finding out how far I can push myself whether it be through some new insane workout class or just finding out how much more I can fit on my plate… The last few weeks I’ve been learning some Portuguese with my mission group for our trip, also very fun!

From trips to L.A or Vegas to see friends and family (and in some cases The Cure at The Palms, Dave Matthews and Jason Mraz at the MGM)… all those awesome Warrior, Giants and Shark games – OH! and I FINALLY got to see the Red Sox with the Hemmingsens (getting to the game was half the fun)! …. trips to wine country and SF with the girls, dancing into the wee hours of the morning, those long lazy afternoons with my family at the Foley pool, giggle fits with Emma, Kylee and Ashley as well as my recent time spent with the four Salinas girls… and I can’t forget midweek service with JG! I owe all of you a big heartfelt thanks!

While I’m away I will think about many of those great memories (can’t forget about dancing on stage to PINK’s song SO WHAT at TAO in Las Vegas on Valentines Day) but I will also be looking forward to whats ahead of me when I return.  I will continue to grow strong in my faith, take classes at Northern California Bible College, zumba with my cousins, golf lessons start in August and I am also looking forward to seeing Depeche Mode, Chris Isaac and celebrating my birthday in September at the PINK concert with (so far) 21 of you!

I’m also selling my condo in San Carlos- it took a while to get it ready but it’s FINALLY on the market!  Please have a look at the link and pass on the info to any interested parties!

MLS # 80928745

Photo Link:

All for now!
God Bless and Take Care!

Jun 30 2009
Still time to pick cherries in Leona Valley

Just received a note from Rhonda at Rhodes Orchard.

Get these beautiful cherries. They are so good!

Rhodes Family

Just wanted to send a quick note::::were still pickin cherries! Open each day until after the 4th. July Weekend. Top field is fabulous and large dark cherries available, if u want to post that were still open .
Thanks, Ronda Rhodes

Rhodes Cherry Orchard

10600 Leona Ave
Leona Valley, CA 93551-7307
(661) 270-1569
Get directions

Jun 30 2009
In celebration of the life and work of Michael Jackson, The GRAMMY Museum is sharing a collection of Jackson’s most iconic wardrobe pieces (photos). The exhibit will only be extended for a short period of time! Also, take a walk along L.A. LIVE’s perimeter in search of Michael’s GRAMMY Awards enshrined in stone forever. Summer admission is only $10 and includes 2 hours free parking in the East Garage.


Jun 30 2009
Michael Jackson Body on Display

Reports are coming in. There will be a caravan to Neverland Ranch on this Friday.  Then the body will be on display.  It will surely be a crazy scene with thousands of people wanting to pay tribute.

The burial will take place Sunday, closed and family only.  Rumors are that the Neverland ranch will be turned into a memorial similar to Graceland.

Jun 30 2009
Mimis Cafe and the San Diego Zoo Team Up to Offer Food and Fun in Southern California

Mimis Cafe, the all day fresh cafe and the San Diego Zoo have partnered together to offer Southern Californians summer deals. Beginning July 1 through August 31 guests dining at any of the 39 participating Mimis Cafe restaurants in Southern California will receive a special coupon towards their next Mimis visit as well as their next visit to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park.

We wanted to give you the heads-up on this announcement, which will go live on on July 1st. I’ve included the press release with more details below. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Summer Deals Offer Food and Fun for Southern California Families

IRVINE, Calif. (June 30, 2009) – Mimis Cafe, the all day fresh cafe, announced today a summer partnership with the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, offering special deals for restaurant guests.  From July 1 through August 31 guests who dine at any of the 39 participating Mimis Cafe restaurants in Southern California will receive a coupon for one free Child’s Best Value Admission Ticket with the purchase of an Adult Best Value Admission Ticket to use toward their next visit to the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park.  Guests will also receive a Mimis Cafe coupon for the Just Enough menu items good on their next visit.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance and add value for our guests,” said Mimi Somerman, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Mimis Cafe.  “Our partnership with the San Diego Zoo, one of Southern California’s most popular attractions, provides another way our guests can enjoy summer.”

In addition to the summer deals, a special fundraising day will occur on Wednesday, August 12 at all 39 participating locations, in which 15 percent of net sales generated with a downloadable flyer will be donated to the San Diego Zoo’s conservation efforts.

“We welcome Mimis Cafe guests to experience what makes the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park such a unique and one-of-a-kind experience for people of all ages,” said John Dunlap, San Diego Zoo director.  “The money raised during the fundraising day, will aid the San Diego Zoo’s mission of conservation and preservation of animals and their habitats.”

To find participating Mimis Cafe locations, download the special flyer and more, visit and click on the San Diego Zoo logo.

About Mimis Cafe

Mimis Cafe is a collection of upscale casual dining restaurants with 144 locations in 24 states as of the end of the fourth fiscal quarter (April 24, 2009).  Mimis Cafe is a unit wholly owned by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. a publicly traded company (NASDAQ ticker symbol BOBE), known and loved for its full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with high-quality, eclectic cuisine, unparalleled service and tastefully appointed décor.

About The San Diego Zoo

The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats. The organization focuses on conservation and research work around the globe, educates millions of individuals a year about wildlife and maintains accredited horticultural, animal, library and photo collections.  The Zoo also manages the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, which includes a 900-acre native species reserve, and the San Diego Zoo’s Beckman Institute for Conservation Research.  The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.


Jun 30 2009
Michael Jackson TRIBUTE SHIRTS

Michael Jackson Memorialized

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Michael Jackson was the top entertainer in the 80s. His career spanned over four decades. For those of us at who grew up listening to his music, he will be missed.

Jun 30 2009
Paper Heart Movie

Paper Heart comes out in August.
The movie coming soon. From the Maui film festival.
August 7 is the release date.

Jun 30 2009
NUMMI Plant in Freemont on the line

The only remaining auto assembly line in Freemont, CA, the NUMMI plant is on the line. It may be closed if a deal is not reached.

Jun 30 2009
Prefab Hybrid Home in Hollywood Hills

Lee Marmol – Architect

Marmol Radziner Prefab, Los Angeles, California, USA

One day closure
The foundation is already set and the house is being brought in on flatbed trucks and will be hoisted in over the hillside and placed carefully into place on the foundation.

Green House – Hybrid House

Marmol Radziner Prefab
12210 Nebraska Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90025

Jun 30 2009
Babies R Us


Jun 30 2009

Billie Tweets website.

Jun 30 2009
BLUEHOST.COM: Announcement

This is an email I received from BlueHost this morning. It appears they are trying to do more about SPAM. But my feeling is that this service should be free as part of the hosting service.

Dear Bluehost Customer,

Its been well over a year since I have written any of you personally . A lot has changed in the last year at Bluehost. We have moved into our new 47, 000 square foot facility, have grown our team to nearly 300 people, and continue to add to and improve our services often.

I am writing today to announce a new offering that we have just added. I almost never send emails about our different product offerings, so when I do make an announcement you can believe that the product works great and does what it is supposed to do. We have just added the ability to test the Bluehost/Postini anti-spam/malware/virus filter. At Bluehost we have tried just about every anti-spam product available and far and away the best solution we have ever seen is the Postini anti-spam filter.

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Jun 30 2009
Nothing Bundt Cakes Thousand Oaks

Nothing Bundt Cakes in Thousand Oaks was on KTLA News.

3 different flavors are always kept.

They offer delivery

Nothing Bundt Cakes
1610 E Thousand Oaks Blvd # D Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2973 –
(805) 446-3082

Jun 28 2009
Michael Jackson Service

The Jackson family is working on a large public service.

Michael Jackon’s tribute took place during the BET Awards.  Michael Jackson put BET on the map.  Lots of stars wanted to be on the BET Awards.

BET Red Carpet Stars at Shrine Auditorium.

