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Smile Makers

Ten on Tuesday

This Week: Ten Simple Things That Make Me Happy

10. Doing helpful things for other people
9. The clean feeling just after a shower
8. Catching good sermons on KWVE
7. When things I want go on sale
6. Quiet, private, snuggle time
5. Watching movies at home
4. Baking delicious treats
3. Heart to heart talks
2. Riding my bike
1. My Ninja

22 comments September 16th, 2008


2008 MS-150 Bicycle Tour

This will be my third year participating in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific Coast Chapter’s MS-150 Bay-to-Bay Bike Tour. The purpose of this event is to raise money to support those living with this debilitating disease, and to fund research to find a cure for MS. If your life, or that of someone you know and love, has been touched by this disease, you’ll know why events like this are such a help.

October 11th and 12th, the Ninja and I will ride our bikes from Irvine all the way down to Mission Bay in San Diego… That’s just over 100 miles! We’ll be pedaling our tails off to support the cause, and you can help without breaking a sweat – Simply sponsor my ride! I have committed to raise $400 by October 10th but haven’t made a dent in that goal yet. Please give what you can and know every bit helps!

Click here to send your tax-deductible gift. Thank you. 😀

2 comments September 12th, 2008

Triple White

Triple White New BeetleHas it been four years already? It doesn’t seem like my Acura has been around that long, but the lease company just said it was time to pull the trigger.

It’s not that the poor car did me wrong, but it just wasn’t that exciting for me to drive. Sure, it had great horsepower and tons of features, but it just wasn’t my style. Which means it was time to go car shopping again. Did some research after identifying these issues:

1. Must no longer be forced to purchase premium 91 octane gasoline. 2. Must have fuel economy of around 30 miles per gallon highway. 3. Must have a much lower overall cost of ownership than my previous vehicle. Basically, I need this new car to save me some money!

Those hybrids everybody’s crazy about help save fuel, but they’re too ugly to pay thousands over MSRP. So, I test drove a few economy cars, but nothing made me smile like the New Beetle… And when I saw the Triple White special edition, I knew the search was over.

Everybody say hello to my 4th Volkswagen… Meep meep!

12 comments September 8th, 2008

The Drama

Phelps ScreamEver wonder why I don’t post very often? Let me give you a couple little peeks into some of the reasons why that might be…

Let’s start with the dumbest one first:

When I posted about The Ninja’s travel trouble, it later showed up on my Facebook automatically imported as a note. The groom of the wedding involved somehow found it there and took it very personally. After a series of emails from the groom, The Ninja was unable to clear up misconceptions, and these comments appeared here:

Continue Reading 18 comments September 4th, 2008

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