Friday, May 29, 2009

THREAD Show is Saturday and Sunday!!!!

THREAD Show has so much amazing stuff going on this year that it's easier for you to head over to their great web page and see for yourself!!! It's in the old vacant Wonderbread Factory over in East Village this year, a really cool space. Not only is THREAD all about fashion, art, and music but this year there is a huge Green tilt, lots of local bands, giveaways/goodies, and so much more. Get on their mailing list and RSVP ($8 entry vs. $10!) and check out the site. This year it is TWO days, niiiice!! See you there!!

Feel Like Dancing?!

Saturday nights at Universal in Hillcrest are ALWAYS fun!! E-mail your first and last name to vip@universalhillcrest and you and one other person can get in for free before 10:30 PM!! The drinks are strong, the dance floor hot, and the people are a mixed bag of gay, straight, and everything in between. The place is enormous so you don't feel cramped and there is an outdoor area with a fire pit for a quieter but no less party spirited hang out sesh. Check it out!!

Why are hamburgers called that when there is no ham in them??

Turns out hamburgers AREN'T an American invention. They were invented in Hamburg, Germany, hence the name. DAMN IT! Is there NO American culture?! Either way Americans LOVE our hamburgers, check out the facts:

--Ranking #1 among all restaurants with 26,000 stores in 119 countries, McDonald's serves billions of hamburgers worldwide.

--On average, Americans eat 3 hamburgers a week

--McDonald's has sold 12 hamburgers for every person in the world

--60% of all sandwiches eaten are hamburgers

--The largest In and Out Burger ordered was a "100X100", which cost $100.

And as a follow up, if you made a burger made of ham, what then would you call it??

Lloyd Pest Control, Poor mouse...

The mouse in the Lloyd Pest Control logo looks so terrified it's sad. Why the HELL would you use a cartoon depiction of an adorable yet freaked out mouse as your extermination logo? The tag line even has the word 'bugs' in it! Why not use an ugly cockroach that has a swastika on its arm and is giving you the finger? It's like McDonalds using a cute little calf to sell hamburgers....

2009 Bonnaroo Lineup

2009 Outside Lands Lineup



Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sun Screen Can Save Your Life

Sorry to keep pounding away on Green rants but we've fucked up the ozone layer so much that sun screen is a MUST for people who kick it outdoors a bunch. And uh, we live in Southern California so unless you're a shut in (does that include us 9-5 working stiffs?) you're outside enough to warrant sun screen use. Nowadays you can get SPF 100+, geez white folks, eeeaaassy!! But the truth is the amount of chemicals used in SPFs over 50 contain large amounts of harmful chemicals than can seep into your body (think the way nicotine and birth control patches work). Since professionals recommended reapplying often anyway stick with SPF 30-50 and just reapply every hour, after a big sweat or after swimming to keep yourself from burning, getting more wrinkles than you should and limiting the onset of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. Don't forget overlooked places like behind your ears, scalp parts, between your toes and hard to reach areas. Getting a friend to help you apply sun screen is not only sure to cover more skin surface but can also be very sexy. **WINK**

Sun Screen Wisdom

SPF 30 Blocks 97% of rays
SPF 80- Blocks 99%
SPF 100- Blocks 100%

-You should apply the equivalent of 1 Shot glass of sunscreen on your body
-Look for sunscreen with both UVA and UVB rays
-Don't forget other sun blocking agents like hats, visors, umbrellas and sunglasses (eyes can get screwed up without protection too!)

Tajima Japanese Restaurant

A friend of mine was moving to Japan to teach and I had to know she'd be eating right. I lived in Japan as a kid and I remember a few sleep overs with my Japanese friends when I'd go to bed hungry after not being able to stomach squid tentacles and raw horse meat (thank god for rice). If you asked me where to get Japanese food in San Diego I might have just rattled off my favorite sushi places. WRONG. Japanese people eat way more than sushi and not all of it looks like the food the mom on 80's cult classic Better Off Dead would have cooked. I think we can all safely say the best Asian ethnic food comes from the Convoy area and that's where we went. There are hidden treasures all over there but you gotta know where to go and thankfully my friend teaches English and her Japanese students raved about Tajima, GOOD SIGN!! We smoked a bowl in the car and strolled in. Right off teh bat, the place was cute and clean, spacious and great for small and large groups. Katie pretty much knew everyone there and they ran over to hug her and meet us all happily. Japanese people love to share cultures whether their absorbing yours with giddy enthusiasm or passing off their culture to you with a contagious pride.

