Tuesday, December 25, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION



                              photo by Koii Benvenutto-Turner

I wish all Health, laughter, lots of fun moments, prosperity, caring
                friends 2 end 2012 with & enjoy through 2013. And,


SHARE INFO of inexpensive places 2 stay at, eat, buy anything, get medical attention in your prt of the world.  And know there is:

HELP 4 those having difficulty with “the holidays.” From Pacifica Tribune, December 19. 1)  24-hr crisis 650-579-0350   Parent Support 888-220-7575  Alcohol & Drug 650-573-3950.  2) For teens www.onyourmind.net.  3) PYSB 650-355-3900 x 226  www.youthservicebureau.org    Questions: pysbinfo@ymcasf.net

Also know that all SAFEWAYs r not created equal, like their Chicken Bucket, 8 pieces 4 $7.57 r not always big, succulent, crispy-juicy, so shop around. SAFEWAY’s bst Chicken Bucket, is @ Manor market in Pacifica. ENJOY.

www.hireteen.com/
Greetings,
Camincha


Saturday, December 22, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION


by sharing INFO of inexpensive places 2 stay at, eat, buy anything, get medical attention in your prt of the world. 

And helping with unique gift ideas like this: EROTIC, ETHNIC, EDGY, bilingual stories 2 spice the life of friends, relatives, coworkers, especially if their unemployment run out?  My books! will last them longer than today’s 401Ks. Best deal in town ‘cause Camincha pays the txs. Also want 2 produce them in stage, small &/or big screen? Preview, c on COLLECTION of STORIES & POEMS @ caminchabenvenutto.com & let’s talk. 
camincha@comcast.net                     FB                        650 359 0890

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION


by sharing INFO of inexpensive places 2 stay at, eat, buy anything, get medical attention etc. in your prt of the world.

Meantime know that all SAFEWAYs r not created equal, like their Chicken Bucket, 8 pieces 4 $7.57 r not always big, succulent, crispy-juicy, so shop around.

SAFEWAY’s Chicken Bucket, the bst r @ Manor market in Pacifica.  ENJOY.

www.hireteen.com/
 2 go JOB HUNTING U need 2 look Ur best so 4 a price U can afford go 2 Supercuts   Hair cuts lowest prices. To find the 1 nearest U supercuts.com  Also need gd looking clothes  2  fit  Ur humble  budget?  Try 2nd hand storeseverywhere. They r excellent.  My favorite is @ 17St & Mission in San Francisco. Opened daily.

NO JOB YET?  But U need 2 eat?  Go 2  a Safeway—the largest ones hv the most variety in low prices,  2 for 1, Frozen main course  $1,  8 chicken roasted pieces $5.
Also Farmer Markets @ closing time  r  willing 2 sell their gds @ minimum  prices & or in exchange 4 help closing up.
JOBS  available @ Mission Cultural Center.
missionculturalcenter.com  2868 Mission St San Francisco  One block from 24St  BART     415 821 1155.

JOBS The Blackwell Files specializes in Real People talent…that means you!  talent@blackwellfiles.com.

JOBS  Part-time, full-time, temporary, voluntary, for all seasons teen job 13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 year old and older.   www.hireteen.com/


PLS. pass these on............

Saturday, December 1, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION


caminchabenvenutto.com     

Pls share info re places 4 low price eating, groceries, medical services, housing….

JOBS  This from Mel C Thompson, Trader Joes is opening a new store on California and Hyde, San Francisco--they're hiring.

Urgent care. Jorge Salinas, cks in sharing: Coastside FREE 2 uninsured. Wed eve 5pm-7:30 @ 225 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay.
Free Clinic.  Andrés Montparness shares that there is a Rotocare Free Clinic in Seton Medical Center, 1900 Sullivan Av Daly City, every monday eve 5:30 – 7: pm  Radiation Oncology Dept. Also immunization clinics every 4th Monday of the month. Translators available. Call 991 6046 for more information.

JOBS  check pw.org  Poets & Writers
Call 1-877-4AID-VET For Homeless & At-Risk Veteran Help & Resources.

