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A Road Trip Through California’s Central Coast

San Luis Obispo to Monterey and Santa Cruz via Highway 1. Next time, I’m taking Betty through Big Sur!

20160609234056-75bed98f-meA Road Trip Through California’s Central Coast

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San Francisco: Affordable housing

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Go home, SFO, you are drunk. Wait…you can’t even afford a home to go to!

Thank goodness that LA/OC isn’t nearly this bad. Yet.

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The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu (and Super Secret Menu!) Survival Guide

At first, I was a non-believer, but then I learned just how game changing Animal Style (no spread), mustard fried, and chopped chilies really are!

Anybody who’s been halfway around the block is aware of In-N-Out’s secret menu, which allows you a few custom options other than the regular hamburger, cheeseburger, fries, shakes, and Double-Double that appear on their printed menus. But the options don’t stop there. Here’s a rundown of everything you can get at In-N-Out, secret menu and beyond.

Source: The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu (and Super Secret Menu!) Survival Guide | Serious Eats

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At least there was a sign to tell me where to go

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A View From The Top: Santa Monica Airport

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Family Portrait

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The 5, the 101, the 405: Why Southern Californians Love Saying ‘the’ Before Freeway Numbers

The culture shock that hits me is how Southern Californians don’t use landmarks. Saying “the” feels natural here, but only here. “The 120” or “The 75” just don’t work.

How did Southern Californians come to treat their highway route numbers as if they were proper names?

Source: The 5, the 101, the 405: Why Southern Californians Love Saying ‘the’ Before Freeway Numbers

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A View From The Top: East LA College

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Star Trek Kirk vs. Gorn Minimates

Star Trek Kirk vs. Gorn

A while back, Barbie and I took a trip out to Vasquez Rocks County Park to do a little hiking at soak up some Hollywood history. The 932-acre park north of Los Angeles has played the backdrop to dozens of films and television shows, possibly the most famous of which was the original Star Trek episode “Arena” which featured Captain Kirk pitted against a rubber lizard suit Gorn in a fight to the death on a desert planet.

To pay homage to such a significant piece of popular culture, we set up a photo shoot with my Star Trek Kirk vs. Gorn Minimates figures in front of the iconic “big rocks” that are instantly recognisable to Trekkers and Trekkies alike.

We played around with a few different poses before settling on the “flying kick” that the good captain made famous. Unfortunately, the limitations in the Minimates figures’ articulation made the double-fisted hammer punch pose impossible.

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Craziest and Funniest Stunt Kite Ever at Huntington Beach, California