New Edition: BET Awards Performances. –


Bell Biv Deco

Arsenio Hall

Sports stars and musicians

Agape Natioanl Choir – Sieda Garrett Siedah Garrett – co written with Michael Jackson. – he remains with us forever.

Jun 28 2009
Organizing Your clothes tip

Heard this one from the mother-in-law who heard it on Oprah.

So you have a hard time cleaning out your closet from clothes you don’t weay.

So here’s the tip.

Place all the clothes with the clothes hanger hook open end facing out towards you.  As you use the clothes put them back in the closet with the hook facing away.

After about 2-3 months the clothes that are left with the hook still facing you have not been used and you should seriously consider getting rid of the clothes.

Jun 28 2009
Billy Mays RIP

Billy Mays passed away today in Tampa, Florida.

He was on an US Airways flight that had a

He was on a tv for an interview.

50 years old.

Wife and two kids.

Billy was one of the most popular faces on informercials.

Jun 28 2009
State of Our Food: Monsanto – Food Inc

Just got back from seeing the documentary Food, Inc.

Great film about the state of food system and how it is controlled by large multinational organizations like Monsanto and lbp
Smithfield Packing Company
How Monsanto has been allowed to take control of soy seeds and prosecute any farmer that wants to grow their own and not use the Monsanto GMO seeds. Very frieghtening if you consider that a company like Monsanto can take control of the nations and worlds food production.

Several farmers have been sued by Monsanto for growing soy beans.

More on this subject and the Food Inc movie.

Highly recommend that everyone should see this movie.

One area that the movie touched on was that we have been insulated from the source of our food, basically that we don’t really see where it comes from.
Many of us are too busy and it is easy to just buy a burger from a fast food place that is cheap and convenient.

Obama needs to pay attention to this area more as it is a serious threat to our nations food supply.

In particular the process by which we raise cattle and they are fed corn, which is not natural like the grass fed cattle.
Ecoli bacteria and infection and life threatening disease arise from animals being raised horrible conditions with feces knee high.

Jun 28 2009
Trial Pay Get it Free Model

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Jun 28 2009
Jamba Juice BOGO Buy one Get One Free

Jamba Juice BOGO Buy one Get One Free.
Jamba Juice offers a Free Smoothie with the purchase of a Smoothie (equal or lesser value) when you present this Printable Coupon which may be used through July 12, 2009.

Jamba Juice Buy One Get One Free.

Jun 28 2009
Michael Jackson Rehearsal Video

partial source from:

Taped Jackson’s Last Night Alive, Could Be CD, DVD
“We have a live album in the can, ” AEG official boasts.

Taped Jackson's Last Night Alive, Could Be CD, DVD
Rumors of a video dvd of the final rehearsals and especiall the one at Staples Center on the eve of Michael Jackson’s passing are increasing.
The show was rumored to be a huge production. With production costs estimated to be over $30 million and all dates sold out in London, with a value of $85 million.
Jackson was rehearsing at the Forum after spending several months with his dancers at CenterStaging in Burbank. John Caswell and several others have been interviewed by several media outlets.
Kerry Jensen, Danyelle Sanders, Max, and others have been interviewed by the media.
Approx 50 workers at CenterStaging had some experience either watching the fans in front of the studios and watching the caravan of vehicles driving in with Michael Jackson.
Our thoughts go to the production staff that was hard at work putting together the shows. The feat was amazing. I hope that all that hard work can be used in a tribute to Michael Jackson. A dvd release of the footage in a special commemorative edition would be a hot seller for sure.
On Amazon we see that the top 15 albums are all Michael Jackson! – Pretty amazing to see this here
Michael Jackson Sales Chart on Amazon

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50. Arguably the most recognizable entertainer in the world, Jackson is best known for the groundbreaking Thriller, which remains the bestselling album of all time. From his young stardom as the lead voice of the Jackson 5 to his adorable portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wiz, Jackson demonstrated an incomparable talent that sparked early, burned brightly, and leaves an incalculable musical legacy behind.

Michael Jackson on Amazon


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