The other day I was stumbling and found this thing called “Flash Earth“. Basically it takes all the different satellite sources out there and merges them into one. So I looked up the area behind my parents house… Yahoo has the oldest maps, back before they started building that giant horrible golf course. Then check out Google. It’s so sad that they took all the wonderful farm/forest land and turned it into hundreds of ugly cookie-cutter houses.

Along the lines of maps. I found a Google Blog post about the wildfires here in Southern California. The Maps offer a really neat look at there areas that have burned, evacuation data, etc.

As you all know, my trip to Europe is coming up quick, and we all know I love taking pictures. However, I _HATE_ having people in them. A while back I found this neat way to do it in photoshop, but it was very manually intensive. The other day I found a site called “Tourist Remover which does it for you! I can’t wait to get back from Europe and try it out!

I’m sure you’ve all heard it already, but Dumbledore is GAY!. It’s amazing what the right wing is doing about this. Get over it people, it’s a FICTIONAL person! My god, who cares!

I was also reading the other day about how some woman’s husband was riding in a porsche going over 100mph that slammed into a concrete wall… She sued of course and won 4.5 Million!. Just redic. The guy even signed a waiver! He voluntarily participated in a dangerous event, he KNEW the risks when he started! WTF was this woman thinking. And she’s just putting even MORE grief on the family of the driver who also died because they are paying 49% of that 4.5 million! UGH!

This story also reminds me of another article I read in which a woman was $135,000 in CC debt, spent $400 a month on Starbucks, had 3 cars and SIX kids! I just don’t see how people get into this kind of mess! How can you be so freaking stupid and live like that? I currently have $1,400 in CC debit, of which I could EASILY pay that ALL off in just a couple days… But it still freaks me out that I even have any money on my CC!

The other night Constantine and I watched Mrs Henderson Presents. It was a very interesting movie! I thought it was very funny. I highly suggest going to watch it.

Last night I had my meeting with the Admissions Counselor at the CSU Long Beach for an MBA. Anyways, it seems like I should be able to get in with no problems as long as I do well on my GMAT. The only issue is that I’m not sure I want to be in Cali long enough to get it. Because we’re looking at starting NEXT fall and then a min of 2 years after that. Perhaps I should just stick it out, do my MBA here, then as soon as I am done I will look for a new job and move. Because I am sure that my current company won’t have any use for my MBA nor will they be able to pay me enough to support it. We shall see. I am going to work on filling out the paper work today, I bought a prep book for my GMAT so must start on that. My goal is to take it in early Feb. Filing deadlines is March 30th!

Tonight I will be cleaning my apartment, then tomorrow we are having “Ghetto” dinner party! I can’t wait!


Idyllwild Camping Trip!

Well I’m back, sorry it’s been so long. I’ve been crazy busy with work and being out of town and what not.

So anyways, last week was very busy for me, 12 hour day on wed again. Getting things done with work, but it just keeps piling up now….

Thursday night Constantine came over and we packed up the rest of the stuff for the trip and then watched The Journey of Jared Price. It was a HORRIBLE movie. The only thing good about it was the hot sex scenes. Basically everyone has sex at one point. Except the old blind woman. haha. I do not suggest renting it though.

Friday we all packed up at 1 and then waited for Mok to get there. He got to my place about 2 and we all headed out. Of course there was traffic, but not near as bad as last time! I had to sit in on a really boring conf call during the drive up there and I felt bad for the rest of the people in my car. Got to the camp site about 5:30 or 6ish which was just perfect. The camp ground was beautiful and there weren’t very many people there.

So we unloaded and then made dinner which was Walking Tacos! Very yummy! 🙂 After that we all just sat around the camp fire talking and eating Smores and drinking and what not.

