OC BBQ Bonanza

Hello Fountain Valley!  I hope you’re having a fabulous summer so far.  Those crazy planning folks have been tinkering away and came up with the brilliant idea of having another Barbecue this summer at Mile Square Park August 17th through the 19th.  Well, YEEHAW!  Time for some good ol’ fashioned smoked ribs slathered in that special BBQ sauce!  Take time to go to the OC BBQ Bonanza right here in Fountain Valley’s Mile Square Park.  Go to the Sports Complex and you can’t miss it.  You will be enveleoped in a pleasant aroma of BBQ goodness.  Enjoy the BBQ and the rest of your Summer!!!

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Celebrate National Lollipop Day

See's CandiesCelebrate National Lollipop Day with a free lollipop from See’s Candies!  Find out how wonderful and sweet life can be when you see the closest location for See’s Candies and get your free Lollipop on July 20th.  FYI There happens to be one in the Bella Terra Huntington Beach Mall. Get there early because it closes at 7 pm on most days.  Come on by.  You’ll be glad you did!

 See's Candies Lollipop

Spring Break 2012

These are the moments. Don’t let them slip by. Stuff to do this Spring Break. Have fun and please be safe

Feeding the Homeless 2

I must say that this last Saturday was quite a change of pace from my normal routine. However, I still recommend it to anyone with the time and inclination to give back to the community. There is a second round of Feeding the Homeless this Wednesday, March 14. We will meet at the Mercy House at 7pm in Santa Ana to serve Pasta, Pizza, Salad and…chicken…for 200 people. We will have healthier (fruit) and not-so-healthy (chips) eating solutions as well.

The Mercy House is located at 612 E. Warner St, Santa Ana CA. We hope you can make it!

Miss Fountain Valley Pageant

The Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant for 2012 is this Saturday March 10 at 6 pm. The pageant will be held at the Saigon Performing Arts Center. Twenty young Fountain Valley women will be competing in areas such as evening wear, swimsuit, on-stage question, and platform. Platform gives these young women an opportunity to voice their support for a certain cause or charity.

Come out on Saturday to the Saigon Performing Arts Center to take part in history. This will be the first pageant to be held in 20 years. Your local business can sponsor or support Fountain Valley and the scholarship pageant.

Office Gardening 2

Office Gardening 2

I have begun to write a spinoff blog about my latest therapeutic endeavor, Office Gardening! With the name Garden O’Plenty, it tips its hat to the memory of the renowned Patron Saint of Ireland whom we celebrate this month. Finding a Personal Private Place (PPP) is truly important especially when you find yourself stressed out with work, home life, traffic and the issues we face on a day-to-day basis. Who knew gardening could be so inexpensive and therapeutic. Dare I say, I actually am having fun at work on my lunchtime! I also get to grow food that hopefully will be extra tasty and without pesticides! Dear Gracious, I am going organic! Oh well, eating vegetables is a healthy endeavor. Visit http://gardenoplenty.wordpress.com for more information. In the meantime, enjoy some photos of the beginnings of Garden O’ Plenty!

Office Gardening Seeds

Office Gardening Seeds Galore!


Flower in my Office Garden

Upon a suggestion I added a "flower" to my Office Garden


Office Gardening Pea Sprout

The Peas are growing. We just need the carrots!


Sprouts Galore

My Office Garden now has Sprouts Galore!

Leapin’ Lizards!

It’s the leap year today. I think that on a leap year we can take the opportunity to partake in any adventure we choose.  I decided to take up my new adventure, or 2, … okay maybe 3. I already tried sailing.  Now I have mixed emotions about starting that adventure again.  However I think I will try gardening. It will calm me down and it’s productive. I’ll also give kayaking a try. I need as much exercise and physical activity as I can get. And is this summer I will run a triathlon!!!

Yes these are three very different pursuits. Yet, they are not diametrically opposed. A triathlon and kayaking will require physical endurance. After I get totally worn out after exercising I can sit in the garden and tend my crops.

Today I just planted some dill in the backyard. I think of that the dill will be very aromatic. I can’t wait to use that in some cooking and in some soups. You can try gardening as well. Just buy some bags of seeds at the 99 cent store. Bury them in your backyard & you’re done! Fun on a budget!

Next saturday I am going kayaking with some friends. I found a cheap deal on groupon To go kayaking in newport beach. Even with out the coupon, Kayaking is fairly inexpensive. Plus you get to spend the day at the ocean!  What could be better are you ask? How about the dana point whale festival? It’ll be happening that weekend as well!

You may be asking yourself why is this guy trying to tell us about triathlons? Are those expensive? Isn’t this blog about free and fun things to do? You are right. Triathlons are historically very expensive to register and run in. My solution is to not pay a single penny. I am starting my own a triathlon. It’s going to be free to join and all are welcome. I’m going to keep my own time, run my own course, and have a really fun time. I will post the course and date of the run later. Once you read as the details and you are thoroughly crazy enough, you can join if you like. Let’s make the rest of the year as fun as possible here in Fountain Valley and beyond!