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Night of shopping benefits San Ramon Valley schools

Original post made on Nov 12, 2009

Join the Spirit of Danville Pre-Holiday Shopping and Dining Event, 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 in Downtown Danville, the Danville Livery and the Rose Garden Shopping Center. Shops are open late, free trolley rides, retail and restaurant discounts, free gifts, free gift wrapping, and plenty of holiday cheer! Kid's night drop-off for a nominal fee. Tickets are $5 and benefit the San Ramon Valley schools. Tickets can be purchased from La Buena Vida at 806 Sycamore Valley Rd. W.; Molly's Pup-Purr-ee at 425 Hartz Ave. and KRV at 740 Camino Ramon. Visit www.discoverdanvilleca.com or www.srvef.org/spiritofdanville.com.


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Comments

Posted by Kitty, a resident of Danville
on Nov 12, 2009 at 8:27 am

What holiday are we celebrating? Holiday gift wrapping? What does that mean?


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 12, 2009 at 8:44 am

Is everybody afraid to say Christmas? If not Christmas what are we shopping for? Maybe for one of the many other holidays that always get a name! There is a Christmas lets not forget.


Posted by Lisa, a resident of Danville
on Nov 12, 2009 at 2:37 pm

There are also Hanukkah and Kwanzaa - some also celebrate winter solstice. Looks like there is much to celebrate!


Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Nov 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

That's the spirit Lisa! I celebrate Christmas with my family, but am happy to see others celebrate in their own way. I hope there is an assortment of wrapping paper to accommodate the varied holidays that my many neighbors celebrate as well.


Posted by Kitty, a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2009 at 8:44 am

Funny...but when I was growing up I don't recall my parents ever going Hanukkah shopping but we had many friends who went Christmas shopping. Also, I didn't know that those who celebrate Kwanzaa don't also celebrate Christmas.


Posted by Dani in Danville, a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2009 at 10:32 am

This was a really fun event. I was sad to see how few attended. We have great shops in Danville and we need to support them.


Posted by Elliott L., a resident of Diablo
on Nov 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Addressed to Jasmine:

I would like to address your comment.

"Is everybody afraid to say Christmas? If not Christmas what are we shopping for? Maybe for one of the many other holidays that always get a name! There is a Christmas lets not forget."

Have you forgotten that there is an ever-growing international community here in Danville, along with our old Atheist Population, and people with different lifestyles?

I have to say that you are absolutely disrespectful, and not well rounded. Perhaps you need some globalization to your small world; you probably have never been out of your "Small Town America". There are others in this world, not just yourself, how can you earn respect from others, with this type of utter extreme disrespect, and ignorance. You should apologize for your actions imagine you saying this to someone out on the street. You are probably one of those citizens that feel entitled to be saying Happy C. to everyone even when they tell you to leave them alone, hmmm...

Please educate your immense ignorance, for the sake of living in an ever-growing international community within the town of Danville, no one deserves your disrespectful attitude.


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Merry Christmas Elliott.


Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I may be a resident (German)dyed-in-the-(Australian)wool multi-culturalist, but I do know a brilliant response when I see one. That was dead.solid.perfect, Jasmine. I laughed outloud.

It reminded me of when an intrepid reporter asked an NAACP rep if he really didn't trust President Reagan. He replied: "I trust my mother."


Posted by Elliott L., a resident of Diablo
on Nov 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I do not celebrate an event that caused such destruction and disturbance to our global society, and that caused the enslavement of minds, and the inability for validity in knowledge. One less ideological society follower would make the world one less disturbance and destruction, though I believe that you are not going to change your disrespect, hopefully further education will come about, as globalization will take you with it, whether voluntary or involuntarily. (Elliott L.)


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

Elliott,

You need to relax! Go to a movie or take a long walk you'll feel much better.


Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

Elliott, I've gotta go with Jasmine on this one! I'm one of the few in my circle that still celebrates Christmas (though I celebrate other holidays with friends in the spirit of their event as well - and all together). I'm quite sure no disrespect was intended (just look at that sense of humor...what a personality!).

Kitty - I'm not sure about whether people who celebrate Kwanzaa also celebrate Christmas, as my friends and I/my family all tend to celebrate together - good question though.


