Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Civilization Trembles

Two Los Angeles County men were arrested Monday night in Camarillo on suspicion of felony theft after a deputy spotted them stealing avocados from trees, authorities said.
...
Sherry and Luna were booked into Ventura County Jail. Stealing avocados can be a felony when the fruit stolen is worth more than $100 wholesale, Kenney said.
----
Woman who claimed rental scam is arrested

Ruse positioned her as a victim, T.O. police say
A woman who claimed she was duped in a rental scheme was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of residential burglary, grand theft by false pretenses and filing a false police report, Thousand Oaks police said.
...
Walker claimed she had paid a $3,000 cash deposit and signed a month-to-month lease with landlord Sonya Martinez for a three-bedroom house on Calle Jazmin earlier this month.

Within days, Walker and her husband were forced out of the house by sheriff's deputies after the rightful owner, Ventura-based attorney Tim Quinn, learned someone was living in the home.
----
Two articles in the paper this morning. Get a lock for your gas cap.

137 comments:

aaron said...

first and murst.

w said...

From the same paper:

Gamers line up to get hands on 'GTA4'

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/apr/30/gamers-line-up-to-get-hands-on-gta4/

"The game is expected to break all sorts of sales records" Pandering to the lowest common denominator couldn't have an effect on our society?

Casey Serin said...

Stealing $100 or more in avocados is a felony?? Whew, thankfully I stuck with safer, less prosecutable crimes, like stealing eight houses. ;-)

Property Flopper said...

Gas will hit $8 before it stabilizes, it's going to get really fun before it's over.

Edgar Alpo said...

A locking gas cap is a bad idea this time around. You should be so lucky that the gas thieves are considerate enough to siphon the gas. The thefts I've heard about lately they punctured the gas tank. Not only do you lose every last drop that way, but it damages the vehicle. Better to keep 1/2 tank or less and take your chances.

Rob Dawg said...

Gas can't go to $8. Not that it would matter as anything beyond $6 would crush the economy. What will save us is when China snaps and no longer subsidizes energy. Were they to float energy prices for their people pricing worldwide crash.

Centipede said...

Sherry and Luna are guys? Odd.
As far as gas related issues, Hanna seeks your assistance.

bboya said...

rob sawg, out of curiousity who did you vote for in 2000 and 2004?

H Simpson said...

save your money on buying that gas lock.
on any car or truck 10 years old or newer, it is impossible to syphon, as there is an anti-rollover check valve in there.

Been there trying to lighten a fuel tank so I could replace a fuel pump (most are in the tank to cool them). No dice.

That is why theives are going for the tank. Or stealing diesel out of boats in boatyards.

h.

Lost Cause said...

Xurbia not looking so good these days?

Jean ValJean said...

Very interestin (and disturbing) lenghty article about the lies of official financial figures:

The real numbers, to most economically minded Americans, would be a face full of cold water. Based on the criteria in place a quarter century ago, today's U.S. unemployment rate is somewhere between 9 percent and 12 percent; the inflation rate is as high as 7 or even 10 percent;

.....

Undermeasurement of inflation, in particular, hangs over our heads like a guillotine. To acknowledge it would send interest rates climbing, and thereby would endanger the viability of the massive buildup of public and private debt (from less than $11-trillion in 1987 to $49-trillion last year) that props up the American economy. Moreover, the rising cost of pensions, benefits, borrowing, and interest payments — all indexed or related to inflation — could join with the cost of financial bailouts to overwhelm the federal budget.

Hard numbers: The economy is worse than you know

Casey Serin said...

Hey Robbo, for next blog post how about this --

Jose Canseco loses home to foreclosure.

Instead of a hat tip to me, make it a tri-tip. ;-)

Akubi said...

Excellent find Casey!
Particularly the juicing angle: Canseco was one of the first Major League Baseball players to admit using steroids in his tell-all 2005 book "Juiced." His personal life has also been controversial with two divorces and several run-ins with the law for violence.

w said...

Casey, I always wondered why you never had a baby with Galina. Maybe you could do some public service work.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/6007/1615/1600/NHS.jpg

Akubi said...

Shouldn't it be...
"Family planning *advise*
Use rear entrance"

Casey Serin said...

Casey, I always wondered why you never had a baby with Galina.

Because we already had someone around the house who was as dumb as a post, took zero responsibility for his actions, and occasionally wet the bed. ;-)

w said...

That PhDiva is wicked. I always wanted to be an archaeologist. Instead I read a few magazines and books. Although I do have a hankering for those Indiana Jones Legos.

What did everyone else want to be before they realized they had to get a job with a salary?

Casey Serin said...

What did everyone else want to be before they realized they had to get a job with a salary?

I always dreamed of becoming a criminal who would do his part in destroying the United States economy. And, by God, with the blessings and support of my family, I achieved my dream! :-)

w said...

You do realize now that you need to get a job with a salary now?

Casey Serin said...

Would "glory hole attendant" count? ;-)

Akubi said...

I always wanted to be a geneticist in a sweet genie bottle like I Dream of Genie.

WeWantTheFunk said...

Onceuponatime, my neighbors' gardeners stole all my avocados. I had two huge trees; found out about it from the nosy old lady that lived across the street.

If I'd known about this law, I'd have laid down the GOON HAND.

Edgar Alpo said...

Ah, Shade-in-Fraud:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. baseball star Jose Canseco said on Thursday he had lost his California mansion to foreclosure -- one of the first celebrities to publicly admit being a statistic in the U.S. housing crisis.

Canseco, 43, one of the most flamboyant U.S. baseball players until his retirement from the major leagues in 2001, told the celebrity TV show "Inside Edition" that it did not make financial sense to keep his 7,300 square-foot (678.2 sq-metro) home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino.

"Inside Edition" said it had foreclosure documents showing Canseco owed a bank more than $2.5 million on the house.

"I've been out of the game for about eight or nine years and obviously this issue with the foreclosure on my home," he told "Inside Edition."
[link]

He'll buy it back in a couple years for half price. Amerikans uber-sux.

w said...

Yesterday I was driving out of a ranch and saw a van parked across the highway from it. Several young Mexicans ran across the road and into the yard of a house on the ranch. They started picking the oranges out of a tree. This is someones HOME! Since the trees are on a driveway I would expect an invited guest to come onto the property with their vehicle. Not park across the highway.

bboya said...

ROB, who did you vote for in 2000 and 2004??

Rob Dawg said...

Who have I voted for? Ummm, the wrong candidate? Good enough? Okay, I voted for Bush over Gore and do not regret that least evil.

I have held my nose every 4 years since Nixon. I actually voted once for Dukakis (for Governor). The second term I did not vote for Reagan because I thought there was message to be sent with another candidate. I'm also in California where even with my considerable influence I am not able to sway the actual vote. I get to vote conscience, a liberating prospect.

Bush has been a bad President. We still (barely) have a system that can survive bad Presidents. We need a weaker Judiciary and Executive and stronger Legislative but also an ultimately Constitutionally constrained Federalism.

Bill said...

Only thing that stops this is a cement block wall topped w/ broken glass.

Not chain link, even w/ razor wire - too easy to snip.

Friend had his cut one night while in residence (they wanted his goats) - only a motion sensor light alerted him in time

>picking oranges

segfault said...

I had an idea for a new TV series last night. In the same vein as Flip This House and My House is Worth What?.

My show would begin with having a designer redecorate/rehab a house in the first episode. Second episode, another designer redecorates/rehabs the house to their standards. None of the designers know about the other designers. Third episode, another designer redecorates/rehabs the house to what they think will sell. Culminating in the final episode, wherein the designer says, "no, you've got it all wrong," and proceeds to rip everything out and remodel, with an end result that is indistinguishable from the original.

bboya said...

Rob;
i'm confused here...you said you voted for the wrong candidate...yet you insist he was the lesser evil compared to Gore??

would gore have invaded iraq?
(among a litany of bad decisions he prob would not have taken compared to Bush)

and I'm assuming you voted for Bush AGAIN in 04....thats just like crapping in your own bed. I always wondered what was going on inside the heads of those americans who chose Bush again in 04.

Akubi said...

PhDiva On Being an Obamacon.

Hey Casey,
I don't have much on hand in the Hans variety, but I've posted more Petter Hegre for your Fishnet Friday enjoyment on Zillow Book.

Akubi said...

Seeing as it's dead here, I'll also go about linking to my fellow Nietzschean porn buddy who is pissed off: Politics and Bullshit at 666 Up Ass Street

Lou Minatti said...

So what is Casey driving nowadays? Anything? Or is he taking the short bus? I don't know what kind of public transportation is available in the Sacramento suburbs.

Casey Serin said...

So what is Casey driving nowadays?

I'm driving my parents to drink.

I'm driving my ex-wife crazy.

I'm driving my current boyfriend up the wall, with my campy, over-the-top "flamboyance". Not that there's anything wrong with that! :-)

Casey Serin said...

Speaking of driving, I've recently considered a career in car sales. I'd be great at it -- I'm a smooth-talking con artist, plus I actually have experience in the field, selling hummers to other men. ;-)

H Simpson said...

I like the new Casey.
He is so much more honest and humoruous since the pressures of all those houses have been taken off his shoulders...

Reminds me of the Evil Dave Letterman on Howard.

Casey Serin said...

I like the new Casey.

What can I say -- I'm here, I'm queer, and... I spend all day watching reruns of Mr. Belvedere. ;-)

H Simpson said...

Dawg

Last year you ranted about building luxury condos at the mall.

Well, your favorite mall is in serious trouble. Seems the good people of Boston are uneducated and cannot understand why they should be buying 1000 dollar shoes.


http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/05/04/downscaled_hopes_for_an_upscale_mall/

Even better is the attached blog:
http://boards.boston.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=bc-general&tid=1543

It is not all good (tm)

h.

serinitis said...

Countrywide deal going south

http://www.reuters.com/article/innovationNews/idUSBNG17385120080505

Property Flopper said...

Oil just went over $120/barrel. Rob - you sure about your ceiling of $6 / gallon? I'm pretty sure we'll see $8 before too long (within five years, probably three.).

Casey Serin said...

Way to keep the blog current, Robbo... no posts in 5 days -- gah, you're slower than I was when I moderated IAFF comments while sitting on the toilet!!

Bill said...

Doubling the price of crude oil/bbl does not double the price of gasoline/gallon.

Property Flopper said...

Bill - True, or we'd already be higher.

I commented the other day that I figure we're headed for $8/gal. Rob countered it would stop at $6 - that would crush the economy at anything past that.

Interesting speculations...

H Simpson said...

Maybe Dawg is back east.
I noticed a log entry on another blog at 7:30 est today.

anyhow...

I thought Orange Country had all the expensive houses, but I was wrong.

How about 2 billion bucks,
and it is not in Orange County.

http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/blogs/renow/2008/05/tgif_a_billion.html

bohica said...

Try Alpine NJ or Rockleigh, NJ.
07648 is not too far behind either.
all are within 20 miles of Times Square.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Having moved out of Natick, Ma a year ago, I can tell you that entire mall renovation was housing bubble and home equity bubble fueled. My wife and I both predicted it would flop. Natick & Framingham could not support that, but with enough credit and suckers for the condos, it could work. The mall itself might have been targeting some of the wealthier towns that have developed around the locale like Sudbury with citizens too lazy to go into Boston.

Akubi said...

Over 200 leading economists believe it is time for Neil Diamond for president!
#1 choice would be Nietzsche, but he’s dead.

Akubi said...

Oh, here's the linky for the vaguely yet functionally nilistic: Bye Buy American Pie in the toilet and such.

Peripheral Visionary said...

@bboy: "would gore have invaded iraq?
(among a litany of bad decisions he prob would not have taken compared to Bush)"


It bears pointing out that Clinton launched military operations against both Afghanistan and Iraq (and Kosovo, and Bosnia.) I don't see any indication that Al Gore would have been any more peace-loving than his predecessor. It's easy to say that everything would have been so much more peaceful and stable if Al Gore had been elected President, but you could also assert that the world would be in a utopian state by now if Apple had been ascendant rather than Microsoft, but in the end it's all pure speculation.

The economic problems the nation faces now are only in small part due to the Iraq war; for the most part they are the consequences of years of bad policies, particularly deficit spending and loose lending, which were cheered on by both parties, including Al Gore. Al Gore may not have launched an invasion of Iraq, but I would not have been surprised if he would have launched an invasion of Wall Street, and we'd be sitting with $100/bbl oil and a massive financial bust just like we are right now.

Property Flopper said...

PV - Let's keep perspective - Clinton initiated action against Afghanistan and Iraq, but not nearly on the same scale. Comparing the two is just silly.

Even Bush senior knew going into Iraq was a bad idea (I love the quote back then by Cheney - he predicted going into Iraq would "lead to a quagmire"; Too bad he forgot that 10 years later).

Are all the economic woes due to the mideast situation? Absolutely not. We are, however, spending $5,000 PER SECOND on the war, that is a huge economic drain that could be better used elsewhere.

Property Flopper said...

Add to last:

And let's not forget Bush's claims as we went into Iraq. He stated it would be a matter of weeks, no more than six months. Also stated that it would pay for itself - Iraq could rebuild itself with the oil money and we would not end up paying for it.

Five years and three TRILLION later, we are no closer to a solution. The ongoing civil war has killed far more Iraqies than Saddam on his worst day, electricity / water and other basic necessities are not being provided... Certainly sounds like "Mission Accomplished" to me.

Akubi said...

Clinton sucks, Bush sucks. Woohoo! The peeps weren't as clueless as I thought they might be given the pol(l)s.
Hillarystein should just be sent out to pasture or something.

Edgar Alpo said...

In January 1995, as the Clintons were licking their wounds from the 1994 congressional elections, a debate emerged at a retreat at Camp David. Should the administration make overtures to working class white southerners who had all but forsaken the Democratic Party? The then-first lady took a less than inclusive approach.

"Screw 'em," she told her husband. "You don't owe them a thing, Bill. They're doing nothing for you; you don't have to do anything for them."
[link]

w said...

Time for an APB on Rob. Too bad we don't know what he looks like. Maybe you all can help...

I am thinking he sports a walrus mustache.

Can anyone help fill in the picture?

H Simpson said...

Maybe he is bird dogging some sweet deals in his neighborhood.

Has breaded koi (its a kind of fish) season started in So Cal yet?


I have seen him commenting on CR all week, so he is alive.

Rob, you better get back before we start ripping the copper out of the walls...

h.

Casey Serin said...

Time for an APB on Rob. Too bad we don't know what he looks like.

We know what Coté looks like, walrus mustache and all... here's the old picture dug up from patrick.net ... :-)

Lou Minatti said...

Time for an APB on Rob.

Rob is quietly plotting his move back to Massachusetts. He claims to be a Californian, but he'll always be a Masshole.

w said...

Perfect pic Casey. Please forward to the authorities. In your case you may want to do it anonymously.

Edgar Alpo said...

Maybe Countrywide lost his mortgage papers and he went down there to see WTF? And got lost? :\

Lou Minatti said...

The true identity of M. Singh has been revealed. He's one powerful dude!

Casey Serin said...

Good Lord, Robbo, stop gorging yourself on tri-tip and 25-year-old Chardonnay and get back to your friggin' blog.

You out there, Rob?? :-)

Akubi said...

Casey,
I suspect Dawg wants a serious Financial Blog™ to Impress Tanta, but he's stuck with this ragtag Casey crowd he just can't get rid of and hopes if he’s quiet for long enough we’ll all go away and he can enjoy that sweet tri-tip. Wait, I can’t say sweet – due to Neil Diamond repeats in my head....

Akubi said...

M. SINGH for president!

Akubi said...

Dawg sighting at Lou's place! They're probably in the same church of the M.SINGH or something.

Tyrone said...

Must see TV...

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BARACK
.

Peripheral Visionary said...

The problem with calling Last! is that you can never be entirely certain (as with First!) that you are Last!, and even if you are, you get no credit, as the blog is shut down before anyone can recognize your accomplishment. So I won't.

Speaking of "serious Financial Blog™"s, however, I am very much enjoying naked capitalism. No Caseyisms™ and no Nietzsche, but it does have some very intelligent discussions, and a more favorable signal-to-noise ratio than CalculatedRisk (which I also enjoy, but let's be honest, it's feeling a bit crowded there these days.)

Akubi said...

Dawg sighting in Greenland!

@PV,
Thanks for the link. That does look like an interesting blog. What's the deal with those Chinese ladies advertised on the right though?

serinitis said...

@PV
Good Link

@Akubi
I think they are advertising naked capitalism

Property Flopper said...

OK - so we can't get a new top post, here at least is a new article:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/09/news/economy/creditcards/index.htm?cnn=yes

People can't use the house as an ATM anymore, so they're piling up debts on credit cards instead.

Here's a novel concept - SPEND LESS.

Always amazed at people who do not understand the concept of living within their means. Somehow, the world owes them a great standard of living, even though they work at a minimum wage job.

Casey Serin said...

Sixty-Ninth!! Which reminds me, I have to call one of my male friends. ;-)

Akubi said...

The bodies come and go with the tides. They wash up onto the riverbanks or float grotesquely downstream, almost always face down. They are all but ignored by the living.
The NYT is sounding like the Waste Land.

Jim the Realtor said...

There was a Rob sighting on my blog - he is still alive.

The bloggers among us, Akubi, etc., can relate - wouldn't you like a week or two off?

Rob has been the standard-bearer for bloggers - he has taken more flak and personal attacks than anyone during the crazy Nigel/Casey blog experience, and still came out a winner.

I'd like to initiate a standing ovation for the Rob Dawg, and a hearty thanks for all you do.

Take another week off, if you like - you deserve it.

Akubi said...

I guess if Rob Dawg had to seriously consider wearing ugly bridesmaids dresses I could understand. The whole concept makes me brake out in hives.

H Simpson said...

Dawg

I am telling you that having Casey be your new webmaster while you are away is a bad idea.

After a week, maybe we ought to hijack this thread.

We could do "Where are they now" of the trolls from last year to see just how big a rock they have slid back under. When they attack like the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, we can really get things humming again. ;>)

h.

Lou Minatti said...

I am telling you that having Casey be your new webmaster while you are away is a bad idea.

Indeed. It would take days for Casey to get off his butt and approve each message.

Casey Serin said...

Indeed. It would take days for Casey to get off his butt and approve each message.

184 comments in the queue?? Bleh... I think Wordpress is bluffing. I'll check into it. ;-)

Edgar Alpo said...

Casey could sell this blog and pay back every dirty penny. NOT!!

Akubi said...

Evil in Burma

w said...

http://www.redfin.com/CA/VENTURA/6340-FREMONT-ST-93003/home/4407554

Check out the loss on this one. It was a foreclosure.

Akubi said...

In my lifetime, I have never seen so many "For Sale" signs in Southern and Western Marin as I did this Mother's Day.
Nonetheless I'm also seeing some foreclose-ish "sweet deals" - yet suspect there's still a way to go to bottom.

Lost Cause said...

Knock. Knock. Knock. Hello? Is anybody home? Hello?

Peripheral Visionary said...

Hi!

Nobody here but us blog-squatters. If "bando" is someone who sets up in an abandoned home, what's the name for someone setting up in an abandoned blog?

Peripheral Visionary said...

I'm just waiting for a post from Rob about a bunch of Blogless Guys™ (Akubi excluded, of course) have set up house in "his" blog.

serinitis said...

At least we are taking care of the blog and not allowing algae to take it over.

Sweet Cashback said...

I am setting claim on the lavatories, the first thing that gets ruined. And it should provide me some sweet(tm) passive income by charging for access.....
I could also just rip out the copper to build capital.

Casey Serin said...

Damnit, Rob... we miss the cryptic allusions that you make through your blog post pictures.

"It's a can of Coke in a shoebox!! Don't you guys get it? It represents Republican incompetence. Gah, you people are so stupid!" ;-)

Edgar Alpo said...

This blog is fun now that the landlord got foreclosed.

Akubi said...

@PV
I'm just waiting for a post from Rob about a bunch of Blogless Guys™ (Akubi excluded, of course) have set up house in "his" blog.

Well, as far as I know Edgar and Lou have blogs too.

O Dawg,
Where Art Thou?

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Casey:

Damnit, Rob... we miss the cryptic allusions that you make through your blog post pictures.

Maybe his next post will simply be a picture of a walrus in some faraway zoo, perhaps with a Charles Shaw advertisement visible in the distance.

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Sweet Cashback:

I am setting claim on the lavatories, the first thing that gets ruined.

I get to park in the driveway.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Faint echoes of Nigel.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Ninety-Murst!

w said...

Mysterious things happening behind CalPERS' curtain of secrecy

http://www.sacbee.com/111/v-print/story/930336.html

Casey Serin said...

Remember, over the past two years, all the "tip jar" money that was donated to Rob so that he could both implement forums and move the blog to its own domain?

Since those things obviously didn't happen, I'm guessing he finally took all his ill-gotten gains and took a vacation with it. Godspeed, Robbo... Godspeed. ;-)

anonymous said...

WHERE THE FUCK IS ROB?????

Edgar Alpo said...

Hello
Hello
hello

ECHO
ECHO
echo

That's a wrap.

serinitis said...

@anonymous

Rob has been out campaigning for Hillary.

H Simpson said...

2 weeks and no sign of Rob. He sure is being koi :<)

Could it be that the Governator has tasked him to clean up the carnage?

I hope he remembers when Arnold said
"Remember when I said I would not kill you? I lied"

Heck, I am waiting for Arnold to say it to the citizens at the next State of the State speech.


Someone want to put up some Lost Dawg posters on the street corners in Ventura County and I will call the pound and see if they have grabbed him.

Maybe we can get Casey to do some bird dogging for Rob.

h.

Rob Dawg said...

a little surgery this morning. Mrs. Dawg will post likely tomorrow. No biggie.

Jean ValJean said...

whoa whoa whoa...
he's gone for two weeks and returns as Agatha Christie?

Jean ValJean said...

Oh, and One hundred, Bitches!

Rob Dawg said...

Quintille possibly sextuple bypass. Kinda explains why I haven't been as attentive lately. Scheduled for noon or so.

wagga said...

Oh Man!

Will be thinking of you.

segfault said...

Wow... Hope you are back and blogging soon!

w said...

Best Wishes!

Akubi said...

That sucks. Hope you are back with a koi breading update soon. Good luck!

lawnmower man said...

"No biggie"? Sounds like some biggie to me. That does indeed suck.

Best wishes for the procedure and for a quick recovery afterwards.

Casey Serin said...

Good luck, Robbo... think positive thoughts, we need you to continue blogging to put me in prison one of these days! ;-)

serinitis said...

Good Luck

And don't let them put you on a wheatgrass diet.

Peripheral Visionary said...

Good luck Rob, and check back with us following the procedure.

Arthur Wankspittle said...

Flippin' heck Rob, you can't half come up with some good excuses for not blogging for a few days!
Best of luck for a speedy recovery and hope to see you back on line soon.

pocketbikegp.com said...

Long time reader first time poster.

Good luck and hope you get back on line soon

Son of Brock Landers said...

good luck dawg

H Simpson said...

Dawg

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Maybe Casey can double up in that hospital bed with you. The guy is an expert on rest. World Class I understand. He could show you a trick or two.

You may have to lay off the steak tips, but I hear red wine is known to break down plaque in the arteries. Check if you can write off a case of vintage Merlot against your medical spending account. As Dr Fine used to say "For Duty and Humanity".

Lou Minatti said...

Rob,

I am very sorry to hear about this, but you should also realize the good. (I say this as someone with a family history of heart problems.)

It sucks that you have to have this done. The good is they spotted the problem NOW and will do something about it rather than later when it could be even more serious.

You have a lot of online friends here, Rob. We'll all be thinking of you and look forward to your return.

Casey Serin said...

