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Here Comes the Rain

Going to the gym for the first time in closer to a year with a friend, who has lots of time to hit the gym regularly, is a very bad idea. This was Thursday. I am still unable to straighten out either of my arms without a whole lot of pain. All weekend I have been asking people to stretch my arms out for me while grimacing in pain.

This weekend was pretty low key, spent trying to keep from moving my arms too much and trying to stay warm. The cold weather is ushering in a storm that is supposed to last the entire week and carry into the next week. Although the weather may be cold, the views are absolutely perfect.


The water is blue and the coastline is visible wall the way up to Ventura.


Downtown Los Angeles. Like any other downtown, just crappier


Normally this is covered by a layer of smog that makes it almost impossible to see.


People were taking advantage of the winds and sailing. If you look closely you can even see a plane taking off from LAX.

Hopefully things clear up for Christmas, but as long as we’re hoping for things, hopefully we get some snow here in Los Angeles for Christmas.

Need More Weekend

It’s always great to see friends home for the holiday weekend, but all the socializing takes its toll.

Wednesday night bowling and Rock Band 2 with friends.

Thanksgiving was family and food. I drummed for three hours on Rock Band with my cousins, and I think pulled something.

Friday was my 10-year high school reunion. I woke up still drunk the next morning. Hopefully I kept a low profile or at least won some sort of dance off. I somehow doubt either of those things happened.

Saturday was spent enjoying some good burgers at Father’s Office, followed by watching Slumdog Millionaire. This movie is absolutely incredible. I’m going to stop complaining about my life, because of this film. I recommend that everyone go see it to get some perspective. If you’re not into gaining perspective, the female lead is super hot.

Today was spent taking it easy. As I was sitting at home, the clouds rolled in from the ocean and covered the ocean and the whole Los Angeles Basin. Absolutely nothing was visible, except for downtown, Century City, and the Hollywood sign.

After all this activity, I’m almost ready to get back to the regular schedule of work. Almost… See you guys at work!

Ugly Naked Guy

Pretty much everyone knows that reference from Friends. Most people don’t relate to it though. For those of you that are familiar with my house, you’ve seen this view.

What you don’t see in this picture is a house right below us. We have a pretty steep hill, so unless you’re at the edge, you don’t see this house. It must provide some sense of privacy for our neighbors below, so much so that the man of the house feels comfortable enough to walk around in his birthday suit.

One day while I was home sick, I took the camera and tripod out to the edge to snap some pictures of the view, but I caught a glimpse of what I thought was bare bottom. I didn’t do a double check. I turned around and decided my pictures could wait.

I questioned myself about what I saw. Maybe I just saw some skin colored shorts, and that was the end of that, until my parents told me they saw our neighbor’s doodle. We have our very own Ugly Naked Guy.

Moving On Up…to the East Side

I guess because it’s a peninsula, the rest of Palos Verdes is actually further west than where I currently live, even though I’m right along the coast. I digress. My parents just bought a new home. The home is really nothing spectacular to speak of really. My parents liked the view. Since my mom recently retired, she has been spending more time at home, and I think she’s tired of our peekaboo view. She wanted a real view.

The whole transaction happened rather quickly. The house just listed, and my parents saw it Saturday. Sunday their bid was in, and three days later their offer was accepted.


Overlooking the city.


My parents weren’t the only ones interested. Also, you can see the plans I have made already.


View of the ocean over rooftops.


The view can even be seen from inside the home.

Even though I’m happy that my parents got a great new home, there are some things I am not looking forward to in all this.

1. Moving. I hated moving, even when I was just in an apartment in college. It’s probably going to take me two whole days just to move my fish tanks.

2. Traffic. This house puts me farther away from a freeway. Getting to work in the morning is going to be a pain in the ass.

There is some up side to the new home. There will finally be radio reception and cell phone reception for people using carriers other than Sprint. It won’t take me close to 40 minutes to drive to Michelle’s house even though she is in the next city over. I’ll get a room that won’t have a crack in the window. It’s so damn cold during the winters. Last, but certainly not least, you know I’m going to have a going away party at this house, but try not to mess stuff up. We still have to rent the house to someone.