December 31st, 2007 by grant

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December 29th, 2007 by grant

Today Daddy wanted to go wine tasting in Napa. I got a recommendation to try a famous restaurant in Rutherford but by the time we got there it was an hour wait. So we drove down the road and ended up at “Go Fish“. The food and service were excellent. I loved the sturgeon, the […]

December 27th, 2007 by grant

According to Jon, this year’s Christmas Party marked its 3oth anniversary. Jimi made a great salad & soup combo that included my favorite duck confit. More importantly the white beans were fermenting all throughout the night. Come on admit it! Afterwards we revived the card game a**hole, in which I ended up the… well you […]

December 25th, 2007 by grant

This year we went to Auntie Amy’s for Christmas Eve. As she usually does, there was enough food to feed ten families and everything was terrific. After dinner Jen & Rick whipped out their Wii unit. Now I’m not into video games but I’ll have to admit I had fun. Special Thanks to Lyle for […]

December 23rd, 2007 by grant

Jim needed a shot for photo frame so I quickly banged out a few. This is my favorite shot. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 23rd, 2007 by grant

There’s such a neighborhood light display here in Alameda I thought I’d shoot a few. In the back of my mind I’m thinking how much electricity is this demanding… ah what the heck, it’s the ding dang Christmas spirit. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 21st, 2007 by grant

While not as good as Jim’s, here’s our Christmas Card offering. Merry Christmas! Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 21st, 2007 by grant

Ok last day of my do nothing vacation. I BARTed into the city to pick up Sandy. We had an early dinner at the Slanted Door. Then we shot on over to the SFO to greet Mommy & Daddy in between flts from Manila to San Diego. All of this running around and I didn’t […]

December 20th, 2007 by grant

I slept in this morning… cuz , well I’m on vacation. My day was uneventful, then Sandy came home and she wanted to go shopping for some Filipino goods to mail out. So off to Union City we went. After a little splurge in Goldilocks, I was treated to my first Jollibee experience. I’ve been […]

December 20th, 2007 by grant

Still another gloomy day. I spent the morning trying to record one of my favorite songs, Wahine Ilikea, on my 4 track recorder. Man this is tough. Just when you think that your voice isn’t all that bad… you record it. Holy smoke, I need some vocal lessons! I also worked on my Nakamastu Christmas […]

December 20th, 2007 by grant

Another wet day. I had great aspirations about this vacation, driving all over Northern California taking billions of photos. I did start on the layout of my gag gift, more on that later. I then started to work on a musical recording. I finished the day with a trip to the grocery store to make […]

December 17th, 2007 by grant

It’s wet and gloomy out, so I’ve spent the entire morning chasing the coots outta our backyard. Now I’ve got green coot crap all over my shoes. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 16th, 2007 by grant

Been working on my duck confit skills lately. It’s very time consuming, but worth it. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 9th, 2007 by grant

I slept in today after a long night at Applebee’s. I was awaken by Sandy’s clanking around in the kitchen preparing lunch. I’m so lucky! Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

December 9th, 2007 by grant

Tonight we visited downtown Livermore to see Jon play at the newly constructed Bankhead Theater. Needless to say the Jon’s performance was incredible. Afterwards we drove around for miles looking for a place that was open for a dinner at 11:45. We finally ended up at an Applebee’s. I had the three mini bacon cheeseburgers […]