right?! looks like it right?! but it's actually this amazing sausage place over in downtown la, right down the street from SCIARC, my old school.

i would definitely recommend it, especially to leia! they have all of these exotic sausages there. buffalo, rabbit, alligator and rattlesnake. i kind of kept it safe b/c i'm not sure how my stomach would react to it, but i had this mango jalapeno sausage. the sweet and spicy taste just hit the spot.

but it didn't stop there. their fries were great. served up belgium style with flavored mayo on the side.

they have an amazing beer selection. this was an apple ale that was basically apple juice. it was serioulsy delicious...

check it out:


guess who's going to have a beergarten birthday party in 2009!


hey look!


i'm not the fashion police or anything, but isn't this just ridiculous and absurd!? i guess it just points out the fact that everyone has lapses in judgement.


In spite of all of the crap that's been going on there's one person that knows how to cheer me up, even if he doesn't really know it...

you guessed it... MR. AIDEN RILEY BOQUIREN

the other day we were talking to alvin, minette and aiden showing us his great skills of repeating. he can say all of the normal stuff like "bob" (his little red dog) "baby" (and he'll point to where his new little brother or sister is) "ba-ba" (his milk), and some other stuff too. BUT the best word that he said was "ANDREW!" and it came out so naturally. this boy is going to be super smart!

now if i can only make him say UNCLE ANDREW, then we'll be set...



check it out...



Straight Up (Acoustic)

for all you paula abdul fans, here's a little acoustic tribute to her...

this guy totally rocks out...


kawawa naman!

here's my mom and aiden giving their best kawawa face... it's like they need flies on their faces and woman asking for donations to feed them...

merry chirstmas!

better late then never!

so it's been seriously forever since i've actually written something. i've been wanting to write something but things get in the way, work, going out, watching movies, you're too tired, the list goes on and on but i'm trying to.

anyways so at work i'm helping out on this project called camp emerald bay. it's boy scouts camp over on the northwestern tip of catalina island where boy scouts can earn merit badges and gain skill sets to help them survive and make themselves better people. we're doing a masterplan for them (basically laying out the camp's future, building wise, for the next 25 years) but also designing some pretty cool new camper cabins created from shipping containers and tensile fabrics and a dining pavilion. i would show pictures of those things, but i think it might be some sort of copyright infringement or something or i could get in trouble at work, but anyways, so i'm working on this thing and we get the opportunity to actually see the site and spend time there documenting.

anyways the trip was pretty awesome, we saw dophins race by the boat, i almost threw up, had to take a little motor boat to the camp that had a slow leak in it so a guy was pumping out water while we got to the dock, i canoed, saw sea lions or seals, went hiking, and all of this was funded by the boy scouts! all of our meals, transportation to and from the island and lodging were included. the funny thing was that the reason they a boat was going to the camp was to help close it for the season and i got to go there and just have a good time. this was definately one of the perks of my job, site visits!!!

so this is us packing our stuff on the little boat that had a leak...