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    Training for vegas

    Friday night we went out to Pasadena to celebrate’s Joy’s friend’s birthday with a little food, and a whole lot of alcohol. We picked a place called Brenart to eat where you could buy wine from a specifc store and there wouldn’t be an uncorking fee. The place didn’t really have any “cheap” wine, and carried a few napa brands that we’ve visited. We picked out a red and a white and headed to the restaruant. The place was awefully quiet for a friday night, but i figured it was because of the holiday weekend. The rest of our party slowly arrived, and eventually we ordered. The food did take…

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    Who’s Game?

    Last weekend Joy and I went to Target to buy her friends some baby gifts since they are due in a few weeks. While shopping i stopped by the electronics section, and to my surprised I actually saw a wii for sale there, and sitting right next to it was Mario Kart too. I was really tempted at buying the wii too, but thought i would let some other kid in need to have a chance to buy it. Mario Kart is one of the harder games to find, and the only one left that i probably need is wii fit. The game itself is pretty fun, and a lot…

  • Annual COC Golf Tournament,  Golf

    Afternoon Tee

    It wasn’t an officially sanctioned COC tournament, but it still needed to be done. After a year layoff the gang (smaller in size) got together for another golf tournament. If i’m still living out on the westside, it’ll probably be the last out to Palm Springs. I had to wake up at 4:30am so that i could get to Roland in Hollywood by 5:00am, so that we could get to Brock in Corona by 6:30am, so that we could get to our 8:40am tee time. The course was very well maintained, but noticed that they recently aerated the greens, so they weren’t rolling as true. The course had many landing…

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    Happy Birthday Dad

    Sunday night we headed to Cerritos to have a Birthday dinner for the pops. I actually got him a present after a few years of not getting him anything. I found a really nice honolua shirt on the way back from Malibu. We went and got some Thai food, and just hung out for the rest of the evening. He’s been having a pretty good time on retirement. Just hanging out with friends, going on road trips to Seattle. You know, stuff you would do if you had the free time. Not much going on during the weekends lately. Its actually been pretty relaxing being able to wake up late…

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    i am 8 bit

    Last night was the opening of the 8 bit art show in hollywood. So Joy, Roland, and I headed out of feet to the heart of hollywood, but i already knew we were never getting in. LA is all about nostalgia from the 80s, and the crowd around the store proved me right. The line circled down about a block just to get inside. Thankfully the glass windows showed a glimpse of whats inside with the huge piranha plant at the window sill. The art show runs until september, and if you’re not lucky enough to see it in person, flickr has got a ton of pictures of the event…

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    un-unfinished business

    Friday night Joy and I used the tickets that we got from the shortened viewing of the Dark Knight, and went to watch The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. After the show we sneaked into a showing of Batman that was inline with our movie and caught the last 20 minutes of what we missed. Yes it was a little anticlimactic, especially with what happened the previous 120 minutes of the movie, but i thought it was a pretty good movie. I can’t say the same about the Mummy. Overall it was a terrible movie, with a bad story line, bad cast (beyond fraser and john hannah), and uninteresting…

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    In another life

    In another life i once wanted to have the job of Adam Moran. Travel the world, hang out with some friends, ride some unbeilable mountains, and of course take pictures as a career. I guess i’m still trying to live that dream with my yearly trips out of state in the winter, but the experiences aren’t probably as intense. Every trip i learn a little about how to shoot, what to shoot, and of course just trying to enjoy the moment than worry about getting the shot. Think i still have a future in it? 2002 Brekenridge From Breckinridge 2005 Whistler From Whistler, Can… 2006 Whister From Whister, Cana… 2007…

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    Afternoon away from work

    Our youngest one at WORK finally turned 21 for the first time this week. As with all big occasions we took the afternoon off for some pizza and beer at Mozza. We ordered a few apps, three pizzas, and some 23 beers. Some were buzzed, some were drunk, and i was just sleepy. Afterwards we headed to the Staples center where we thought we were going to get special treatment also, but we ordered the wrong passes and we were stuck back up in the nose bleed section. It was ok, at least i got to see the press room, which was interesting.

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    Fail

    36Xt-XeWnHM Last night Roland invited me out to Little Temple to check out someone he calls the Hip Hop Violinist. We charged head first getting there and getting down a couple vodka tonics. There were DJs mixing songs that i knew so i happy enough to just hang out and have a drink. I was really interested in seeing what this guy could do. We waited and waited, and waited, but couldn’t make it past midnight, and decided to go home. Now after seeing clips of the guy i’m very disappointed of my old age and lack of staying up late. On a better note Joy and I went to…