JOBS  available @ Mission Cultural Center.  missionculturalcenter.com  2868 Mission St San Francisco  One block from 24St  BART     415 821 1155.JOBS available @  The Blackwell Files specializes in Real People talent…that means you!  talent@blackwellfiles.com.
JOBS available @   Part-time, full-time, temporary, voluntary, for all seasons teen job 13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 year old and older.   www.hireteen.com/
 2 go JOB HUNTING U need 2 look Ur best so 4 a price U can afford go 2 Supercuts   Hair cuts lowest prices. To find the 1 nearest U supercuts.com  Also need gd looking clothes  2  fit Ur humble  budget?  Try 2nd hand stores everywhere. They r excellent.  My favorite is @ 17St & Mission in San Francisco. Opened daily.
U need 2 eat?  Go 2  a Safeway—the largest ones hv the most variety in low prices,  2 for 1, Frozen main course  $1,  8 whole pieces roasted chicken $7.
PLS. pass these on............


Monday, November 12, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION


caminchabenvenutto.com   
BE PART of the SOLUTION   What's can U share of Ur prt of the world?
Andrés Montparness shares that there is a Rotocare Free Clinic in Seton Medical Center, 1900 Sullivan Av Daly City, every monday eve 5:30 – 7: pm  Radiation Oncology Dept. Also immunization clinics every 4th Monday of the month. Translators available. Call 991 6046 for more information.
JOBS  check pw.org  Poets & Writers
Call 1-877-4AID-VET For Homeless & At-Risk Veteran Help & Resources.

JOBS  available @ Mission Cultural Center.  missionculturalcenter.com  2868 Mission St San Francisco  One block from 24St  BART     415 821 1155.
JOBS available @  The Blackwell Files specializes in Real People talent…that means you!  talent@blackwellfiles.com.
JOBS available @   Part-time, full-time, temporary, voluntary, for all seasons teen job 13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 year old and older.   www.hireteen.com/
 2 go JOB HUNTING U need 2 look Ur best so 4 a price U can afford go 2 Supercuts   Hair cuts lowest prices. To find the 1 nearest U supercuts.com  Also need gd looking clothes  2  fit Ur humble  budget?  Try 2nd hand stores everywhere. They r excellent.  My favorite is @ 17St & Mission in San Francisco. Opened daily.
U need 2 eat?  Go 2  a Safeway—the largest ones hv the most variety in low prices,  2 for 1, Frozen main course  $1,  8 whole pieces roasted chicken $7.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION


STILL UNEMPLOYED? THIS MIGHT HELP:
Friend Jorge Salinas, cks in sharing: Coastside Urgent care FREE 2 uninsured. Wed eve 5pm-7:30 @ 225 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay.
Diana Ricketts Wroteanother great place is WALMART they have hecka hella deals hot dogs two packs for 3 bucks & got 4.5 pounds of chicken breast for 10 bucks and made a ton of chicken salad yesterday enough to last a week. Spent 89 cents on the celery and 39 cents on one onion i used and two bottle of relish from TARGET for 99 cents each and made a mountain of food outta that.
4 FREE entertainment: c  caminchabenvutto.com  Ethnic, edgy, erotic.
Share Ur gd finds in Ur area of the world, BE PART of the SOLUTION.
Camincha

BETTER LATE than NEVER



SomArts Cultural Cnter open till Fri nov 10 @ 934 Brannan & 9thSt SF. I was ther with my friend/s & must say: wonderful expernc. Worth Ur time. Curated by long, long time friend Renee Yañez.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION


PLS. pass these on............

                          Meantime dream of castles dream, dream on……...
Low price STORES in Oakland from Poet Tony Seymour: MI TIERRA  &  CHINESE MARKETS
JOBS    ask.com/Unemployment+Office+Address
Call 1-877-4AID-VET For Homeless & At-Risk Veteran Help & Resources.

JOBS  available @ Mission Cultural Center.  missionculturalcenter.com  2868 Mission St San Francisco  One block from 24St  BART     415 821 1155.
JOBS available @  The Blackwell Files specializes in Real People talent…that means you!  talent@blackwellfiles.com.
JOBS available @   Part-time, full-time, temporary, voluntary, for all seasons teen job 13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 year old and older.   www.hireteen.com/
 2 go JOB HUNTING U need 2 look Ur best so 4 a price U can afford go 2 Supercuts   Hair cuts lowest prices. To find the 1 nearest U supercuts.com  Also need gd looking clothes  2  fit Ur humble  budget?  Try 2nd hand stores everywhere. They r excellent.  My favorite is @ 17St & Mission in San Francisco. Opened daily.
U need 2 eat?  Go 2  a Safeway—the largest ones hv the most variety in low prices,  2 for 1, Frozen main course  $1,  8 whole pieces roasted chicken $5.
Farmer Markets, @ closing time  r  willing 2 sell their gds @ minimum  prices & or in exchange 4 help in closing up.
Thank U,
Camincha

Friday, October 5, 2012

The END of The Seventy-five year old virgin.

