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    Flights of concerts

    Friday night started the double header of concerts for me. Joy and I headed out to downtown Los Angeles to catch the Flight of the Conchords show at the Orpheum which is right next door to Broadway Bar. We met up with Chrissie and her friend for a pre-show drink to get the night started. Overall the show was alright, but i’ll stick to listening to them, or just watching clips of their shows/videos on youtube. It was a little hard to hear/understand them, and i had to take a little nap sometime in the middle of the show. Tonight is the Cure, and hopefully they’ll be a little more…

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    Summer reading list

    I told myself that i needed/wanted to read more so i gathered an assortment of books that i was going to read each month. It started earlier this month when i borrowed a book from Jonathan Kapilavastu (Buddha, Vol. 1) of course about Buddha, but in comic book form. I figure its good to get in a little religion, even if its in comic book form. Next up is a book that i read a snippet of online called Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs that tries to explain things using examples from pop culture. Later this summer its Then We Came to the End: A Novel, and finally Now I…

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    Mini sous chefs

    Memorial Day means fire up the grill and break out the meat. Joy and I traveled to her cousin’s house to cook up some burgers and corn, and i had a little help when i got there. There’s nothing better than putting to work some rug rats circling the grill just looking to cause some mischief. I had them butter and salt the corn while i watched over the burgers (bbq, bacon, cheese sliders, with grilled onions). The burgers turned out really good, and everyone had at least two, even the littlest went back for seconds. Its been a while since i went to visit, and its nice to be…

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    Apologies to Noah

    Sorry Noah, your dad has to work late. WORK has been on a pretty hectic schedule for the past two weeks, and things are now just started to hit the home stretch. I wouldn’t say that we’re too busy, but i’ve been putting in some good hours past 7:00pm a few nights, and still getting into the office before 8:00am. Its still better than it was before when we had to work all through the night into the morning, and having the other people in the office really helps out. I’m thinking a nice vacation in July will be well worth it, and sitting and doing nothing is sounding really…

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    Semi-Amateur Engagement

    Andy and Jenn’s wedding is fast approaching, and they’ve been gracious enough to ask for my help with the photography. Personally my experience for such events is quite low, i deferred to my sister for help at the wedding, but i was more than happy to go at it solo (well plus shane and joy) for their engagement photos. I had the fun task of getting Andy to take it serious enough to smile and not looked annoyed, and the pure lack of knowledge of the difficulties of staging shots. Overall i think i did an ok job for my first time, but i seriously have a laundry list of…

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    Happy Grad Day

    Joy took her final steps to getting her Masters in Therapy. The ceremony what thankfully in doors because it was scorching outside, not to say it wasn’t a little hot inside either. Surprisingly Tommy Lasorda was the guest speaker, and honorary graduate so all the grads got a new dodger hat. Everything went smoothly and the MC even got Joy’s last name right when he read it aloud. Probably the most interesting part of the whole thing was that my parents met Joy’s parents there, and the dads spent the rest of the afternoon talking about who knows what, because i only paid attention to about 10% of their conversations…

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    Officially stimulated

    I have officially been massaged by Mr. President Bush by receiving my economic stimulus check into my bank account this weekend. The thoughts of $600 newly floating in my account puts many ideas into my little brain. One side of my brain says, put it away, because you said you were going to start saving, but the other side is telling me, doesn’t your ass hurt? and wouldn’t it be nice to get a new couch, or aren’t your eyes hurting from watching that tiny tv of yours? I wonder what $600 worth of bacon would look like?

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    West Hollywood Jams!

    It might be all just a coincidence, but with The Cure concert just around the corner, the radio stations have been all about my music. I started Gay Friday, by playing all the WeHo jams like Pet Shop Boys and Erasure, but now the most non WeHo radio stations have been following suit. A few weeks ago while i had one of my few afternoon drive through traffic, i listened to Money and Petros on AM570 and lo and behold they had a “gay music” themed show. Probably one of most unlikely stations to go in that direction was pretty amusing even if it never happens again. To top it…

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    Lakers 2008 Playoff Push

    After watching Iron Man, Joy, Roland, and I headed to Islands in West LA to catch the Lakers game vs. the Utah Jazz. It feels really good to see Kobe trusting his teammates, and having his teammates reward him with balls going through the hoop. For so many years now it felt like Kobe would try and try to get his teammates involved in the game but never came through on a consistent basis. Now when the ball gets kicked to the corner to Sasha, Vlade, or Fisher it feels good, and i don’t wince when they heave up a 3 ball. The players seem to move a lot easier…

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    100 Million Dollar Man

    What was planned to be a movie with Jonathan and Noah turned out to be a movie void of Jonathan and Noah. Wow did they miss out on an awesome movie. I have been one to shy away from comic movies because most of them just plain sucked. Those movie either suffered from bad plots, bad acting, way too much CGI and usually all three. Iron Man suffered from none of those. At the end of the movie i had to keep telling myself that Robert Downey Jr. wasn’t really Tony Stark, and was still just Robert Downey Jr. Who else could pull of being an arrogant playboy who didn’t…