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The Final

Countdown

The lottery of life has bestowed upon me an abundance: modest by American standards, extraordinary by global standards. I use what I’m given sometimes well, sometimes not. Still: not dead yet, and that’s useful. Here’s comes my tail end.

Ice & Mortality

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Best Book:

2018

2017

Parks & Wrecks

King’s Canyon, Hetch Hetchey, changes at work.

Patriots & Poets

06/01/ -06/02 Boston, Staying in Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Fuck Trump. The year I have my mild mid-life crisis, brought on by reading an introduction to a George Carlin book.

2016

2015

Space & Summoners

I start playing League of Legends. Curt’s 40th Birthday. Florida, Big Bear.

Advent Stanley

Stanley, Pacific Northwest trip, Ankle busting.

2014

2013

Tropical Shenanigans

I start playing League of Legends. Curt’s 40th Birthday. Florida, Big Bear.

December

Costa Rica (12/10)

The Hike of a Lifetime

Utah National Parks.

2012

2011

In Our Nation’s Capitol

May

Washington DC. Al Madrigal.  Touring the Capital,

Tatsu,

November

Petrified Forest (11/19) Carlsbad Caverns, Bosque del Pache NWR, Walnut Canyon, Big Bend, Sunset Crator Volcano NM, Guudalupe Mountains, El Malpais,

The Mighty Kern

Las Vegas – Crystal Cave – King’s Canyon – Sequoia. Star Trek Exhibition (Riverside). LA Arboretum, Universal Studios – Chloe – Joshua Tree – Ronald Caspars Wilderness Park – Utah National Parks.

2010

2009

Forest & Desert

  1. 12/28/2009 Grandma Francis funeral
  2. 12/16/2009 ft Christmas party
  3. 11/21/2009 Ojai / Buellton / Solvang / Reagan Library
  4. 10/31/2009 Sycamore Canyon
  5. 10/30/2009 Whiting Ranch / Hoang Karaoke Party II
  6. 10/26/2009 Popov’s Pet Theater
  7. 10/25/2009 Las Vegas / Death Valley
  8. 10/09/2009 My birthday spa day!
  9. 10/08/2009 “Jean Wong” honored
  10. 09/27/2009 Bowers Museum & Hoang Karaoke Party
  11. 09/20/2009 Nixon Library
  12. 08/31/2009 Dodgers v Diamondbacks
  13. 08/30/2009 San Clemente Pier on Metrolink
  14. 08/29/2009 Wallmark party
  15. 08/20ish/2009 Tire blowout bike ride
  16. 08/10/2009 Castle Park Summer Tickets
  17. 08/06/2009 Bike rides by Victoria
  18. 08/05/2009 Bike ride by Santa Ana River Trail
  19. 07/26/2009 Prado Park
  20. 07/19/2009 Long Beach Antiques Show
  21. 07/18/2009 Riverside Municipal, Art, and Photography Museums & Farmer’s Market
  22. 07/12/2009 San Diego Wild Animal Park w/ Curt and Ai
  23. 07/11/2009 Leonardo and Vinci’s – Piggy and Jason’s wedding!
  24. 07/01/2009 Rock View Park, Corona
  25. 06/13/2009 Cal Poly Pomona – HoHo’s graduation
  26. 06/02/2009 Andulka Park
  27. 05/25/2009 Glen Ivy Hot Springs
  28. 05/17/2009 Montana de Oro State Park
  29. 05/16/2009 Elkhorn Slough
  30. 05/16/2009 Castroville Artichoke Festival
  31. 05/15/2009 Humboldt Bay Nature Reserve
  32. 05/12/2009 Redwood National Park
  33. 05/11/2009 Carpinteria Salt Marsh
  34. 05/10/2009 Keane Concert @ The Grove
  35. 05/03/2009 Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Fairmont Park
  36. 04/25/2009 Big Bear Trip
  37. 04/19/2009 Dodgers v. Colorado
  38. 04/05/2009 Rancho Loma Park to play catch
  39. 04/02/2009 Dodgers v. Angels
  40. 03/22/2009 San Gabriel Valley Shopping
  41. 03/07/2009 Idyllwild
  42. 02/21/2009 Magic Mountain
  43. 02/15/2009 The Huntington
  44. 02/08/2009 Sycamore Canyon
  45. 02/01/2009 Oak Glen & Oak Glen Zoo
  46. 01/25/2009 SD Wild Animal Park
  47. 01/03/2009 UCR Botanical Gardens

<3

Wedding. Honeymoon. Pirates dinner adventure. Dodgers Fans. Joshua Tree. March Air Field Museum.