My life gets very busy, it takes off on its own, now I'm back to finish the great Erotic, Edgy, Ethnic story I left a few weeks ago:



pg. 12
moment before they reached for each other and embraced fondly. Lloyd asked her to dinner. We have so much to talk about, he smiled.

He had selected MC2, a unique restaurant on Pacific Ave. Alba was there for the first time. Stepping into it, she stood a moment in the foyer to savor what she saw, what was being offered her, the spacious, elegant, sophisticated place with tables and chairs of curvaceous  shapes, of light wood that set off enormous flower arrangements of bright colors, strategically placed through out the place, spreading its colors with skillful strokes, on the ceiling, the walls, the furniture. And she looked forward to tasting the food, she had heard is was New American! Uhmmm

Lloyd and Alba enjoyed each others company, being together. Talking. Sharing. He was divorced. Two grand children. Real State a great source of joy, a continuous challenge. Financially rewarding. She looked him over. He was just as elegant as always. Maybe five pounds over weight? Still had a head full of hair. And most important, the twinkle in his eyes was still there. Just as mischievous.

Alba brought him up to date.  Alba found herself so comfortable in his company. Just like when he used to hold her and whisper words of love in her ear. As when his eyes shone delighted when presenting her with another piece of jewelry. It felt easy to confide in him, I have a doctor’s appointment next week…

You? You never…..You never go to the doctor.

Well, this is different. I did have it under control with exercise but do need to see a doctor now. She stopped herself realizing hadn’t told anyone. Had not shared with anyone…But here she was blurting it out to Lloyd.

He looked concerned.

No. Not to worry. Have researched it thoroughly. Is a prolapsed of the

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vagina. Displacement of the vagina. The tissues have become relaxed. Is just a tightening up. Can be helped with a simple operation. Actually quite common. Like a face lift, she smiled playfully. I’m going to be brand new again. I’m going to look very pretty. She lowered her voice and leaned over, the doctor told me, I’m even going to put a little cherry there! 

They laughed heartily. People around them smiled in their direction welcoming merriment in the sober, elegant, sophisticated environment.

It was his turn. With mischief in his eyes, he smiled, Would you save yourself for me? Would you let me be the first.…?


END

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The seventy-five year old virgin.


Nxt posting will b updating BE  part of THE SOLUTION.
caminchabenvenutto.com 

pg. 10 
She laughed, the Fallopian tubes get tied to prevent pregnancy….

They didn’t see each other much anymore. When they did, it was difficult to be spontaneous, to really talk to each other.

Next time Bert called, she told him how busy she was, You know school, working. Let me call you, maybe during summer brake. It was only January.


THE COURSES ALBA was taking in Spanish, English and French at State demanded more and more of her. She was a extremely hard working student striving always to be the best. Nothing less than an A. She earned Honors. Did her Masters in two years financed mostly by Fellowships earned: “FOR YOUR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC EQUALITY.”  

It was nineteen-eighty-seven. She was fifty-four. And as always, looked half her age. Fit. Keeping up all her excellent maintenance routine. And mentally, more than ever through all her classes, and  her involvement in writer’s groups. It was all the editing, rewriting. And learning the computer. And there were the Open Mics, which she loved, a different one every night. Enough for every taste. They happened in bars, cafes, schools, book stores, libraries.

Alba was making an excellent living as Interpreter-Translator. Active in writing groups, In Open Mics she became quite popular. Her favorite spot, THE BLUE MONKEY Café, in Hayes Valley. Big. Airy. Colorful. One entire wall was enhance with a mural of a purple monkey in its natural habitat. The Café sold great pastry, sandwiches. Delicious coffee. Open Mic nights it overflowed with people. And yet  those evenings were disciplined, entertaining, because the woman that run the series paid attention to each reader, gave all equal time, positive criticism, a lot praise.  One night, particularly inspired Alba read a short story that was very well received.

When the Open Mic was over, a tall, good looking guy with a  pony
pg. 11
tail, accompanied by two or three other persons approached her. The tall guy said, I never heard a better written short story….

SIXTEEN YEARS LATER they were still seeing each other. Alba was now seventy-five. It was two-thousand-eight. And, as a product of the times, had had plastic surgery. Botox, for maintenance. Continued her active life mental, sexual, physical, spiritual. Kept herself slender at one hundred twelve pounds, perfect for her five two, small bone frame.

