Thursday, May 29, 2008

Las Vegas

this past weekend randy and i went to las vegas to work on our house.

my sister took randy and i out to eat at the rio's seafood buffet. it costs $38/person + tax. i guess that means $40, but $38 sounds less expensive. i tried to eat $40 with of food, but it proved to be more difficult than i imagined, even with my appetite.

i had a plate full of sushi, a plate full of lobster, a plate full of crab legs, and a plate full of dessert.

after we ate, randy and i dropped my sister off at sam's town. sam's town is one of my most favorite casinos in las vegas. it's off the strip which means it's a lot less crowded than the casinos on las vegas blvd.

sam's town has a large atrium in the middle of the casino. in the atrium is my favorite bar in the whole wide world, the ram's head bar. while drinking a beer (or three) i like to watch the cheesiest laser light show. i've seen it dozens and dozens of times before, but i still get giddy when it comes on. first this animatronic wolf comes and howls, then there is an 80s laser light show complete with dancing water and all. very nice.

before heading home, randy and i stopped to play video keno with my sister. yes, we did leave there with more money than we came with, a rarity in las vegas.

as a side note, the killer's 2006 album "sam's town" is named after this very casino.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Metro Pomona Art Walk

on the second and last saturday of every month there is an art walk in pomona from 6pm into the evening. over 25 galleries including the bunny gunner gallery, the SCA project gallery, and the dA center for the arts host receptions for their latest exhibits. the glass house record store has bands play in the store as well as showcase art from local artist. yeah! free food. a bunch of shops, studios, and restaurants stay open late so it's a fun thing to do if you've got a free saturday night.

instead of just looking at art (and eating the free reception food), i figured i would bring my camera along in case i felt the urge to make some sort of art myself. i don't know how long i was laying on the sidewalk waiting for the right moment to take this picture. people are usually very kind and considerate. they won't walk in front of the camera if they think you're trying to take a picture. unfortunately, that's exactly what i wanted them to do. krista was great. she sat there for quite some time while i waited for this shot. what a trooper!

ahhh, here he is, my professor, on his soap box - literally!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Linbrook Bowling Center

the semester was coming to an end and my friends and i decided to go bowling. i'm not sure if we had more fun bowling or taking the pictures.

i can't remember when i got this ball. i suppose it was some time in junior high. i do remember my dad taking me to the pro shop and me picking out this thing. it's a whopping 8 pounds.

warning! if you have long nails, you should probably cut it before you go bowling.

yes! i actually broke a hundred.

Cypress College Graduation

my friend graduated a few days ago. hopefully, next year, i'll get to do the same thing. Congrats JP!