Category: Southern Cal

Homemade bagels… seriously good eats!

It’s been about a year since California has officially been placed on limited access due to Covid. During this time many friends have been posting DIY projects including making baked goods. Likewise, I’ve been binge watching Netflix shows like the Great British Bake Off, and after polishing off […]

Christmas Market this Saturday in Buena Park

Need to finish up your holiday shopping? If you’re in the Buena Park area on Saturday, there’s a Christmas Market hosted by the Good Shepherd Church from 10:00-3:00. Address is 7082 Crescent Ave., Buena Park, California. Please share with anyone looking for unique things as stocking stuffers. My […]

Diamond Bar, CA: Tasty Box

I was craving Hong Kong style food and found a place called Tasty Box in Diamond Bar, California. It’s a tiny place, and it’s primarily a take out restaurant, but there are some tables outside. They have a limited menu, focusing on roast duck, soy sauce chicken, barbecue […]

Boozy Sanitizers and COVID-19

Since March, the entire country has been under a self containment plan. People who weren’t considered “essential” worked from home. Finally California started lifting restrictions, and as of Friday, June 19, we entered stage 3. I had the day off and decided to go on a day trip […]

Happy Earth Day 🌍

It’s Earth Day, April 22nd to be exact. Unfortunately we can’t do normal things, like go out with friends or family. We’ve been in self containment for a little over a month. It feels so much longer. On March 15, California’s Governor Newsom implemented a Stay at Home […]

Disneyland: Rise of the Resistance

Rise of the Resistance is the newest attraction for both Disneyland and Disney World. It’s a 20 minute attraction that is a mix of character interaction and a ride. *** If you don’t want to see any spoilers… do not read further!! My coworker Todd and I had […]

Anniversary dinner at Steakhouse 55

Happy 7th anniversary to my Stephen! The place we originally met 7 years ago went out of business, so we decided to celebrate our anniversary at the Steakhouse 55, located at the Disneyland Hotel. The food and service was excellent. We had a cozy table in the back […]

Belated Holiday Greetings

Belated holiday greetings…. 2019 didn’t end quite as happy as I wanted. It’s never easy to lose a pet…and I’ve had 2 dogs, and 3 cats before Lulu passed away. I think it was harder because she passed away in my home, instead of at the vet. I […]

Slayer: the Final Campaign

Slayer is a local Southern California band that was founded in 1981.  Last year I saw Slayer for the first time in Las Vegas at the Joint at the Hard Rock Cafe.  It was my first time seeing a thrash metal band ever. After more than three decades […]

Disneyland: Cafe Orleans

I have been going to Disneyland for almost 5 decades, and even worked there while going to college.  In all those years, I have never dined at the Cafe Orleans, until now.  I wanted to try somewhere new for lunch, and on a whim made reservations.  The menu […]

Napa, Ca: the Inn On First

Six years ago, I took Stephen here for his birthday.  Innkeeper Jim welcomed us back like we were long time friends coming over for dinner. Here’s somethings we love about this Bed & Breakfast: TOP 25: This Registry Bed and Breakfast was ranked top 25 by BedandBreakfast.com. KEY […]