Archive for ‘September, 2011’


Co-workers can be dangerous to your health

Co-workers can be dangerous to your health

A study done over 20 years by researchers at Tel Aviv University reinforces what we all secretly knew: your co-workers are responsible for your health and happiness in the workplace. But did you know they could be responsible for your early death, too? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Badassary

Badassary

Our friend Dive has been posting snazzy photos of fancy cars, flying Ferraris and pretty women at something called the Goodwood Revival. Altadena’s answer: the Badass Buick. I spent too much time with the thesaurus, looking for a “b” word to describe this car’s attractive, sophisticated, yet intimidating look. I finally settled on Roget’s initial […]

Altadena Junction: sheriff’s station, Arroyo Pacific, hikes, and burglars

Altadena Junction: sheriff’s station, Arroyo Pacific, hikes, and burglars

A cornucopia of wonders at our Sunday column for the Valley Sun, which finally went up online this morning. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/18/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/18/11

Hardcover Fiction Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern Rules of Civility, Amor Towles Dance with Dragons, George R R Martin Pirate King, Laurie King Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan The Dog Who Knew Too Much, Spencer Quinn Perfect Suspect, Margaret Coel Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach Paris Wife, Paula Mclain Hardcover Non-Fiction […]

Teenage Wasteland

Teenage Wasteland

Decorating the inside of your locker was the thing when I was in junior high. There were no computers with graphic design programs and no high speed printers when I started 7th grade in 1977, so my girlfriends and I had to rely on back issues of Tiger Beat, leftover Christmas wrapping paper, brown grocery […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 430, The Cleava and Coach Taylor & Jason Katims wins an Emmy

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 430, The Cleava and Coach Taylor & Jason Katims wins an Emmy

Hi, all… A quick Sunday night post. The boys have turned on Top Gear… so I decided to retreat to my office for a few minutes to catch up on Chaos Chronicles Podcast 430, the Cleava and Coach Taylor. I  promised the link to  Chaos Crew regular/Navy Wife/Mom of Four/Parent Coach Erin’s review of the […]

Zen Monday: #163

Zen Monday: #163

In Zen, you learn through experience rather than books or lectures. Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and tell us what you’ve learned, rather than me lecturing you about it. Today I reserve the right to join in the comments when necessary–you know, to add to the experience. Remember, sometimes you have […]

Wistaria Grill

Wistaria Grill

This busy new restaurant in Sierra Madre has a fanatical following to judge from the crowds at dinner (and to a lesser extent, lunch). The space, formerly Lozano, which itself morphed from down-home Mexican to haute Southwestern (with a concomitant change in decor) is lovely and modern, open to the backlit bar, with exposed concrete […]

It’s Craftsman—All Day & All Night!

It’s Craftsman—All Day & All Night!

Ya gotta scratch that itch, don’cha? It’s that time of year again and the Craftsman are calling you. Pasadena Heritage‘s 20th Craftsman Weekend is approaching quickly and tickets do run out (in fact, some events are already sold out). To help you decide what temptations to choose from, you can download the event brochure, but […]

Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) at Vroman’s

Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) at Vroman’s

The early word is quite good on Denise Hamilton’s latest, Damage Control, a mystery about a spin doctor (do people still call them that?), Maggie Silver, who is hired to manage the PR crisis of Senator Henry Paxton, whose young lady aide has been offed, and who just so happens to be the father of […]

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