Archive for March, 2010

March On First Fridays

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Kidnapped by Imperial Storm Troopers

My bevy of Bixby buddies will be relieved to know that I once again manned the streets at the last First Friday.  Spreading good cheer, shouting out sunshine, and shaking my groove thing!  Allow me to guide you through the action of a typical Bixby Knolls First Friday.  Please keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times!

A Ranger Rides in Style

Early on in the evening I spied the classic Chryslers, Chevys , and Rivieras parked outside both Melinda McCoy’s Flowers and Georgie’s Place!  After losing my beloved horse Chromium due to an altercation with the local fuzz, I’ve been looking for a new means of transportation.  Could a vintage 1961 Cadillac be the answer?  Do the owners accept pod currency?

The Do-Si-Do's Are My Favorites!

The Girl Scouts were out in full force slinging their wares and supporting the cookie habit of millions.  I bought a box of Do-Si-Dos (of course).

Hula Hoop-Off

Averyboo Arts was celebrating their anniversary and the tykes were throwing a dance party to END all dance parties.  DJ Dave Skott was bumping all the aviation themed chart toppers, I heard both the Chicken Dance song AND the Tiki Room song in just the short time I was there.  Everything got serious however when little Avery challenged me, The Knolls Ranger, to a hula hoop competition.  Uh, oh…

We Jammin'

Jammin’ Music held a recital chock-full of cello wunderkinds.  The pianists, and guitarists were great as well!  I ran into Tommy Fleming playing some mean music!  I presided over his Birthday last November! It’s a small small Bixby world.

The Ukettes

I danced to the melodies provided by The Ukettes at Free Spirit Yoga!

Karaoke Dokey!

I sang a song or twelve during the Karaoke party in Vangie Ogg Photography!

Please Accept This Wholly Inappropriate Gift Heather

Heather over at Pixie Toys wasn’t up for the rangers antics.  So I tried to win her heart with a gift of a lion feasting on it’s young.  Who says I don’t know a thing about romancing!

Tang Soo Do

This is where we train the incoming rangers!

Attacked by Bixby Bandits

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!  Where are those rangers-in-training when you need them?!

The Majesty of Art

Elise’s Tea Room held everything from soft steaks to sumptious art!

Elise's Tea Room


The Ranger As Model

I did some art modeling over at the Expo Furniture warehouse!

Hug It Out Michelle

And got some hugs from Michelle Mangioni!

The Pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Elise's Tea

All in all, it was an exceptional First Fridays! Photos courtesy of Jonathan David Lewis.

A Savory Supper!

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Snacking on a Scrumptious Deep Fried Ice Cream

The first Monday of every month is a cause for celebration amongst food enthusiasts in Bixby Knolls.  Why you ask?  Because that’s when the Bixby Knolls Supper Club meets to scarf, gorge, banquet, feast, sup, chow, bolster, & dine.  (Found my trusty Thesaurus in case you couldn’t tell!)  The Supper Club was formed over a year ago by Executive BIA director Blair Cohn and has since ballooned to epic proportions.  What started out as a small experiment in communal community dining during a typically slow evening of the week (ye olde dreaded Mondays), has since ballooned into a full blown evening of festivity, tom-foolery, and drunken congressmen chatting with drunken neighbors!  The latest instance of supper satisfaction came courtesy of El Torito at 3301 Atlantic Avenue.  The staff was surprised when over 100 Bixby locals including The Duke and Duchess, John Royce, and a few of my friends from Longfellow Elementary turned out for fajitas, enchiladas, and sopa!  The food was delish, and the residents fun as always.  And speaking of residents, there were quite a few attempts made to discover my secret identity which did not sit well with the ranger (The walls have ears you know, and potential arch-nemeses lurk at all corners, even brightly colored local Mexican food chains) but that was ok, they’ll never know.

A Great Turn-out

The supper club meets at a different local restaurant on the first monday of every month.  You can rsvp by e-mailing  So what are you waiting for, join the club already!