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May. 25th, 2011 @ 12:40 pm
So, just curious, is anybody still around?

I was just reading through some of my old posts. This blog was pretty fun and a nice semi-creative outlet.

Oct. 31st, 2008 @ 09:46 am
Here's an interesting look into the actual sponsors of Prop 8, which would amend the California Constitution to prohibit gay marriage. In sum, about 90% of the donors are from out-of-state, particularly Texas and Utah.

As a Californian, I'm growing weary of our place in America.

California pays America's bills. We make make much of the money that the Red States spend by paying the taxes that they complain about. And we do this while having our patriotism questioned.

What do we get for our ingenuity and hard work? We sure as hell don't get any attention from the presidential candidates because of the fucked up electoral college system. We got defrauded by Enron during the energy crisis earlier this decade, essentially transferring a lot of dot.com money from the Bay Area to Houston. And, worst of all, we get told how to live. We don't stage gay pride parades through the Main Streets of Provo, Colorado Springs, or Lubbock. We may seek separation of church and state in our schools and government, but we sure as hell don't try to control your religious practice in private. Nevertheless, our democratic process has essentially been co-opted by the fundamentalist citizens of other states.

This does not please me.

[Edit: Jeff Kent has donated $15K in support of Prop 8. People, can it get any clearer which side is good and fair and intelligent, and which side is backwards and bigoted and dumb? Would it help if Lord Voldemort did stump speeches for Prop 8?]

Work Is Laborious and Stressful; I Want to Be Young Again Oct. 8th, 2008 @ 02:26 pm

Tina Fey for President Sep. 14th, 2008 @ 08:41 am

Two weeks from now Aug. 23rd, 2008 @ 12:57 pm
I'll be done with my asylum hearing.

The family and I will be here:

And we'll be playing with our (my) new toy:

All White People Look Alike Aug. 21st, 2008 @ 10:21 am

This reminds me of when I lived in Japan and one of my Japanese coworkers insisted that I looked exactly like Tom Cruise. The coowokered didn't make this remark once or twice, but nearly every time we spoke. I wasn't offended or anything. I just thought it was funny.

Jul. 4th, 2008 @ 01:34 pm
(Yesterday. Happy birthday America today.)

Photos of Addy's birthday party and our recent trip to Japan, for the non-Facebook crowd.Collapse )

Photo of the Day Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 10:49 am

**Cue Europe's "The Final Countdown"***

(from Deadspin)

Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 01:02 am
Baron Davis to the Clippers makes me very sad.

The good: At least Baron didn't go to the Knicks.

The bad: Golden State needs a floor general and will kind of suck in the interim. (Monte isn't there yet.) I'll continue to root for Baron, but I can't bring myself to root for the Clips.

The ugly: Golden State, my favorite team, was too cheap to give Baron a decent offer. Baron, my favorite player, was too greedy to negotiate for a less extravagant contract than the one given to him by the Clippers.

Jun. 16th, 2008 @ 06:30 pm

I can't decide whether I should get a torch and pitchfork, a divorce, an embarrassing constitutional amendment, or a gay relationship???

Jun. 15th, 2008 @ 01:58 pm
While I've been missing Alaska recently, I also realize that California ain't so bad. San Francisco is stupid expensive, and people here work too hard. That said, it has a lot to offer.

Last Week & This Week:

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May. 22nd, 2008 @ 07:56 am

Photos GaloreCollapse )

Epilogue: When you go to the beach, the sand gets everywhere. When you go to the snow in May, the sun gets everywhere. I'm actually sunburned inside my ears and nostrils. Gross and painful, yet true. I'm hungry for more skiing though. Next up: Shasta.

There & Back May. 21st, 2008 @ 08:41 pm

Apr. 23rd, 2008 @ 10:54 am

(1) The missus and I visited Blue Bottle's new cafe to try coffee from their fancy custom-made $20,000 coffee machine. (See the NY Times story here.) Best coffee ever? Maybe not, but it was still pretty good.

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Cookie Monster > Elmo (x1000) Apr. 20th, 2008 @ 11:56 am

*Hat tip to texaslawchick whose post reminded me how great Cookie Monster is.
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