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    Year in Review 2007

    Best Movie: Transformers Slightly cheesy, and a little racists but man was it cool Black Out landed on the army base and then started to transform. The sounds(Peter Cullen), the visuals (Megan Fox), and of course the robots. Runner ups: Ratatouille, Knocked Up Best TV show : Top Chef Amazingly this is still my top show, considering that i didn’t start watching any new show religiously this year so i’ll just repeat myself from last year. This is one of those shows that i have no idea why i like it so much. I literally can watch reruns of the show over and over and over again. I guess its…

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    On Exhibit

    Janelle and Jonathan invited Joy and I to the MOCA for the Murakami exhibit. Murakami as i learned it is an artist from Japan who’s was licensed by Louis Vuitton, and has pieces of art all around the world. Pretty interesting stuff, but i don’t think i would have it up in my home. The artwork is all pretty cartoon’y, but really quite anime and manga with a few pieces being very adult oriented. As i learned that day Murakami has been doing this time of work for some 30 years, and even has a Ph.d in fine arts from Japan. Some of the stuff is pretty psychedelic, and a…

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    Early Returns

    My parents are the slickest, and un-slickest ever.  So for the past couple weeks my mom kept calling me to ask me what i wanted for christmas, but i didn’t really ask for anything, and just last week my dad called me while shopping asking me if i had gotten a replacement for the Minolta G400 that broke a few years ago.  I didn’t put it all together until they gave me my present which ended up being a Canon SD750.  I was almost too embarrassed to take it, but of course i did because its nice to have a camera that actually fits in my pants pocket again. Also…

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    Rock Stars in the making

    Last week at my Holiday Party Shane kept raving on and on about Rock Band, and so i had to make a trip down to my old home of Costa Mesa to try it out.  My sister didn’t want to watch Jesse play WoW so she tagged along with Joy and I to rock out.  The mic is pretty intimidating at first but once you yell out that first wail it all just comes flying out pretty easily.  By the third song my voice was already failing me, but it was pretty fun.  Everyone had their chance on each instruments, but it can get pretty distracting if anyone is out…

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    So Fresh, So Clean

    So after two years after IR i finally went in to see my cousin for a good old fashion teeth cleaning. My parents have been bugging me since i don’t currently have a dental plan (don’t worry pish, im looking into it), but the only problem is that he’s way out in Tustin, and its a pretty tough place to get to during the week from Santa Monica. Thankfully he opened up his office on a Sunday for the whole family to come in for a cleaning, including my sister, jesse, and jason. I do have to recommend him and his staff to anyone that does need to see a…

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    Online Wars

    This morning i happened to log onto the online play of guitar hero, and got my ass royally handed to me.  Mr. or Mrs. Samus Fox actually scored 100% versus me on one of the three songs i played against them.   I really need a bigger TV if i’m going to be playing anymore people online, and i don’t know if it was something mental but it felt like there was a lag when playing compared to playing the solo campaign.  I guess i know what i’ll be playing for the rest of the holiday.

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    Rock and rolls

    The holidays are rolling in and out like a storm, so Shane and I had a little get together for some food and friends. Well thats what it was suppose to do, until the Guitar Hero came out and everyone wanted a turn. Joy and I cooked up a standing rib roast, along with some potatoes, corn, and lots of fried egg rolls. Cooking started at 10:30am, and went on through until the late afternoon when people finally started showing up. We actually sat down all together like grown ups and feasted on the food, and finished off with LOTS of desserts. We had what i call a double pumpkin…

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    Will work for food

    Saturday i put in a little overtime by helping out Robin doing some photography for Howie’s Game Shack’s grand opening in the Westminster mall. I rented a 50mm lens, as well as a flash for the event which i get to kill two birds with one stone since Shane and I are having a little holiday potluck at my house, so i get to use the equipment then too, but i digress. I showed up around noon, and got a list of things to shoot, but mainly i got to focus on my specialty of lifestyle shooting. Thankfully the geeks were quite happy to get there picture taken so that…

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    One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Teqlualira

    Work might not have been able to pull itself together to put on a Holiday Party, but at least the nice people at the X Games invited us out to their little shindig at Air Conditioned (Lincoln). We tried to go right after work at 7 but the party didn’t start till 9:30, so we went to main street for some burgers and beer. We drank about 4 beers then Jonathan dropped us off so we could hang out with Crystal and Danny. We went to the bar ordered up some shots of patron, and when we handed them money, the nice bar tendered told us it was an open…

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    Happily Holidays from WORK

    If this doesn’t win us an award, nothing will. I would like to present you the annual Eat.Sleep.Work., Inc. Holiday Card. We had many ideas from posing with our bikes, photoshop’ping ourselves ala dick in a box, but finally just came up with our jr. high year book pictures. I hope that everyone is enjoying their December so far, and everyone stays warm where ever you are.

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    A Points Game

     So once upon a time seven years ago Roland worked at TGIF where they have a points program that gave you 10 points per dollar spent.  I gave my card to one of Roland’s coworkers who swiped my card once every night for about a month where i racked up some 35,000 points.  So i redeemed some throughout that year, but basically forgot since then.  Tonight i logged on to my account and realized that i had almost 10,000 points left. So with the remainder of the points i signed up to receive five magazines from Fast Company, Esquire to Elle for Joy.  Free stuff is great.

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    Short, Fat, and Red all over

    When December rolls around its a very festive time around town, and its hard not to get into the spirit of Decemberily. Every year as a kid my parents would buy a Christmas tree, and my sister and I would decorate it, and every December 25th we would wake up super early and find presents underneath it. Joyous times indeed. The thing is I don’t know what possessed my parents to get a Christmas tree considering that they’re completely Buddhist, and I don’t even know how they even knew what to do. Its been years since i’ve had a tree ever since my sister moved out of my parents house,…