Category: Southern Cal

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 […]