Tue, 7/14 - Just dealt with some AT&T bullshit, but I gotta go back. Also set up my Charles Schwab account for free checking overseas. Fuck yeah, no withdrawal fees!
Wed, 7/15 - Watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince today @ The Block. Then went to the OC Fair! It was so much fun. Smokey Robinson was playing, but I realized that.. I don't know any Smokey Robinson songs.. so we didn't pay to see him. There was so much to do there.. the fairgrounds are huuuuge. We started off by eating delicious bbq rib dinner paired with giant deep fried corn dog along with a fresh squeezed lemonade. Thank God for fair food! After, we walked around to digest all the crap we ate. We saw smelly farm animals by the barn area: pigs, cows, ponies. Got super fresh ice cream dipped in chocolate and covered in Oreo crumbs. It was fucking delicious. Watched a show with Chinese acrobats:
We went through the shop zone, the kid zone, and even did the Weird Al 3D Brain Experience, which was really fun. The 3D was really well done, and it was really funny. I definitely recommend going this year. It looks like they've come a long way since I last went like.. 6 years ago.
Thu, 7/16 - Went to L.A. with Jenns today. We were to see American Idol @ Staples Center. We arrived early so we could go around Melrose and visit the shops. Some of the stores have great, hip clothes. I would have bought tons.. except for the fact that pairs of shorts were $400 a piece. I'd like to return to those stores some day. When we got to Staples, we missed the first two performers. Oh well. We caught blind guy doing "A Thousand Miles" haha. Overall, it was a really entertaining show. It went by really fast. Note to everybody: don't get floor seats at Staples. At least tier 1.. but not the floor. You'll be standing the whole time basically.
Fri, 7/17 - Fixed my AT&T first bill, went to the bank to get some stuff done, but it was already closed. Went to Target to look for luggage and a new Xbox 360, but I didn't get either. I bought a bunch of mini items for my trip: toothbrush, toothpaste, deoderant, lotion, etc. The electronics guy suggested that I buy my 360 from Best Buy.. So I went to Best Buy to buy my 360. The new model is a lot quieter than the old one and less prone to red ring. I got the warranty on it too.. just in case. After Best Buy, I went to Wal-Mart to check for luggage there. No dice. Instead, I got Whoppers and a fanny pack--for being a homo in Europe, you see. After that, I went to KFC + A&W across the street and got a root beer float. Too bad my new LX7 mouse that came in today isn't working properly!
Sun, 7/19 - Worked all day. We got free In N Out courtesy of Staples!!!!!!!!! It was tite. I also watched live streaming of EVO my whole shift. Just sitting on a stool watching gaming competition at the computer, while no customers browsed the store. When I got home, I got to watch the Street Fighter IV competition. It was so awesome. Justin Wong and Daigo had an epic rematch that ended up being like 7 sets.. but Daigo won again :/.
Mon, 7/20 - Went to Bank of America to get stuff figured out. Went to Schwab, but they were already closed. At least I found out where they're located (off 57 @ Katella). Got L&L with Van, then went to Chris' to play Street Fighter IV with Kev. After, we went to Gyu-Kaku with Jon, Sean, and Trang. Man I love that place, especially all their happy hours. They have happy hour like twice a day, haha. After we went outside, one of the workers ran out and said "somebody stole my bike!" :/
Tue, 7/21 - This was my super errand day. I got gas, went to Schwab to deposit my check to myself, went to Chase to deposit money into Lisa's account, saw Jon Monroy there, went to Target and saw Monica there. Got supplies for Europe, and some t-shirts for cheap. Got food from Albertson's and brought it to Chris', got propane with Chris, Went to Costco to get burgers and sausage dogs.
Wed, 7/22 - My birthday BBQ @ Chris' house. The turnout was really good. Everyone from Thanh, to Kenny, to Wes, to Kelvin came out. There seemed to be just the right amount of food too. We had bulgogi, galbi, lime chicken, sausage dogs, hamburgers, corn, watermelon, hawaiin chips, and Shasta. Oh yeah, Soo Mee brought ice cream too. I almost forgot, before the party and a little during the party, there was this car parked in Chris' spot. The alarm kept going off randomly every few minutes. There was a full sized breatholizer inside along with a Disney nametag that read Ernestina. We called the cops, but they said they couldnt tow it until it was after hours. The party was in the backyard so we couldn't hear it that much, especially with the music on. We played some beer pong and me and Jon won a game, mostly because of Jon. Totally a fun birthday. I'm glad everything worked out.
Thu, 7/23 - Went to the post office to ship back the broken LX7 mouse I got in the mail >:O. Negative feedback will be left! I also went to Disneyland to claim my birthday pin and $69 value for my deluxe pass. I went inside for about half an hour just to hang out. I love the Star Wars store. I want to get all the hybrid Disney/Star Wars toys, but it'd cost over a hundred dollars! After Disneyland, I went to Gonzo's for a party. A lot of people there had the same birthday! After Gonzo's I went to Dave & Busters with Chris, Van, and Andy. Saw some familiar faces there. I wanted to play Street Fighter there, but it looks like they don't have it anymore :(