We wanted to try a wide range of things and were able to because the prices were very reasonable! They had a bunch of safe bets for less adventurous peeps and some far out options. We got kimchi pork udon (stir fried noodles,pork, kimchi and a poached egg, this was our favorite!!), an array of appetizers (standards like veggie tempura were great along with wild cards like grilled beef tongue (!), cold tofu and kimchi were great also). We enjoyed beers and great service. Tajima stays open till 3 AM for Ramen Nites on the weekend, anybody whos been drunk and poor knows ramen is a great drunken treat (but a really horrifying thing to barf up so they have other stuff too). Check their menus on their nice website and head out to Convoy for some great Japanese eats!!

Tajima Japanese Restaurant
4681 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 576-7244

The Largest Industrial Contributors to Global Warming

-Parcel Delivery (FedEx, Ups, Etc.)
-Air Transport
-Bottled Water and Water Service Delivery

E-mail, and soon teleportation, will take care of the first nature killing contributor. Actually teleportation takes care of the second one too. But the third is gonna be harder to get people to change. Bottled water has been the source of major tension in the environmental debates. But the truth is less than 5-percent of the 40 billion pounds of plastic produced every year are actually recycled. Plastics are now the fastest growing sector of the waste stream and presently take up more than 25 percent of the volume of material sent to landfills every year. Also, 25% of bottled water is actually tap water. Plus, the plastic in those bottles degrades and breaks down in over 80 degree temperatures. DO NOT DRINK the water left in bottles after they've been in your hot car for awhile. You'll be drinking chemicals your body has NO business ingesting. Use an on- sink purifier or Brita style filter and carry around a washable re-usable water bottle. We can all use a reason to feel better about ourselves and this is actually a good one!!

On This Day In History: Gladys Knight is Born in 1944

On this day, singer Gladys Knight is born in Atlanta, Georgia. The daughter of two gospel choir singers, Knight began singing with a touring choir at age four. At age seven, she won the grand prize on the popular TV show Original Amateur Hour and made several subsequent TV appearances. At a birthday party for her 10-year-old brother in 1952, when Gladys was eight, she pulled together an impromptu singing group, using her brother and several cousins to help her out. Another cousin, James "Pip" Wood, suggested they turn professional, and the group adopted their cousin's nickname, touring as Gladys Knight and the Pips. The group played together for years without making a splash but finally hit the charts in 1961 with "Every Beat of My Heart." They continued to record hits throughout the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Among their best-known songs are "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967), "Midnight Train to Georgia" (1973), and "Love Overboard" (1987).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gay Marriage Ban Remains, Californians Look Like Backward Retarded Southerners...

I can't believe it. The courts backed a vote against people getting married. Simply put but true. California said not everyone that resides within it's borders has the right to get married. It really is sick when you put it that way. Why is religion even playing a part in politics? Legally and governmentally (yes I know, not a real word) every human being that is a citizen of this country should be treated equally. Yes we know Christians, your god (of love?) says being gay is fucked up and you refuse to recognize their love as true. But why do those backwards beliefs have to enter our laws and constitution? Churches should have the choice to recognize a marriage or not if they want because it's a private corporation, but not a country where gay men and women fucking PAY TAXES but can't get married??!?! I say if gay people don't have ALL the freedoms that straight people do they shouldn't have to pay ALL the fucking taxes. Watch this video, it's really sweet but songs and video and rallying don't seem to work, this seems to be a religious war, where seperation of church and state is ignored and ignorant entities with money are king. Siiiigh, the fight isn't over, the next generation of voters grew up with gay people for teachers, coaches, friends, relatives and neighbors. Hopefully they wont be weighed down with fear like those before us.

The Courage Campaign just released a 60-second TV ad version of "Fidelity" -- the heartbreaking online video viewed by more than 1.2 million people, making it the most-watched video ever in the history of California politics.

