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    Dream Farm

    So i dream a lot.  Lots. Tons. Some say dreaming is great, some say its good for you. I hate it. I feel like i lived a whole other life in my sleep. Dreams can be a peak into your mind and soul, so i decided to try to write down all the dreams that i do have.  Don’t get scared, my dreams can’t hurt you. Dreaming in Reality

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    Asphalt still hurts the same

    I failed to realize that playing in a gym is a whole lot different from playing on the outside.  Every aspect of the game changes when you hit the streets to play, even if you don’t play with the brothas.  From the wind, dust, double rims, to the players, and attitudes on the courts everything changes on the outside.  Inside games were controlled, super competitive but without the fear of getting into fights for a bad call or play.  I also remembered how hard the rough the asphalt was after trying to do a reverse layup, losing balance and falling to the ground scraping up my knees, and bruising both…

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    White Walls

    In a rush before my little house warming party i had to finish painting my apartment, and buy a dining table. Thankfully with a few days to spare i was able to accomplish everything.  I finished painting  the living room last weekend, and picked up a dining table which was pretty much what i was looking for. On Saturday i took out Jon, Janelle, Cheryl, Robin, and Teresa out to the Wat Thai for some yummy food, and lots of desserts. At night the rest of the friends showed up for a pretty mellow get together. Just a little drinking with plenty of pizza and ice cream.  It was a…

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    Old Man Styling

    You know when you’ve grown up because you could just care less.  Last night Chen had a psuedo going away party at Level 3 in Hollywood.  There were so many things that i did that just made me realized how different i was from when i was just a wee lad. For starters i don’t need to make a fashionably late appearance, showing up early is actually a normal thing for me now.  I actually prefer when the club isn’t so crowded, and i don’t have to fight for drink at the bar.  Personally i think they make the drinks better earlier on also because bartenders are usually in a…

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    Manly Man weekend

      This coming Saturday i’m throwing a little get together for my “movin in” party.  This was more for the fact that it would force me to finish painting my apartment since the living room sat unfinished for well over a month.  So this past saturday i went ahead and spent the afternoon finishing painting the walls white, and finally putting away all the paint cans lying around the house.  I even went out and bought a new toilet seat because the old one always felt like it was just going to slide off the bowl.  This was no easy task either because one bolt seemed to build up a…

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    Don’t Believe the Hype

    I said that i would try it once, i did it, and it didn’t dissappoint, depending on how you look at it. Joy and I went out to breakfast this Sunday out in Venice Beach at the French Market and split a croquette monsieur and some french onion soup. It was quite nice eating out doors with fellow Angelenos, enjoying the sun, and the breeze. After what was actually lunch we walked down Abbot Kinney to buy some flowers, and strolled down the art district. We happened to pass by a Pinkberry that had no line so i broke down and went inside for a tasting. We ordered a small…

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    Beefcake!

    Mark the date, May 16, 2007, i passed the century mark! For the first time in my life i benched over a 100lbs, 115lbs to be exact. My goal is still to bench my body weight, but at the rate i’m gaining weight, i’m not sure if i’ll be able to catch up to it. I’m in a catch up mode after last week’s lack of working out, so i need to get back on track for my half marathon training.  It really helps that i’ve got a couple of people with the same gym membership so that i have somebody to go with, and don’t have to go by…

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    Damn you Berna

    Berna tagged me. So anyway, here are the rules: 1. List 7 random facts about yourself on your blog; 2. Tag 7 more blogs, making sure to let them know. // I like to break these rules. Fact 1: I have a bump on my ear that i get from my dad. Fact 2: My favorite color is orange, which is completely based upon orange sherbet. Fact 3: I still have a blankie, but its not the original one, and has been replaced many times. Fact 4: In first grade i was put in ESL because the teacher thought i couldn’t speak English, but in reality i was just a…

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    Strike Three

    Saturday was suppose to start off normally with a little exercise, but for some reason we never got out the SMC pool to swim laps. Before we knew it was had to go to one of Joy’s friend’s kid’s first birthday. I didn’t initially plan on attending but i figured she would be bored so I tagged along. I was pretty happy i did because their food spread was quite impressive. There was so much food that we even brought David a trey full of food when we met up to go to the golf range. We never made it to that, because i had plan to meet up with…

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    Stick a fork in me

    I feel like a Thanksgiving turkey at this point. I promise i didn’t plan it like this but this is getting ridiculous! This entire weekend was spent just eating till it was coming out the other end (I think i grossed out Joy’s friend by stating that fact). It was nice though, because i got to connect with a lot of people at each eating venture. It started out Friday night when Joy planned a night of Ethiopian food at Merkato on Fairfax. David and Cheryl met up with us there, and I was ready for my first taste of their sponge bread. I totally got confused when they brought…

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    Food and Fatties

    I started to really think that i was going to be good about keeping my body in shape, but it has a mind of its own already.  When i first started going out with Joy, i weighed probably around 135, and when i went to the gym last week i was up to 143!  I noticed it wasn’t because i was technically eating more per meal, but i just started eating 2 or even 3 meals a day.  Last year i basically only ate one meal a day, so that probably kept the weight down.  This just means i’ve got to do even more running even though my joints are…

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    Cinco de Tequila

    I really thought that i wouldn’t drink on cinco de mayo because of the 5k on sunday morning, but i was wrong. When my sister yelled, who wants a margarita? Its tough to say no when someone says that if you know what i mean. I’m glad I did, because they sure were tasty, and they went great with the carne asada tacos, corn, and nacho cheese chips. It was basically a mini vacation for Joy and I, because we got to layout out in the sun, go swimming and hot tubbing, eat and drink without a care in the world. Who knew it was only 50 miles south.