Farewell, 2006. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

There's 12 hours left of 2006. An average year at best for me. A better year for some of you. Here's to 2007 being a year of change (at least for me) and to 2007 being crazy delicious for everyone.


Ebenezer Scrooge, you may want to look away.

Remember how I said we at Z'Tejas were adopting a children's shelter for Xmas? Well, there was a little write up in Costa Mesa's local paper, Daily Pilot, that mentioned our efforts. There was a picture, too.

Can you tell who that is is the beard & wig?

That was a great day. We brought a lot of joy to a bunch of kids who would otherwise have had none. And can you believe the name on that little one in the pic? not only is his name "Little Timmy," it's also "Saint Nick." Can't get any more 'Xmas' than that.

Attention 714 residents. Area Code Change Imminent.

I received a notice from T-Mobile stating that Orange County is looking to implement an area code change that would affect those in 714. Like you and I. More info can be found at www.cpuc.ca.gov/714areacode. There's maps and such at the site. The new area code in affected areas will be "657." Just thought some of you might like to know.


No new news for those asking for updates on the David Boone search.

I spoke to Adam this past weekend, and he's said there's no new developments in the search for his father, David Boone, who went missing three weeks ago today. If I hear any news, I will absolutely post it here. Please keep the Boone's in your thoughts.


December 25th. Have a sweet one.

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Santa is en route to our house, and yours. Only if you've been good (I've been good). I hope your Xmas is wonderful. If you don't celebrate the season, then enjoy your Monday off.

If anyone's looking for something to do tomorrow night, feel free to come over to my place after dinner, where we'll have plenty of drink, dessert, good company, and Samichlaus (one night only!). Come over whenever you want, just call first if you can. If you don't know where I live, just drop me a line and I'll set you up.



HoX Beer Review #10: Bison Organic Barleywine Ale

Merry Xmas Eve, all. Here's to all of you who've stuck with me through my first 10 beer reviews. I didn't think I'd have it in me to stick with it this long. Thanks to all who've helped shape my reviews into what they've become.

And awaaaay we go...

Originally what piqued my interest in this ale, hand-crafted in Berkeley, CA, was the fact that it's a "barleywine" ale. I've never tasted a barleywine beer before, so I couldn't resist. And like I said in my post the other day, "I bought this one because it made me think of Hobbits." How could I not give in to my nerdiness? On closer inspection of the bottle, I find that Bison's Organic Barleywine Ale*** is made from 100% organic ingredients: Water, Organic Malt, Organic Hops, _____, Yeast. The "____" is due to a tear in the label that I couldn't repair. This one's even approved by the USDA as being 100% organic. And damn it if it doesn't taste great.

Out of the bottle, it's an ale brown. Nothing exciting, but it holds a head. Held up to the light, it's a very cloudy ale, where I was expecting something a little more red or wine colored. It looks similar to a cloudy glass of iced tea. Not altogether appetizing, but I'm happy to take a bullet for all of you loyal readers.

It's similar to an India Pale Ale at first smell & taste, with a ton of fruit notes & hops, but it's not overpoweringly bitter like an IPA can be. It's pleasantly sweet at first, and very light in the mouth, then you get hit with much hops. After swallowing, there's a quick slap in the face of bitter, which I always enjoy. I'll be honest, if I had known it was similar to an IPA, I might've stayed away from it because of the lack of difference I've noticed between different IPAs, but I'm glad I bought it. It may have restored my faith in an IPA style beer. There's a very carbonated mouth feel, which adds to the aforementioned lightness. It's a very easy-drinking beer, and I'm looking forward to my second glass.

A quick swirl in my goblet-style glass kicks up an amazing scent. This is quite an aromatic beer. The aroma adds to it, but it smells somewhat better than it tastes. That's not to say it tastes bad, it just smells amazing. If I were to get crazy and pair a course to a meal with this beer (if I were to ever put on a beer dinner or something), this one would definitely go with an appetizer course. Not something to have with an entree. Some starter dish with a little spice in it would be perfect. Just be sure to leave a little left in the bottom of the bottle. There's a few grain particles floating around my glass, which is standard with these hand-crafted, high ABV beers (this is a lesson I'm having trouble getting used to).

