Thursday, June 30, 2005

Word of the day

this one is for Amy... the word of the day is: satiated.

Thought of the Day...

...courtesy of Jenny

Some people are like Slinkies...
Not really good for anything,
But they still bring a smile to your face
when you push them down a flight of stairs.

yer uncle

Happy Birthday Gregg!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Kelly Clarkson concert

Tonight my neice and I went to the Kelly Clarkson concert at the San Diego County Fair. Formerly known as the Del Mar County Fair. I hadn't been there since I was 12 years old. It was rad! We had so much fun.

concert Posted by Hello

Leg of the day

when my brother plays softball he goes all out.

leggers Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Monday, June 27, 2005

what color is your door?

tonight my brother and i went out with a friend to the green door to have drinks and play pool. it's a very cool old bar in chicago... it's been around since the late 1800's.

it was all we had hoped and more

we were very happy with our experience at cereality. it almost felt like a dream.

"i had this dream, i was like, in a place, with so many kinds of cereal. you could pick any that you wanted and mix them... and then add toppings! and, get this... there was even soy milk in my dream too! oh wait, that wasn't a dream. it was cereality!"

we love cereal Posted by Hello


there is Tor's concoction: kix, life cereal, and little colored marshmellows like you'd find in lucky charms. and, there is Brother's concoction: rice krispies, strawberry pop rocks, and sliced bananas. you would be surprised at how f-ing good that was!

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brother goes for the cow milk.

mooo Posted by Hello

decisions... decisions...

Suzy and Amy ponder their options at cereality.

why do i have to choose only one? Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 26, 2005

For my Brother

sweetest mullet ever Posted by Hello

cousins and cali

are these girls cute, or what? they may be hippies, but they are still adorable!

amy, suz and cali Posted by Hello

Pride all over the nation

My cousins and I had a blast today out in the streets. At least it stopped me from missing San Francisco for a few hours!

enjoying the parade

torrey and suzy Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Quote of the day - Saturday

"you say caprese, i say f*ck you"

Word of the day - Saturday

tonight my cousins and i saw a street and a bank named with this word: amalgamated. it freaked us out!

how cool!

maybe i will check out this new place called Cereality when i'm in Chicago this weekend... what do you think?

their slogan: "95% of people love cereal, 57% love sex... we've got cereal"

i love that!

Friday, June 24, 2005

movie review

i saw Batman tonight... it was not as good as i was expecting... i think my expectations were way too high. but, what's his name was super hot... worth a viewing just to look at him for hours and hours. but, katie holmes was disappointing. they didn't have her in any tight cat-woman-like outfits or anything. i mean, she wasn't cat woman, but still... shit... all she did was get poisioned and insult people. she had minimal lame lines.

it was an interesting perspective on the story though. and of course i have to say, neat effects.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Joke of the day - Thursday

A man standing in line at a check out counter of a grocery store was very surprised when a very attractive woman behind him said, "Hello!" Her face was beaming. He gave her that "who are you" look, and couldn't remember ever having seen her before.

Then, noticing his look, she figured she had made a mistake and apologized. "Look," she said, "I'm really sorry but when I first saw you, I thought you were the father of one of my children," and walked out of the store.

The guy was dumbfounded and thought to himself, "What the heck is the world coming to? Here is an attractive woman who can't keep track of who fathers her children?!" Then he got a little panicky. "I don't remember her," he thought but, MAYBE... during one of the wild parties he had been to when he was in college, perhaps he did father her child!

He ran from the store and caught her in the parking lot and asked, "Are you the girl I met at a party in college and then we got really drunk and had wild crazy sex on the pool table in front of everyone?"

"No", she said with a horrified look on her face. "I'm your son's second grade teacher!"

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

we love pablo!

i told pablo's mommy that his manlihood was being challenged by that red bow... pablo agreed with me.

pablo Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Quote of the day - Tuesday

"we gotta do a dry run on this mother f*cker"

well shit

i didnt get to go to cane's tonight... no one would go with me. awwwww.... shucks. :(

Tonight at Cane's

Who'll be there tonight?

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chai time

today is: "i'm so cool i'm going to hang out at a coffee shop" day.


how about, instead, today is: "if i'm going to meet up with an old friend, why not do it at the best coffee shop in san diego ever!" day.

Monday, June 20, 2005

player pad WHAT!

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i'm still me

today was the first day that i totally felt like myself again.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

need a great t-shirt?

well, no one loves tshirts like me. i think sometimes i love them too much. well, anyways, here is a very cool tshirt website. check it out. why not?

brunch recovery

mark, jon and mandi... we all had to recover after feasting on misti's phenomenal father's day brunch which consisted of spicy potatos cooked with onions and peppers, scottish scrambled eggs, and fresh apple/apricot turnovers. YUM!

