Sunday, January 31, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Jeffrey's Toys


I went by Jeffrey's Toys in San Francisco to look around. Jeffrey's Toys is one of the coolest places around. It is the oldest toy store in San Francisco. Birdie and Morton Luhn started Birdie's Toy House in San Leandro in 1953 and they grew it to five other stores in the Bay Area including opening the San Francisco location in 1966.  They changed the name to Jeffrey's Toys after their grandson in 1966. The other locations closed but despite having to move locations a couple of years ago, the Luhn Family still owns it. They sell toys, comics, puzzles and anything else to keep you young:

Jeffrey's Toys is one of those funny, happy places that is for kids of all ages. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Walking Around Vegas

Just some pics of walking around the Strip in Las Vegas when I was there in November. It is amazing how everyone is always trying to top everyone to attract the public. It is always fun to walk around:

The world's largest chocolate fountain

And I saw these in an art gallery there:

Las Vegas is such an interesting place to walk around. 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Winter Waves


Went over to Pacifica and watched the waves for a while in the cold and the rain:

And the cool thing is that there is a Taco Bell right on the beach. Had to get a margarita and a beer and some tacos:

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Music Monday: Songs About Getting Older

 Music Monday: Another year around the sun for me. Here are some songs about getting older:

Thanks for listening and have a wonderful Monday.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

This is Me


Baseball Diamonds are Forever as I have been a huge baseball fan since I was a wee tot. I picked up that print/poster many years ago as it used to advertise an exhibit at the Oakland Museum. Artists and writers shared their views on the cultural and social significance on baseball.

Another year for me around the sun and I guess I will share a bunch of facts about myself as how one get from this:

to this:

It takes a lot of time.  So here 26 other facts about me:

1. I am a stutter and tried to hide it growing up but now embrace it.

2. I love peanut butter and cheddar cheese together. Love it on sandwiches, on crackers and on Hawaiian King Rolls (below):

3. I am a huge NASCAR fan

4. I am a huge Tommy Lee Jones fan and I can recite most of the lines from The Fugitive. 

5. I am really getting into Podcasts as I age- Stuff You Should Know Podcast and the Dale Jr. Download are two of my favorites

6. As much as I love Star Wars, I love the Indiana Jones movies more. And I loved the TV show: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

7. Talking about TV shows, whenever I am in a down mood these two always perk me up (I bought these socks in December):

8. I have this weird thing about collecting pens if I can at events. 

9. I am allergic to fish and shellfish. If it comes from the sea I can't eat it.

10. I buy See's and Ghirardelli candy for myself at Christmas time and forget to eat it

11. One of my greatest events was being able to go on a "Tower Tour" of the Golden Gate Bridge 12 years ago:

12. I ran cross country and track in high school and ran one of cross country in junior college

13. In junior college, I was "PJ the DJ" on KCRH which was the campus and over-the-air station. I was horrible but learned a lot about music. Sidenote: Mass Communication classes were the only thing I passed in my first 2 1/2 years  at junior college. I even flunked P.E. twice in my first attempt at college.

14. I used to dye my hair blue in high school (no pics) and was a total handful in high school. I did a lot of things that would get me expelled today. 

15. I do like me some Tie-Die. My daughter got me this for Christmas this year:

16. One of the coolest things in my life is that I  was an editor (sports, city and editor-in-chief) of my college newspaper and 20 something years later my daughter was an editor (photo) of the same college newspaper.

17. I am a huge fan of Dragnet. "Just the Facts":

18. I function best when there is clutter around me. 

19. Marvin the Martian is my main man. I got this bag when I got my new tablet:

20. I am tough to beat in Trivia Contests. 

21. I love to read and have tons of books. My favorite book is:

22. I am pretty much of an introvert in a lot of social situations like parties. It takes me a while to warm up:

23. I have am intense dislike for anything creamy other than peanut butter. No salad dressing, no mayo, no mustard or anything like that for me.

24. My favorite song is "Do They Know It's Christmas Time". I have all the versions but my favorite is the original and I still have the EP I bought it on:

25. I have never had a pet.

26. All my education happened in my city of Hayward and my handle CSUH in honor of my university that I graduated from which changed its name from Cal-State University of Hayward in 2005. 

So there you go. 26 facts about me which is half my age. Hope I didn't bore anyone with them. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Where's Waldo and Some Cool Kicks


I went to the Vans store in San Francisco and saw some cool kicks there. They have a big thing about the Where's Waldo Vans:

And they had some other cool Vans:

It was really cool to see how Vans have become a work of art these days.