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    Up a wall with nowhere to go

    I’ve been meaning to give rock climbing a shot, but with no real idea of where to go, or what to do i’ve held off from trying it. Last week on buywithme.com they offered a deal for Hanger 18 in Hawthorne for 1 month for 2 people. I got Jonathan to sign up and we left work early Friday to redeem our passes. We happened to run into our friend Matt there where he tried to give us some tips, but realized we were complete newbs, and got one of the staff to give us an un/crash course on the procedures. After about 15 minutes of training we were scaling…

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    Fooding News

    I’ve done a pretty good job up to this point of basically removing myself from the Internet as possible. There are just a few loose ends with my blog showing up on google, and its pretty much private from the public unless you’re coming straight to my site. Now if you search my name, my iStockphoto account shows up, a few photo credits come up on a few sites and my marathon running times are about the most you can find up on me personally. As an experiment though i still want to see if I can actually reap any benefits for all my food writings and so i’m going…

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    Boarding like its 1999

    Its been years since i went on a two man mission to the mountains, so in commemoration of the even i brought out my snowboarding jacket circa 1999. I picked up Ben from his house in Venice, filled up on a meal from costco at hit the road at 7:30pm. We made quick work of the drive and arrived to the Vagabond Inn in Bishop just around midnight. In morning we woke up enjoyed the free breakfast from the motel, and hit the road by 6:30am. We arrived to the Mammoth Resort geared up and were one of the first in line for gondola. We spent the next seven hours on the…

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    Wednesday Night TV Recap

    Wednesday night is usually reserved for my weekly video chat with my sister of Top Chef All Stars. Last night our schedule got thrown off because both her and Joy and I had plans out of the house and had to reconvene later than usual. When we got back home we got to watching the Lakers as it looked like they were going to be beaten by the Warriors and i happened to see on espn.com that the Clippers were actually beating the Heat. So I quickly flipped over just in time to see Blake Griffin of the Clippers and Mario Chalmers get into a tussle, and the very next…

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    Back on the Board

    While the wife is away, the husband will play. Joy is heading to SF this weekend for a bachelorette party up in San Francisco, so i’m taking the opportunity to do a day trip up to Mammoth for some snowboarding with Ben. Its been a few years since i’ve ridden only with friends so it’ll be interesting to see if i can keep up since the last real hard day of boarding was almost three years ago in Jacksonhole. This is also provoking a group trip up for Joy’s birthday but it looks like it’ll be a very small group with everyone so busy with their own lives. Looking up condos for…

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    Friday Food Find

    Part of my new diet is cooking and eating at home 5 days a week and Friday was our night out to eat. We’ve been wanting to go to Al Noor, but wanted to get out a little farther so we found out that Westchester has their own First Friday food truck gathering. There were about 10 trucks out there, but we went only for the India Jones Chow Truck for their roti rolls. They’re still not as good as the New York versions, but its a good west coast version. Still was the night young so we went up to LA for some dessert at MILK. I don’t know…

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    Meal Plan

    DineLA is coming back at the end of the month, but thats just the end of it. Tuesday was one of those days that just had my inbox just flowing with offers for food and drinks. The first thing to come in was an offer from yelp for Luna Park in Los Angeles of $50 worth of food for $25. I messaged Joy and my culinary parters Ben and Tiffany and made dinner plans for Saturday night. During the same conversation we realized that dineLA was going on at the end of the month, and if you don’t know about dineLA its a chance to eat at some fancy and…

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    Back to the Grind

    This year i’ve actually set some Resolutions to work on for the year. The first was one that i almost broke on the second day of the year which was a Picture a day for the year. Last year i got through half the year with being able to snap a shot, but sometime in the summer i just failed and it was all down hill from there. Once i missed that day the whole world crumbled as far as the project went and i just gave up by October. Its by far not the hardest thing to do yet is possibly the hardest since it take dedication just to…

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    Ringing in the New Year in style

    For the first year in many years I had plans for New Year’s eve a month before, and of course just like the previous years it was spent with Ben and Tiffany, but this time it was an actual party. The themed the party TMZ: Swank or Skanky in honor of Tiffany’s dress she picked up during Black Friday. I did my part by finding a tux shirt and bow tie at the thift store and throwing on my old suit. I even went out and bought some cufflinks, but failed to realize that i also need shirt buttons so i had to make due with a bunch of yelp…