Posted by Elliott L., a resident of Diablo
on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

Jasmine and Dianne,

Enslaved minds at work, is a description so worthy of your logic, that is uncompromisingly adverse to accept progress, it is quite sad that you will be those people that are holding back knowledge and progress, for holding tight to your ideologies.

And, multi-faith, I believe that you are describing, is not normal. You should celebrate what you belong to, not others holidays, it is like a dog trying to fit into a bird cage.


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Elliott,

I'm beginning to like you. I should buy you a Christmas present.


Posted by Elliott L., a resident of Diablo
on Nov 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment]


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 14, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Come on now Elliott, it's not very Christian of you to have your disrespectful comments removed. Where's your Christmas Spirit!


Posted by Elliott L., a resident of Diablo
on Nov 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Jasmine: Are you a Palestinian who just arrived two weeks ago on refugee status OR a Bible-Belt original?

How can you make such a broad generalization?

I am a Zionist Jew and I am proud of it, and I will never ever be Christian ever, and I will NEVER change! Do not even try to convert me, not even in writing.

I rather chew broken glass, than change myself.

Even if I am deleted on this small town America forum, my stand will never die!


Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Nov 14, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Elliot, am I "multi faith" that you mention? I'm not too sure...but I'll accept being "not normal." I kind of like it, given the present "normal" company. To have a multicultural/multi-faith celebrations works for my family and our extended family and friendships. That we don't fit into any particular box makes it all that more special.

Jasmine has a sense of humor and is merely playing with you - try to take it in the spirit intended. I'm pretty sure she is very comfortable with the notion that you will not be converting to Christianity anytime soon. Jasmine - out me if I am talking out of turn!


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 15, 2009 at 11:35 am

Diane, in no way are you talking out of turn. You are right on and I appreciate and support what you have to say. By the way, Jasmine is just a name I chose to use as I'm a male.

Where Elliott got the idea that I was trying to convert him makes no sense. I chose humorous responses rather than battle him verbally over my beliefs and/or being called disrespectful and ignorant for them. He asks if I'm a Palestinian or from the Bible Belt. No Elliott I was born and raised in the Bay Area and grew up practicing my Catholic faith. I'm also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who proudly served to protect your 1st Ammendment Rights to belittle me and for what I believe in.

Enough said and I truly wish you good health and happiness.


Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Nov 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Jasmine - I love it! A retired male Marine who uses a (very) cute, female moniker. Awesome! You have a wonderful Christmas, and many thanks for your service.


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Diane,

Thank you and the very best to you and your family. Also to Elliott. :o)


Posted by Elliott L., a resident of Diablo
on Nov 17, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Dear Diane and Jasmine,

Why are you pretending to be women? Do you want to change your sex?

Also, what is your MO in the Military? If you are such a man, why don't you use your real name? And where did you serve? If you are lying I am going to report you to the US Government, impersonating a war hero is a crime.

To be quite honest, I agree with the Mormons on the fact of gay marriage, and in general. If

And I do not want you to wish me the best, wish me all the worst!You are probably praying to JC, well no one is listening. (I am voicing my opinion deletion, would be equally discriminatory to me, I have a voice, everyone is allowed to be whatever they wish to be)

BE A MAN!

And are you trying to take the place for famous Rick of the Danville Weekly, not Rick Pshaw but the other Rick the one with a potty mouth?

Elliott L.


Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Nov 17, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Okay Elliott - I wish you the worst. In fact, I wish you the worst of the worst. If there was a Nobel prize for the worst, I would wish you that.

BTW - I AM female, Jasmine is male. Try to keep up.


Posted by Bainter the Painter, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 17, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Hello Diane. Jasmine is not a good name for a man. A man should be called Mike, Tom, Harry, Jorje, Percival, Hank, Tom, Mack, Dick, Steve, or something. A man should not ever be called Jasmine or any other flower or thing like that. But I'm just a house painter. No one listens to the house painter. That's ok.


Posted by Freckle, a resident of Danville
on Nov 18, 2009 at 9:02 am

Thanks for the entertainment! You're all hysterical. Nobody mentioned that the stores in the Rose Garden are ridiculously expensive and silly. Who can afford to shop at these stores?


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

Elliott,

I am a man, can I say the same for you? For clarity the name Jasmine was the name of our family female dog when I was growing up. You mentioned the Mormon's stance on gay marriage and if that was to imply I'm gay you are way off base. I'm a happily married man, for many years, with two great kids.

