Monthly Archives: December 2010

Thank you, 2010

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Thank you for the generous blessings of friendship, family, and the continuous opportunity to make ourselves the best person we could be. That we may find the strength to persevere in seeking the truths of the world which matter to our lives, and continue to live our days full of love and ball-breaking adventures.

That we may continue to discover the beauty of life in between each beginning, and every end.

Milk Duds

Milk Duds

Happy Christmas. Don’t eat too much chocolate – save some for a rainy day :)

Testing the Device

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Posting from the new HTC smartphone. Trying to keep up with the interconnected times by writing about being disconnected once in a while. Good to know I can make nonsense wherever I go.

Now here’s a picture of Nickel with his butt in the air.

One, Two, Click

Tried to take my nieces’ annual Christmas Card portraits. I just noticed that shooting RAW really brings out amazing detail and unparalleled post processing control. I’m just not too fond of the file size it eats up. But, wow.

I think I came too late and did not get a shot I liked (one that my sister would agree to using for a Christmas card, that is). Going back for round two later today.

Repairs

A few weeks ago, I took Vanessa out to LAX to pickup my friend Joesy and his wife Abigail. I was waiting on the intersection of Howard Hughes and Sepulveda a few minutes away, when the light turned green. I advanced on first, and was about to shift to second when all of a sudden the clutch pedal fell to the floor with a loud thud, the bus shuddered violently to a stop and the engine stalled. Clutch cable, dead. Hooray!

Since I wasn’t sure if the local shops would have a spare clutch cable lying around, and the fact that Joey and Abi were already waiting (ironically just a few blocks away), we figured it might be best for them to take a door-to-door shuttle and meet them back at my house while I used up my AAA to tow the big V back home.

Replacing the clutch cable was a relatively easy task, and had the bus running within a few days.

Yesterday I ordered new H4 headlights and a thicker gauge sway bar, both to make the upcoming trip to SF this holiday season a little bit safer. Another item on my to-do list is to replace the old style seatbelts with modern retracting ones, but it may have to wait with the ever growing laundry list: windshield rust leak, replacing the battery tray, rotating the tires. I think it’s safe to say that the love and attention you put into a Volkswagen will be repaid several times over, with the adventures it takes you on (and off) the road.

Los Angeles Love

A big thank you to those who came out and supported their local artisans in this year’s Unique LA shindig :)

Happiness in 1.25" and a Dollar! :) IMG_7801 IMG_7802 Ending Day 2 :)