Mis Amigos Locos is an expansive, organized, and perpetually growing collection of memories, funny stories, pictures, and generally entertaining stuff from the lives of a small handful of friends who grew up in Redding, CA.

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00: General Discussion

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....
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...
Would You Like Dorks With That?

Would You Like Dorks With That?

After being stuck in really bad traffic for over an hour on my way home the other night, I wearily stopped off at a Carl’s Jr for a quick bite and some desperately-needed caffeine. Upon ordering and sitting down to await my meal, I heard some loud, oddly excited voices nearby. “HA HA HAAA! I...
BEES

BEES

A week or so ago, I was home by myself getting a few errands done while the wife and kid were away for the night. I had invited a friend over to watch a game, and was putting dishes away. I glanced out the window to see if my friend had arrived, (he was going to...

Wehlcum to Wahlgreens!

Ok, this is a bit random, but I felt like I had to post something. Just last week my younger brother and our significant others, made a quick trip to the Pacific Northwest. We were spending most of our time in Portland (managed to visit a fellow MAL member Fernando) it was a low key...

TEN YEARS.

Believe it or not, Mis Amigos Locos turned ten yesterday. Yes, this crazy thing has been with us for a full decade. You guys have made this a lot of fun, and reading through our posts here reminds me of some of the reasons why we are ‘amigos’ in the first place. We all share...