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Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Digi-Chix v04: A Woman Named Peace

Welcome to Digi-Chix in the Imajica!  This is my ongoing tribute to fascinating women that I randomly find on the digital planet and wish to highlight for you.

Check out these previous Digi-Chix entries:

v01 - Pixel Chicks

v02 - Writing with 'tude

v03 - Vixen Voices

Digi-Chix v04: A Woman Named Peace

Shown above is Paz Trigo Campos, aka Paz Vega. Paz Vega was born in Seville, Spain in 1976. As a teenager, she decided to become an actress and pursued her dream after moving to Madrid. A well-known actress in Spain these days, she hit the Hollywood scene in the U.S. in December 2004 with a supporting role in the romantic comedy "Spanglish" with Adam Sandler.

I just saw the movie "Spanglish" this past weekend on cable television. I won't bore you with the personal reasons why this movie touched me, but suffice it to say that watching this film was the impetus for me highlighting Paz Vega.

"I'm not the new Penelope Cruz. I'm Paz Vega. There's only one Penelope and she's marvelous." -Paz Vega.

After seeing Paz Vega, I only have one question, "Who's Penelope Cruz?"
Since I posted such a large photo of Paz Vega here, I'm just going to leave you with my Paz Vega links for you to explore:

Extensive Biography @Full Latin

Filmography @IMDb

"Spanglish" movie reviews @Rotten Tomatoes

"Spanglish" movie trailers [broadband] [modem]

Other videos online @Yahoo

More Paz Vega images: @Google @Yahoo @MSN


[Headphones] :: Jessica: Pleasure Club Mix - JfZ

Sunday, December 04, 2005
Horny Cat Holiday Cheer

Since I just posted a photo of the Mini-Manx kitty, I thought I should also put a link to a photo of my cat, Skiddy, so she doesn't get jealous and poop in my shoe.

Even more so, since we're on the feline topic, here's a recent photo of Sonic (above) sent to me by Melicious.  Sonic is getting some holiday cheer in his own special way.

Anyway, I'm glad I don't have to pick up that sticky stuffed animal after Sonic is done being a stuffed animal sexual offender.  Melicious has to wash it, not me.  It puts a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Let me be your fuck-toy."

[Headphones] :: Evil Stevie: Activate! - JfZ

Friday, December 02, 2005
Baby Kitty Holiday Cheer

I haven't been blogging for a little bit because I've been helping a friend move from one this-old-house to another that-old-house.  Besides the physical transportation of a decade's worth of stuff from one domicile to another, the old place can not be abandoned like a stinky pair of old tennis shoes, as the old home has become a rental.

I have spent the last few weeks helping my friend with a bit of remodelling and maintenance on both homes, as belongings are moved.  Painting a room or rewiring electrical outlets (etc) before you put your stuff inside of it is easier than painting the ceiling after all your happy stuff is moved into the room, right?

The little kitty (above) is a Manx, with no tail.  It's the last kitten of a recent litter my friend's cat had about a month ago.  It was the Momma Manx cat's first litter.  The kittens came at a very inopportune time.

An older couple finally took one kitten, however.  Then "Magic" Dave took three kittens after a night of heavy drinking.  Ask me in chat about Dave -- he knows how to levitate, apparently.  That just leaves this little pooper-stinker under foot.

I thank all of you wishing me a happy Thanksgiving on my Tag Board.  I gave my thanks by helping my friend who was not only doing her best to move, but also help out her other friend who was very suddenly diagnosed with stage-4 cancer.  We all are doing our best to make life carefree for her friend, accomodate her friend's family, and keep her sick best friend in our thoughts and prayers.

[Headphones] :: Evil Stevie: Activate! - JfZ

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tag Board Archive - November 2005

Everyone!  Into the pool!!
So ... why?  Well, I go through the TAG board periodically (or when asked) and delete entries.  Mainly I delete your entries because it reloads the page periodically or when you add a new entry for chatting and when it gets too large, it takes up bandwidth loading constantly.  My general rule was this: if you put an annoying little smilie emoticon on the TAG, that entry was the first to go when I cleaned house.

The second rule: if the entry was older.  But the second rule bummed me out because I hate to throw away memories, so, some entries were deemed to be classics and had to be preserved (like Hygelic reading my blog in the bathroom on his cell phone).

Then the first and second rules unfortunately clashed when it came to old school phreeks who might put an ascii emoticon at the end of their sentence, like Skennedy (et al).  These people were violating my first unstated rule through no fault of their own, and, because the programmers of the TAG board must have thought to themselves, "how handy-fucking-dandy would it be if we just translated every ascii emoticon to a different happy little yellow face?"  So, they dropped another few hits of Exstacy, patted each other on the back and went back to coding the TAG board.

So, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing -- I've decided to archive the TAG board here for all to see -- and still be able to delete older entries (and keep the TAG.html small) with a clear conscience.  I normally archive halfway through the month.

