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This blog exists only as an archive. It is a journal that serves as a window into my life as a Marine combat veteran serving in Iraq and Afghanistan; it was written with no filter, no politics and no agenda. Please feel free to follow my journey from beginning to end. Welcome to my life.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Highlights From the Visit

- Trying to get Meg a celebrity sighting at Casa Vega in the Valley. Mission failed.

-Six Flags Magic Mountain, the ridiculous off-ramp debacle to get there, but more importantly, the XXXXX-TWOOOOO....

- Watching the Lakers completely dismantle the Magic at Shellback, transitioning into an all-night Thursday which felt like a Friday.

- Meghan 'absolutely, positively' having to use the restroom, making me get off the freeway in INGLEWOOD, gettting me lost in Inglewood, and being completely oblivious as to why I was freaking out and blowing through the ocassional stoplight. Good times Mego.

- Seeing Meg's face the first time we ordered a pitcher and had to pay $12 for it... You ain't in Iowa City anymore Meghan. Dollar-you-call-its don't exist on the beach.

-Spending an afternoon on the beach watching a bunch of 6 man volleyball teams dressed in Halloween costumes play a tournament and drink copious amounts of alcohol.

- Going to the Dodgers game (even though it conflicted with the Lakers' game...grrrr), watching Meghan and Indra fall in love with the LA first baseman, only to realize he wasn't nearly as good looking as the one picture they had seen. Eating Dodger dogs, busting out flasks and making ballpark cocktails. Listening to the Laker game on the tvs by the concession stand.

- Going to Poncho's Karaoke Sunday night after the game. Watching Matt Runyon work the stage. Introducing Meg to Indra's curly haired DJ crush (hahahha), watching Meghan drink margaritas like there was a winning lotto ticket at the bottom of each one. Listening to Meghan dial everyone in her cell phone on our drive home.

- Universal Studios on Monday (after Meghan's Mandatory Margarita Recovery Period).

Overall a pretty solid 5 days.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Six Flags Adventure...

Our adventure began at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The X-2 is by far the most unbelievable roller coaster of all time by the way. I'm posting pictures to get my parents off my back...








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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Meghan to LA

Not much exciting has been going on in my life recently, but this coming weekend should provide some good entertainment. My little sister Meghan is flying into town tomorrow night and staying through until Tuesday. Luckily I'm finally starting to feel healthy (starting the key word there) because I know she's going to be bringing her 'A' game, she always comes to party.

We have a couple of things on our to-do list, some Six Flags action, Shellback's Lakers finals party, a Dodger game, Universal Studios, some mandatory beach time, maybe a few beers, the list goes on.