Check out the new "Fidelity" TV ad and join me in signing the pledge to repeal Prop 8 by building a marriage equality army one million strong:

Free "I Support Gay Marriage" Sticker From Credo

From Credo, Yesterday:

Moments ago, the California Supreme Court ruled to uphold Prop. 8 — although the court said that the 18,000 couples who got married last year can remain married, no more same sex couples can get married under the current law. This is a sad and angry moment, but we cannot let it feel like defeat. We must use this as an opportunity to move forward in the fight for marriage equality for all Californians — a fight that we will take to every corner of this state.

People say the fight for gay marriage is about a lot of things. They say it's about equal rights, and civil liberties, and the values that define America — and that's all true.

But this fight is about more than that. This is about love.

Victories in Maine and Vermont and Iowa have turned the tide on marriage equality. Far-right conservatives and their despicable fear tactics are losing ground every day. We've faced a setback in California today, but the truth remains clear: this is a fight we can win.

So join in our commitment to fight back together and overturn Prop. 8, and display the sticker. And ask your friends and family to display the sticker. And when you see a stranger with the sticker, you can smile.


Why do we still say "Bless You" when we sneeze??

Back in the day people believed that a sneeze causes the soul to escape the body through the nose. Saying "bless you" would stop the devil from claiming the person's freed soul. Others believed the opposite: that evil spirits use the sneeze as an opportunity to enter a person's body. There was also the misconception that the heart momentarily stops during a sneeze (it doesn't), and that saying "bless you" was a way of welcoming the person back to life.

So now that science has proved that sneezing is a reflex action and is most often the sign of something relatively benign, why do we continue to say it??

Common courtesy be damned.....

Late Night Hosts Spice Up Family Guy

Several US talk show hosts were featured on a new episode of Family Guy which premiered on the 3rd May.

They appeared as part of a scene talking about a relationship between Brian (the dog on the show) and Lauren Conrad (from MTV’s The Hills) on the show, and how it’s being reported on TV.

Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Jay Leno were featured with specially-made clips from the real life talk shows. It was pretty cool seeing all those guys on the show and the commentary was funny!

On This Day In History: The Golden Gate Bridge Opens in 1937

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, a stunning technological and artistic achievement, opens to the public after five years of construction. On opening day--"Pedestrian Day"--some 200,000 bridge walkers marveled at the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge, which spans the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco and Marin County. On May 28, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic.

Construction began on January 5, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. Cincinnati-born bridge engineer Joseph Strauss and his workers overcame many difficulties: strong tides, frequent storms and fogs, and the problem of blasting rock 65 feet below the water to plant earthquake-proof foundations. Eleven men died during construction. On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened to great acclaim, a symbol of progress in the Bay Area during a time of economic crisis. At 4,200 feet, it was the longest bridge in the world until the completion of New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1964. Today, the Golden Gate Bridge remains one of the world's most recognizable architectural structures.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day and Veterans whats the difference??

I found it slightly sad that as I enjoyed my day off yesterday I really wasn't sure what the day stood for. I know that the military grave yard up by serene Cabrillo, beautiful in it's macabre purpose, was full of people all yesterday as I tried to take a morning jog up there. I think Americans are just so thankful for a day off we fail to remember what actually happened on that day and take time to remember it. For most of us Memorial Day means get drunk on a boat or at a BBQ day, Fourth of July means get drunk on the beach then marvel at fireworks day and Thanksgiving means stuff your face and drink enough to ignore the fact that you don't necessarily LIKE your family day. Americans only have 15 days off in a work year. When we get a free day to relax we don't have time to remember and that's sad because the real meaning of Memorial Day and Veterans Day is to honor those who give their life for our country and well being, no matter how misguided the intentions of the current head of state.

Memorial Day and Veterans Day Explained
Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.

Breakfast at Sulimays: Hear Old Folks Discuss Common and Bon Iver

LOL There are more on YouTube with musicians like Young Jeezy and Animal Collective

1st Hispanic, 3rd Women Elected to Supreme Court

Another fucking awesome move by our admirable United States President, Barack Obama!!

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama on Tuesday nominated federal appellate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Sotomayor, 54, would be the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice and the third woman to serve on the high court.

Sotomayor "is an inspiring woman who I believe will make a great justice," Obama said at a White House announcement. She "has worked at almost every level of our judicial system, providing her with a depth of experience and a breadth of perspective that will be invaluable as a Supreme Court justice," he added. Obama said Sotomayor would bring more experience on the bench than anyone currently serving on the Supreme Court when appointed.

"Thank you, Mr. President, for the most humbling honor of my life," Sotomayor said. She thanked family members and mentors who helped her throughout her life and career. "My heart is bursting with gratitude," she said. She gave special recognition to her mother, who was sitting in the audience.

"I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences," Sotomayor said.


Incredible Glastonbury Lineup Announced

Too many great bands and musicians on too many great levels to list here, read the lineup for yourself. Glastonbury, Europe's superior answer to our Coachella/Bonnaroo taking place in the last week of June is always a tour de force of musicians from around the world, this year proves no different. I will however congratulate local loves THE MUSLIMS (known to a few as The Soft Pack) on their inclusion. If you're across the pond and you're going to this: I hate/am very jealous of you.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Awakard Family Photos!!

I saw had a page on Facebook and that's where the laughing began! I have a ton of awkward family photos saved up and seeing other people in hilarious moments fixed in time was great!! Check out these winners and then head over to the Akward Family Photos Website or their Facebook page to see more!!

Remember Splatter Paint??

Ok I know it's made a comeback as white people continue to create some sort of hip hop/indie hybrid culture of their own, clinging onto big Nikes and neon color as best they can. Haha but splatter paint ain't new to the scene! If you were a kid in the 80's or 90's you probably had a child portrait of you in a stark white room with splatter paint aaaallll over it. Make as a kid you were in white overalls with a paint bucket?? Maybe for your senior portrait you were standing on a ladder with a paint brush?? Oh man, splatter paint was huge!!

California is Broke!!

FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty:

California has some serious money troubles.

Voters have rejected five out of six propositions that were meant to pull the state out of a deepening budget crisis. The measures were a combination of spending reforms, higher taxes, and changes in borrowing and funding. The only proposal that passed would prohibit pay raises for lawmakers during deficit years.

With the failure of these proposals, it’s now estimated California’s budget deficit could balloon from about $15 billion to more than $21 billion.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had said if these measures failed, he’d have to make drastic cuts… This could include shortening the school year by a week and a half, cutting tens of thousands of education jobs, eliminating health insurance for 250,000 needy children, laying off 1,700 firefighters, withholding $2 billion from local governments — which could mean cuts in police forces and other services — and freeing almost 40,000 inmates from San Quentin prison.

The results of yesterday’s special election mark a new low for the Republican Schwarzenegger, who had promised to restore fiscal stability to the state.

Meanwhile the three major credit rating companies reduced the grade on around $60 billion of California’s bonds to the lowest rating of any U.S. state. There’s no question the recession and record budget deficits are causing critical damage to California’s economy — which would be the world’s eighth largest if it were a separate country.

Blink 182 Tour Dates!!

Love em or hate Blink 182 is SUPER fun to see live. Just wear clothes you don't mind being trashed and get very very drunk. The San Diego Hero's musta been hit hard by the recession like many once dead now back to life bands and artists were. After a 4 year break they are all excited to launch a monster summer tour with tickets starting at a budget price of $20 with everything included. Opening acts are a conglomeration of douche bag teen indie bands with only Weezer standing out as anybody worth seeing. Check Out the dates below!

Tour dates:

7/24 - Las Vegas, NV The Joint
7/28 - Vancouver, BC GM Place
7/30 - Calgary, AB Saddledome
7/31 - Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
8/1 - Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center
8/2 - Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
8/4 - Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
8/6 - Boston, MA Comcast Center
8/7 - Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
8/8 - Montreal, QC Bell Centre
8/12 - Hershey, PA The Star Pavilion
8/13 - Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/14 - Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
8/15 - Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/16 - Omaha, NE Westfair Amphitheater
8/18 - Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
8/20 - Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/21 - Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
8/22 - Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/23 - Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
8/25- Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/27 - Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/28 - Camden, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
8/29 - Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
8/30 - Washington DC TBD
8/31 - Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
9/2 - Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
9/3 - St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/4 - Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
9/6 - Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
9/7 - Salt Lake City, UT David O. McKay Events Center
9/10 - Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
9/12 - Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
9/13 - San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
9/14 - Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
9/16 - San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
9/17 - Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/19 - Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park
9/21 - Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
9/23 - Dallas, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/24 - Houston, TX Center
9/26 - West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
9/27 - Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
9/29 - Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
10/1 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/2 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/3 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Corner of 14th and G in Downtown San Diego Smells Bomb

It smells like heaven here, even as bums scurry by with shop carts filled with dirty blankets. It smells like baking bread sprinkled with happiness. Yum!! Its most likely due to the Sadie Rose Baking company on the corner because its not the parking lot, Albertsons or mysterious black building on the other corners. Ok it COULD be the mysterious black building but Im putting my money on the bakery. Sadie Rose Baking Company sells to places like Cafe Chloe, Hard Rock Hotel, The Vagabond, Hash House and Hamiltons just to name a few!!

