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    9 miles 6 hours to inspiration

    I’ve been trying to plan a hiking day out with Andy and Jen, and after a few years we finally made it out. Too bad i didn’t know what i had gotten myself into. Andy told me to meet him up in Alta Dena for a hike called Mount Lowe Railway which was 2.5 miles of vertical incline. Decades ago there once lived a sort of vacation spot located up in the hills where you had to take a rail that was pushed by donkeys to get to. There used to be a huge house, even tennis courts, but all that is left is some housing foundation, and some picnic…

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    iPhone 4 comic day

    Remember is the iPhone 4, not the iPhone 4g. Joy is still planning to get one, but i’m not. I had a nice conversation with Steve about it the other day, and he was even complaining about the over cost of an iPhone. $199 + ($30 + $60)  x 24 months ‰ˆ $2,400. Thats the price without even buying any apps, songs or movies either. It sure is a fun device, and i don’t know if i can have a phone without internet anymore, but i’m sure that i could get on with my life, but i guess i don’t need to take that route quite yet since my phone…

  • Movies

    Early Father’s Day

    On saturday I celebrated Father’s day a little early to avoid the crowds at dinner but i failed to realize the crowds at the movies. Joy and I treated my parents to a viewing of Toy Story 3 at the Del Amo mall, along with every other couple with a kid or four. My mom commented that she never had to wait in line before, but you never really see lines if you watch a movie at 4pm on a weekday. We actually got good seats even though we were basically in the back of the line to get into the theater. Everyone thought the movie was great, even if…

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    RE: Lakers win the NBA Championship

    Thursday night the Lakers won the 2010 NBA Championship to win back-to-back rings. I was a little nervous all day today waiting for tonight’s last game, game 7, and against the Boston Celtics. I wasn’t completely confident that the Lakers were going to win it because all series long was a back and forth boxing match with no one really carrying any sort of momentum into the next game, and some questionable officiating by the refs. The game really made my stomach turn from the very tipoff as the Lakers were crashing the boards but couldn’t get the ball in the basket. Their outside shots were full of adrenaline and…

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    Top Chef Season 7 : DC

    The new season of Top Chef aired last night, and thanks to my DVR I didn’t have to wait to watch it when i got home from my run. I’ve never really thought about Washington DC of being a foodie city because i don’t remember any contestants coming from the area, and i’m not familiar of any famous restaurants in the city. There seems to be a lot less punk rock chefs this season, and a lot more serious “i’m not here to have fun” chefs from all all around the US. If i recall from the chef’s bio, there aren’t even any from California, or Las Vegas. After the…

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    an all out saturday

    Saturday was definitely an activity filled day for both Joy and I.In the morning i headed to the second Yelp Basketball UYE: June Lunacy to get my game on with my new shoes. I was able to get in about 4 games of full court basketball and worked up a really good sweat. My hands don’t know how to shoot anymore, but at least i could keep up with the younger kids. While i was out shooting hoops Joy was at Janelle’s baby shower for Naomi. Since its the year of the Tiger, we picked up some Tigger gear at Disneyland a few weeks ago. Janelle didn’t understand the orange…

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    a night at LA Live

    LA Live has been open for a while now, and finally Joy and I made a night out in Downtown LA. We started by having dinner at Lawry’s Carvery for some tasty sandwiches and mac’n cheese. We followed it up by grabbing some drinks at Trader Vic’s and i really wanted to get a tropical drink, but i need to wait till we go to Hawaii. For the finale we went to watch A-Team at the regal theaters and got to watch a really good opening sequence, but had our night cut short when Joy got some indigestion from the drinks. Overall LA Live has a lot of potential of…

  • Chapters,  Golf

    6:36am call time

    With Joy having to do wedding stuff with her girl friends, i got a few guys together for an early round of golf at Birchhills in Brea. Jimmy, Brock, Brian and I got 18 holes on an executive length course in before 11am. I started off the round pretty well with a few pars in a row, but once my body woke up and realized what it was doing it was pretty down hill from there. I sandwiched a bunch of bogeys and doubles between a few pars so i don’t know really how i felt my game played, but the course had some long par 3s that just didn’t…

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    Game 1 to Purple and Gold

    I have to be honest i was pretty nervous heading into game one of the 2010 NBA Championship, because i know that the Celtics have been playing much better of late and they did have to go through quite a few tough opponents from Dwade, LeBron and Dwight Howard. The game started off close, with no team making a big run up until the end of the 3rd quarter. Joy actually said that she doesn’t like the Lakers getting 20 point leads during half time because the Lakers tend to slack off, and of course heading into the 4th quarter holding a 20 point lead, the Lakers looked slow, and…

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    Drunken Hawaii 5-0

    My bad. Noel and Liza celebrated their 10 year of wedded life together by throwing a hawaii themed bbq. They redid their backyard with a custom bbq with a flat screen built in and bamboo wall coverings that really made you feel like you weren’t in Bellflower anymore. I only had a few hours there before Joy and I had a wedding announcement dinner so Brian and I took it upon ourselves to have a little fun. What i didn’t really expect (it was a thought though) was Noel getting completely trashed in the short time i was there. It started with just a few beers, and then i needed…