3...2...1... Happy New Year!

New Years Eve... What to do? What to do? Mike, Sofiya, Gary, Teresa, Jenna, Alicia, and Tom were all over
to join in the festivities. We made mini pizzas (Good idea Mike Winking) and got our drink on. Dick Clark was one
TV celebrating his 100th New Years... hahahaa not really, but it's up there. By the end of the night, it was
good to just pass out.

Enjoy the pics... See you next year...
-Garvin (^_^)


Mike and Garv's 5th BAOMTALOFEOTY Dinner

5TH!?!? You better believe it. Half a decade. Friends + Food + games + more food... Mmmm. We had tons
of tons of food and everybody had a great time.

Here's to another 5 more years. Yay for friends!
-Garvin (^_^)


Merry Christmas

Family + Presents + No work email... what more could I ask for. Wow what a fun filled Christmas. I think there's a direct correlation to the amount of pictures taken and the fun-ness had by all. There's over 300 pics.

Enjoy all the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Family Winter break

Wahoo... Winter break. I remember the day when I had winter break Winking Leah's on Winter break and family is
coming up from Alabama, sooo you know what this means... PARTYYYY! The first thing we was go to the
Cavs vs. Lakers games. That was fun. Kobe and Lebron under one roof (@_@).

What would a Winter break be with out some skiing!?!? We hit the slopes when The Tam Fam came up.
Alex and Christina decided to mix it up this time and go snowboarding. So I taught Leah skiing while I
gave Alex and Christina snowboarding lessons. Fun fun. The kiddies had a few bumps from some fall,
but everybody was OK.

Enjoy the fun-filled pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Come and Get'em.. Vids are up!

Wahoo! I took a break from studying for the Chinese final today and cranked out a quick
download theater page. Yes... yes... I know I have finished the theater since moving to the
new web site yet, but hey! this is a start Winking

-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. No worries the movies are actually off of SetoVault.com, so things should be zipped.


Leah Senior Recital = Road trip time

Leah's Senior Recital is kinda equivalent to Senior Thesis in engineering college... or the bar exam in
lawyer terms... ehhh or the Showcase Showdown in The Price is Right... so it' it's a pretty deal. Both
Becka and I called off work from Codonics and packed it up for an extended weekend. Mama Shaffer
came in from AZ on friday and we rolled out Saturday morning. There was still a lot to do when we got
to Rochester. The night before (Thursday), I cranked out a cool poster, which we made 35 copies of top
hang up around the school (Reference: check out the P.S.).

Sunday, we ran around getting all the stuff together for the reception after the recital, so you'll find a
couple grocery pics in the new album. We got a couple nice party trays of subs and wraps. Saturday
night, we got together with everybody to have a nice din din. The Mmmmm-good kind, that almost
cost as much as a Apple Laptop kind hahahaa. It rare that Becka, Leah, Peter, and Mama S. are all
in the same place, so you've gotta go all out.

Monday was the big show. Nothing like last minute trips to Rite-Aid and the Grocery store. Becka and
I had to wake up early to go pick up the party trays and any last minutes items. The reception step up
when smoothly, thanks to Beth and Ed.

Leah's recital was AMAZING. Everybody loved her performance. Her teachers had nothing, but praise
for her performance. For those who missed it (Uncle Robert ), I got everything on video. Over 3.5 GB of
data. I actually filled up my 4GB memory stick on my camera.

It will take me a bit to up load vids and put them in the theater. For now enjoy the fun filled-family pics.
-Garvin (^_^)


p.s. Check out the cool poster I made for Leah's recital (Click_Me). It came out pretty good.

p.p.s. We missed Uncle Robert. (Y_Y) He almost made it.

p.p.p.s. To all the kiddies out there... Becka and I do not condone excessive drinking.


Happy December!

Happy December! Bill and I got to get our shop on (he beat me by a stupid penny... yes yes we made
sure to take a pick of the receipts). The girls got to get their jam on with Guitar Hero 3. Becka synced
Bill's guitar all by herself. WOW!!! We did try to watch Miss Congeniality,but only Bill and I made
through it. Granted it was around 3am-ish so who could blame the girls for fallin asleep.

Enjoy the Rockin pics.
-Garvin (^_^)


RSNA: It's that time of the year again.

Full steam ahead. It always comes a LOT sooner than you expect. Especially this year, with all our
super-last minute changes. There was a lot of running around and eating very good food. RSNA went
really well. All the new stuff went over really well. A lot of people are psyched about Codonics this year.
You know what that means lots and lots of work for 2k8.

Enjoy the fun filled pics.
-Garvin (^_^)


Happy Thanksgiving

Mmmmm Thanksgiving! Lots of Family and food. Would you believe I didn't do any Codonics work on
Thanksgiving?!?!?! Granted I worked till 4:30am that day, but I was intent on not working on

Gooble Gooble. Enjoy the mouth-watering-super-tastey pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

Side-Note: Believe it or not I was packed early for RSNA!


Happy Birthday Stephen!

Wahoo! Stephen from Codnoics turns 25 today. It's all down hill from here. I know from experience. Hahahaa

enjoy the Codonics Album update
-Garvin (^_^)

Note to self: Stephen is 25 now Winking


Mini-Updates: Halloween, House, Codonics, and Japan

Oopsies... Mini update to a couple albums.

-Grrvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes.. that is a ColdStone in JAPAN! Ooo I was sooo happy (Y_Y).


[Live_Blog_#019] Cleveland or Bust

Off to the airport. I'll see everybody soon. Will make a quick stop in Houston and pick up some tastey
BBQ, then back to lovely C-town.

Part of me is sad to leave such a beautiful country with very very nice people, and tastey food. But the
other part of me will be happy sleeping in my own bed, getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Peace out... See you when I see you
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] sayonara ::good bye::


[Live_Blog_#018] Wingman wa doko des ka? November/12 Mon/2007 Filed in:

Yep that's right I threw up a pop quiz in the title today Winking For those who failed... I'm flying solo today.
Steve went home on Friday.

Thankfully, everything worked out. We got a lot of useful data and they were quite impressed/worried
(looong story). After I banged-out my last wrap up email from Japan, Hirozawa-san took me out to
dinner. We went Lawry's Prime Rib. The food was tasty. It should last me alll the way back to the States.

Will grab a quick nap before my late meeting tonight. Kickoff is @ 11pm and sould last till 2am (Japan
time). Eh... at least this will make going to sleep on the plane that much easier.

See you real soon
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Oyasumi nasai ::Good Night::


[Live_Blog_#017] When in Rome... Do what the Romans do...

Well... I've got a lot of change to burn off before I leave to Japan... soooo off to Akihabara to shop and play
video games. I Got to play a lot of new games that we'll never see in the States. One cool thing is that they
have table top collectible card video games. So the machine has a table and you put your cards on the
table and it'll read what cards you have and where they are on the field. When the game starts, you need
move around you cards to do certain tasks and attacks. It's really cool.

I dropped off the loot and walked to Chiyoda (yes yes "Yoda"). It is were the Imperial Palace. Never been
there before so I figured I would be cool to go. On the way there I ran into a flee market thingy, which was
pretty cool. By the time I got to the park it was pretty much dark. Hopefully all the pics aren't too blurry.

