Nowhere else would a giant teddy bear eating a hot dog tacked to a wall make sense.
But it does at the newly opened Brown Bear’s Hotdogs, a little stand at Herndon Avenue and #Fresno Street, just north of Chili’s restaurant.
I’ve had this in my “drafts” for too long…
The San Luis Obispo Lindy Hop Exchange wrapped up with a house party. It was after 3 o’clock in the morning and I was stopped by a fella who asked, “You’re Veronica, right?”
Somehow…I don’t remember why…I spent several minutes explaining to him how much I loved Fresno. I then went into detail about the history of Fresno.
I found out he was waiting for the bathroom the whole time. I awkwardly ended the conversation by saying, “You’ll forever know me as the gal who’s obsessed with Fresno.”
The swing community is really nerdy, but I think I topped everyone that night. >.<
I’ve seen this guy four times since then! We never acknowledge each other though. Phew…
Follow Your Dreams And Cover Your Footsteps. #Fresno #Art #Graffiti #Dreams (Taken with Instagram)
This past weekend I attended Good Company Players’ production of To Kill A Mockingbird at the 2nd Space Theater in Fresno, CA. Having never seen the movie or read the entire book I had the fortunate experience of going into the Friday night show pretty much in the dark. I was aware of the nature of Tom Robinson’s trial and the treacherous journey lawyer Atticus Finch would have to go through in order to try to prove Robinson is innocent. However, that was about it. What I found was a very moving piece of theatre being directed finely to the point where every cast member was utilized to their greatest potential in order to bring out the lessons this story has to teach. This production was a phenomenal first time experience for me; I loved every minute of it!
Want to learn the Charleston?
I read about this lovely opportunity, in Fresno, on Fresno Swing Dance’s facebook page:
Fresno Swing Dance is doing 1920’s CHARLESTON on the Great Day Morning Show this Monday,
If you know a little Charleston or are a dancer who learns quickly, You are invited!
Your reward: Anyone who participates for 4 hours gets my new, 6-week Charleston & Vintage Jazz class for FREE! ($48 value!)
RSVP here (on facebook page) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time to dive back into my work, blogging and dancing to distract me from my nerves. I like telling myself these jitters are here for a good reason.
I got back from Camp Hollywood, yesterday. Although I missed the things/people I love in Fresno, it was lovely feeling carefree for several days. Now, I am back to reality. No more swing dancing for 8+ hours, spending money carelessly and being silly with new friends.
It’s time to juggle work with fun. This weekend I’ll be interviewed on a radio show. I’ll be discussing the past, present and future of the Fulton Mall with a fellow real estate broker. I’ll need to focus and continue doing more research!
Have a lovely day in Fresno!
That creepy mural in Tower District, Fresno, CA.
Taken by Whileyouwereliving.
What is the story behind this?
All’s good in the Mural District.
Mural District, Fresno, CA
Olympus Trip AF 30
Dusty Buns, located at 608 E. Weldon Ave., Fresno (across the street from Fresno High).
A new restaurant will be opening up in Downtown Fresno (Van Ness & Tulare).
Check out the Bee’s interview with the owner, here.
(This is the part of the my mini series about the people I have met swing dancing at Silver Dollar Hofbrau.)
THE GREEN ACRES COUPLE
This is the couple that interacts the most with us young’ns. This pair appears so different from one another. The husband is a country boy at heart. He doesn’t take life too seriously. The wife acts like a very sophisticated city girl. Her hair is set in this perfect up-do and she wears lovely jewelry. When I look at her, I have this song stuck in my head. She’s beautiful as she effortlessly glides on the dance floor. The husband enjoys talking to everyone as the wife keeps more to herself, listening patiently.
The husband gets his thrills by teasing his wife every now and then. The place was so crowded, one Tuesday, that the wife had to sit on her husband’s lap. The husband took this opportunity to get a little…um…frisky with her. She shooed his affections away, but she found it difficult trying to hide a bashful smile.
The husband sings a country love song, almost every week. He sings to the crowd, but his eyes never wander away from his wife.
I can’t help but get emotional every time I see them slow dance together. They slow danced to “Georgia on my Mind,” one week. The room is usually packed with dancers, but no one else was on the dance floor. They danced close to one another - intertwined - as if they were one person. I know very little about their background, but when I watched them danced to that song it looked as if they’ve been in love with each other for a lifetime.
I know my life will be truly successful if I have a similar relationship with someone when I am their age.
Have a lovely day in Fresno! -Veronica Stumpf
Mural at the Iron Bird Lofts in downtown Fresno.
I was talking to a fella, yesterday, who lives in the Iron Bird Lofts. He mentioned a few issues that need to be addressed for downtown living to be more popular:
The Cultural Arts/Mural District is the fastest developing district in downtown, but it is still lacking basic amenities that Fresnans want. Why pay more?
You can submit your own Fresno photo/rant, here.
Have a lovely day in Fresno!