Merry Christmas!

Hi All

Made a "Christmas Break" album to hold all the fun filled pics from the holidays.

Christmas Break in a nutshell:
+ Had two Christmas dinners back to back. One @ 6 (Donna Sue and Pete's place) and the other one @ 11 (Mama's
house).
+ Both dinners were super-tasty!
+ Matt stopped by one night. We bowled the night away, and got some ice cream afterwards.
+ Saw the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Carl and Mama S.

It was good to relax with friends and family.
Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)



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Mike and Garv's 6th BAOMTALOFEOTY Dinner [Kinda]

It's that time of the year again. Time to hang out with our friends and family and.... stuff our faces with lots and lots of tasty
food. Given everybody's busy schedules, we decided to have a light family dinner. Funny thing is that I didn't expect more
than 2 people to show up, but then everybody's schedules cleared up. Soooo we went and had a quick BBQ for everybody
(a lot less prep time). Everybody had a good time. Later, Mike and Sofiya stopped over to hang out.

Enjoy the tasty pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. This may be the last winter BAOMTALOFEOTY dinner. Might be easier to do something in the summer. Mmmm BBQ!
Start thinking of what to add to the new menu.


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RSNA wrap up

So much for the daily updates... hehehee oh well. Highlights listed below.

+ Tom doing his Flavor Flav impersonation
+ Giordano's DEEP dish pizza
+ Running around during tear down
+ Fun with everyone at Codonics
+ Too much meat at Fogo de Chao (Yes I hit ALL the meats)
+ Saw a +100 inch plasma screen
+ Running to a different terminal to catch an earlier flight with Glenn

enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)



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Live-Update: RSNA Day1

Still in Chicago.... soooo mini-micro-updates for the week.

First day of RSNA setup. Fun fun. Got to wake up at 5am this morning. Setup went by fast. We got everything done by 5.
Then we got really good seafood at Catch ThirtyFive.

Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)
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Mini-Update: Thanksgiving

Mini-Update to Digidreamerz. In Chicago for work now.

Thanksgiving was fun and filling.... as usual. Morning dimsum at Li-Wah was mad crazy. We (Becka, Leah, and I) also
watch Bolt (two thumbs up.). The dinner was good. Tons of Fam and food. This year we had the dinner at Aunt Sally
and Uncle CK's new house.

Enjoy the tasty pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. The mashed potatoes and pumpkin pies were great.


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Don't Forget to VOTE!

GO VOTE!
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Becka and I already did... w007!

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Gary BDay Surprise!

We had a great time surprising Gary this weekend. Teresa got the ball rolling in it. The road trip started off on a good note.
The cheapest gas was $1.96/gallon. That's AWESOME! Becka and I drove to C-Bus and we carpooled it with Joe and Lisa
to Cincinnati. We tried to surprise Gary with Tom-Tom at the front door... only to find that Teresa opened the door and Gary
was sleeping HAHAHAA. He had tons of fun celebrating Gary and Teresa's BDays. We played Boggle and other board
games. And what Seto gather doesn't have TONS of food. We went to great tapas place for dinner. I still haven't stopped
thinking about the ox tail with foie gras. Gary had to roll to Jacksonville Sunday afternoon, so we had to call it short after
brunch.

We mad sure to stop off at the outlet mall on the way back home. The Coach store was BANANAS! There were soooooo
many people. Almost everything was 50% off. The best deal were the polo shirts @ Aeropostale for 99 cents!?!?!

Enjoy the fun and tasty pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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Happy Halloween! + Happy BDay Gary!

3 Years and still no trick or treaters (Y_Y)... booooo! Oh well... maybe next year. Codonics was a hoot. A couple people
came dressed up. I had my Stitch hat and gloves. Becka had a witch Hello Kitty shirt and a black cat hoodie. The top
costume prize goes to Glenn. He and Zara worked on a cool wizard costume.

Enjoy the fun pics. Happy Birthday Gary!
-Garvin (^_^)

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Jay-Z Concert

Oh WOW! What an Awesome concert! Definitely in my top 3! Sofiya and I got our gangsta-on and kicked it at the Obama
rally, which was a Jay-Z concert hosted by Lebron James. Mama Seto was able to score some tix to the event. The place
was PACKED! Jay did sets from almost every album he was on.

Enjoy the crunk pics and videos!
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Jay-Z uses a mac (evidence provided below).
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In Between BDays (Pete and Becka)

What's better than one birthday??? TWO! of course. Yay! we celebrated Pete and Becka's BDay. We had a tasty dinner
at Sam and Dave's. And later we did presents and had chocolate cake... yum. Pete's presents were StarTrek themed,
as evident by the card Winking

Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

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Happy Birthday Becka!

Yay! Happy Birthday Becka! We FINALLY made it to Melt Bar and Grilled (plug) last night. Wow! they had really really
good food. Total comfort food! Everybody had a good time stuffing their faces with cheesy sandwiches. To top it off, we
split even got a fried twinkie. Afterwards, we watched Enchanted and had grasshopper pie (Becka's favorite).

Happy Birthday Becka! Enjoy the pics!
-Garvin (^_^)


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Becka Surprise BDay DC Road-Trip

Yay! Good Road trip. A part of Becka's birthday present was that I surprised her with a mystery road trip. It took her a bit
to figure out where we were. The present was to go to Washington DC and see the new Ocean Hall in the Smithsonian,
that just opened a month ago. The Smithsonian is my favorite thing about DC. You can nerd out there and spend DAYS
in each museum.

The running theme for the trip was "winging it", since it was hard to judge just how much time we would be spending at
each place. We left for DC on Friday around 10pm and rolled into the hotel around 4am-ish. We spent pretty much the
entire Saturday geeking around the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. The newly added Ocean Hall was AMAZING.
They did a real good job with it. We also made sure to check out the Hope Diamond too. After they kicked us out of the
Smithsonian, we hiked it to the Washington Monument and then the Lincoln Memorial.

In keeping with our theme, we walked back to the hotel looking for a good place to eat. We found McCormick & Schmick,
which oddly enough was a place I was going to make a reservation for. Dinner was great! The food was super-tastey and
we had an awesome waiter. He was definitely not B-Team... in fact... not even A-Team... more like All-Star-Hall-of-Fame
Team. Later out waiter found outit was Becka's birthday and didn't charge us for dessert.

Sunday was fun too. The day before, I had found out that twice a year the White House opens it's garden to the public.
After we got pass security we got to see all the trees that the presidents planted. We made sure to grab some pics by the
rose garden. It was pretty cool to get sooo close to the White House. After the garden tour, we zipped through a few more
museums to check out there gift stores. We made sure to shove off in the afternoon, so that we didn't get back too late.

On the way back home, we stopped off at a Prime Outlets, did some quick shopping, and grabbed some grub. When we
dropped Bill off in PA, his dad got the jump on us in a hairy-ghouly costume.

Happy Birthday Becka! Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Will definitely need to go back for the Cherry Blossom Festival.
p.p.s. A special thanks goes out to Starbucks for keeping me awake.



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Sweetest Day

I surprised Becka with a little Sweetest Day present while we were on out DC trip.

Enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes I know Sweetest Day is a made up holiday.... but the way I see it... is there's 2 sets of Guys... One set of guys does
Sweetest Day and the other hears about it over and over and over again. Winking

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Patterson Fruit Farm

Yay! for family time! We headed to Patterson's fruit farm to pick apples. Becka's never been apple picking. It's been since
high school since I've been there. We had tons of fun. The weather was sooo nice. We picked a ton of apples and run
around like little kids... good things Jackie and Kelvin was with us Winking

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

p.s. Their apple cider was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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Pittsburgh Anniversary

Off by a couple months.... ok... ok... 4 months to be exact. I've been pretty swamped at work. With the end of the year
looming, we had to make our yearly trek. I finally had a free weekend to do a quick road trip.... Sooooo Becka and I
quickly booked it to Pittsburgh before something else came up. It was a good road trip. Only one hiccup... where 4
lanes got squeezed down to 1, which added 30 minutes to the trip. Lucky, we left super-early.

The food of course was AWESOME! Becka had ahi tuna sashimi style. I had a jumbo tiger prawn, stuffed with lobster,
and wrapped in bacon! Mmmmmmm! And to top it off they had StarBucks coffee.

Happy Anniversary!
-Garvin (^_^)

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Sofiya BDay

Yay! Another friend in the 27 Club! We all had a good time eating at Cheesecake Factory and drinking fun drinks! After
we were stuffed, we headed over to The Fox and Hound to burn some of it off with some pool.

Happy Birthday Sofiya! Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

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Glenn BDay

Wahooo! OCTOBER is HERE! This means LOTS and LOTS of birthdays. The first of them being Glenn. We had a great
time at Glenn's place. Codonics peeps + pizza bagels = good times. Glenn took the day off and chilled (GREAT IDEA),
should try that next year Winking

Happy Birthday Glenn! Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

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Update-tacular! (25pts)

HI Gang. I know, I know, I've really slipped up on the updates. Work has really picked up and with a whole slew of BDays
coming around the corner, I've decided to bite the bullet and bunker down to hammer out this UPDATE-TACULAR! To
explain the title, for those who don't play Halo3... enjoy the link.

This is the largest update to Digidreamerz. Over 10 Albums! and over 500 new pictures!
I'll try not to let the updates slip too late.

My bad. Enjoy the pics!
-Garvin (^_^);

Updated Album List:
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House: Added a few extra pics
Codonics: Added a few more dry eraser board sketches

Added Album List:
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August->
+ [08-09-2008] Moto Class: Alicia, Becka, and I strapped it up to take the Ohio Motorcycle class.
+ [08-09-2008] Mama BDay: Had fun @ Maggiano's. Lots of Fam + Lots of Family = Good times
+ [08-14-2008] The Feast: Sooo much food soooooo little time. Love spicy Italian sausage.
+ [08-17-2008] Mike Indians Game: Good time and FINALLY got to give Mike his BDay presents.
+ [08-23-2008] Rochester Move It: Lots of Work... Lots of fun... Lots of pictures.


September->
+ [09-14-2008] Browns Steelers Game: Monsoon + Browns Steelers games = Lots of Fun.
+ [09-19-2008] Bill Cookout: Big fire... s'mores... yum.
+ [09-20-2008] Case Visit: Hung posters for co-ops.
+ [09-20-2008] Put-In-Bay: Good day... perfect weather... ran around like kids.
+ [09-27-2008] Mike EST Party: Mike is finally back in the EST time to PARTY! GL Brewery, Dave and Busters, and lots of food
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Mama Shaffer Weekend

Mama Shaffer stopped up for the weekend. Below is a quick recap... Sorry only had the digi-cam for Put-in-Bay (PIB).
Will get some pics off Alicia or Mama S. laters.

Friday: Stuffed our faces at Bucca de Beppo with Bill, Alicia, and the Purchasing Mommies.
Saturday: Pho with Seto Family, then off to PIB to relax.
Sunday: @ PIB, boated around and ate lots of food.
Monday: Mama S. leaves 10am... She'll be back soon.

Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)


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Columbus Rib Cook Off

Continuing our jam-crammed-weekend... Becka and I headed down Columbus for a rib cook off. We hooked up with Lisa
and Joe. The cook off was super-tasty. The good thing about this rib cook off is 1) they take cash... yes no rib tickets. 2) the
have tons of other foods than ribs.... Mmmmm peach cobbler and desserts. Man we were soooo stuffed on the drive back.

Enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)


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Cedar Point

Got some tix from Melinda to goto to Cedar Point, so Beck, Leah, and I hit the Soak City. The park was fun. Leah and I did
most of the water slides. Wahooo! After we were soaked out we cleaned up and dropped off Leah to goto Put-in-Bay.
Since we had two tix to Cedar Point, we went back to the main park to hit Snoopy on Ice, and play games. Snoopy was
AWESOME! They did a really good job with the show.... two thumbs up.

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

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Mini-Update: London Album

Just a quick update. Becka and Leah greeted with a "Welcome to America" meal. It was a double cheeseburger with a
coke. Mmmmmmmm.

-Garvin (^_^)

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Back to the STATES

It was SUPER-FUN, but it's good to be back in the STATES! Gary and I had tons of fun running around and taking in the
sites. We pretty much covered everything. Below is a quick outline of what we did and what what we ate. You'll notice we
did a lot of eating... which is another thing both Gary and I are good at too Winking lol. Speaking about food throughout the
outline, I'll tag items with "[FOOD]", seeing how it was a big theme this weekend. Overall Gary and I got a small tasting of
what London as to offer. We hit all the big places pretty quickly. Some of the places you could easily spend more than a
day at.

Enjoy... or what they say in London CHEERS!
-Garvin (^_^)

Friday/Saturday:
We did a LOT of walking today. We walk every where. Gary and I bumped into each other in the immigration line. Thank
goodness... cause my cell phone didn't work there. We did some the big touristy attractions.

+ 8 hr flight flight.
+ Met gary in the immigratin line and hit the ground running.
+ Took the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station... kinda like Times Sq. Station in NYC, where you get get too a lot of trains.
Lots of good food to be eaten there (Explained further below).
+ Checked into St. George's Hotel. A little hotel, but it served it's purposes. One bed, one shower, and a tv... what more
can you ask for (notice I did not say air conditioning).
+ [FOOD] @ Cafe Panini. I got a waffle with maple syrup and Gary got a panini sandwich.
+ Buckingham Palace was nice. We tried to stay for the "Changing of the Gaurd", but it got rained out. There was a
torrential downpour, and it seemed like Gary and I were the only ones that didn't bring and umbrella-el-la-el-al (Yeah
listening to Rihanna right now). Getting rained on sure works up and appetite Winking (Oh man that was a good segue).
+ [FOOD] While getting lost (Hey it happens when you wingin it... Especially in a country that you've never been in). We
passed a sushi shop called Wasabi. We each picked up a rice triangle snack with spicy chicken. Mmmm these are the
same ones that I hoard up on when I go in Japan for Codonics.
+ V and A (Victoria and Albert) Museum: In short it's like of the Smithsonian, but with TONS of ART. The place was very
cool and free. You can easily spend more than a full day there, just looking at the pieces that you wanted to see.
+ [FOOD] The cafeteria to the V and A, was equally spectacular. We had Honey salmon, chips and coke. Sidenote: Looks
like Coka-Cola owns all of London.
+ Harrods was Nordstroms, but for very very rich people. OMG! All the super name brands that you read about (for those
who read fashion mags) are all out and displayed like in a regular mall. We saw A pair of socks that was $30 (US).
+ [FOOD] Of course rich people get hungry too. They had a AMAZING food market. Typically, travel books will show the
market, because it's so lavish. Gary and I bought some tastey food curry samosas, and a duck srping roll. Sidenote:
Need to tell Dad about our findings. Mmmm-Good.
+ Walked to Hyde Park: Saw the Princess Dian Memorial fountain. The fountain was cool. It was a circular ring of water that
flowed down hill.
+ [FOOD] Apple juice and OJ was needed from all the walking... looking back at it we should have prolly had water as well.
+ Big Ben: Not much, but a large clock tower. We heard it chime.
+ British Airways Millennium Eye: loooooong line for it, so we fast passed it (Disney-style). And by fast pass, I mean we
paid double to jump the line. Paying twice as much for everything became an obvious for the week. Some part was
due to the fact the US dollar is getting its butt kicked.
+ McDonald's has fish sticks here oooooooo.
+ [FOOD] The Pasty Shop: After much searching for din din , we settled for some meat pies around Victoria Station. They
were extra tasty.
+ [FOOD] Still a bit hungry after our gigantic meat pies, we went to Wasabi in Victoria Station to get individually wrapped sushi.

Sunday:
We hit the markets today. We saw a lot of cool stuff and did a lot of shopping.

+ [FOOD] B-fast of champs Latte with a croissant.
+ Spitalfields Market and other un-named-shady markets: On our way to Spitalfields Market, we ran into another market.
This had a lot of cheap knock off stuff. Did some good souvenir shopping there Winking Once we got to Spitalfailds, we saw a
lot of cools stuff. It was exactly how our books described it. It is an open Market with a lot of designers selling one of a
kind kick-nacks and wheres.
+ Bricklane and even more of a shadier market: Right after Spatalfields we went to Bricklane, which was know for all their
street vendors. The shady part comes from when we went towards the end it became obvious that these people were
selling stolen stuff, for example, a guy was not only selling a suit case and clothes, but even the shampoo and soap.
+ [FOOD] Canteen: A high recommended place from our books, and now we know why. The food was fresh and really
really good. We had roast duck, and fish and chips and roast duck.
+ [FOOD] BIG meat on a stick. On our way to one of the markets, we saw a long (4.5 feet) skewer that was roasting a hug
pig. When I took a picture of the of it, they gave us a sampler for our interest.
+ [FOOD] Kansars Indian Food: We had to have curry, considering that Lodon is known to have a huge Indian population.
We ate curry chicken, curry samosas, garlic nan and rice. Of course it was good.
+ Tower of London: We did a quick walk around. I like the Traitor's Gate. Next time we might go inside of it Winking
+ Tower Bridge: What we see in more London postcards.
+ London Bridge: not as cool as the Tower Bridge, as Gary called it "Disappointment #2". Sidenote: Disappointment #1
was something that happened when he was on business.
+ Chinatown: More shopping of course. There is a lot of food to be eaten there. Chinatown is right smack in the middle of
London's theater district. We ended up finding a multi-story arcade..... of course in Chinatown Winking Got played to Mario cart.
We found a Royal Dragon in London. Sidenote: Royal Dragon was the name of one our parents restaurants.
+ [FOOD] Random Chinese restaurant (sorry don't remember the name): We had shark fin soup with crab meat, peking
duck, sweet and sour sour ribs (which Gary ordered in Chinese... insta-street-cred), and fried eel with chili and salt. Yum!

Monday:
+ [FOOD] Starbucks b-fast. We had a lot of writing ahead of us.
+ Post Office: We sent over 20 postcards. The ones that I wrote are prolly ALL illegible.
+ Tate Museum: Was interesting... Gary and I started at the wrong exhibit. Instead of working up to the weird-borderline-
masochistic stuff we walked right into the hardcore stuff. I've seen some hard stuff before, but that stuff took the cake. Of
course, Gary and I ran outta that exhibit real quick. The other exhibits were really cool. The had some pieces that I've only
seen in books before.
+ [FOOD] Vanilla and honey smoothe
+ St. Paul Cathedral: Very decked out. Did a quick walk by for it.
+ [FOOD] Moshi Moshi Sushi: This was a conveyor-belt sushi joint. Seeing how Gary and I missed a conveyor-belt place in
Japan, We had to do it. It was fun collecting up all the dishes.
+ Comic book store: What do nerds do on vacation... you guessed it go to the comic book store. lol. We ran into it on
accident on the way to the British Museum. The good thing was they had a comic that I've been trying to find for the pass 2
months. Yay London.
+ British Museum: The building was cool but very confusing. It's easy to get lost in the building. Gary and I hit some of the
bigger highlights, like the Rosetta Stone.
+ [FOOD]: Water and chocolate mousse.
+ Hamleys: It's a huge toy store, much like FAO Shwartz in NYC.
+ [FOOD]: Went to McDonald's to plan our next move, so we had a cheese burger and an apple pie. Apparently in Europe,
McDonald's deep fries their apple pies. This makes it more crispity and tasty, than what we do in the STATES.
+ [FOOD]: Dog and Duck: We had to hit up a pub while in London. This was on a list of top 10 pubs to visit.
+ Now what do 2 Chinese kids do after a pub... you guessed it back to the huge arcade in China town to lay down some
records on machines. We played some super-fun arcade games. There's one where you need to pound on the screen with
a hammer.... great stress reliever. In the hammer game, we got some #1 rankings in some of the sub-games. Over all we
got 2nd place.
+ Crystal Rooms: Not done with spending money we hit the casino... conveniently located very close to Chinatown.
+ [FOOD] Pig's Ear: Yet another pub, but with really really good food. The book recommends reservations. We came late,
but luckily they gave us a table. Gary had Beef belly salad, and the rib eye. I had a spicy crab salad, and pork tenderloin.
For desert, we had some ice cream. Should have took more pics, but it was too dark and I didn't want the flash to be going
off. Oh well, next time.
+ Pack like crazy and try to get 4-5 hours of sleep.

Tuesday:
Woke up at 6am (London-time... which was 1am EST). Checked out super quickly and headed for the Gatwick Express.
Gary's Delta line was nuts. Didn't know that Delta was huge in London. Luckily for Gary he's a Silver/Maroon member, so
he got to check in the business elite section. If Gary didn't he would have come close to missing his flight. My check in was
super easy. They even made it super easy for me cause I was flying business class. We ate at a place called "Eat.". We
had English muffins stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. After I walked Gary to his gate, I headed off to my
gate. Of course they had to search me. I felt a bit bad for the guy, cause my bag was super messy. I must have had +10
cables crammed in my rolly bag. I did get to board first because of business class, which was nice. It was nice to have
enough leg room to stretch out. The next to me was free, so I sprawled my tech across to first class seats. The food was
good. I made sure to take pics of the menu. They even had a dessert sunday. Mmmmm. 'm working on this blog as I fly
back to Cleveland. It'll be interesting to see if I can make my 3 o'clock meeting. Yes, I'm going in to work today.


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Seto Bros Invade London

Off I go. Can't wait to get there.
Posting Tuesday night.
-Garvin (^_^)

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Codonics Summer Picnic




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Updated Disney Album

Updated Disney Album with Saturday's pics (last day).

enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)
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Back from Disney

A vacation is what the doctor ordered. It was great just relaxing and running around like a big kid. If I blogged about
everything we did I wouldn't be able to update the site in a timely manner, sooo below is a quick summary of each day.

Vacation Summary:
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Sat: Woke up super-early to catch our flight. After we landed, we hit the town and went shopping for supplies (juice, cereal,
sun block, ...). We chilled the night away at Downtown Disney, while Teresa and Gary went to a wedding.
Sun: Went to Animal Kingdom. They actually added a lot of stuff there. You could spend an entire day there now. The big
things were, the Nemo Musical, Ants 4-d movie, and Everest. Boma was pretty good, for a buffet.
Mon: Monday was super-fun. Epcot is my favorite park. you can nerd out there. We got our own dinners from around the
world. Never had enough time to hit everything. The fireworks show was good.
Tues: Free-day #001 We all opted to visit Coco Beach to chill out. Teresa, Gary, Becka, and I signed up for some surfing
lessons from Ron Jon's. In the process, we lost my new Garvin-Proof camera to the ocean. R.I.P. new digi-cam. The kick
in the pants was that I didn't even pull off the pics yet... soo we're missing pics from Sat. to Tues. Sad oh well that's life. Teresa
and Gary left early to go swimming with dolphins. While we stayed later and Leah met up with a friend. We met up to hit the
clubs at Downtown Disney.
Wed: Free-day #002 We decided to try to knock somethings off at Magic Kingdom on out second free day. We didn't think
we could finish off everything in just one day. We left early to go get dressed up for our fancy din-din at the Contemporary
hotel. The hotel was amazing. They even had a balcony were people could see the fireworks. They even took it a step
further and synced the music from the park and played it in the restaurant. The food was very very TASTEY!
Thurs: Thursday was the marathon day. Funny-side story... I won a Disney Magic Moment Trivia certificate for answering a
question in a gift store. Jenna helped out by mentioned something about the pig in Toy Story being called ham. The
challenge was they girl asked me for his full name.. and I luckily guessed HAMptom. We were hopping that I had won a
DREAM, but no. I'll explain the DREAM later. We finished Magic kingdom in the afternoon and headed to Epcot for dinner.
The fish and chips from England were Super-Tastey. We headed back to Magic to catch the special July 4th fireworks and
the Light show parade.
Fri: Happy Independence Day! 4th of July... Hollywood Studios (AKA MGM Studios) was crazy. There was a new ride, Toy
Story Mania, that ALL the fast passes were sold out before noon and the line to wait was longer than 90 minutes. The new
ride just opened 3 weeks ago. The new show "Lights, Motors, Action", was awesome. Matt said they burn through a set of
tires in 2 shows and they have special custom cars with 4 gears for reverse for some of their stunts. We still had tons of fun.
The animation studio was great. We did it twice in a row. FINALLY WON A DREAM! What is a DREAM you may ask... well
Disney is running a sweepstakes called "A Year of a Million Dreams", where they giveaway a million random prizes
throughout the year. We've been watching people win DREAMS all week. They range from cruises to fast passes. It was
our goal the entire week to win a dream. We had no suck luck the entire week. As we cut across Hollywood Studios talking
about where it would be best to watch the fireworks, I noticed a a couple Disney workers were walking our direction so I said
really loudly "I wish we could ask someone about that." Of course, they bit and wanted to help out. Not only did they help
out, but GAVE us a DREAM by giving us a hand full of fast passes to the Rockin' Roller Coaster. Wahoo we got to check
that off our list. It wasn't a cruise or a shopping extravaganza, but we still got a DREAM. After using our DREAM we noticed
that people were camping out 3 hours in advance for the Fantasmic show. There were people sleeping at the gates ot the
theater. We had decided to camp out between the main street and the theater. The Independence Day fireworks were the
best fire works that I've seen. WOW!
Sat: We were Super-fortunate to be able to cross almost everything off out list even the DREAM, except for riding the Toy
Story Mania ride Sad All the guys woke up early to go stand in line before Hollywood Studios to opened. This would
guaranteed us a spot to ride/play Toy Story Mania. We showed up almost an hour early and there were people already
there. Apparently we weren't the only ones with that plan. There were a few people in the very front waiting to sprint to Toy
Story Mania. The ride was AMAZING! It was a mix between, a 4-d movie, and an arcade shooter. We played it and
busted out. When we left the ride, the queue was already full... OMG! We had din din at the airport and said our good
byes. Adios Disney (Y_Y)...

Enjoy ALL the pics. At last count there are over 600 pics. Can't wait for next time.
-Garvin (^_^)


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New Album

"Jenna Visit Misc" Album has been added to "June". This will hold all the random pics that we take while Jenna is here.

Enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)

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Happy Birthday Jenna!

We had a surprise birthday party for Jenna. While Jenna and Becka were upstairs playing a game, Bill and I decorated
downstair, per our dastardly plan. As soon as Alicia got to the house, we surprised Jenna and shoved off to Long John
Silver's. Once we stuffed our faces with deep-fried-goodness, it was time for cake and presents! Since I had finished all
my work for the weekend on Saturday morning, we could take an impromptu trip to Hershey World. Yes... we would spend
more time driving than in Hershey, but why not?

Hershey was AMAZING. The drive was around 5 hours and 30 minutes. Chocolate was in the air and the lamp posts had
kisses on them. We did the tour and a chocolate taste testing.

Happy Birthday Jenna!
-Garvin (^_^)


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Digi Cam FOUND! + Album updates

Finally found it. Becka and I figured we'd find it was we started cleaning or out for Leah and Jenna. Booo I had found a
new digi cam I was going to buy. It was Garvin proof. You could drop it from 6ft, go under water for 32 ft, and withstand
temps of 14 degrees. boo hoo. oh well... I can always buy it later, when the price comes down.

Anywho, got Joe's grad pics off the camera and managed to download pics of Bill's new bike.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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Digi down time

Hi Gang

As you might have known I haven't updated Digidreamerz in a while. My mac is starting to show it's age (5 years and 3
months old to be exact). Been running out of disc space and the site has been getting larger and larger. Plus, it doesn't
help that the pics get larger and larger with new cameras. I've been able to managed to clear up 5GB, which should last a
few more updates. Will need to delete iTunes music and move some stuff to the back up hard drive.

Sorry for the lag in pics.
-Grrvin (^_^)

p.s. This power book just needs to last one more year and hopefully Apple will release a 17 inch quad-core Mac Book
Pro (^_^)
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Big Date... Anniversary part1

Blurry iPhone pics. Sorry for the blurry pics, but it's the best I could scrounge up before our (Becka and Me) big date. The
Sony digi cam is STILL missing right now (Y_Y).

Anyways... Becka made a res at Pier W, a nice seafood restaurant with a great view of the city and the lake. The food was
amazing.

What we ate...
Appetizers:
+ Lobster Sushi Roll
+ Steak Carpaccio
+ Lobster Bisque
+ Oysters

Main Course:
+ Alaskan King Crab
+ Filet
+ Ahi Tuna
+ Garlic Spinach
+ Mash Potatoes

Dessert:
+ Chocolate Peanut Butter Bomb

This was a great time to give Becka her anniversary present, seeing how we've been finding it next to impossible to get to
Pittsburgh to celebrate our anniversary properly. We had a great time people watching and looking at all the trophy wives.
We even next to a Cleveland Browns player.

Will definitely need to go back again.
-Garvin (^_^)

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Bill's New Toy

Bill picked up his Kawasaki Ninja today. It new, shiny, blue, and it can go fast, what more can any one ask for from a toy.
Bill practiced on the parking lot behind Ohio Motocycles to get used to the new bike. Then we (Becka and I) followed Bill
back to his house. From there Becka and I jetted to out date.

Sorry no pics yet, but I'll update the site as soon as i get my hands on them.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. As a cheap filler I did manage to find a Blue Kawasaki Ninja 250r off of google. Just picture Bill on top riding it.

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Joe Graduates

Joe's actually graduated. Who knew? Joe graduation was fun. Nothing like sitting in a hot stadium for a few hours. We
bumped into Lisa and Joe's family while we were looking for seats, talk about a small world. After the graduation, we all
headed over to Joe's house for some food and gaming, of course... how else would you picture a Joe graduation.
Everybody had a good time eating Chinese food (Joe's personal request), and playing Rock Band. The time went by too
fast and Becka and I were soon on the road again.

Enjoy the.... oh wait I can't find my digi cam... sooo you'll need to wait for the pics. I'll do a post, when I find the camera.
For the time being, just imaging Joe with a diploma and stuffing his face full of Chinese food.
-Garvin (^_^)

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Impromptu Pens Cookout

Wow what a day this turned out to be. What was supposed to be a get together and watch the Pens game, turned out to
be a chill-drink-beer-in-front-of-the-house-pray-for-electricity-bbq. Sooo to start our day the power went out we Alicia and
Bill came over. Since we had plenty of time, we all decided to run errands and get some food to bbq. Bill and I eventually
split up with the girls to head back home and hoped that electricity would come back on before the game. On the way
home, we picked up some beer and cheetos just in case we needed something to tide us over before the girls brought
back food to grill. Well when we got home, not only was the power still out, but through some mix up Becka had my house
keys. Bill and I were locked out of the house... sooo what'd we do??? Kicked back some beer, ate Cheetos, and pray for
electricity, so we could watch the game and get in the house. Sooo we shot the breeze and chiseled away at a big bag of
Cheetos. One minute after the game started, I heard sump pump flush out some water and I knew we had electricity.
Wahoo we were in.

The girls eventually made it back to the house with some grillin food. We made hotdogs, sausage, and hamburgers...
Mmm a well rounded diet if you ask me. Everybody had a good time, too bad the Pens lost.

Enjoy the tasey pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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Memorial Day Extravaganza

Memorial Day weekend was jam packed full of food, as usually. Just this time around I think we ate too much... yes that's
right you read correctly "TOO MUCH FOOD" ?!?!? read on. The weekend started off easy we had Ali's graduation party.

[Round 1 Ali's Grad Party]
There was a lot of good food there, filled up on lasagna, sausage, and cookies. It was a nice warm up to stretch the belly
for the TWO yes TWO rib cook offs we were going to later that weekend. Ali's party was nice, lots of family and babies running
around.

[Round 2 Cleveland American Rib Cookoff]
It turned out to be a really nice day. The sun was out and the smell of ribs was in the air. We hit most of the rib stands. I
think we only missed 3 of them. The clear winner of the day was North Carolina Rib King (Note-to-self: will need to visit
Matt Winking ). I also got to introduce Leah and Becka to beef ribs. Some stands this year brought some beef ribs to sell. Not the
little ones that you might have seen in the stores, but the huge ones they use for big BBQs Mmmmmm. One beef rib was a
pound, look for the pic. If you've never seen one before, it the huge hunk of meat. Of course we had to top off the day with a
waffle ice cream sandwich. KUDOs on having running water, so people can wash their hands.

[Round 3 Berea Rib Cookoff]
Feeling a bit winded from yesterday's bout, we still headed to the Berea Rib Cookoff. The nice part about the Berea one is
that you can just give the vendors cash and not have to go get rib tickets. Seems like a trend that people are bringing out
the beef ribs this years. There were a couple of stands that had beef ribs at Berea too. I hope the trend continues. Of
course we tried the beef ribs too.

By the end of the weekend I could not look at any more meat. It felt like we ate the whole cow.
Enjoy the pics.... be forewarned... you WILL get hungry looking at the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)


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Leah Graduation

Wahoo! Leah graduated! Tons of running around + tons of family and friends + tons of packing = tons of pics. Everybody
had a good time at Leah's graduation. Becka and I even got a workout out of it too. We managed to fit everything in the
Jimmy and store the rest of Leah's stuff at her boss's house. We had to fill the Jimmy up 3 times to get all of Leah's stuff to
her house. One of the times, we utilized some cable TV cable to secure a mattress on top of the Jimmy. Leah and I also
rolled down the window to use our arms to hold on to the mattress.... yep it looked pretty ghetto, but it got the job done.

The graduation was nice. There were tons of people. Afterwards there was a nice reception with some tasty cookies. As
soon as we took all the grad pics, we booked it to Tailgaters, a sport bar, to watch the Cavs and Celtics Game. We got
them to put the game on three screens in front of our table. We ordered a ton of junk food and munch on them as we
watched the Cavs loose... oh well there's always next season. What was funny was that on the other side of the wall at
Tailgaters was a bar with Boston Celtics fans watchin the game too. It got to the point where they would cheer and we
would boo. And they would cuss out the tv and we would cheer. hahahaa it was a fun time.

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







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Misc. Update

Updated the Codonics Album with a new whiteboard sketch and some house pics. Added a new Misc album for all those
one-off image we take some times.

Enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)

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Happy Mothers Day/Happy Birthday Tony

Birthday Cake for Mother's Day who can complain. We had two reasons to celebrate this Sunday. We were doing
Mother's Day and then celebrating Tony's Birthday, hence the birthday cake for Mothers Day.

Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

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Cavs Playoffs: Round 2 Game 3

In hindsight, I should have just created one big album for ALL the Cavs playoff games. Who knew we would win the lottery
so many times... oh well. Wahoo! The Cavs won. They needed to win this game. There were down 2-0 in the series.
Lebron is still struggling a bit on the offensive-side of things, but he making it up with assists and blocks. The place was
crazy loud and everyone had a great time. Game 3 was also Ali's Graduation present from Becka and me.

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

p.s. Oh yeah that's me kissing Becka, while she was in the Lebron cut out.



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Cavs Playoffs: Round 1 Game 5

The Cavs just needed one more win to go to the next round of the playoffs, but they couldn't pull it off tonight. Oh well, hope
they do better in Game 6. At least Becka and I got to drown our sorrows with 31 cents ice cream with Alicia after the game.

Enjoy the Tasty pics... Go Cavs.
-Garvin (^_^)

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1st Integrity Install Wahooo!

Dartmouth was once again a HUGE SUCCESS! Ross and I headed up to Dartmouth to install the the very first Integrity.
Once again we used our super move... i.e. we brought dunkin donuts Winking The install went super-smooth. We did a lot of
prep work before we got there (special thanks to Mike for the assist). It was pretty much plug and play. We didn't even
have to sprint through the airport this time.

Enjoy the pics. Go Codonics! Another product done.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. I really didn't smooch the Integrity my head is really 2 feet away from the box.

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Cavs Game 2

Round 1/Game 2 of the playoff... We got tickets, but I didn't go. WHAT?!?! How could this be? Had to go to Dartmouth for
work (Reference next blog about the Dartmouth trip). Bill, Emily, Stephen, and Becka had a fun time. The Cavs
dominated! I got to listen to the last quarter on the radio in the car to Dartmouth.

Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Thanks to Bill for taking the pics.

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New Product = Another Party!

Another new product another product. Instead of a house party, I found bowling alley Codonics could have a party at. We
all had a fun time. Gary K. even stopped by to show us how it's done. Yes there are vid of his greatness. To top of the
festivities, Ross got everybody pizza, pop, and a Integrity cake from Baskin Robbins.. Mmmmm.

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

p.s. Yes, that's me giving Gary bunny ears Winking

p.p.s. The Gary bowling vids are in the "Theater" section.

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Cavs Fan Appreciation Day

For the last regular Cavs game, the Q planed a "Fan Appreciation" day to celebrate the the playoffs. They have over a
million dollars in give-a-aways. Becka and I didn't win anything, but we had a great time.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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Bill BDay Weekend

Bill BDay = PA Birthday Weekend. We hit the road to celebrate Bill's special day. Bill and Alicia hit PA on Friday night and
Becka and I headed up on Saturday morning. Saturday was jam-crammed for stuff. As soon as we got to Casa De Lutz,
we shoved off to Eant'nPark with Bill's crew to grab a hearty breakfast. The place was cool. They have smiley faces on
everything, even Becka waffle that she got. We go all the waitress to sing happy birthday to Bill (yes there's a movie in the
theater section). Then it was off to Baldinger's Market to buy some penny candy. The short story is that the penny candy
store was over 75 years old and that they were closing their doors this summer. The good news saw that they we be now
just relocating to some where else. Baldinger's was pretty cool. They had all sorts of candy and treats, yum!

Once we loaded up on sugar, it was time to run around like kids in the name of science. Yep you guessed it, we went to the
Carnegie Science Center. We got to play with robots, water and all sorts of fun stuff. The crowning achievement was
building Super-Tall-Super-Cool-Water-TOWER! Bill and I tapped the three water sources together to build up enough water
pressure to shoot the water into the big tube. Bill and I got soaked. I got lucky, just my pants were wet. Bill was drenched
from head to toe. The sports center was fun too. We got to do even more running around. We then had dinner at a place
that put fries in their sandwiches.... Mmmmm. We topped the night with cake back at homebase. The cake was cool it had
Optimus Prime driving on it.

Day two was fun filled to. Keeping in with the PA theme, we hit up Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in Elwood City. Their chili hot
dogs and wedding soup were super-tastey. We hung out at the Lutz house for a bit and then went to Forbush for ice cream.
When Bill's dad got off from work, he made us a steak dinner, which we really good. At dinner, we started talking about
Cleland Rocka nd McConnell's Mill, so we did a quick impromptu road trip up to those places. The Cleland Rock rocked
(hahahaa couldn't help myself). You could see a ton of stuff from their. McConnell's Mill was cool too. We even had a
stick race.

That pretty much wraps it up. We definitely kept with the theme of PA all weekend. There are tons of pics (that I split up
into two albums) and movies (in the theater section). Enjoy. Happy Birthday Bill.
-Garvin (^_^)


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Impending Rain = Impromptu BBQ

What?!?! Surprise surprise... this is not another BDay post... who knew. Well the title pretty much sums it up. 5 days of
straight ran was coming and Bill had suggested a cook out somewhere. 24 hours later we were cookin it up at my house.
Some Codonics peeps made a guest appearance too. After we stuffed our faces with Nathan's hotdogs and brats, we
gamed it up with Scene It on the Xbox360.

Good times... Enjoy the new Album
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. There are some bonus Codonics pics too.

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Jackie BDay

Yes. If you''re keeping track we've celebrated THREE birthdays in less than one week. Uggg. Dare I say I'm too stuffed
with birthday cake. We all had a good time this morning. Nothing like starting the day off with cake and presents.
Mmmmm ice cream cake for breakfast YUM! Jackie got a whole bunch of Hanna Montana stuff. After we stuffed our faces
with cake we booked it to Cheesecake Factory.

Happy Birthday Jackie.
Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yay! for a new 2k8 April Album.
p.p.s. Next week is Bill's BDay... well I guess I've got more room for cake Winking

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Gary K BDay

Yay! We gave Gary a surprise birthday with a custom Keefe-a-nator cake. MMMmmmm.

Happy 49th Birthday Gary! Enjoy the pics in the Codonics Album.
-Garvin (^_^)


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Leah Bday

Mini-weekend in Rochester for Leah's Birthday. We hit the road right after Chinese school on Saturday. On the way there,
I found an Old Country Buffet in Erie PA. They were packed, of course, so we'll need to go back next time. We met with
Leah and her peeps that night and went to a dessert place called Phillips European. After we stuffed our faces with with
tasty treats, we bought snacks and sushi (yeah I some weird craving for it that night.. don't know why) at Wegmans. After
that, we packed up Leah's stuff and had a mini-slumber party at the hotel. Sunday, we hit Mario's brunch buffet. We were
soooo stuffed. I think we each had 4 platefuls of food. After brunch, we hit the road for home.

Happy Birthday Leah!... Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Yay for Easter. Sooo Becka and I decided to hang on the East-side for the weekend, to avoid the early
Sunday drive to Mama's house. Saturday night Becka stuffed Easter eggs and we hid them through out the first floor of
Mama's house. The plan kinda back fired when Kelvin woke up early and he got more eggs than Jackie. Mass was
PACKED! I made sure to leave for church super-early. I got one of the last spot in the parking lot. When I was coming in,
I noticed that a few people were making their own parking spots, by parking on top of the snow piles. We had Starbucks
and Dim Sum to wrap up the day.

Happy Easter! Mmmm Chocolate Bunnies
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. If you can't tell I just picked up a new Halo toy Winking

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St. Patrick's Day

Becka and I decided to drive down Lorain Rd. and look for some corned beef to celebrate St. Patty's Day. Of course! Cafe
Stratos had a corned beef dinner that day. Man I LOVE that place!

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

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Lutz 50th Birthday Party

Wahooo! What a fun time! Bill and Alicia threw a surprise birthday party for their parents, which ended up a surprise party
for their dad, because Mama Lutz found out. Becka couldn't make it Sad She was in Yuma with with Leah visiting their Mama.
The drive to Ellwood City, PA, was pretty uneventful. I did get to leave work early, which allowed me enough time to find
Vinny's Pizza. I think over 60 people showed up for the party. When Papa Lutz came in the restaurant , everyone yelled
surprise and sang happy birthday (vid in theater... check it out). Papa Lutz's eyes lit up when he saw the 32 lbs. Malley's
Billy the Bunny sitting next to the cake.

Of course there was tons of tasty food.... errrr well everybody else said it was tasty. I started to pile on all my food. First I
scooped up some chicken and mushrooms, then on to the pasta and meatballs (my kryptonite), and then a got to the fish.
That's when I said, "OH CRAP!" today is Friday, which equals NO MEAT. So I had to put away the plate and get a non-
meat-Catholic-approved plate. The night whizzed by soo fast. Mama and Papa Lutz had a good time opening all the
presents. Becka and I got them popcorn, ammo, gun money, Swarovski crystal flower, Alaska travel book, and huge Card
(which took along time to draw on the cover). There weren't as many haha-you're-really-really-old gag gifts. Most of the
presents were really thoughtful.

I spent the night at Lutz house. I slept like a baby. It was also the first time I could remember that I slept in passed 9:00am.
Mama Lutz made some tasty sunny-side eggs and ham for B-fast. Too bad Becka miss all the festivities. She would have
had a blast. Oh well I took a lot of pictures. I did manage to fill up Bill's camera with pics.

Happy Birthday Cecelia and Bill Lutz!
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Becka made the center pieces for the tables.

p.p.s. Yes that is a Choco cat pillow on Bill's bed Winking


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Yuma Spring Break

To be filled in by Becka.
(^_^)
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Mini Update: Car Show

Updated the Cleveland Car Show album with Bill's pics.

enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)

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Melinda and Tony's Wedding + Blizzard of the Century = Family Fun

So we left an extra hour earlier than it would to have taken regularly and we made it right on time. The wedding went
smooth. Kelvin of course brought his A-game of cuteness. He had his little suit and a little red pillow for the rings. The
mass was really good. The priest even added the blizzard to the mix, a true sign he was really really good. Everybody
had a good time. It was touching, moving, an full of love. Tony will prolly get mad, but for the record he was the first person
to cry. Just kidding, I've NEVER seen Tony mad before. After the wedding, Melinda, Tony and the rest of their party went
off to the Cleveland Court House in their stretched Hummer to take pictures. As they trucked it to Cleveland, we all worried
that they wouldn't make it make in time for the reception, due to the fact that the FREAK blizzard was still coming down.
Little did we know, we should have been worrying about ourselves. Since we had a few hours to burn, we decided to head
home for and hour and grab a little snack.

When we got to Mama's home, the driveway was covered. We couldn't even get in the driveway... even with the huge
Envoy. We tried to hunt down a snow plow and bribe him to plow the house... little did we know Mama had already flagged
down someone and he was already plowing the driveway when we got back. We had some tasty ramen noodles and
booked it to the reception and there is where the fun begins... and by fun... I mean the sweaty-cardio-push-heavy-objects-
through-snow kind.

Just as soon as the Seto convoy (3 cars... Envoy, Jimmy, and a CR-V) left the station, we hit a road block. The Tam's CR-V
got stuck in the snow 5 feet from the house. Pretty much as soon as we pushed it out we got stuck again. To make things
worse, a snow plow was stuck in front of us and blocked BOTH lanes of the road. By this time two of our neighbors had come
out to help us. We split up, so we could move the snow plow out of the way and dig out the CR-V. Once we moved the snow
plow, we could focus on the CR-V. We had to get it unstuck a hand full of times, before we made it half way down the street.
Eventually, we drove the Envoy in front of the CR-V to essentially lay down some tracks for the it to drive over. After a couple
more good rounds of getting stuck and pushing, we got things moving. Boy was I tired. Once, we made it to the main road
we were pretty much good to go. There were a couple scary moments, but we all made it... 45 minutes into the cocktail hour,
but we made it! WAHOOO!

When we got to Embassy Suite, we learned that Melinda and Tony had no problem cutting through the blizzard in the
stretched Hummer. They actually got back on time. One of the groom's men said that Cleveland was completely shut down.
There were tons of cars stuck on the highway. Hmmm may need to buy one of those. Melinda and Tony's entrance was
GREAT! The DJ laid down some smoke at the entrance, and Tony busted in with his fireman outfit carrying Melinda.
Everybody laughed. The food of course was super-tasty and the wedding cake was from Little Italy, yeah no brainer...
considering how many cakes we've gotten cakes from Corbo's. We partied the night away, until they had to kick us out.
Thank goodness I was on Vegas time. It made it easy to hit midnight Winking hahahaa.

Enjoy ALL the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Cleveland got more than 15 inches of SNOW!
p.p.s. Apparently it's lucky to get married in the winter for Chinese, so I guess Melinda and Tony got extra lucky, because of the blizzard.
p.p.p.s. I try will get all the pics (over 2 GBs) to the download center this weekend.
p.p.p.p.s. Since our blizzard feast (not the good kind from Dairy Queen), I've re-thought my stance on big cars. I love huge
GMC trucks (Jimmy, Envoy). I might go check out the GMC Acadia... now that's a snow beast.

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Wedding Rehearsal: The Calm Before the Storm.

A quick follow up to the last post. Thanks goodness I took the red eye the day before instead of coming back on Friday.
That flight got canceled... thanks Gary Winking

Since I was back a day early, I was able to the wedding rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner. Everybody made it. Dad was
there too. He was going to give away Melinda during the wedding. The rehearsal went pretty smooth, but Kevlin's part
might not go as smoothly as planed. I think this was the first time he actually went inside the church. All the other times he
just cried and never went in.

After the Rehearsal, we went off to din din. The snow had been coming down pretty hard by now. It took a little more than
twice as long to get to the Willoughby Brewing Company. We all had a good time eating and chilling out with the the whole
fam. After we were full, we went off to Mama's house to rest up for tomorrow's big day.

Enjoy all the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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[Live Vegas Blogging 008] Chillin @ the airport

Man the last two hours were a blur. Once Gary and I decided I should take the red-eye back tonight to avoid the big storm.
I had to get new tickets, pack, check out, head to the airport, grab some din din (Wolfgang Express @ the airport). And just
when I got used to the pacific time zone, I need to fly back. I'm going to be sooo tired tomorrow. I land Friday 6:15am. Still
debating whether or not I go into work. I do still need to bone up for the Halo3 tourney starting Tuesday Winking hahahaa

just chillin @ the airport.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes, this is the last [Live Vegas Blog]

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[Live Vegas Blogging 007] Weather Alert

If you've been living under a rock, there's a HUGE winter storm coming up from Texas tonight (Reference nasty picture below)
and it's going to hit Ohio HARD. I think I'm going to punt the rest of the dev con and try to truck it back super-early TONIGHT.
Seeing how Melinda's wedding is on Saturday... I NEED to make it back by Friday. That's right kiddies Garvin's coming home.
Now whether or not I go to work tomorrow is another thing. I leave 1130pm (Vegas time) and arrive 6:30am (EST).

So on the way to cash out my fat ticket (reference +$500 imaage in the album) from roulette, I decided to burn all my singles
($7) on roulette again. I bet $5 on red and essesntaill $.50 on 16, 18,19,21. And guess what hit, 21! Hahahaa... It might be
a good things I'm truckin home. I might have lost all my money tonight Winking

::Excerpt from Weather.com::
BY THE TIME THE SNOW TAPERS OFF SATURDAY NIGHT...AN AVERAGE OF 8 TO 14 INCHES IS POSSIBLE...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER. LATER
DEVELOPMENTS... SUCH AS THE EXACT PATH OF THE STORM... WILL DETERMINE IF...WHEN...AND WHERE A
WARNING WILL BE ISSUED. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER
DETAILS OR UPDATES.
::End Excerpt::

Hope things go well.. see ya soon.
-Garvin (^_^)

Earning Summary:
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Earnings since last blog: $27
Total Earnings: $483.20


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[Live Vegas Blogging 006] Ballmer Keynote and more...

Boo Mike left today. Well, it was fun when he was here. Don't really know what I'll do tonight... but anywho... Today was
chalk full of nerd-ing out. Lots of session to goto. Mike and I hit Noodle Asia @ The Venetian. Mmmm good food.

After lunch was the big Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft) keynote. It was fairly decent. It was less formal and more of a
Q&A format where a lot of developers were able to poke and prod Steve. Walking around the con, they have a place
called "The Pit" (reference to a Halo 3 map). Man my brian is mush, nothing like a full day of running around
(8:00am-8:00pm). Sooo after I got all my Qs answered, I went and packed all my junk up.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

Earning Summary:
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Earnings since last blog: $0
Total Earnings: $456.20

Notes from the Sessions today (boring part):
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+ Creating Better User Experiences: Design Strategies
Ehh... it was ok. A lot of engineers booked it when there was class participation.
+ Creating Rich Dynamic User Interfaces with Silverlight 2
Definitely more technical than the last session. Will need to d/l Karen's code and poke around with it.
+ Touch Me: Where are Interfaces Going?
Ok. It was a comitee of people who were developing new UI of the future. It was cool they had a guy who was in charge of the
effects in the Minority Report.
+ Creating Better User Experiences: Design Methods
More group work.

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[Live Vegas Blogging 005] Keynote and Magic

Well today was the day to run around too all the sessions and nerding-out. The keynote was pretty good. It was completely
packed. They had to close the doors and send extra people to another meeting room, where they played a live feed. They
had some pretty impressive demos, now we'll see if anybody bites and starts using it. Microsoft is doing a lot of things right.
They debuted IE8 for the first time ever and also show the Silverlight sight for the NBC Olympics. It was like Tivo on steroids.
After the keynote, I met up with might at Cravings at the Mirage. Cravings is my favorite buffet, and you can't got o Vegas
without going to a buffet.

After we stuffed our faces with food, I went and played some roulette. I won enough to get some show tickets tonight.
Reference the +$180 in my "Earnings Summary" below. I actually won the $180 by accident. I won $90 bucks and instead
of hitting the cash out button, I hit the re-bet button. Wow! was I sooooo nervous when the ball was bouncing around.
Luckly, I won and tripled my money.

Then off to the the labs and sessions. Reference the Notes section for all the nitty-gritty-boring details.

Tonight, Mike and I went to Wolfgang Puck's Spago and had some tasty fancy food. I of course had the peking duck, and
Mike had the surf and turf. Desert was also amazing too. After din din we had to book it to the Rio to catch Penn & Teller.
The show was SUPER-COOL and we got to meet them after the show.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

Earning Summary:
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Earnings since last blog: $180
Total Earnings: $456.20

Notes from the Sessions today (boring part):
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+ The Human Brain Relationship: Advanced and Adaptive User Interfaces
The room are completely packed. I had to stand then entire time. The guy was really good an made great points.
Some examples posted on nextgui.com

+ Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight part1
+ Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight part2 with Mike Harsh
The "Deep Zoom" demo was nice. Will need to make and app for Codonics. Examples are on Mike Harsh's blog
(blogs.msdn.com/mharsh). I even got enough guts to step up to the mic and ask a question.


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[Live Vegas Blogging 004] Elvis Siting!

Wahoo! Mike came in tonight. We headed over to Ceasar's to grab a bite to eat (Mmmm BBQ) and walk around. We went
through the forums and saw the Bellagio fountain show. FYI: Elvis is still ALIVE... apparently he chills out with Marilyn
Monroe by the fountain.

enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes, I will try to blog @ the keynote.

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[Live Vegas Blogging 003] Mix08 Registration

After winning big, I walked around and shopped. I did see the Master Chief wax statue @ Madame Tussaudos Wax
Museum from afar. I was tempted to pay full price just to take a picture next to it, but $24 is too much. For lunch, I went to
went to my favorate asain place, Noodle Asia. You know it's good, because when you look around most the people that
eat there are asian. I moved out of old room and they upgraded me to a deluxe room. Nothing too special, but it's above
the casino and not by the garage.

Today was registration and lab time for Mix08. It took a while to figure out where I needed to go. The Venetian is HUGE!
I did register and got my shwag bag (Referece below of all the shwag goodness). I camped out @ a lab computer and
hammered through 2 labs. The labs were pretty good, but my mind was all mush after the second one. I walked around
to check things out. Microsoft has reserved 2 floors of meeting rooms, for everybody to geek out in. It was cool, they set
up a Rock Band stage for a tournament. One REALLY REALLY cool thing was that they had two live demo models of the
Microsoft Surface. MS really out did themselves with the Surface. It's very Apple-ish, but more organic looking.... very
very slick. I will definitely play with it more this week Winking I took a quick movie and will upload to laters.

enjoy all the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. oops forgot to teh upbate the album from the lst post... oh well even more pics to post now Winking

Earning Summary:
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Today's Earnings: $9.45
Total Earnings: $276.20

Shwag Bag Contents:
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+ S/W lots of S/W
+ Microsoft boomerang
+ Microsoft pen
+ Mix08 Notebook
+ Silverlight book

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[Live Vegas Blogging 002] Morning Gambling

Of course, I'm on east coast time, so I woke up extra early today. I first hit the local games at the Imperial Palace. I won a
couple bucks on the wheel of fortune. Honestly, I just wanted to spin the wheel hehehee. Starbucks was packed, so I
headed to Mirage to play some roulette. My second bet, I hit 23 and all the side bets around it. The pics shows my bet
and how much I won. I booked it outta there as soon I cashed out. For my victory b-fast, I went back to Starbucks.

enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

Summary:
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Today's Earnings: $286.75
Total Earnings: $286.75

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[Live Vegas Blogging 001] Flight

Will try to live blog from Vegas. I'm sure I'll end up in a boring lab or two. The flight was pretty uneventful. They played
"August Rush". Boy! am I glad Becka and I aren't flying every other week to see each other still. 3 hours seem a lot longer
now hahaha. Will need to register tomorrow and collect all the shwag.

Enjoy the 2 pics for now
-Garvin (^_^)

Summary:
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Today's Earnings: $0
Total Earnings: $0

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Mini Update Codonics

Playing a prank on Gary (Boss Gary not brother Gary) is always fun. I carefully unpackaged his server from Japan, without
breaking the Japan Import seal. I put a stuffed Choco Cat doll in the box and taped it back up again. Gary was obviously
surprised that his precious server was missing and he didn't know where it went. Of course, he chased me down with a
pair of scissors and told my mom that he had to slit my wrist... HAHAAA don't you feel the love @ Codonics.

Enjoy the Pics.
-Garvin (^_^)



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Cleveland Car Show

Oooo we saw tons of SHINY cars. Yay for toys! We got to check out potential cars that Alicia and Becka may buy.
Nothing like having all the cars under one roof to sit in and play around with. We got to see 2 of Lebron's pimped out
rides.

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

p.s. Lesson Learned: I don't make enough money.... HAHAAAA JUST KIDDING
p.p.s. Will update the album when I get Bill's pics

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Joe BDay in Cincinnati

Happy BirthDay Joe! Technically it's on March 2nd, but today was the best time to all get together. We had a great time at
the Hof Brau Haus in Kentucky. After the German bar he booked it over to GameWorks to geek out for a bit. I did manage
to win a couple stuffed animal in the grabby claw game. Joe enjoyed his present, that we (Gary, Teresa, Becka, and I) got
him. It was a beer making kit! Hopefully, Joe doesn't hurt anybody with this present (Reference to Donut-Death-Machine
of Christmas-Past).

On the way back home I forgot my laptops, so we (Becka and I) had to turn back. This made us super late for Chinese class,
so we just joined up with Gary and Teresa for b-fast @ the Original Pancake House. Mmmmm it was tasty.

