Day at the Dog Beach Santa Cruz

So Bryan waited until after the wedding to totally wreck himself. Okay… it wasn’t that bad, and I guess this video doesn’t have his wipe out, but it’s very very cool none-the-less. So, enjoy a bike ride with Bryan and friend Marshall. Michael & Gretchen’s wedding recap coming soon.

 

Buying a House Wisdom

Buying a house has taught me a few things… I totally agree with this article http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/09/real_estate/homebuyers-mortgages/ on one point, the loan comes first. If you purchase a house you’re buying a loan to eventually buy the house. You really don’t own anything except for risk, you own only what you’ve paid. Also, I know some people that are clueless about buying a house (I admit I was definitely once was this way) and in one of the most competitive housing markets (silicon valley) you can’t be novice. #1 Issue, you search for the house and ignore what you can really afford.. Just like this article said, the loan is the key. you don’t need to stay with it that person. That just gets you there. #2 Issue, As a buyer you need to be financially strong to compete in this market. In California we compete against cash offers all the time. Chances are you’re working with people with connections to buy the house you want. #3 Issue, And in my opinion, know WHY you’re buying a house. I recommend buy your house as an investment, not just as a place to live. Home ownership is on the decline, I was reading it’s like 65% nationally, 68% in silicon valley. More and more its becoming a business to own a home (an investment), not just a place to live. I believe it’s important to be in alignment of what you’re buying for, then I think everything else in this article is common sense. Because it’s so difficult, it requires a good Realtor, good Mortgage person and good buyer/seller.

The Wettest Dog Ever

Another adventure with Twinkie, this time we’re at the dog park in San Jose and she decides to dog through the water. Is Twinkie trying to find buried treasure? We don’t know, but we do know she get’s the title as the "Wettest Dog Ever."

Everyone is Begging

CEO Richard Wagoner is begging for money on Wall St. I caught this photo of him back in Detroit also begging for money. C’mon, I know the market is bad. But that’s what capitalism is about. These guys should have figured that times were going to get tough. It’s the right of the free market to punish these guys for not properly managing their companies.

For those that aren’t following, I’m talking about the big 3 auto makers on capital hill this week begging for money from the federal government. I thinkg they should get the money, but they should have a sound economic plan.

TZU, Find of the Week

Today I was shocked when I found this relatively unknown band called TZU. It seems they are fairly well known in Australia, their home town, but virtually unknown by anyone except for the aussies. What makes this band interesting, is their unique music videos… they’ve only got a few of them. Like any other band, they’ve got a myspace. Check out http://www.myspace.com/wearetzu

They’ve won the Yahoo! Music’s "Who’s Next" monthly music poll.

They’ve got a totally fresh sound. I originally found them on Epic-Fu, a weekly internet cast of hot internet culture, as the Band of the Week. The Fu considers them an indie band.

DNA Genealogy

I found this CBS 60 Minutes report on genealogy. It’s a pretty good story about how two people came together through a DNA genealogy search. The production is a little refined for my taste, but I think there’s a good underlying story here. There’s a short commercial at the beginning.

Genealogy — researching family history — is one of the most popular hobbies in this country, right up there with gardening. A nation of immigrants, we almost all come from somewhere else we wish we knew more about, so searching for our roots holds tremendous appeal. And today there is an exciting new addition to the genealogists’ tool kit: genetic genealogy. Check out the full article

 

Related Links :: DNA Genealogy Testing Companies
www.RelativeGenetics.com – Relative Genetics
www.TraceGenetics.com – Trace Genetic

My First Ever Blog Entry…

The truth is, I had something like a Blog, first entry July 10th 2001, on my toast site. This was before the word Blog was mainstream, or more likely, coined. And I’ve been doing some Twittering. Problem is theirs too much "See What Makes Me Special" going on. I don’t care for a community of people that wish they could be on a reality TV show.

So that brings me to the reason for this blog… While I’m not known for my literary masterpieces, I still think it’s important to do some self expressing in a open forum. And while I don’t think my blogs need to be 100 words or more with extremely meaningful content. I hope my friends, family and visitors will get something out of it… at the very least someone through Google, Yahoo or MSN will match a key word of two and find something useful here.

With that said, thank you for reading my first ever official blog entry.

Never Forget…

We pay homage to the fathers, mothers, sisters & brothers who, in their own extraordinary ways, have made outstanding contributions to our family and society as they will have a lasting mark on history. The idea of this page is to remember them for the lives that they lived, not just for their death. While the death of an individuals is the catalyst for being featured here, the goal is not to make death the focus. If you have a special memory you would like to add please contact Nathan Mallamace.

We will never forget…

Joseph Mallamace

Joseph, age 85 of Massapequa, L.I. on August. 10, 2010. Beloved husband of Edna D. Mallamace. Devoted father of the late Hope (David) Pokress. Proud and cherished grandfather of Sean Pokress. Dear brother of Theresa Avento. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was held at Maria Regina R.C. Church, Seaford. Interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I.Arrangements were entrusted to the Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Bethpage Funeral Home.

