Fior d’Italia restaurant celebrating 125th Anniversary

The America’s oldest Italian restaurant is celebrating 125th Anniversary on 04/30.  And they are will serving up the meals from their original menu in 1886.  Along with the entree minestrone soup, Caesar salad and dessert.

It has survived two major earthquakes, two world wards, a depression, several recessions and a number of journalistic gatherings.   Here’s the magic price…

  • Veal Saute  $0.05
  • Tortellini with meat sauce $.10
  • Linguini with meatball $.10
  • Roast sirloin $.30

By elizascott Posted in Food

Cars soundtrack – Behind the clouds

Gees, not sure why the Cars soundtrack music ‘Behind The Clouds’ that sung by Brad Paisley keeps playing in head though

When you’re feeling lonely, lost and let down
Seems like those dark skies are following you around
And life’s just one big shade of gray
You wonder if you’ll see the light of day

Behind the clouds, the sun is shining
Believe me even though you can’t quite make it out
You may not see the silver lining
But there’s a big blue sky waiting just behind the clouds

I’ve heard it said that this too shall pass
Good times or bad times, neither one lasts
But thinking that your luck won’t ever change
Is like thinking it won’t ever stop once it starts to rain

Behind the clouds, the sun is shining
Believe me even though you can’t quite make it out
You may not see the silver lining
But there’s a big blue sky waiting just behind the clouds
Yeah, there’s a big blue sky waiting just behind the clouds

By elizascott Posted in Music

Earthqauke Plan

Thought it is a good to know on how to prepare for earthquake especially to people who live in California.  Who will forgot about the big quake that struck San Francisco decades ago!  And per USGS we have 99.7%  chance of big earthquake in Next 30 years.

Where to be During an Earthquake:

Remember that stuff about hiding under a table or standing in a doorway?
Well, this guy has a completely reverse opinion. This is very
interesting, different from what we were all taught.

Please read this and pass the info along to your family members; it
could save their lives someday!


1.  Most everyone who simply ‘ducks and covers’ WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE is crushed to death. People who get under objects, like  desks or cars, are crushed.

2.  Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural
safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will  compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3  Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks.
Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4. If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed.  Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5. If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6.  Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the  door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7. Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different ‘moment of frequency’ (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads – horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn’t collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8.  Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible – It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9. People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

By elizascott Posted in Nature

The long wait is over!

Woo hoo!  That’s right the long wait is over.  I got the magic call from my love that his fight confirmed.  Yes!  he finally back from his European trip.  It was a slow and painful trip for him especially long delay due to the volcanic ash.

I can’t wait for his eta in SFO so that I may pick him up awooooo

Compliment + Thank You notes that I deserved

What a great morning to begin with.  To received a Compliment and Thank You note from someone that I assist before.  It was so thoughtful of him to do this though.   I would say not many people willing to do this but hey I got it.  And these were my 2nd compliments notes that I received 2 months in the rolls.  I work hard and this reward really will put a smile to me.

By elizascott Posted in Proud

Perfect weather outside and yet moody

Nice weather outside and the temperature around 75degress.  This is perfect weather for out door activities.  However, I am just moody and don’t feel like to do anything besides, sitting on the couch.  Just hoping my love will back home soon as he stranded in Europe due to volcanic eruption.

Gonna take a nap next…

Iceland’s volcanic eruption

The worst nightmare for all travelers from and to European countries since the Iceland volcanic eruption yesterday!  It was a massive erupting for the second time in the month and spewing huge ash up to 11 kilo meters in the sky and prompting aviation authorities to close airspace as a safety precaution.  This eruption has caused the worst aviation disruption since Sept 11th. It could takes days or weeks for the ash to clear and it another root cause drives airlines towards bankruptcy path.   Aviation Industries reported lost $200m a day.

Here’s great pictures

By elizascott Posted in Nature

Thinking and missing you already

Sitting here in our home theater while the massage chair rolling, movie is playing  and I am sipping a glass of red wine.  Technically, I should have enjoyed this kind of environment but I did not to night.  This is because my mind is somewhere else. Thinking and missing my love who is now on his European business trip.

Hence I picked up the laptop and began to write this blog entry.  Looking forward on his SMS updates soon.  Probably, I will get another glass of wine while I am waiting for his updates.

Thinking and missing you already love!

Can you afford on lacking of technologies

The intelligent of the Technologies in these day obviously makes everyone easier.  We may simply enjoy the goodness of these smart intelligent  tool in our daily life at home or in huge cooperation world.   Communication through phone (land line/cell/IP) , video chat, SMS, IM and etc.

Though I am shocked to watched the ex-Illinois Governor ‘Rod B’ got fired from the reality show ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ last night.  With the bizarre reason ‘lacking of technologies’ and  he don’t know how to operate computer/laptop nor know how to type and takes time to figure out how to use cell phone and SMS yike!  I have no ideal on how he will get the position of Governor in Illinois and Thank God he is gone now whew…

I just don’t know how can anyone afford on lacking of Technologies in this century.