When most people think of beer, they think cheap, easy to drink, and what gets you drunk quickly. This one's not a sit-around-and-get-tanked beer. There's more to it than that. If your Coors Light or MGD is the example of a sedentary lifestyle, this is one for those looking to develop a finer palate for beers and ales. If your connoisseurship permits, please check out Bison's Barleywine Ale. Bottom line, however: It's not the best ale I've reviewed, and though tasty, I won't regret it if I can't get to it again.

1.0 is perfect in each category,
0.1 is the complete opposite of perfect.
Use your imagination for everything between.
The perfect beer would be scored "4.0/4"

Bison Organic Barleywine Ale, 9.5% ABV.

Appearance: 0.5

Aroma: 1.0

Taste: 0.7

Mouthfeel: 0.7



Was I Wrong?

I went to get some Chipotle today. Parking was a bitch. I saw a space open up one lane over, and I went for it. Apparently, this couple in a silver SUV had been "waiting" for it. Incidentally, when I saw it open up there was no one waiting. I took it, to a cacophony of honks and swears. I said 'whatever,' and went to get a burrito. While I'm in line, waiting to pay, the female from the SUV walks up to me, punches my shoulder and says "You Asshole!". Being the loud man I am, I say:

Excuse me?! How DARE you put your hands on me,
You BITCH!! Who do you think you are?!

Bear in mind that I said this in the middle of a crowded Chipotle restaurant, 15 or so people behind me in line, and another 20-30 in the place.

So the question is, "Who was wrong?"

And yes, I realize this is not an appropriate way for Santa Claus to act. I wasn't in costume.


In 9 hours, the restaurant I work for is adopting an OC children's shelter for Xmas. We're providing an Xmas for them that they'd otherwise not have. Tree, presents, and maybe even some food. Yours truly has volunteered to be Santa Claus for a day. I'll tell you all how it went later this weekend.


Merry Xmas. More beer reviews on the way.

I'm all stocked up for a slew of Winter-time beer reviews. I've lined up 5 brews for everyone.

In no particular order:

Flying Bison Barleywine - Buffalo, NY

I bought this one because it made me think of Hobbits. I've never had anything to do with Barleywine, so this one'll be interesting to try.

El Jefe Weizen - Seattle, WA

I had to get this one. "Jefe" is probably the only nickname that's stuck with me since Spanish 1 at Canyon High, and when I saw it on this beer, I couldn't resist.

Samichlaus - Oesterreich, Austria

I only learned of Samichlaus (pron: "Sammy-Claus") earlier this week from BrainOfJ of BKV.TV. Not only is it purported to be the rarest beer in the world, it's also said to be the world's strongest at 14% Alcohol-by-volume. If you happen to read this, this is your invitation to my house on Xmas to have some. Anything left over gets put away until Xmas '07. I've already had one bottle, but you're going to have to wait for my review to know if it doesn't suck.

Reaper Ritual Dark Ale - Vista, CA

Yes, the same Reaper as the Redemption Red from my 8th review. Reaper: The Sequel. This is their dark ale. I liked the red so much, I felt compelled to get this one. Expect a slew of Reaper reviews in the coming months. Apparently Reaper cancelled the contract they had with their brewer, so I'm gonna try to buy one of each of their brews before the're completely gone.

Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kounsosu, Japan

And in the spirit of giving a previously reviewed brewery another fair shake, I picked up a bottle of Kiuchi Brewery's Hitachino White Ale. I was fucking stoked when I saw this today. I can't wait to try it. Let's not forget that the Red Rice Ale spawned not only my current review system, but my secret desire to try all the Japanese brews you've never heard of.

We all have a lot of beer to look forward to this season. Here's to life and friends: May there always be plenty of cold beer in both.


Crazy Dream

It started out plain enough. We went to a neighbor's house for a party of sorts for my mom's colleague. But the more the dream progressed, the more drunk people got. I went out to the garage fridge for a beer, and saw someone crawling inside it. I went to check it out, and there was a room inside the fridge they were crawling into (cause there were shelves in the fridge. Like, with a table, chairs, and a fridge of it's own. As the dream progressed, the room got bigger, and it opened up into a secret/hidden room inside the house. And everyone for the party was there in the fridge.

