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Pepper Robot Now Dancing In Fashion Valley Microsoft Store


I had to stop to charge up my electric car at the Fashion Valley Mall after waiting an hour and a half in terrible rainy traffic coming from the Mission Valley Mall. I finally got there and plugged in. I decided to shop for a new computer at the Microsoft Store and was greeted by this friendly, funny robot.


“Naked Skydiving” Now Available @ Verbatim Books!

Get a signed copy of my autobiographical novel, “Naked Skydiving,” based on the true story of the personal life of a dream interpreter, travelling through the west coast before 9-11, now available in the San Diego local author section at Verbatim Books, 3793 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104.

Verbatim is a great, open minded space to get zines, modern fiction and classics, in a cool, artistic area of San Diego without that Barnes and Noble Big Box corporate mall feeling. They even have a poetry night once a month. So you can read your work there too!

However, if you’re looking for a bookstore with Wi-Fi, as the cashier, Nick, who’s a great guy, agreed with me, they want you to read books here, like you did in your old college bookstore. Not be on the internet. Maybe even heaven forbid, buy a few. Authors can sell there books on consignment too and get 60%. Just ask their cool staff members. Not many chairs here to sit down, but it’s a great literary hangout!

Sing To Google To Hear Your Favorite Song

Want to hear your favorite song?  Just press the microphone icon on your Android’s search bar or keyboard. When the screen says “Speak Now”  start singing!   Google will  match Youtubes for it and you can even choose which version you want  to play. This will be even more fun since Google voice search is coming to desktops and laptops soon! I tried it with “The Scientist” by Coldplay and Bo Diddley and it worked with both my Android devices! It will probably also expand because Google is starting a streaming music service soon.

Self Driving Car Dream

I dreamed that I was in my car in a small town and I stopped because I was bored and wanted to walk around the town. So I parked the car and got out. But when I did, the car drove itself away. I think it just drove itself around the corner, because there were other cars there that kind of looked like it. But I wasn’t sure it was really still there so I was frightened. The dream ended but the nightmare began when I ignored it.  I was scheduled in reality to go to a film and music meeting at this old church that night that I had never been to in San Diego. Naturally, I entered the location of the church that I found on my GPS to get directions. The GPS told me to go the street it was on, in another San Diego town than the one it was really in. It was inaccurate because it told me the church was in the wrong zip code and I had never been there before. So we drove to the same street and then later, it changed zip codes on me! I blindly drove where it told me, which is sort of like a self driving car, and the address it said was my destination was just a big mound of grass! Wisely, we decided to go to a Starbuck’s that we passed by to pick up a wifi signal and I reentered the address with the right zip code and got there in 5 minutes after being lost for an hour. True, the car didn’t steal itself away and disappear like in the dream, but it did steal an hour of my time. I should write more of my dreams down and double-check where the GPS is sending me for an odd zip code before I leave the house. It also helps to bring a map too and know where a local wifi spot is just in case. Never trust machines 100 percent!  They are still imperfect  because they are made by humans.  Always double-check them. Can you imagine what a real Google type self driving car would have done?

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