Sunday, August 30, 2009

crouded house

We came to Staples to get some ink for our printer &it is soooooooooooooo packed! It's nuts. Is it because of "back to school" time or what? I have no idea. Weird.

CC parking

We had to go to Century City the other night. We hate Century City. It's all suits (that look like they are playing dress up) & security & $14/hour parking. Anyhoo. We were going to a screening and didn't know exactly were it was so we ended up in the wrong parking lot. But this parking lot was amazing!! I've been to parking structures where it tells you how many spaces are available on each level but this one tells you how many spaces are available in EACH ROW! And... it has a green (empty) or red (taken) light at EACH SPACE so you can know quickly where you can park. So way cool! Now, if it just wasn't in Century City...

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emotional photography

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I love emotional photography, especially with inanimate objects. I stumbled across this photographer and love it!

Have a look HERE
(click on the labels on the left to see the different "sets")

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star wars crazy

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Browsing Apartment Therapy, as I am wont to do... I saw this post about a guy that has a crazy Star Wars decorated apartment. Korean maybe? anyhoo- it is quite over the top, but I have to say VERY well done!! I've been in MANY homes of SW collectors & they are really just "old" high school guys and it looks as such. But this guy has class! And style! Very nicely done =)

See the apartment photos HERE

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

too big

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Dashi is getting a wee bit big for his favorite bed on Alex's desk.
But he sure is cute!!!!! =)

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zoux

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A couple weeks ago we went to Hollywood to see our next door neighbour and his band play. It was very fun! He's been using the "economic down time" to work on his own album instead of working for others like he usually does. Good for him!!

You can hear more on his myspace page(s):
http://www.myspace.com/zouxmusic
and
http://www.myspace.com/BLUEZOUXMUSIC


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(can I just add how much I really hate myspace!? I know it's "great" for bands & teens & such but it's just so much like using a PC when you've had a Mac for ever. You can't read it, the layouts are crap. Ugh!! -rant over)

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fires aug09

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There have been some crazy fires all over LA the past few days. The big on is in La Canada Flintridge which is where my grandmother's house is. But, it's on the other side of the area in a different mountain range, so the house isn't in danger but a ton of people are up in that area to look across at the fires.

I first saw it coming back to LA from a drive to San Juan Capistrano on Friday. I took some photos from the freeway and then took some more from the house.

Today Alex & I took a long motorcycle ride to the beach and up on Mulholland you could see huge plumes of smoke. It looked like the whole east valley had been bombed =/

I hope it gets better soon. As of now the annual Santa Ana winds haven't shown up, thank goodness. That would make it so much worse.

See more photos HERE

Some really amazing photos from the LA TImes HERE


Updated to add: Here is a map of the fires. Kinda scary!

View Los Angeles County fires north of La Canada Flintridge, Altadena in a larger map

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

bekonscot



Someone posted about Bekonscot Model Village on Apartment Therapy recently and a flood of memories came rushing back! This was near our very first house in the UK and we went there ALL The time! LOVED it. I might have to go back as an adult & see how the memories stand up but from the web site it look just the same. Yea!!!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

frustration

I've spent the better part of two hours trying to update my phone with newer software etc. Some things don't always work on my phone which is very frustrating but I thought this would work. Now, not so sure. And, I'm not sure I'll get all my info back. So aggravating. Someday I might have to give in & get an iPhone but I don't really want one. I just want my phone to work. And have all my info on it. Is that so wrong? Sigh.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

government in life

I saw this on AmericaBlog & thought it was a great example to those "people" who keep complaining that the government is trying to get into our lives too much.

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.

After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.

On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

And then I log on to the internet -- which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration -- and post on Freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.

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it's complicated 2

The trailer for the movie Alex worked on in New York is out. "It's Complicated". It looks pretty funny! And.. at about 1:13 in is a (very quick) shot of a hand putting a glass down & it's one of the things that Alex DIRECTED in his 2nd unit job. Wahooo! Good job sweets. Can't wait to see the film =)



Example

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literal videos

Alex showed me some of the funniest music videos! They are called "literal videos" where they basically replace the lyrics with words that describe the video.

Here is a very funny one


and more can be found on YouTube, obviously, or HERE

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

lunch!

Yum! Fresh berries & freshly whipped (by me) whipped cream (w/some vanilla). Yummmers!

no way!

Whey! :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

musical fun

This is a great example of how wonderful music is =)

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it's complicated

Here is a clip from ET that has the actors from the movie Alex just worked on. It now has a title! "IT'S COMPLICATED". Not sure what I think about it, but I'll let it sit a while.

Anyhoo... these guys are funny! And good actors =/

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