Then Jason Statham showed up. He came with his family, in some classic/hot rod car I'm not even sure exists in real life. We talked cars, and then we drank beer. Another friend joined the mix at some point. I got a call from a friend (I think it was Megan), and Jason Statham and the other friend kept yelling at the phone, so I had to end the call. Once off, I commented how much I enjoyed his films, especially "Snatch." One of us got the bright (yet drunk) idea for him to act like his characters do in the movies. Loud, vulgar, angry. So he starts yelling things like "bollocks" and other British swears I can't remember. The weird thing was once he started, he went there 100%. Yelling at people, hitting things, and getting in faces. He ruined the party, and I felt kinda responsible, cause he kept looking back at me and saying "that was good, eh?" Or "oi, watch this." So someone called the police, I think. All I remember was that someone had the foresight to take the shelves out of the fridge so people didn't have to crawl to leave the party. I think I walked home.

The End.

HoX Beer Review #9: SkullSplitter Orkney Ale

Last time, I only bought one 11.2 oz bottle of the SkullSplitter Orkney Ale (at $2.29). Not because I figured one would be enough, but because Beverages & More was sold out. I had the last one. When I set up my notepad document for notes on this, the first thing I wrote was "So good, I don't want to take the time to write about it." Part of me still feels the same way. I've tried to buy it once or twice since then, and I've just ended up drinking it and feeling happy. I was in Bevmo last week, and the shelf was full of SkullSplitter. Fed up with myself, I bought two bottles this time around, committed to reviewing this delicious nectar of the viking-gods. When I was ready to sit and review this beer on December 6th, I said there'd be no excuses. Well, I was still sick then, and though I was drinking at the same time, I didn't have a sense of smell. And what good is a review if a primary sense is unavailable. 11 days later, I'm feeling 85% better, and I have no excuses.

I'm forcing myself to write about this beer tonight. It's the season of giving, and it's time to give something nice to all my adoring fans. Besides, I can't let Ryan out-review me. It seems somewhat inappropriate to break the Xmas-red foil seal of SkullSplitter Ale on this, the third night of Hanukkah (this spelling, I've noticed, is starting to become the norm), but yet I press onward with my review.

The distributor's website says the brewing of ale was a great Viking tradition, which the Scots adopted when the Vikings settled there, centuries ago. If this was the type of ale the Vikings were famous for, I was born in the wrong era.

This is a rich, yet easy to drink ale. A deep, clear red in the glass, and not much white foam on top. For a high test beer, it is smooth. I was expecting the usual bitterness, hops, malts, but this one comes from left field. There's nothing "usual" about it. There's a bit of caramel in there, but not nearly as much as the Reaper Ale I recently reviewed. It's more of a tannic feel on the palate. Not unlike a cabernet sauvignon. It's more akin to the mouthfeel of such a wine, as opposed to the actual taste. The aftertaste as a warm quality to it, like toasted oats. Odd to say, but it's a comfort feeling that goes beyond a mere "breakfast food." As far as smell goes, it's not sweet, but it's sweet smelling for an ale. It's a difference in smell that a Newcastle or Sierra wouldn't/couldn't offer. The fact that this definitely isn't your normal ale is what makes it nice. You can't go to your corner store to pick up something nearly as good as this, you have to make a special trip to a specialty store. It's not just about the beer, it's about the journey it takes you on, and SkullSplitter has taken me on quite a journey.

1.0 is perfect in each category,
0.1 is the complete opposite of perfect.
Use your imagination for everything between.
The perfect beer would be scored "4.0/4"

SkullSplitter Orkney Ale

Appearance: 1.0

Aroma: 0.8

Taste: 0.8

Mouthfeel: 0.7


By the way, I need to give credit where it's due. BrainofJ from the BKV forum is the one who turned me onto this ale, in a comment from my Bombardier Ale review. Thanks, J.


Collect me. I'm rare!

UPDATE: For those interested, make your own here.


Update from today's search for David Boone.

We assembled by 630a, and began our search at 7a. There must've been 60-70 people, total. We scoured as best we could the area of Whiting Ranch. I paired up with Mike, drummer from our band, and we went in and out of brush, through dried out creek beds, and huge patches of poison ivy. No one at any location was able to find any sign of David Boone, which is both a good and bad sign. The biggest worry in our area was mountain lions. The areas they tend to frequent at night were searched this morning, and no clues were found.

Adam was interviewed by local channels CBS 2, ABC 7, KCAL 9, and possibly NBC 4 (I can't remember). There may be more local news crews that I don't know of. Please make sure you try to watch these local broadcasts, support the Boone's, and spread the word about David's disappearance. The LA Times was there, and they interviewed Mike & I.

