Archive for March, 2009

OMG!!!! Twilight Release Party!!!!!

I’m SO disappointed I have school tomorrow, because that means I can’t wait in line with the other emo freaks fans!

You still have time to head over to Hot Topic at The Block to join in!! I’m sure it happens at midnight, cause that’s when all the vampires come out to rape underage girls. (That’s how the movie goes, right???)

Student Saves Teacher from Choking

Because I’m old and am starting to think of teens as “those whippersnappers,” I thought I’d give a shout-out to one outstanding young man.

The Register reports that Cypress High student Sam Barrera, 15, had all his wits about him as his English teacer was choking on an almond, one of a handful she had popped into her mouth. He rushed to perform a successful Heimlich manuever, and most likely saved her life.

Can we vote for Sam at least getting out of taking the final exam?

Kéan Coffee in Tustin Opening Next Week!

I mentioned back in January that Kéan Coffee was opening a new location in Tustin. Today, I received an email announcing that if they pass some inspections today, they will have a “soft” opening on Monday, March 23!

Kéan Coffee Tustin is located at 13681 Newport Avenue, Suite 14 (in the Wahoo’s shopping strip). If you’re in the area, definitely stop by and check them out!

Watch Out for the Obama Motorcade!

As you should know by now, unless your residency is under a rock, President Obama will be holding his town hall appearance at 4pm today at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds.

The thing is, he lands at Long Beach Airport at 3pm, thus giving him less than an hour to get to Costa Mesa.

The best guess is that he’ll be taking the 405, but they don’t want to shut it down completely. For security reasons, they aren’t publicizing a whole lot about his route, but you can pretty much bet he isn’t going for a leisurely drive down PCH.

So, if you need to be on the 405 between 3pm and 4pm, you might want to alter your route, if possible.

Update: They pulled a nice bait-and-switch and helicoptered him in instead. Makes more sense, anyway!

Amateur Night Tips- Part 1- St Patricks Day

You got your green on? Are you ready party? Have you been working on your fake Irish accent and studying up on your Irish drinking songs? Have you picked your favorite Orange County Irish Bar? Maybe it’s the Harp Inn or Skosh Monahan’s in Costa Mesa, Gallagher’s Pub or Muldoon’s Pub in Newport Beach, Hennessey’s Tavern in Dana Point and Laguna Beach, Silky Sullivan’s in Fountain Valley, Fitzgerald’s in Huntington Beach, Ohara’s in Orange, or the multitude of others I didn’t list, here are a few survival tips for those that don’t go out and “Party” on a regular basis. These come from years of experience, While it is true that I have not had a drink for many years, these tips come from personal experience.

  • Designate a driver. The police know that your going to be drinking, and will be looking to keep you from driving under the influence. The cost of a cab is a lot less than that of a DUI.
  • If your not Irish, don’t claim to be. It’s ok to celebrate St. Patricks day if you are not of Irish decent, but the Irish are very proud of there heritage and will call you out if you are claiming something your not.
  • It would not be wise for you and your group to try and take over the local Irish Pub if you are not already regulars. The Irish are known to drink and fight.
  • Getting drunk may be the excuse for why you do what you do, but does not waive the accountability.
  • Dropping your drawers and exclaiming “You’ve found my little Leprechaun” may seem funny now, but usually ends bad.
  • If you want to avoid the amateur drinkers, and are a regular at an Irish Pub, might I suggest the local Mexican food place?
  • Everyone knows it’s St. Patricks Day tonight, so calling in sick to work tomorrow won’t fly.
  • Going out “for a couple” with the people from work usually ends bad for one co-worker. If you have the propensity to make an ass of yourself while drinking, might I suggest you do it with people you don’t have spend every work day with.
  • Green Beer equals Green Puke.

I hope these few tips will make your St. Patrick’s Day more pleasant.

Typical OC Douchery

You know what? I think you are a douche. And by “you” I mean the fucking idiot who brought his two preteen children to see Watchmen. I find it appalling that you deem it okay to sit through the endless images of disemboweling, brain splatter and dismemberment with your kiddies. I find it even more appalling that you seem to think it was acceptable viewing for your children. Then, to add insult to injury, you storm out of the theater halfway through the movie all huffed-up about the repeated images of a giant blue animated dong.

I can’t even begin to go into the ills of a society that thinks the image of slicing off someone’s skullcap and scooping out their brains is wholesome while the rendering of a phallus is morally offensive. You sir are a bad parent. Do the rest of us a favor and please stop procreating.

Obama to Visit Orange County and How to Get Tickets!

He could be pointing at YOU!

He could be pointing at YOU!

This Wednesday, March 18, to be exact.

The Register reports that he will hold a public town hall meeting at the Orange County Fairgrounds at 4pm. The event is free, but they will only be issuing about 2,000 tickets, give or take ones that are already being held for VIP’s. The tickets will be given out tomorrow, March 17, 2009.

The Register also reports:

They’ll be distributing tickets… at 10 a.m. at the OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. White House officials say to enter at Gate 1 or 10 and park in Lot A. 

Think you’ll be able to make it? Oh, and you’ll have to pay for parking, natch.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Orange County Board of Supervisors Weighs Awarding Contract to Pro-Life Group

Note to the Orange County Board of Supervisors:

Keep your religious views out of county policymaking!

So, because you don’t believe in “funding abortions,” whch is in no way what the money awarded to Planned Parenthood was used for, you pulled the plug on the funding.

Not cool.

Now you are considering awarding the funds to a pro-life group known as Birth Choice Health Clinics.   This particular set of clinics and their “Teen Integrity” program basically teach an abstinence-based approach to teen sex.

And we all know how well that works.

The next elections cannot be held soon enough so that I can vote you and your backward views out.

Let Freedom Rin… um… Fry?

I went to the brand spanking new Johnny Rocket’s at Anaheim Garden Walk yesterday. I haven’t been inside a Johnny Rocket’s a in a couple of years. In fact, the last time I ate there was at the location inside Knott’s Berry Farm in the Boardwalk area.

Anyway, aside from the unusually small space, the food was delicious and the experience was fun. I snapped a picture of their menu when something caught my attention…

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[Blurry photo courtesy of my trusty phone cam]

American Fries? Really? Are we still doing that ridiculous removal of the word “French“ from the name of the food? Even the US House of Representatives changed their cafeteria menus quite a while back. I’m not certain the genesis of calling these ”American Fries“ – maybe they have always been called that – but it doesn’t preclude me from thinking the name is stupid.

Besides, millions of people gulp down Orange Fanta without a single thought given to its origins. Maybe we should change the name of the drink to Liberty Squeeze or some such thing…. cause the nation of origin for that foodstuff has got to be worse than the origin of deep friend potatoes.

Orange County Condos On The Cheap

Click for multification

Click for multification

Stadium Lofts is located on the corner of State College and Katella in Anaheim. Those of you paying attention know that the other little thing located at State College and Katella (roughly) is Anaheim Stadium. Get the name? Good. I remember when they started tearing EVERYTHING down in the area several years ago (my old DJ company being one of them). The plan was to build hundreds of new condos to revitalize the community. They would then sell said condos from prices starting at approximately $400,000. I don’t think I have to remind you what happened next.
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