Archive for December, 2006

Not having a blast…

December 31st, 2006 1 Comment

Bangkok explosions leave two dead *Update* Two more bombs exploded at Central World Plaza and Pratunam And now the tourists are getting hurt. The word on the streets is that it was either the Muslim insurgents from the south, revving up the violence and spreading it to the city. Or, a more possible scenario to me, Thaksin’s supporters stirred shit up. Either way, the typical gigantic public New Year celebrations were cancelled everywhere. Still, dad said that didn’t stop the


2006: Year in Review

December 30th, 2006 No Comments

2006 can be summed up in just one word. Change. It started with mom’s health from her radiation earlier in the year to chemo in February, and finally, the stroke that debilitated her in July. I did go home twice in one year for the first time ever, and despite it all, I managed to have a few days of absolutely good times. Then we moved out of the Long Beach College Dorm 2.0 into a quiet residential neighborhood of


Oh, the last Friday of 2006

December 29th, 2006 No Comments

How I love thee. Let me count the ways! First. I made dinner tonight and it kicks major ass! Rachael Ray’s Steak dinner set (I used thawed, frozen spinach instead of kale) is phenomenal. I adjusted everything down to make food for 2 and it’s perfect. Second. Finally opened the Santa Cristina 2003 Sangiovese wine Brenda gave me for Christmas last year. It’s fantastic. Third. Blogger came through and revert me back to my original form. Back on the Old


December in Pictures

December 24th, 2006 1 Comment

This is to make up for the photo post I lost when they switched me back from New Blogger to Old Blogger. Board of Investors Party Cool Cat VP Greg’s Going Away Drinks at the Library Bar Me coming to work just a wee bit tired… A very Trojan Christmas


Merry Christmas, y’all!

December 21st, 2006 No Comments

IMG_0552 Originally uploaded by theoakmonster.


Don’t think I’m in classic any more

December 18th, 2006 No Comments

Issue with switching from Old Blogger to New Blogger. Over one month of struggle comes to a close. I got my old stuff back but lose the new stuff I posted recently. So, after this point of the blog in December, things may look odd and posts maybe confusing. Please forgive me. I’m doing my best to restore what was lost.

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