I will continue to post updates and links to articles as they come in.

Thank you to all who helped today, and to all that have shown support for Adam's family.


Friday Dec. 15, 630a

I hope all of you took the time to read my post about Adam's father, David Boone, and that he's missing. It's now a week after he's disappeared, and Adam is planning a search party for Friday, Dec. 15 at 630a. I am part of that search party. I'm putting the word out in hopes that some of my friends and local readers will give of their sleep/free time that morning and join me in the search party that day. I've taken the day off work, and I intend to be doing all I can, all day. I don't know how long it will take, but I'm pretty certain once dusk hits, that'll be the end. If you can't help, I understand. But if you're healthy and aren't doing anything at all, please find it in your hearts to join the search.

From Adam:

630. Fri. morning.

Walmart parking lot.

26502 town centre drive.

Foothill ranch. 92610.

We will be walking thru bushes and fields.

Anyone else you can bring will be helpful.

Thank you.

It's 1215a and I'm in Lake Forest, pulled over.

Taken from my recent chat with Eric. Instead of retelling the story, I just copy/pasted the chat transcript, with some minor post edits. Enjoy.

12:50 AM

Jeff: yo dude, guess who just got pulled over
Eric: d'oh
J: yeah
J: we all left rehearsal at the same time
J: and I was caught between Steve and Dave fucking around on the road
J: so when I had an opening (on city streets), I merged and sped past Steve
J: and a cop sitting right there
E: oh man, that sucks
J: yeah
J: no ticket tho
E: nice!
J: yeah
J: it pays to have a clean record
J: and to be straightforward
E: for sure
J: 1st cop asked "you on probation?"
J: no
J: "arrests?"
J: no
J: "tickets?"
J: no
J: checked my shit, and his partner told me to get out of the car

12:55 AM

J: they asked why I wasn't home, and I told 'em the truth***
J: then they asked the name of my band, so I told
J: and our type of music
J: then he asked me to name a song for 'em, so I did
J: and then I invited 'em out to our xmas show on the 23rd
E: hah! nice
E: did you look like a thug or something?
J: nope
J: i think they just wanted to use scare tactics on me
J: I mean, I knew I wasn't gonna get a ticket
J: well, I didn't think I would
E: did they search you/the car?
J: nope
E: coo
J: they told me they were doing me a favor, and I said thank you, shook their hands and they let me go
E: way cool
E: i got searched, my car searched mid day for expired tags in the sentra
J: that sucked
J: guy told me I shouldn't even try to speed in the scion
J: "you can't even go 55 downhill in that thing, what're you trying to speed for?"
E: well then it shouldn't really matter then
J: I said it was a mistake and that I was just looking to get home
J: exactly
J: guy kinda looked like me, too
J: like a clean cut me
J: thick plastic rims and everything
E: wow
J: well, not JUST like me
J: but you know
J: some similarities
J: god I love a clean record
E: yeah
E: plus i think the type/look of the car can affect it too
J: yeah
J: that's true
J: and I don't look dangerous or anything
E: and you car isn't all riced out
J: exactly
J: I mean, as much as I say I knew I wasn't gonna be in trouble, I'm still lucky
J: of course, if they had seen the shit steve was pulling 10 seconds before, he'd've been in huge trouble
E: yeah, potentially could've been street racing
J: well, he was swerving and cutting me off
J: and I was just trying to get away
J: the cop says "why you driving like that?"
J: I say cause my buddy was messing around, and I was trying to get away
E: if they just saw quick lane change and you take off in front
J: "you just gonna rat out your friend like that?"
J: "fuck yeah, he'd do the same to me. We're friends, that's what friends do"
J: as I think "would I really do that to Chris or Eric?"
E: it's not like your ratting him out for trafficking weed or something actually illegal
J: exactly

***The "Truth" is that I had just come from rehearsal, 3 blocks away.


Maybe getting up at 6am ins't so bad...

Usually, I go to sleep at or around 3a. Last night, I went to bed at 1a. And I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 6a (or so). I'm not sure how that happened, but I should probably make a habit of it. I even made breakfast, which I haven't eaten in weeks. Usually I grab a pastry and a cup of coffee at work. Eggs at home is cheaper (and better).

