Fun Stuff

Christmas Memories

Many of my favorite Christmas memories go back to my time in college and after college when I worked at Toyville, an independent toy store with locations in Huntington Park, CA, and Downey, CA.  For a couple of Christmases, I worked at the one in Downey. I loved working at […]

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Having an AFOL Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  I’m having an AFOL Christmas.  Hope you’re having the kind of Christmas you want. Dennis Amador Cherry 40th article completed. First Steampunk novel:  69,545 words.  

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The Holiday Season, a Perfect Time to Lose Weight.

Around this time of year, many people worry about gaining weight.  They worry that the extra cookies and candy will increase their waist size.  In order to avoid this, they curtail their enjoyment of holiday treats, thereby also curtailing their enjoyment of the holidays.  But the idea that holiday goodies […]

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99.44% PURE

The thing about most AFOLs (Adult fans of Lego) is they are very brand specific.  No Mega Blocks, no Tyco Blocks, no Lepin (in China). Some ALOFs will make exceptions.  Those exceptions are for things Lego doesn’t make.  For example, there are companies that make Lego monorail track using a […]

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All Aboard!

As I said last week, I took some time off from writing during Thanksgiving to build my Lego train from the ‘80s.  The motor still runs, although it was a bit jittery at first.  Here is the European transformer for it.  These never made it to America.  I have to […]

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Taking a Break

Recently I wrote about writer self-care and taking a break.  This week, being Thanksgiving week, I’m giving myself a break.  My oldest hobby is Lego.  I’ve been collecting since I was four years old.  I always use to ask my parents for Lego for Christmas.  I think for a while […]

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I wish I had Time to Read a Book… Oh, Look…

Work is killing my writing at the moment.  If you look at the bottom, I only wrote about two hundred words this week.  So I even have less time to read.  But sometimes you need a break, and fortunately for me, we hit the jackpot on our last trip to […]

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An AFOL Weekend

Just the other day I was complaining to my wife that I felt in a rut with work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep.  And now that two people have left the office at my job and the remainder of us are picking up the slack, I often […]

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Zucczilla!

My wife works in homecare.  One day one of her clients gave her a zucchini.  One zucchini.  The one pictured above.  We named it Zucczilla. So the question became what to do with it.  I went to www.allrecipes.com for some ideas.  When I worked in Toyville in Stonewood mall, there […]

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Burrrrgurrrs!!!

Okay, I’m not the kind of person that always posts pictures of the food they eat, but I have to make an exception.  For the second week in a row, Baby’s Badass Burgers’ food truck stopped on my route home.  Last week they were on Ventura Boulevard right off the […]

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