Saturday morning we got up and made breakfast, then headed out on a 7 mile round trip hike to Suicide Rock and back. It was a really cool hike! Lots of climbing on the way up though. But the view from the top was WELL worth the work to get up there. Soo pretty. We all spent about 30 minutes up at the top enjoying the view and the breeze. Headed back down and got back to the camp site about 2ish. Ate lunch and then we all showered. After that we were all too tired to really do much else so we headed into town (within walking distance) and checked out the shops and stopped at this crazy woman’s natural food place. I had something called the Strawberry Delight. Which basically tasted just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the bread. It was kinda gross, but I didn’t want to throw it out infront of her cause she said it was her favorite drink!

After that we headed back to the camp site and made dinner, which was delicious! The Corn bread and the Apple cobbler turned out PERFECT! I was amazed. It’s so rare that my dutch oven food turns out that perfect! That night we spent the night hanging out in the camp site chatting it up again. The stars were beautiful all weekend!

Sunday morning we got up and made breakfast and packed up the camp site. Headed out of there about 10ish I think. We got back to LA at 12:30 which was great time, no traffic or anything! Although my car did start to make a strange sound when braking hard. I really need to get rid of it! I just don’t know what to get or how much I should spend!

After that Constantine and I headed to this Chinese place here in RB. I’d never been to it, but we thought we’d check it out. It’s called Seashore Chinese. They have a lunch menu daily from 1-3pm! The place was filled with asians so you know it’s good! 😀 We had plenty of stuff left over for dinner tonight!

From there we came back to my place and took a 2 hour nap and then watched My Own Private Idaho. Which was just a CRAZY fucking movie! He spent the night and today I am back at work. UGH to 5 day weeks. I’m not sure I can do this! haha.

Pictures from the weekend are here

Some good stuff…

Ok. I said I’d try and write about the good stuff that’s going on as well!

Well first off, I’ve been crazy busy with both my job and my contracts. I’ve got three currently active contracts and one of those is adding on an additional two contracts. So that’s excellent news. I love making money! 🙂 One of the contracts is very pretty and I’m glad to be working on it. I designed a really great background for it as well. Once the site has gone live, I will send out a link to it. I still have a lot of work to do with these two though. I’m hoping to get them done this upcoming week when I have tons of free time.

Plans for another camping trip are in the early stages. I am researching places to camp. After that we will begin looking for people to go. We’re shooting for the second weekend in Sept. This should be a good weekend because everyone will be tired/not camping from the Labor day weekend, right?

I cleaned my apartment last night and got the dishes from the camping trip done, what a mess those were. I opened up the kitchen and it just STUNK like mad! Mostly a smoky smell.

Wed night I went out with Constantine. We got dinner at Casa Arigato. Yum! Then we went and saw The Simpsons Movie. It was really funny. Mok and one of his friends joined us for that. Constantine spent the night and we had a good time talking and what not. He’s a great guy. 🙂

Thursday I worked 12 hours. Friday I am working 6 hours and then going biking, since I haven’t been out in weeks! Tonight I’m heading out to WeHo to hang out with Constantine before he leaves for a week.

Ok, time to go!!

Rock Climbing & Camping!

I’ve been very active this week and yet I feel as though I’ve done nothing! Oh my. Work has been crazy busy, my personal life has been packed. Things are crazy!

So Wed night I went rock climbing with Mok. That boy has some HOT legs! Oh my. And the other boys there at the gym. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! We had a great time, it was only $20 to climb and rent. We went to this place called Beach City Rocks. The first wall that I did was very hard, so we moved over to the easier walls. Which were way toooo easy. Also the movements required were hurting my arm/shoulder and hip a lot. Especially the landings on the way down. After about 4 or 5 times up the wall I couldn’t do it any more. Mok kept pushing me, and I tried a small wall got up it fine, but then you just jump down and the landing killed me. This morning I couldn’t walk at all. After that we went to this really good place called Rice Things and then back to his place to hang out.

