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Back at the Coliseum for my A’s and some root beer floats

On Tuesday I made it back to the Coliseum for the first time in over three seasons. And it was Root Beer Float Day! I hadn’t been to one since 2011 when Mark Ellis was traded.

But it was so fun to be back. Free parking. A great catch up with some friends and look! Dave Kaval and Ken Korach took photos with me!

Additionally, I just enjoyed hearing the sounds of the game, walking through the park, seeing the field I grew up loving. It was special. I missed all of it. I want to go back!

The Coliseum is old but it still has a fun feel to it. I love you, Oakland!

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Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade was everything

Oh the memories from today!

It was 25 years ago or so I saw this parade for the first time and even though it’s a short return, I was so happy to have seen it again. I am so happy!

Everything was the same as I remember it! I am so happy!

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‘A Walk to Remember the Musical’ was exceptionally glorious

Last night I attended A Walk to Remember the Musical. I loved the movie so much and finding out that Janel Parrish was in it was even sweeter! I like her a lot. I think she is super pretty and talented. Plus she promised me that she there would be a chance to meet her after the show. That is awesome!

The Prospect Theatre is a very unassuming theatre in Hollywood. There was no sign for the place. I knew where the general vicinity of it was, but I had to ask the bouncer where I was and he directed me up towards the stairs.

There was a two food/drink item limit or a $15 charge would be placed on each attendee. Oooh, I ordered two of the smallest thingsĀ because I was planning to eat at Shake Shack later. Still, the whole setting was very intimate. The stage was set up with music stands. I didn’t know what to expect for this show. I figured it couldn’t be a full production show, but was curious how they would perform.

I TOOK A TON OF PICTURES. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THEM

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At the Rose Parade and I talked with a Christian with a big sign and a pre-recorded message

Every year since I have moved to SoCal, I have always attended the Rose Parade. It’s a fun thing that I wanted to do since I was a kid and now that I live here, I make it a priority to attend every year. It’s fun and I like to just watch the floats, people watch and just see the excitement. But one of the things that I have adopted is to talk with the people who hold up the big Jesus signs.

You know who they are. Like the photo of the one on the right I took today. They hold these big signs with verses from the Bible that call for people to repent, follow Jesus or eternal damnation will happen.

I am fascinated by these people. One, they are very vocal and very loud. Is it good? Is it bad? I don’t know.

The second reason why I like them is because they got major balls to be so bold in faith like this. I have to talk to them. So I have in years past. I did it again today.

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Coming back to the Bay to fat

Whenever I am back home I always eat. Why? Because I want to see friends and food is a great way to do it!

I mean, I went to La Penca Azul and got a burrito so big I had to save the other half for breakfast, which was still too much.

Then I went to Eureka! in Berkeley to eat this!

#Eureka! Found the #burger! #Berkeley #Food #BayArea

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Then I went to see “Jackie” which was so heartbreaking, yet told so well that I just really couldn’t even grasp the whole concept of the darkest week in American history. Amazing!!!

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I got Isabella a new car battery

On my way home from running errands, I tried to start my car and it wouldn’t turn on. I knew the battery was running on its last legs but I was hoping this wasn’t it. Isabella is turning five next month and I knew this was probably part of having her be running for this long.

So I called AAA and the guy came and checked it. It was the battery being low and the starter not cooperating because of it. He gave me the diagnosis and offered to change batteries right there for $116. I said I’d think about it.

I quickly looked on my phone for battery rates around the neighborhood and realized that they were more expensive. I didn’t want to chance this happening again. I got back to my guy, named Angel, and said I wanted the change. It took a minute because of the corrosion but he finally changed it.

Six-year warranty was part of it too! Not a bad birthday gift for my girl!

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Just got back from the ‘Seinfeld’ apartment in Hollywood

You all know I am a huge Seinfeld fan. So when I found out they were going to recreate the apartment out in Hollywood, I had to go there. The wait of course would be long for this free event but I didn’t care. I had to go. I wanted to see what all the buzz was about. And let me tell you, it was worth it!

The exhibit was to open at 10AM but I knew that with the popularity of the show with its revival with Hulu, I had to get there somewhat early. I got in line at around 9:15AM. It would take me about 90 minutes in line before I could get in. By noon time, the line was a four-hour wait.

As I walked in, I was greeted by a ton of famous quotes from the show. True fans would recognize each and every one of them. In front was the booth from Monk’s on display.

SEE ALL THE PHOTOS I TOOK RIGHT HERE

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