Saturday, May 30, 2009

I Just Got a Pretty Good Idea

So one of the funniest things that I've seen since I've been here is the Crime Log in the OC Weekly. It comes out every Thursday, and each time I have been amazed at how hilarious some of the crime in this neighborhood is.

So here's what I am going to do for you from now on - I will share with you my favorites from each week...I am going to start saving them every week to bring home though....because they are great!

So Here are my favorites from the past two weeks:
Sunday, April 26
Not A Fan: 21100 Block Strathmoor. Caller said about 20 people playing soccer without a permit. He was worried that if they continued playing, "it will explode into an invasion."

Friday, April 24
Spit and Run:5300 block Sisson. A woman said she honked at a driver to avoid a collision. Both drivers arrived to watch a concert at a school and a passenger of the car yelled and cussed at her. When she returned to her car, saliva was on the door handle.

Sunday, May 24
Assault:18700 block North Florida. An elderly woman shoved and jumped on another elderly woman at an independent living home.
Friday, May 22
Vicious:17700 block Goldenwest. A coyote was chasing someone near the Park Bench Cafe.
Party Foul:8100 block Pawtucket. A resident said a neighbor was playing 80s music and it was too loud. He said, "you can hear 'Hot Blooded' only so many times."

And there we have it, my first installment of weekly hilarious crime log updates!


I'm Still Alive

Don't worry, nothing happened to me, there just hasn't been anything new and interesting to post about. Believe it or not, it has been cloudy here for the last two days and the water has literally been flat :-/ It's cool though, I went to work on Thursday and it's always nice getting back in to doing something. The internship is pretty fun so far and it hasn't gotten crazy busy or anything yet.

Last night I actually went out with my friend Nate from home and his roommates. We all ended up hanging out at his apartment complex because over half of the interns for the company that he is working for are actually staying there. They have a pretty nice setup; hot tub, pool, volleyball courts, grilling area, gym, it's nice. So we all pretty much just hung out last night, I'm not sure what's going down tonight, other than the Cavs game.

I'll get back to you when there is something better worth posting about!





Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday Market and Surf

Hey Everybody,

Well, I slept through my alarm this morning....good thing it was just set for surfing, which I got to do anyway. The waves were pretty fun this morning; I got out just before the wind started to get on it and there was a little leftover south swell coming in around waist/chest high. I keep having to get out for being cold, but I really just don't want to deal with booties anymore, I thought I left that behind with spring in NC.

Also, in case I didn't mention it earlier, every Tuesday Main St in HB turns into an awesome market/festival. It is great, it is fun, what's not to love. There is everything from fresh produce, to arts and crafts, to food stands, and most importantly lots of music. There are at least two musicians on every block (3 blocks of main st are shut down) and everyone is having a good time. I decided to go out this afternoon and grab some shots of it for you all to see. While I was there, I noticed that the swell hadn't completely died yet, so I actually got a few decent surf shots for you too. Alright, I've kept you waiting long enough, so here they are - Market Tuesday and Sunset Surf:

Until Next Time,

Sunday, May 24, 2009

AVP, almost surf, and COOKOUT!

Well, today was pretty fun. I woke up and the surf was glassy and anywhere from shoulder to 2 ft OH high....but it was more crowded than normal in the morning, unlike home. I still had a good time but I got out not because I was tired, but because I was cold. The sun finally came out and me and Kevin and Martin went down to watch the finals of the AVP tournament. That was alright but the surf had crapped out so much by that point that I couldn't even get any good pics.....and I'm obviously going to surf when the surf is good, so I'm not sure how that will end up working haha.

We also had a cookout tonight. Me and Kevin, his friends Martin and Lynn, and my friend Nate and his brother and two roommates that are just down the street all came. The food was awesome, we did drinks, with bacon/jalapeno/cheddar/shrimp as starters but then we did an awesome drunk chicken with mixxed veggies and bread for the entre. Everyone chipped in a little I guess, but it was an awesome meal ether way.

I promised some pictures, so without even going through them, here are the pics from the day and the cookout! :

also, here's a few more that wouldn't fit:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

one more thing

I finally fixed the code on this stupid blog so that it stops cutting the right side off of my don't have to say it, but you're welcome :)

No Photos This Time


First day at Roxy was Thursday, and it was cool. They gave me a bag of stuff and then showed me around for an hour or so, I got my employee badge....awesome, then my boss Tiffany and my other superior Nicole took me down to one of the shops in Newport Beach so we could see how they had some stuff setup. Tiffany actually asked if I had been to this famous cupcake shop called Sprinkes (I actually went to the one in Bev Hills on recommendation of a friend) and then she bought Sprinkles for is hard right? I got back to the office just in time to go to lunch haha, then came back and basically worked at my computer, in my cubicle for about 3.5 hours and then peaced out. Their current intern is still there so I am not actually going back until Thursday.

