Happy New Year! Here’s To A Blogtastic 2020!

Happy New Year!

Just a short note to wish everyone a Happy New Year and prosperous 2020…thanks so much for reading and commenting on my posts this year – I jump all around, from food to music, movie, travel and more.

I posted 380 stories in 2019, with this being the most viewed:

Well, how could I go wrong? Southern California’s unique “Super Bloom” was covered on TV, locals newspaper and all across social media…this photo I took was actually used by the Associated Press!

If you missed it, or just want to re-live nature at its most beautiful, you can click here:


I began a “Cult Movie Monday” look at my favorite films in 2019, and this one was the most viewed:

“My Kid Could Paint That” is the story of Marla Olmstead, who achieved fame for painting incredible art at an early age…and this documentary is a fascinating and sobering look at the truth around her story…you can read more about it here:


I also posted stories about traveling to Joshua Tree National Park with my wife Alex to see nature making faces at us:

So many faces in the rocks, you can see more here:


At a lot of food in 2019 – some delicious, some unique, and one because of the pop culture phenomenon that built up around it, resulting in waiting in my car at the Popeye’s Drive-Thru for 45 minutes to try one of these:

Was it worth the wait? Click here to see:


I also shared a weekly “What The Friday!?!?!?” Most of you were disgusted by this one:

Yes, you were all disgusted by the “Clam Chowder Popsicle”…how do I know? Because you told me!

Still, if you want to relive it again, you can by clicking here:


For those who are also my Facebook friends, you know my birthday is December 31, so remember as you toast to the New Year, you are tossing a little my way as well!

Thanks again for reading – I appreciate it!

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Happy New Year, and here’s to an exciting 2020 with lots of adventures! Still, with an election year coming up, it’s important to remember what Bette Davis said:

“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!”

Categories: Art, Books / Media, Cult Movies, documentary films, Exotic Travel, Film Fight Club, Food, food blog, Food Review, Funny Pictures, Hamburgers, Hollywood, Memoirs, Movies, nature, Pop Culture, Talent/Celebrities, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir, Wacky Food

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19 replies

  1. You either shock me or wow me, either way, it is always a good entertaining read…The popsicle seems to be a united unanimous yuck all round… Looking forward to your posts in 2020..Happy New Year, John 🙂 x

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  2. Wow, 380 posts! You were quite the busy blogger and so entertaining, too. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and I agree, 2020 is going to be VERY bumpy ride!

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  3. John, a very Happy New Year and fulfilling blog life!

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  4. Seeing that clam chowder lolly has made me feel ill all over again!
    (Nothing to do with too much red wine and champagne last night of course…)
    Looking forward to more of your great posts in 2020, John.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Happy New Year! Hope 2020 treats you kind

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  6. Happy birthday, Ribeye!

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  7. Looking forward to reading your posts in 2020 – and wishing you and yours all the best in the coming year.

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  8. Happy Birthday and happy New Year! Thanks for the fabulous posts—looking forward to more in 2020!


  9. what a great look back, happy new year to you and your wife, John!


  10. I look forward to your posts in the new year! All the best for 2020!!


  11. 380 posts… impressive!
    Wishing you all the very best for a happy, healthy New Year – here’s to lots more happy blogging! 🎉
    Caz x

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