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Month: October 2007

The brits and the ritz

The brits and the ritz

Tuesday night I braved the 101 yet again – but this time was stuck on the freeway for almost two hours. I passed three different rear-end accidents – but I suspect they were caused by the traffic and not the progenitors of. Beverly had invited me to a meet and greet with 300 of Britain’s elite from the music industry. When I finally arrived at my destination I saw the Suits entering the (what must be in the range of)…

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water boarding

water boarding

Monday night I braved the rush-hour 101 for roughly an hour in order to meet a group of business associates to eat at Manna Korean BBQ. The interesting thing here is that I got the same swollen lips that had happened on October 19th and 22nd. Now, mind you, I’ve eaten Korean BBQ many times – and never had swollen lips and a prickly throat. I was able to soothe it without making a fuss by drinking massive quantities of…

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Curry pinback

Curry pinback

On Sunday Beverly woke up wanting Curry Chicken. So – a few hours later, some veggie chopping by me, and slaving over a hot stove by her – we had Curry Chicken and some other dishes. The Curry chicken was great and I even got to take some home for dinner later this week. After dinner we played a few matches of tennis (after telling some court-bullies to stuff it) before going to see Pinback play at the Wiltern. Beverly…

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Slashing through happy valley

Slashing through happy valley

On Saturday I stayed home and watched the Ohio State game while Beverly had an invitation only ticket to the release launch of Guitar Hero III. The release featured a lot of typical marketing stuff – including a Poison concert and appearance by Slash.

A man who loves his beard

A man who loves his beard

On Friday I sped home from work and spruced myself up a bit before zipping down to Beverly’s. Our goal was to get to the Angeleno hotel to pick up UCLA parking tickets and get some food before attending King Lear at Royce Hall (UCLA). (If you click the link – the reception was actually right there beside the pool – weird environment as you can hear the traffic from the adjacent 405 freeway) Beverly had been given the tickets…

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trippy

trippy

Saturday morning I arrived at Bob Hope Airport at 7:15 thanks to a very pretty (and very sleepy) chauffeur. After skipping through security I headed to the last gate at the end of terminal A. The flight would depart in about an hour. I spent the hour trying to figure out how to turn off my phone. My phone has the amazing ability to restart itself as soon as you try to turn it off. I called around to east…

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atsa spicy…chicken?

atsa spicy…chicken?

On Friday night Beverly joined me in the valley for dinner. We went to California Pizza Kitchen. We split a salad and a pizza (as is our custom). After I ate the pizza (the “Curry Chicken”) my lips swelled up. They swelled up so bad that when we returned to my place she insisted on making an ice pack for me. By the time she dropped me off at Bob Hope Airport the next morning my lips were back to…

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DisneyRock

DisneyRock

On Sunday ATG had a company “fun day” at Disneyland Theme Park. I took Beverly with me. It worked out well as she was at her mother’s house in Irvine because of a conference in San Diego she was attending the next day. I picked her up around 9:30 and we were shortly on our way. We quickly figured out that with the accelerating crowd growth (it was almost like people were giving birth inside the park) that it would…

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FTP’oed

FTP’oed

On Thursday the day had come to get the server and storage put together. After eating a hearty Mexican (“salad”) meal Victor and I proceeded to my condo to begin the installation. After assembling all the parts Victor remembered there was one last piece he forgot to have me buy – the power cable converter for the SATA drives. So – it was off to Frys. On the way there we discussed possibly buying a new (cheapo) PC instead of…

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prune and juice

prune and juice

On Monday I hurried down to West Los Angeles with a growling stomach after work. Beverly works for a British organization, and I work for a company birthed in the San Fernando Valley, yet she had Columbus Day off (and I didn’t). To ease my pain she decided to cook me dinner. She cooked a dish that she’d never made before and just thought up on Sunday. It used prunes and was inspired by the dishes at Shamshiri – which…

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