July 2007


Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to you,

Happy BIRthday to GEORGIE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

(It’s almost like he’s singing to himself since this is supposed to be OUR blog. ahhahahaha..)

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After an exhausting day of fishing on Saturday (Thanks Marc!)…we knew we wouldn’t be up for any crazy birthday plans, so we decided this year that for George’s birthday, we’d do something low-key on Sunday. We had dinner at Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills, across the street from Lawry’s. Good food, good company…I hope we didn’t bust anyone out of their seams or pants from the feast of meat. Thanks everyone, for coming out!

 

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Ok not yet, but soon enough. In fact, 3 a.m. in the morning soon.

I’m still not sure why agreed to this…getting up at 3 a.m. on a Saturday morning is just not right. Hopefully, I’ll remember to bring our camera and take pictures of ALL THE FISH we’re sure to catch. HA!

Hello Friends!

I finished reading the last Harry Potter. Which is why I haven’t updated this blog the past couple of days. What a great series of books. I wish I could come up with a story that can turn a whole generation of both kids and adults onto reading again. I’m kind of sad ‘tho, now that it’s over…there’s no more waiting for the next Harry Potter to come out. Ah well. There’s always the movies…speaking of which, for those who read the books, do you visualize the actors as the characters like I do?

Nothing really newsworthy to report other than Jorge’s birthday coming up in less than a week, and we’re going fishing on Saturday. We’ll have to wake up at 4 a.m. on a SATURDAY morning just so we can get to Dana Point by 5:30 a.m. 😦

Anyhow, a little more than one month till the football season starts! We haven’t received our season tickets in the mail yet, due to some unforeseen and very irritating circumstances, but we should be getting them soon. Can’t wait!

It’s Thursday, but I can already tell you what we’ll be doing this weekend…at least what I’LL be doing.

Reading the final Harry Potter.

Is Snape good or bad? Will Harry live or die? Who’s R.A.B.?I’ll know the answers by Sunday p.m. 🙂 It’s kind of sad, and I guess expected, that there have been tons of speculation and spoilers about the book in recent months on random websites…but none is as bad as today’s review in the NY Times. Not to sound righteous or anything, but I think there’s something ethically wrong when a reputed–probably MOST reputed–publication in America knowingly does something they know is wrong just to beat out their competition. I mean, seriously, is it that hard to just wait ONE MORE DAY? Granted, they claimed to have legally bought the book from some random store in NY city. Yet, knowing that there is an embargo on the book,  knowing that every other person in America is anxiously awaiting the release of the book at midnight on Saturday, and knowing that whatever store they got the early copy from probably got it illegally, the NY Times, who prides itself on its integrity and isn’t some random website who’s information readers take with a grain of salt, should have waited and respected JK Rowling’s wishes.

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m the person who skips to the end before finishing the book and goes online to read spoilers of my favorite tv shows. But I’m not the NY Times. I don’t pride myself in being ethical or noble. I don’t have the kind of reputation they do in the publishing industry. They had a reputation to uphold, and now, because they couldn’t wait like everyone else, they’ve stooped to the level of every other tabloid news in America. And, that, is sad.

Our minivan was having problems. Transmission problems. If you know anything about transmissions, you’d know that they are EXPENSIVE to fix. So my sister took the car in to Goudy Honda this morning, and we all held our breaths in anticipation of finding out how much the damage was going to be….

Apparently, a Goudy rep called Honda Corp. to see if there was anything they could do about our problem, since we just got our transmission fixed last year while the car was under warranty. Honda Corp. —being as great as they are—decided that they are a good company and will stand by their product. So they are picking up the bill for our transmission 100%! Can you believe that?!

I love Honda.

…that’s what I got George for his birthday. I told you we can’t keep secrets from eachother for long. I’m pretty excited to break it open and see what all the fuss is about. Blu-ray shmu-ray…I’m skeptical to see if there really is that much difference between that and standard def DVDs.  (Wow, such technical terms for such a non-technical person. heh.)  Anyway, we shall see…

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