Maybe Casey can double up in that hospital bed with you. The guy is an expert on rest.

... and it wouldn't be the first time I doubled up in bed with another man! ;-)

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Rob Dawg:

Good luck. I hope you come through the surgery without complications.

@ Mrs Dawg:

Once he gets out, tell him more golf and less tri-tip.

Lou Minatti said...

I watch this and I think of C and G. Yeah, I'm weird.

Centipede said...

Hmm,
I would suggest less golf and less tri-tip. A moderate amount of merlot mixed with wheat grass isn't such a bad idea. Arugula is the best solution though. Hope you are recovering smoothly.

Northern Renter said...

Good luck Dawg.

NR

w said...

I was standing in this picture today...

http://exurbannation.blogspot.com/2008/01/ventura-snapshots.html#comments

...undoubtedly below the Dawg House, and while inspecting some swiss chard noticed a strangely shaped leaf with several bees on it. The leaf looked just like the Virgin Guadalupe wearing a beard of bees. Imagine that, and on such a day. I take it as a good omen.

Jim the Realtor said...

Robert,

The family and I send our best wishes, and hopes for a speedy recovery. A guy I know who had quadruple last year said he has never felt healthier - hopefully you'll feel the same!

Jim the Realtor

ocrenter said...

Robert, sorry to hear about this and I hope everything goes well.

focus on the silver lining that they caught this now rather than later.

btw, very common to see these grafts going for 20+ years without major problems these days, just got to listen to your docs. =)

best wishes

ocrenter

spooq said...

Good luck, hope everything goes well.

Lost Cause said...

Good luck and get well soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rob Dawg said...

things are looking up. Six blockages quad bypass. Walking time bomb all that. Out Monday. Thanks to all for the kind thoughts and prayers. I'll post a knarly arm scar in a few days and get back to blogging soon.

Jim the Realtor said...

Glad to hear the good news, and would like to hear you thoughts on health care after what you've been through. You're probably not the only walking time bomb out here (as I sheepishly look in the mirror....)

w said...

Wouldn't have happened if you were on a liquid diet from Jamba Juice!

Glad your well.

w said...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121090164137297527.html?mod=hpp_us_pageone

Be careful Rob, I think Dick Armey may be masquerading as Jim the Realtor, what with his health care questions and such. Obviously, Akubi is an undercover acolyte of Steve Forbes.

Lou Minatti said...

Glad to hear it, Rob.

ocrenter said...

excellent news!

Akubi said...

things are looking up.
That's great to hear.
Please get back to blogging soon so I can continue pursuing my undercover conservative agenda;).

Casey Serin said...

Robbo, from here on out you need to follow a heart-healthy diet; I'd suggest going on my patented semi-vegan diet. In fact, for dinner tonight I'm having a semi-vegan 16oz. T-Bone steak, a side of semi-vegan egg salad, with a glass of semi-vegan whole milk.

It's all good, and all healthy! ;-)

tj & the bear said...

Damn, Rob... hope you're okay.

Someone just posted on CR that Riverpark was sold, so I came over to see your take on that just to hear about pending surgery. Ouch.

Take care!!!

Jim the Realtor said...

Wow - I get called a dick a lot, but never Dick Armey. For those that didn't follow that link, Dick Armey is behind angryrenter.com.

"the people behind AngryRenter.com are certainly not renters. Though it purports to be a spontaneous uprising, AngryRenter.com is actually a product of an inside-the-Beltway conservative advocacy organization led by Dick Armey, the former House majority leader, and publishing magnate Steve Forbes, a fellow Republican. It's a fake grass-roots effort -- what politicos call an AstroTurf campaign -- that provides a window into the sleight-of-hand ways of Washington"

Lou Minatti said...

Akubi, for you. Very cool but definitely NSFW!

Rob Dawg said...

New post. Even has a deep meanings picture.

Centex Riverpark outrage tomorrow. Watch your blood pressure.

Akubi said...

Nice find, Lou!
Definitely my genre, but wouldn't describe it as NSFW. The vintage stuff isn't even PG-13!
Thought these fishnets were rather scary.