I've got a lot of things to do today, including (but not limited to) calling some graduate school advisors, calling at least one soon-to-open fine dining restaurant, buying and sending a (nearly) $100 money order to Canada for Page 17 of Runaways #9, Vol. 1. I had to do it.

But the best part about being up this early is discovering that Firefly is on the Sci-Fi Channel. I could always watch my DVDs of the series... if only I had them. I'd like 'em back, by the way. You know who you are.


If you've got time, please take a minute to read this, and help a friend's family in crisis.

I received an email tonight from my friend Adam, explaining that his father, David Boone, has been missing last Tuesday afternoon. His whereabouts are unknown.

From the email:

we assumed he went to the hiking trails near his house to walk and clear his head. so far. we've scouted the area 4 different times, with helicopters twice, i accompanied a bloodhound yesterday. i spoke with 5 different news channels and the o.c register and l.a times wrote about it. we've sent fliers around to every bus and train station, hospital, homeless shelter, psychiatric ward, library and campground. we've spoken to every family member, friend, business associate, lawyer. he doesn't gamble, drink, smoke, do drugs, or have health or medical problems. we've check e-mails and phone records. nothing out of the ordinary. we have absolutely no leads.

The story is all over the local news here in Southern California.

From the LA Times:

As more time goes on, the situation gets grimmer," said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. "I hope I'm wrong, [but] it adds up to disaster."

David Boone, a father of four, was last seen by son Davis, 17, about 2 p.m. Tuesday, when, authorities believe, he may have taken a stroll in the hillsides near their Foothill Ranch home near Lake Forest. Terrie Boone, David Boone's wife, from whom he has been separated for more than two years, said she stopped by his house about 6:30 p.m. after she was unable to reach him by phone. The house was dark, she said, and the family grew increasingly concerned.

"By Tuesday night," she said, "the alarm went up. By that time it was dark; we were all here in the apartment waiting for him to call. And he did not."

The family called police early Wednesday to file a missing-persons report.

Boone left no note. His car, mountain bike and wallet were all in the house, leading the family to speculate that he may have gone hiking in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, a favorite spot. In the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, Boone's four sons, ages 17 to 27, got on their mountain bikes and combed the trails searching for him, Terrie Boone said.


He is white, 6 foot 3, 230 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (714) 647-7055 during regular business hours or at (714) 628-7170 after hours.

Please keep Adam's family in your hearts and minds during this ordeal. If anyone has even a shred of info, please contact the OC Sheriff's Dept. As his friend, I have no idea what to do to help, besides get the word out to as many people as possible, and pray that his father is safe.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this.


Stick 'Em

Here's today's featured video:

Fat Boys - Stick 'Em


Green Arrow!

Green Arrow

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Autonomy: 63%
Image: 61%
Ideology: 31%
Perspective: 43%

Name: Green Arrow

Alter Ego: Oliver Queen

Abilities: Supreme archery skills, acrobatics and martial arts skills.

Lone Wolf. Extroverted. Practical. Focused.

One of the more progressive heroes, Green Arrow is, as his facade would suggest, somewhat of a modern Robin Hood. Much like his darker counterpart, Batman, he started as a highly skilled yet fundamentally human hero whose intellect, skills and virtually limitless resources have allowed him to join the ranks of the great superheroes. However, unlike Batman, Green Arrow lost his millions, which has since motivated him to become the hero and protector of underprivelaged, so called "lower" class.

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My (hopefully) last sick day.

This week, I relapsed. I had a cold or flu the last couple of weeks, and I caught a second cold somehow on Sunday or Monday. Yesterday, I was gross. Today, not as gross. I should be good to go back to the grind tomorrow. Today, I hung out and ate some pho. I finished Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut today. It's a good book. It was my orchestra book until last Thursday, and I couldn't wait until rehearsals start again in January to finish it. Read it if you can. Sorry for the boring recommend, but this isn't English class. If I enjoy it, assume it's worth a look.

I fired up the ol' GameCube today, too. Played a little Zelda II and Zelda: Ocarina of Time. And by a little, I mean very little. Zelda II was more fun than I remember it being back in the day, tho. Got past the first palace pretty quickly. Might play some more tonight. Not much else happened today, but here's a few links I stumbled upon today. Enjoy.

