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Month: December 2010

Dad’s Birthday

Dad’s Birthday

Tuesday was both my parents’ last full day of their visit and my father’s birthday.   We had breakfast at Hart’s Coffee Shop before heading to Vasquez Rocks.  What is Vasquez Rocks, you ask?  Well… that’s where evil Bill and Ted killed the real Bill and Ted. More famously it’s where this interspecies miscommunication happened: It’s also where Spock’s parents lived: But more recently it is where my parents and I climbed on some rocks for a few hours.  The…

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the 13th

the 13th

On Monday morning I didn’t go to work – but instead enjoyed what was probably only the third vacation day I’d taken in 2010.  To celebrate this momentous occasion I went with my parents to Las Fuentes restaurant for brunch.  After that we went to Fryman Canyon, which I used to frequent but hadn’t visited in a few years.  I discovered that the winter is really the best time to hike there as the grass is growing and every little…

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Sunday – the day of rest

Sunday – the day of rest

Originally I’d planned to take my parents to Malibu Creek State Park for a five hour hike, but they requested a break from hiking after the previous two days’ outings. We started the day at A&W Seafood buffet in Northridge and then headed to the Lamps Plus outlet store so my mom could shop for lamps for her new rooms (my parents just did some major construction on their home) and get some sorely needed bulbs for a few rooms…

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More photos from graduation

More photos from graduation

More photos are starting to filter in from Saturday.  I still don’t have Victor, Myra or Cindy’s photos, but Sam gave me a 400 photo archive combined from four different cameras in her party (including a pro with a DSLR).  Here are some of my favorites: Before the ceremonies with the OG Encino Kerns crew. and just before we walk… (can you spot me?) and after…. is this just another photo?…. or the photo that came in your last photo…

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Parents Visit Day 2

Parents Visit Day 2

On Saturday morning I walked across a stage, shook a few hands and left with a new acronym to put after my name. More photos will be up on facebook (and maybe here) later that were taken by my friends that came to the event (thanks Cindy, Victor, JC and Myra!), but below are some of my mothers’ photos from the reception. After the reception we changed clothes in the bathroom and headed to Solstice Canyon which is just up…

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Parents’ visit Friday

Parents’ visit Friday

On Friday morning I picked my parents up at LAX.  Despite getting up at what would have roughly been 2am PST they were down for a full day of Los Angeles…ing. First we went to Little Ethiopia and ate lunch at Messob.  Below is dad scooping up some lentils with injera. From there we went to the fashion district to grab an air mattress that one of Sam’s coworkers had generously allowed me to borrow for the weekend.  Our next…

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Art Walk December

Art Walk December

Sam and I went to the Art Walk on Thursday night.  It was dead.  There weren’t very many open galleries. There was a new “gallery” that was referred to as the Art Walk Lounge.  In the back there was a circle of easels with canvases.  It seemed like the people doing live paintings were complete amateurs (perhaps just art walk attendees?). However, there were free Jarritos bottles being passed out by the door, so it all worked out.  Well… not…

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