Archive for ‘December, 2011’


Intelligentsia Pasadena

Intelligentsia Pasadena

WHY A multi-purpose café with indie cred in the midst of corporate Old Pasadena. WHAT Of course, Intelligentsia Pasadena has its own pour-over coffees, a gleaming espresso machine and practiced baristas. But this new location, in a historic brick building furnished with reclaimed church pews and electric blue walls, also has a beer and wine […]

Shameless New Year’s Eve Post

Shameless New Year’s Eve Post

Here’s to clean slates and new beginnings, y’all! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Go Badgers! Go Ducks! Go Girl Scouts! Go Rose Parade !

Go Badgers! Go Ducks! Go Girl Scouts! Go Rose Parade !

These are my kind of Badgers. The pre-Rose Parade  activities are really in full swing here in Pasadena, and by that I mean,  people with large blocks of cheese on their heads are walking around town with no shame. Plus, there tons of  incredibly bad driving by cars with out-of-state license plates. (Yes, hitting your […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Here’s wishing you a 2012 filled with good things: love, light and beauty–or whatever you think is good, maybe you don’t like those things, maybe you want dissonance, piglets and toe shoes. I hope you get them. Maybe you want an arrogant boyfriend, a new haircut, guitar lessons, a trip to Australia. I don’t care […]

In the first week of the new year

In the first week of the new year

Because the blog is about the city I live in as much as my experiences in the city, there are weeks where lots is happening that I want to share. To choose, to choose, what to choose – not choosing, here you go. There are two things I want to share before the excitement of […]

Top Science Stories of 2011

Top Science Stories of 2011

This last year saw a possible challenge to the theory of relativity with the discovery of subatomic particles able to travel faster than the speed of light, incredible advances in the treatment of AIDS and a supercomputer won a game show. Social media paved the way for social unrest, and NASA bid farewell to one […]

The latest rumors on the NFL coming to LA

The latest rumors on the NFL coming to LA

Over the weekend, it seemed as if the Minnesota Vikings, one team being courted to move to Los Angeles, was going to stay put. However, those reports were unfounded, and we may just see another Minnesota team move to L.A. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival – Korea Without a Passport

1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival – Korea Without a Passport

If your 2012 culinary “To Do” list includes exploring Korean food beyond kim chee,  you’ll want to head to the 1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival tomorrow, Friday, December 30th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Cathlyn Choi, of Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen on PBS SoCal, the festival is a celebration of Korean food, wine, culture, and entertainment.  In […]

Time Portal

Time Portal

I have a soft spot for old-school late 20th Century garage doors. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Texas in the 70s and early 80s. Those garage doors were as ubiquitous to my neighborhood as Craftsman houses are to South Pasadena. I watched a lot of cute boys jamming with their bands inside garages […]

An America Thing

An America Thing

I took this photo last year in one of the Tournament of Roses float decorating tents in the Arroyo Seco. I never posted it because of its glaring imperfection–the large white barrier front and center. But while looking through last year’s photos I came across it and found these girls so compelling I decided to […]

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