Too often I have trouble saying NO! to people. Especially to good people, friends, wild women, dog lovers, or just folks who wanna feed me at a nice restaurant.
When the “asker” is all the aforementioned: good, friend, girl, a dog lover, & foodie…well! I’ve fallen into their trance trap, suddenly unable to mouth the word, “no.” Helpless to the point of being unable to stop myself from mentioning some nice going’s-on with our tiny neighbor in South Pasadena.
AND, when the question popping is done while they’re feeding me good food which instantly switches me on to my feeling good mood, at the BrenArt Restaurant & Wine Bar in Old Pasadena? That’s an old sneaky female trick!
Now, please don’t tell me YOU want a review! Ok, okay – I can’t say no, yes? Here then: it’s good & friendly. I like the work of Chef Yi-Fan. He a good guy who just wants to get better & better. Plus he’s a local product of our California School of Culinary Arts. One more thing – he gets their bread at the tasty Euro Pane Bakery & Cafe on Colorado Blvd. That’s a hard to turn down combo. There!, satisfied? Just go visit & support his restaurant.
Just like I’m supporting my girlfriends who are serving time on the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee (SPTOR). One, a SPHS grad, is on a sub-committee which raises funds for the building of their town Rose Float. No big sponsor for this small place.
That’s a tiny part of de South of Pasadena Way – get the community involved. I’m on her sub-committee doing my small part to assist in rounding up a few businesses to donate items/services for a fund raising auction. (I wanna protest & say, “what’s de rush? Halloween just finished a couple weeks ago. I still have candy to unwrap!”). Our firm is donating some financial services for auction, & an Arcadia co-worker is planning on donating her children to help decorate the float. Plus, I’ve contacted others who are very interested. What about you?
This activity, among others throughout the year, are what “sponsors” or funds the South Pasadena Rose parade float each year. It’s the oldest self-built float entry – just one of a handful of self-built floats remaining – in the long history of the Tournament of Roses. It plans various fund raisers throughout the year for support Auctions are one source of funds. Other way can be found on their website by clicking the link provided on the left.
Oh, what, where was I?? So, if you wish to donate an item or service for auction, I can put you in contact with my wunderful SP TOR committe friend who can show you how easy it is. Just drop a note with your contact info via Pasadena2009TOR@gmail.com. We need to hear of your interest ASAP!
You will basically receive free PR for your kindness & concern, a mention at the dinner/auction party on December 29th, your name, contact info & donation in the auction program, to say the least. If that isn’t enuf, you’ll also receive a priceless tax deduction letter from the SP TOR which you can use to prove to your friends, or maybe the government, how caring & generous you are.
Finally, being charitable will just make you feel good about helping our gutty little neighbor across our southern border!
UPDATE! Any Items Accepted For Auction Must Be Received By The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee by Monday, December 15th!