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Bowling on my 40th

The fun kept on going, with last night being a fun birthday party event at the PINZ bowling alley in Studio City.  Both Larry & Barb coordinated and set up this fun event, in which we rented two lanes and had the next-door Jerry’s Famous Deli cater the event.  Really good food (pizza, wings, hummus & pita, veggies) along with drinks provided by a helpful personal waiter made sure that we had all that we needed while getting some bowling action in.  Truth be told, I think the last time I bowled was shortly before leaving Colorado Springs back in 2007…?  Well, that long drought contributed to my bowling skills being pretty poor, but it was of course still so much fun, especially hanging out with a lot of fun people.  We got in 2 games, during which I managed to get a few strikes, and only broke 100 in the 2nd game.  But as you drink more and more beer, it really doesn’t matter.

My friends were also very generous and got me some gifts, to which I’m very thankful.  I imagine my birthday week ends today, but here’s hoping the election is keyed towards also being a happy gift.  In other words, Hillary needs to win this thing and just get it done.

Alright, pictures!

Nov 5, 2016 – Bowling at PINZ for my 40th

Greetings from Cleveland!

This is Night #3 of my cross-country journey!

I totally lied about not putting up pictures as you’ll see below. I realized I’d not get to these in a long time if I don’t do them tonight. So if you checked this site out earlier well, my bad.

The drive across has been fairly uneventful. Uneventful because there is absolutely nothing to see between Colorado and Ohio. Truly. There’s absolutely nothing but flatlands and corn fields and then occasionally a little river or something is crossed. And lots of ridiculous truckers. Lots. But I’m here safely so I can’t complain.

Not much to report on though so this’ll be a relatively short post. I did get to hang out with Jeremy yesterday and that was a lot of fun. In Joliet, Illinois, Harrah’s has a pretty cool casino and I actually mean that. They have really upscale restaurants and a their casino, while small, at least has craps and other games you don’t see at places like Indian casinos. What I was shocked about was that the casino had $10 Minimums!!!! WTF?! This is Illinois! But anyways, it was awesome to be able to talk with Jeremy and just realize how much I’ve missed having him around. I’m trying my best now to convince him how cool New York would be. I think that’s a possibility in a year or so. How much fun would that be?

So today is boring day in Cleveland and tomorrow I’ll finally get to see the infamous Jenny Jennertons in Philadelphia. I must be ready for anything. She’s insane. In a good way, but still.

And then after that, it’s Atlantic City time and you KNOW I’ll be getting my gambling on.

And for those who are looking for the massive amount of pictures that do exist, I’m sorry but I haven’t gotten to them just yet. Patience, patience. Such a liar, I am!

14 Sep 2007 – Dinner at AI

Gotta love TeppanYaki style Japanese food
Gotta love TeppanYaki style Japanese food14-Sep-2007 19:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 192
14-Sep-2007 19:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Erin, Eric and KD
Erin, Eric and KD14-Sep-2007 19:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
14-Sep-2007 19:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Me and KD
Me and KD14-Sep-2007 19:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Jeff is REALLY hungry
Jeff is REALLY hungry14-Sep-2007 19:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 

One of the Hobie Farewell events was the group having a bbq at Susan’s house and then fun afterwards. Originally I thought I’d pop for a limo and kind of recreate what my 30th birthday was like, but then I began to think, nah, why do that again? So the night became all about rollerskating and pimping… uh, I mean rollerskating and bowling. It was awesome.

15 Sep 2007 – Bowling Goodness

Lauren and Tom ready for hearty family fun
Lauren and Tom ready for hearty family fun15-Sep-2007 19:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 168
The smallest and cutest dog ever: Linda
The smallest and cutest dog ever: Linda15-Sep-2007 19:40, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Bowling alley nirvana - it was Rock'n Bowl Night
Bowling alley nirvana - it was Rock'n Bowl Night15-Sep-2007 22:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 1 sec, ISO 141
 
Tom fixin to bowl
Tom fixin to bowl15-Sep-2007 22:24, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
15-Sep-2007 22:24, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
15-Sep-2007 22:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
 
15-Sep-2007 22:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
Jeff, Susan, and Eric
Jeff, Susan, and Eric15-Sep-2007 22:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
Look at me - I'm a winner... at least that first game
Look at me - I'm a winner... at least that first game15-Sep-2007 22:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
 
KD and Erin right before making out... okay, just kidding
KD and Erin right before making out... okay, just kidding15-Sep-2007 22:27, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
15-Sep-2007 22:27, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
Weird white glow on these pics - feels kinda retro film camera-ish
Weird white glow on these pics - feels kinda retro film camera-ish15-Sep-2007 22:29, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.2, 9.028mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
 
Continuing the retro vibe
Continuing the retro vibe15-Sep-2007 22:29, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.2, 9.028mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
Me and KD
Me and KD15-Sep-2007 22:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.2, 9.028mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
Tom is NOT amused
Tom is NOT amused15-Sep-2007 22:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 9.028mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
 

It wasn’t all fun and games though. The last two days I was in the Springs involved a LOT of cleaning up of the house. In fact, it took two days for me and Susan to get it done. And without Susan’s help, I’d probably still be there. She totally rocks and I am totally unworthy of her awesomeness. Below are some pictures from cleaning fun. Don’t be dissuaded by the pics of me sitting on my ass. It was a total random shot that does NOT illustrate how hard I was working!