Her relationship with Ray was of occasional lovers. He was  a technical writer for a big corporation downtown San Francisco. Creative at love making. Passionate. They met at her house. Or his apartment in the Avenues where his enormous bed was a huge playpen. Great for enjoying all kinds of delightful positions. And where in the mornings he would serve her coffee and sometimes make her quesadillas. And where his cat would curl up and sleep between them. When they met he always had presents for her, CDs, tapes, flowers, books of her favorite Spanish authors. And through the years was always most flattering, to him she was always beautiful, always funny. He would burst out loud, She is beautiful. She is funny. And laugh, delighted––each time––as with a new found discovery. Another plus, he loved everything Latin. He knew as much or more than Alba of Latin American and Spanish music and literature. They always had a lot to talk about. Enjoyed music, movies, going out to dinner.

Alba sometimes got frustrated with the infrequency of their love making. But her anxieties were appeased, nurtured through the praise she got at work, at the Open Mics. She frequented men friends. Enjoyed their company. Her poems and fiction started to get published. Writing, editing, submitting kept her happily busy.

ONE LATE AFTERNOON, at the commuter’s hour, crowds everywhere downtown San Francisco. Many trying to get out of the city, catch a bus, a cable car, a street car, a taxi, get on BART. In the midst of all that, a familiar face appeared in front of Alba. .................

Whose face? Friend, foe............?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

BE PART of the SOLUTION


A friend shares: 

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. San Francisco CA.  MNC Launches expanded Computer and Technology Classes for Seniors!   Know a senior citizen interested in gaining cpu skills? Contact us today!

What is going on in Ur area that could help someone? Pls share, I'll spread the word.
 
Dahlias & red sunsets 2 U,
Camincha

Monday, September 3, 2012

THE SEVENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD VIRGIN


caminchabenvenutto.com                 

pg. 8

SOME WEDNESDAYS WHEN  she met Lloyd, Alba would be very
tense. Full of doubts. What was she doing? It didn’t mean anything? Or did it? She was confused, lately she felt she cared for him, really cared. Oh! all those contrary feelings.

Lloyd knew how to handle it. He would make small talk. At moments touching on serious subjects, then a joke or two and he would talk stealing sideway glances at her to gauge her mood till she started to relax. Then smiling into her eyes as if to ask her permission he would take her hands, kiss them, pull her to him….

He liked her. He really cared for her. He had told her he loved her. He had said as much. He murmured in her ear often, I love you, Alba. He called her everyday. Several times a day. Day and night. He showered her with lovely gifts: a deluxe edition of English-Spanish dictionary. Jewelry. A TV set. And he was interested in everything she did. So kind, gentle, good looking, passionate. Yes. And married with two children.

So she knew. Didn’t need to ask herself, why?? She brought it up. Softly, more as thinking out loud….

He listened. Paid attention. Invited her to brunch the following Sunday at his Club. Took her swimming at a lovely Country Club in the Peninsula. They went dancing. But it was too late. The combination of her new financial independence, her relationship with Bert. The uneasy feeling that never left her was growing and growing in her.


THE FOLLOWING WEEK Lloyd’s office was full of sunshine. The aroma of coffee and fresh pastry, so enticing. But he wasn’t his usual confident self. They had been talking in previous days of their relationship. This is not going to ever go any place, Alba softly.

A dark shadow of pain darkened his green eyes.

Alba’s filled with tears. She had not imagine the pain she was feeling. The room became dark, she was trying to contain the tears that were


pg. 9
spilling down her cheeks. They turned in passionate embrace toward each other. My darling, my love, Lloyd cried out. Their love making was savage. They exploded into one another. They climaxed together.

Lloyd didn’t say anything to let her know he knew she was seeing someone else. He was silent. It was obvious to Alba he was giving her a chance to talk to him.

She did: It has been wonderful, magicaI but need time to study, you  know I have enrolled at State. She looked up, he was watching her. A look of relief in his eyes. Thankful she was being discreet. He smiled.

Alba smiled.  She smiled broadly, lovingly. She had not realized
how much this was going to hurt. Tears rolled down her cheeks again….


