Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Watching UFC at Hooters

On Saturday, May 26, 2007, Chris, Thomas, Jane, Josh, and I went to Hooters in Burbank to watch the UFC fight. Josh and I got there around 5:30 but we still weren't able to get seats. We should have gotten the patio seats, but we thought we could get a table inside since we got there so early. Apparently, there were tons of other people who had the same idea. At around 7:00, we were about third in line, but since no one was leaving, we weren't able to get in. I knew we were in trouble when I saw guys with UFC t-shirts on sitting inside. . . We had to watch it from outside.

Regarding the main event, what happened to Chuck Liddell's comeback? I thought he was supposed to avenge himself since he was able to avenge himself twice before. I guess Rampage Jackson's punches were just too hard. Liddell went down with just one sucker punch and then he got pounded on for a few seconds before the ref called the match over. Liddell was telling his coach, "What happened?" Man, what a disappointing match.

I plan on setting up a UFC-type wrestling match with all my friends. I think that will be a lot more fun than watching UFC on tv.

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market at the Bank of America Center in Downtown Los Angeles

My Favorite TV Shows

Here's a list of my current favorite television shows. The list is not really in order of preference. You can also see a list of my favorite movies with the link below. Actually, that list is now just a list of the all the movies I've ever seen. It keeps getting updated. Sorry for not writing any more reviews of the movies I've seen. I just don't have the time to do so. I'd rather watch movies than write about them now. My brain is becoming mush. I'm just a video absorbing vegetable now. How much more lazy can I get?

1. Battlestar Galactica

2. The Simpsons

3. Heroes

4. Futurama

5. Drawn Together

6. Top Gear

7. Band of Brothers

8. Macross Zero

9. Initial D

10. Robot Chicken

11. Firefly

12. Alias

13. Lost

14. The Living Planet

15. Planet Earth

16. Globetrekker

17. X-Play

18. Wild Boyz

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Blessing of the Bikes at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. Tuesday, May 15, 2007.

Blessing of the Bikes

Monday, May 14, 2007

My co-worker, Toni, also loves bikes. She runs in marathons and triathlons. She kicks butt.

Save a horse, save a car, ride a bike.

Slamiphobia: Fear of car doors opening suddenly.

I've experienced this first hand several times, because people just don't bother to look before opening there car doors. I had to make evasive maneuvers to avoid getting hit. There were several close calls too when they came within an inch of hitting me. This prompted several verbal lash outs by me.

Live concert by Ditty Bop

Ditty Bop

Some random guy we met at MOCA


Modern Art?

Reduce Traffic

Bike To Work Week attendees

L.A. City Hall

This week is National Bike to Work Week. I went to the Bike to Work Week Rally at the Los Angeles City Hall today. There were several booths full of kool swag. There was also a concert by the Ditty Bops. It was pretty cool.

Improve your health, reduce and avoid traffic, by biking to work this week. Hopefully, you'll do it all the time like me.

Here's a link to last year's Bike to Work post:


Friday, May 11, 2007

My Car is an Accident Magnet!

This morning while I was trying to get gas at an Arco station, some old Hispanic guy hit my car and scratched up the passenger side. I was at the attendant's trying to pay for gas. I paid $30 for regular unleaded at $3.3199 per gallon. I heard my car side mirror being hit and I saw him trying to squeeze through scratching my car. Dammit!

I got his insurance information and said I would give him a call later. Hopefully, he'll pay up quickly.

This happened shortly after I got my car repaired and painted from my last accident when my parents' neighbor hit my car. Now, I have to get it painted again.

Well, I did get scammed by some guys saying they would fix and paint my car for cheap last time. I should never have trusted them. I didn't know much about body repair so I fell for it. They got some equipment out and showed me how they would fix the door. It looked like it was working when they were pulling out the dent, so I said okay. Man, they did a crappy job. My car didn't look that much better than before they started working on it.

Our Hyundai has been hit by so many people. There are dents and scratches on it everywhere. I don't know why people keep hitting it. Maybe they think it's ugly and don't care what happens to it. They think that they can hit it and it would be okay. I'm not happy with people hitting it though. I get mad even when birds poop on it. Some @$$hole scratched a small Nazi sign on the back of my car.

As time goes by, it collects more dents and scratches on it. That's why I'm afraid to buy a new car. I'm scared that once I get a nice Ferrari or Porsche, someone will scratch it. I can live with people scratching my Hyundai. I think I'll blow my lid if someone scratches my Lamborghini. That's the good thing about having an older car. You don't get as upset as when someone scratches your brand-spanking new Mercedes. Our new Honda Accord has already received some door dings on both sides. Arrrgghhh!!!! I don't think any car that I've had has escaped from people scratching up or hitting it. Don't be too anxious about getting a new car. It'll be old and used right after someone dings it. . .And that will happen sooner than you think.

Now, I had to miss ToyotaFest because I had to go get estimates to fix the car.

Floyd Landis

I was reading about Floyd Landis in the Los Angeles Times today and thought the following quote was quite humorous:

Richard Pound — head of the World Anit-Doping Agency — contended publicly that the testosterone readings in Landis' Tour de France sample were so high that "you'd think he'd be violating every virgin within 100 miles."

Landis is saying that he was bribed to sell out Lance Armstrong for a reduced penalty if he got incriminating evidence against him.

Read the whole story at the following link.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Who's that lucky punk?!

Michela looks like she'd rather be drinking than be posing for a picture.

Burt, Big T Timur, Jeff Robinson

We had another awesome time at Update Legal's Happy Hour. I didn't take too many pictures this time, because I was too busy eating, drinking, and making merry. Plus, my camera kept telling me that it had memory card errors so I had to keep taking the card in an out until it finally worked. Also, people were hiding and ducking so it was hard to take good shots.

Fortunately, I didn't have to refund what I took in this time. I think the antioxidant qualities of the cranberry juice negated the effects of all the jesus juice, i.e. alcohol, to be more specific, vodka.

Office party, May 3, 2007 at Casey's Irish Bar & Grille in Downtown L.A.

Hadi, Kyle, Lucky Larry

Patricia and Elizabeth

Cheers Brian!

Keith Cooper