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Oh wow, hello there.

For the last 20 years or so I’ve used Mediatemple as my website host. Ya know, they were based in Culver City so home town team vibes and all. They were great. If I ever had a problem I could chat to them on the website and they fixed any problem within minutes. Well along […]

Hang Out With Me

Late night overtime has necessitated headphones and a playlist. These all conjure a time and place for me and I sometimes stop to listen to a large portion of the song. Come on join me for late night work. Throw some candles on and open your window. The one song that stops me in my […]

Three Forty One

Did you know a part of me has been in L.A. this whole time? I loathe having to need a storage unit, but they’ve become a necessity because, well space. I hate that I’ve spent thousands for something just sitting there and no access to it since it’s so far away. That storage unit is […]

Japanese Village

It was really nice and clear today but stormy looking! We headed downtown to go to the library. I know, right?! I have a library card. Apparantly, with the economy, library card applications are on the rise. Then we ended up in Japanese Village for dinner at Oomasa. After dinner we walked over to Yogurtland, […]

Wastin’ Gas

We just drove around today. Until the sunset and then got yogurt. Red Mango. Which as of this late writing has gone out of business.

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. […]

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!! […]

The Way I See It

So, I’ve been thinking about something. I see two things differently than most others, and the other I had believed I was in the majority until I did a one person study at lunch and found out he differs with me on that. So I don’t know what to think. I noticed this when my […]

Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Click Picture for Gallery [Adnan] and I went over to the Arboretum for a few hours. He to play with his new HD video camera, me to, well… to see the Fantasy Island House! Da plane da plane… [FANTASY ISLAND INTRO] I think I’d like the arboretum a lot more on a cooler day. The […]

The British Invasion

Click Picture for Gallery Wednesday Aug. 1st: Invasion begins. Fortunately we’ve spent the past month planning and preparing for the onslaught. They’re a wiley lot these visitors. First attempt at contact is made at DMZ LAX. A peace offering is made with brightly colored plant life. Seems to have worked. The visitor is soft and […]

Gregor Samsa the Traveling Salesman

June 25th, June 27th and July 8th. I was out on the patio cleaning and noticed a little caterpillar had climbed up the wall by the back door and attached himself. Hmmm… I think I got me a butterfly shortly. I kept an eye on him and sure enough with the hot weather a mere […]

Imageworks at Hollywood Park

Four of eight races I picked horse #4 to win. Four of eight races I came in 2nd. Boooooooo on 4. But… hotdogs and drinks are only a dollar on Friday nights so who really cares. Nothing quite like cheap eats and watching ponies run. The sport of kings? I think not. Tonight though, woo […]

Coombe Abbey and last day in Liverpool

Click Picture for Gallery Oh no! What? You mean it’s over?? Well, had a little breakfast this morning and then got checked out of Coombe Abbey. Met up with Nick and Soraya in the lobby and got the cars packed. It’s raining outside but softly. We went for a walk in the large park area […]

Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire & Stratford-upon-Avon

Click Picture for Gallery So today was the big secret day. I wasn’t supposed to know what was going on but as soon as you arrive at Coombe Abbey they make it pretty apparent that there’s an *award winning medeaval banquet* that goes on here. I tried averting my eyes but it was pretty obvious […]

Warwick Castle and Coombe Abbey

Click Picture for Gallery Today was quite fun. Got up and headed out to the middle of the country to the town of Warwickshire. First to visit Warwick Castle. Ooooooo castle. Lots of interesting things including a long bow demonstration. Good show, then we walked through the castle and up to the top of one […]

Windermere and Blackpool

Click Picture for Gallery Had to get checked out of the hotel this morning so had some breakfast and then packed up. Back to Liverpool tonight. But not without some adventures first. We drove down to the bottom end of Windermere and went to the same place we picked up the ship the day before […]

Windermere – The Lake District

Click Picture for Gallery Today we hung about Windermere the whole day and just enjoyed the lake. We had to catch the ferry across the lake to catch the larger ship that goes up the length of the lake. We were headed to the halfway point of Bowness for lunch and then catch the ship […]