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We have a new bumper sticker.

I hear it increases the value of your car by ten percent.

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During the heat wave, we went to Robin’s.


Gavin played Ms. Pacman.


We found Aaron‘s name on the menu. And Steve Haderlein’s name. And Paul Little‘s name.


I wish I had an inflatable beer bottle.

(To go with our inflatable Godzilla.)

Robin was there, and he came over and said hi. By then my camera was put away and I was eating my salad and some of Gavin’s ribs, and I was also feeling a little star struck, so I didn’t get a picture.

Robin’s Wood Fire B-B-Q and Grill
395 N. Rosemead Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-351-8885
Robin’s on Google local

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Soap opera on screen at El Toreo in Old Town

El Toreo
21 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 793-2577

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The Foothill Cities Blog: The Proctor is Out: A Tribute

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Martini at Madeleine’s

The bar in the Bordeaux Room at Madeleine’s is a great place for a quiet drink. It is one of the few bars in Pasadena with no television.

Madeleine’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro
1030 East Green Street
Pasadena, California 91106

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Peace in the Valley

Word on the street is that Robin Salazar of Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ & Grill, and former candidate for Pasadena District 1 city council seat is going to name a burger after Aaron Proctor. From Aaron’s blog this morning:

“So – anyway – Robin’s idea? He’s putting me in the menu in about a month under the Pat E. Melt. He’s also adding a “Wall of Fame” to his restaurant and wants me to be a part of that. Awesomeness. I’ve never had a burger attributed to me in my life. He said it might mention it’s a favorite of “Former and future Mayoral candidate, wrestling all-star, future gubernatorial, future presidential candidate Aaron Proctor”….

…Robin also apologized for the “incident” that started it all back at the Affordable Housing Forums.

Apology accepted, barbecue sauce under the bridge. I also stifle any insults I’ve hurled at him….” (link)

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Artichokes growing in Houston's herb and vegetable garden
Artichokes growing in Houston’s herb and vegetable garden

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