• Chapters

    2019 Year in Review

    Wow, i guess i never did a 2018 year in review, but here’s 2019 anyways. Best Movie The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Captain Marvel Avengers: Endgame Pokémon Detective Pikachu John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Toy Story 4 Spider-Man: Far From Home Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Zombieland: Double Tap Frozen II Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spies in Disguise The Farewell Honestly last year was a year of just ok movies. I only saw two movies that weren’t part of a larger universe and one was still a spy movie that included Will Smith and Tom Holland, and the other was The Farewell which…

  • Basketball

    2019-2020 NBA Preview

    2019-2020 NBA Preview Eastern Conference Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors Orlando Magic Detroit Pistons Miami Heat Western Conference Houston Rockets Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Clippers San Antonio Spurs Oklahoma Thunder Sacramento Kings MVP: Joel Embiid DOP: Giannis Antetokounmpo ROY: Zion Williamson 6th: Lou Williams Finals: Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Champions: Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 First Coach Fired: Scott Brooks Lakers Record: 49-33

  • Basketball

    LVI Champions

    After 8 years playing forTeam Mixed Plate we are finally Champions. It like we erased years of demons when we faced off with many old foes that beat us previous years, didn’t make the same mistakes at the end of games and we finally pushed through past failures to come out victorious.   Funny enough for our second game Tiffany’s dad was one our refs for the game, and i swear he didn’t give us any extra calls. To celebrate we started off by taking team shots at the Main St. Hotel Bar. Then we some how managed to fit the entire team at Oyster Bar where we feasted like…

  • Chapters

    Backyard Redo

    After 3 years of what was described to me as a backyard of a crack house, we finally got around to fixing up the backyard. With such a large space to work with, we knew it was going to cost a lot, and it was going to take a lot of planning. We spent months try to figure out whether to go with concrete or pavers, grass or astroturf, plants or trees, patio cover or pergola and in the end we kept it simple since we were quoted into the $70,000+, and we just really wanted something usable at this point. . My main goal was to create a larger…

  • Basketball

    2018-2019 NBA Recap

    Eastern Conference Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors Philadelphia 76ers Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks Miami Heat Washington Wizards Detroit Pistons Western Conference Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz Memphis Grizzlies Oklahoma Thunder Denver Nuggets MVP: Kevin Durant DOP: Rudy Gobert ROY: Kevin Knox 6th: Eric Gordon Finals: GSW vs. Boston Champions: GSW 4-2 First Coach Fired: Tom Thibodeau Lakers Record: 49-33

  • Travels

    Nike Town

    Saturday was the most calm day of the trip as we only had one thing on the agenda and that was to do some shopping at the Nike Corporate store. We went to breakfast back in downtown at Tasty n Alder for a delicious breakfast biscuit sandwich and a bloody mary. Jeremy had worked his magic the months leading up to the trip to get us entrance tickets to the Nike Corporate store where you need to know someone who works there. Obviously it isn’t totally exclusive if you can’t tell by the huge line just to get in, but a 40% discount off new releases is something to worth…

  • Travels

    White Salmon River

    Friday morning we woke up early and headed across state lines to Washington to do some white water rafting on the White Salmon River. We actually got a raft to ourselves along with two other rafts filled with a church group and planned a half day trip down the river that would end with a 12′ water fall drop at Husum Falls. Our guide gave us the basics about getting in, tucking in, and holding on as we go over the falls. It was fun but a little anti-climatic since we could really see anything as we went over but at least we got the pictures to see it from above. At…

  • Travels

    Dad’s in Portland

    I had been joking for years with some of Joy’s friends that the dads should go somewhere since the wives always go to Vegas every winter. After much debate between Vegas and other places we actually got around to planning a trip out to Portland. Tony being the youthful one in the group took the 5am flight out while Jeremy and I took the more casual noon flight out to Portland where Tony picked up the rental car and our AirBNB for the trip. Our first stop for a late lunch was at a Thai place called Hat Yai who serves a really good fried chicken along with sticky rice, roti…

  • Chapters

    Bavel

    Bavel is one of the newest hot restaurants in LA that i had to book months in advanced. It just so happen to land on Mother’s Day weekend so that worked out for me. I didn’t have high expectations even with all the rave reviews because i wasn’t sure how different Middle Eastern food could get from any other corner stores, but as a sister restaurant to Bestia they had some things going for them. I got some recommendations from people that i know who have gone already and basically ordered what everyone seemed to like. After the meal i have to agree with everyone. Something about getting each dish…

  • Disneyland,  Travels

    Hollywood Studios

    For the last day our Disney World we saved the least for last. We had a 6pm flight to catch and only had a half day to spend in a park so we spent it at Hollywood Studios which is currently going through renovations and getting their own Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge later in the year. The newly opened Toy Story Land was the only important thing to visit for the day since the rest of the park is filled with rides and attractions that Disneyland offers so we only had a few things to hit up before leaving the park. Originally built to compete with Universal Studios as a…