Las Madres '80 East

Happy Summer


Month of August
Saturday Coffees
9 am
  LeBou at San Felipe/Yerba Buena

Contact: Kathy

Month of August
Thursday Coffees
9 am
  Starbucks near Cosentino's/Silver Creek CC

Contact: Kathy

NO Meeting

August 16
Coffee Field Trip
9 am
Monsieur Beans of Willow Glen
Contact: Kathy

August 1-August 3
Pinecrest CONTINUES!

August 16
Roaring Camp Train Ride - CANCELLED

September 12-14
New Brighton Camping/Beach Breakfast
Sue Butler

September 27
Bocce Ball
St. Francis Cabrini Church
RSVP:  Sue Butler

7th    Abbey Nevoli
          Nathan Laing
9th    Dee Castagnoli
15th   Keely Corral
11th    Erik Rasmussen
17th    Ron Miller
27th   Ruth Eastman

August Meeting
When: Never
Where: Nowhere
What: Nothing
No one volunteered to host the August enjoy the last days of summer!

Roaring Camp Train Ride
The Roaring Camp BBQ & Moonlight Train Ride has been CANCELLED.  We'll try again in 2009!

Reminders from the Prez
REMINDER #1:  Please remember to RSVP for the bocce ball for Saturday, September 27.
REMINDER #2:  Please remember to RSVP for the beach breakfast on Saturday, September 13 at New Brighton.
Please e-mail your RSVP to
Sue Butler for these events.  Details for both will be in the September newsletter.

Mexican Riviera Cruise in 2009
If you're interested in joining the Butlers.....CLICK!

Kid's Korner
    Denise Heinrichsen - Her band, "The West," now has their CD on iTunes  and CD baby (see links below in her e-mail).  My favorite songs are:  "A Perfect Day in 3 Acts(track 2)," "Road to Joy(track 8)," and "Arctic Romantica(track 10)."  Denise plays keyboard for the band and sometimes sings back up.  They have played at many venues in L.A. and Hollywood including the Viper Room, the Derby, and the House of Blues.  Please spread the word... and forward to your kids and friends!
    Jim Ryan - He popped the Jim & Kendra are engaged!

Female "Odd Couple"
Randi is playing Mickey the cop in the female "Odd Couple" on September 4,5,6 as a separate play from her usual musical (which will be in late October).  This is a very funny Neil Simon adaptation of the male version with many double entendres and the girls play "Trivial Pursuit" instead of Poker (how many times a day does a penguin have sex?).  Tickets are only $5 and are first come, first served at 7:30pm at Pioneer's Performing Arts Center on Blossom Hill.  Come and have a relaxing evening of comedy.  Thanks for your continued support!  Randi  :-)

Saturday Coffee Clatches Continue
We've moved our "regular" place to Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena.  There is a Starbuck across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or pastry. Our field trip this month is to Monsieur Beans of Willow Glen (formerly Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company) at Lincoln & Minnesota.
    Monsieu Beans
    1383 Lincoln Ave
    San Jose, CA  95126
    (408) 297-9077

e-Mail Tidbit



Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?

Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.


Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.


Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!


How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.


What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!


Aren't fried foods bad for you?

YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!.... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?


Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.


Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!


Is swimming good for your figure?

If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.


Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

Hey! 'Round' is a shape!


Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO ! What a Ride"

AND ......

For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

Eat and drink what you like.
  Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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President - Sue Butler
Treasurer - Vicki Rasmussen
Newsletter & Webmaster - Ginny Gomez
Coffee Coordinator - Kathy Roessler
Executive Committee - Randi Heinrichsen, Joan Wilson and Sally Brooks-Schulke