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Month: March 2007

ortho

ortho

As most if not all of you know I’ve been living with metal in my mouth for over a year. On the 20th I had the metal taken out. Today I went to get my retainer fitted. After the fitting I asked for my photos so that I could put the before and after up on this blog. At first they offered a black and white print-out. I said I wanted the digital photos – they said they didn’t know…

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priceless

priceless

5 eggs = $1 “Genuine” Troyers Trail Bologne = $6 Canola Oil = $2 Sara Lee wide wheat bread = $2.50 Kraft Miracle Whip = $2 Swiss Cheese = $1.29 Sweet Chili Sauce = $4 Dried Vegetable flakes = $4 Chives = $1 Sliced Tomato = $1 Lettuce = $0.49 Realizing this is the best sandwich you ever made for yourself…and probably the most unhealthy = Priceless!

Venetians

Venetians

So I was down in Venice Beach this weekend for no reason at all. Walking along the beach for no reason at all and I came upon the strangest house. I didn’t have my camera – just my Motorola Q phone – so I snapped a picture with that. It is hard to see in this crappy photo – but the blue and green on the walls is what looks like bathroom tile. According to Zillow.com this house is worth…

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falling apart at the seams

falling apart at the seams

I walked out to my car this morning to go to work to discover yet more evidence that my car’s warranty has expired. As some of you know, I had to grapple with a $700 bill for brake and rotor replacement a few months ago – and now this morning I was presented with a slightly more humorous physical representation of planned obsolescence. My left rear reflector bumper light had fallen out. There was no damage at all to the…

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Day 5

Day 5

Through the misty morning fog we made our way to Striving Artists – where Boris (from Russia I’m guessing) tried to convince me to frame my paintings at his store. After spending an hour at his business we decided to check out other options. We stopped at Aaron Brothers in Burbank and found their prices very similar. We only stopped there because it was on the way to our next destination – Griffith Park. We drove up to the gated…

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Day 4

Day 4

On Sunday morning I dropped mom off at the Westfield shopping center (she wanted to check out a few stores) while I went to the nearby gym for a workout. Afterwards we ordered take-home from Nipa Hut. After a rest we proceeded to the Valley Indoor Swap Meet to buy belts, fake grapes, sunglasses, bananas, and kettle corn. We checked out some very interesting antiques as well. From there we went to Osh to pick up some supplied I needed…

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Day 3

Day 3

Our first stop Saturday morning was Wertz antique consignment shop in Santa Monica. I found exhaustingly stale after only a few minutes – but mom managed to find an antique ring that sparked her interest (although she later took my advice and decided not to buy). The rest of the day was spent next to the ocean. We drove up the coast to another antique store in Carpentaria and then ate lunch on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. Before heading…

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Day 2

Day 2

Friday morning I drove my mother and I to the First Baptist Church near Korea Town. Mom had picked it out of the AAA Los Angeles guide because it supposedly had stained glass reminiscent of that in Chartres Cathedral in Chartres France (which we visited nine years ago). The stained glass was okay – but not spectacular. In fact, it was only partially leaded together and partially painted on. I had more fun doing time-lapse photography in the chapel. From…

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