Archive for July, 2010

It’s magic! Teller talks

I don’t think it’s hot enough in Cow Town. Time to spend our long weekend in a desert.

The view from our room at Caesars

Later today, we’ll be sipping cocktails in some swanky lounge. Sometime during this trip, we’ll enjoy home cooking with my family.

Maybe Lady Luck will be my BFF as I visit the tables and slot machines. I wonder if she accepted my Facebook friend request. I also tried looking up her profile on Linkedin. No luck there.

Last Decemeber, we saw the Penn and Teller show off the strip. After breaking down the BS in magic tricks – they did a meet and greet in the lobby. If you know anything about this magic duo, you would understand why most of us were shocked when Teller started chatting with fans. When Penn put his arm around me for a photo, he called me ‘Boss.’

Anything is possible in Vegas….Except for beating the house.

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So spoiled on Apple

Despite turning my back on the iPhone – I am still an Apple girl.

Before grad school, I feel in love with the iMac suitcase.
Andre goes to Disneyland!

Now – I can’t live without my MacBook. Still, the devoted, quirky Mac culture is the target for plenty of nerd jokes. I think I’ve avoided being the punchline of Apple nerd jokes…so far.

New Apple Friend Bar Gives Customers Someone To Talk At About Mac Products

What gadget do you need your life? What is your ‘must-have’ tech toy?

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Resistance is futile

Check out one of the last photos on my enV phone.
My hubby ordered a new Droid X for me last week – before the went on sale. We beat the hype and got our new smartphones the next day.

Taking tweeting/blogging to the next mobile level: My Droid X! #fb

I know we could have waited for Apple to deliver iPhones to Verizon either by the end of this year or next year. But why wait when you have an amazing gadget operating on Google’s operating system?

Check out this beautiful 8 MB photo by Droid!
Trying to beat the heat with a sake flight at the Sake House ... on Twitpic

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Wannabe Guildie

I’m looking forward to the return of my guilty pleasure, “The Guild.”

The web series makes its season premiere Tuesday. Joy!
The Guild
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The show covers the quirks, relationships and complications of a group of online gamers. Felicia Day plays Codex and she is brilliant as a producer, writer and actor. As I watch each episode, I’m always impressed with the slick production quality and the show’s talented ensemble of actors. With dialogue and comic timing that reminds me of Joss Whedon’s works, I keep clicking around for the next episode.

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I’m also looking forward to Wil Wheaton’s return to the Guild as the snarky, evil gaming rival, Fawkes.

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Cool people humming along

I love this song.
It’s the only song I know by Europe. But it’s awesome. It’s something you sing when you’re ready for something big…

World Cup.
Black Diamond Run at Squaw Valley.
Election Day.
Season premiere of Burn Notice.

So – I also enjoy Freezepop’s version of this 80s anthem.
Rock on. Rock on.

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A little bit of everything

Over the last few weeks, my schedule in the newsroom was a roller coaster ride of responsibilities.

Last weekend, I tracked grass fires and fireworks for the evening news shows. During the week, I produced slideshows and logged a news conference on a scary house explosion for the website. I suppose it all adds up to a typical week for the gal who produces shows and web content.

When I survive the work week, I hit the road in search of new flavors and comfort food. Thank God for my hubby and friends who enjoy eating and drinking.
Take Out Art

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Celebrating Independence Day Early

Happy July 4th!
I’m heading back to the newsroom in a couple of hours. So, I celebrated Independence Day early at Raley Field.
An American Tradition

It was so nice to watch the fireworks show at the ball park. Tonight, I’ll watch the other fireworks shows on a computer screen.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Memories of the Bandwagon

Go Team USA! One week ago – I gave up on cautious hope and believed our team could go all the way to the World Cup finals.
OMG #USA! Rocking the #worldcup madness in Davis #fb
It was a wild ride. It was a bit stuffy inside the Graduate in Davis….but I knew I was in the best place to watch the match.

Still riding on a wave of patriotic athleticism, the Daily Show interviewed Team Captain Landon Donovan and coach Bob Bradley.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Landon Donovan & Bob Bradley
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

It’s a great conversation about the sport, the World Cup and the fans.

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I love how these flowers blossom next to the Pacific. On my birthday weekend, I enjoyed the salty sea air, mild San Diego sun and my hanging out with my family.

This is my entry for today’s Photo Friday Challenge: Bloom.

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Reading Hard-Boiled Wonderland

Listening to Havanaise and trying to read another Murakami book with my Daisy. She was more interested in the pages’ flavor than a young man’s journey inside a large elevator.

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