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March 2008



Brain Dump Mondays: A Typical Weekend

I love my 3 day weekends!! This one was spent like most of my other weekends: boardgames, movies, eating!

Friday – we spent the night at Andy’s on Thursday after playing Settlers of Catan. There’s nothing like playing a GOOD game of Settlers. Unfortunately, the ultimate champion of the night was boyrobot but it was a heated race and fun nonetheless! We ate at one of my favorite viet places in Westminster, Brodard (their spring rolls….yum!!) and then went to go look at houses. Yes, boyrobot and I are shopping for houses….nothing serious yet but we just want to see what’s out there and which way the prices are heading. We probably won’t be buying until 2009. Instead of looking at houses that were in our price range, Andy took us to go see the houses he was thinking of buying…yes that meant looking at $1M + houses. It was nice to dream of a “one day” for us. There was one house especially that tugged at my heart. It had a super pimp movie room + game room. A game room is a must in my future house. I’m such a kid at heart!

Saturday – our friend Fong and Mike invited us over for some lasagna. Before dinner we decided to go shopping at Century City and then catch a movie. We bought some dress shoes for Mike and then stopped by Tiffanys to look at some wedding bands for fun. I like this one:

Nice and simple!

We ended up watching Jumper because we couldn’t bring ourselves to watch our original pick, 10000BC after seeing it’s rating on Rottentomatoes (8%?!). Jumper was entertaining but completely ridiculous. The best part of the movie is seeing all of the places around the world. It makes me want to travel soon again! Then we went back and ate some yummy lasagna, texas toast, and peanut butter cookies. Our other friend Igarta brought over a cake he and his gf made and we spent the rest of the night installing hacked apps onto boyrobot’s IPhone and playing “who can guess the song first” while Mike was uploading songs to his Ipod. We’re such apple whores! At around 1am we started watching King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. The movie was funny and made me such a fan of Steve Wiebe (down with Billy, the pompous coward!!). You’ll have to watch the movie to see what I mean. Now all I want to do is play Q-bert!

Sunday: After sleeping in, even later than normal because of the time change (grrr!) we decided to get up. I wanted to get a tshirt from UCLA and also check out a future possible wedding ceremony site, LA Exposition Rose Garden. Right before we left I looked up the directions only to find out they are closed from January until March 15th. Doh! I guess we will have to wait til next week. We still headed to UCLA anyway and I took this picture with the bear.

I’m a dork and accidentally had the camera on manual with some weird setting so the pic is all blue. Oh well. I still got my tshirt!

Lastly, we ran a quick experiment at McDonald’s. A lot of people were complaining that McD’s has an “eat in” tax. It’s completely ridiculous! It’s just the sale tax labeled wrong but a lot of people have been blogging that McD’s charges you extra if you eat in so you should always order to go. Well I hope this picture ends that debate! hehe

Click the pic if you need to see a larger version!


Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: March 10, 2008 at 8:59 am

What what what? Is this the first picture of yourself on this website? So much for anonymi..inimi…..ty. Can I start calling you by your real name? (For those not in the know, its Kimberly Farnsworth Jehosaphat).

As for your McDonalds question, thank you for settling that particular bidness. However, as an Attorney, I must warn you that some places are indeed forced to charge you higher fees by law, not by choice. This depends largely on the city, as the municipal tax rules may have different taxation requirements for different “types” of restaurants. For example, San Francisco has different taxation reqs for “toasted sandwiches” then for normal sandwiches (toasting designates you as a bakery or something), so they actually have to charge you more if you ask them to toast your sandwich. So I’m afraid you have only settled your question as per the district of LA you were in.

Cue “the more you know” music from NBC here.

Comment from che
Posted: March 10, 2008 at 9:59 am

the blue tint on your pictures dont look bad… it gives it a very lomo-ish look :P i think you found a way to take lomo pics with a digital camera! please share hehe ;) either that or it looks like that picture is front the 70s… hippie kim!

Comment from RiSE
Posted: March 11, 2008 at 7:35 am

white balance. With cameras that don’t have manual white balance control, usly you can just hold something white in front of the lens THEN turn the camera on. It should balance out your color temperature. Although if you were to put a soft vignette on that beat pic it would be very lomo-ey.

Comment from kristen
Posted: March 12, 2008 at 10:52 pm

What a nice weekend! I miss weekends in general. =) See you soon in sin city! Did I ever send you the link of the restaurants w/ most health citations in LA? They’re almost all Viet restaurants! It’s ok though…builds the immunity.