I figured I would take it easy tomorrow. I should be well rested for tomorrow's connectivity test. Hopefully,
we get a lot of useful data. At last count, I need to write +20 postcards, so I might as well take a chip out of
it tonight.

Enjoy the pics

[Japanese Lesson] Pasupoto ::Passport::


[Live_Blog_#016] Weekend = time to catch up on work and some fun.

Ahhh it's the weekend. Nothing like taking it easy. Saturday was great. Got to sleep in for an extra hour,
then off to Asakusa to get my shop on and chill. Asakusa is my favorite place in Japan... yes even better
than Akihabara Winking There's little tents selling all kinds of nicknacks and snacks. My brother Gary and I
found this place the first time we came here and I always make it a point to come every time I'm on this
side of the globe. Too bad Steve and I didn't have time go here when he was here.

After I dropped off all my loot from Asakusa, I had a tasty lunch at the hotel. Next on the agenda was to
camp out at the CJ (Codonics Japan) office and catch up on emails and poke around with the Virtua.
Soon it was dark and I decided to walk back to my hotel so I can check out the Harley Davidson shop.
Wow apparently everything in there was all Tokyo exclusive items... so everything was extra expensive.

When I got back to my hotel room I found the CAVS game on. Wahoo! I caught the last quarter and
worked on the web site. Next I grabbed some spicy curry chicken and hiked it to Roppongi. It is known
for being the new hip area with a lot of American clubs and such. Of course I didn't go to any clubs, but
I did find my way in to an arcade where I can start getting rid of all my change. My accomplishment for
the day was getting the stuffed Stich from the claw machines. A lot of Japanese arcades are half video
games and the other half are claw games. Most of the prizes from the claw games are collectible things.
Well that pretty much sums up today in a nut shell. Boy are my legs pooped... did a lot of walking today.

Jam-Packed Day... Lots of stuff crossed off my list.
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Tomare! ::Stop it!::


Blog catch up (>_<)

Yeah... can you guess I've been busy. Oh well... @ least I've been keeping track of everything on my
laptop, just haven't had time to update the main site yet.

-Grrvin (^_^)

[Live_Blog_#015] Friday round up: Mini-demo, Keio round 2 demo, and more food

Wahoo! Both the mini-demo and Keio demo went smooth today. The LOVED everything @ Tokyo Metro
and want to test the final product ASAP. Round 2 of Keio was good too. Hayama-san and I went to Keio
this time around and we got everything to work. We also found a glitch in the GE pacs that had. The GE
field engineer fixed it in a couple hours.

To celebrate, Hayama-san took me out to Chinese food. We had tons of food. Surprisingly, it was real
Chinese food with a hint of some Japanese influence. Yum! I had a good time.

Sidenote: The CJ office LOVES Chinese food. When ever they get the opportunity to go they'll go.

Wahoo! the weekend is coming.
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Fire! ::Kaji da!::


[Live_Blog_#014] Codonics Key = More Work Done

Well... what do you know the same applies for the CJ office. I now have a CJ office key, so I can get in
and do work on the weekend. Ehhh.... at least I won't be running around all over the place like on the
week days and I'll be able to wear my snap pants and Lebron jersey hehehee.

Can't wait to go home and sleep.
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Hospital ::byoin::


[Live_Blog_#013] "Change of plans"...

Yep yep... the theme for the trip strikes again. Last minute demo for Tokyo Metro, right before Steve,
Mike, and Gary E. leave.

Gotta run
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Eigo no menyu arimasu ka? :Laugho you have an English menu?::


[Live_Blog_#012] Korean BBQ in Japan?!?! eh why not..

Mmmmm I heart food. The Korean BBQ rocked. I'm may come back by myself this weekend if I've got
time. We got 5 plates of different raw meat and cooked it up. Our corner of the restaurant was all smokey.
You'll notice all the smoke when you see the pics. We even got to put on bids so we mess up our clothes.
Of course I broke mine half way through. hahahaa but I did manage to keep pretty clean.

Can't wait for the weekend so I can take a breather and catch up on my other work. Note to self: will need
a Virtua in my hotel room again (ahhh flashbacks from last year). Friday should be go smooth assume the
Keio thing goes better.

Enjoy the smokey pictures.
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Kore wa doyatte tabemasu ka? ::How do I eat this?::


[Live_Blog_#011] Looong day... need sushi

Uggg... It stinks when things don't go according to plan.

Quick Summary:
+ The demo didn't work completely.
+ Gary bled on my notes.
+ Was standing on a hard server room floor for over 3 hours.. and boy were my back and feet feeling it.

Any who... going to go back tomorrow without Gary and see if we can do it right next time around. Steve
and I were beat and hungry, so we went to go get some sushi. Mizukami-san took us to a place that had
one of those sushi conveyer-belts. It was awesome, just how I've dreamed of it. For those who aren't in
the know, you just grab the plates as the pass by. Anything you like just take it. The pricing is done per
plate based on the color. Once you're done the waitress will and count up your plates. The unagi (eel)
was very very good. mmmmmmm.

After a long day a good lunch goes a long way
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Tasukete ::Help!::


[Live_Blog_#010] Gone in 60 seconds...

Sooo... I woke up today and decided to take it easy, because we weren't leaving till 9PM. So I when to
breakfast in my running pants and my Keefe-a-nator shirt. That's until I met Gary K. in the morning for
breakfast. The first words out of his mouth "Change of plans..." which is apparently been the theme of
the Japan trip (referencing all the times we changes flights and hotel reservations). He pretty much said
he was busting out as soon as he finishes breakfast. Sooo I pretty much stuffed all my food in my mouth
and ran outta there. I had to shave and change at the same time. I even put on my tie while riding the
elevator. Gary likes to keep you on your toes.

mini-demo time...
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Gomen-nasai ::I'm sorry::

[Live_Blog_#009] Eat... Drink... Be merry...

Oh boy did we eat yesterday. I'm still full from last night (@_@) We went to a place called Gonpachi.
It's pretty much a Japanese tapas restaurant, where they make their own soba noodles (Mmmmm). You
order a lot of little dishes.

Time for some sleep... mini-demo tomorrow.
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] oishii ::delicious::


[Live_Blog_#008] Japan Demo: Success!

WOW! I almost passed out during the demo. Everything went according to plan. Our dry run this
morning was a bit shaky, but when it was time to put up or shut up we brought it home. Hayama-san
did a GREAT! job at driving the demo. The meeting was supposed to go for only one hour, but the main
Fuji guy liked it so much he stayed for 2 hours.

Dinner will be good. 1) Hayama-san and I didn't eat lunch... too busy running around. 2) The restaurant
is supposed to have really really good food. 3) They filmed the big fight scene from Kill Bill there.

It should be much easier with the demo out of the way. Can't wait for the weekend to take a breather,
and to hit up the arcades Happy I'm taking a lot of pictures now. The album will be brimming with tons O

Follow-up meeting time
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes. It does hurt to look this good. Hahahaa jk.

