Archive for July, 2010

Thursday short: Dr. Tran gets some log time

| July 29, 2010

Every Thursday, I’m going to post an animated short that I dig. Most of them will be funny, some of them will be artsy like the Juan Pablo Zaramella short, “Lapsus,” I posted a couple of months ago. In either case, when you finish watching it, your day might be a little bit brighter and Friday will feel that much closer.

As time goes on, let me know what you think of the idea. I also take suggestions.

The first Thursday short? A Dr. Tran episode produced by Lone Sausage Productions. Don’t be surprised if you see more Lone Sausage shorts shared in this series. I’ve joined their wolf pack.

Now, plug in your ear buds, look like you’re doing some work, and don’t be angry.


Video courtesy of MondoMedia

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These aren’t the popsicles you grew up with

| July 28, 2010

Subscribing to Thrillist.com’s Thrillist nation e-mail newsletter is a great idea. Here’s one reason why:

In this morning’s Thillist nation e-mail newsletter, I found out that Potenza in Washington, D.C. is making alcoholic popsicles. The video Thrillist shares features the creation of the “Bina Bellini,” which is made from white peaches, Italian vodka, and Prosecco. And, according to the Thrillist article, there are 2 other flavors Potenza serves up: The “Orvieto” features vodka, strawberries and balsamic syrup, and the “Potenza” features lemoncello, grappa, and lemon bitters.

If the food truck scene picked up on this, maybe the next food trend will be cocktail ice-cream trucks. (Good luck with those alcohol permits.)

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Photo courtesy of Thrillist.com

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Get out and enjoy the Summer South Park Walkabout

| July 14, 2010

From 6pm-10pm on Saturday, July 17th, South Park hosts their summer walkabout. As alluded to in my post about the spring walkabout, this event is an easy and affordable way to enjoy a San Diego evening while also discovering some new things about this sweet neighborhood.

Here are some quick tips for enjoying the event:

  • Look for parking west of 30th and just south of Juniper. Despite arriving about 1.5 hours into the spring event, my husband and I were able to find street parking on either 29th or Dale Street. Sure, it was a short 2-3 block walk up to 30th, but it’s a walkabout, right?
  • Start with a Velo Cult s’more. Because you can.
  • Don’t forget to take the free Trolley down to Halycon Tea and Alchemy. During the spring walkabout, Alchemy served up free samples of one of their bisques, Halycon tea offered up free glasses of their hibiscus tea, and the art gallery next to Halycon tea gave patrons red velvet cupcakes.
  • Pick up a flyer that lists all of the discounts being offered that night. You can pick one up from any one of the Trolley drivers or from the Info Table near the Grove on Juniper.

Seriously. This is just another reason why I love living in San Diego.

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