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Month: October 2005

Iyves, the $500,000 man

Iyves, the $500,000 man

As you know from my last postings, my car was in the shop all last week. Monday through Thursday I drove a puke yellow Hyundai Elantra everywhere. On Thursday Amy picked me up from work and concurrently met with Dr. Veis (the president of ATG … where I work) for a TMJ consultation. He determined that she has definite TMJ damage and wants her to get x-rays to determine the next step. Thursday night we went to HomeTown Buffet, a…

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california real estate market

california real estate market

here is how bad the California real estate market is: 400 miles from Los Angeles and 100 miles from San Francisco you can get your little girl a play-house for the “steal” of 235k. And it comes with a plot of land the size of a two-car garage, yay! The reason California has the most per capita millionaires (made that statistic up but I swear I heard it somewhere) is because nobody else can afford to live here…

around

around

Some moving and shaking has come and gone since we last spoke. I tried painting again, armed with brand new tools and supplies. I failed again and gave up again. I’m starting to think that drawing and painting are more separate acts than outside observers believe. Over the course of the past week or so I’ve been having novella-size philosophy discussions with Aaron. We (or really he) has come to the conclusion that he is an optimist and I am…

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fool

fool

Sometimes I sit down and I look at myself and I realize “God, I’m such a fool.” What am I doing out here in California? I’d like to tell myself I’m following some sort of dream. What dream? What dream am I capable of realizing? It rarely comes, but occasionally I can see with clarity that the answer is nothing. Today was one of those days. My whole life I’ve been overachieving (or at least trying to) only to hide…

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one sick world

one sick world

Thursday I was so sick I left work after a half day (never done that before). I guess it was a cold because it didn’t crossover into my throat/lungs until late Saturday. I called off work Friday as well. Amy came over and I bored her to death because I didn’t want to move except to go to (her brother) Alex’s birthday dinner on Saturday night. Friday did have some high points though. In the afternoon I got confirmation from…

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my sick space

my sick space

okay so I’m getting sick again. everybody at work is telling me it is my allergies because of the wind (50mph gusts in Chatsworth). I don’t think so…but we’ll see. I know I’m fashionably late but I finally put up a Myspace page. This (meaning the site you’re on right now, not the myspace one) will still be my primary source of communication to the world, but at least now I can put comments on the blogs of Byron, my…

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SB

SB

On Iyvesyboy’s birthday Amy and I visited her brother Andrew in Santa Barbra. We went to Pascucci restaurant for lunch and then sauntered down State Street before heading out to the pier. See pictures here . It sort of seemed like a retirement sort of place to me, very easy going. I’ve heard nice things about the campus, but we didn’t have time to see it as Andrew (Liu, not Long) had to get back to studying for his OAT.