[Japanese Lesson] i-meru ::e-mail::


[Live_Blog_#007] ?Donde esta Akihabara?

Was too tired yesterday to put up this post when we got back, but now is better than never.

Steve and I decided to bust over to Akihabara and check out all the cool gadgets and gizmos. I've been
there before, but didn't remember just exactly how I got there. The fun part was we did what I usually do...
wonder aimlessly until I get there. Armed with a 4 year old map that I used when I vacationed here a long
time ago, Steve and I were able to ride the subway to the JR train, and then take the JR train to Akihabara.
I still think there's a quicker more direct way, but I'll fool around with that over the weekend, where I have
tons of time to get lost.

Wednesday morning will be our first/last live run of the demo tomorrow with Gary K. Then we'll need to box
everything and head off to Fuji. Ok going for a quick run to relax.

Game-Time Yo! Keep your fingers crossed.
-Garvin (^_^);

Pump-up theme song for today: Eye of the tiger.

[Japanese Lesson] Amerika jin desu ::I'm American::
[Japanese Pronunciation Key] (Should have put that on the first post... hehehee)
Japanese vowel sounds:
a = ah as in “father”
i = ee as in “feed”
u = oo as in “goose”
e = eh as in “let” or ay in “say”
o = o as in “gold”


[Live_Blog_#006] Locked and Loaded.

Last full day before the Fuji demo ::GULP:: Everything is going well. Hayama-san has been drilling
through the test cases over and over. He'll definitely be ready to bring it home tomorrow.

Hirozowa-san decided to test my Japanese today with "Tonkatsu". I passed with flying colors Winking I think I
caught him off guard too hahaa. See below Japanese lesson for the answer. We had very tasty tonkatsu.

It rained all night yesterday so the weather has been cool and crisp. It made for todays morning run
very very nice. No pics from the run, I figure I would go light today. Believe it or not the Browns made
headlines in Japan?!?!?! I thought I was hallucinating after my run when I say the article. Steven and I
were successful ordering @ Starbucks this morning.

Almost game time.
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] tonkatsu ::fried pork cutlet::


[Live_Blog_#005] T minus 1 day before big demo.

Well, today was pretty positive. Ran into a couple speed bump, but Steve and I got over them. We tore
into the main conference room, and set up base camp. We had 3 latops, 2 disc importers, 2 large lcd
screens, and 1 Virtua XR. I think we have the warm and fuzzy we need for the Fuji demo, now that we got
over the speed bumps. Now what's left is to Hayama-san drill over and over the demo until he has the
whole thing memorized.

Wahoo! Go Codonics!
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] biru ::beer::


[Live_Blog_#004] See Garvin Run. Run Garvin Run.

Usually I like to run in morning when I'm in a different city, just to situated and figure out where everything
is. Not much has changed since last year. I did notice a new Starbucks and they redid a park.

So what's up with the pics with the fingers pointing in a specific direction, you may ask. Well I took pics of
landmarks when I ran so I wouldn't get lost this time. Hahaaa. I still don't think Alan knows I got lost in
Japan for an hour last year and barely made it back to the hotel to meet up with him.

Ok time to shower and get ready.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Got to bust out "Starbucks wa doko des ka?"... if you don't know what that means you haven't been
paying attention to your Japanese lessons.

[Japanese Lesson] Kore wa ikura des ka? ::How much is this?::


[Live_Blog_#003] (>_<) What time is it?.. Can't sleep.

The time diff between Ohio and Japan is 14 hours. It's 11:50PM in Tokyo and I can't sleep... doh. I
passed out @ 5PM Japan-time (3AM Ohio-time) and I might have slept through Steve M. knocking at my
door. Oopsies. I was supposed to wake up @ 7PM to grab a little snack, but I just passed out and woke
up know. Hope he's not starving.

Sooo any who... getting here was a trip (pun intended).
4AM-Saturday (Ohio time) Wake up. Get everything together.
6AM (OH) Leave for Newark.
11:10AM (OH) Leave for Tokyo-Narita
2:20PM-Sunday (Tokyo Japan time) Arrive
3:10PM (JP) Catch bus to Tokyo Prince Hotel
5:00PM (JP) Check into hotel
5:10PM (JP) Passout
Grand Total of traveling 23 hours and some change... Thanks goodness I love to travel. hahaha

Ok... going for a walk to burn off some energy
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. I ending up beating the computer in Chess before we landed.. BOO-YAH! (^_^)

[Japanese Lesson] Sumimasen ::Sorry:: (oh yeah goin to use this puppy a LOT)


[Live_Blog_#002] Are we there yet?!?!

Ok. 45% there. Around Alaska. I've watched Transformers two and a half times now (Sidenote: It's
WAY better on HD-DVD than a 5 inch screen). The cool thing is that the plane is fairly new so each
headrest has a little screen and a remote control that doubles over as a joystick for video games. The
games aren't that cool. I think I wrote better stuff back in high school with my ti-82 (that's right I brought it
there). the only game that requires thought is Chess, which I'm getting owned Sad

The only bad part so far is they tell you how much time is left on your flight. What's bad about it, is that
when I think an hour or so has passed... it's only been 20 minutes. Still trying to pass the time as best I
can. Will need to buy a new toy for the trip back... hmmmm I wonder if I could expense it? hahahaa jk

ok 8 more hours to go.
-Garvin (^_^)

[Japanese_Lesson] Watashi no namae wa Garvin des. ::My name is Garvin.::


[Live_Blog_#001] Japan Trip begins...

Codonics Invades Japan...Wahoo! We'll see how the live blogging goes. I'll try to update at least every
other day (assuming I have internet and time).

I was all packed up a week ago Winking Now I'm just chilling in the Newark-Liberty International Airport right
now. I'm waiting for hook up with Steve M. @ our gate. The flight from Cleveland was pretty tame. It
was quite and I slept after I finished the sudoko puzzle in the Continental magazine. I may need to hit
up Starbucks before we shove off.

The flight to Tokyo will be a little more interesting... and by interesting I mean crammed-into-a-jumbo-
jet-for-over-13-hours-the-seats-are-too-small kind of interesting. Some of us don't have the luxury of
First class (::Cough Cough:: Gary Keefe). This will be my 3rd time going to Japan, so I'm used to the
flight now. Can't wait for them to wake us up for our Cup-o-Noodle... mmmmmm.

Oh.. yeah. I didn't get time to tell everybody, but my stay got extended by a couple of days. Now I'm
staying from Saturday Nov. 3rd to Tuesday the 13th. Wed Yeah I'll be missing 2 Chinese classes,
hopefully Becka, Bill, and Mama take really good notes.

Ok. powering down... enjoy the pics. and see you when I get back.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. The pics are not in 2k7_Photo_Album -> Codonics
They are in 2k7_Photo_Album -> November -> Codonics Japan Trip

[Japanese_Lesson] Starbucks wa doko des ka? ::Where is Starbucks?::


Japan Trip

Codnics Invades Japan again. I hope Gary remembers his passport again. I've created the album and
will try to drop new pictures in it while I'm in Japan.

