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I know he can't win an oscar

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But Alec Baldwin should win one for the amazing performance in last week's episode.

Watch it here. 

San Diego Fires

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Fires are still raging in SD. Its pretty crazy. My brother lives right next to the beach so his place is fine. My parents are much closer to the fire, but it is pretty unlikely that their house would be destroyed. But Mt. Miguel which is a very large mountain by my parents house (10 miles away) is on fire. I think it has smoldered maybe once since we have lived in our house and it is a towering inferno today. Check out the image I found of it from this morning around 5am.

Here is the google map of all the fires in SD. The Witch Fire is going to end up making it all the way to the ocean which seems insane.  

Happy Birthday LC!

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Happy Birthday LC!

If you are still looking for a halloween costume

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Pushing Daisies

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While I will not do as great a job as the review linked below. I watched the first two episodes of this show and I really like it. It is whimsical, magical, interesting and well acted and will totally get cancelled shortly. So if you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it at abc.com.

Here is the better review.

From the review : I asked my roommate what he thought of the show, and he replied, "It's sweet, and I want to hug it." 

I totally agree.  

Well Played WTOP

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I usually listen to NPR in the mornings, but this week is the fund drive so I switch over on those weeks to WTOP for my radio time. And this morning I heard a commercial that was "Welcome NPR listeners" we know you don't want to listen to the fund drive so glad you could listen to us without being hit up for money.

Pretty funny. They must get a huge bump in traffic during the fund drives.  

Casa De Graveroff

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I spent saturday and sunday at Casa de Graveroff. It was a lovely weekend. We sat out on their new patio furniture. Megan got some raking done. We tried to go see a movie but when we got there the theatre had been evacuated so we decided against the movie. Our original plan was to go to the cheesiest restaurant in the reston town centre but instead decided to go big time and went to Outback. Which none of us had been to in years. Bloomen Onion was greasy and between the three of us we couldn't finish it. Also I think seeing another table load up their onion with salt made none of us really want to finish. Steaks were good even if they did have a lot of fat you needed to cut off. It was fun.

Sunday Josh made some great hashbrowns and eggs with toast. Good times. I highly suggest a trip out to the Casa.  

London Stopped Calling

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So there have been rumors, plans, talking, offers, counteroffers, more talking and as of this week my plan to move to london is now off the table. It was very sad that it didn't work out but economically it wasn't going to be feasible. I am disappointed. But I guess it wasn't meant to be. I am I guess OK with it now.

So what am I going to do instead? Jason bought a house and is moving out of our place of 8 years the end of this month. I will be staying put until the end of December because I am still in flux.

2008 plan so far - January and February 2008. I am taking a sabbatical and going to Cambodia to work at an orphanage with a group called United Planet. I will probably be there for 4 weeks and then travel around Asia for another 2 weeks. Then go visit the fam in San Diego for 2 weeks. That is all I have planned for the moment. Don't know where I am going to end up after that time. I am still deciding. 

I don't know why I waited so long

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I have just finished the second DVD of season 1 FNL and OMG this show is great. I have no idea why I doubted. And I don't watch football AT ALL. I ended up watching all 5 episodes in one sitting because I couldn't stop. Love it. I don't know why I doubted.

October 10th Happy Hour in DC

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Happy Hour and for a good cause who wants to go?

On October 10th there will be a happy hour for charity at The Science Club (19th and M)in DC, from 5 pm to 9 pm.  This event is part of a national "happy hours or healthy kids" campaign that is raising money for a new pediatric hospital facility in Sri Lanka.  After the old facility was badly damaged by the 2005 Tsunami, "Project Peds" saw an opportunity "to build back better."  Their goal is not only to rebuild the facility but also to elevate the standard of care available for future generations.

 

Vegas Vacation 2007

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This past weekend was the annual Daly Family Reunion in Las Vegas. As always a good time. Recap of the highlights.

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Adorable baby panda video

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Super cute baby panda.

Pick Programs to Record: Fall TV 2007 Primetime

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It is about that time that the Fall shows are about to start again and while sadly Lost and Battlestar will not be on until January, many new shows and our favs are coming back soon. I have reviewed my EW Fall TV Preview as well as Pajiba's TV Review and here is what I am having scheduled for the fall 2007. This is only for primetime and does not include HBO or FX or Comedy Central (curb your enthusiasm, Its always sunny in philadelphia, South Park, Nip/Tuck, etc)

Sunday

  •  8PM - Viva Laughlin - Show based upon a UK show Viva Blackpool. Hugh Jackman is in it. could be terrible. I don't have high hopes, but don't want to miss out on a singing show.
  • 8PM - The Simpons - It gets taped, that does not mean it gets watched.
  • 9PM - Family Guy and American Dad - Whatever, I think both have their moments.
  • 10PM - Shark - James Woods. Need I say more. I can't help myself.

Monday

Emmy Awards

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While Julie, Jerry and I attempted to watch the emmy's which were on the whole pretty painful. Go Fug Yourself has a nice recap of the outfits. Which really, is the only reason at this point to watch. I can't remember a single winner and its only been 24 hours.

 

Must put in the Tivo

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New but old show that I don't think a lot of people have seen, but it might be the funniest show on TV. Danny Devito. Do I need to say more. It starts again Thursday on FX. I beg you to put it in your queue. You will not be disappointed.
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