I stated I served proudly in the Marine Corps so where does that claim I'm a war hero. I see absolutely no reason to give you any additional information regarding my military record. Did you serve or were you a conscientious objector. That probably fits you makeup!

I'll second Diane's Nobel Prize nomination regarding you. You're a very angry man and I doubt you have friends. Your thoughts and ideology are in the minority and I thank God for that.


Posted by Elliott L., a resident of Diablo
on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Jasmine and Diane,

You are both so uncompromisingly ridiculous in nature, and I am not sure how people of your stupidity meter can function in society. You people talk to yourself on a regular basis and hear holy ghosts and the bloody guy's statue with his guts and heart sticking out half way out of his body voice, isn't that schizophrenic? OF course you are free to believe this, but do not press it on people like me.

I still think that you maybe on the side of more girlish charm, the lot of you.

Only woman have this much time and hormonal rage to be speaking like this.

My deletion would be discriminatory.


Posted by Toaster Oven, a resident of Danville
on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm

What a crack up and just what I needed after a loong day at work.

I couldn't decide what sex my avatar should be, today, but the persona of a toaster oven seemed half baked enough to match Elliot's idea that anyone was seriously trying to convert him.

But let's give Elliot a soupcon of sympathy, even as he auditions for Grumpy Old Men III since, based on prior experience with an elderly relative, I believe we may be witnessing the symptoms of early onset dementia.

In which case maybe a coconut oil diet per this link >> www.coconutketones.com/veechcasestudy.doc << would be a bit more productive than chewing on broken glass since, for the study subject at least:
"his ability to initiate and continue a course of conversation has improved and his sense of humor has returned"

Jasmine and Diane - keep up the good work!


Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2009 at 7:29 am

Darn it all, Elliott, but I am starting to like you. However I'm pretty sure there lies a category in the DSM IV (look it up) for you based on your paranoia around being deleted ("if I exist on this thread, therefore I am?")

I don't know why you are so annoyed. Jasmine and I both nominated you for a Nobel prize, practically a marriage proposal where I come from.

So, many thanks for the "girlish charm" comment - I'll take that as a compliment! How 'bout you, Jasmine?

But - do not annoy me! I have all this time on my hands (at least when I am not at work or raising my kids or volunteering or....) and let's not forget the hormonal rage!


Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2009 at 7:46 am

"...and to all, a good night?" Web Link


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2009 at 8:36 am

Diane,

As an ex-Marine I think I'll pass on the "girlish-charm." :o) For a while there I was beginning to like Elliott but his continual arrogance, insults and anger has changed my mind. This guy is a headcase and again thank God there are few sick people like him.


Elliott have you noticed through all these back and forth comments you have zero support. You most likely enjoy that. What you need to do is crawl back under the rock you came from. I mentioned anger management before and I truly think you should consider it. I agree with Toaster Ovens suggestion the you should audition for Grumpy Old Men III.

Next week is Thanksgiving, I wonder what you're thankful for!


Posted by Diane, a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:05 am

I have to think that Elliott is really a charicature, for if this person exists as is I might have nightmares. Jasmine - you are too right, much anger in that personality. But, it brought out Toaster Oven who I like already and Citizen of whom I am a perpetual fan.

Thanksgiving - a wonderful thought, and I a have much to be thankful for.

Happy (fill in the blank, for I am "multi faith" after all...).


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Wow, it has been so nice and quiet. Diane, I think our friend Elliott has gone astray. Will it last? :o)


Posted by Diane, a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Nov 22, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Hi Jasmine,

Sadly, our Elliott posted something verbally abusive and quite psychotic (addressed to you, me and toaster) a couple of days ago, and the post was immediately removed (even I wouldn't validate that one with a response). It seems that he really is as he presents himself - downright scary.

Jasmine, have a wonderful Christmas with your family!


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

Hi Diane,

I missed Elliot's abusive psychotic remark but considering the source I'm not at all surprised. You wonder what goes on inside of his pee brain that made him the way he is. Can you imagine what a miserable life he must lead.

Thank you for the Christmas greeting and the same to you and your family.



Posted by cardfark, a resident of Diablo
on Nov 23, 2009 at 11:53 am

Why do Jasmine and Diane hate single people and orphans?


Posted by Jasmine, a resident of Danville
on Nov 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Cardfark,

What are you talking about?