Debbie Warren

Debra Ann Warren went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 29, 2009 in San Jose, California. She was born Debra Ann Warren to Frank and Connie Warren on May 16, 1956 in San Jose. Debbie graduated from Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, CA and attended DeAnza College in San Jose. She worked for Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technology, Starbucks, UPS, and CalSOAP (Gilroy Unified School District) during her lifetime. Debbie is a member of Sunnyvale SDA Church. She was always playing or watching sports and was an avid fan of the San Jose Sharks. Debbie won a National Championship in Equestrian competition. She loved the outdoors, spent time landscaping, and her 65 Mustang. Debbie especially loved her family and spending time with them and with her friends. Debbie is survived by her partner, Julie Beach and her family Ryan, Brianna, and Tyler Fastenau of San Martin, CA; her mother Connie Warren of Grass Valley, CA; her brother Michael (Sherry) Warren of Everett, WA; her sister Linda (Tim) Smith of Olympia, WA; Dedee and John Beach of Roseville, CA; and many friends. Memorial will be at 60 Summit Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 on Sunday, February 1 at 1:00 PM. For more information, directions, and contributions see: www.whiterockranch.com.
 

Frank Mallamace

MALLAMACE Frank, age 78, of Paterson at rest in Paterson on December 22, 2008. Born in Bayonne, he lived in Paterson his whole life. He was an employee of Brewster Finishing Co, Paterson, NJ then was a groundskeeper for the Passaic County Golf Course, Wayne before retiring. Mr. Mallamace was a Korean Conflict Air Force Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Angela “Chickie” M. (nee Yacopetta). Loving father of Michele Mallamace of Weehawken, Debra Mallamace of Weehawken, Jonathan Mallamace and his wife, Anna of Totowa, Michael Mallamace of Paterson and the late Christian Louis Mallamace. Grandfather of Jonathan Jr. and Anthony. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd, Totowa, on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at St. Gerard R.C. Church, Paterson at 9:30 AM. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. For more information, go to festamemorial.com.

 

James Mallamace

This is a video I made for my Grandfather, James Mallamace, the day I found out he passed away last year, 2007, in April. While the the technical of this video is crude it came from the heart. This video was taken at James’ 106 Birthday. James Mallamace lived to be 109 years old.

James Mallamace was born in Reggio Calabria Italy December, 21st 1897. He immigrated to the United States in 1918. He lived a very amazing life. I hope you find this video touching.

 

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Rose Marie Tansill Mallamace

Rose Marie– 65, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002 at her residence. Rose Marie was born June 18, 1936 in San Jose, CA and had lived in Reno for the past 10 years. She is survived by her two sons Steve and Robert Tansill; daughter Nancy Morelli; mother Mary Hendry; father James Mallamace; step-father, Harold Hendry; brother Raymond Mallamace and 4 grandchildren. She was a “”Kool-Aid”” mom and enjoyed being a…

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Raymond Mallamace

MALLAMACE, RAYMOND P.– 68, passed away on August 1st at his home in San Jose. Ray was born and lived in San Jose his entire life. Ray was enjoying retirement after working 40 years for Raish-Gradeway. He enjoyed fishing and boating at their vacation home in Lakeport. Ray will be remembered for his generosity and love for his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Betty; son Raymond Jr., and daughter Renee Mallamace; mother Mary Hendry and stepfather Harold Hendry;

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The Guide to Mallamace.com

While Mallamace.com is growing you may have some questions about getting around Mallamace.com. The site is not overly complex, but I anticipate some questions about how it’s setup. I will answer most questions in the form of Question and Answer. If you still have questions please send an email to Nathan.

What is the purpose of Mallamace.com?

How do I access the “Family Tree” content?

How do I access my Mallamace.com Email?

 

What is the purpose of Mallamace.com?

This site is for friends and family of the Mallamace Family to explore the Mallamace genealogy and their own. Visitors are welcome, but will have limited access to various services. If you are friend or family of Mallamace and you wish to participate please Nathan.

 

How do I access the “Family Tree” content?

Well, the first thing to understand is you’ll need a separate login from the main site. The Family Tree content is a separate function within Mallamace.com as it is a much more secure part of Mallamace.com, you will first need to request access.

If your account has already been approved you can login here.

 

How do I access my Mallamace.com Email?

You can login to your email at http://www.mallamace.com, “Check Your Email”

Sign in using your username and password provided to you

You should be asked to change your password after logging in. I recommend taking precautions when giving out your email. Spam is often caused when you give out your email to advertisers (signing up for offers, promotions and such) you should use your other email for something like that (aol, hotmail, yahoo, etc.). And of course, never open an attachment if you don’t know who it’s coming from. You won’t be able to prevent all spam, but you can limit it by following my directions.

Your personalized email is good for resumes and as your normal email for friends and family.

I won’t have any access to your email so it’s important that you backup your email with something like Outlook Express using something like POP3. As I’m using GMail, a proven email web application software, to manage the mallamace.com emails you should still figure out a way to back up your email.

If you have any questions about using your personalized email, contact Nathan.