Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Ultimate Fresno Bucket List

In order to be a complete, true 100% well rounded Fresnan, what does it take? What experiences are absolutely essential?

I'm compiling The Ultimate Fresno Bucket List, and I want everyone to help. I'm looking for things like, but not limited to:

  • Not only watch, but compete in the Inner Ear Beat Down Poetry Slam.
  • Do a fruit stand crawl and purchase a piece of fresh fruit at each stall at a farmers market. Greater challenge: do this for individual fruit stands out in the country!
  • Organize a protest (against anything, really) and hold it at Shaw and Blackstone. Considered a supreme success if there is an opposing side.
  • Dig at least an underground window box, if not a whole garden.
  • Have tacos with Mike Osegueda. Bonus points for trying at least 5 separate restaurants into one meal. Ultrabonus points for tweeting the whole adventure.

I'll be adding to this as I think of things, and I want everyone's ideas (don't worry, I'll be sure to put your name next to your clever witticisms and sincere aspirations!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fresno Tweetup Goes Wild GIVEAWAY!

You read that right, Fresnans! Which word that starts with F is the only thing to almost match my love for Fresno?


As in you can get in FREE to the Fresno Tweetup Goes Wild, this Saturday, April 24th from 5-8 PM at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo if you are the very first to answer this trivia question:

"What animal will be featured in the Zoo's exhibit that is scheduled to open in 2012?"

The only catch is that you must have a Twitter Account (or be willing to make one just for the occasion... and then get hooked on the sweet magic of microblogging.)

So what is this Tweetup that I speak of? Two of my 31 Days favorites, The Fresno Beehive and The Chaffee Zoo are coming together to make this gathering of local Twitterers happen. It's a private after hours event, there are games, drinks, and, oh yeah, Zoo Animals! Even if you don't win on here, you can still go on the cheap by direct messaging @fresnozoo or @fresnobeehive to get on the $5 list to get in. For more info, click here! And if you tweet this event, use the hashtag #wildfresno!

So guess away, and be sure to leave your Twitter name with your response!

Thanks Fresno Beehive for making this event and this giveaway possible!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Downtown Community Arts Collective meets The Lazy Blogger: Just go support them, k?

I've been meaning to blog about the DCAC for a while, but I'm a bad blogger and I'm just gonna pass on this info to you all: Support the Downtown Community Arts Collective (dcac) and all of the great things they do for youth TONIGHT at The Iron Bird Cafe for Iron Bird Cafe and dcac Present: The Gig Is On!

5 dollars not only gets you an earful of some of the best music in town (Abigail Nolte! Merlinda Espinoza! Dan Rhoten!) it also means that this important organization gets to keep on keepin' on! (If you've never heard of DCAC, click this link. You'll be so impressed!)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Handful of Honorable Mentions

I haven't slowed down enough lately to write much, but I do want to touch on a handful of things that have been popping up lately.

1. Groupon.
It is everything I love. It feeds the side of me that needs to shop locally. It speaks to my cheapness. It challenges me to try new places so that I can cash in on the deals. Right now you can buy $10 in tasty tea heaven at Teazer's for only $5. Yeah, I can have all of the Monk's Blend drinks I can fit in my bladder, guys. This is either awesomely good or a terrible idea, but I'd like to think that its for the greater good.

2. That whole Google Fiber for Fresno thing.
So we may or may not get to be a test market for internet that is faster than Betty Rocker on steroids, but how freakin' awesome was it seeing the community come together to rally for it? Whatever the outcome, I was pretty proud of our effort.

3. Karaoke
Fresno has some rockin' karaoke spots. No link here, anything I might find would be terrifyingly incriminating. Where do you go to burst eardrums and take names? Last night I found myself at Lancers on Kings Canyon and Clovis and had a great time climbing on their furniture in the name of a better "Fat Bottom Girls."

Okay, time to go bake some vareniks and coffee cake, I hope you all have a swell Easter!