I also finally got in touch with the people at Old Navy for work (its nice because it's 2 miles down the street) and they said they could give me a call back as soon as they got in touch with my manager from back home. So some extra income will be nice, and definitely used :-)

There really haven't been any nice waves since Ive been out here, don't get me wrong I have surfed everyday, but the waves haven't been all that great yet. The swell is supposed to come in this weekend though and it definitely started showing up last night, so I should get some good surf for the weekend and hopefully that means some good pics too!

Also on a quick note, my friend Nate that I graduated with from S&M is actually living and working out here for the summer. He is only about 10 minutes down the road, so we've been hanging out. Me and Kevin are having a little cookout this weekend on Sunday, so I should also be able to get a few pictures together from that.

Anyway, all is well on my end of the nation, hope the same goes for all of you. If you actually read this far down the post, then thanks and I'll keep em' coming.



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Friday, May 22, 2009


i'll update tomorrow....sim sleepy

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's On

I fixed the wireless's on

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Casa de Kevin y Jonathan

Hey everybody,
Well, I took Tyler back to the airport this morning and he is on the way home as we speak. Unfortunately, he flew out of LAX instead of I've had better mornings. The traffic is ridiculous, like nothing you have ever experienced if you are stuck in NC. Aside from that, I made it back to HB fine, after detouring to see Beverly Hills (None of the Cops looked like Eddie Murphy though). I start work on Thursday morning, so we will see how that goes - I am definitely excited about it.

And now, some more of what I promised -- pictures!
Here are a few shots of the place I am staying:

I will be posting some more of shots from around town soon, and maybe some of my shenanigans at the house.

Take Care,

Oh and if you are wondering, commenting at the bottom of these posts is a great way to keep up with me, so is facebook. I'm not making too many calls during the week because my phone free-nights-after-9 is midnight for most of you, and I am trying to not send text messages unless I absolutely HAVE to. Also if you have a Blackberry, you can reach me through BBM, just ask and I will give you my PIN.

So there it is, sign up to be a follower of the blog, that way I can see who cares, and leave some comments!

Monday, May 18, 2009


So check it out:

I just survived my first earthquake. Who would have thought that within 3 days of me getting to the west coast, I would experience an earthquake? I might have freaked out....if I hadn't been at a bar haha. I am alive and well, no damage, no injuries, everything is all gravy.

Hope everyone is doing well!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

internet problems

well, im having some difficulties getting my internet to work out here, but while i have it for a bit, here are my "welcome to..." sign pictures, i dont have new mexico or arizona in these, but there are coming once i get my internet working well.


so here is a decent slide show of my journey....more pictures to come though!


alright, once i can get my internet working on my roomie's network, i will give an awesome update, i promise.

all you need to know is:
i am here!
it is crazy!
my roommate is real cool!
i love HB!
its gonna be a great summer!

pictures to come!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

road update!

Alright here's a quick rundown before I actually write a good one:
day 1: Conway, NC to Memphis, TN
day 2: Memphis, TN to Santa Rosa, NM
day 3 plan: Santa Rosa to HB!

We stopped today at about tired, but feelin good.

I put my pics so far on facebook, once I get settled, they will be up on here too.

Talk to ya soon!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Its Go Time

And it begins! I am just now getting ready to leave the beach after an amazing weekend of shenanigans with everybody at my going away party. I had way too much fun and decided that I HAVE to post some of the pics from the weekend. Let me know if you want me to take any of these pics down. At this point, I am setting out to leave on Wednesday morning at the crack of dawn. My goal is to be in Huntington Beach by Friday night or Saturday Morning. Not exactly sure of the places I will be hitting each day, but my rough plan is:
Day 1 - Conway, NC to Little Rock, AR
Day 2 - Little Rock, AR to Albuquerque, NM
Day 3 - Albuquerque, NM to Huntington Beach, CA!!!!

If I do not update while I am on the road (though i expect to do this), then I will post the pics when I get settled in.

And what You've All been waiting for - The Party Pics!
Here's the Nightlife:

And now a few from the awesomeness that took place when the lights were on:

Ill be back in a few days!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Good News

Alright, so my finals are half-way over. I'm slowly but surely getting ready for the drive to Cali. regular updates on this thing should start in about 1.5 weeks. Im having a little get-together this coming weekend before I leave. The shinannigans of that weekend will be closely(blurrily) documented(hopefully) and I will post a nice album of all that goes on. Then I set out on May 13th, and I will take a ton of pics and basically publish my journey on here, and the good times begin. Stay tuned, it's gonna get A-W-E-S-O-M-E.....cuz its about me.