Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019. Just some random pics to usher in this year. Just want to say a huge Thank You to everybody who stopped by this blog in 2018 for a peek a my weird little world and the dribble I write. Hopefully 2019 will bring new adventures and new experiences in my life:

A collection of Robert Kennedy 1968 campaign pins
Someone at work gave me a bunch of bobbleheads
One of the cool things is always discovering stuff. About two years ago, I did a blog on San Francisco City Hall and all the great stuff there. One section of City Hall was closed that day and I had to go over to City Hall for something the other day and that section was opened and I discovered busts of modern-day Mayors of the City:

Former Mayor and current U.S. Senator Diane Feinstien

Former Mayor Willie Brown

Former Mayor and California Governor (starting Jan, 7th) Gavin Newsom

Former Mayor Goorge Moscone
And I always like street music:

And cool and interesting art:

An orginial by Dr. Seuss
But I just like seeing interesting things in my little world:

A Giant Thorny Phasmid

Most of all I love being able to stop and enjoy the views of life (These are from Robinson Pass):

Happy Blessed New Year to all.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Music Monday: New Year's Songs

Music Monday: Just some songs for ringing in 2019:

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year. Welcome 2019.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Women's Basketball: Cal vs.UCONN

Last Saturday in Berkeley, there was a little basketball game played as the Cal women played host to the University of Connecticut or UCONN. If you know anything about women's college basketball, then you know that UCONN is the gold standard as they have won 11 National Championships and were ranked No.1 in the country going into the game:

UCONN warning up

UCONN's Katie Lou Samuelson putting up a shot

Cal's Asha Thomas with the ball
Cal's Kristine Anigwe putting up a shot
UCONN's Christyn Williams driving
Cal's McKenzie Forbes with the ball
Cal's C.J. West battling UCONN's Katie Lou Samuelson for the ball
Haas Pavilion packed. A women's record of 10,800 showed up to watch
It was a great game and sadly Cal lost the game but it was a close contest and it was cool that the crowd gave the Bears a standing O when the game ended. Being a long-time season ticket holder, it was a great scene.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Random Christmas Photos

Just some random Christmas pics to enjoy. I hope everyone who comes across this blog has a wonderful, safe and Merry Christmas and may you be blessed:

Again, I hope that everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and Thank You for spending a moment of your busy time and taking a gander at this little thing I write:

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Music Monday: Favorite Christmas Songs

Music Monday: Here are my favorite all-time Christmas tunes:

And my all-time favorite (I love all the versions but the orginal is the best):

Hope everyone has a wonderful and Merry Christmas. Godspeed to all.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas at the Mark

When I was at the Fairmont, I went across the street to see what Mark Hopkins had. Their Christmas decor was not as big but still nice:

But they did have one thing that Fairmont didn't Gingerbread cookies:

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The World of Coca Cola Store 2018

Just a little post outside of the Christmas Spirit. I re-visited the Coca-Cola Store in Las Vegas after a four-year absence:

I ended up buy this shirt

Coke products from around the world

And there was a little going on that was Christmassy and winter: