Two More for the Road

Really, I’ve never had a good one out here in California (I ordered one once and stopped trying. Meat is bad anyway). Behold the cheese steak! Do you know what this is? The dollop of cream is a definite curve ball. This is shoo fly pie, a molasses concoction of the Pennsylvania Dutch (Southern people […]

Salt on Pretzel: Foods I miss from PA part one

My brother came home with a bag of these, they were still warm, and not buttery like Mall pretzels. Heck, these pretzels taste good rock-hard, in the dead of winter bought from a street vendor outside of Veterans stadium after a Phillies game (but those days are over, and I really hate the corporate stadium […]

Musikfest offerings

After screaming at Arlen Specter at a ‘town hall’ meeting about healthcare reform, Pennsylvanians can head on over to Bethlehem and attend Musikfest, and grab a few of these:

A Sad Day

NOOOOOO!!!!!! Harry Kalas has passed away. R.I.P. Harry. (I guess he’s ‘outta here’) Here’s a clip of him announcing the last few minutes of the World Series 2008. (My little brother in 1980, probably got these items at Veterans Stadium giveaway days)

Dixie Cup

On Sunday I took Isa to a birthday party of her friend. The dad and step-mother happen to live in the Hollywood Hills. The expansive, modernist house has all the trappings one would think a house like this would have: a gorgeous view (see the ocean on a clear day!), palm trees, celebrity neighbors, a […]

Ease on Down the Road

The University of Minnesota is dealing with fairness over casting for The Wiz.My high school did not grapple with such issues. Our all-white cast had none other than Barbie Andretti as Dorothy.Yes, Mario Andretti’s daughter.I was a munchkin.

I Bet They’re eating Utz Pretzels and Charles Chips

This was the front page photo on, for an article about Obama in Pennsylvania. I love this picture. Can someone please send me a cold Yuengling?