Wish me luck... Peace out.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes. I know... I posted this earlier than the 2nd Winking



Yeah...My bad. (@_@) I've been quite busy @ werk and haven't had time to update the family site.

Enjoy the SEVEN New Albums and TWO updated ones.
-Grrvin (^_^)

Pasted Graphic

Early Halloween @ Stow

Wahoo Happy Halloween! Man was it a crappy day to go trick or treating. It was in the low 50s and
rainy. I think Bill ending up with a grand total of 16 trick or treaters. We topped of the night with
Transformers in HD-DVD of course Winking

-Garvin (^_^)
p.s. This is a partial album. Will need to get the pics from Bill.
p.p.s Man Bill's Mama's cake was good. The cherry dessert was to "die" for.... get it.. "to die for"... Halloween joke. LOL.
p.p.p.s. Just got Bills pics... so it's a complete album now.


Becka Bday

Mmmm-Ug. More cake. Becka's birthday bash lasted two days. The first night we had a nice din din @
Wild Mango. Then on the second day we carved pumpkins and made pumpkin seeds. This was
Becka's first time making a Jack-O-Lantern. It turned out pretty good. My Master Chief Jack-O-Lantern
turned out pretty good. It was recognizable at least. I'll have to send it in to Joystiq contest (link).

-Garvin (^_^)
p.s. Update... A trick or treater @ Bill's house recognized it as Master Chief. Wahoo! Success!


Codonics Album Update: Doodles

Been spending a lot of time @ Codonics, so when I need a little break I'll doodle on people's white boards.

Hehehee... enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)


Sofiya Bday

Even more cake. Yay! Mike came over to celebrate Sofiya's birthday. We had a nice dinner @ Blake's
Seafood in Crocker Park and then we kept it real will some cosmic bowling (Yes. we had white russians
to make it a true family bowling outing). We barely had enough room to eat some carmel latte birthday

Mmmm enjoy the tasty pics.
-Garvin (^_^)


Home Album Update: New Xbox 360

We welcomed our new bundle of joy to the Seto House. It's a New Baby Halo 3 Xbox360!

Yeah... I'm addicted to Halo3 jk.
-Garvin (^_^)


Leah's Fall Break

Wahoo! Caitlin and Leah came over for their Fall break. Lots of fun and food. We road tripped it to
Cedar Point. Boy did it turn out to me a nice day. There was sunny (a bit hot... which is odd for
OCTOBER) and a clear sky. No visit would be complete without a visit to Mallies. Yum!

Enjoy the Scary pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. R.I.P. Xbox tear for the red ring picture (Y_Y)


Indians vs. Yankees

Man did I feel conflicted and confused. Hahahaa. It turned out to be a good game. It was refreshing to
be at a Indians vs. Yankees and hear more Indians fans then Yankees ones. Becka and I had a great
time even though we had to stand for over 4 horus. Man did we feel old after the game.

-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. The preview sums it all up Laugh


Melinda Bday Party

Mmmm... October is right around the corner. You know what that means... CAKES... lots and lots of cakes.
Melinda's birthday marks the beginning of the barrage.

enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)



Yes... Bill and I took Tuesday off to play Halo 3. I believe vacation day well worth spent. We
(Becka, Bill, and I) got our Burger King Halo 3 meal and were good to go for the midnight launch.
The GameStop we were @ had over 100 preorders and the was pretty decent. It was DWARFED
by the mammoth crowd around the corner @ the other GameStop (Go fig. two GameStops in the
same mall). They had over 400 pre orders. We made sure to stop off @ the grocery store to stock
up on the snack-age. Bill and I gamed from midnight till 4-something P.M.

We came... We Saw... We Conquered...

We mowed down Halo 3 on Legendary (the hardest level) in 15 hours... and boo were we tired

enjoy the fun-filled-super-nerdy-pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. I also had spread the Halo love buy drawing Master Chief saying something positive for
the kiddies.
p.p.s. Yes Becka and I rocked the Halo 3 gear @ Codonics before the Midnight launch.


Rochester Trip pt2

HUH?!?! No you don't have double vision. This is the second trip to Rochester this month.
Zooooooom. We had a fun filled time, even though it was shorter than usual cause
of Chinese school. Bowling and Target was super-fun as usual.

enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Micro-Update: House, Chinese School, Misc

09-05-07: House update
With our new edition to the house. YAY! Welcome HD-DVD drive. Just in time
our cable got disconnected when someone accidentally dug it up ugggg.

09-08-07: Chinese School
First day of Chinese school. Gulp! Hope there not too much homework.

09-11-07: Codonics
Jeff with fake eyes for the super long meeting Laugh

-Grrvin (^_^)


Mini-Update... but lots of pics Winking

Updated Albums:
+ Viva Las Vegas (Finally got pics from Gary and Teresa)
+ Rochester Road Trippin (From Bill)
+ Alicia Party (From Bill)

New Album:
+ Bill's Album -> 2k7 -> AirShow (From Bill)

Enjoy the new pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Rochester Road Trippin

Loooong weekend of driving... eating... moving... eating... moving... and more driving. As
usual our road trips include lots and lots of good food. You'll notice a lot of pics of us eating Winking
To ensure this move-in is successful I have assembled an elite team of experts.

Special Team's Roster
+ Leah: the Movee
+ Becka: the Sleeper/ Organizer
+ Bill: the Extra Back
+ Me: Project Manager/Driver/Bank

We crammed everything in the car and had just enough space for 4 people. But before we
could hit the road hard, we needed to make a special stop. Yep you guessed it, we needed
McDonalds! Mmmmm hash-browns and juice the breakfast of champions. Along the way
we decided to see how many different license plates we can see on the road (Reference
below: List O Plates). It was fun and prevented me from speeding away. We hit the ground
running when we got to Eastman. We moved everything from the car to her room and had
time to goto Target Twice before dinner @ Dino's. Mmmm Dinosaur BBQ is a must @
Rochester. After dinner, we just made it back to pick up Morris and Leah's stuff from long
term storage. Then we unpacked and organized the night away.

The morning started off good with Lindsay Lohan in "Just My Luck" Winking We first went to The
Spot (FYI: it was a Chevy dealership before it became coffee shop) to get some b-fast. Yum
a Mike Sandwich hit the spot (no pun intended). After we filled our bellies, we were ready
for more shopping @ Target, Parkleigh, and Wegmans. Bill and I had a fun time building
the shelves and organizer we just got from Target. We got everything done before dinner @
P.F. Changs. P.F.'s was fun. And yes... we conquered the Great Wall of Chocolate Winking Since
we got some beer @ Wegmens earlier, we had to pick up a bottle opener at Target. This
brought the Target trip counter to 4, which is on par for typical move-ins. The trip home was
pretty uneventful. Everybody passed out towards the later legs of the trip. We made it home
safe and sound around 1:40am-ish... and yes Bill drove home after that... ug.

No speeding tickets Wahoo! SUCCESS!

List O Plates:
1) Ohio (Duh)
2) Pennsylvania
3) New York
4) Arizona
5) Utah
6) Nevada
7) New Hampshire
8) Florida
9) Ketucky
10) Illinois
11) Ontario
12) Texas
13) Indiana
14) Maryland
15) Missouri
16) Michigan
17) Oklahoma*
18) Massachusetts
19) Virginia
20) Connecticut*
21) West Virginia*
22) New Jersey
23) South Carolina*
24) Arkansas*
25) Wisconsin
26) North Carolina
28) California
29) Maine
30) Rhode Island
31) Vermont*
32) Alabama
33) Tenesee
*- denotes that those plates were seen in a parking lot and not on the road.

We miss Leah (Y_Y)
-Garvin (^_^)


Dave and Busters

So it's Leah's last day in C-Town and what do we do??? Play games of course. To Dave and
Busters we go. Wahooooo! Leah partied out on skee-ball. Becka was glued to Wheel of
fortune. Bill won the Tower of Tickets game. And I got to play basketball Happy After Dave and
Busters, we came back where Leah had to dig through a box of pretzels to find her surprise
presents. Ooooo presents are good. <<Insert drum roll>> Leah was super-surprised to find
a new DS lite (Brain Age Edition). Need some sleep road trippin this weekend.

Yay for presents... Boo for pick packing
-Garvin (^_^)


Viva Las Vegas!

Wow what a vacation. We had a great time going to strip clubs, getting tattoos, losing tons of $$$,
and totaling expensive exotic cars... and that was only the first night. Hahahaa! Just kidding... kinda.
We'll need to take everybody back next time. I sense a family vacation in the works Winking The Mama
and Pop Pop had a fun time as well. It's been a while since we've gone on a vacation as a family.
We should do it more often.

Quick Highlights:
+ Gary was the biggest winner of the week $$$ (^_^). We all expect really really good Christmas presents this year. lol. jk I heart my Wii.
+ Saw the Cirque du Soleil "O" show. It was fun. Now I have 2 of the 6 shows crossed off Winking
+ Blowing and undisclosed amount of money on a max betting on a certain crappy $5 slot (Max bet 1$5) machine.
+ Roulette was fun as usual.
+ Ate @ buffets every day.
+ The Eiffel Tower Restaurant was cool.
+ Becka and Teresa got to relax by the pool.
+ Everybody rode the gondola ride @ the Venetian.
+ Taking pictures with the Haagen Dazs mascot.
+ Hanging out with mom and dad.

What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas!
enjoy das pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. I'll post Gary and Teresa's pics as soon as I get them.
p.p.s. The theater will be up soon. Need to up load vids of scantily clad girls dancing for Bill and Matt.


Pre-Vegas Entry

Sooo I've got a break from packing for Vegas to post a little blog before I leave. The goal as usual is to win enough to pay for the whole trip. My mom and dad want to have a contest on who wins the most. I have created a VegasStats wiki page that I will live blog my winnings (and potential losses) every night. We'll see how I do with the live blogging Winking Ok more pick packing.

Peace out... and come on Lucky 7s
-Garvin (^_^)

Micro-Update: House Album

Micro-update. We had two family of deers that stopped by to visit today.

Grrvin (^_^)


Put-in-Bay Weekend

What a weekend. Had lots of fun running around Put-in-Bay. There was tasty seafood and BBQ. We got turned onto "Entourage" too (note to self: buy dvds).

-Garvin (^_^)


Little Italy: The Feast

The Feast! Mmmmm Great Food time. I was quite proud of my Italian costume. Yes, I wore a Mario Bros. t-shirt to fit in (^_^) Hahahaa! (Thank you Joe for the T-Shirt.) We all had fun stuffing our faces with Mmm-Good Italian food and gambling. weeeeeee.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Oh yeah same day blog. Boo-Yah!


Version2-ized Version1's Download Center

Hi All

Just moved over the Download_Center from the version1 site to the new website. And noooooo I did not update the Download_Center. It's still on the road map to be done

Happy Downloading.
-Grrvin (^_^)

Mama Seto Bday Party (Party/Cake 3 of 3 for this weekend)

Happy Birthday Mama! No Baskin Robbins today (@_@)... We got a cake from Corbo's... Mmmm nothing but the best for Mama. Yay! Gary's home this weekend. Dim sum and cake today. Yum.

Enjoy all birthday pics
-Garvin (^_^)
Cakes Eaten this weekend: 3

p.s. Phew... made it through all the cakes this weekend. Boy do I feel stuffed.


Alicia Party (Party/Cake 2 of 3 for this weekend)

The Weekend of Non-stop cake eating continues today. Alicia passed both her Pharmacy test, so you know that that means... PAAAAARTY! The cake lady at Baskin Robbins out did her self again. All we told her to do was to make Pharmacy cake Winking We had another BBQ today with hot dogs and hamburgers. Mmmmmm. Then surprise cake #2 for the weekend. Later we went to the Indians and Yankees game. Becka and I both represented both team with Yankees caps and Indians T-shirts. Alicia and Leah also sported some Indians gear too.

Quick Notes:
+ Score was 11 to 2 Yankees won... of course Winking
+ Yellow shirt guy sucks
+ Bobby is super cool

Enjoy all the fun pics
-Garvin (^_^)
Cakes Eaten this weekend: 2


Codonics Party (Party/Cake 1 of 3 for this weekend)

The final release of VirtuaXR is over and you know what that means... PARTY! OOO! WAH! OOO! PARTY! Everybody had tons of fun. There was enough food to feed a small army Winking Chris also brought his Harely Brew beer over. It was Great! Still haven't tried all of them yet, but the front runner is the Beerios one. yum. The surprise Disney Cars cake turned really good. Go Baskin Robbins! And just when you think it couldn't get any more funner (yeah I know)... Stephen belts out "It's Raining Men" on the Wii. I swear everybody's eyes were tearing up.

Enjoy all the tasty pictures
-Garvin (^_^)
Cakes Eaten this weekend: 1

p.s. I took tons of movies (2.2 GB worth) and I'll need to update the theater soon.
p.p.s. I will also convert some of the vids to mp3s, so people can set their favorite song as a ring-tone. It's going to be GREAT!

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Ohio Road Trip

Ohio Road trip... Vroooom! First stop Mansfield. We had some SERIOUSLY tasty at the Amish Door. Yum! Then off to C-Bus (Columbus). Yep you guessed it even more food and out weigh-in. The weigh-in is the official start to the "Loose the most % body fat" contest. It'll be an interesting next two months.


p.s. Joe still needs to upload the C-Bus pics to the familyFTP. (>_<) Expect a mini-update.


3BQ pt2 Update

Updated the "3BQ pt2" with Bill's pics.

enjoy the fun pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Happy Birthday Kelvin!

Yay! Kelvin is 3! errr well kinda... technically he turns 3 on August 3rd. Any reason for cake I'm sooo there. Kelvin was happy he got tons of Thomas the train toys and a big hug ice cream cake. Mmmmm.

Enjoy that tasty pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Grand Re-Opening!

Wahoo! It's been a long time coming, but I've been able to spend a LOT of time redoing the entire site. Everything isn't completely up yet, but it s functional and I can begin to post new pics again.

