Category Archives: Life

It’s my life and I’ll do what I want with it!

SOPA/PIPA!!!

**ADDENDUM 1/11/12** WordPress has broken their *personal* vow of political silence to speak up about this issue here! And I’m slacking for having not visited Stop American Censorshipyet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it!!! **/ADDENDUM** **ADDENDUM 12/30/11** Oh wait, sorry that’s the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). SOPA wants to give Congress the authority to create a new enforcement agency that police’s the Internet looking for copyright violations and giving them the authority to shutdown sites like YouTube and Facebook for “having a vauge definition of piracy” as it were. O.o Really Congress? Really? I mean sure it’s job creation, but who really wants the job of policing the Internet? Besides that job is reserved for XKCD stick figures who can’t budge from their computers because “someone on the Internet is wrong!” 😉 **/ADDENDUM** SOPA is a bill by Congress (those lovable, out-of-touch coots) that wants to … Continue reading →

October Theatre (The Importance Of Being Ernest, The Wedding Singer, The Woman In Black)

The Importance Of Being Ernest – Golden West College Tony Graham, Angele Lathrop, Merci Hase, Sara from Seven Brides, Gina from Breaking Up, … Really liked Algernon…he played the character really well and gave Rupert Everett a definite run for his money. The Wedding Singer – California State University Fullerton Katie Del Vecchio, Amanda Shay, Millie from Torrance’s “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and the always amazing Cindy Shields. It was nice to see it on a big stage (loved the use of Thriller for “Casualty of Love” as well…) as the only other time I’ve seen it was when David Green produced it at OCPAC’s Founder’s Stage. This production was excellent and highly enjoyable. The music is awesome and fun to rock out to and even though this production was tracked, everyone did a really good job (I don’t remember any major slips or delays while waiting for the … Continue reading →

A Very Cultured Saturday (Tim Burton Exhibition At LACMA & Encore Entertainment’s Production Of The Drowsy Chaperone)

What fun! Went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (AKA LACMA) for the first time with our friends Jeff and Wendy to check out the Tim Burton Exhibition (closes Oct 31) and various other exhibits there. Then Laura and I went to West High in Torrance to see a student production of The Drowsy Chaperone which was a lot of fun! Tim Burton Special Exhibition (Resnick Pavilion): to see so much Burton goodness in such concentrated form was amazing. The exhibit features remnants from his interment in Burbank (winning contest entries, doodlings on newspapers, poetry referencing classmates), props and costumes from his numerous film projects and replication maquettes from Nightmare and Corpse Bride, but what’s really amazing is to see how much of Burton’s genius is captured in his sketches. It is his preferred medium of communication, and his prose is stunning. The rooms of the exhibit are … Continue reading →

Birthday Extravaganza 2011

Hear all about Laura’s adventures with the Berry’s at Disneyland Pick up our picnic lunches with Yellow Zone World of Color Fast Passes (it’s still early? How did Blue Zone sell out already? 4th of July frenzy?) and feast on breakfast Blue Sky Cellar with Dad to show him some of the changes that are coming Check out Goofy’s Sky School and the new garden area (with really awesome band Odyssey) and get Sky School FastPasses Wander around the boardwalk shops, think about Toy Story Midway Mania and opt to do it later Get in line for Little Mermaid (only 30 minutes) Use FastPasses for Sky School Get frozen lemonades to battle the heat, but save them for later as we head for The Hollywood Tower Hotel Shopping in the hotel lobby after the ride, picking out a beautiful vintage shirt for Laura (has one of the now demolished posters … Continue reading →

Three Letter Pie (Or Why My Wife Is AMAZING)

The first time we randomly encountered WordWorld on public television while on vacation several years ago, we thought it was a very cute concept. Flash forward to the present where the entire series is available on Netflix Instant Watch. We had just recently completed the episode where Pig makes Three Letter Pie when my wife announces her intention to make said pie. Her pies are delicious, so I’m excited but not getting the connection. Soon enough, the pie is finished and she puts it on the cooling rack. I walk by and look at it and think, “Oh cute!”, but I still haven’t made the connection. She says that I’m not looking at it, so I look again and see this. Laura’s Homemade Three Letter Pie Pig’s Three Letter Pie (from Word World) Needless to say I immediately hug and kiss my wife (having FINALLY got it…I’m so slow sometimes). … Continue reading →

Disneyland – Kristina’s Birthday

Arrived at 4pm, parked in Woody 21C They were watching Jedi Academy and couldn’t hear us calling so we didn’t hook up with them until around 5pm Space Mountain – raced up the FastPass line and met up with them at the merging point Captain EO Pixie Hollow Indiana Pirates Haunted Mansion Oh it’s a dead guy

iPhone Upgrade Adventures (or Why AT&T Sucks)

My original, first generation iPhone was destroyed late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. Laura and I had just worked at a friend’s wedding inside the San Diego Wild Animal Park and had just safely driven the 80 or so miles back to my house and I put my iPhone and iPod on the roof of Laura’s car while I grabbed the rest of my luggage (we had stayed the night in Escondido so we could attend the rehearsal/dinner the night before the wedding) and forgot to retrieve them before she left. About two minutes later I realized my mistake and realized I had to call Laura and get her back to me! But I couldn’t remember her phone number (damn speed dial)!!! And my computer had apparently lost power during the blackout we experienced while I was unloading luggage (a Westminster councilman was DUI and hit a car with three people…and … Continue reading →

Flight Thoughts (7/5/9)

Superman Movie Who wrote the music? Was DC inspired by the movie to turn Kandor into New Krypton? Why was it SOOOO melodramatic??? Of course human machines can’t read aliens just because they look physiologically similar…yeesh… Immaculate Baking Co “Bikes” Jimmy Lee Sudduth Does Grease have an ultimate home release DVD/Blu-Ray with the original songs? *tear* Palin resigns and MSNBC says that it’s a bad move – no track record VP Biden says Obama misread the economy Michael Jackson – insomnia + diprivan (anasthetic/knock out drug)…Anna Nicole Smith style ZUCA suitcase – wheels, 5 removable pouches, square flat top that supports humans

Disneyland

After dancing, dinner and dancing to Rumble Kings in the Build-A-Bear Plaza of Downtown Disney, we headed inside to catch some more dancing (again we had the horrible choice between Rumble Kings, Gary Tole AND Scot Bruce…why does Disney hate us so?). As we headed through the bag check, I had an amusing conversation with a supervisor who was opening up a side gate in order to create a no-bag line, which I told her was brilliant. As we avoided firework traffic patterns by ducking through the Main Street boutiques, we happened to run into our friends Rebecca and Charley who had impulsively heeded Disneyland’s call and driven up from San Diego. Not to say we didn’t know they were there, we just had…trouble communicating…yeah…that’s it. We chatted with them for a while and then left them to shop and head back to their hotel room (they were tired earlier … Continue reading →