Monday, August 31, 2009

Feeling the fire, but not Talon Marks'

Well, Cerritos College's Talon Marks did come out with its first issue of the semester, six pages...but in knowing that, I know that you can do better. The minimum could be and should be eight pages at least. It's only the beginning, I know, I know, but you can do better.

Here are the things that were missing, a picture of newly hired Dr. Linda Lacy was posted on your web site, not the paper. And two how many of the board members voted for her. Was it 4-3, or 6-1? THIS information must be paid attention too, EIC Rick Gomez. IF you don't then you make it look like smoke and mirrors. But I know that you are still learning...

IT all comes down to this:

Be a pain in the ass.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Getting ready for the fall semester

Hello everyone!

My biggest apologies for not writing often these last weeks. I have been busy, and another student rush just ended at Cerritos College. Now, my attention turns to the fall semester at Los Angeles City College that begins on Monday.

And yet, I want to take this opportunity to say, "THANK YOU!" to EVERYONE at the Cerritos College bookstore for another great time, and given me this opportunity. It was great to share the stage, or should I say, that I got to share the stage with other stars. THANK YOU for all of the lessons.

All I ask from you is that you be safe everywhere and anywhere you go. AND of course your welcome from the autographed photos. Just remember, that I will see you soon and if you for any reason suffer from NORMAsyndrome just look at the photo. And yes, EVERYONE IS A STAR...


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cerritos hires Lacy as its College President

So now that Cerritos College has Dr. Linda Lacy as its newly elected President/Superintendent, what should your Campus Correspondent do? Ladies and Gentlemen, I will soon introduce myself to Dr. Lacy as soon as I can. Yes, Dr. Lacy who replaces Acting President William Farmer Jr. who replaced Dr. Noelia Vela more than a year will be the woman in charge. Woman in charge? Or is it Woman who should be changed?

I hold skepticism and caution against her and those who have been in office, but we will have to wait and see. I'm sure that she will make an effort (or at least try) to get to know the campus. I mean she is coming from Riverside Community College. Click here to read more.

But Dr. Lacy please remember this, President Barack Obama has promised change so I caution that you will try to bring some kind of change to Cerritos College. Never mind, I will NOT hold my breath.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Our dog has Malignant Melanoma

We have found out that our dog, Prieta has Malignant Melanoma...below is a definition of what the disease is...

Malignant melanoma is a tumor arising from melanocytes, which are the cells that produce pigment. Although there is no known cause of malignant melanoma, the predisposition of many breeds makes many researches believe there is a genetic predisposition for this disease.

Malignant melanoma can originate from different areas in the body, most often the oral cavity, skin, and digits. The aggressiveness of the tumor and the likelihood of the metastasis vary with the tumor location. Any organ may be affected by a metastatic melanoma (tumor that has spread from a primary site).

Melanoma is more commonly in dogs than cats and primarily affects middle-aged to older pets (often 9 to 12 years). Black dogs may be predisposed. Male dogs are more commonly affected.

We are all in a state of shock and yet trying to stay with positive energy about this. Prieta is 12 but she is still part of all of us. So, I am saying the positive energy will go to her to make her feel loved and feel safe.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dog has throat surgery, but is recovering

First. Hello everyone! My apologies for the lack of postings, but I have been busy and distracted at the same time. But our family dog had throat surgery this last Saturday but she has been recovering. Prieta, who has been with us for 12 years had difficulty eating and swallowing prior. We all were worried. By "we," I mean the family, and took her for a check-up and sure enough surgery to the tongue and throat area was needed.

After 2 a.m. she was picked up and didn't eat the rest of the day or the following day after that. But slowly and surely she is starting to eat and drink water again...which is a relief, because without her there is one thing I won't learn...

How to grow old gracefully.

Click here to read a previous blog entry about Prieta.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Dancing to the Celebration and well...?

Hello everyone!!!!!

I know, I know. I know what you are going to say. Where the hell have you been? I know that it has been a while, but I needed to be away from this blog. I need time to see and feel Los Angeles. AND I have. I feel more comfortable in L.A. now more than ever. I have also played Madonna's new single, "Celebration" over and over again.

I have been blasting the song in my ear and I can't get enough, especially these lyrics, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?/You look familar/Wanna dance/Yeah/I guess I just don't recognize you with your clothes on/What are you waiting for?"

So there...I confess...that is what I have been doing...

but honestly everything is cool and quiet...