Archive for January, 2005

24-Hour Misnomer Center

Okay, so that’s not the name of the place – I’m sure we all know that. But stick with me for a few minutes and you’ll see why I call it that.

Last year was a great year for me. Not only was I in a show I was particularly proud of (Something to Hide at the Newport Theatre Arts Center) but I also met a wonderful girl named Vicky.

Cut to this year, when six months of happiness have meant great nights out, great nights in, and

Crime in the AH?

Aw, beautiful Anaheim Hills

Because it’s Saturday and there’s nothing else to do

As a follow up to Jill’s post on Big Lots in Anaheim Hills, yesterday morning there were quite a number of protesters in front of the shopping center with signs reading such witty things as “No Big Lots”. I wish I had a picture of them, but by the time I got back they were gone.

Of all of the things to rally behind and protest about, this is a humorous cause. It’s not like they are working to fight hunger, or George W. Bush, or some other worthy cause, they are fighting against Big Lots. Now, I don’t want a Big Lots in that shopping center either, I think a Henry’s or Whole Foods would be much better. However, I wouldn’t go out and protest it.


I guess Orange County is just not content to watch Los Angeles be in the limelight all the time. (Link talks about LA crash also.) That is one of the most ridiculous stories ever. How can someone see the effects of the train crash and decide that it would be a good way to go about suicide. Ken is absolutely right.

Anaheim the City of Angels?

I saw my first advertisement for the new Southern California Angels excluding Ventura, San Bernadino, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties. On State College Blvd. just past Orangethorpe heading away from the 91 Freeway there is a medium-sized billboard. Bright red it says, “City of Angels”. The Angels logo for the regular word. Unfortunately, my camera is being fixed so I couldn’t take a picture, but I wasn’t happy. It’ll be interesting to see what happens in a little over a month at the start of the season. I’m sure there will be a lot of angry fans.

SUV is not spelled TARGET

I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe it.

Looks like another person decided to plant their SUV in the path of an oncoming train! (Yes, the link is to a Kansas City paper – what can I tell you?)

Now, look. Before this becomes a trend can I just take a moment of your time to point out that one of the main selling points of SUVs is that they’re big and beefy and supposed to be safe in collisions! Can’t you see you’re driving the marketing people for the Excursion and the Hummer (the funniest vehicle on the road) to drink

Big Lots in Anaheim Hills?

According to the Anaheim Hills section of the OC Register, the owners of the shopping center across the street from my house are considering putting in a Big Lots where the Ralphs used to be (Santa Ana Cyn & Fairmont).

Yeah, I’m not thinking that Big Lots is the best choice for the area. The spokesperson for BL said they like to put stores where there will be ~60K customers. Instict tells me there is simply not the customer base right in Anaheim Hills; thus, assuming the store is successful, people will be coming in from outside area. There is enough congestion as it is!

Personally, I would love to see something like Henry’s or Whole Foods move into that location. The article mentioned that the owners are also considering Henry’s, and I certainly hope they do. The nearest natural food store is Trader Joe’s, about a 15 minute drive. I know I’ll be crossing my fingers for Henry’s to move in…

Parental Consent?

The L.A. Times reported today on Ann Long, the co-editor of the Troy High School (Fullerton) student newspaper. It seems that Ms. Long worked with her faculty adviser for “more than a month” on an article about three gay students’ decision to come out to the friends and family. After the article was published, school officials told her that, because she had not secured parental permission prior to asking the students about their sexuality, she had two choices

Red County = Red Buses?

Normally when I drive across Orange County I rarely pay any attention to the OCTA buses which drive up and down the streets of the OC. Occasionally I look up just to see where they are heading or what the route number is, but I personally have not ridden any of the buses.

When the buses flash their routes they say things like: “Go Angels” (during the freeway series, don’t expect it this year), “Happy Holidays,” and “Happy New Year.” However, today I saw “God Bless the USA.”

Maybe this is just the OCTA caving into the bumper ribbon craze of yellow and red, white, and blue ribbons which contain “God Bless America” but this is on a county bus which carries people of all different backgrounds or faiths (even those who don’t believe in God).

More to my argument after the jump…

10 Things to Write About When You’re In Orange County

Vicky and I were listening to the radio this morning

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