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Pic of a Twit

Pic of a Twit

When I was a kid, my nickname was Tweeter. Please don’t laugh, but yesterday I finally figured out how to upload a photo to Twitter using Twitpic. The first time I looked at Twitpic I must have been distracted or upside-down or sleep-walking, because it’s about as easy as an application can be. Yesterday I […]

New Tricks

New Tricks

With summer officially here, it got officially hot yesterday. I have no official complaints. You may wish to brush up on local water use regulations. Pasadena’s water shortage has been declared officially over (yay!), but certain instances of water waste are still out of line, baby! Sprinklers are for running through, but not between 9am […]

Bulgarini

Bulgarini

They don’t spend money on fancy bowls and utensils. And you’ll see when you arrive at the Altadena strip mall they call home that they haven’t splurged on rent. Bulgarini Gelato Artigianale puts everything into the flavor. Seriously. (Quite seriously.) I suggest you browse the website. That’s where I learned that Leo Bulgarini, a native […]

Zen Monday: #151

Zen Monday: #151

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo’s about. I took today’s Zen Monday photo in Hollywood. Okay, so I’m cheating. At least I’m an honest cheat. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Blackberries

Blackberries

A friend posted on Facebook about picking apricots with his dad. It reminded me of the hot summer days of my Illinois childhood, when blackberries were in season. My dad would give us each a bucket or basket and load us into the station wagon, and we’d head along the country roads outside of town. […]

La Bodeguita

La Bodeguita

La Bodeguita restaurant and mini-market squats at the corner of Summit Avenue and Hammond Street. I was in a bit of a hurry when I drove by the other day, but this photo was not to be resisted. I didn’t take the time to go inside. I found this post about la Bodeguita on Chowhound […]

Camelot & Grind

Camelot & Grind

Who remembers the Coffee Shop Quest? Anybody? Awhile back I was on a quest to find my ideal coffee shop. I wanted a place where the music was either non-existent or very much in the background, where the chairs were comfy and the tables were the right height for typing on a laptop, where nobody […]

Slacker

Slacker

I took a brain vacation yesterday. I couldn’t make the thing work anyway, so I didn’t have much choice. Usually I work at my desk. I write stuff, move paper around, organize things and generally make myself look important to myself. But yesterday I could not figure out which paper went into which pile. Coffee […]

Guest Author: Cherie Twohy and the I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook

Guest Author: Cherie Twohy and the I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook

The many talented authors in the Pasadena area have unlimited things to write about. Today we welcome Cherie Mercer Twohy, creator of three cookbooks (so far) based solely on the products at Trader Joe’s, a homegrown grocery chain. I’m delighted to be part of Petrea’s local authors’ series—thanks for inviting me! My path to writing […]

Villa Parke Community Center

Villa Parke Community Center

The Villa Parke Community Center is close to my house, but I had never been inside the courtyard until I found out there was a library there and they had a book I wanted. If you haven’t been to Villa Parke you’re missing this extravagant and surprising fountain created by artist Dora De Larios. I […]

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