Monthly Archive for October, 2009

Joz is Miss Scarlet from Clue for Halloween (not Mario from SMB)

Thanks to Yoshi for letting me carry a pipe wrench around. You can
have it back tomorrow.

At Dave’s party.

Had to figure out a way to re-use this dumb red dress.

Pasadena, CA
10/31/2009

-J
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Dinner tonight is definitely not meatless!

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Inspired by Andy @eatlikeamonk, this was last night’s dinner of stir-fried mock pork and green beans

Oh and topped with toasted cashews.

It looks pretty pork-like, right?!

-J
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The package says “pork bung”

I am scared.

168 Supermarket
Alhambra, CA
10/24/2009

-J
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Joz after @Moye’s wedding

Trying to catch a smile in as the food rapidly expands in her tummy!

(Congratulations again to the happy couple! Thank you for including us in
your special day!)

Los Angeles, CA
10/17/2009

Lobster spaghetti / chesnuts / crayfish bisque

-J
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Scallop; fig, black truffle, polenta

-J
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Egg: whipped cream, caviar @ Ortolan

-J
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The menu @Moye’s wedding dinner at Ortolan

We just had the foie gras.

-J
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Seared Foie Gras in mushroom soup/parmesan emulsion

-J
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And the yumz begin… What is this I’m drinking?

-J
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I could be wrong, but I don’t think this is how goats are supposed to be transported

There are two goats in the back of that pickup.

On the 60 eastbound near Rowland Heights

-J
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My WordPress blog got hacked, but it’s fixed now… thanks to my cousin B!

Also, thanks to Eric Nakagawa who was my shoulder to freak out on.

Basically what happened was that I noticed that a string was appended to the URLs of my individual posts on WordPress:

eval(base64_decode($_SERVER[HTTP_REFERER]))

BAH! It breaks the links!

Anyway, it was my own bad for not being totally up to date with the latest version of WordPress. Eric listened as I freaked out about manually backing up my blog and updating to version 2.84 (since the auto-update wasn’t working for me).

Then my cousin B went into my database and cleaned out the yuck code, per the instructions I found at 4rev.net.

And then, hocus pocus, my blog was all good again! Thanks for the help, guys!

It’s 91 degrees out! And to think that it was raining all week!

Blasting the AC in my cat; going to grab my mail.

-J
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Hey jerk who owns the silver Accord license plate 4SVG446: your neighbors hate you! @LAPD HURRY UP!

Your car alarm has been going off non-stop for more than 3 hours! It
has been driving me CRAZY!!!!!

I went to get the license plate from the car and met 3 neighbors who
all also had called the cops over an hour ago.

Slow response LAPD!!!

-J
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Plight of Falcon Heene, the Colorado Balloon Boy Hijacks My Afternoon

richardmayumiheeneboys

UPDATE: Balloon Boy Falcon Heene Found Alive in Box in Attic of Family’s Home!

The news event that has captured the attention of the world today surrounds a 6-year-old named Falcon Heene from Fort Collins, CO. Falcon’s father, Richard Heene, is a “storm-chaser” and built an experimental aircraft which was essentially a homemade helium balloon. One of Falcon’s older brothers reported seeing Falcon getting into the gondola attached to the balloon and setting it loose from his parents’ home. The escaped weather balloon soared 7,000 feet over eastern Colorado, prompting attention from the FAA and local police (who were following it via car on the ground), as well as various news helicopters which were following it in the air.

While Falcon supposedly went up with the balloon, he wasn’t with it when it made a soft landing in a field near Keenesburg (Weld County)– about 60 miles by road from Fort Collins– more than an hour and a half after the balloon took off. Reports out of 9News in Denver show a photo taken by a neighbor which appears to show an object falling from the balloon as it soared over Fort Collins. The box was also not found with the downed balloon craft.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said the “homemade flying saucer” was made of plywood and string and was never intended for flight.

Falcon’s parents, science enthusiasts Richard and Mayumi Heene, were featured on the 100th episode of ABC’s prime-time program “Wife Swap” in March. According to the network’s Web site, the Heene family “devote their time to scientific experiments that include looking for extraterrestrials and building a research-gathering flying saucer to send into the eye of the storm.” CNN iReport has a video of the Heene family, identified as storm chasers, shooting the eye of Hurricane Gustav in 2008. Richard, Mayumi and their three boys Bradford (9), Ryo (7) and Falcon (5) are part of this adventure.

While I’ve seen numerous mentions to the obvious comparisons to the movie UP on Twitter and Facebook, we can now only hope that the outcome of Falcon’s adventure is as happy as a Pixar movie ending. As my friend Gil Asakawa (who lives in Denver) said when it all started, “Either this kid will be on the Today Show tomorrow morning, or the story will end in tregedy.” Here’s hoping for that it’s the former and not the latter.

Photo: Frank’s Funnies

It’s just an old poster for HOLLYWOOD CHINESE

-J
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Racist wrapping paper for @Moye’s racist birthday present

-J
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Why NOVA continues to be my favorite TV program after all these years…

…awesome stuff like tonight’s new episode: Hubble’s Amazing Rescue.

Yoshi calls me a nerd because I love NOVA so much, but I don’t care. Science is cool! (So is PBS!)

My Bro cracks me up (and grosses me out)

This was my brother’s status message:

Newly discovered superpower: Ability to make babies laugh so hard they puke.

I was curious, so I IMed him:
me: Did you make S puke?

Bro: ya he spit up on the floor

Bro: then his dogs tried to eat it =/

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Gross! That’s what brothers are for, right?

Yoshi & Bro get a new toy! A new circular saw!

The two of them crack me up. They need to patch some holes in the
fence so they were debating the merits of putting up barbed wire vs
razor wire where kids might go. "They’d only lose a digit or two
before learning that they shouldn’t go there," was the reasoning. Haha.

-J
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The prizes for AAJA Trivia Bowl; the rice cup & ramen bowl!

Personally, I don’t mind if we come in last! We get RAMEN!!!

-J
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Joz is at AAJA-LA Trivia Bowl @ JANM

Competing with Wahoo’s Fish Taco team! Whoo!

Japanese American National Museum
Little Tokyo
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
10/9/2009

-J
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Don’t phase me, @BrentSpiner!

Now to play some Beatles RockBand with Dave!

Pasadena, CA

-J
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Indian food! Chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma, lamb biryani

With Yoshi and Dave

At New Delhi Palace
Pasadena, CA

-J
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