Sunday, January 31, 2016

Music Monday: A Little Tom Petty

Ah, it is a Music Monday, I am in the mood for some Tom Petty and maybe him with a couple of friends:

And he was part of the greatest supergroup of the 80's:

Tom Petty is a legend.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valley Antiques of Hayward

I stopped in one of my favorite stores- Valley Antiques in Hayward. I so love the place, they have all of the cool stuff that I would love to have in my house:

Valley Antiques is one of the coolest places you will ever go.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#SB50 at Tiffany's

San Francisco is the host city for Super Bowl 50. I went over to Tiffany's in Union Square to see what they had. They had some really nice stuff for viewing:

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Ring
2009 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Ring
2012 San Francisco 49ers Conference Championship Ring
George S. Halas Trophy given to the NFC Champions
Lamar Hunt Trophy given to the AFC Champions

Sterling silver football that will be auctioned off

Tiffany's has some really cool stuff.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Oakland's City Hall

I have lived in Bay Area all my life and had never been inside Oakland's City Hall. It is not as famous as San Francisco's and the plaza outside (Frank Ogawa Plaza) is best known for the riot during the Occupy protest a couple years but I found out that it is a beautiful place and has a lot of heart.

 We will start outside:




Frank Ogawa who the plaza is named after
 And now the inside:

They had pictures up of all the city council members that have served the city. I had to share this one:

Frank Youell- An undertaker who was a big sports fan. The city built Frank Youell Field to house the Oakland Raiders in early 60's while they were building the Oakland Coliseum

Oakland City Hall has a lot of heart just like the city.

Music Monday: Some 80's Tunes

For this Music Monday, I am going to have fun with some songs from my high school days in the 80's:

And finally here are two from my favorite supergroup of the 80's-GTR:

Hope you enjoyed a little music from the 80's

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Getting Ready for #SB50

A kiosk that opened up at the Oakland Airport
We are two weeks away from Super Bowl 50 here in San Francisco. The city is getting ready for it. The game will played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (which is about 30 miles away) but San Francisco is the host city and prep work is almost done:

The Ferry Building
Outside City Hall
I can't wait until I see more things the city has in store for Super Bowl 50.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Three Years Away From AARP

I am adding another ring around my tree, turning 47 here this weekend. I am just three years away from getting those discounts from AARP which is something that keeps me going.

I am not a big birthday celebration person, so on this blog I like to share what keeps me going. Last year it was my shot glass collection, the year before was bobbleheads and in 2016 will be my love for the comic strip Doonesbury.

I have loved Doonesbury since I was about 10 or 11. My godfather gave me this book and I have been hooked ever since:

I have become a fiend in tracking down Doonesbury books. At last count I had about 47 different ones. I love Gary Trudeau's work:


One thing I like about Gary Trudeau is that he is a big supporter of veterans and their plight since he started the strip during the Vietnam War.  Being a veteran myself, I like that. He has visited Walter Reed Medical Center and Fisher House many times and the proceeds of a couple of his books have gone to support Fisher House Foundation and other veterans groups:

One of the Doonesbury books that supports veterans.
One the coolest books I have is a signed book I found a library book sale. I about doubled over when I saw it and bought it on the spot. Trudeau doesn't do many book signings:

I proud to say I am a huge fan of Doonesbury and Gary Trudeau and will always be. I will out collecting his books for years to come as his work keeps me smiling.