Thanksgiving Day 2012

Living in California, one may think that I spent Thanksgiving Day eating a turkey sub with cranberry juice, but one would be mistaken. A big advantage of having a large family is the fact that wherever you go, you’ll possibly run into some “kinfolk!” (This word is now a part of my daily vocabulary since […]

Another Step Closer

I reached another step on my long road to becoming the Deli Devil. (If you have no idea what I am referring to, read my previous post: This Actually Happened – October 15th) Step eight: have some experience killing the same type of thing, repeatedly. In my case, I have been an insect serial killer […]


Independence is a funny thing, especially in the United States of America. The recent celebrations during the Fourth of July confused me. I now live in California and I was stunned to see all of the festivities. Massachusetts earned the right to celebrate Independence Day, along with the other original twelve colonies (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New […]

I Almost Forgot About The San Andreas Fault

While living on the east coast, anytime someone mentioned living in California one thought immediately came to mind; earthquakes. I just couldn’t grasp the idea of making a home in an area where you are at a higher risk of dying. To me, the only thing worse than living in California, was if I decided […]

This Actually Happened – March 24th, 2012

One Minor Step In The Right Direction Earlier this week, I mentioned the discovery of a great Chinese takeout establishment. We returned on Friday to sample some more of the good stuff, and boy was it good. When we finished ordering, the woman asked us for our autographs. Did we get discovered? NO! We each […]

Liquor Land

*WARNING* Do not visit Los Angeles if you have a drinking problem. Alcohol can be found everywhere. I come from Massachusetts, which is arguably one of the most difficult states to acquire a liquor license, but California is the complete opposite. Don’t quote me on this, but I am almost certain that there are only […]

Assimilation Complete

I honestly didn’t think it would happen, but my conversion to becoming a West Sider has gone further than I expected. My body has adapted to the new climate and I no longer have the ability to cope with the “cold.” (I am now one of those people who think it is cold when the […]