Read 2005 Archive:

Read 2004 Archive:
[Prior to July 2004]

Brandon Starr Hey, JfZ, I thought you might like today's (11/30) blog, titled "Why not to worry."
Gloria Hola J.
Lyly hey jfz
arsenal Hello! Hope you are well, and thanks for the erotica tips there.
inside thank you for mentioning us in your sexy blogdrive list.
plh Happy Thanksgiving
Edna May *leaves a live turkey named Jamal on John's doorstep; tacks note on door: "With love, from Edna & Jude"... *pats Jamal's head; exits humming*
Canis Lupis Hey JFZ, I know its been awile. Just had to drop by and say have a happy Thanksgiving, buddy>
J f Z *hygelic: I added you to my YIM, baby. Sent IMs to your cell. Been in-and-out, lately. *Unknown: e-snuggles! *plh: Awww, thanks. *Rita: Lovely, Rita. *Static: e-bike for me. *G-funk: Boy-howdy!
etnies punk Who is this?
kristi/unknown peek a boo
plh *looks below - boy howdy thats rude... anyways, i wanted to wish you a great weekend
hygelic are you ever going to fucking call me? or whatever
Rita WOW! Featured subscriber today. Look at you...
Aenonima Thanks for the comments on my tagboard Thank you for listening to my music! Hopefully, soon, I will have some time to make and post some more!
Static Brain So JFZ are you actually going to ride a scooter? I think they are dangerous. I saw one that went 40 mph once. I wouldn't want to go that fast on something that small. Scary. I like motorcycles.
Gloria Hi J.
plh i have a non-motorized razor scooter - dont know if i could handle one with power - maybe if i hold my tongue just right when im on it? hehehe
kristi/unknown hey jfz, hugs and smoochies to all the good parts.
wailfulrhyme i don't think you're a dirty old man. you're a nice friend. thanks for the comments and stuff, i appreciate it.
Areyougod nice bike!
plh if they impeach Bush - does that mean our vice president will replace him? if so thats a worse nightmare in the making over Bush himself
strangerina hey thanks for stopping by! great blog, and i'll be back!
Brandon Starr Thanks for the movie link, JfZ!

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
NEV spotlight - Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport Scooter

Some of you regular, longtime readers of Thunderstorms in the Imajica know that I occasionally do my own amateur research on environmental issues here.  And when I find interesting resources, like a UN global sustainability report or a cool website, I blog about those things.  One of my personal interests that I have mainly kept to myself only as a collection of browser bookmarks until now is the emerging industry of neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs.  While I may have mentioned the term NEV in passing, I decided I would take my research on NEVs and broaden the scope to include other non-petroleum guzzling vehicles, spotlight vehicles you can use today in your everyday life, and start a discussion topic on the future of personal transportation.

Look for a link to a main menu page [here] in the future that will list some of the spotlighted products available and related entries.  No sense in making a menu page of links, yet, until I have compiled a few entries to read on this subject.

GO-PED Scooter Sport 750 ESR - $599.95


The Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport is a more compact version of the award winning ESR 750 and ESR 750 EX. While smaller and lighter, it maintains the same incredible performance and power characteristics of the other models. The ESR 750 Sport is the clear choice for commuters. It folds down to a light and compact package that can be easily carried and stored. It fits neatly under a bus, train or ferry seat, and even under a shopping cart. It's perfectly tailored for scooter enthusiasts in need of high quality, reliable, noise and pollution free, portable, low cost, personal transportation. The Sport shares many features with the other ESR models. It's powered by a 1000+ watt advanced technology Go-Ped electric motor that offers state-of-the-art performance and reliability. Thrilling acceleration, speeds up to 20 mph and outrageous hill climbing are par for the course with this unique gliding machine. The Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport has a low center of gravity, stable ride and great maneuverability.

It's extremely durable, reliable and easy to maintain. Innovative and high quality features abound with the Go-Ped ESR 750 Sport, like carefully designed ergonomic controls, a built-in smart charger and an ultra-modern programmable controller. The dual performance feature lets the rider choose an "Economy" or "Turbo" mode to go either "twice as far, half as fast", or "twice as fast, half as far". This gives you absolute control over your choice of speed and range. Go-Ped launched the motorized scooter craze nearly 20 years ago and has been designing the most high-end, innovative and refined scooting machines ever since.

Go-Ped's are made in the USA and the company is world renown for its dedication to Go-Ped perfection.


Speed: 20 mph (turbo mode) / 12 mph (economy mode)
Range: 9+ miles (economy mode) / 6+ miles (turbo mode)
Motor: A 1000+ watt, 24V DC brush motor with aluminum "Electro Head" finned heat sink. A pulse width modulated advanced computerized variable speed and programmable controller. Low voltage battery protection, motor overheat protection, peak amperage protection, stall protection, and maximum speed protection. Fully sealed, dust and weather resistant.
Frame: Patented heavy duty, ultra light, 4130 Chromoly aircraft quality carbon steel frame and fork. Aircraft grade 6061-T6 hardened aluminum handlebar. Signature style GoPed wooden deck and 3" of ground clearance.
Drive Train: Chain driven with a standard final drive front/rear sprocket ratio of 15/52 allowing for free wheeling and modifications to many available ratio combinations. Variable speed thumb throttle with Econo/Turbo selector.
Battery: 24 volt, sealed lead acid batteries (four batteries total). A built in smart battery charger (all you carry is the cord)! Fully sealed, dust and weather resistant.
Charge Time: 3 - 4 hours.
Brakes: Caliper Brakes.
Dimensions: Length 40", Width at handlebars 12.5", Width at deck 11.5", Height 44", Height at deck 5.25", Height when folded 13.25".
Weight: 45 lbs.
Carrying Capacity: 400+ lbs.
Tires: Solid Full 6" Rubber "Go-Active" replaceable tires. Mach 12 reinforced high impact polymer rims.
Warranty: 90 day manufacturer's warranty.

Standard Features:

Handlebars that fold for easy transport and storage.
On/off power switch.
Reflective pad on handlebars.
LED battey level indicator.
Smart battery charger cord (the charger is built in!).

Additional Info:

95% assembled. Attach the front tire, raise and lock the handlebars and you're ready to ride.
Speed and range specs are maximum ratings under ideal conditions, i.e. light weight rider (relative to carrying capacity), good terrain (solid, flat, smooth & dry), etc. Less than ideal conditions will reduce speed, range and climbing ability.


[Headphones] :: Bush and Brando Debate - JfZ

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