| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Whenever I find myself in a bleak mood, a quick glance at the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness usually does the trick. A near-perfect melding of minds between the "Parks and Recreation" writing staff and actor Nick Offerman, this visual guide on how to...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
When the Legoland Florida water park reopens for the season on Saturday, guests will see even more figures and scenes constructed of Lego bricks. Two million bricks have been added since the Winter Haven water park opened last year, bringing its total...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Moleskine notebook is a ubiquitous tool of the trade in writing and art circles. I’ve purchased a few dozen over the last few years. From the little tiny ones that are not much bigger than a credit card and fit in my shirt pocket; to the big...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Shortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve?
Here’s what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2012:
Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Two female mannequins with more meat on their plastic bones than the standard department-store dummy are causing a social media ruckus – and not just because they’re clad only in lingerie.
A photo of the fuller-figured pair, rocking purple...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:18 PM
Here's hoping everyone who took my smart phone Christmas challenge had a wonderful distraction-free day.
I went ALL day without my phone. I caught a couple of our dinner guests sneaking a check, but I didn't have to take any drastic measures like...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Last year, my son Isaac fixated on one of his stocking stuffers -- a head lamp. He would not take that thing off. He wore it to explore the (finished) basement, turned lights off in other rooms just so he could play in there in the dark and even had to be...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A new themed land debuting at Legoland Florida this summer will take visitors to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi.
Photos: World of Chima themed land at Legoland Florida
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The next book sale at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
There will be books of all sorts appealing to all ages and interests — fiction and nonfiction, biography, cookbooks...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare.
The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei’s Da’an shopping district and doused in fuchsia,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Two major festivals -- Universal's Mardi Gras and SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ are added into the regular mix this week at Orlando theme parks and attractions. Here's a look at what's up in the coming days.
+ The first night of Mardi Gras is Saturday at...