Obama Not Given Honorary Degree after ASU Commencement Speech

Uh seriously!?! Speakers at graduation ceremonies are typically awarded honorary degrees as a sign of respect and appreciation. Arizona State officials, however, decided that despite becoming America’s first black president, his “body of work is yet to come” and refused to give him a degree. RIDICULOUS, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart did more than I ever could to reveal just how insane a gesture this is, especially from a somewhat crappy ass school like ASU. I'm surprised he even spoke there!!

The Jacarandas are Here!! Watch out for your cars!!

From May to June we get to experience the gorgeous purple Jacaranda trees in full bloom. Ill never forget an early morning walk of shame through downtown when I realized all the green trees lining the street were now purple! Sub-tropical climates can enjoy the trees that signal the beginning of summer but watch out: They can fuck up your cars and carpets!! The buds stain car paint and make a gooey black mess on carpets so watch out! Don't park under the trees and wipe your feet before stepping on carpet. Enjoyed from a distance these trees can enhance an irie nature watch or leisurely picnic. Welcome Summer!!

Carie Prejean and Michael Phelps totally dated!

Well weed DOES make you do some crazy things. Including dating a mentally stunted 22 Year Old beauty queen (er, beauty 1st Runner Up) who looks like shes 37. I guess at the end of a long day of swimming your ass off to win the Olympics you want a bong load and pussy that doesn't make you think!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii I love you

I lived in Hawaii for about 5 years. Maybe its the reason Im chilled out, smoke weed, like SPAM and feel the islands calling back to me even now, five years later. I went back for the wedding of my dear friend Ashley and left with so much more. There is a deep deep feeling of life slowing down, relaxation and the ability to just BE. "No bad days" surely means what it means here...I came back recharged and refueled. I had swam under waterfalls and saw where a bunch of scenes from LOST were filmed. I partied with old friends and made new ones. I sat on the beach and hammocks, no one around for hours and just "BE'd". I miss it already.....Here are some random shots for ya!

Recession Hits Hawaii in All it's Simplicity

Turtle Bay Through my Hammock. I could have laid in that hammock for months....

The gorgeous and ancient Ko'olau Mountains taken from a boat in Kaneohe Bay. There are
no mountains like this anywhere else, beautiful.

Fireworks at night in Waikiki. If you stay in Hawaii I recommend a beach rental in
North Shore to get the real Hawaiian experience but something about sharing the
experience of being in Hawaii with other travelers is infectious!

Contrary to popular believe, strippers are NOT as hot as they are in movies. We got a stripper
for a friends bachelorette party and he was a 5'4 Italian Man who came out dressed as a god damn chauffer (or bell hop?!). He shoulda dressed as a Sopranos stand in because thats what he looked like. He didn't even shake it and dance!! He did have an enormous dick though.

Found this lil message on Lanikai Beach in Kailua. This is where Obama hangs out! The islands are nicknamed The Moks (moks are huge Hawaiian dudes). This beach was so serene and empty the whole time we lounge there in the morning.



Before THIS there was THIS. Did you know Scareface was a remake??

HAHA!: Classic YouTube, Keyboard Cat

I was watching Best Week Ever when I found out about the famous Keyboard Cat. For some reason some of the most simple youtubes tend to be the most hilarious. The Keyboard Cat "plays out" awkward situations, bloopers and mishaps. Usually he is more funny than the actual video he follows, like below. Turns out his owner has his hands in the cats sleeves and is manipulating his arms. Still ultra funny and gets better with time. Look around youtube for Keyboard Cat playing out you tube vids. Also note how Keyboard Cat falls asleep before he's done playing LOL

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

'You Be The Judge' at The Pearl Hotel Tonite!

