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October 28, 2003

Picture update.

Weekend update... Knott's Scary Farm, Rosebowl (UCLA vs. ASU), Zuma Beach/Simi Valley fire pics...

Went shooting tonight with Joel. Smith and Wesson .357 6" barrel revolver, and a fullsized Glock .40... the revolver was FUN and accurate as hell. Glock was about the same as the Beretta 92FS for me (yeah I know the calibers are different)-- it felt the same-- decently well to shoot, but not nearly as good as the Sig Sauer P228. Kick on the revolver is pretty strong (I need to shoot a 1911 again to re-reference myself with the feel of a good .45ACP), but Joel shot VERY well with it-- even better than his usual, which is already so good it's ridiculous!

If you cocked the revolver before firing, the trigger pull was about the strength of a wish. "Hmm I'll fire..." and you'd have a bullet on the target before the thought was done. Very accurate that way if you're focused... but not as fun. =P My groups with the Glock were better than the two times with the Beretta, but not as good as with the Sig. We'll see when I have time and money to go again...

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October 26, 2003


Long Beach Press-Telegram article from Saturday, October 25.

Fires burning... fire season... man, this sucks.
1) North of Simi Valley: Val Verde fire.
2) North of Fontana/Rancho Cucamonga: Grand Prix fire.
3) San Bernadino County: Waterman fire.

Plus two in San Diego. Crap.

We were at the beach today... turns out a small fire off PCH/CA-1 just south of the beach we were at shut down PCH. Turned our 12 mile trip back to West LA into a 40+ mile trip back through Thousand Oaks. We stopped for an impromptu dinner with a friend in Thousand Oaks at Cheesecake, at least... which was cool, but Thousand Oaks is SO FREAKING CLOSE to the Val Verde fire that the sky was pitch dark by 5:30pm and it smelled like BBQ and ash everywhere!

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Go Bruins!

Go Bruins! 20-13 over ASU tonight!

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October 13, 2003

Lego anyone?

lego tie interceptor

Barry and I built this tonight. 2 hours. Definitely worth it!

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October 07, 2003


If you're a resident of California, get off your butt and to the polls today for today's election. While I'm not happy with the prospect of a recall, I'm even less enthused with some of the other crap that's been happening...

I've already voted... gotta love absentee ballots.

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October 03, 2003

Hiking and stuff

Hiking! Last weekend was fun. =)

What's not fun is Verizon forgetting to send me a bill again. F*ckers have me on a monthly billing cycle, which is all well and good, but they seem to send me a bill only every other month. *mad* At least they don't charge me late fees for being consistently a month late. Still. Fucking Verizon.

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