ALBA CONTINUED TO see Bert and they had fun together. They enjoyed movies, ethnic restaurants, drives down the coast. A  plus was that their love making was so very good. He encouraged her to buy underwear at Fredericks of Hollywood downtown which specialized  in unusual, bawdy pieces, panties with a slit in the crotch. Oh yes! he would moan. Extra friction….Oh, Yes. Yes. They found they enjoyed talking, really talking to one another. One day he mentioned he was thirty-three. And she realized he didn’t know her age…She found him staring at her, his face distorted by an expression of disbelief.

You are forty-nine? He managed. Then to his credit, he smiled. His expression softened again. But immediately he looked away averting her eyes.  From then on their relationship cooled down. He took to mentioning often, how much his aging mother wanted grandchildren. Alba took the hint. Exasperated, one day, she told him, Well, I had a tubal ligation…

Bert, looked at her. His face a big question mark? ? ?

Too blunt? Better she should hv lied? What now, Alba wondered……...?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Be Part of the Solution. Friends r contributing…...

from my friends who want 2 b Part of the Solution. Diana Ricketts 
On Aug 19, 2012, at 1:38 PM, wrote:


another great place is WALMART
they have hecka hella deals hot dogs
two packs for 3 bucks

got 4.5 pounds of chicken breast for 10 bucks
and made a ton of chicken salad yesterday
enough to last a week

spent 89 cents on the celery
and 39 cents on one onion i used
and two bottle of relish from TARGET for 99 cents each
and made a mountain of food outta that.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back 2 the Seventy-five year old virgin.


I grew up with English and Spanish, like you.

 pg. 6
They talked of Peru. Found they would have to continue the conversation at another time, they had so much to talk about. There were many parallels in their lives. They had lived in the same city, Miraflores. They had  studied at the same school, San Jorge, only in different years. Also had frequented the same spots, El Parquecito Salazar, La Diagonal, D’onofrio, La Tiendecita Blanca and on and on. Many names mentioned were familiar to each other.

Turning to business Ina interrupted, Well, let me give you the information, You have to pass the state exams, written and oral. There is no curriculum to study. No classes available to take. Ina did have a number, though, Alba could call for info on dates, fees, locations. Ina explained further. You can work as interpreter and translator but not in the courts of law. Not till you pass the exams. So, added with a smile. Call me tomorrow. Ina did give her some assignments every week. And was delighted to receive positive evaluations from clients.

Alba found out that the exam, the written, was not to be given for several months. And there was the oral to follow. Meantime no steady income. No health insurance. No paid vacation. No sick leave. Independent?! Oh! Yeah. On her own.  Found out how much she missed the copy machines, good typewriters. Definitely a mixed situation, sweet and sour. Like Chinese food, she smiled to herself. And would she pass…? Alba got to work to find what the exams were all about. To the pleasant man who answered the Judicial Council’s phone: Are there books I can buy to study? She asked.

Silence. Smile? Sympathetic laughter.  No………….//You either know it or you don’t.

Oscar was more helpful, Go to the Hall of Justice, 6th and Bryant. Talk to the interpreters there. Watch them. Listen. See what you can learn. Go to the bookstore of Golden Gate University and buy all the bilingual dictionaries they have and study them.

She did study them. Her head ached, her stomach, but she did….Yes. 

pg. 7
The months passed. Alba adjusted, slowly, to her new life with its unfamiliar locations, persons, the no schedule, schedule. She was getting by. The rent from a roommate she hardly ever saw as he traveled a lot. Lloyd’s…,the interpreting, translating. It all helped,

The written exam reminded her of the harshest, longest most difficult she had ever taken. It went on and on and on. The booklet with the questions, seemed to add itself pages, one for each one she filled up.

Several weeks passed and finally Alba received the letter. She had passed. The oral exam a couple of months later was in the form of a courtroom situation. Somehow the cumulative research she had done, watching, listening, reading came to her aid, rescued her when she needed it. She passed the oral also.

A year had gone by. It was nineteen-eighty. She now had her Interpreter’s certificate. She was forty-seven starting over with a new career. Making excellent money. Just reserving Wednesdays to be with Lloyd.


BERT WAS THE lawyer she was to work with that morning through Costas. They shook hands, smiled into each other’s eyes. He was charming. Not exactly her type. A bit on the chubby side. Not tall. About five nine feet. Wore glasses. But altogether rather a handsome brunette.

Bert called Costas and asked for Alba again and again. She liked working with him. He was an excellent lawyer. Soft spoken but he got his point across. They went out to dinner. He liked for them to go for rides down the coast. Their love making was delicious. Had a very nice apartment in a trendy neighborhood in San Francisco. Bert was single. No children.  But his mother really, really wanted grandchildren.