New Year’s Day

2019 Rose Bowl merchandise signage

Happy New Year!  It’s been a very busy week in Pasadena preparing for the 105th Rose Bowl game. Here’s a glimpse into some of the preparations… Large Rose Bowl merchandise stand outside the stadium 12/30/18 Large Rose Bowl merchandise stand on the stadium concourse In-N-Out…

The Rose (Bowl Contest)

Rose Bowl Neon Sign at Dawn

Background So who’s ready for The Granddaddy of Them All? It appears that the statue of Jackie Robinson (right) is so ready. (Yes, it’s that Jackie Robinson!) In case you didn’t know it, pre-UCLA Jackie was raised in Pasadena and played football at nearby Pasadena…

Here Comes (Secret) Santa Claus

Before we begin, we’re giving a Stadium Fantasium standing ovation to Jon at A Penny Sleeve for your Thoughts for heading up this year’s Secret Santa gift exchange with 30 participants! Well done, Jon! My Secret Santa was none other than Jim (gcrl) at cards…

Back In the Saddle

Yay! My work schedule finally eased up and now I have an opportunity (for the foreseeable future at least) to bring the blog up to date.