New Site Road Map:
+ Transfer Blog entries (Done!)
+ Get "Extras" section up (Done!)
+ Connect Family_Calendar (Done!)
+ RSS Feed (Matt Request... And oh yeah it's Done!)
+ Update Albums with new pics (Done!)
+ Link Digidreamerz version1 (Done!)
+ Transfer All photo albums (2k7 - 2k1)
+ Add Motorola Q and iPhone support
+ Update Download_Center to support setovault.com
+ Update all the features
+ Add new Features

-Garvin (^_^)

3BQ pt2

Wow another 3BQ. Mmmm more BBQ food yum. With all the Pittsburgh people I was soo tempted to where a Browns jersey... now if I only had Brows gear. The BBQ was great everybody had a great time. Becka even played some volleyball and croquet. oooooo I've got pictures to prove it.

Enjoy the Album
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. The album will get update with Bill's pics soon.


Halo Munny

Wahoo for Art Projects. Just created a Misc Album to hold random pics through out the year. It's been a while since I've done and sculpting, so it'll be quite interesting how the Munny will turn out.

Enjoy the sketches
-Garvin (^_^)


Micro-Update: Codonics Album

Shake... shake... shake...
-Garvin (^_^)


Indians Game

Impromptu Indians Game tonight. Wahoo! No way am I going to turn down hotdogs and nachos. Mmmm. We had a super-fun time, too bad the Indians got blown outta the park (Y_Y)

enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Down Time

Hi Gang

The site will be down for a bit while I fix some bugs. Yes the site has grown so large it makes my mighty mac buckle every time I update.

-Grrvin (Y_Y)

Another year another Pittsburgh Anniversary

Fun Filled Anniversary... Gambling in Detroit and our annual dinner @ Monterey Bay Fish Grotto.

Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes, I lost my phone @ the casino (Y_Y)... no I am not trying to get an iPhone. (Thanks Bill for callin Becka when the stranger that found my phone called you Winking


Family FTP

The new family FTP site is up.  There is 750GB of backup storage for everybody to use.  Bill and I pretty much hammered it out over the July 4th holiday. Yes those are computer parts twisty-tied to a plastic milk crate. That's right we keep it real ghetto.

-Garvin (^_^)


Jenna Album tooooo full (@_@)

Over 1000 pics taken since Jenna came to Ohio... need to split into 4 seperate albums.

p.s. will prolly split into more albums when I've got more time.

peace out
-G (^_^)


NYC Rocked! That is when we go there smiley_wink We were delayed for 5 hours. Something was fishy, when we saw tons of cots out. We all had a great time running around NYC.

Activities List:
+ Subway riding
+ Top of the rock
+ Chinatown dim sum and shopping
+ Times Square and shopping
+ 5th Ave. shopping
+ Central Park
+ Grand Central Station
+ Junior's Cheesecake
+ iPhone

Enjoy ALL the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Jenna Surprise part (Jenna Visit Album Update + Theater update)

Today was a jam-crammed day of fun and surprises (the good-kind like price is right good).  We started the day off @ the Codonics picnic.  We got an unlimited pass for putt-putt, bumper boats, and go-karts.  While we (Jenna, Leah, Jackie, Mama Seto, Becka and I) were chillin with the Codonics crew, Alicia and Bill were on a secret covert-ops mission.  They got the cake (Disney Princess cake… of course) and decorated the house.  Becka had planned out a surprise party for Jenna so we can give her a surprise gift.  Alicia and Bill did a GREAT job getting everything together.  The house was all pink-ified with streamers.  We relaxed by the pool while Mama got the grill already for a rib-tastic cookout.  When we got back we stuffed our faces with ribs, wings, lamb, and corn, while we watched Mean Girls.  Apparently Mean Girls to slowly becoming the birthday movie of choice (no complaints over here “I’m a mouse… duh.” hehehee).  The cake lady did an AMAZING job on the Disney Princess cake.  Laughs were had when we played pin the tail on the donkey.  For the record, I won @ pin the tail on the donkey.  Jenna was floored by her surprise gift.  I drew a fake ticket with clues on the envelope.  LOL! Tried to estimate where Mike’s house is in repect to here and NYC.  Hehehee and Yes that was Jenna’s surprise gift.  We’re (Jenna, Bill, Becka, and I) all going to NYC next weekend.  We’ll meet up with Gary and Teresa.  We finished the night of festivities off with some cosmic bowling and fake white russians (aka kahlua and cream).  Congrats go out to Bill who got a turkey with FOUR! STRIKES! WOW! (@_@)
Mmm Ice-cream cake.
-Garvin (^_^)
p.s. I’ve updated the theater with some fun vids.  Check out Jenna’s super grannie roll.  It’s amazingly accurate smiley_wink 
Side-story pt3: Bill met the ice-cream girl today (^_^) So everything worked out as planned smiley_wink


Bill's BBQ (aka 3BQ or B^3Q)

Bill BBQ was fun Wahoo!.  There was tons of good food and to top it off we made smores 2x Wahoo!   Nothing like playing volleyball and croquet to make you feel old.  Mike was in town too 3x Wahoo!  It was nice to catch up with him for a bit.  We ended the night early.  Everybody was pooped from work.
Mmmm BBQ. Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Also, fixed Bill's fish magnet (hence the pic Winking


Happy 23rd Birthday Jenna! (Jenna_Visit Album Update)

To start the day off right, we (Becka and I) bought McDonalds Mighty Kids meals for lunch.  We all (Jenna, Becka, Leah, Alicia, and Me) had a fun time @ Jenna's Birthday dinner.  We pigged out at Buca di Beppo.  Luckily our waiter was super-cool and let Alicia get a drink even though she didn't have her id on her.  We had tons of left over.  (Sidenote: the Chocolate cake is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! and HUGE!)  Jenna really liked all of her presents... even the naked men (you'll have to check out the pics)
Enjoy joy the update to the Jenna album (under 2k7_Album)
ug... I’m stuffed
-Garvin (^_^)
Side-story pt2: Got the ice-cream girl to add my house to her route smiley_laugh Need to introduce her to Bill smiley_wink


Micro-update: Cavs in 3D

Micro-update to the Cavs 3D album.

Good time... bad game
-Garvin (^_^)


Relaxin Poolside (Jenna_Visit Album Update)

Wahoo!  Super-Nice day out.  You know what that means… POOL-Time!  We all got to chill @ the pool in our association.  There were tons of kids running around.  The coolest thing about this pool was that they let the kids bring in all kinds of toys.  Never been to a pool where they let you do that.  I’ll have to go pick up and inflatable basketball hoop smiley_wink  They make them, I saw a kid with one, lucky bastard.  I did manage to get some work done poolside (reference picture with my towel over my head).  We all had a great time relaxin, gettin some sun, swimming, and reading magazines.
Yay for pool-time!
-Garvin (^_^)
Side-story pt1:  Met the ice-cream girl and I have her schedule now Wahooo!  She comes every other day.


Happy Father's Day


Gary, Teresa, Becka, and me will treat Mama and Papa Seto to a Las Vegas Vacation. Dad hasn't taken a vacation since he took Gary and me to Disney World when I was in 3rd grade.

