• Annual COC Golf Tournament,  Golf

    8th Annual COC Golf Tournament

    The 8th Annual COC Golf Tournament occurred this past weekend, back once again for another 36 holes of golf at the La Quinta Resort & Club.  We avoided having to rush there Saturday morning by spending the night, which meant an extra night of hanging out and drinking which probably wasn’t the best idea for myself, but it did create some memorable non-golf moments for the weekend. We booked a tee time at the Greg Norman course on Saturday morning and the Jack Nicklaus on Sunday.  We were lucky enough to escape the 110+ degree weather from the previous weeks, but the temperature was still in the low triple digits. The two…

  • Disneyland

    Baby Birthday

    Monday is officially Naomie Wang’s 2nd birthday but her parents decided to go to Disneyland on Friday to celebrate. Most of our friends have annual passes so it had to be inevitable that the Wangs bought them too so it worked out for everyone. The Wangs picked me up in the morning and drove me out there so i could use my free parking and also so that Brock could pick me up for golf later in the day. The day happened as i expected by having to stand in the loooong line for Radiator Springs Racers, then taking our time to gather together everyone to eat lunch, and afterwards the…

  • Restaurants

    In the Killing Zone

    No it wasn’t because of Hunger Games, and no it wasn’t because of Brave, … no it was actually because of some of the zombie books that i’ve read that really got me interested in taking archery lessons. Guns are the obvious choice, but bullets run out, and its not like you can make anymore yourself, and there is a possibility of being able to reuse arrows as long as you’re not facing a crowd of zombies. Years ago when i went to Utah with a friend i shot a couple hand guns and thought how horrible guns were. They were so loud, mechanical, and just not very fun to…

  • Movies

    Forgettable Recall

    The thing that amazes me is that the original Total Recall came out in 1990, and i’ve watched it probably 20 times, and to this day i still don’t understand the movie. Was he, or wasn’t Arnold Schwarzenegger a spy or not, or a double agent? There was the mystery of mars, and the mutants that lived there and i enjoyed the campyness of the whole story line. With the 2012 release of Total Recall starring Colin Farrell i was hoping for more of the same but when i left i was pretty much bored. The concept of the movie was the same with a guy who feels like he should be…

  • Artsy Fartsy

    Pixar in Concert

    This year’s Annual Summer Hollywood Bowl Event was Pixar in Concert. Initially i wasn’t sure if i would even recognize the songs since those don’t necessarily have scores as strong as say Star Wars but figured i would get most of them. I was wrong, all the songs were very memorable once they started playing. The concert was 2 hours long and hit every movie at least once, and while some weren’t as powerful (cars 2, toy story 2, wall-e), others almost brought a tear to my eyes (up, toy story 3), and others were just plain fun to listen to (ratatouille, incredibles). As a first also this year it we decided to…

  • Artsy Fartsy

    Avenue Q

    Every week we drive pass the Redondo Beach Theater on the way to the Beach, and for the past few months i’ve seen advertisements for Avenue Q, but unfortunately the website is in Flash so i could never look it up on the phone to check it out. I can imagine why they they would have trouble selling tickets, but wouldn’t you know that discount tickets started showing up on LivingSocial.com. If you don’t know what the show is, its basically an adult version of Sesame Street. With puppets and live actors interacting with each other in a musical manner. There are very much adult theme songs like If You Were Gay,…

  • Friends,  Restaurants

    The Juniors

    With so many friends having kids in tow, i’ve been spending a lot of time with the under 4 foot crowd. Sunday afternoon Joy and I went on our morning run at the beach to work off the buffet dinner from the night before. Afterwards i wanted to check out Jonathan’s new fence and dropped by their house. Janelle had to go study so Jonathan spent the rest of the afternoon with us going to Thai Lai for some Pho. The day was nice and hot so we invited them over to our place to take a dip in the pool. While Noah is still pretty hesitant about getting his…