16 Sep 2007 – Cleaning House

My kitchen slash office slash before Susan rocked it
My kitchen slash office slash before Susan rocked it16-Sep-2007 16:00, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 145
My dining room slash bedroom slash office
My dining room slash bedroom slash office16-Sep-2007 16:00, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
Living room empty but not carpet cleaned... yet
Living room empty but not carpet cleaned... yet16-Sep-2007 16:00, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 141
 
Don't let Susan's expression fool you - she was LOVING this
Don't let Susan's expression fool you - she was LOVING this16-Sep-2007 16:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
I'm totally a critical part of the process
I'm totally a critical part of the process16-Sep-2007 16:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
Seriously
Seriously16-Sep-2007 16:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
 
Here's me using the Rug Doctor
Here's me using the Rug Doctor16-Sep-2007 16:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
I could totally be a sticker on the side of that damn thing
I could totally be a sticker on the side of that damn thing16-Sep-2007 16:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 141
16-Sep-2007 16:27, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 104
 
16-Sep-2007 16:27, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
 

So my last night in town, my friends and I went to my ultimate favorite place to eat: Outback. I was sad to realize that this was it. As I’ve already written earlier, it is tough to leave such great friends. So what better way to make yourself feel better than to take lots of fun pictures!?

17 Sep 2007 – Last Night at the Outback

This rainstorm left a gateway rainbow behind - little did I know I'd catch up to the storm the next day
This rainstorm left a gateway rainbow behind - little did I know I'd catch up to the storm the next day17-Sep-2007 17:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
17-Sep-2007 17:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
17-Sep-2007 17:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
 
Eric and KD
Eric and KD17-Sep-2007 19:44, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
17-Sep-2007 19:44, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 1 sec, ISO 400
17-Sep-2007 19:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 233
 
17-Sep-2007 19:45, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 1 sec, ISO 800
Last total group shot
Last total group shot17-Sep-2007 19:46, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
Jeff just doesn't know what KD will say next
Jeff just doesn't know what KD will say next17-Sep-2007 19:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
 
Same as Eric
Same as Eric17-Sep-2007 19:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.9, 23.1mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
KD
KD17-Sep-2007 19:52, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 10.487mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
Melissa returned!
Melissa returned!17-Sep-2007 19:52, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 10.487mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
 
KD and Melissa
KD and Melissa17-Sep-2007 19:53, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 10.487mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
Susan and her new hair length - I like it
Susan and her new hair length - I like it17-Sep-2007 19:54, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
Me and my mentee, Melissa
Me and my mentee, Melissa17-Sep-2007 19:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 233
 

And finally, here are some pics from my drive so far to Cleveland. I’m retarded though, and didn’t bring my camera when me and Jeremy hung out. So stupid. So all you get are scenery shots. Enjoy. (2014 Note:  I’ve also put these in their own page in my Travelogue section)

18-20 Sep 2007 – Colorado Springs to Cleveland

18-Sep-2007 09:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
18-Sep-2007 11:17, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
18-Sep-2007 11:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
 
18-Sep-2007 11:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
What my view is while driving - dice, GPS, and abso-FUCKING-lutely nothing to see out the window
What my view is while driving - dice, GPS, and abso-FUCKING-lutely nothing to see out the window18-Sep-2007 11:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Welcome to Nebraska, let the boring scenery continue unabated.
Welcome to Nebraska, let the boring scenery continue unabated.18-Sep-2007 13:40, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.001 sec
 
18-Sep-2007 16:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 10.0, 12.523mm, 0.006 sec
I think this bridge showed up in About Schmidt
I think this bridge showed up in About Schmidt18-Sep-2007 16:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.9, 23.1mm, 0.002 sec
18-Sep-2007 16:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.9, 23.1mm, 0.002 sec
 
That storm that hit Colorado on Monday - I caught up to it on Tuesday
That storm that hit Colorado on Monday - I caught up to it on Tuesday18-Sep-2007 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
And it was a doozy - it rained for the last 2 hours I was driving to Omaha
And it was a doozy - it rained for the last 2 hours I was driving to Omaha18-Sep-2007 17:08, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
The next day, I was driving through Iowa's wondrous scenery
The next day, I was driving through Iowa's wondrous scenery19-Sep-2007 09:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
19-Sep-2007 09:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
The view didn't change much except I added a cup of hot chocolate to it
The view didn't change much except I added a cup of hot chocolate to it19-Sep-2007 09:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
Wow, Iowa wasn't exactly stimulating scenery
Wow, Iowa wasn't exactly stimulating scenery19-Sep-2007 11:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec