10 Books from 2002 Volume 8 — November 28, 2022

10 Books from 2002 Volume 8

Henry Builds A Cabin by D.B. Johnson

I Stink! by Kate McMullan

When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

John Coltrane’s Giant Steps by Chris Raschka

A Corner Of The Universe by Ann M. Martin

Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan

The Same Stuff As Stars by Katherine Paterson

Loser by Jerry Spinelli

Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges

Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin

10 Books from 1992 Volume 8 — November 26, 2022

10 Books from 1992 Volume 8

The Sign of the Seahorse by Graeme Base

The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Women Who run with the wolves: myths and stories of the wild woman archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4) by Robert Jordan

The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1 Harry Bosch Universe #1) by Michael Connelly

Cinnamon and Slugs —

Cinnamon and Slugs

Yesterday I finally tried that viral canned cinnamon roll and heavy cream recipe. I found it in the summer, but it was way too hot to bake here. The problem was it did not say how much cream to use. It came out ok I guess. My dad ate some. They were pretty messy. And they took a long time to cook. They are ok, but too much clean up than your normal canned cinnamon rolls. I think this recipe might work with canned biscuits as well.

Later I had a weird dream that I had 2 slugs (animals) in my left arm. I had a big lesion in my arm then somebody pulled out 2 long slugs a pinkish coral colored one and a dark purple almost black. they were skinny but long. As my forearm. I looked up what that meant, but I was confused and got a lot of different answers.

The Worst Thanksgiving Ever! — November 24, 2022

The Worst Thanksgiving Ever!

The worst Thanksgiving I ever had was back in ’92 when I was stuck going to my grandma’s house.

I did get to watch Kids’ Day Off because it started at like 5:30am. We had to leave early because she lived over 90 miles away, and it took a long time to get there. I think we left for her house around 8 or 9 am. I watched the PJ Sparkles and Peppermint Rose cartoons and a cartoon about trolls. The day was not completely lost I did get a little bit of cartoon watching in. I did really enjoy the cartoons aimed at girls even if they were made to sell Mattel dolls. I never had a PJ Sparkles and Peppermint Rose doll. I do have a Starbrite Sparkles doll.

I missed the Macy’s parade, Fox Kids TV Takeover, Bugs Bunny’s Thanksgiving Diet, Daffy Duck’s Very Merry Special. I missed all the Rocky and Bullwinkle marathon.

It was so boring there. There was nothing good on tv there. It was on football. We had to watch the Cowboys game because my uncle likes the Cowboys. I read The Biskitts in Double Trouble book. The Wild Bunch (a group of my cousins who were born around 1989) and were about 3 at the time were runnin’ wild. They had us play outside. I was so bored I mowed down her ice plant with a manual push mower. Pro tip: don’t make me go somewhere boring or I’ll get bored and be destructive. I don’t even know why we had to go there? Because my cousins were kidnapped? (Two of my cousin were kidnapped by their mother who did not have custody of them. They eventually got them back. They were not missing for long.) We had a prayer for their safe return. For the food? My grandma was a notoriously bad cook. You know what she did to her gravy? She put potato starch in it and it solidified. I’m stuck at a boring place with bad food far away from home. With nothing good to watch on tv. I forget who but one of my cousins was wearing on of those flipped brim Blossom hats. Which was the style at the time. (I sound like Grandpa Simpson there) Somebody older not a toddler. Somebody briefly put the tv on kids programming. A Sega commercial came on. My cousins were yelling “Sega!” to each other and laughing. I didn’t get it.

I was stuck at the kids table with my pissed off vegetarian cousin sitting there scowling at us. Telling everybody else at the kids’ table about the evils of meat. Telling us she doesn’t eat her friends. Like all the kids were there. From teenagers to toddlers. The table was too small for all of us. All those toddlers running around. You know those kids weren’t eating. I was also upset because I wanted to eat with my parents.

When we finally got home from that horrible experience the marathon was over. We must have gotten home at close to 10PM.

If you remember Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons read this in his voice “Worst Thanksgiving Ever!” Even after Thanksgiving ’08 where my family was in the process of moving, I ruined dinner by not getting a confirmation from a restaurant order, and ripping my shirt on a door this was still the worst.

https://pikapalpikaplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/second-worst-thanksgiving-ever.html

This event did not make me hate the holiday on a Chandler Bing level though.

Thanksgiving 22 —

Thanksgiving 22

I’m thankful I do not have to work at that terrible department store this year. Or have to work Thanksgiving day or Black Friday trying to sell people pants and other stuff.

I made a retro playlist that had some failed cartoon pilots, retro cartoons, and some Gobbledy Gooker clips. I wanted it to be like back in the day when tv channels would show random programming on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

In the morning I watched A Thanksgiving Tale. It’s short so it was just the right length.

Why does pikachu have to be towards the end of the parade?

KOCE Turns 50! (50 for 50) — November 23, 2022

KOCE Turns 50! (50 for 50)

Coming from Orange County now the only station from there. Even though no stations brand themselves coming from Orange Country now.

I have very fond memories watching this station. It came in pretty weak into the San Gabriel Valley. But when I did get it I would watch some more obscure PBS shows.

In the 90s they would show some obscure kids’ programming; Kanga Roddy, Huggabug Club, Big Comfy Couch, Dudley the Dragon, Pappyland, Gerbert, Tots Tv, Wimzie’s House, The Reppies, and more.

