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Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Appletini time...

I am a little drunk at the moment...so please pardon my ramblings...

A perfect way to ring in the New Year would be with an Appletini.

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Walt was suppose to have a half day at work today, so I decided that I was gonna pick up some glasses I just had to have from Crate & Barrel. The glasses are from the Viva line. I also needed to get a cocktail shaker. There were 4 different ones from Crate & Barrel. I ended up deciding on the Matte Black Cocktail Shaker. I chose this one because it was insulated AND it doesn't show fingerprints as easily. For the glasses, I ended up getting 6 each of the Viva Cocktail and the 15 oz. Wine Goblet.

Since we were in UTC Mall, we decided to stop by Boba Bliss for some Rose Iced Tea with Boba.

Here are some pics Walt took with the camera phone while we were waiting for our drinks.

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I'm already working on my fourth Appletini and I am flying. I am such a lightweight.

Appletini

Makes enough for 2 drinks

2 parts Apple Vodka
2 parts DeKeyper Apple Pucker
2 parts Sweet & Sour Mix
1 part Butterscotch Schnapps

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake it up till ice cold. Serve in martini glasses.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Still pissed...

I haven't been posting for the past few days since I've been in such a pissy mood.

Yeah...my holiday totally sucked ass big time. The Busa was stolen on the 24th. That's right folks, Merry Fucking Christmas! It's the 2nd Busa that has been stolen from this fucking complex, not to mention the numerous times the truck has been broken into. I'm almost positive it's someone who lives on our street who's been casing the bike for a while. I hope the thief dies on the bike.

I've been totally buried with work. I have 4 site maps, location map, a brochure layout, and a web site due within the time span of this week. Looks like I'll be working some on New Year's Day and this weekend.

As for tomorrow evening...I'm thinking Apple Martini's. I need a shaker and some martini glasses as well. Walt has a half day tomorrow, so we'll be making a run.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2003

A visit from the Grinch

I woke up in the middle of the night with horrible stabbing stomach cramps. I was also feeling feverish and had some achy joints, so I gather I was coming down with some kind of stomach flu.

And another thing...all thieves must die a slow and painful death. Goodwill to all men? Fuck that...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Busy day...

I filled a short notice order for more bath & body stuff. I spoke with my web project client on the progress of his site. I also got approved to work on a brochure. woohoo! I still need to finish up the 3 site maps for them, which I'm half-way there.

I spent some more time on FFX. I'm up to the Bevelle Cloister of Trials. I am striving for 100% completion on the game.

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Monday, December 22, 2003

Tired...

The story of my life. I don't have to go in to work at an office. I'm working from home, which is something I've always wanted to do. Yet, I still can't help but feel burnt out.

I registered to take 3 upcoming seminars sponsored by Apple in Temecula. I'm pretty excited about that.

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Sunday, December 21, 2003

Red, red, wine...

I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to the knowledge of wines. Friday night, I tried a really great cab over at Chris G's. It was a `99 Stephen Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon that Irene and Wayne bought over. It was really smooth.... I must find me a bottle.

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Saturday, December 20, 2003

Freedom Tower my ass...

freedomtower.jpgI grew up in Brooklyn, New York. For as long as I can remember, the former World Trade Center was always a big part of my life. When I worked in the Financial District, I would walk past those buildings all the time. I would frequent the Borders Bookstore that was there and also shopped in the Concourse area quite a bit before I would board the "R" train in the Cortlandt Street station to head back into Bay Ridge.

But being a native New Yorker, you tend to take some things for granted and don't even think of the grandeur and beauty of the World Trade Center. I've only been on the Observation Deck 3 times in my whole life, and all those times was with tourists visiting New York for the first time. I regret not going there more often just for pleasure and also dining at Windows of the World. In my last trip back to NYC in 2000, Walt & I went to the top of the Observation Deck again and also made it a point to visit the Empire State Building. Returning back to New York as a tourist has made me fall in love with the city all over again.

It's been over 2 years since 9-11. They've been going back and forth with all this political bullshit and how the new site should look. The latest plans they revealed touts the tower to be the "tallest buildings" in the world. After looking at the images, they remind of of broken shards of glass. Yeah...nice memorial for the victims of 9-11. Also, the occupiable space in the "Freedom Tower" will be almost 500 ft. lower than before. These new buildings basically tell the terrorists that they've won. They've determined how high people can work. There's also one signature tower instead of 2.

They call this the Freedom Tower, but where's the freedom in all this? There's nothing wrong with the towers before. Why can't they just rebuild them taller and stronger? It would appear that a huge number of people feel the same way. Here's a message forum from The New York Post.

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Friday, December 19, 2003

Holiday cheer

We went over to Chris G's for a wine & cheese get together. He had just finished redoing his apartment and wanted to have a get together to show it off. I saw quite a few of my former co-workers there. We had a really nice time there. It's hard to believe that it's been 4 months since I left the Bowels of Hell.

Walt & I showed up with a bottle of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill Wine, Easy Cheese with the Fun Nozzle, and a box of generic brand of Saltine crackers. It was so white trash! For the real thing, we actually got a bottle of Bogle Petite Sirah Merlot and some home baked chocolate chip beer bread.

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Thursday, December 18, 2003

Tired...

I must be getting old. I spent all day out of the house yesterday and it has totally zapped all the energy from me today. I spent most of my time today on the web project, which is coming along real nicely.

We were gonna do laundry tonight, be didn't feel like it when the time came. I spent about 2 hours playing FFX tonight. It's definitely going slower than the first time around. I've been spending more time leveling up each character.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

It's finally here!

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"Return of the King" opened in theatres today. We got our tickets 2 weeks ago for this morning's showing. Walt had taken the day off from work and I didn't do any jobs today either. We had arrived early to Edwards Theatres in Mira Mesa at 9:40, anticipating there was going to be a long line outside like we experiences with "The Two Towers." It turned out there was no line AND they even let us in right away to take our seats. Hey, it sure beats waiting in line.

The movie was just absolutely breathtaking. I'm not going to give anything away, but I can say is that it was totally epic. Peter Jackson did such a great job. Not only were the special effects out of this world, the costumes were beautifully done.

After the movies (3 hours and 20 minutes), we headed out to eat at Bamboo Hut for some really good Asian barbecue. Since we were in the area, we headed over to UTC Mall. Of course, I had to stop into Sephora. I purchased the Philosophy Holiday Kisses lip balm set. The set includes the Kiss Me Lip Balms in Sugar Cookie (sheer frost - smells like cookie batter), Peppermint Patty (sheer pink sheen - smells like peppermint), and Kiss Me Red (shee berry red - unscented). Did I ever mention that I was a Philosophy junkie?

To cap off the evening, we stopped by Boba Bliss, which is a drink stand in the mall that sells various types of Boba drinks. I've been totally addicted to the Rose Iced Boba Tea. It's not too sweet and the tea smells like roses. It also has some kind of rose flavoring syrup and little bits of petals in it. I spied on how the guy was making it. Looks like I need to get some rose flavoring syrup. So...the search is on!

Whew...I'm tired...

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