Father's Day Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 18, 2005


sorry my blog has been kind of lame and brief lately. i've been recovering from my procedure and not on the computer much... well, actually, on the computer but not out of my apartment doing anything of great excitement much.

the high school reunion stuff has been interesting but not too much to report from that... and father's day will be chill. i'll post a picture or two from that.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Thursday, June 16, 2005

too cute

i dont know why... but i can relate with this picture.

blue star kitty Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

great photography

if you are into neat photography, check out this cool website sent to me by my friend Sarah called Ashes and Snow.

weather pixie

The WeatherPixie

Yankee test

43% (Yankee). Barely in the Yankee category.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

home from the hospital

i left at 5am for the hospital today. around 730am i was put to sleep and had ESWL on my kidney. i'm home now and i'm feeling great. the doctor said that my stone was pulverzied.

in the hospital Posted by Hello

when i woke up from my general anesthesia i was hysterically laughing because i had a dream that Manal was telling me a joke. the quote of the day could be that the first words i heard when i woke up were "what's so funny?" coming from the post-op nurse.

Monday, June 13, 2005

ESWL defined

"Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses highly focused impulses projected from outside the body to pulverize kidney stones anywhere in the urinary system. The stone usually is reduced to sand-like granules that can be passed in the patient's urine. Large stones may require several ESWL treatments. The procedure should not be used for struvite stones, stones over 1 inch in diameter, or in pregnant women."

and the Kidney Stone battle continues...

my regular readers know that tomorrow morning i was scheduled for a ureteroscopy (a procedure where a doctor puts me to sleep and enters my ureter tube through my urethra/bladder to extract a kidney stone that was stuck and not passing on it's own).

today i went in for some KUB (kidney ureter bladder) scans so the doctor could see the current positioning of my obstructed stone. low and behold the stone is no longer there. now, this may sound like good news right off the bat... however, some had theorized that this stone had been there for 1 1/2 to 2 years (maybe longer) and all of a sudden it's gone? without me noticing? that's odd. what was also not good news was the fact that i have ANOTHER stone... this time inside my kidney. this made me eligible for a totally different treatment.

therefore, the doctor changed my procedure tomorrow from a Ureteroscopy to an Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). i am still going to the hospital at 5am and being put to sleep, but instead of having him enter me to extract the stone he is going to blast it with lasers in the hopes of breaking it up so i can pass it on my own. once i do more research on this procedure i will give you more details... of course.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

If you can... see this play

Tonight I went to the Theater in Old Town in San Diego to see a play called The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron. It was great. Honestly, something to be enjoyed by both men and women. You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The End

Our journey ended today. We not only survived our cross country road trip, but we also had an amazing adventure that we will never forget.

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our feet in the Pacific Ocean

Just like we wanted. From one ocean to the other.

pacific ocean Posted by Hello

a brother and a sister

Mark (the Prince of India) takes off on a solo ride to test out the dangerousness of a hill... and to have a little Mars Rover experience. Monica looks for her camel.

lost on mars Posted by Hello

golf cart craziness

But, we didn't leave the desert before heading out on the golf cart one more time. We needed to see where we had been cruising around the night before... well, and sing loudly and take silly pictures of course.

singing Posted by Hello

Day #7 - Parker, CA to Los Angeles, CA

We woke up in Parker with our final destination of LA only hours away.

trailer park Posted by Hello

Friday, June 10, 2005

night time ride in the desert

Mark and Tiff wanted to show Monica and I around the sand dunes at night. So, we took the Prince of India's chariott out into the night. After some semi-off-roading and wild desert donkey chasing, we set off some fireworks.

on the back of the golf cart Posted by Hello

mark and tiffany

I know I have it listed like we were going to Lake Havasu, AZ, but we in fact were headed toward Parker, CA which is a little town just south of Lake Havasu City. Monica's brother, Mark, has a great trailer there just along side the Colorado River. We had a blast spending our last night there with Mark and his girlfriend Tiffany.

mark and tiffany Posted by Hello

long day in the car

By then end of this day we got very loopy and silly in the car. A lot of interesting portraits were taken... car dancing... car workouts... different mirror angles... you name it!

rearview mirror Posted by Hello

Quote of the day - Friday

"leather and longjohns, right?"

making friends with biker dudes

We stopped for a pee break and Monica just couldn't resist getting on this guy's motorcycle.

biker babe Posted by Hello