Random Stuff for Wed January 9th 2013: Do Not Laugh at old men, Fiat 500 Trendy?, Tennessee Dogs

Fiscal Cliff’s, Asteroids, Gun Control?…..

Not Today!

The Lady is upset.  Her Pressure is up!  It’s those dammed dogs. Don’t even think of walking your Chicken in the Plaza!       

Fiat 500 Trendy?

One of my favorite cars of late is the Dodge Charger, with the mileage of the  V6 I could live with the car in Sacramento.  However I spend a lot of time in San Francisco where the big Dodge would be impossible to park .

I was in San Francisco last weekend and I noticed quite a few Fiat 500’s on the streets.  While they where few on the freeways   The streets were filled with them.  Is this the beginning of a trend?  Is the Fiat joining the ranks of the Mini Cooper,BMW 3 Series and the  Toyota Prius?  While there weren’t many Fiats in the working class neighborhoods of the Mission and Bayview, there where many  in the upper income neighborhoods of  the  Pacific Heights, Marina , and Cow Hollow and of course there were quite a few in the Castro.

  The Fiat is perfect for large cities were space is limited.    I don’t expect Texans to give up their F-150’s and Tahoe’s  any time soon.   According to Fiat, California is its their largest markets followed by New York and DC Area.    Its interesting, when they were first introduced they couldn’t give them away.  Today they are selling very well.    At the Sacramento Auto Show last year my daughter wanted to test drive the Dodge Dart but there was a line.  As she was  waiting someone asked her if she wanted to drive the Fiat.   there were no lines for the Fiat after driving the Fiat and the Dart she said she preferred the Fiat   Fiat huh?

  Don’t even think of laughing at this old man.   Yes, his legs were in the air… Yes, there was 360.  Yes he was alone.

Go Ahead N Laugh! This classic is 3 years old

In New Hampshire Women Rule!

The granite state is the only state in the union with a Female Governor-Maggie Hanson -D  ,two female Senators  Jeanne Shaheen-D and Kelly Ayotte-R  two members in the house. Carol Shea-Porter (D) and Ann McLane Kuster (D).

Be a great Wednesday


Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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