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What’s That Smell?

This seems to be a question quite a few people on Orange County beaches are asking themselves in recent months. The answer, chickens, is sewage.

Little Corona (our fave hangout with the kiddos, BTW) is shut down this weekend due to a sewage spill.


Why can’t Orange County do a better job of keeping its crap under control? Is it an aging infrastructure? Or do we just poop more than everyone else?

That being said, enjoy your holiday weekend, and stay safe and sane!

An Open Letter to Orange County Republicans

Dear OC Republicans,

I am unable to vote in your gubernatorial primary, but I have one big favor to ask.

Please don’t vote for Meg Whitman.

Please don’t allow her to essentially buy the office of the governor, what with her spending almost 100 million dollars in the race so far. And that, my friends, was just for the party primary. Imagine the bazillions that would go into the state primary.

And don’t be swayed by her whole “I’m an outsider” schtick.

I’ve come to realize that as much as all politicians suck, it sucks even worse to have someone in an important position who has no knowledge of how the system works. And to think that the outsider is going to come into office and “change” everything is a pipe dream. Yes, the system sucks, but they are basically powerless to do anything about it.

We’ve already got a Republican “outsider” in office, and we’ve all seen how well that’s working.



P.S. Fine, don’t listen to me, then.

“Rule Of Law” Cities

It seems that both Costa Mesa and Yorba Linda have passed resolutions that, at the very least, affirm the immigration law recently passed in Arizona.

Where do you stand?


Now That is Some Bad Luck for Kendry Morales…

The Angels’ top hitter Kendry Morales hit a grand slam in the tenth, allowing the Angels to win.

And what did they give him in return, you might ask? A thank-you card? A cake? A bottle of champagne?

Nope.  Too traditional.  Too easy.

How’s about a broken leg?

Breaking: Sad News re Lilly the Gray Whale

I just saw via the ABC7 helicopter that Lilly has beached herself, at Doheny,near the harbor. Unfortunately, she is dead. I’m so sad. I was so excited when she was freed from all of that netting.

Dana Point Gray Whale

Just got back from “Baby Beach” where the wayward gray whale has taken refuge. Contrary to previous reports it is a juvenile, not 60+ years old. It has/had rope tangled on it’s fluke. I’ve got to go to work (I’m cutting it close. I got caught up in all the drama), but will post photos later this evening.

World Of Color Is Finally Coming!

Any of you who have seen Fantasmic at Disneyland know that it is a spectacular site to behold.  A show doesn’t pack in audiences like that, for as long as it has, without being amazing.  And amazing it is.  But coming June 11, 2010 (So much for Spring 2010, eh?) is a new show to Disney’s California Adventure, World Of Color.  And rumor has it, that it may well be better than Fan.  (Go ahead, throw you’re rotten fruit my way, but I stand by that.)

I realize this sounds like I’m advertising for them, but I assure you I am no longer an employee and I am not receiving any kick-backs for this.  Heck, I don’t even have an Annual Pass anymore due to budget constraints!

My main reason is simply that I am and have been SUPER excited for this show.  I have seen video footage of the progress as well as watched it first-hand from the park.  It is a HUGE undertaking that I really think will pay off. If you want more info, check out the Disney Parks Blogs.  There’s more video footage on there as well from previous posts.

Now….who will sign me into cast previews?!?!  Any takers?!?!  Anyone?  Bueller?

Nordie’s Opens in Fashion Island

Fashion Island has always been one of my favorite malls (although that might be changing due the to un-kid friendly things they’ve been doing lately to “rebrand” themselves.  Hellooo, the carousel was/is going bye-bye? Cut me some slack, I don’t get out a whole lot with a five month old).  I adore outdoor malls, and have always wondered why there aren’t more in the beneficially climatized Southern California.  It seems that most of the only outdoor malls are outlet ones.  Perhaps they think that only poor people like being outside.

The addition of a very large Nordstrom over by the Cheesecake Factory is bound to make it even more popular, and the grand opening is today.

It’s a lovely day and I very much would like to go, but we’ve got the whole napping thing going on, which really puts a cramp in my style, ya know?

Obligatory Eathquake in Orange County! Post

Oh hai.

It’s been a bit quiet here on the old OC Metblogs hasn’t it?  And wouldn’t you know, it would literally take an earthquake to get me to post.

We were in Huntington Beach, in the middle of an egg hunt in my sister’s back yard.  I was sitting with my five-month old on a bench when I felt sort of dizzy.  I thought for sure I was about to faint for some unknown reason, and was searching for the nearest adult to hand her off to before I hit the pavement.

Then the rolling sensation got a little more pronounced, and I swear I could see the earth moving, watching as I went lower than the house, and then back again.  It was pretty freaky, actually, and this is coming from a So Cal native with dozens and dozens of earthquakes under her belt.  I screeched calmly stated that there was an earthquake, as no one else had seemed to notice. Then all the adults froze in place, while the oblivious kids kept running around trying to find their eggs. Which was a good thing, actually.

It took quite a long time for the rolling sensation to stop, at least a minute, if not more.  We could hear the neighbor’s pool sloshing and overflowing.

I’m not sure if we felt it a little bit more in HB because the water table is so high there, or what. 

How about you? Did you feel it?

Boo to the City of Orange!

For actually taking to court a couple who is trying to reduce their water consumption.  They tore out their lawn and replaced it with fencing and drought-tolerant plants, but that didn’t appease the city.  Who (because I can’t believe it and I have to repeat it to myself) is now prosecuting them for not having a lawn!

In this age of being water-conscious, ridiculous!  As long as it isn’t endangering anyone and isn’t an eyesore, it is their private property to do with as they wish.

Good luck to the Has!

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