Happy Fourth of July!

The last ferret that James knew…

…, Rufus Bandit, passed away today.

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Happy Birthday James!

So Hello “Old Man”

I kinda remember that today would be your birthday – – –

So you are like 30 now – huh?

Now you’ve officially become “older”, welcome to “my” world!

Happy Birthday!  I hope it’s the BEST ever!  If I can buy you a drink – let me know!

With Great Love!


p.s. – yeah, I’m pretty sure that you are older – but I won’t commit that to paper 😉

5 Years ago today…

Unbelievably, it’s been five years since James walked among us.  It seems like only yesterday that he was smiling and saying hello from the porch, sitting on the couch and talking about his day or sitting across the table at a restaurant discussing the politics or TV shows.

Yet, a lot has happened since then.  I wish James was around for all of this (good and bad) as I would have wanted to hear his take on everything.

At home:

  • We lost a few more family members, but gained Chubbers, Rumble, Rook, Roxy, Kanook and Crissey
  • Our rent has raised by $450 since 2011
  • Our house has been burglarized and have since gotten a home security system installed
  • Our toilet and stove have been replaced
  • The landlord has built an eyesore next to our complex and devastated our landscape (butchering our palm tree, removing our privacy bushes/railings and replacing the grass with kitty litter/sand)
  • Gotten rid of our cable and replaced it with an antennae
  • Kabir bought his parents a home in Mira Mesa and have been spending most of their time there
  • His brother also bought a home near there and his niece and nephew visit often
  • My mother, sister, niece and nephew have come out for a visit several times usually around the 4th of July
  • Kabir buys a new car, 2015 Camry Hybrid


  • Andy Rooney
  • Whitney Houston
  • Davy Jones of the Monkees
  • Mike Wallace
  • Dick Clark
  • Donna Summer
  • Robin Gibb
  • Phyllis Diller
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • James Gandolfini
  • Cory Monteith (Glee – one of James’ favorite shows)
  • Paul Walker
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Shirley Temple
  • Maya Angelou
  • Casey Kasem
  • Robin Williams
  • Joan Rivers
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Christopher Lee
  • David Bowie
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Prince
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Corey Dalton (friend)
  • Kurt Cunningham (friend)

World Events:

  • Putin elected president of Russia
  • London Olympic Games in 2012
  • Rover Curiosity lands on Mars
  • Benghazi
  • Obama reelected
  • Sandy Hook tragedy
  • Boston Marathon terrorist attack
  • Egypt revolution
  • San Francisco plane crash
  • US Government shutdown in 2013
  • Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014
  • Russia invades Ukraine
  • Malaysia Air Plane mystery
  • Rise of ISIS
  • Malaysia Air Plane shot down over Ukraine
  • Ebola virus outbreak
  • Gas prices plummet
  • US/Cuba relations
  • Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris
  • Greece financial crisis
  • Gay marriage legalized by Supreme Court
  • Syrian refugee crisis
  • Terrorist attacks in Paris
  • Pulse massacre in Orlando
  • Zika virus outbreak and spraying in our neighborhood
  • Brexit
  • Rio Olympics in 2016


  • Disney buys Star Wars rights
  • Lisa Lampanelli and George Takei appear on the Celebrity Apprentice
  • Two and a Half Men have gay marriage before ending the series
  • Howard Stern judges on America’s Got Talent (one of his favorites) for 3 seasons

San Diego:

  • Mayor Filner
  • Croce’s moves to Banker’s Hill and then later closes for good
  • Saw Jane Lynch at Balboa Theater
  • Gala Foods becomes Target Express
  • Piacere Mio and Del Sur restaurants open in South Park

I’ll add more as I think of them.

Happy 4th Fireworks!

Happy 4th of July, James!

This was the last one we got to share with you.  🙁

Happy 55th Birthday James!

You are missed.

Ziggy joins James

Unfortunately, James has more company today.  Ziggy, his beloved little girl has passed away.

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Four Years Later…

It’s inconceivable that 4 years could pass without James’ wit and perspective, but somehow that’s what’s happened.


Happy Fourth of July James!

Wish you were here.

Happy Birthday James!