Solana Beach and Water Balloon Sling Shots!

What a weekend!

First off, Paris is going to Jail!I heard on the radio this morning that she’s saying this is cruel and unusual punishment! What a stupid bitch.

Ok, so Friday I headed down to Laguna Beach after work and met up with Austin at his new place, it was really nice. We hung out there and talked for a quick bit and then headed over to Nick’s house. Which is just amazing! I’m totally going to just move in one day and not tell him! haha. We all hung around there for a while, had a shot or two, and chatted it up. Headed down to Javier’s for dinner. Great place to eat if you love mexican!

After that we made our way to the Boom Boom Room. It was really pretty funny being there again. We of course saw Joel with some slutty looking idiot, along with the other usuals. The same dancers, the same people, etc. Green shirt boy was there, and of course he did the wet undies contest. I’m glad that I got out of that and away from Joel. I feel like I’ve grown since then, it’s good to go back and see that all these other people are still there. That place has been in decline for many many years, but it’s gotten even worse since I’ve moved away! There was however, one REALLY hot bartender! OMG. Perfect smile. Austin says he looks a lot like me! haha. We got home from that about 1am and all went to bed.

Saturday morning we got up and headed over to Irvine for our ride out at 6:30am! Got there and headed out to Solana Beach.. Map below!

It really was a great ride, lots of nice flat areas, however there were some hills early in the morning! One of the best parts of the ride was we were riding down PCH and there’s this surfer boy loading stuff in his truck shirtless. All of a sudden he turns around and flexes hard core for us! OMG! So fucking hot! If only I had been thinking faster! 🙁

Once we got to Solana beach we had about 2 hours to kill, we all hung around and ate pizza and chatted. There was this really hot guy there that I kept staring at, JC got his name, so I looked him up on myspace. Found him, and his leather boy pics! Eww.

I got home from Irvine about 6ish, showered and read the news and stuff and then Erick came over for an hour and we chatted and had martinis. I was in bed by

NOTE: The WHOLE BUILDING is shaking right now… Earthquake?!?! Or just construction. 🙁 haha.

The whole day really gave me lots of time to think about the whole situation with Ben. It’s been over a week since we last hung out and I’m really missing him. I’m just not sure how to go about things. Just stick with friends, or be aggressive and show that I like him and see if things take off again or what. Just not sure.

Nick and JC were making fun of me and my (boy) numbers from last year! haha.

Speaking of guys from last year, I found out that Jay has been in a relationship since Sept at least. The funny thing is that the guy he’s dating (Chris EDIT://Ok, I actually just talked to him and found out he was dating a guy name Ryan that he just broke up with. We just assumed that his number 1 on myspace was hs BF, as they were both IRL and they were each other’s #1 and had lots of pics of each other….)… I’ve gone out on a date with as well! Strange times there. Anyways, it was really annoying to find out this information, and set me on a major bitching fest with the person I was with at the time. He and I complained about boys for a couple hours. Good times. It’s good to know that other people out there feel the same way I do when they get dumped!

Sunday morning I got up and headed to WeHo for the Star Map Tour. It was another great ride. Although one of the TRL’s had to drop out early in the ride because someone else was having problems, so then JC was the only TRL… So by the end of it, I was in the front and JC was in the back and everyone kept treating me like I was leading it! It was strange. We did however see a Ferrari with a bike rack on the back! Very interesting.

On my way home from that ride though I got behind this Honda CR-V with a piece of paper that someone had clearly printed out on and it read… “New Driver”. Of course, I had to get up next to them to see who it was.. Asia! I laughed so hard and couldn’t wait till I got home to tell Jason! What a laugh riot!

I got home, showered and then Jason came over, we went driving in the Hybrid. Which now makes me feel like I don’t want a Civic Hybrid, it didn’t really have any power. We drove over to the Torrance airport, where you could again see the Hollywood sign! We met up with this guy he knows there and chatted for a while. He’s got a really old plane he’s restoring, so it’s cool to see all the parts and how it works. He just got the engine in, so we went over to check that out. From there we went to the Hawthorne airport to see if there was a plane free, but they were all gone. So we went out and did other things. Ended up at In-n-Out, I got a double double and a milk shake! 🙂

We went back to my place and had some martinis and chatted. I have some Water Balloon sling shots, so we went out to the beach and shot those off! Sooo much fun! Everyone kept stopping and watching the two drunken idiots. The real question was who was going to get hurt first. One of us? Or an innocent by stander! The instructions on the box says.

“One person use: WARNING! DO NOT ATTEMPT.. blah blah blah” Of course if you check out the pics, you’ll see that’s exactly what we did! Ohhh, drunkenness!

I can’t believe it’s been three years already since I graduated college!

The weather this weekend has been amazing and it’s been sooo clear, the sunrise/set has been soooo pretty and with the full moon. It’s just been amazing here lately!

Be sure to check out the pics from this weekend: Photodump


Vandalism or Free Speech?

So I was listening to Dr Laura again today on my way to the gym and I heard about a news story here in LA where a guy taped some swastikas to a Councilman’s office space. Basically from the news reports, this guy went and printed out some 8×11 papers with them on it and then taped them to the guy’s door.

So now, the guy is under arrest for vandalizing the guys office! WTF? Ok, is this wrong and disturbing? Yes!

But is this vandalizing the office? NO! Should he be arrested for it? NO!

It probably took them about 2 seconds to take them down and throw them away. Not a harm to anyone. If he had painted them on the building, or burned them into the yard, or caused some other sort of PHYSICAL destruction, then I think they would have a case to arrest the guy. But all this guy did was express his free speech, he didn’t like the councilman, he expressed it. They should hunt the guy down and warn him not to do it again. But to actually arrest him and charge him with vandalizing is a little much.