Fishing for Fugu

Ever seen that episode of the Simpsons titled One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish? The one where Homer is suspected to have eaten improperly prepared Fugu, the very poisonous blowfish native to Japanese waters? Well, fisherman Adam Guy and fishingfury.com documented his experience fishing for, and eating, Fugu in Ōhara, Japan. A throughly entertaining read, if you're interested in such things. Found this one on modblog.bmezine.com

He-Man Universe Redesign.
Slightly NSFW.
Not for child-aged humans, either.

Remember He-Man from when you were a kid? Those cartoons kicked so much ass back then. Have you had a chance to watch them recently? Are you floored by just how gay they are now? Well two years ago, comic artist Marko Djurdjevic revamped the series for his own personal enjoyment. I don't know if anything has ever come of this, or if he was just getting creative for creativity's sake, but it's a major twist on an old favorite that works incredibly well. To surmise, the characters aren't just lame toy designs. They're all part of a dark, violent war that's broken out in Eternia.

"Skeletor has devastated Eternia, killed off the royal family and demasked He-Man in public. Prince Adam is no more. The heroes are forced to flee to Grayskull and hide in there. The whole world is under siege by Skeletors armies..."

Take a look, read up, and imagine the modern, savage continuation of all those great characters you owned as 5" action figures back in the day. Just be warned, Skeletor looks pretty gay, and Evil-Lyn's origin isn't for the feint of heart. Found this one at BKV.TV

How-To: Build Your Own Custom Full-Sized Wireless Guitar Hero Controller

Fans of Guitar Hero, rejoice! Here's your chance to take your favorite electric guitar and make a custom, full-sized Guitar Hero wireless controller. Apparently there's a lot of butchery involved, so if you're not into completely destroying that gitfiddle of yours, just read to enjoy. Looks pretty awesome.

At the time of this post, however, I can't get past Page 1 because the tubes are clogged from all the internets being sent. Maybe I'll get through on Tuesday. Above, I've linked to the Digg mirror site, so you can at least read the first page. Thanks to Barbie for sending this my way

What wonders a full night's sleep can do.

Well, I slept 8 (or 10) hours last night. I feel good. A little stuffed up, but not so shitty as yesterday. I'm just gonna chill out today, do some cleaning, maybe a little video games, and finish up the comics I didn't get around to reading. Happy Thursday.


Early morning ramble.

Why is the Jennifer Aniston/Vince Vaughan break-up CNN-worthy?

There's a Double Feature coming out next year from Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez called "Grindhouse." If you're a fan of over-the-top gore and violence, then this one's for you. Here's the trailer. Starring Danny Trejo as "Machete," in case you didn't catch it.

Today, I'm picking up comics. One of those being the amazing limited series Doctor Strange: The Oath #3. Given an "A-" rating by Entertainment Weekly. If you're a nerd buy this title. If you say "but I'm not a nerd, you jackass!" quit fooling yourself and buy this title, nerd.

I'm buying beer today, too. I will have a review of a new beer FINISHED tonight, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

I need to get a tacky Christmas sweater for the Smiling Tyrants show on Dec 23 (details on the right), since it is our Xmas show. Come on out in your finest Xmas garb. Prizes to be given. If anyone's dad has a great xmas sweater from 1982 that he doesn't wear anymore, send it my way. I'll find a good home for it.

CNN just told me that Oprah and rapper 50¢ are having a little tiff. Fuck those two motherfuckers. I hate hearing about rich celebrities.

And if you're in desperate need of cats in sinks, click this link. CatsInSinks.com

When did I become an old man?

What the hell happened? The last two nights, I've laid down and just took a nap. Tonight, I fell asleep before 10, then woke up sometime during an episode of Married With Children. Watched that for 5 minutes, and fell back asleep. At 145, I woke up to find the cat sleeping on my leg, with her head on my belly. Now it's 210, and The Tick is on. I'm good for about 20 more minutes, then it's "do I try to go to back to sleep, or watch a movie?" And if I DO watch a movie, which one's it gonna be? I guess life could be worse...


New Hat.

Here's the new hat.


Huge Birthday Weekend!

For Barbie! We had a great time all weekend (that I was around). We had some dinner and wine with Antonio, then back home for some Wii bowling ;) Saturday, we had the morning together, then I went home for two concerts with a community orchestra. Back Saturday night for some late night Thai food. Today, we hung out, had some Wahoo's and saw Casino Royale, which was awesome. Now, I pack up to head home, cause there's work tomorrow. I promise I'll update more.

Ooh, I did buy a fedora tonight! Pics to come.