Tag Archives: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CHILLIN’ WITH THE TURTLES AT CALTECH: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 49 (11.4.12)

I am currently participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge (National Novel Writing Month).  This morning, they had planned a gathering for the Los Angeles NaNoWriMos at a Library at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).  The only stipulation was you had to arrive between 10-10:30am.  With Daylight Savings ending, you would think that would be a piece of cake, getting up

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION PICTURES: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 48 (11.3.12)

On Saturday, I took the Metro down to Union Station and headed over to the Dia De Los Muertos celebration on Olvera Street.  I have always been told by Los Angeles natives that Olvera is the place to be on The Day of the Dead and they were absolutely correct.  The elaborate tributes, the costumes, the make-up, the dancing, the

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LEARNING HOW TO GHOST HUNT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 44 (10.30.12)

Tonight I went to a book signing at Vroman’s Bookstore on Colorado in Pasadena.  I have been to book signing’s before but this was the first books signing I have been to where the book focuses on the Paranormal and the author is a Psychic Medium Ghost Hunter.  The book is entitled “Ghosthunting in Southern California” by Sally Richards. Unlike

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Sunday Comfort Food: Personal Challenge, Day 42 (10.28.12)

With neither one of us feeling well on Sunday morning, my friend Ida suggested we try a restaurant that always makes here feel better with the Vietnamese version of comfort food, Pho.  The restaurant is the Golden Deli Restaurant, located on Las Tunas in Temple City. Since this is one of Ida’s favorite places to eat, I deferred to her for

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