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Da Brat Chronicles

While reading over some of the classic posts on the blog, I reread Eduardo’s update on Da Brat from 4+ years ago. I started to wonder what our favorite Brat was up to nowadays? It turns out Da Brat has her own YouTube channel, “DABRATTV”. This channel is full of “Bratty” goodness as you can...

Shut the Box

Just like Eduardo being “haunted” by the memory of “Vegetable Soup/Outerscope”, I have been “haunted” by the memory of a random kids show that I could only describe for years as “shut the box”. I always described it as a children’s educational animated short that appeared right after “Big Blue Marble” on KNTV channel 11....
Preschool Confusion

Preschool Confusion

My little one started preschool a few weeks ago. She was super excited about it, and it was something we were looking forward too as well. My kid can get some learnin’ done, and my wife gets some time off 3 days a week to get things done during the day. So, the idea was...
Bill and Kathy's

Bill and Kathy’s

Bill and Kathy’s was one of the great, independent, family-owned travel-oriented restaurants along I-5 that are now virtually extinct. Situated in Dunnigan just north of where 505 and 5 meet, it opened in 1947 and was long a popular stop for families making the boring trek through the dusty northern central valley. It closed a...
Mummenschanz

Mummenschanz

A few days ago, I was sitting in the waiting area of a local business browsing through some of the magazines and brochures that were on the table. One of them was for upcoming events at our local civic center, so I thumbed through it, half-interested. There was nothing very cool in there – mostly...
Spoiler Alert!

Spoiler Alert!

I recently spotted this on my morning commute. Is it a joke? Does it actually help in some way? We may never know.
Scott's Log Cabin Security & BBQ

Scott’s Log Cabin Security & BBQ

This past Friday, about 30 minutes after I’d dropped my wife off at the airport, my phone started going crazy as a barrage of rapid-fire text messages appeared. At first, I feared something might be wrong. However, these messages were from an unknown area code, and at a glance seemed to make very little sense....

Girl Power.

When it comes to music a lot of folks will probably say woman musicians have had a hard time getting the props they deserve for creating GOOD music, and have to work harder than most bands with male musicians do.  That may be true…but there is a very good reason behind it.  The reason is...

Diiiiiiiig?

I could go on forever on the worst songs of the 90s…and sadly, probably 1/4 of them I probably actually liked for a brief period of time, or tricked myself into thinking I liked.…and I could most likely be caught singing to several of them in my car.   It is only after maturity sets...
Bus Bong Located

Bus Bong Located

  Years ago, Jaime, Paco and I had a certain female friend who gradually turned from the fun person we knew into a spaced-out, earth-worshipping hippie in the years following high school. We suspected that marijuana played a central role in her transformation, due mainly to a series of very nice but equally strange letters I...

A Most Peculiar Cancelation

We live in a pretty small house, and recently decided to rent a storage locker to help free up some space around here. Late last week, my wife called to reserve a pickup truck from the local U-HAUL place that I needed for my Saturday morning storage run. She did it online, and gave them...
Potted Meat Challenge

Potted Meat Challenge

A few weeks ago my little brother was talking to me about an odd food product he bought at a little out of town grocery store, “potted meat food product”. He described it as being similar in taste and texture to a cheap hotdog that had been tossed in a blender.  So on my most...