Archive for November, 2005

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Notes about this week plus some random exclamations:

I learned how to cook eggplant. Holler.

Ryan and I had dinner at Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon last night. Okay, so I’ll finally admit I don’t see what’s so special about it (not to say it’s bad, because it’s not). But I just can’t get over the name I guess. has been renewed! But I found a promo coupon and am now moving off of iPowerWeb and onto the Dreamhost bandwagon.

I heart streamlined processes. Examples from this week: a shoe return at Nordstroms and a Fandango movie ticket redemption w/o a push of a button.

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow! Get ready, Jules.

Started reading Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.

Yup that covers it.

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Heard a cool quote tonight by Mother Teresa reflecting on a familiar passage:

At the end of our lives, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by, “I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.”

Hungry not only for bread-but hungry for love.

Naked not only for clothing-but naked of human dignity and respect.

Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks-but homeless because of rejection.

This is Christ in distressing disguise.

Death Cab @ The Paramount

Death Cab for Cutie ConcertFriday was the Death Cab for Cutie concert at the Paramount. Met up with Stephen, Paul, and my co-worker Joe out front a little early to exchange tickets before heading over to the bar at the Cheesecake factory for drinks and appetizers. (Can you say mini-hamburgers?) After hanging out there for a bit we headed over to the Paramount. The opening bands were on and as none of us were too interested in hearing them play, we moseyed around the Paramount’s elegant staircases. I ran into Jason there, so we talked with him for a bit before heading into the theater.

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Eventful Weekend

DSC02158 Jules' 24th Birthday 
DSC02163 Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Jules’ 24th birthday dinner @ Mission

Night @ Dan's
INFO crew gathering at Dan’s and more Hold ‘Em

Alex's Baptism
Alex’s Christening in Bremerton

Not to mention a dinner at Azteca with Ryan, Dan, and Jessica; trip to a spa with Jules; and time with my parents in Port Orchard. Talk about a power-weekend. The end!

Indoor Smoking Ban

Voters approve statewide ban on indoor smoking

Whoa, I-901 passed. For some reason the news to me is surprising, but exciting.

I’ve read the arguments against it and the concerns over the opportunity for selective enforcement, but er– is it bad that I can’t help but imagine me happily walking into a smoke-free bar? Oh geez, imagine the College Inn.

Halloween & the Days that Preceded It

Today at work I made myself dizzy with Deskloops. Such a great idea, but I couldn’t toggle between an IM window and browser window without the whole loop rotating. I had a headache by 3 from watching my windows loop all day.

Anyway, rewind to this weekend. Friday I went home for my Dad’s birthday. So it was chill times at home with relatives and hanging out with my parents. On Saturday, Jules and I went shopping at Ikea, determined to start really decorating our place. After living here a little over a year, we realized we’ve haphazardly filled it without much planning and recently decided to kick it up a little. Yeah, okay, maybe not quite Emeril-caliber, but felt ambitious nonetheless.

After emptying our wallets at Ikea, I went over to Ryan’s place for dinner. He made some honey Dijon chicken with mushrooms and crushed bacon, some cheddar-covered broccoli, and steamed rice! It was a really good dinner. Afterward, Darrin, Bree, and Sean came over to play some poker.

CRW_6117This second poker game wasn’t quite as satisfying as the first one–I didn’t win a single hand for nearly an hour and a half! But it was still pretty fun to hang out with friends and play. (Not to mention Bree brought these mini-brownies.) I somehow won again. At the end I was dealt some decisive hands. Oh Hold ‘Em, how trixy you are. Sean came in second and Ryan placed third again.

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