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It's raining in Southern Calif....
January 2, 2006
12:31 pm
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Our Rose Parade is getting drenched in Southern California. First time in 51 yrs...bummer. I guess we can't have sun all the time...and its cold too, about 59 degrees...LOL!!!Happy Monday!!!

January 2, 2006
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Isn't the parade always on new year's day? why the change this year? I was very disappointed to not see it yesterday.

January 2, 2006
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Alicat: The parade was changed to today because they don't have the parade on a Sunday.

Hbdude: I'm tired of winter already. Raining, windy, no sun. Suppoesed to be sunny tomorrow though. I guess we'll live thru it.

January 2, 2006
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you jinxed it then - should have let it be on the day intended!!!!lol

January 2, 2006
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I know. It seems silly to me. The football game is today too. In the mud.

January 3, 2006
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I heard that its not on Sundays because everyone is at church. I guess that would be a good reason...Ok, it finally stopped raining....Let the sunshine begin tomorrow..

January 3, 2006
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I hate the rain. I totalled my last car after hitting a puddle in the rain, spinning out, hitting the center divider, bouncing off, and spinning back over the other side of the road. Both airbags popped me in the mug. No one even stopped!!! L.A. drivers only slow down to look, they don't help. Nice. Now I drive in the rain with a white-knuckle death grip to the point of giving myself a headache! Ha!! I'm missing our hot, sunny weather!

January 3, 2006
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"The Tournament of Roses is a tradition full of traditions, one of which is our “Never on Sunday” policy. In 1893, officials decided to move the parade to Monday, January 2 to avoid frightening horses tethered outside local churches and thus interfering with worship services. As a result of this reverent gesture, speculation abounds as to the rare instances of rainfall on New Year’s Day (only nine times in Rose Parade history), prompting some to ask the Tournament about its special pact with a “friend upstairs.” Also as a result of this tradition, other collegiate bowl organizations have instituted similar procedures. The upcoming Rose Parade is on Monday, January 2, 2006 in observance of the Never on Sunday tradition. "

January 3, 2006
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shaney!!

believe me! in L.A. you don't want anybody to stop and help you. you only want triple A or the CHP or a family or friend to stop and help you.

Take it from a former L.A. chick, LOL!

I have had the misfortune to be stranded 2X in the L.A. area. Once, when I was 16 and my mom's car stalled. Then a very helpful man stopped right behind us on the side of the road and offered to give me a ride to the nearest gas station while my mother stayed in the car. I looked at him and I had an instant gut reaction... I said NO. But you could please stop by the gas station and ask them to send a tow truck please. Later, I asked the gas station attendant and they never saw a guy come in who asked for a tow truck to be sent. I got to the gas station walking with 2 teen girls who happened to be riding their bikes along the road.

Second time, I was a young adult and already married when my then husbands's car stalled on the freeway. I got out and started walking to the nearest pay phone and some dude started following me in his van. He wanted to "help" me!!! I got a very bad feeling with this guy and went towards a nearby store where the owner was outside washing down the sidewalk. Stayed with him until the van guy made a u-turn and left. He was much toooo interested in "helping." Wouldn't take no for an answer.

Soooo, as a former city girl/angeleno, take it from me.... YOU DON'T WANT A STRANGER TO STOP TO "HELP" YOU. Too risky.

January 4, 2006
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Bonita, your right on target...I here the stories all the time. And, nice to know the meaning of that sunday thing...thanks

January 4, 2006
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I once broke down on the 405 in rush hour traffic in my company car, years ago, somewhere north of Westchester. Before cell phones. I sat there for awhile, really pissed. I walked to the emergency phone and it didn't work. I went back to the car, even more pissed. A cop came by to see if I was OK- gee- what did it look like, with stem billowing out from under my hood. Said he would come back later to check on me. Gee thanks. So a black man in an old pick up stops. Asks if I needed help. My first instinct was to say no. (Don't get scared -this is a good story) But I took a chance. He drove me to an auto parts store, we bought the hose I needed, and he came back and put it on my car. Can you believe it? Didn't kidnap me, rape me or rob me. But...and this is the dumb part...I gave him my work phone number and sure enough he started calling and wanted me to go out with him. I felt badly about saying no because he did me a huge favor, but I had to let it go.

Anyway, just wanted to say I took a chance on a stranger and it wasn't all bad. In fact he saved me that day.

January 4, 2006
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you were lucky... not all are that lucky

January 4, 2006
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sdesigns
Brilliant story! good to know there are some kind people in the world!

January 4, 2006
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(((SD)))

Yep, something similar happened to me. Good for you!!!

January 4, 2006
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Rasputin
what happened? please share 😉

January 4, 2006
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Ok Lewis!

Once I had to attend a business meeting in hotel and the address was given to me and off I went using the public transport. Ok, so I got off the bus to the street indicated to me, to find out to my surprise that the hotel is on the other side of the street and the only way to go there is by car, you cannot go over the overpass on foot and no bus stop is over there.

So, I kept walking till I found (mind you it was Saturday and all places were closed!) so I kept walking and was on the verge of crying and to my luck found out One store open. I asked the folks there if I could use the phone, luckily they said yes, and I called for free and spoke with one of the directors at the hotel telling her that I was stuck on the other side of the road unable to reach the hotel which was just on the other side.

Upon leaving the store, a man there saw my disappointment and offer to help give me a lift. To my surprise, I said yes, I dunno was it out of fear or desperation. But I felt comfortable to him. He took me in his car and while I was in the car asked me some personal questions about where I was from but that was it. Thank God he was a gentleman. No harassment or any purusuing thereafter. He was a real nice person. I thanked him a lot and wished him God's blessings!

Kind trustworthy people still exist nowadays. Sometimes we have to take risks, but it is Really scary!

January 4, 2006
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Its not raining nnooooowwww!! GO USC!! Woohoo!

January 5, 2006
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Rasputin Thanks for your story, I like stuff like this. It's as if we are in our worst nightmare situation and we are protected. It seems that all the bad stuff in the world has caused us to forget that there are good people out there.

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