Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tattoos from the Outskirts of Visalia

I met ODIE online through Twitter. He seemed like an interesting dude form just his Tweets. He's even more in person. I walked into Outskirts Tattoo for our meeting and music was blasting like it was a party. Greeting me were tattooed and pierced individuals. In a tattoo shop, you ask? I know. I told them I was there to meet with ODIE and they pointed me to the far corner were he was working on Dianna Chamberlain's back tattoo in memoriam to her grandparents. Her mother was there and had just finished her matching tattoo.

It was cool to sit in and watch and talk to them and ODIE. I listened to them talk about how they met ODIE and the reason for their tattoo. Every element of the tattoo had a specific meaning for them. It's true what they say that ever tattoo has some kind of story behind it.

ODIE is one of the most interesting people I've met in a long time. His life as a tattoo artist has allowed him to meet celebrities and has taken him across America. He has so meany stories to share. It was my pleasure to have met him.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dine Out Visalia

Throughout Visalia, a celebration of local restaurants will be held Monday, July 11, as we participate in a national search for the best small-town food in America. We received the second-highest number of votes in the first phase of the Best of the Road contest sponsored by Rand McNally and USA TODAY. Visalia is one of six finalists in the contest's best-food category.

Now, a road rally is under way to promote American tourism and small-town pride. Five teams of volunteer judges are driving across America to visit finalists. We’re preparing to welcome Jim and Bonnie Parr, of St. Petersburg, Fla., to enjoy a full day of touring Visalia’s abundant selection of local restaurants, attractions, and agri-tourism businesses.

For more info check out Dine Out Visalia

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rent Comes to Visalia

Rent is huge. But some how I've never seen or heard a song from it. I love theater and all the jazz and I think it would be great to see RENT. Wonderfully, RENT will be produced here in Visalia. Visalia needs culture and Visalians should support anyone who tries to bring it to the valley. Proceeds of the event presented by The Fourth Wall Theater Company will given to a HIV/AIDS charity.
If you would like more information about the musical and The Fourth Wall, go to their website