Can't wait... come on 7s (casino-talk)
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes, I did draw a fake ticket for dad.


Game Night (Jenna_Visit Album Update)

Girls (Jenna, Alicia, and Becka) vs. Guys (Bill and Me).  The girls started strong with two crushing wins against the guys in the "Friends Scene It" game.  Jenna's just too darn good at that game.  Then we kicked it old school and played Bill's grandpa's "Trivial Pursuit" from 1981!, so all the questions are innately history questions to begin with smiley_laugh It got late really quickly, but the guys prevented a shutout with a dominating lead of 3 pie slices to 1 pie slice to end the night.  We'll have to finish the game some other night.
-Garvin (^_^)
p.s. From Trivia Pursuit…
Q: Name the Paris airport?
A: Orly Airport.


Jenna's in C-town

Welcome to Cleveland!  Jenna's stayin till July 2nd wahooo!.  We just got Jenna's room all ready and built a little nightstand for her.  Yay! She should be quite cozy in our house.  Made a Jenna_Visit album under 2k7_Ablums, that will be updated regularly with all the mischief that we will undoubtedly get into.
Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Cavs in 3D

Cavs' game 2 in 3D HD. What could be better... oh yeah if they won. hehehee jk. We still had a good time with our funky 3d glasses and rise up towels. Becka and Bill did get their hair sprayed with cavs colors. We did find an r2-d2 mail box outside of the Q (Gund) Arena, now if we only had our light sabers to pose by it.

Go Cavs! enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)



Wahoo! laid down some ground work for a new Digidreamerz tool last week. Bill came over to put some hours in the tool. Of course we ended out code-a-thon with the new Forza 2 game.

code code... zoom zoom...
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. The cool tool will be ready in the summer. Be prepared for your world to be rocked.


Micro-update: Codonics Album

Micro-update to the Codonics Album. LOL.

Steve makes me laugh.
-Garvin (^_^)


Matt Visit

Yay Matt's in town. The day kicked of with some putt putt, skee ball, and go karting @ Swings and Things. Nothing like pass the digicam to Bill as we zoom pass eachother to wake you up. It took two tries and nobody got hurt. The Berea Rib Cookoff was fun. Even better you don't need to get packs of rib tickets to get stuff, only to find that you are one or two tickets off.... grrr rib tickets. Ok enough ranting about rib tickets. We put away 3 slabs of ribs, 4 ears of corn, and a pile of extra-crispy-home-made potato chips. Mmmmm. And finally, a Matt visit wouldn't be complete without bowling and man did we bowl. 5 games (some regular and some cosmic) later we were spent and ready to be tucked it.

Boy were we pooped... enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Guess who got two turkeys? (hint: look at the new album)


Crocker Park Field Trip

Wahoo Alicia's in Ohio. Time for a field trip to Crocker Park.

Go Cavs!
-Garvin (^_^)


Alicia Graduation

CONGRATS! and Welcome to Ohio!

enjoy the pics in Bill's Album
-Garvin (^_^)


Matt Jump

enjoy the vid. Matt the one in black with yellow on the rig.
-Garvin (^_^)


Bill Update-A-Palooza

Yep yep... Bill gets his own Update-A-Palooza. Wahoo!

Updated Albums:
2k7_Photo_Album -> Bill's Big Move
Bill's Album -> 2k7 Bill House

New Albums:
Bill's Album -> 2k7 Pitts Car Show
Bill's Album -> 2k7 JavaOne

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Happy Mother's Day

What day is today?
Today is Mother's Day!
(What TV show was that from?)

Fun times today... nothing like lots of food and family time.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Leah's Wisdom Teeth

Yeow! (Y_Y)

Nuff Said.
-Garvin (^_^)


Leah's Big Move

Right on the heals of "Bill's Big Move" comes "Leah's Big Move". Wahoooooo! Another Trip to Rochester. This time to move Leah out for the summer. We were armed with our tape gun and tons of boxes. We also got some tastey BBQ to boot. :-p Yum!

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. yes we were all pooped on the way back


Weekend Project: MCE in Da House

It's ALIVE! It's ALIVE! Wahoo! I finally broke down @ CompUSA and bought the cheapest Vista computer I could get my hands on. CompUSA goes out of business next week so the discounts on everything helped a lot. So to get this PoS system up and running with Windows Media Center (MCE) I had to get a few more toys smiley_wink Yes Becka helped out too.

+ PoS Acer Aspire Visa Basic pc (15% off... yeah not oo much horse power in this puppy).
+ Vista Ultimate Upgrade (50% off YES!).
+ Win-TV PVR USB2 (20% off... duh need something to convert the video feed so the PoS Acer doesn't need to do the processing).
+ Western Digital My Book Firewire 250GB storage (No discount
smiley_sad @ BestBuy... yes due to the PoS-ness of the Acer PC we needed more storage capacity for all those episodes of Gilmore Girls and PIMP my ride smiley_wink
+ 512MB Mem Stick from an old Sony Camera
smiley_wink (Again the RAM that came with the Acer was not going to cut it so We utilized Windows Vista ReadyBoost to give it a shot of speed).
+ Buffalo Wireless-G high speed wireless router.

Yes I do realize this sounds like a frankenstein, and quite frankly it is. lol. Once we had everything connected and configured (pretty much all of Saturday night and Sunday morning
smiley_wink... WOW I finally figured out what's been missing in my life... an MCE box. You would swear the design and functionality was was from Apple (minus the iPod white or brush metal interface smiley_wink. Yes that good and that A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Basically it's a TIVO on Steriods!

Wows of MCE:
+ On screen TV Guide.
+ Record TV. You can record the entire series or the episode you're watching.
+ Live TV pause. Great of those Lakers and Yankees games
smiley_wink Yes yes even those they are loosing.
+ Sports... With a click of the Xbox controller you can get a listing of all the sports games on TV, score for all games, and even player stats. Yeah WOW!
+ Movies... Just like sports, MCE will list all the movies playing on TV and download the movie poster to boot (too smooth).
+ Stream music to the Xbox.

Enjoy the Hot and Sweaty nerd pics... Mmm now that's hot
-Garvin (^_^)


Bill's Big Move

Talk about a workout (@_@) Helped Bill move into his new house today. We got to move his +200lbs TV and had a rousing game of pick up stick(s).

enjoy the cool pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Bill also took some pics with his cam and look for the album to be updated down the road


Wow. Halo Master Chief vs. Metriod Samus

Ok so I know this has nothing to do with the family site but this deserved a post. It's an AMAZING fan-imation. Be prepared to be blown away.

