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Attn: Ellen (8/5/15)


Ellen DeGeneres postcard

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Ellen DeGeneres postcard

The text of the postcard is

Dear Ellen,

Do you think there is a group of dreamy-eyed surfer guys from California who are also huge One Direction fans that call themselves the One-Dir Brahs?

Sincerely, OR

Why am I doing this?

Attn: Ellen (7/22/15)


Ellen DeGeneres postcard

Back (apologies for my handwriting!)

Ellen DeGeneres postcard

The text of the postcard is

Dear Ellen,

Coming from Houston (a flat place if ever there was one), jogging in Carlsbad, California felt like I was in an Escher painting – every hill was somehow uphill. The next time I see someone with monster calves I will know – native Southern Californian.


Why am I doing this?

La Jolla, California

La Jolla 1

La Jolla 2

La Jolla 4

La Jolla 3

Oceanside, California Pictures

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Oceanside California 2

I like lifeguard stands … this picture, with the guy on the left just soaking in life, is very peaceful.

Oceanside California 4

Oceanside California 5

I enjoyed watching these guys bob along. Although most of them seemed to be waiting forever for a perfect wave and ended up boring me.

Oceanside California 6

This kid was the exception (he’s also the one walking into the water above). He would attack a wave, swim back up, and boom was back at the next decent wave he saw. Also I liked his stereotypical long blonde California surfer boy haircut.

Oceanside California 1

The pier was great to walk along at night … Except for when you’d see that fishermen had caught sharks about 25 – 50 yards further into the ocean than where you’d been swimming.

San Diego Botanical Garden Flowers

California Flower 2


California Flower 3


California Flower 4

I don’t know why this flower looks like someone sprinkled dirt on it … God working in His mysterious ways, huh?

California Flower 1

Del Mar, California

Del Mar California

Where the turf meets the surf, as song by Bing Crosby


Del Mar California 5

The tradition is that the horses are paraded past before their race time.


Del Mar California 4

What do you want to bet those houses are expensive?


Del Mar California 3


Del Mar California 1

It was cool getting close and hearing the thundering horses.

Kids Write the Darndest Things, Part 2

Thank you letter from a kid

“I learned about Human Resources which is the items Human uses.”
If that doesn’t make this child sound like an alien conqueror, I don’t know what would.

Thank you letter from a kid

“I learned, first, how to make and run a company.”
Woah. This other guy and I are apparently AMAZING teachers.

Thank you letter from a kid

“income means you will like 200:00 dollars and expense means you loss like 50:00 dollars.”
What? Oh I get it … This is one advanced child. He/she already grasped the next lesson: time is money. What time is it!? It’s 50:00 dollars O’Clock.



Thank you letter from a kid

“Like a lawyer gets lots of money. Next, income and expense, income is getting money. I get an income in taking out the trash. It was my moms expense to give me the money for taking out the trash.”
Telling it like it is. “P.S. Colts rock!” – how great is that?

Thank you letter from a kid

“I learned that business need no themselves but also other businesses.”
Poetry. And also, the guts on this guy … refreshing MY memory? Pft.
“and to refresh your memorie capital resources means building, machines, and tools.”

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