Archive for June, 2007

Looking for something sexy?

Do you like Burlesque? Who doesn’t?! The Orange County Underground Burlesque Society presents “Worldly Women”, their “salute to fiery broads from across the globe”, this weekend – Friday and Saturday, June 15 & 16. Click below for ticket information, showtimes, and a nifty poster.
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I’m Assuming it’s the French Terminology

Go here to get a free “coufin.”

*Boo! They pulled the ad!

Crime Calls for All To See

Recently, I made a call to the Anaheim Police Department about suspicious activity going on in my neighborhood. And no, I’m not someone who goes around peeking out of her curtains looking to report someone who lets their dog pee in my yard or something. Yet. Give me a little time.

Anyhoo, if you go to OC Crime Calls, you can see (supposedly) all the crime calls occurring in the participating cities.

Anaheim Police did an ok job of getting the call dispatched. Don’t we wish all government agencies could be so transparent?

A Vu to a Thrill

Yippee! The drive-in theater has returned to Orange County! That’s right folks, head on down to the Orange County Fairgrounds and take in an outdoor flick. It’s called the Star-Vu and it’s open 7 days a week year-round. It features first-run movies projected onto a 65′ by 35′ inflatable screen. You read that right, I said “inflatable”.

The Vu has a capacity of about 300 cars and a concessions stand where you can purchase the usual goodies. Admission is on a per person basis. General admission is $8.50, children 5 – 12 are $5.00 and children 4 and under are free. Tickets are available online at the Star-Vu’s web site.

Speaking of their web site, they have a pretty extensive FAQ outlining basic drive-in etiquette. After all, many folks have never been to a drive-in movie in this day and age. One rule that sticks out is “No outside food or beverages allowed on the premises”, but I’m not sure how they would enforce that particular edict.

There is a nice article in the OC Weekly about the new venue and they even give a helpful tip at the bottom of the piece: “Don’t use MapQuest to locate the official address… you won’t find the theater. Just take the 55 south and exit at the fairgrounds.” For the record, the official address is 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. The Drive-in Entrance is Gate 2/Vanguard Gate.

I’ll be heading down to check it out next week. Has any one been? Feel free to share your experiences. Was it as busy as the articles say? Was it fun? Was it worth the trip?

Disney Doesn’t Know Celebrity

What? They had a celebrity party for the opening of Nemo and I wasn’t invited?

Hmmmpphhhh.

Anybody been on it yet? Do they have a Fast Pass for it? I was going to go today, but my son is a bit sniffly, so it probably isn’t worth risking him getting sick.

CityFacts: Fullerton

The city of Fullerton was incorporated way back in 1904.

Fullerton is home to an arboretum that abuts a corner of the CSUF campus by the baseball field. It is actually quite nice.

The city basically owes its existence to the railroad.

At the Fullerton train station, there is a little cafe that serves food that is pretty tasty. For a cafe at a train station, anyway.

Downtown Fullerton is well-known for its many bars and restaurants.

According to Wikipedia, Hawaiian Punch was created in a Fullerton garage.

But we know for sure that Fullerton was home to Leo Fender and his revolutionary guitars and amps.

It was also home to the man who voiced the original “Tony the Tiger.”

CSUF is best known for having no football team, but an excellent baseball team.

Although founded by George and Edward Amerige, the city was actually named after a railroad agent.

Fullerton’s wealth was in Valencia oranges, and later, oil.

Fullerton Municipal airport was built in 1927.

The City of Fullerton has by far the most comprehensive FAQ section I have ever seen, comprised of 259 questions. But there is one entitled “Thnak” which has no answer, so I will bump them down to 258.

And dang if I couldn’t find out what their city motto is. Maybe I’ll have to place a call on Monday.

Stanley Cup Celebration

The following is the the official Stanley Cup Celebration News Release:

Official Fan Celebration is Saturday!!!!

The 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks are inviting all fans to attend the team’s official Stanley Cup Fan Celebration on Saturday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. just outside the south entrance (facing Katella Ave.) to Honda Center.

Fans in attendance will receive free Wienerschnitzel hot dogs, Pepsi Cola and Aramark barbeque potato chips. The event will feature the entire roster of the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks as well as live music and entertainment.

Parking for the Stanley Cup Championship Fan Celebration will be free for all attendees. In addition and in an effort to lessen impact on the environment, all beverage containers and products associated with the Wienerschnitzel hot dog giveaway will be recyclable.

Heavy traffic is expected between the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the party starting at 6:30 p.m.

From approximately 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Katella Avenue both directions and Douglass Road both directions will be closed. Additionally, beginning at 8 p.m., the north and southbound exits at Katella and Ball Road on SR-57 will be closed.

Please visit www.anaheim.net to read more about the celebration and view a map of parking information.

Calling all atheists!

The next meeting of the Orange County Atheists will be held Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30PM at the International House of Pancakes at 18542 MacArthur Blvd in Irvine. If you consider yourself an atheist, an agnostic, a freethinker, a humanist, or are just curious, check out this month’s event. If you’re planning on attending please RSVP at our website forums. Hope to see you there!

It’s Freeeeeeee! Part X

Drive yourself on over to Sonic Burger (the only one I know of is on Lemon in Fullerton) and between 8pm and midnight you can celebrate the Ducks’ win with a free rootbeer float.

Anaheim Ducks – SoCal’s First Stanley Cup Champions

History was made in Anaheim, California tonight. The Anaheim Ducks became the first team on the West Coast to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL.

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The Ducks won the Cup in Fourteen Years, the Kings have taken over thirty years (even the years with Gretzky) and they have still not won the Cup.

If you have been following the bet that was placed between the Toronto Metroblog and the Anaheim/OC Metroblog, this now means Toronto will have to pay up with a nice picture of their captain wearing anything with a Ducks logo in front of a famous Canadian landmark. I’ll post the picture and the link to their posts when they deliver.

You have to hand it to Ottawa, they played tough and stuck with it almost until the end. Emery, one of the best goalies in the NHL, gave up some goals that are traditionally tough to block. The one goal where the puck went off his skate and into his own net, while tough to watch for Senators fans, was the goal that broke the Senators back.

So with the OC Register Special Section headline of “Impeachment” (You have to love that one, I’d thought I’d see that for the current President…) the Ducks made Southern California Sports History!

This is now going to make for a great game when the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks play the Los Angeles Kings in London to start the ’07-’08 season. Ducks fans who suffered through the Eggplant and Teal of the Disney-era finally have something to hang over the heads of the suffering Kings fans 45 minutes to the north.

Go Ducks!

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