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Name: Nanci
Gender: Female
Hometown: Redondo Beach
Home country: United States
Current location: California
Member since: Sat Feb 13, 2016, 08:27 PM
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About Me

I've been a member of DU since the very beginning....after that horrible fiasco - the sElection of 2000. My first user name was Lindsey, then I changed it to Nirvana555, and now it's Upthevibe. I had devices crash and I ended up having to change my user name. I've never been one to make a whole lot of original posts, but I consider myself a very active member in that I come to DU almost every day and read the wonderfully informative threads. I can't imagine what life would have been like over the past two decades without DU!

Journal Archives

Sam Jones - Off Camera - Yes!

I love this show. Sam is a photographer/director who has a weekly show where he conducts interesting and in-depth interviews with celebrities (actors, comedians, musicians, etc.).

Tonight, his show was a compilation of the best parts of the various interviews. But that wasn't the AWESOME part.

The very beginning showed that his guest tonight was Santa Clause. So Sam welcomes him just as he does all of his guests and Santa (in essence) says that the set was drab and said he wanted to bring in some Christmas spirit. (The show is filmed in black and white) So Santa snaps his fingers and everything turns to color along with Christmas decorations. Sam then sees that Santa is gone but has left a note. The note says, (paraphrasing) Sorry I couldn't stay but I had to leave to deliver a big sack of coal to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I love it!

The show isn't political as the purpose is to discuss the various careers, movies, lives, etc. of the guests. I just loved it that Sam made a statement!

I've emailed him before letting him know how much I enjoy his show and that I write on the side and am inspired by him and his guests. He emailed me back thanking me and was as sweet as he could be.

I'm going to email him now to let him know I LOVED to hear that Santa is delivering coals to someone who most assuredly deserves it.

The movie Knives Out was an absolute

delight! I can't recommend it enough. The plot, the characters/cast.... everything...I just loved it...

A big thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods!

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. reported earnings and sales that beat expectations on Tuesday, which CFRA’s Camilla Yanushevsky attributes, in part, to the retailer’s pullback on gun sales. The results sent shares soaring 18.6% in Tuesday trading, en route to the third biggest one-day percentage gain since Dick’s Sporting Goods DKS, -1.88% went public. Same-store sales growth of 6% was the best showing since 2013, according to the athletic retailer.

During a media tour for his book, “It’s How We Play the Game,” Dick’s Sporting Goods Chief Executive Edward Stack talked about the decisions the company has made with relation to its gun business. The policy changes started in 2012 after the Sandy Hook shootings.

Following the Feb. 14, 2018 mass killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped selling guns to customers below the age of 21. Moreover, CEO, Edward Stack announced that the company had scrapped $5 million in assault rifles that were still in stock.

On the T.V. show Sunday Morning, I saw a really great segment with CEO Edward Stack regarding this issue. I've posted the link below.

A quote from author John le Carre...

I don't know anything about him but I'm watching the show Sunday Morning and I love what he just said (in the context of his opposition to Brexit as he ties it in with his new book):

"The difference between patriotism and nationalism is a patriot can criticize his country, stay with it, and go through the democratic process. A nationalist needs an enemy.

Rachel Maddow is on the WTF podcast with Marc Maron...

It's REALLY good! It just aired today (but was actually done last week). It's so great hearing her having a relaxed conversation and getting to know her personally a little more. She's just such a cool human being!

Renee Zellwiger as Judy Garland....O.M.G......

I saw this movie today with some friends. Renee's performance was one of the most transformative I've ever seen. Whenever I see a an actor or actress that creates this kind of impact, hear a song that moves me to tears, or see a piece of art that takes me to another place, I become inspired in ways that can't be articulated so I won't try. I just wanted to give my input/review to folks who are wondering about this picture.....

Is it true that...

Ghislaine Maxwell (who was Epstein's friend) was actually cited at an In-N-Out Burger in Studio City California?

Has anyone seen the movie

Sword of Trust with Marc Maron? I'd love to get some feedback.

I need some suggestions regarding ideas on making some fast money...

(I'm in L.A.) I'd been substitute teaching since March of this year (the job I had before then was at a company that I feared was going to close and I wanted to get out before that happened.) I've subbed off and on in the past and have actually enjoyed it, have gotten assignments everyday, and the money has been what I've needed it to be. I consider teaching as a sub my "permanent temporary" job (until I can find something permanent in my field) but the schools are out for the summer and won't be back in session until mid to late August.

Since June, I've been doing odd jobs to bring in some money. I'm really looking for some ideas from those of you that may have either first-hand experience or have friends or family member who have worked to bring in extra cash. I've been on Craigslist and that's where I got the assignment I'm at now so I know the hiring can happen fast (depending on position). There are a couple of issues where I am now and I could probably make it last until the school year starts but I just want to put my feelers out.

One of the things I've wondered about it Uber. Can folks really make money this way or is it a saturated market? I'm not in a position where I can be involved in any kind of long-term process. Also, other than Craigslist, are there any other websites that anyone can direct me to where positions may be listed that are available right away? Once the school year starts back up I can then start subbing again and focus on my permanent job search.

Thank you all so much for any feedback you may provide.
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