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    Welcome to the Phlegm Stage

    Ever since last Sunday when i got an allergy attack because of Tiffany’s cat i’ve been getting progressively sicker.  I’ve been trying my best to curb it before it got really bad before monday’s race.  I’ve been drinking gallons of water, and even made some of my mom’s cucumber and pork soup, and this morning i coughed up this lovely wad of mucus that thankfully shot down the sink before i could get a really good look at it.  I can’t really tell what i have, because overall i feel fine, but my innards are a mess because i have a somewhat difficult time breathing normally, and my body aches…

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    (Almost) End of Summer BBQ

    3LafMsSxpwQ Sadly the “summer” is almost to a close, and i don’t think i went to one bbq the whole time! So i took it upon myself to invite myself over to Ben and Tiffany’s place in Mar Vista for a quick little bbq. Joy and I bought some meat, prepared it Korean short rib style and cut up some juicy watermelon to bring over. We fired up the grill, and drank sangria and enjoyed the funky weather for a sunday afternoon. After it got dark we fired up the wii, and introduced everyone else to the fun of playing sports indoors!

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    Beard Papa’s got nothing on me

    After countless (3) times i’ve tried to make cream puffs by myself, Joy along with her handy dandy hand mixer got my puffs to rise. I stood next to my mom while she made them and even then i couldn’t replicate it by myself, either the batter ended up to think and made biscuits, or too watery where i tried to make funnel cake with them.  Until this weekend! They were light, crispy and soft in the middle.  After the last egg was mixed into the batter, i had a very good feeling about it when we started to spoon it onto the cooking sheet.  After about twenty minutes of…

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    A Step Up

    Nine miles in under two hours. Not bad for just a week before the Disney Half Marathon event. Just another four miles in an hour and a half and we get to say that we finished a half marathon. Although our time probably could have been a little shorter because after the first mile we stopped by the farmers market, then ran to the beach and walked along the venice boardwalk, and at the end the blister on the bottom of my foot developed so we kind of walked the last two miles back home. Not bad considering that the most we’ve run before saturday was back in June with…

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    Running out of Time

    This week i had planned to run at least 4 miles. I really did, it was in my calendar and everything. I failed twice due to work. To make matters worse Joy had planned to run it with me, and waited for me both days. Both times i had to cancel because projects were being pushed to be finished so running got canceled and i felt really bad for Joy, and my legs. The second night i decided to take Joy out to Lawry’s to have some yummy prime rib to make up for the let down. It happened to be also a month special that for $99 two people…

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    First Wii Injury

    After dinner last night, Joy and I decided to play a round of wii sport instead of going the gym.  Unfortunately while we were in the tennis round of working out i decided to cross an imaginary line and smacked joy square on her upper arm.  I think she got a bruise and thank fully we can laugh about it, but i’m going to need to spread ourselves out a little bit.

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    Play with Mii!

    After months of searching, i finally have my wii! My sister was at Costco up in San Francisco when they brought out a whole pallet of them so she was kind enough to grab me one. She drove down yesterday and kind of blew my whole wii party, but all the same. We setup my mii character and were off and running playing Mario Party 8. Its still early but, damn its a fun system to play with. The controls are a little funny, but i think you get used to it. There’s no getting lazy with how you hold the controllers, and you do work up a great sweat.…

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    Week O’ Comedy

    In some weird set of circumstances i went to two comedy shows this week.  Tuesday i went to see Ty Barnett perform at the Hermosa Beach Comedy and Magic Club to shoot some pictures for him.  It was actually a pretty funny show, because there was a mini competition for a spot for some contest being held in Vegas later this month.  Ty wasn’t participating but the other comdians were quite funny.  I still don’t quite like the two drink minimum rule, because janelle was pregnant and had to order sparkling water, and Barbara (Ty’s GF) ordered food, and still had to buy two drinks.  I feel like if i’m…

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    Living Against the Inevitable

    So its been about a year since i joined my little basketball league out at University High. Its been a very welcomed routine in my non-routine sort of life. Its good to know every Monday night @ 8:00pm i can get at least ten good games of basketball in. The people that play are as diverse in lifestyle, and career as in their playing style. Strangely enough there are like 4 graphic designers out of the twelve of us. The rest includes a couple guys that work at the UCLA medical center, a lawyer, programmer, textile company owner, musician, and a few others i don’t know. Conversations never get very…

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    Paint by Numbers

    2:00pm: Leave for San Diego from Cerritos Roland and I got very worried when his parents called and said they were just at del mar, and they left three hours earlier!  We got a little worried so we took the toll road and avoided some traffic 5:00pm: Arrive at the Westin I got a little worried when we go in to register I see Curtis’ parents in the lobby taking pictures, and everyone else already dressed.  Not to fear as we had a half hour to get ready. 5:30pm: The Wedding Just like old times with the neighborhood again.  I guess i’ve been out of the loop because i just…

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    Curt-ass gets married

    This is the story of how two kids of the same age, and same neighborhood can go in two separately different ways. I somehow met Curtis sometime after my parents moved us from Norwalk to Cerritos. I can’t recall the first meeting, but i’m sure it had to do with our parents first. We even played little league together for AYSO for my only year of organized baseball. Anyhow we would hang out, play outside, basketball, GI Joes, bike riding, you know the normal boy things. I have a vivid memory of us playing GI Joes and I dropped his Tomahawk and boy did he get pissed, granted I probably…

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    There’s something screwy going on

    Well if you ever see my site go back to the default theme, its because my site is a lil broken, but i don’t know where.  In the upcoming weeks, i’ll have sit down and try to figure it out, or just redesign it from the ground up … again.   I found some nifty tools, so maybe i can do something really nifty.  Until then i’ll just have to keep making sure to keep bandaging my site together.