Archive for September, 2009

It’s Oktoberfest Time Again!

Frankenrauber Band Oktoberfest

Actually, I’m waaay late with this, as the actual Oktoberfest began on Sept. 6, and will run through November 1.  But, there’s still plenty of time to get your beer on.

Head on down to Old World in Huntington Beach for some traditional Oktoberfest fun, including Beer Pong.  Wait, did I say traditional?

Forget traditional, go with whatever works, says I.  No worries, there are plenty of old skool Oktoberfest shenanigans, including the Chicken Dance.  Who can resist the Chicken Dance?  Or even if somehow you can possibly resist actually doing it, watching drunken people attempt the Chicken Dance is usually worth the price of admission, for which, by the way, there is a coupon on the site for five bucks off.  There is also a Kinderfest for the little ones held on Sundays, go to the site to print out a coupon for free admission to that.

So, go help out financially struggling Old World, a classic slice of Orange County schmaltz, and toss down a beer today!

To Disney or Not To Disney … That is My Question

image courtesy sodahead.com

I’m sure many of you know my fellow Metblogger Jon has a bit of a thing for Disneyland … as I’m sure many of you do too. I’m now going to say two things that most of you need to be sitting down for – thank goodness that you’re on your computer, the odds are in my favor you’re not going to collapse from a standing position. However, you may want to hold onto your desk – One: I’ve NEVER been to Disneyland, Disney World or any other Disney owned theme park; Two: I don’t really like Mickey Mouse or any of his cohorts. I’m a Scooby Doo kinda girl.

To leave a comment or vote in the poll read on …

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Don’t Forget to Wear Red

Gay Days at Disneyland Anaheim is almost upon us! October 2 – October 4, 2009 is just around the corner! Have you got your tightest jeans and your reddest shirt all laid out and ready to wear? Got your rainbow belt on and pink shoelaces laced up? Good! I hope to see you there!

If you have never been to Gay Days, here’s a video that’s a pretty succinct representation of the event:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDM3TpkzCmI[/youtube]

Alec Mapa will be at Wonderland (Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:30pm–1am, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney) and Bruce Vilanch and Stacey Q will be performing at Kingdom (Saturday, October 3, 2009, 9pm–1:30am, House of Blues Anaheim at Downtown Disney).

Saturday is the main event (wear a red shirt)! There are several lunches happening at noon: a Family Lunch at River Belle, a Ladies Lunch at Rancho Del Zocalo, a Youth Lunch at the Festival Arena and my personal favorite, lunch with the Bears at Hungry Bear Restaurant. If you don’t know what a bear gathering at Disneyland looks like, then take a gander at this. I shit you not, it’s pretty much the whole event in a nutshell.

Will I see any of you there? Would Metblog readers like to unofficially gather on Saturday or Sunday (10/3 or 10/4) at the happiest place on earth? If you’re interested, leave some ideas in the comments and we’ll make it happen.

Taste of Newport

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Taste of Newport starts tonight! Its in its 21st year with over 75,000 people in attendance.

At the event you can sample from over 30 restaurants and 15 wineries! You can also watch cooking demonstrations and live entertainment. On stage will be performers such as Sugar Ray, Train and David Cook.

The price is $25 per person with children under 8 for free.

Hours:
Friday 6-11 pm
Saturday 4-11 pm
Sunday 12-8 pm

Nude Beach Controversy at San Onofre Explained

It’s Friday, so that means it’s my time to post about OC’s local nude beach again (har, har). The rally on Sunday the 13th was a smashing success. If you’re interested, check out the Register’s article for all the deets. For those of you who still don’t understand what all the ruckus is about, The Friends of San Onofre have created a nifty YouTube video explaining why they feel keeping the south end of the beach clothing-optional is important.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5-uuGmMw5g[/youtube]

Do you think it’s important to maintain the traditional clothing optional status of the beach or do you think it’s time for a change?

Polynesian Islander Festival

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September 19th & 20th from 10 am until 5 pm head on over to the Huntingon Beach Central Park for the 1st Annual Polynesian Islander Festival!

There will be cultural demonstrations, authentic music, hands-on arts and crafts, vendors, performances, story-telling, villages representing the Pacific Islands and of course, good food.

7111 Talbert Avenue,
Huntington Beach, CA.
92648

Win Money & Suck Up to Rick Warren

Mega-church pastor (and Grade A, prime cut ass-hat) Rick Warren wants YOU to design the cover of his newest book The Hope You Need. You can win five thousand dollars and the chance to kiss Rick on the lips if your design is chosen for the cover. Of course, in a desperate plea to seem hip, relevant and not-a-douche, he made the announcement via Twitter. Barf. Twitter has officially jumped-the-shark.

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Personally, my dream is to submit a design and win. Then I would donate all of the money to NOH8T. Ooh ooh, or I could just blow all five thousand dollars on gay porn, cigarettes, booze, dildos and medical marijuana. I might also use it to send the oh-so-dreamy Mr. Warren a complimentary Bic razor (for that nasty goatee) and a gift certificate to Aveda (to deal with that nasty hair of his). Nah… On second thought, I think I would stick with the porn.

Will you be submitting an entry? Better hurry up they’re due 1 day and 23 hours from the time-stamp on this post.

A Taurus To Save Them All?

If you’re anything like me, then even the mention of the Ford Taurus leaves a bad taste in your mouth. I understand what the Taurus did for Ford and how many people absolutely loved it, but for me, I wasn’t sad to see it leave the fleet several years ago. Now however, it’s back. And I have to admit, it’s better than I could have ever imagined.

Can it really make up for it's past??

Can it really make up for it's past??


There’s a lot more info and pictures here: (more…)

International Coastal Cleanup This Saturday

Huntington beach

It’s not too late!  You can still sign up here to keep our world-famous, beautiful beaches of Orange County clean.

And yes, that should include the nudists, too! ;)

(photo courtesy of DHN via Wikimedia Commons)

Star Tours 2.0 Blasting Off in 2011

Okay… So this excited me WAY more than I thought it would! Are you ready for the new version of Star Tours at Disneyland? Watch the announcement below…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VliPqCf4Z0w[/youtube]

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