Smilin’ Jack

If you grew up in the South Bay like I did (Wilmington in particular), your Halloween just wasn’t complete until you and your family paid a visit to Smilin’ Jack (see image). It’s a tradition that has taken place for the last 60 years and the local residents love it. So what exactly happens when … Continue reading Smilin’ Jack



Author’s note: this post in no way endorses any presidential candidate. Frankly, I don’t trust either party at this point but you can bet I will be voting in November. Have you ever seen something that was so atrocious that it drove you the brink of insanity and you wouldn’t rest until you finally righted … Continue reading Sideways

Space Shuttle Endeavour in Inglewood

It was about three weeks ago when I wrote a post about the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s tour of southern California and until yesterday, it was stationed at LAX where it was waiting to be removed from the transport jet and onto another vehicle for its final destination: the California Science Center. For its ground travel, … Continue reading Space Shuttle Endeavour in Inglewood

Wordless Wednesday: Monte

Taken with my LG Optimus Elite and edited with PicSay Pro.

2012 Long Beach Marathon Bike Tour

Under normal circumstances, getting me to wake up at any unreasonable hour of the morning usually requires tons of pestering by anything or anybody. That or it takes being cajoled with the promise of donut holes for breakfast. But there is one day of the year when waking up at 3:30 am is not only … Continue reading 2012 Long Beach Marathon Bike Tour