I visited the Poway Performing Arts Center recently during the day when only the office was open. The theater features some of the biggest acts in entertainment visiting San Diego including Kenny Rodgers,Clint Black, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many theatrical productions.
Here’s the box office window.
Local abstract art is also sold in the theater lobby.
At the San Diego UTC Mall, there’s an ice cream store called Sloane’s Ice Cream Parlor. They have the most interesting novelties. They include comical solutions to life’s most complex problems including how to understand your mother, enjoy exercising, talk to your cat, etc.
And then there are the socks.” I love my job ha ha, just kidding”, “I hate everyone,” and others.There’s fake dog poop that’s a spare key hiding spot, the crazy cat lady action figure, which comes with 6 plastic cats,
Of course,there’s also that good old fashioned random bag of crap. As crazy as these things are, I imagine they come with a pretty high price tag. After all, the La Jolla UTC is not cheap. Sloane’s ice cream is very high quality, and so are these laughs, so if you’re looking for unique gag gifts, this is the place to go.
After closing the sale of my parents home in Oceanside, unfortunately, my Dad fell down and ended up in the La Jolla VA hospital at the escrow office. A beautiful sweet woman in the parking lot saw it happen, helped me lift him up and gave him some bandages. She really reaffirmed my faith in human nature.
Afterwards, we went to visit him at the hospital. Then, my date & I went to La Jolla shores for dinner. We saw this restaurant called Barbarella that was decorated thoroughly with these scary animated Halloween characters. In fact, it was so scary that my date didn’t want to eat there because of the giant fake spiders, even if they were near a romantic fireplace.
Since my “Day of the Dead” pictures from a few years ago became my most popular blog, I figured that I should share some of these fun early resHalloween images as well. My Dad is feeling better now too.
Here in Mira Mesa, in Northern San Diego, CA, a fairly new apartment complex features an unusual fountain that appears to be the marriage of fire and water. Although usually a fountain with recycled water or oil, once in a while the gas jets light up on the side and you can see the fire like it is in the video. The apartment also features other fantastic modern art which I will be blogging about here soon.
As part of my promised lost cause to blog about my last vacation to Sedona, Arizona, and surrounding areas, our bus tour took us to Seligman, Arizona on Route 66. In front of this Harley Davidson store, I found Joe Clark, singing memorably about his hometown, along Interstate Route 66, where mannequins and womennequins lined the streets. He’s a great musician so that if you are on a break from work and need to relax, listen to him play.
After attending Comic-Con this year, we walked in on this crowd pleasing Super Hero, juggling & shaking her “thang” after dark in the closed off streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp District.
I went to a seedy AM/PM in Point Loma, a seaside area of San Diego that has both rich & poor people. The cellphone photo is not the best because it was taken at night but I saw this poster for some kind of weird wax toy that has a straw coming out of colored noses. Apparently, the child who plays with this toy is supposed to pick which color nose he/she wants to suck their drink out of. Lovely.
One thing about the Fringe Festival is that it can make old deteriorating buildings that are on “the fringe” of acceptability here in San Diego trendy with art. This sexy Burlesque dance troupe is quite an example.