2008

  • 12/31 – Ringing the new year in with To Catch A Predator
  • 04/26 – Curt and I get Married
  • Honeymoon in UK
  • Magic Mountain with Paula
  • Advent Kitty Beau
  • Getty Villa

2008

2007

Forest & Desert

Yosemite. Sequoia, Kings Canyon. July – Aquarium of the Pacific. April, Getty Villa. Surgery. Concerts. That Year I thought it was the 80s again.

2007

  • First Baseball Game
  • Van Halen
  • Advent George
  • ft February
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Magic Mountain
  • Sequoia and Yellowstone

<3

JPL. Yosemite. Winchester Mystery House. Santa Cruz. Monterey Bay Aquarium. 2nd Christmas Together (presents). Pea Soup Andersen: a tradition. Hearst Castle. The Hungtington. Vertigo (ER room).

2006

  • 06/02: Xmen 3
  • Advent Monkey
  • Rafting for the first time
  • LA Arboretum
  • Santa Cruz
  • Hearst Castle
  • September 2006 – Pea Soup Solvang
  • 1st Christmas together
  • JPL
  • Yosemite 1
  • The Hungtington

2006

2005

Forest & Desert

First Concert (White Lion). Meeting Curt. Death Valley. Redwoods.

  • 2005
  • Met Curt 12/2005
  • Patriot
  • 1st Concert – White Lion
  • Motorcycle ride with Mike Schaeffer

<3

Leaving Wells Fargo, and a solo trip to Britain.

2004

  • May UK Trip
  • Wells End
  • Met Dodds

2004

2003

The World of Warcraft

Wells Fargo – first flight to Oakland, Disneyland.

  • Wells Lock Desk
  • Started WoW Dez

College

2002

  • Hollywood Squares
  • Gradded College in Spring
  • Wells Fargo Begin

2001

  • Turned 21
  • Transferred to UCSB
  • Stopped going on family trips
  • LOTR Year
  • LA Zoo

2000

  • Spring, GWC
  • Canada BC on a Sprained Ankle, Vintage Rail Travel, Adult Amazon Adventure, horse carriage
  • Lots of Anime! Anime Expo (2000)

1999

1998

  • Vegas, Marry a Clown

1998-2002

1993-1997

High School

Some English Awards in High School. Yearbook. The only time I ditched high school, it was rainy, and my friend and I went to see To Gillian on her 37th birthday. Hotel Del. (1995)Find the internet and hockey chat – Darius.

1994 – first date (My Father The Hero) First Ballet – Nutcracker That time I was religious. Later White Sands Universal Studios, Florida Butchart Gardens, Canada, Waterton Glacier Crater Lake

1997

  • 12th Grade
  • Graduated high school

1996

  • Great Gatsby
  • Texas/Florida?
  • Summer of Romance Novels and Austen
  • 11th Grade

1995

  • 10th Grade
  • Hockey Chat
  • I Discover Black & White movies and the internet (this can’t be right, can it?)

1994

  • 9th Grade
  • Mock Trial

1993

  • 8th Grade
  • Kings Hockey
  • Dimitri

K-8

Ren Fair. Gate, Archaeology, Science Camp, Choir, Plays. Baseball/Hockey.

1992

  • 7th Grade
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Data is with me :)

1991

  • 6th Grade: Mrs. Patterson

1990

  • 5th Grade: Mrs. Broderick

1989

  • 4th Grade: Mrs. Showalter

1988

  • 3rd Grade: Mr. Van

1987

  • 2nd Grade: Mrs. Pritchard who cried when Challenger blew up

1986

  • 1st Grade: Mrs. Rothberger

1985

  • Kindergarden: Mrs. K

1984

  • Preschool.

1984-1992

1979-1983

Bare Awareness

Birth.