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Melinda
Native Southern Californian, writer, long-suffering L.A. Kings fan and future crazy cat lady
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The Kings were eliminated last night in Game 6 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, so this is the post in which I officially kiss the 2010-2011 season goodbye. We had such high hopes for you, boys.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
During the 80's, I can remember thinking that 80's era stuff just wasn't going to age well. As awesome as it all seemed at the time, it was just a gut feeling I had and I think I've been proven... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Jonathan Quick is Saturday's #1 star per NHL.com (and L.A. Kings fans): He may not be a Vezina candidate (yet) but he's the number one goalie in our hearts! Quick set two franchise records in last night's 3-1 do-or-die victory... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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At some point I will seriously sit down to see where this guy is on various issues that I think are important and try to get a feel for what he'd bring to the office, but for now only one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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But still, this is a bit much. I mean really, Spam flavored macadamia nuts? Classic flavor??? Not to be culturally insensitive or anything, but EEEEEEEWWWWW!!!! Photo taken at the KTA in Keahou. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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So yesterday some hack from a San Jose paper, possibly still stinging from the Sharks humiliation at the hands of the L.A. Kings Saturday night or perhaps just suddenly becoming aware of the print media's rapid decline into irrelevance and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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At Old Kona Airport Beach yesterday: Do you see it? It's so crystal clear it's hard to tell. To live and thrive in Kailua-Kona. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
In a continuing nod to the island paradise I currently find myself in I give you this vid, which hit the internets last year as part of a promotion mounted by CBS for its then-upcoming series Hawaii Five-O. I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
Us either, jackass. This has to be one of the most quotable things I've ever seen, so instead of obnoxiously quoting every other line, I'll just embed this baby for your viewing enjoyment. ...how is that all working out for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Yesterday was The Sister's last day in Kona and the weather, which had been hazy for a week, finally cleared long enough for us to get a good look at how really beautiful this place is. At Old Kona Airport... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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While running errands today, Mom, The Sis and I stopped at McDonald's to get a drink. This was on the menu: Yeah, you don't see that in L.A. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Oh. My. God. Okay, I totally get why Kailua-Kona is a haven for artists. Unlike me, The Sis knows her way around this place because she lived here for a number of years before returning to Austin. Yesterday we decided... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
I arrived in Hawaii Wednesday to visit the family. The parents were supposed to have come out to the mainland to visit a few weeks ago, and we'd be there now, except my Dad got really sick in mid-March. He... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Post-storm overcast Not Sophie Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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A bunch of fake L.A. Kings accounts have popped up on Twitter recently and I have to say, they are amusing as hell. So far I've found the following: Not Matt Greene, Not Drew Doughty, Not a Big Red Dog... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
This was the hit of the local internets this morning: Man arrested after running naked down the 405. And yes, there is a picture. Way to go commuter! The only way this could be any better is if he hadn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Guess what I got in the mail today that totally made my day? Of course it's Kings related: Someday...someday. I noticed that the logo on the return address on the evelope is not the current crown, but the third jersey... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Just get a horrific looking injury, that's all. Get well soon, Kopi! Update: Broken ankle, out minimum six weeks. Curse you, hockey gods! Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Thanks to my friend Liz, I was recently tipped off to Facebook's "Pirate" language option and decided to give it a shot. Although the novelty wore off after a while, it was pretty hilarious and I'll probably switch back to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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The Bro and I recently (and belatedly) celebrated his birthday at a new restaurant on the Westside near his office. SteingartenLA, at 10543 W. Pico Boulevard, just opened a few weeks ago and has had some pretty decent buzz. They... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
From LIFE Magazine. When words fail... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
What do you get when you combine meditative, atmospheric music and the LAPD scanner? Why you get You Are Listening to Los Angeles, of course! I love it. To me, it's the perfect soundtrack for Los Angeles. Kind of spooky... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Beautiful early morning sunrise: A little later (and lighter): I'm going back to bed now. Have a beautiful morning (and day)! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
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Beautiful clouds in the sky over the City of Angels. The view from my balcony: Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.
Another catch-up blog post! Better late than never. To review, here was the scene assigned for the Cyberspace Open: The Premise: Your PROTAGONIST and his or her LOVE INTEREST are at odds. One of the protagonist’s schemes has gone terribly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at To Live and Thrive in L.A.