Friday, October 27, 2006

Devious Concoctions Haunt

Devious Concoctions Haunt, originally uploaded by Joe_13.

My buddy Brent Ross puts up the most insane animatronic Halloween Haunt at his parent's front yard. You MUST check it out if you are in the Mountain View area this weekend through Halloween.
Located at View Street and El Camino.
View street will be blocked off Halloween to accomodate the crowds.

Check out his website

Monday, October 23, 2006

Happy 31 to me

Taking The Shot, originally uploaded by !HabitForming.

Friday was my birthday.
Entitled with that distinction, I took the day off work. I spent the day working on my web site and vegging out on the couch. Better than sitting at the office I must say.

The GF and I had dinner at Royal Teppan Steak house in Cupertino. Initially I wanted Benihana, but we would've had to wait until 9:30pm to have dinner. that just wouldn't do. The other teppanyaki option was Royal Teppan. While the food there is not quite as good as Benihanna, but the chefs are more eager to please. Quite honestly, the food wasn't that much worse. Still, a good option for a birthday dinner.
Saturday, the itinerary was tailored for me. Shotguns, poker and Karaoke.
We started the day shooting the sporting clays course at Coyote Valley Clays where Sam, Raus , Rob and I blasted the shit out of a bunch of clays. One of my favorite pastimes.
Later we got a cash spread limit poker game going at my house. While it was only a $5 buy-in, it was still pretty competitive. I'm pretty sure I ended up the big winner, having cashed out $25 big ones.
Then we headed over to Seven Bamboo lounge in Japantown where they have a really fun karaoke night. We got there before the usual crowd arrived, so we could establish our seats and get on the singing list. I signed up to sing "Big Poppa" by Notorious B.I.G.... Luckily for me the place was nearly empty as I proceeded to demolish his lyrical masterpiece. I know the words, they just didn't form quickly enough in my mouth. The next song was "Mother" by Danzig, then "Easy" by the Commodores, then a duet of "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" and finally a quartet with Sam and His fiance of "All Night Long" by Lionel.
So obviously I made damn fool of myself. But it was well worth it. I had a blast.
Sunday we made a trip out the Half Moon Bay for Seafood at Barbara's Fish Trap.
Unfortunately for me, my gut was in a bad way from the previous night, so I wasn't able to finish my crab sandwich. But it was damn good regardless. The rest of Sunday was finished off most relaxingly with a nap and dinner at the Claimjumper in Fremont.
The birthday weekend concept is awesome and I suggest everyone makes their birthday a three-day affair.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Full Coverage

If you have any interest in tattoo art, you must see these.

8 Tattooers, 2 years, 33 backpieces

Read more about the tattoo world at
Also check out Prick Magazine
The guys who organized Full Coverage, New Skool Tattoo

Thursday, October 05, 2006


I just saw thepreview for the film adaptation of Frank Miller's 300.
The graphic novel, though well drawn in the disctinctive Frank Miller style, is less about the plot and more about mood. Everyone knows the story of the Spartans battling the Persian empire. This film illustrates the legend with overdramatic comic book-y flavor.
Watch the preview. It looks like it could be good.


I have to give it up for the new series Heroes on NBC, Monday nights.
I was skeptical. But the first episode got me hooked. The darkness of the characters and the brutality was unexpected, and appreciated.
Episode two, while it spent too much time recapping the previous episode, further reinforced my impression. It was intense and immensely entertaining.

You have to check out the first two episodes of Heroes.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Congress bans online poker

Those fucking assholes in Washington just passed a bill which bans online poker.
Read about the bullshit: Here

We're all gonna die.