Archive for August, 2005

Just a Rant on Driving in the OC

Instead of some people who commute between LA and the OC, my commute is totally inside The OC. It’s a commute, which for the most part, is actually quite enjoyable early in the morning. I just get in my car, fire up the iPod and iTrip, and just gun it down Santiago Canyon.

But what is it with all of the people who are driving ten miles per hour or less below the speed limit?

I know gas prices have gotten out of hand (see what happens when you stick you hand in the hornet’s nest that is the middle east) and I have paid my fair share for fuel, but really do you have to make me late for work and cause me to loose even more money just because you want to save a few bucks.

Here are some tips on fuel conservation:

Welcome, Roland!

As some of you might have seen earlier today, we have a new writer here at Metroblogging Orange County. Everybody give Roland a warm welcome to the site! If you want to know a bit about him he has a bio off to the left or you can check out his own blog.

Thanks for joining us Roland, I look forwarding to seeing what you write for the site.

Top 10 reasons John Wayne is better than LAX.

Jill is off to Boston, while dropping her off I came up with this list.

Top 10 reasons John Wayne is better than LAX:

  1. When dropping somebody off, you can get out of the parking structure before they get to their gate.
  2. There isn’t a giant waste of space in the middle of the airport discised as a resturant.
  3. When coming home you are not passed by two cops going 100+MPH.
  4. When the captain cuts the power on take off it feels like a rollercoaster.
  5. It doesn’t take 45 minutes to get to and from the airport.
  6. You can spot your house while turning onto base.
  7. There is less chance of getting your flight cancelled due to a bomb scare.
  8. The OC jet set crowd is hotter than LA’s.
  9. No drug dogs.
  10. SNA doesn’t sound like something you take to clean out your body.

California 48th

With Chris Cox gone we can all celebrate!!!

Wait, you mean he’s not gone? He was just appointed to the SEC? Oh, crap this means we have a special election. Didn’t Arnold just call for a special election (and yes, I concede, that damn redistricting measure is back on the ballot, yuck!).

So get your ballots out boys and girls, because instead of going to Bingo every six months, we here in California (especially in Orange County) get to play Election Bingo every three to four months. Ah, the funny smell of election workers and the small confines of a voting booth. It brings back so many memories (well, bad ones…)

Where else can one get the smell of politics then in the California 48th? The former district of Chris Cox and now the site of a race which will have the nation

In Case You Didn’t Know

I enjoy going to Trestles Beach, although it is incorrectly claimed by Orange County since it’s just over the county line in San Diego County.

Nevertheless, it’s a popular beach with south OC locals.

I overheard a group of surfers talking as they were leaving the beach the other day. One informed his friends,

It’s legal to drink on the beach on the San Diego County side of the line.

I suspect that that’s useful information, although I can’t verify its veracity.

Deuce De-faced.

Seriously, for what good purpose would someone want to steal a picture of just Rob Schneider

Attention atheists!

The next meeting of the Orange County Atheists is Wednesday, August 17 at 7:15pm at the Red Robin in Tustin (Click here for a map). We have a core group of about a dozen folks who show up every month, discussing everything from religion to politics to “coming out” as an atheist.

If you consider yourself an atheist, an agnostic, a freethinker, a humanist, or are just curious, check out this month’s event. we always welcome new members, will give you a name tag, and want to hear what you have to say! More info is available at the Orange County Atheists website.

How the hell did they get a building permit?

Growing up, I watched quite a bit of Animaniacs and often wondered: “why don


Dang. There was some mad police crack down in my neighborhood this past Friday night. I was tempted to walk over to see what was happening, but there were too many cops, police dogs, and a helicopter. Plus, I had been hitting the bottle pretty hard. Anyways, I still have no idea what happened and will have to wait for OCRegister

Fox Theater Work Day

We have written about the Fox Fullerton Theater here before, once when the Fullerton Historic Theater Foundation was trying to raise money to save the theater and again when the theater was saved. Now the Fox needs some help of a different sort, this Saturday they are holding a work day to clean the place up a bit. If you are interested in helping out, make sure you wear long pants and closed toed shoes, and if you have them, bring gloves and a hardhat. There is a safety briefing at 8:30 and work starts at 9. The more people turn out and help, the sooner the Fox Theater will be open for business again.

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