Thursday, July 26, 2007
My supervisor surprised my by treating me to lunch at Allyn's topped off with the best deck of cards. The deck is unique because each playing cards has a different Cincinnati scene on them, they are great!
A co-worker joined us for lunch and she remember that I told her that I loved cheese cake so for dessert, she bought two types of cheesecake from Bonbonnerie for us all to share!
The surprises were not over...
Around 7pm, as I was settling down to listen to Harry Potter, my roommate entered the apartment and stated that a few friends were coming over and we were all going to have a few cocktails at Universal Grille to celebrate the big 2-9.
So good times were had by all.
The big birthday bash will be this Saturday night complete with ex-girlfriends, old and new friends, Karaoke and a strip show so be prepared for a montage of fotos!
No word from any of the fam, but I am sure they are busy.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I have acheived to listed to only 12 chapters of the book and am suprised about the number of new and old characters that have been (re) introduced. I am a bit dissapointed at Jim Dale's performances of the different voices of the characters, but I guess we (and the characters themselves) are getting abit older, so that must be taken into account.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
It looks great by the way, not that it is all complete. I will try to sneak back and grab some shots of it.
So a few hours after the ceremony (after helping tear down the decorations, taking them back to my uncles place and dropping a cousin off in downtown L.A.), I was finally on my own again and ready to hit the town. Again, I traveled to Santa Monica, but this time stuck with the bars that charged no cover. Again, pretty hot bois to look at, but not much to talk to.
That culminated my second day in the City of Angels.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I arrived in the fair city last Friday, June 29th at about 6pm. I was supposed to arrive at 2pm but you know how airport delays go. After a seamlessly easy time obtaining my rental car (thanks to expedia.com) I headed to see family for dinner.
A good time with family, but I was eager to get to my hotel, the Wilshire Grand and check in so I can find my way West to West Hollywood and check out the scene. A bit of a confusion hindered my timely arrival to the hotel...ok, I got lost, but after a quick shower, I was on my way to Weho around 11pm.
Just as with my trip to Chicago, just a year ago, I felt the beginnings of whip-lash as I took in the multitude of eye-candy that past me as I walked down Santa Monica, just west of La Ceniega. Not really knowing which bars/clubs to go into, I simply followed where most of the guys were headed to. This may have been a huge mistake, but I ended up at a club called RAGE.
It was OK. I was not too impressed with the cover to get inside ($12) and the drinks were abit bit pricey for what I got, but the music was something that I would go back for. I love it when videos are played with the DJ's mix. A bit too young of a crowd though, so I moved on.
The next bar that I wondered into was The Here bar and The Abby. There were just around the corner from Rage. A bit too crowded, but the crowd was abit closer to my age and that what I liked. Both bars had a varied mix of indoor and outdoor seating which was night, but the people there were abit too pretentious.
The bar that I enjoyed the most was the MotherLood. A seemingly whole in the wall type establishment but with a prime location on Santa Monica Blvd. It was a perfect mix of eye candy and the not too scrumptious so that I did not feel out of place. Plus the fact that there was no cover and the drinks were reasonably priced made it my pick of the night.
After my run of the bars, I was pooped from the excitement of the day, and my sore neck was not helping the problem, so I headed back to my hotel. After 20 minutes of driving, I reached the ocean, which was the opposite direction of my hotel, located downtown. Grudgingly I hopped back on the 10 freeway and 45min later I was fast asleep in my hotel room.
That was day one.