Monday, July 17, 2017

Disney's D23 2017



This past weekend was a HOOT!



I worked at Disney's biannual D23 Expo and truly enjoyed seeing all the Disney fanatics having the time of their lives!




Folks were dressed up as their favorite, Disney characters!  I love all their creativity and their commitment to detail.






I was blown away by the "Barista Art (Baristart)" of artist, Michael Breach.  I mean, the man actually paints Disney/Pixar/Marvel characters on a latte canvas.  I stood next to him for a lot of the day, talking to onlookers and otherwise just promoting him and his terrific talent!


I also got a kick out of the drone presentation by Andy Taylor (left) and Jeff Flowers of Propel.  Both young gentlemen live in Utah.  The next time they make it back to Southern Cali, I'm gonna have to take 'em out!  They truly were a great addition to D23.


If I'm asked back in two years, I'm gonna have to be an MC on one of the stages, 'cause I'm made of the necessary stuff to do just that!  And because I wanna sit down and jaw jack with interview folks like LADY "O!"  :)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Goin' Back To Indiana


After a delightful 10-day visit, my INCREDIBLE brother and EQUALLY INCREDIBLE sister-in-law have returned home to Indiana.

Honestly, having them visit is always a true joy for me.  Noooo, not because he pays for all most of the meals.

But because being around them is simply an AWESOME experience!

While here, we ate at a number of terrific restaurants:

Kincaid's in Redondo Beach.

Cafe del Rey  and The Warehouse in Marina Del Rey.

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill at The Grove.

The dinner at Wood Ranch was really special because Tyshawn and Stacey joined us, along with my sister-in-law's daughter, Tiffany, and Tiffany's friend, Megan.

Our 'last supper' was at The Warehouse.  And afterwards, we walked around Lake Balboa.  Okay, we actually walked to a bench at the lake and sat down.  Didn't quite make it around the lake.  Haaa!


Before they left, they presented me with a brand, spankin' new pair of shoes: Nike Sock Dart in Medium Grey.

Yes, I'm wearing them in the pic of us at the top of this blog post!!

The next time I see everybody will be Christmas in Indiana.

Family...

Don't believe me?

Just watch!  LOL  :) :) :) :) :) 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Everything Old...


Yesterday, I parked in my usual lot whenever I'm in WeHo, and lo' and behold, I saw a light blue vision from the past.

From the distant past!

Honestly, people who restore old cars are heroes in my eyes, 'cause they take something old and and make it new again.


I once had the pleasure of being inside Jay Leno's Garage.

Jay was more than happy to answer any questions about his collection.  Each car was more beautiful than the next.

I'm not a huge car enthusiast, but I am a fan of seeing the amazing handiwork of those who restore old cars.

Everything old is new again.  :)