-Grrvin (^_^)

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Site News

Hi All

Three bits of news:
#1: I got some time this morning to fix the "Theater" section. Wahoooo! Now all the movies will play (foreshadowing for huge update later).
#2: There's a new tool in the "Extras" section. It is called Meebo. It is browser messenger client. Now if you're ever in a situation where you need a IM somebody but can't install software, you can just go to Digidreamerz and log on to your favorite IM service (AIM, Yahoo, Google Talk, MSN).
#3: Mini-update to the "2k7_Photo_Album" -> "Codonics" album... and yes all those toys are in my cube or lab bench

Enjoy... Peace out
-Grrvin (^_^)

Jackie Birthday Party

Happy Birthday! mmmm cake. Jackie's Bday party was fun. Kids running around, cake, presents, and cake.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Bary Bday Present Part 2

Ok I've got 1 word for Gary's Bday present... skank-tastic! Danity Kane and the Pussy Cat Dolls opened up for Christina Aguilera. Everybody had a great time and with each performer having less clothes than the other. lol! There's over 3 Gigs of movies and pics.

enjoy the pics and vids
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Warning! The movies in the "Theater" -> "Gary Present" are pretty larger so you may need to wait a while for it to download.


Bill's Birthday Presents

Wahoo! Welcome to the 26-Club Bill. A fun filled day with presents, food and surprise movie. Bill's got some new bling (almost one of a kinda... more like 1 out of 200 ever made) for his wrist too smiley_wink

Sidenote: Believe it or not Dead or Alive (DoA) the movie was pretty good and funny, too bad it never made it to the theaters.

enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)



Hey Gang

Finally got a few hours to myself to update the web site. Updated Album List with Quick Blurbs:
+ 2k7_Photo_Album -> "AZ Family in the House": Biggest update. Tons of Family fun with an impromptu road trip to Rochester (Oh yeah that was a loooooong day). Leah and I did make it into a real road trip and stopped off @ Buffalo to the original wing place. Mmmmmm. Worth every mile.
+ 2k7_Photo_Album -> "Codonics": Added good-bye Nick pics. ::tear::
+ 2k7_Photo_Album -> "Kalahari": Reference 03-31-07 post
smiley_wink... yeah I know I'm lazy. heheheee
+ Bill's Album -> "Box Fort": Self-defined.

okie dokie enjoy the Pics!
-Garvin (^_^)


Peace Out Nick

Last Day For Nick (Y_Y). Added a micro-update to the Codonics Album
-Garvin (^_^)


Kalahari Trip

Wahoo Fun-Filled Day @ Ohio's Largest indoor water park.

Enjoy the wet and wild pics
-Garvin (^_^)


House of Bill

Congratulations to Bill! He has now entered the fun filled world for martgages. YAY!

Check it out "2k7 Bill's House" in Bill's Album
-Garvin (^_^)


AZ Family in the House

Weeeeeeee... AZ Fam in the house. Becka's mama is in for the weekend and Leah is in for the week. Fun will ensue.

Look for updates through out the week in the "AZ Fam Week" Album.
-Garvin (^_^)


Pens Game

Up in Pittsburgh AGAIN... wow. The Pens game was super-fun. The nacho were also tasty.
-Garvin (^_^)



Hi Gang

Micro-Update to the Codonics Album.

-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. We miss Rich


Cleveland Car Show

VROOOOOOM! Yay the Car show was fun. Nothing like a day of drooling over shiny cool cars. There was a cool all-terrain park for Jeep, and a racing strip for cars. We (Becka and I) also browsed around for potential SUVs.

Current Potentials (with notes):

Nissan- Rogue (Grrrrrrrrrowl......reminds me of a Lexus, very sophisticated, sporty, and sexy. I LOVE this car, but not sure what the mileage or price will be)
Pontiac-Vibe (2008 with all the upgrades. great gas mileage. Nice style. no heated seats?)
Pontiac- Torrent (2008. bigger and fancier than the vibe)
Jeep- Compass (2008)
Toyota- Rav 4 (2008)
Subaru- Outback (2008)
Honda- CR V (2008)
Hyundai- Tucson (2008 yay for Tucson, AZ)

Sidenote: the CTS2008 ROCKS SOOOO HARD! It's AWESOME.

Enjoy the Car Show Pics
-Garvin (^_^)


New Tool... Yay!

Hi Gang

I tucked away a new tool in the Extra Album. It's Zamzar! Tah-Dah! It converts anything you throw @ it. PDFs to Docs. Docs to html. Mp3 to AAC. Flash Video to Ogg Vorbis (Yes that one is particularly HOT!). It will convert anything to anything. This ROCKS!

-Grrvin (^_^)


Yay! for family and food.

As Bill put it "The year of the pig is going to rock!"

Happy Chinese New Year Everybody
-Garvin (^_^)


Garvin B-Day Weekend

Yeah gettin older and older... the big 2-6 wahoo! (Matt sarcasm). Definitely can't complain, family, friends and CAKE! Mmmmm (^_^) Nothing like a fun filled skiing, cake eating weekend smiley_wink

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


Valentine's Day "Solder = Love"

Wow! What a Valentine's day! We kept it low key this year and had dinner @ home and watched "A Charlie Brown Valentine". The best part was Becka's Valentine's gift. Becka got a kit that came with a circuit board, leds and capacitors. She had to cut wires and hand solder everything on the circuit board (sidenote: no eye brows lost... pheww). It was quite impressive (Y_Y) ::tear::

Cheesy Song of the Day: I can love you like that/All-4-One (That's right old scholl)
-Garvin (^_^)



Hi Gang! Just a mini-update to the site. Added some missing pics to the Xbox360, Hocking Hill, and Becka Bday Albums. Also created the Codonics Party Album under 2k6_Photo_Albums.

Thanks Bill for the Pics... Enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)


Hocking Hills = ooooooh aaaaaaah (yeah that good)

OK sooo I guess I'm the only one in Codonics that doesn't know about this place. Everybody kept on telling me how beautiful this place is and great this place was. Who knew they were all right. The story starts with Gary wanting to get away for a weekend, so he booked a cabin in the middle of know where. Lisa, Joe, Teresa, Gary, Becka and I had an AMAZING time just chillin in the cabin, going on hikes, playing with the Wii (duuuh what do you think will happen when you lock up a whole bunch of AZNs in a cabin for a weekend smiley_wink, watching movies, playing board-games, and eating tons of food. The cabin was great. It had 4 bedrooms, a huge fire place (that we abused), pool table, hot tub, full kitchen, sauna, pool table, dart board, and direct tv. I've got the pictures from my camera, and Joe's. Gary's pics are still M.I.A.

-Garvin (^_^)


New Codonics Album

Hi All
I made a "Codonics Album" for random Codonics pictures that accumulate throughout the year, kinda like the "House Album" from last year.


-Garvin (^_^)
p.s. Ski Season Album is coming soon

Happy New Year! = New 2k7_Album

Happy New Year!
Enjoy the empty 2k7_Album
-Garvin (^_^)

4th Mike and Gary's BAOMTALOFEOTY Dinner

Another year has gone by and another successful Mike and Garv's Bad Ass Oh Mama That's A Lot Of Food End Of The Year (BAOMTALOFEOTY) Dinner. Not only did we get to stuff our faces with food we got to ring in the new year too smiley_smile

+ Rosemary Lamb Chops
+ Prime Rib
+ Jalapeno Cornbread
+ Champagne Cheese Fondue
+ Garlic Mashed Potatoes
+ Mike's Family Punch (mmmmm)
+ Carmel Latte Cheesecake


-Garvin (^_^)