• Friends

    Child Overload

    Kids are coming from everywhere! This weekend was a non-stop kid fest from Saturday morning until Sunday evening. Saturday we headed to La Mirada to attend Sariah’s 6th birthday. Its been a while since i’ve hung out the old neighborhood guys, and there we got to meet Jeff and Tina’s new kid Matthew and Madeline, along with Brian and Erika’s 3 kids, and of course Steve and Rachel’s Sariah and Koen. Sunday afternoon Jonathan said that he was exploring new parks so i told him to go to Heritage Park, but too bad the island was closed. Naomie had a good time on the playground and swings, but Noah wasn’t…

  • Chapters

    On the run

    Without motivation i’m just a lump on the couch. I decided early in the year that i was going to run a 5k and a 10k and some how ended up skipping the 5k and going straight to the Redondo Beach Superbowl 10k. With only a month to train i was pretty hesitant after i sent in my money but its been a decent amount of time to train. Last night we did probably our longest mid-week run and went 4 straight miles in about 40 minutes. Thats probably the longest run i’ll do before next week’s race but i feel pretty confident as long as it doesn’t rain. Incidentally…

  • Chapters

    Yelp Elite Gold

    Its been 5 years since i joined yelp.com and 550+ reviews later and i’m a Yelp Elite Gold Member now. I’ve slowed down quite a bit since i started, partly because i’m eating at fewer new places and that i like to think about what i’m writing about a little more. My overall opinion of the social review site is that at its core its still a super useful tool and i still use it on a regular basis to find places to eat and go. I do judge their star rating with slightly less immediate reaction and go more on the actual text written within the reviews. The more…

  • Disneyland,  Friends

    Disney Double Feature

    Joy and I are now in the minority of those who have and do not have kids. Lucky for our friends with kids is that we’re Disneyland experts and we’ve got free hands to help out. Saturday afternoon Joy’s friends Emily and Thao decided to get annual passes now that their little ones are old enough to be out and about for a few hours a day now. Zoe and Quinn got their first taste of Disneyland and the last showing of the Holiday it’s a small world ride before it gets converted back to the original ride. I had dinner plans so after the ride i met up with…

  • Fantasy Sports

    The end of Fantasy Football 2012

    The Fantasy Football season has come to an end and in the two leagues that count, i came in third in my high school league (The All VETO n NO TRADE League)  and missed the playoffs in my food bloggers league. As far as the The All VETO n NO TRADE League went, it was an interesting season and i’m pretty happy that i made a mid-season trade to get Calvin Johnson and Darren Sproles for Alfred Morris, WIllis McGahee, and DeSean Jackson, but i really needed an elite wide receiver to go along my depth of running backs (Forte, Charles), but the MVP of my team was Drew Brees…