The camping trip is really coming along and we are now officially turning people away! How exciting is that. When I first signed up for it I was planning on maybe 3 or 4 people. We now have 8 people who have said they are HIGHLY interested. Of course this doesn’t mean that they WILL be coming, but it’s a great sign. I really think this will be a great group as well. Mok is going to try and book a second camp site because the one I have is filled up. I looked for a group site there, but it is gone already. 🙁 The only issue right now is…. HOW TO GET EVERYONE THERE! We are only allowed 2 cars up there and everyone that’s coming only has tiny cars! Damn LA! So I looked into renting a van and the prices are insane! Like nearly $250 for the weekend. I’m hoping to keep the price per person to below $80!

Thursday afternoon I got off work and got home and it was just the most beautiful day we’ve had here in a while. The skies were clear, the boys were out. You could even see Catalina clear as day! So I had to get out there and enjoy it. So I changed into my biking gear and headed out. It was very painful, but the day was just too perfect to miss. I did about an hour of riding and then headed home. OH my god, the beach boys were just gorgeous.

Friday morning I woke up in some pretty bad pain, so I didn’t come into work till late. Which kinda sucks cause I wanted to hang out with Constantine that night. I got a lot done at work and still have tons to do though. I put in a bid on ebay for a truck, I won the bid, but it was below the reserve by about $6,000.

Friday evening was quite scandal filled. I picked up Mok about 10 and we headed out to Weho to meet up with Constantine. We got there and went to Fiesta Cantina. It was two for one, so I just got Mok and I a double vodka cranberry each. Well little did I know that he’s never been drunk before! Opps! Lets just say that he was very drunk after that. We only spent about 20 minutes there because Chad was at The Abbey and txting me to come over there and hang out with him. We head over there and meet up with him. Well apparently the only reason he wanted me there was to make out! Which would have been fun, but not with friends there. So we split ways and got more drinks and then hung out at The Abbey the rest of the night. Met up with Jason and Steven and a bunch of their very gay friends. Jason was plastered off his ass which was very entertaining. Some cute guy even came up to Mok and they exchanged numbers! 🙂 We left about 1:45 and grabbed pizza and then headed home.

Saturday morning I slept in till 9 and then did Laundry for the morning. That afternoon I headed down to Laguna Beach to see Pageant of the Masters. But first I met up with Nick and Dustin. Nick was hosting a little get together for a bunch of ALC people. That was really fun and met some more good people from the ride and we all talked and shared stories. After that we all headed over to the Pageant. We met up with Nick’s friends Steve… Steve and I actually talked about a year ago via AIM for a while and then we just kinda stopped talking cause he was always too busy to hang out. All I have to say is that I should have kept trying to hang out with him because he was adorable!

The Pageant of the Masters was just AMAZING! You would not believe it till you saw it. So if you’re in the OC/LA area, you MUST GO SEE THIS! If you aren’t in the OC/LA area.. GET YOUR ASS HERE AND GO SEE IT! Very very cool!

After the Pageant the 5 of us went back to Nick’s house and chatted for awhile and shared ALC pics and just talked. I left about 1:30 and came home.

Sunday morning I again slept in till 9, got up and got ready for brunch at Ocean Diner. Constantine, Sirin, Robert, Mok, Adam (The guy from Weho on Friday) and Eric were all there. Brunch was tons of fun and we got the ball rolling for the camping trip. I think that this group will be great and very nice. I sure hope that everyone gets along. I can’t wait for the trip. After that we all headed down the street because I wanted to buy a hat. It’s very cute! I wasn’t sure about it at first because it’s not at all the type of hat I would wear. Not that I even wear hats!

From there we all headed back to my house and went to the beach. Erick joined us and later on Jason and Steve were there as well. A big old group of homo’s on the beach. Two of them in hot speedos! 🙂 How can that not be fun! We were there for like 3 hours or so. Once the evening clouds rolled in we all broke from there and headed over to the Dominator Shipwreck which I’ve talked about before. It was of course tons of fun. However we did come across three dead seals. 🙁

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