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I Notice YOU Chateau Mouton


Sunday is here. My last experiment has been successful and my 24/7 which was a go by other people standard is active by mine too. That must be good. I guess. We get more done this way.

Saturday was not a day off and I worked/training. I spent most of day doing routine stuff and I did learn something extra which occasionally happens. I had to retrieve a big order which by human counts had 800+ bottles of wine hence a palate order. Nothing there to say and is all boxes hence easy to handle but this order was all fancy French wines which come in wood boxes! Wood is heavy but easy to get used to until…. Chateau Mouton bastards use baby coffins (don’t know what else to call them) for boxing wine. Twelve bottles and box is okay but those boxes alone weigh 20 lbs in my estimate! My sources say 12 not 20 but three stories high and stacked higher they weigh too much. I used to tell people any wine that comes in a fancy bottle is charging you extra for nothing and standard bottles are real value. I cannot say that about Chateau Mouton and damn cases of has BUT I am watching them. There is no shit list but they are on a list. As Monk told Barton Fink he was in trouble because he was noticed by his boss. That meant his life would be hell now. Never get noticed was his advice. I notice Mouton. 12 Jan 2014 9:46 am Hayward, California

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January 11th 2014 Journal


Saturday. Today I continue in wine which is of minor interest. The weather sucks now. I take the train. I was to do last of the experiments before take off this Saturday and Sunday. Today was a bother so will do Sunday. It is expected to succeed and I will be ready for launch. New projects? No. New level of activities. We see how accurate my adviser is. I should be active and yes will be all over the map. Life goes on. Today we do more of the wine stuff. I have learned plenty about a completely different kind of work and who knows the future. I could read what is left of my silly wine book. Reviews are so annoying. Someone said is like reading a how to book to refresh ones memory of how to drive a car! What does that mean? Exactly. We need to do and all memory comes back. 11 Jan 2014 8:02 am Hayward, California

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Wednesday Jan 8th 2014


Wednesday. I got out to get to bus to train as usual but ground was wet and it smelt damp like rain. Sucked. I didn’t get to bring an umbrella. However, when I checked online it says mostly cloudy. Online weather sucks so we see.

I am used to a little bit of reading in the morning now. Some in afternoon also. Boring review texts are boring and don’t go fast because as we read we hit stuff we know and slow down as brain drags a whole chain of thought and we stuck till the whole thing is retrieved only to think how little I care to remember that! It happens. Once is retrieved, we are okay and next time it will pull in a flash. It pays to have a fast brain. It works like a computer with a solid processor and lot of memory. The disadvantage is we get bored fast too! I recovered from boredom and not that bad. The cool thing is I sort of remember where I left this part of a topic last time who knows when! German wines? I was going to volunteer and work at a decent German wine place in lieu of going to Germany last I remember so I can get buried in them so much I have a good reference point! They are too unique, expensive and hard to distinguish because of names, etc to learn by following as a wine topic. One needs to get personal and can follow some of the wines we meet. That was a past memory. The review reading is not bad. It is working on. I am getting closer to the 50% mark now. That pressures my reading speed to get rid of this book. I am not a book person and think I have a good system to read wine books by doing one book at a time but need to finish review and get into the field. It was easy to think wine, beer, food, service etc when I was in the restaurant biz. That was the frame of reference. Now I only have the formal learning frame of reference again which is an exhausted approach! I need a new context to continue learning. I think this is the research stage now. I am past survey and study. That can come back in the future but now the challenge is to be somewhere and dig one by one. That takes time but a trained person can find so much! I am already warned this may start as fun but soon I will be noticed because “he asks very hard questions” will be my m.o. to wine people. Some people won’t mind. 8 Jan 2014 7:06 am Hayward, California

