Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Dinner and Dessert - BAMBOODLES and PEACH HOUSE

Sunday dinner with Mom and it was good. We went to this place I heard about from a friend at work. BAMBOODLES. They make fresh noodles and dumplings daily the old school way. They name comes from the age old way of making noodles with a bamboo stick. Everything was FRESH and TASTY. Everything is pretty much made daily. I was sad to miss the Spicy Beef Stew noodles as they only make about 100 servings a day and by time we went for dinner..ALL GONE. So I have to go back and try to get a serving.

These are the house special dumplings. Very good. Tasty, light and not very oily and heavy. I swear people still be hyped on Din Tai Fung...I know of at least 3 other places that have equal or better dumplings and cheaper. This place is now on my list of better than/cheaper than DTF.

The Master making noodles with the bamboo stick.
This is the pork spare ribs with rice. Good stuff...not very greasy and flavorful.

A bean sprout app. This was sour and spicy and very tasty as well. It was vinegar and chili oil tossed in bean sprouts. Tangy with a little tiny kick of fire.
These are the pan fried dumplings. Not as good as the boiled/steamed ones that are the house special but good nonetheless.

This is the green tea pork noodles. Very good. The pork was very tender and super flavor. What I liked here was the broth. It was not your typical MSG water thing like most other places. You could actually drink the soup here and not be thirsty all night.

Then for dessert, we went next door to my little "secret" frozen yogurt place. PEACH HOUSE is my fave in the SGV. I am not a Pinkberry fan and Yogurtland is good..with CeFiore coming in a close tie for 2nd. But if I had to choose one I like PEACH HOUSE. I had a SMALL serving of the original and no dressing.


Mmm mmm Good!

Edelbrock Charity Car Show





Here are a few pics...I took about 100 pics..so lots more cars. Fun stuff..and it was FREE.

The "Ferrari" of Flashlights




1000's of LEO and Criminals on the receiving end of some "flashlight therapy" can't be wrong right?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

G4 will rule E3 2009!

G4 @ E3

G4 NAMED OFFICIAL BROADCASTER OF
2009 ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO,
SECURING UNPRECEDENTED TELEVISION RIGHTS TO
GAMING INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST EVENT

G4 to Bring Fans 22 Hours of Live E3 Expo Coverage On-Air and Across G4 Multiplex, Including G4tv.com, G4 VOD, G4 Podcasting and G4 Mobile Starting June 1

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2009 – G4, the multi-media network that is plugged in to the digital generation and its love of videogames and technology, has been named the official broadcaster of the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo). The network will bring videogame fans unprecedented access to all of the excitement that makes E3 Expo the epicenter of the gaming world. G4 will offer:

• Over 22 hours of LIVE coverage
• Steve Wiebe LIVE world record Donkey Kong high score attempt
• LIVE on-air coverage of FIVE major press conferences, including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo
• G4TV.com to stream ALL E3 press conferences LIVE and unedited
• Hands-on game demos
• Exclusive interviews with top gaming executives

G4’s comprehensive coverage kicks off on-air and online at G4TV.com Monday, June 1 and continues through Thursday, June 4.

“G4 is bringing gamers more up-to-the-minute news and inside access to E3 Expo than any other media outlet,” said Neal Tiles, President, G4. “The E3 Expo is one of the biggest events of the year for our audience and the multi-platform coverage we’re offering gives fans a front row seat to every press conference, game demo and major happening at this year’s show.”

As the official broadcaster of E3 Expo, G4 is the only place gaming fans can get all the inside scoop and information from this highly anticipated event. “Attack of the Show” and “X-Play” teams will report directly from the show floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center with an unprecedented 20 hours of exclusive coverage, including live E3 Expo press conferences and breaking news reports from all the key events. G4’s on-air team will also showcase an unparalleled number of hands-on demos and exclusive interviews with the people who are changing the world of gaming.

“G4’s commitment to gamers and to games is remarkable,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of communications & industry affairs for the ESA. “We are proud to partner with them for the E3 Expo as the latest in cutting-edge entertainment and innovative story-telling is unveiled.”

G4tv.com will be launching an entirely new E3 Expo website with staff working around-the-clock at E3 Expo and at G4tv.com’s Los Angeles offices to bring fans up-to-the-minute breaking news, game announcements, exclusive interviews, HD trailers and in-game footage, screenshots, photo galleries, HD hands-on demos and special editions of “MMO Report” and “Sessler’s Soapbox”. Additionally, G4tv.com will once again bring eager audiences live streaming video and liveblog coverage from every E3 media briefing as well as full live streaming coverage of Steve Wiebe’s World Record Donkey Kong attempt so fans from around the world can share in the excitement live and exclusively on G4tv.com. From before the floor opens to when the last fan is kicked out of the Los Angeles Convention Center G4tv.com will bring gamers the most complete coverage of E3 Expo 2009 available across its website, podcasting and VOD platforms.

About E3 Expo
E3 Expo is the world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.e3expo.com or www.theESA.com.