I really think it’s just the LAPD going overboard just like they did at the recent LA Immigration Rally (Aka, the illegal rally).

On that subject. I really thought Dr Laura was great about that. It should have been a HAVEN for the INS. Just go and round them up! I don’t agree with her that they were _ALL_ illegals, but come on. You know a large portion of them were. I know that this country is based on immigration and a melting pot of cultures and what not. I’m highly against the building of a fence between the US and Mexico, etc. But there’s a LEGAL way to get into this country for a reason. These rallys were for the most part for the fight to get illegal immigrants the rights that citizens have. Public schools, health care, etc. These people should not have any of these rights, they should go through the legal process to become citizens before getting these rights, etc. It’s more of our PC bull shit getting out of hand.

Again with the Dr. Laura. A caller the other day called in all up in a panic because her mother-in-law spanked her child for mis-behaving in a store while the mother-in-law was watching her. The mother-in-law gave the child ONE quick slap on the ass, fully clothed. From the description it was more of a swat then a hit. I realize this is a VERY VERY fine line, but I grew up being spanked. And I mean, SPANKED. I remember one day my dad took me into the church bathroom, I had to pull down my pants and he spanked me HARD, many times. I learned my lesson not to scream in church. (I also learned that I hate going to church! haha). Either way, Look at me. I don’t have any emotional problems, I’m not crazy, etc. Spanking is a way of disciplining your child, as long as it’s done correctly. Time-outs and sitting in the corner don’t work. It’s another part of this whole parents are trying to protect their children from the real world. You’re going to get “spanked” in the real world as an adult. Get over it.

Maybe if I had children I might feel a bit differently about this. But I’m so sick of going to the stores and seeing kids run all over hell like crazies, destroying things, opening packages and just throwing the contents on the floor, and having them SCREAM in the isles because mommy won’t buy them something. And instead of standing up to the child, the mother almost always gives in! Grow a backbone. YOU are the parent. Don’t let the child run your life! We as adults should protect our children, but at the same time you have to let them experience life. Get a scrape on the play ground, fall of the bike, learn that they don’t get EVERYTHING they want.

Omg, what’s happening to me? I’m starting to agree with Dr. Laura on more and more shit! She’s brainwashing me!

Kill -9

These guys are uber nerdy! I love it!

Hmm, I’ve been out every night this week. Although not really _out_. Hung out with Erick again and we watched Ellen’s Stand up. Good times. Thursday I went out with Ben to The Gabe Dixon Band. Really good band. I enjoyed it. After that we met up with Will and went to a couple bars to just chat and hang out in Weho.

Thursday I also had an interview with the University of Chicago – Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. There were 5 people on the interview, 2 of which had heavy accents and I couldn’t understand them and they kept asking me questions. I really enjoyed talking to them. It sounds really cool. But we all know I’m afraid of that sort of major move so even if I do get the job I’ll probably stay here.

Remember that house that we put an offer in on back in Jan? Well we didn’t get it back then, but it’s still on the market and my Realtor just told us that the owner is going to pay for all the upgrades that we wanted. So were putting in another offer soon. Not exactly sure when, as I’m also looking at a few houses here in the LA/OC area.

This weekend is very busy. 70 miles tomorrow, then a comedy show if I can get the free tickets. Sunday is 30 miles and then perhaps another comedy show with Ben.

I really need money people. PLEASE donate! I’ve sent some of my readers e-mail cards, but they keep getting sent back (Spam filter). Every dollar helps!

My cats got a hard core combing today, they hate me now. 🙁

WordPress 2.1

The other day I was talking to a guy at work and he was going on and on about WordPress widgets and what not. So today I took some time and upgraded to WordPress 2.1.

And then widgitized my theme. Deleted all the plugins and started fresh. Any plugins that weren’t already widgitized I made them work a widgets. I even created a digg widget plugin. (And did work to a bunch of other plugins that aren’t listed on the sidebar) So this was fun.

You can also now select themes. I’ll be adding the other old ones as I get free time. Now it’s time for bed!

Night all.

Oreo Cookies

Did you all see Ben and Jerry on the Colbert Report the other night? Well check out this Oreo demo:

Very funny stuff.

So I was just at the Grocery store just a couple minutes ago… And this is how a checkout SHOULD go. The guy in front of me didn’t have his Albertson’s card.. The cashier, turned to me, and said. ‘Do you have yours?’. I told her that I didn’t have it with me, she pulled hers out of her pocket and scanned it. No hastle, no stalling, no nothing. Just did it. Clearly she knows what’s going on! haha.

I’ve been using Macs for a while now, but every once in a while I find a new built in App that I just love. Two examples have come up in the last week. First, is DigitalColor Meter. I’ve been doing TONS of webdesign over the last couple months. Everytime my boss came to me and said. “You know I really like this color from such and such website” or “here’s a graphic can you use the primary colors from it”. I’d have to either digg through the CSS or open up Fireworks and use the color picker to figure out what color it was. Well with DigitalColor Meter, it’s very easy to open it up and just hover over it to get the color I need. Amazing. And the best part is, it comes built in. I really don’t think that your Windows box has something like that!?!?!

The second thing is FileMerge. I’ve been using Differences Examiner for years, and it’s a great utility, however it doesn’t let you see what parts of a line were changed, it’s written in Java so it’s slow and you can’t compare whole directories. So today I started to look for a new utility. And amazingly enough. Apple includes this amazing app called. “FileMerge”. Let me tell you it’s great! Apple you’ve done it again!

I can’t remember if I mentioned it before or not, but I did my taxes last week. I had to pay $500! Fuckers! :'( Soooo annoying.

This weekend is packed with things to do. I’m really looking forward to it!