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Tuesday Jan 7th 2014


Even though I had got sick of reading this book on wine, I have kept it up. The interesting thongs are early in the morning and fresh from sleep I can read till I get to work. My mind naturally absorbs well then. And I can read well on the tiny cellphone screen about 4″ but cannot on 7″ tablet screen! I think phone provides a simple layout and tablet distracts by so much appearing AND so many controls to adjust. There is not much to do on Nokia Lumia 520 screen but read! I am past 32% which is a lot because normally books are read at different paces throughout but I read everything and at same pace on Nokia screen. It is not standard reading and more of curiosity reading! It works. 7 Jan 2014 7:22 am Embarcadero, California

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Tuesday the 31st


It is Tuesday and New Year’s Eve. Do I care? I guess but not important. Since I have a new routine forming for past few weeks I have a few surprises here and there. I am used to not caring for the traditional calendar of public by now. Mine moves too fast AND is barely up and running. Because my work requires a lot of back to back activities I have a short attention span now. A todo list is a life saver because I have too much to do as in being busy handling little tasks in my mind and other things get forgotten or delayed unless a todo list keeps them and one visits the list regularly. That is where I am at. Tablet cannot go unless I carry a bag and I cannot Chromebook because no time. We shall see how we do since more stuff ahead. That is the state of Tuesday. I am reviewing a generic wine book and as appears I review a couple more and then I have to find tastings to attend. I guess I will be writing wine but my primary objective is to be on the wine calendar as of present time. My approach toward learning has changed over the past years. Instead of an organized and systematic approach to exploration I accept the fact that the field is a mess and no one system will allow me to handle it. I just get to work without a map basically. For now, after a primer that will mean occasional tastings as time and luck permit. I am sure what I write increases my level of activity for this and my Wine by Cush blog hence they become reactive for all practical purposes and this is in spite of the fact that most my publishing will happen by typing on a 4″ Nokia Lumia 520 screen! I think I produce just fine and I have changed my evaluation strategy also for sometime. Considering how many bad things happen regularly I only bother to mention or review the good ones. Too many to avoid means is better to mark good rather than put too many signs out in the field on bad ones. Fewer flags are a necessity to get somewhere. 31 Dec 2013 8:38 am Lake Merritt, California

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Week 52 2013


I declare.

It is last week of 2013. I am starting new procedure. After the events that ruined our projects in San Francisco in past few months I have finally started a new course. We don’t have projects but lots of stuff going on. I am getting busier. My wine stuff begin to flow. It is like ice cubes breaking out of mold and starting to melt in liquid. Skimming wine books works very well. I tested the system. Borrowing a big ass book failed recently. Library is a good place when we don’t want to own but I move around too much. I never made it past the introduction. My business adviser says his system requires being stationary. He says humans moving too much as walking or driving or traveling cannot do quality business work. Something about effects of motion on biology of corpus. I add that to the list of what I am to do. So easy to talk about but implement? My test has been a success. I am about 11% into a review text. Some weird dude asked me what I am looking at in my phone on the train this morning. I told him I am reading a book moron. He was too weird so I skipped saying moron but that was it. He needed a shave too and told to be a bum running around transit train early Saturday morning. That was my morning and by afternoon after looking at them wine labels I was thinking wait a second! I remember this about you! And eventually realized the chunk is melting and begins to flow. I thought unused knowledge was in a cluster of neurons sitting in the back of the brain. Apparently it is frozen also and needs melting. There are those people who think I am very scientific person and I like that but they are outnumbered 10000 to 1 by those who say piss on his science if that is science. I don’t like them. My wine chunk begins to melt and flow. A couple of books from now I have to begin tasting also. I have insulted so many reps at tastings. BUT the account reps that sold wine to Uncle Cush loved my ass. Most of all whatever I bought I sold which is what needed to sell more. Those were their good old days. I never missed them. I could care less. This week has not been tense. It is 2014 and I got news I will have a night job soon. That is a long story. My business adviser like all the rest hired to help us lacks enough security clearance BUT sure can read. They finally had to tell him after he read one of my recent blog posts who Uncle Cush is in real real life. I got a mouthful and that I tell people I fired his ass for poor business advice? Their success formula is to go 24/7! I feel like dealing with them crazy Hollywood bastards BUT we have a lot of advisers and they all say what he says. I am moving and shaking again. I am supposed to be stationary for quality work AND travel all the time. I am not very nowadays. My projects should not have been ruined. I let everyone know when I start tasting and the reps begin complaining I am rude about their wines….”You have any good wines I can try?…..Ah! You are so rude! ….. What? I just don’t want to try all these wines. I know what they taste like! Anything good you want mw to try?” And I am learning French too….. 28 Dec 2013 6:08 pm Oakland, California