They also had Tick Tock minutes and those Aseop and the fables music videos.

They would show more common shows like Arthur.

They briefly showed Are-oh-vee in 1999. but according to the people on the Are-oh-vee request line said the station didn’t like the show. In 1999 the show moved from KRCA, KOCE, and KDOC.

I loved that Suburban Legends show they used to show on their old OC channel subchannel. I gave me Are-oh-vee vibes. If Are-oh-vee was still on they would have shown that on their show or said it was a special episode or something.

I Missed Breakfast Again! — November 22, 2022

I Missed Breakfast Again!

No Doubt had another breakfast in 2003.

Let me explain what the “Breakfast with” series was. KROQ used to have these events called “Breakfast with (musician’s or band’s name) and a certain number of fans could get in. Usually by winning them from the station. You would get to have breakfast with them and they would be interviewed by the fans and Kevin and Bean. This interview would be broadcast during their morning show. Sometimes they would perform. Here is a list of some of the bands/artists that had one besides No Doubt. Breakfast with; Courtney Love, Paramore, Tori Amos, Weezer, Coldplay, The Black Keys, Garbage, Green Day, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Incbus, Sting, My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails, Jack Johnson, Radiohead, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, Oasis, Billy Corgan, Korn, Red hot Chili Peppers, U2, Alanis Morissette, and others I didn’t list. I’m not sure if other radio stations did this.

No Doubt had their first one back on June, 3, 1997. Back when I was in 7th grade. Which I missed because I had to go to school. I did try. I tried to fake sick. My mom wouldn’t believe me. I did give it the old college try. I remember my history teacher telling me about it. My mom would not let me back in. It was like the first episode of Sailor Moon. I’m still pretty pissed about this even now.

This time the breakfast was at Disneyland. I wanted to go so badly. I wanted to stay home and listen. My parents made me go to school again. I was back where I was 5 years ago. So I was stupid and believed them. And went to school and class while I was sitting through math and art class. I was seriously regretting being there. Nobody was really there anyway. (in college nobody shows up during the week of Thanksgiving) When I got out of art class I tried to listen to the tail end of it. It’s over and I missed it again! I’m such a screw up! It wasn’t important for me to go to school anyway. Maybe I can dig up a transcript or buy a bootleg. At least it’s not like 5 years ago at least I still have the show to look forward to. I should be thankful for that right? It’s better than nothing. I’m not as resourceful as I could be. This time they got keys to the city of Anaheim. I think a few days later I went asking around on the No Doubt forum if anybody had a recording of the breakfast. I think the KROQ website had the audio a little while later, but my dial up at home was too slow to listen to it.

Accidentally Ghosted — November 21, 2022

Accidentally Ghosted

All these new electronics brought into the home that my parents can’t work and I can vaguely is stressing me out.

We got a new phone that they can’t work. Plus they could not activate it. When I realized it was broken I cried. It’s not even my phone, but I knew I was going to be put under stress to trouble shoot it. I wasted my whole fucking morning trying to get it to work. Get messages to my dad by using my phone to call. Plus that and having to give him bad news I freaked out. It’s wrong, it’s bad, and I hate it! Never good enough.

I was so stressed I went to the wrong location to a job interview. It’s a chain restaurant with multiple locations. The guy kind of brushed me off since I was not supposed to be there. He wanted me to leave to get to the other location.

I’ve been fucking up so badly I was not going to admit this happened. Later I dropped a tray of ice and freaked out.

10 Video Games from 2002 Volume 8 —
Nobody Can Win (With TVs) — November 19, 2022

Nobody Can Win (With TVs)

We got a new tv delivered. First it didn’t fit on old tv stand. For somebody who is supposedly good with math he sucks at it. Since he was gone the installation guy who was pretty stupid had to show me how to work the tv. He told us to get better tv reception drill holes in the wall and put up a big outdoor tv antenna. I told the guy repeatedly we rent.

Whenever installation or repair people come my parents turn up the lights really high/bright. Or they will try to “help” by shining a light in their face. They shine a light in my face all the time when I’m reading what they think is dim light.

I told the guy reception is so bad whenever a veichile goes by the tv goes out. Or when we turn on a light especially when they are high/bright.

Then the reception was still bad. All my dad could do was get mad at me and argue with me. Nothing I ever do is right or good enough.

Complete and utter disaster! Like always. It never fucking stops! NEVER FUCKING STOPS!

Afte the guy left I got so stressed out I cried in frustration. And we still get shitty reception. Now I’m the only person in the house who can kinda work the tv.

My dad bought a random tv after the people at the Best Buy told him it gets “sports” yeah free World Cup soccer matches. He doesn’t even like scoocer. He was also told you could get better OTA tv reception with an ethernet cable. Those 2 things are not even related.

If I got a job at the Best Buy you think he would listen to me? Me not having a job there doesn’t make me an “expert”.

He was not there to listen to the delivery guy show him how to use the tv. He was off fumbling around in the garage looking for pieces of wood long enough for the tv to fit.

I know it’s gonna take him forever to find a new tv stand that is big enough like months. He was slow to get a new internet provider after complaining about it for at least 6 years. The problem is that wood is really wide and it takes up so much space we cannot connect the DVD player. Or even put away things that used to be under the tv stand. Or use the table next to it. FUCK MY LIFE!