About Comcast Entertainment Group
Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming; G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo; and FEARnet, the world's premier horror and thriller destination on demand, online and on mobile devices. E! is currently available to 96 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States. In 2006, E! launched the E! Everywhere initiative underscoring the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 60 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 65 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. FEARnet is a joint venture between Comcast, Sony Pictures Television and Lionsgate. FEARnet.com ranks as the number one horror web site and FEARnet On Demand is one of the top five VOD networks.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Spent the afternoon at the Santos. A little bbq, some egg hunting and hanging out with friends...not a bad afternoon. Kinda makes next week not seem so bad.

They had some wings from WINGSTOP...these are garlic parm and lemon herb with the mandatory Pansit....I was good..and had no rice! Which is HARD for me...ugh. Cutting down on rice sucks!

Some of the steaks we had....man I had BBQ grilled steak on Friday and Sunday! WOOHOO for me!
Mandatory grill shot.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Westside Tavern

I finally saw I LOVE YOU MAN tonight with Annie and JS. We went to the Landmark Theaters at the Westside Pavillion. We also had dinner at the Westside Tavern..check it out

Dessert first...check out the fresh baked apple pie with home made butter pecan ice cream.

Here is dinner...Ale Battered Halibut with Salt and Vinegar chips.
Detail of the eaten Apple Pie...WOW!
Give it a whirl one day when the APPLE PAN is too full.

Dinner at Rox's

Friday, April 10, had dinner over at Rox's. It was a wonderful appreciation dinner for the help I provided for Carolyne's baby shower a couple weeks prior.

check out the steak bonanza....mmm mmm good!

Rox makes candles! This was my gift...it is "Berry Romantic!"
Check out the menu...I just realized the date is incorrect...it is actually Friday the 10th.
We had lettuce wedges for salad and all this good stuff to add. Blue cheese, tomatoes...and LOOK AT THE BACON!
and some nice garlic shrimps!

Great evening with good friends. Awesome way to start a weekend!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bitch needs to die....

Stupid Hag


Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for Americans to deal with.’

On Tuesday, State Rep. Betty Brown (R) caused a firestorm during House testimony on voter identification legislation when she said that Asian-Americans should change their names because they’re too hard to pronounce:

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.

Brown later told [Organization of Chinese Americans representative Ramey] Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”

Yesterday, Brown continued to resist calls to apologize. Her spokesman said that Democrats “want this to just be about race.”

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

THE G.O.A.T.

THE G.O.A.T.



DETROIT -- Air Jordan has a new name: Hall of Famer.

Michael Jordan was elected to the class of 2009 on Monday, set for induction in Septemeber with his Dream Team teammates David Robinson and John Stockton. Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer are also part of a class announced in Detroit, site of the men's Final Four. Induction is Sept. 10-12 in Springfield, Mass., home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

"I don't like being up here for the Hall of Fame because at that time your basketball career is completely over," Jordan said. "I was hoping this day would be 20 more years, or actually go in when I'm dead and gone."

Jordan's Hall of Fame selection was a slam dunk after he retired as perhaps the greatest player in history. And he gave much of the credit Monday to his college coach.

"There's no way you guys would have got a chance to see Michael Jordan play without Dean Smith," he said.

His soaring dunks, Nike commercials and "Air Jordan" nickname helped stamp him as one the most recognizable athletes around the world. He finished a 15-year career with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards with 32,292 points -- the third-highest total in league history, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. His final career average of 30.12 goes down as the best, just ahead of Wilt Chamberlain's 30.07.

"Simply the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. He is the one player that each young person in this league should emulate and aspire to become. His work ethic, drive, skill level and competitive spirit were unmatched," Jordan's former Bulls teammate and now team GM, John Paxson said.

Jordan was a five-time NBA MVP, won six championships with the Bulls and another in college with North Carolina. The Tar Heels play Michigan State in the national championship game Monday night.

Jordan will root on the Tar Heels, but had no plans to give them a pep talk.

Jordan retired twice during his career. He first came back to the Bulls in 1994 and won three more championships before retiring again in 1998, then had an ill-fated two-year stint with the Washington Wizards before calling it quits for good in 2003. He's now managing partner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

On Monday, he joked that when he saw Stockton and Robinson he was ready to put his shorts on again.

"I always want to be able to have you thinking I can always go back and play the game of basketball and put your shorts on," Jordan said. "Hall of Fame to me is like, OK, it's over and done with."

Jordan won two of his titles in the 1990s against Sloan, Stockton and the Jazz. Stockton spent his entire career with Utah and finished with 19,711 points, and holds NBA records 15,806 assists and 3,265 steals. He also holds NBA records for most assists in a season (1,164 in 1990-91) and highest assist average in a season (14.5 in 1989-90).

Friday, April 3, 2009

BRUNO Trailer

This is what we call a "red band" trailer...meaning it is restricted. The ones you see in the movies are green band trailers that are good for all audiences.

This Sasha Baron Cohen's follow up to BORAT....pretty hilarious...