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Month: November, 2007

Casa de Apple

We’re saying goodbye to Casa de San Franfrisco today and heading back south. We stopped at Casa de Beach Cafe for some Casa de Breakfast. Have to say, pretty damn good. A bit spendy, but very good, and the weather was nice and blue. We took the 280 south to hit Casa de Apple Headquarters […]

ILM & Friends

Today we had lunch plans to meet up with Jill at ILM. Also to say hi to Yoda, R2, 3P0 and Han Solo in Carbonite. Imageworks is fun and all, but there’s no Stormtrooper in the lobby, hallway of matte paintings, or Star Trek ships hanging from the ceiling. We’ve got Stuart Little’s boat sitting […]

San Franfrisco

Today was tourist day. Tried to get in some of the classic sights; Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point, Twin Peaks, etc. After a day of sight seeing we headed over to the Mission for dinner at my favorite burrito place, La Cumbre. Me loves me a deluxe steak burrito. Liza, once again, was not […]

California Hwy 1

Yesterday we left on the road trip up the coast to San Francisco. I’m pretty sick so we didn’t leave until the afternoon. We stopped briefly in San Luis Obispo to get a bite to eat and I couldn’t stop shaking I was so cold. Ugh, feeling awful. We got up to Cambria late and […]

Murakami at The Geffen Contemporary

A few months ago I was talking with Carlos at work and he had a large art book on his desk. All it said was Murakami but apparently I’ve been under a rock for the last twenty five years because I hadn’t heard of him and he’s quite popular. Carlos tells me, “oh, you’ll love […]

Beowulf IMAX …and Irvine

Yet another Beowulf screening today! Today with the parental units down in Orange County at the Spectrum IMAX. Haven’t seen it in IMAX yet but I’m thinking it’ll look too big and hard to see. I was right. But the movie’s still excellent! This week I found a huge nail on the tread of my […]

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Back in L.A. we hastily decided to get over to the Murakami show at Moca but discovered in was at the Geffen Moca and not the Moca Moca. A bit too late in the day to get over there before closing we hung around the Walt Disney Concert Hall and shot each other. With cameras. […]

Last Day in Hawaii and the Flight Home

Yesterday we sadly checked out of the hotel in Maui and had to sadly return the PT Cruiser. Sadly, because that car is a piece of junk and it cost money. Those things should be free. “A Honda Civic? Oh, those are $500 dollars a day. The PT Losers? Oh go ahead and take one, […]

Haleakala Volcano Bike Ride

On vacation you’re supposed to sleep in, not get up at 2:30 in the morning. But that’s what you have to do if you want to see a sunrise on top of a volcano and then bike down it for 30 miles. Good fun though, and no injuries! After going bed only slightly earlier then […]

Molokini Crater

This morning we had to get up early and then drive back towards the airport to catch the boat out to Molokini crater. We were running a little bit behind but the boat was still there when we arrived. After a few drives around the parking lot there was actually a parkingspot right by the […]

Oahu to Maui

Today’s a bit of a travel day as we make our way from Oahu to Maui. Our flight isn’t that early so we can sleep in a bit and head to the airport at our leisure. We have the car too but I kinda forgot where the car rental place was. Somewhere over there, by […]

Steve and Vicki’s Wedding

Wedding Day! The reason we’re here! The wedding is at 2pm so we have time to get ready and not be rushed. We took some photos around the lobby of the hotel and it was good that it was next door as we only had a 3 minute walk. Found out quite quickly that it’s […]

Polynesian Cultural Center Pt. II, Gus Pt. II, and on to Waikiki

This morning we got up and said goodbye to Turtle Bay. Bye Turtle Bay, I hate to break it to you but we saw no turtles. We checked out but stayed around to take a swim in the ocean before hitting the road. After the swim, the first thing to do was to stop by […]

Gus, the Dole Plantation and Steve and Vicki’s BBQ

Today we had a few things on the schedule which included a drive across the island to go to a pre-wedding bar-b-que in Kailua. That was from 1-6pm so we had a bit of time in the morning and afternoon to see a few things. After an hour long photoshoot on the beach in full […]

On a White, Sandy Beach In Hawaii

We’re up here on the north shore and drove down to Haleiwa for breakfast. We stopped along the way at Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea. The surf was really rough and breaking again right on to the beach. Nice though. Click on the pic to heed the warning. After breakfast we walked around Haleiwa for […]

Wiki Wiki to Hawaii!

Tonight we’re on our way to Hawaii!! That doesn’t suck. Friend Steve is getting married to Vicki this week in Honolulu. Sooo… we’re going to go early and hang out on Oahu this week and then after the wedding flying over to Maui. Liza’s never been to Hawaii and I’ve only been to Kauai once, […]

Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D at El Capitan

So far it’s been the season of 3D so I thought it would be good to catch the Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D at El Capitan Theater. It’s a holiday tradition at the theater but Liza has never seen it and Blaine and Erin both love the film so they went also. Earlier in the […]

3 Months Off! The Writers Strike! The England Lass! Solidarity!!

FINALLY!! With the writers strike now ended those greedy bastards can finally get back to the writing of my website! I mean seriously! Bet you never realized I had a stable of scribes actually doing this stuff. Oh, totally. For 7 years I’ve just handed them photos and they just made shit up. So easy!! […]

Beowulf World Premiere

[Beowulf World Premiere Video] I can’t even begin to explain last night. Craaaaaaazy. I spent the last year and a half working on Beowulf so of course I felt it my civic duty to go see the stars walk down the red carpet at the world premiere! Right?! No? I really had no idea what […]