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My Week in Burritos – Senior Sisig Food Truck versus Frozen Breakfast Burritos at Lucky’s


Frozen breakfast burritos are highly recommended by my doctors. They provide when we need a load of nutrition and low on time and so on. Today I opened the last of three packs. I am a gourmet NOT so really don’t look at packagings. I don’t know but was purple and had some kind of chemical probably put there by US government! It made me tell the truth about all kinds of things for next 30 minutes and publish them online until I was saved by the urge to take my world famous morning dump which overrides all including chemical induced confessions. We see if happens again. Tomorrow. Otherwise we need a new theory.

It is day three. Actually second day of week. Last week we missed the food truck on Wednesday but came on Friday so we ate. This week they come daily. Nice. We ate yesterday and the big question is today? I don’t know. We get half off etc so is a good deal. I feel weird paying $4 for a good burrito so I buy one for my sidekick. Others have theories what they done wrong they don’t get free burritos but get free Arizonas. No reason. There is no free burrito. Burrito costs $8 so if half off comes in pairs is how I see it. And they put potatoes not beans. Pork been good twice. I think maybe or we get those pizzas from 711 to share. A $5 large pizza was invented not to be food but company shared meal even if employee pays. I don’t know.

I did learn good things. Searching for Senior Sisig truck last Wednesday we headed online. Twitter helped. The website had calendar but not updated as expected. Twitter was good. We got location. Too far. We looked for others. The apps we downloaded and online food truck websites were shit. Hardly anything. That was a good lesson. Twitter still helps but it is amazing how primitive some systems are. Word of mouth seems to drive these trucks. I think they are too local to be in a system. Then again twitter can help if can search for more locally when lunch time. I didn’t try that. Soon no more holiday and I go back to my famous lunch of nuts, apple and so on. Merry Christmas. 23 Dec 2013 9:16 am Downtown, San Francisco

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Week 51 2013


I am too lazy to look at calendar but is week before Christmas yet and I think is 51. I don’t care. I do need an easy system to mark end of the week however. This should work. Next year will begin right if this don’t. Who cares. I looked at past posts. Whatever. A dead blog because is so hard to get things going without proper tools. I can using this Windows phone which allows me to do all of my blogs. A pocket size device can help. It is casual and sometimes that is all we can do. This blog suffered because I could not stop and write. It is laundry time now and we can thanks to Windows OS on my Nokia Lumia phone.

Last week was good. I did restart in wine and is coming back fast. Naturally I am confused but so what. I need to brush up on vintages and a few more names to learn to say properly. What the hell I have to learn some French after all. I am not British to have an aversion to other languages. I need to know functional French in this trade. All in time. Right now I have logistic problems. Being in the field means too many places and when? I have to gather pieces so I know where I will be and when. I have a lot more doing now and I think I need a dedicated tablet for wine industry. I think of it as a holding place for content. They gather up and I sit down to go through them when have time. Current Android tablet gets converted from a research device to a dedicated gathering content device for wireless and high tech when I get my Galaxy Mega 6.3 phone. I won’t be able to follow these industries nonstop in real time so I gather content and ho through them when I can. That is it. 22 Dec 2013 12:07 pm Hayward, California

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