Monday, July 30, 2007

[log] Long Beach off-leash dog park

Sunday: 2007 July 29

- Long Beach off-leash dog beach
- Jose getting tackled in the sand
- Jose and waves not friends
- Nice stroll on Long Beach 2nd street
- The really small family fun fair
- Fish Tacos at Rubio's

Sunday, July 22, 2007

[recipe] Chicken Mushroom Bacon Bake

We defrosted chicken and bacon to clear out the freezer, and Pierre ended up with this:

- Chicken Thighs (5-7 pieces)
- Bacon (5-7 pieces)
- Cream of Mushrooms
- Baby Portebella
- Breadcrumb

1. Layer chicken thighs in a baking dish
2. Half the baby portebella and scatter on top of chicken
3. Layer bacon on top
4. Pour a can of cream of mushrooms over
5. Scatter breadcrumb all over
6. Bake in 400F oven for 45 min

Few things are easier and tastier than this!

Monday, July 16, 2007

[code] Falling Kitties

What happens when JavaScript falls the dark side of the force. Truly frightening.

[outing] Papa Cristo's, Zee's, and J Lounge

Papa Cristo's
- Omakese-style appetizer run
- Meat pie, cheese pie, spinach pie
- Gigantic gyro plate

- Big o fluffy sheep rug pairs perfectly with the hardwood floor
- Robert's excellent instant Sangria. Cans of doles with peach schnapp.

J Lounge
- Gray and Robert as the two token white males who tower over everyone else
- Using the word "mutagens" on random bar chicks
- Can't decide on Hanger One or Grey Goose? Run a blind taste test, of course

Thursday, July 12, 2007

[sql] Left join to two-away table

Lesson from Yodakawa today on how to left join to a table, and then join to another 2-away table:

from A left join (B join C on = on =

[recipe] Sausage Salad

Recipe inspired by the sign I saw at the 7-eleven Kwik-E-Mart, which said -- "Eat fruit to feel less guilty about that chili dog"

- 1 cucumber
- 2-3 tomatoes
- 8-oz mushrooms
- 2 sausages

- Dice up everything to ~1 inch chunks
- Saute mushrooms and sausages
- Layer cucumber, tomatoes, then mushroom / sausages
- Eat sausages (and feel less guilty about it)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

[play] Great iPhone Parody Ads

Beautifully done and just my kind of humor. Bravo.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

[log] 7-Eleven Kwik-E-Mart

Just discovered that I live just a few blocks away from one of just eleven Kwik-E-Mart in the world! Went there at midnight and the line outside was so long you'd think they were selling free iPhones inside. Will have to go and try again at 2am.

And here is how to find a Kwik-E-Mart near you, so you can get your very own Squishee.

Monday, July 02, 2007

[play] How to make upside down text

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Here is how to make upside down text

[outing] The Sound of Music Sing Along

Where: Hollywood Bowl
Who: Mike, Shelbey, Corinne, Pierre and me

- To sausage or not to sausage?
- Canadian bacon and croissant sandwich?
- The deadly fruit in the sangria
- Jack left the building in just 20 min
- Pierre slept through the whole movie
- "Moonbeam in your hand"
- "Maria, You're Fired!"
- Was everybit as good as I had imagined. Gotta call Eileen to go next year

[log] iPhone

Thanks to Mike, who waited in line for 8 hours, I can now say that I know someone who has an iPhone. And,

- iPhone's screen is astoundingly gorgeous
- iPhone's body is work of art
- iPhone's browser renders text so beautifully
- iPhone's vertical / horizontal flip is killer
- iPhone's touch screen typing is an absolute breeze

All those commercials are actually, really, real. Surprise!