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    Yelp Elite x2

    Its been a pretty slow year for me personally on yelp, but Joy’s put in her time and recently also became an elite. Tuesday was the first elite event that we were able to make this year mainly because of location or time but we finally made it to the Bad Hair Bash Elite Event. It was held at Gyenari in Culver City with a buffet line of their Korean food, free drinks, and lots of picture taking all over the place. I guess it was a cross promotion for the restaurant as it was trying to get us to spread the word about its $30 preset menu, but its…

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    Running Again

    Too bad summer is over, and by the time Joy and I go out for our evening run, its more like a midnight run. The 1.7 mile run from Manhattan Beach pier to Hermosa Beach pier is still a pretty nice route because when the sun goes down, the houses light up, and now the residents that live by the beach let everyone into the living rooms. Most of the houses open up their windows and turn on the lights and you get a peek on how they live. Lets just say they all live a pretty nice life with the amount of furniture and wine glasses most of these…

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    Lakers against the World

    The start of the NBA season starts tomorrow night and of course i have to do my annual NBA predictions. Big things happened over the summer which rocked the NBA landscape and with the upcoming possibility of a labor lockout this may be all the NBA you get for a while. Of course with LeBron, and Bosh deciding to join Wade in Miami all the news is about how good Miami is going to be and that they are the team to beat now. I am totally fascinated with seeing how they play, but from early reports with all the injuries that its literally the Cleveland show 2.0 with James…

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    West Hollywood Morning

    Saturday night Joy and I headed to North Hollywood to hang out with her cousin’s and somehow we got into a conversation about the Griddle Cafe, and make plans on going there on Sunday morning at 8am right when it opens. Its been a long time since we’ve woken up early on the weekend, but its not surprising it was to eat. Good thing we did get there when it opened because 15 minutes and the place had a line out the door. Joy’s has been mentioning about going back to the Griddle since we lived in Santa Monica for the French press coffee, but i haven’t been a fan…

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    Growing Neighborhood

    Another addition to he CoC Family is coming out next month. Curtis and Jocelyn are expecting their first child (boy) in November and I wasn’t sure if i was going to be able to make it to the baby shower but just did getting to it by the end of the party. I don’t think they missed me because there were a lot of people there and lots of activities going on. I don’t necessarily feel any pressure to have a kid yet, but i would prefer to have a kid at the same time that one of my friends does, but at this rate most of my friends are…

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    Alagash Part 2

    With the skies in a super gloom mode, Joy and I spent the morning cleaning the house, and rearranging furniture so that they place looked better. We noted somethings that we need to buy and headed out to Santa Monica to run some errands. After we did some shopping at 3rd St. and the best Bed Bath and Beyond we went to Helms Bakery in Culver City to check out furniture at Room and Board. We got a little hungry so we made a stop at Father’s Office for some burgers and beers. I noticed that they had some Allagash beers on the specials and thought why not continue the…

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    Allagash Bash

    The company has been through a pretty rough stretch of headache clients and things are starting to wind down, so it was time to relax a little and have another company team building event. It so happened to be beer week so we booked a private tasting even with the makers of Allagash beers and food pairings at Tin Roof Bistro in MB. I’ve been pretty familiar with Allagash White which you can typically find in your local watering hole, but i had no idea that they had so many other brands of beer until that night. The menu had us sampling a total of 5 different beers ranging from…

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    In a blink

    Last Monday at work we launched the Curb Your Enthusiasm contest, and so relieved a lot of worries in my head with the project that wouldn’t die. The majority of the stress of the past two months finally started dissipating, it was time to get my life back in order. I got it started with a little Monday night basketball in Lomita at the Narbonne High School. It used to be another purely Japanese group, but opened it up to other people years back, although the majority of players are japanese and include what i suspect all girl tournament team, since 4 of them were wearing the same shirt. I…

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    TV Fall Schedule

    The new fall TV schedule left much to be desired, but i had to pick something to watch so I put Hawaii Five-O, Nikita, and Top Chef Just Desserts on the DVR. Hawaii Five-O is got me hooked, and its most likely not because of the story lines or acting, but do to what i call the Sex and the City / Entourage syndrome. Its more about checking about the places they shoot at, and seeing what part of the cities that I’ve been to. Its a pretty fun game to try to name the hotel they’re shooting at or even the which highway that they’re driving on.  As for…

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    Scariest Halloween yet

    On a whim I decided that i wanted to go to Universal Hollywood Halloween Haunt, even though i know Joy doesn’t prefer to going to these type of events. The park is open from 7pm, and when we got to the parking lot we were informed that the park is already sold out, and you if you didn’t already have a ticket you weren’t getting in. Good thing the online price was cheaper so we were good there, but we knew it was going to be a packed house even if it was only October 1. The lines for security was already pretty deep, but thankfully it moved pretty quickly…

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    Old + 1

    Tuesday was my birthday and I thank everyone that sent me a birthday message. It was an overindulgent couple of days and afterward with my sister coming down from SF to celebrate our birthdays together. It also was a good excuse to get together will all of our families for multiple eating opportunities. We started the celebrations a few days early as my sister flew down while jesse was in NY for work. At the moment that Joy and I picked her up from the airport we were off to eat. We started off by getting to Paulette in Beverly Hills for some French Macarons, because i wanted to know…