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Hey everybody! Long time no see. I’m sorry for not posting anything but I’ve been busy with personal stuff. Work, relationships, and all that other crap. But hey! You got to do what you got to do. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this blog and I want to create a couple of new ones, ones dedicated to the stuff I like. I mean, don’t get me I don’t regret starting sweet sanctuary. This will always be my first blog. I’ll stop by every now and then but I’m planning on moving some the posts I’ve written here to the other ones. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to check out my blog. You guys are great. Love you all!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Can you believe that the year is almost over? Where did the time go? I’m off to visit my relatives, where there’s lots of food and presents and I get to see all my aunts, uncles and cousins. Nothing like spending time with family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Hey everybody! Yes, it’s me. I know it’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog but I’ve busy. Plus I was mostly sick during the month of October but I’m all better now. I just want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. So enjoy your turkey and pumpkin pie, spend time with family and friends, and be thankful for the things in your life.

Last Thursday I heard about this showcase presented by this group called So Say We All. It’s a group of local writers in the San Diego area that get together to share their work. As a writer this right away caught my attention so I decided to check it out. When I went down to the Whistle Stop Bar to watch other writers store their stories I honestly didn’t know what to expect.

By the end of the night I was in love. It was an incredible experience. Everyone had an amazing stories. These are the names of the writers that performed that night.

Matt Lewis told us about his uncle and how he was alienated from the rest of his family for unknown reasons and died before he could really get to know him.

Jenny Goff told us about how she went to New York for the first time and encountered some random guy who just grabbed her boobs.

Carol Harrison‘s story was about how she has been bullied when she was a kid and how she dealt with it.

Justin Hudnall‘s story was one of my favorite stories of the night. He told us about the Balboa Park water fight and what happened there.

David Latham shared with us his story about being a former drug addict and limo driver

Jane Sim is one of my writer friends who told us her story of being single mom while dealing with life’s challenges.

Holland Holzer‘s story involved therapy and a lot of prescription drugs to “help” her

April Ventura told us about how no matter where she lived, like the ghetto or one of those rich neighborhoods, they always seem to have a problem with her.

Each month they have a different theme and the theme that night was called F*ck That Guy! For example, Justin Hudnall’s(executive director of So Say We All) story told us about his thoughts during the Balboa Park water fight. The story was pretty funny and he showed us a slide show of the full thing. It showed everyone with water guns and guys in speedos. LOL! Everyone pretty much made a mess of the park, especially the lily pond. Justin talked about how it’s fucked up that when someone dies no one cares but everyone is super upset over a bunch of fish.

All these stories brought up good points, like how you go to therapy yet they don’t seem to listen to you or how your family won’t talk to about another family member when they seem perfectly normal. I like the messages they send, “fuck all of you” because let’s face it people have a fucked up way of viewing things. I’m definitely coming here more.

Have anyone ever walked up to you and asked you directions on how to get somewhere?

I’ve had that happen to me a few times. Sometimes I know the place and sometimes I don’t. Well, I heard about this I was like “holy crap!”

The article I read was about this woman, Jennifer Vasilakos, who was at  an intersection trying to raise $20,000 for a stem cell procedure she needs to help save her life because she suffers from kidney failure and doesn’t qualify for a transplant. Suddenly a man drove up to her asking for directions. She gave him one of her flyers and he gave her a $50 donation.

An hour later, he comes back and introduces himself. It turns out the guy was Ty Warner, the founder of Ty Inc, the Beanie Baby company. He tells he was going to help her. And true to his word, on July 16, Warner sends Jennifer a check for $20,000. There was also a note that read,

“someone up there loves you because I was guided to you meet you Saturady. I never lose my way, but fate had me lost and ask you for directions. The rest of the story I hope you will be a wonderful new life for you.”

A few weeks later the check clears and she booked a surgical procedure at a undisclosed foreign hospital to begin hematopietic stem cell treatment. Basically they take a cell from bone morrow or blood that can renew itself and develop into a variety of specialized cells.

I thought this story was amazing. What Ty Warner did for Jennifer was very kind. I wish there were more people like that in the world. Instead of all these crazy maniacs running around with guns and killing people for no good reason.

I remember one time I met this woman who asked me a ride to the drug store because she didn’t have a car. I notice that her feet were really swollen from walking many miles on the freeway. I felt sorry for her so I gave her a lift. When I dropped her off she said that she would pray that good things would always happen to me.

A week later, I was at this restaurant asking for a job application when this man walks up to me and asked if I would like to have a free dinner. I was like, huh? You see it was his wife’s birthday and he and his son were taking her out to celebrate, but they needed four people in their party in order to get this birthday deal.

Wow! Who would have thought huh?

I think we can all learn something from all this. Help your fellow man. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

I just wanted to wish Rupert Grint a Happy Birthday. It’s hard to believe that the kid that played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies is 24 today. He really brought Ron to life on the big screen. He also did a few other films. There was ‘Driving Lessons’ with Julie Walters (ironically Julie Walters also played Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and ‘Wild Target with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt. I never got a chance to see them but I will one of these days.

I don’t know what he’s been up to since the last Harry Potter movie but recently he did carry the Olympic torch at 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In an interview he said, “it was an overwhelming experience that he had hoped to remember forever.” Seriously, he got to carry the Olympic torch. How cool is that?

Well, once again Happy Birthday Rupert. You truly are our king.

Back in May I went to the Town and County Hotel in San Diego, where they held the second annual Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention. I had a blast at the first one they had and I couldn’t wait to go this one and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a great place to get ideas for costumes and other creative stuff. I saw some really cool stuff this year.

When I saw the woman’s tattoo I had to take a picture of her and her guy.

I thought this was a cute picture. You see even dogs are into Steampunk.

I met this one guy who made this really cool steampunk hats. I like the one on the right. The wings are made out of chop sticks. I hope he washed them first though.

I thought these ladies costumes were really something. It’s like they broke out of a Steampunk insane asylum.

That’s the great thing about Steampunk. The possibilities are endless. Next year for sure I’m gonna come up with the costume. I have a lot of ideas: Steampunk Wicked Witch of East (complete with ruby slippers steampunk style), Steampunk Harry Potter, Steampunk Pirate…you get the idea.



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