We're ready for the Rose Parade tomorrow. If my mom feels well enough (she's visiting from Oregon), we'll be there. Leave a comment if you'd like a shirt. I've given away most of my stash, but I have a couple left. I'm not gonna march, yell, or drop leaflets. I'm simply going to turn around… Continue reading Gearing Up
This is the sort of thing that makes me miss living in England.
Thanks to spending several years in the UK, I celebrate Boxing Day. It's a day to hang out with family and friends, watch sports (Portsmouth vs Arsenal, the team my brother supports, is about to start), and play with your new stuff. I have the new Joni Mitchell CD to play with. No one really… Continue reading Happy Boxing Day!
Another in my occasional series about changes in Northwest Pasadena. Obviously, all my graffiti posts provide a counterpoint to this series, but we try for fair and complete reporting around here. Long a place of buying and selling of the not legal kind, this holiday season debuted a couple of new products in my Northwest… Continue reading Not Your Momma’s Northwest Pasadena 4
This one is simple. Let's Go Metric! I love it that there's an organization for just about everything, even going metric. From today's The Writer's Almanac: It was on this day in 1975 that Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act and started the "go metric" campaign with school activities, bumper stickers, public service announcements, and… Continue reading Great Ideas 4
Congratulations to City of Pasadena's own Mayor Bill Bogaard, Metroblogging LA's very own Grinch of the Year. Bill bested AMPTP's Nick "The Bean" Counter, poster-child of producer-greedy badness in the current Writer's Strike. Considering the economic impact of the strike, it was quite a feat for Bill to win this (dis)honor. UPDATE: But not to… Continue reading Bill Does Us Proud
I try not to be a conspiracy theorist. Conspiracy implies malice aforethought. If you're going to do that sort of thing, it takes a lot of careful work. The thing is, the malice that comes from NO thought often rivals the intentional sort. That explains why the City of Pasadena has, willy-nilly, put these lights… Continue reading Leftovers