San Diego Film Festival presents "You Be The Judge" Night
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month (May - August)
Doors open at 8 p.m. Films begin at 8:30 p.m.
The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106

The "You Be the Judge Night" is an exciting opportunity for the San Diego community to participate in selecting which films will be screened during the annual San Diego Film Festival September 23 - 27, 2009.

Audience members will have a chance to judge short films and their written feedback will be used by the festival staff in determining which films will make the final cut for the fest this fall. Your $8 suggested donation includes your first beer, compliments of Stone Brewing Co. and a raffle ticket. The Pearl Hotel will also offer a super dinner special - two tacos and a margarita for only $10.

Each year, San Diego Film Festival receives over 1,200 film submissions from around the world, including feature, documentary, short and music videos. Of the films submitted, only 85 films make it into the final film line-up.

Arrive early for the best seats. For more information email

During the "You Be The Judge" events in May, 2009 San Diego Film Festival All-Access passes will be sold for only $59 (regular price $129). Special offer only availabe on site.

Babycakes in Hillcrest, YUM!!

We had an office birthday yesterday and I decided to upgrade our usual Albertsons Disney Themed Cupcakes to gorgeous gourmet ones (the birthday girl was our office sweetie). Cupcakes Squared in Ocean Beach was too far away and The Daily Scoop in South Park was closed, Babycakes in Hillcrest it was!! This place is beautiful and right in the heart of Hillcrest on 5th and almost Robinson. There is a large outdoor patio to enjoy a cup of coffee and ample seating indoors as well. It has an elegant look that is still fun and fresh. They make exquisite wedding and party cakes and also, DELICIOUS cupcakes of all types. We loved the Red Velvet and Pistachio the most! They also serve a few lunch style items, other sweets and tarts and wine!! If you're looking for a new coffee shop check it out. They are open from 9am-11 pm!!

Babycakes Happy Hour Tuesdays!!
From 5PM Till Close you can buy a glass of wine ($5-$7) and receive a FREE GOURMET CUPCAKE!!! These delicious delites are normally $3 each so head over and get your indulge your French side!!

HAHA!: A Redneck Fire Alarm

Monday, May 18, 2009

Back to life, Back to Reality

I just spent 10 amazing days in Hawaii (Oahu).
Youd think Id be depressed to be back here but Im not...not really...

I mean I was swimming under waterfalls and hiking through ancient jungle. I was also drinking tons of guilt free beer and nursing hangovers on empty serene beaches.

But a suitcase full of musty clothes, a depleted bank account and sun burned skin can make a girl happy to return home.

Im starting up the blog again so check back here, Im more opinionated than ever!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This Lucky Bastard....

Heard about the competition to apply for the best job in the world? It's hard enough finding ANY job right now let alone one that requires you to stroll the sands of an island paradise (Queensland, Australia) all day! Ben Southall, a 34 year old Brit, beat 34,000 other applicants to win what is dubbed as 'the best job in the world' and starts in July, siiiigh....

The Duties and The Perks:

-Feed the fish
-Clean the pool
-Send weekly blog and video reports on what is happening on the island
-Make friends with the locals
-Free return airfares from their nearest capital city
-Transportation on the island
-Computer and camera gear
-Travel to other islands
-A three-bedroom beach home overlooking the tropical island's Great Barrier Reef
-6 month Job, $100,000 payment

So now you agree, he's a lucky bastard!

Read More on BBC

Internet Classic: The Dear Dr. Laura Letter

This letter has been floating around the world wide web since about 2000 but the origins and authorship of it are unclear. Either way it's a very interesting piece. The Christian Anti-Gay Movement relies heavily on an old testament passage for their reasoning of why gay relationships are an abomination. They forget, however, to acknowledge the ENTIRE rest of the Bible which deals with other such abominations like being around women on their period (BIG NO NO!). Further proof that Christianity picks and chooses whatever Bible passages they need to further their, at times, harmful and discriminatory agendas.

Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

a)When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?

b)I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

c)I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

d)Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify?

e)I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

f)A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

g)Lev. 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear prescription glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

NOTE: Brilliant. How does Christians respond to this? Does anyone have any good websites with rebuttals?

If Alcohol Labels Told The Truth...