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Is it wine yet?

No. More like Grape Soda. It’s comfortably fizzy, but not overwhelmingly so. I was worried it might taste like too-old fermented orange juice, but it doesn’t have that twang. Nope, after 48 hours, it’s tasty Grape Soda. Mainly, I’m glad … Continue reading

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Halfway to wine

“Dude, you’re making Pruno. That’s what they drink in jail,” he said with a smirk. I shook my head. “No man, it’s Federweißer. I looked it up in Wikipedia. It’s big in Europe. At least, I think it that’s what … Continue reading

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BevMo! opens in Redding, fills unmet need

Finally, a place to buy alcoholic beverages in a big box chain style liquor store. BevMo! now joins the big buffet style restaurant EatMo! and large chain store marijuana collective SmokeMo! in our fair city. Welcome. Mo big box! It’s … Continue reading

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When the going gets hot, the hot go to the coast

Sometimes it can get just a bit too warm, too many days in a row, over the course of summer in Redding, and that’s when it’s time to consider heading for the coast. Only 150 scenic miles away, the Northcoast … Continue reading

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The Squire Room

Warning to all married dudes about the Squire Room! If you use your plastic, your credit card statement will read “Thunderbird Lounge.” There is no Thunderbird Lounge in Redding, but there is a Thunderbird Lodge right next to the Squire … Continue reading

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Paranormal activity in Redding? Who you gonna call…?

I received a call from Lynette Gooch of River Cities Paranormal Society, NorCal Chapter. It seems she had run across an entry in another blog post I wrote about a Redding house for sale with some paranormal qualities. I assured … Continue reading

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Ornamental Manzanita

Manzanita is truly ubiquitous around here. The hardy bush thrives in solid clay, hard rock, and parched earth. I’ve sometimes heard harsh language used to describe this tenacious plant, for all sorts of reasons. But then I’ve seen the leaves … Continue reading

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Car photos manipulated to look like miniatures

Perhaps you’ve seen those images that have been tweaked to where the subject looks miniaturized. I messed around with that idea using an photo I took last year at the Kool April Drags, while simulating the reduction in depth of … Continue reading

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Those darn *insert enemy name here*

It’s April 15. A special day, ahem. Nobody wants to pay taxes, but everybody wants more services. Before you go off on *insert enemy name here* you may enjoy this classic video from John Cleese: The enemy list may change, … Continue reading

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Redding Eagle Cam shows eggs and chicks

This is my 300th ReallyRedding blogpost! Whew. That’s quite a milestone. Thanks to all my viewers! Here we see an image my brother Ron sent me of the bald eagle in Redding that’s from the Eagle Cam that’s positioned over … Continue reading

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