Happy BDay Joe!
-Garvin (^_^)

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New York Presbyterian

Another Codonics road show/ming-beta install, but this time we (Ross and I) went to New York Presbyterian. Wow what a
roller coaster trip. Again I can't say too many specific of the trip. As soon as we landed in Newark, we booked it to New
York Presbyterian (NYP). NYP is located in New York City... fun fun. We pretty much crash and burned on Wednesday.
What made it worse was that I didn't eat anything all day, except a bowl of cereal (picture in the album). I was super light
headed in the afternoon, which made it very hard to concentrate and fix everything. Man was I bummed. We crashed hard
enough to contemplate whether or not we should just go home and not burn another day @ NYP. We opted for having a
good dinner and giving it another shot on Thursday.

We had some AMAZING Thai food. Mental_Note: Go back next time I'm in NYC. The duck was great and the sweet curry
was just right. It definitely took the edge off of Wednesday festivities.

Thursday, round 2. We were armed and ready for giving it a second go around. I mean it's not like we could have done
worse hahahaa sooo just kidding. Once again we brought Dunkin Donuts for everybody. This time things went a lot better.
We got lucky and ALL the right people that we needed just happen to show up in the office we were in today. We got down
too all the problems that we were having yesterday and fixed EVERYTHING! It was more than they expected. We definitely
earned their respect and business. As soon as we debugged a Virtua problem, we booked it back to Newark, NJ to try to
catch the earlier flight. We made it just in time.

There's definitely themes to our trips. 1) Fixing virtua problems 2)Running and 3)Dunkin Donuts.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

P.S. For those who are following, our Track Record is 3-0.

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Happy Birthday! (part2 of 2) SURPRISE!!!

Yay! for surprise birthday parties. Everybody threw a surprise birthday party for me today. I knew something was up when
I saw Sofiya's car in the garage, but didn't figure things out until I was greeted by an Optimus Prime blanket at the door and
saw all the decorations. The theme of the night was "Games". We played Candy Land and Apples to Apples. I got my butt
handed to me in Candy Land. Grrrr the "Ginger Man" card... Grrrr I say. Of course there was tasty ice cream cake for all...
Mmmmmmm. Yes. Yes. we played Halo 3 at night Winking

Yay for friends! Enjoy the pics (Updated Garvin BDay).
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Cake count: 3

p.p.s. I also updated the Theater 2k8 section too. Becka and Alicia snuck in some vids.

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Happy Birthday! (part1 of 2)

Ug... gettin older and older by the second. The BIG 2-7 today... wahooo. Bill, Becka, and I were going to hit up a casino,
so I could spin a wheel of prizes. Things fell through, because of work... oh wel;, still have a great time on my B-Day!
What was supposed to be a small, low-key B-Day din din turned out to be a larger 9 party dinner @ J Alexanders...
Mmmmmm. We all had a good time, too bad they had to split the tables up. Everybody had a good time and we all
walked away stuffed. Becka did make me wear "Birthday Boy" pin.. that was fun.

Fun-SideNote: Someone at work got me a cake... Mmmmm Good stuff and a HUGE surprise! Becka and I attacked it!

It's almost time for my mid-life crisis.. YES! can't wait

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


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Melinda Bridal Shower

Don't get the wrong impression from the pictures... this was definitely a Girl's Only Bridal Shower... plus Kelvin. Winking Tasty
food, pretty decorations, cake, prizes, and presents for the Bride. It was fun!!

-Becka ^^


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Chinese New Year Dinner (part2 of 2)

Lost of Family + Lots of food = Yay! Second Chinese New Year dinner. This is the post Chinese New Year dinner. Part 1 was the pre Chinese New Year Dinner. We had tons of food... more than last time. Man, I'm getting good at packin up my stuff and setting up a temporary work center. I grabbed a mahjong table and set up shop. I gave one more crack at gettin the panorama of the dinner table, and this time it turned out better. The 2nd and 3rd image matched up. The 1st and 2nd not so much...oh well.

enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)


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Dartmouth Part Deux

Back to Dartmouth. They liked what they saw last time, so we've come back to install a beta unit at their hospital. The trip
was fun, exciting, and breath taking. Literally, Ross and I were winded even before we got to Dartmouth. The quick
itinerary of our travels to Dartmouth:
2:30 - Leave Codonics for airport.
3:00 to 6:10 - Wait for SUPER-DELAYED plane and pray we make our connection in Baltimore.
6:15 - Herded like cattle in to SouthWest airplane
8:10 - Land in Baltimore and sprint to next concourse.
8:12 - Catch 2nd flight to Manchester, NH
9:35 - Land in Manchester and kiss the ground.... yeah we flew through a nasty storm while landing.
10:00 to 11:30 - Get rent-a-van and drive north to Dartmouth.
Total Travel Time: 9 hours.

Yeah that was fun. Eh... we made it to the hotel, so it's all good. The demo went super smooth. I can't really say too much
about it, but it was a GREAT SUCCESS to say the least. On our last day we did bring in some Dunkin' Donuts Winking The trip
back was pretty uneventful, which was good. I've got a lot of work this weekend.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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Mini-Update: Home and Garden Album and Chinese New Year Concert

Darthmouth trip isn't going to stop the digidreamerz update streak. Yay! Bill hooked me up with his pics.

Enjoy
-Grrvin (^_^)

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Yes this is one day earlier. We needed to celebrate tonight. I am flying to New Hampshire tomorrow afternoon. Oh well,
at least there's less traffic going to dinner not on Valentine's Day. We had sushi @ DaiShin... Mmmmm. Then went home
for presents and for me to work/pack for my flight tomorrow. Becka got a super-cool Optimus Prime card with monkey
stickers, a couple Snoopy Valentine's Day books, and special t-shirts. What's sooo special about these t-shirts you might
ask. Well they are cool nerdy t-shirts, that have your old school Zelda health bar hearts on the front of them. Now the real
magic happens when you bring them close together(~2meters) the each health bar increments from 2 and a half hearts to
a full 6 hearts. It's really cool! Will need to rock them one night... perhaps next time we go bowling Winking We will definitely rock
them tomorrow. The people @ Codonics will be blow away HAHAHAAA. Becka made me a cool Tom Tom card and I got
a Choco Cat tea cup, Stitch pen, and a heart monster.

Smooch! Smooch! Happy Valentine's Day!
-Garvin (^_^) xoxo

p.s. enjoy the cool dry easer board art I left @ Codonics.
p.p.s. Mad props to thinkgeek.com for the shirts and transmitter packs


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Home and Garden Show

The Home and Garden Show was super fun today. We did a lot of walking today. The CTS was fully packed with Mama
Lutz, Alicia, Bill, Becka and me. Thank goodness I had comfy shoes on today. We did a whole lotta walking. There was
a lot of things to see and do. Becka and Alicia had a good time hanging out at the playground. I did get to drop some
knowledge about journey earrings. Who knew no one knew what they were and represented. Haggling with the diamond
ladies was interesting, I had to play the Cash-only card, which tipped the scales in our favor Winking . The show's theme was
"Bella Italia - A Tribute to Italy", soooo keeping with the theme we ate at Macaroni Grille. Yep. Yesterday was Chinese
day and today was Italian, definitely a Multi-Cultural weekend.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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Chinese New Year Concert

Happy New Year! Again. Yes yes I know Chinese New Year was on Thursday, but today was the day the entire Chinese
school celebrated it. As of last week there were more than +900 people coming to the show, that's not even including the
+400 kids that are part of the school. Needless to say this would be the LARGEST group we have done anything in front
of ::GULP!::. It was cool to see what all the other classes were up to. It was hard to follow most of the show, because they
cut out the English translation parts to save time. Watching little kids mess up and running kept it fun. Our performance
went pretty smoothly, considering we had a technical glitch.

Keeping things Chinese, we headed over to Ho-Wah for din din. Yes... of course dinner wouldn't be complete unless we
hustled it over to Mally's for dessert. The good thing about trekking back to Olmsted was that it gave me time to digest.
Man was I stuffed. No worries I made sure to take a lot of pictures and movies.

Enjoy.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Will update with Bill's pic when I get them.


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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! Yay for the year of the Rat!
-Garvin (^_^)

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Mini-Update: Holiday Valley

Wahoo got the last pics from Bill to complete the "Holiday Valley" Album. I especially like the pics of the guy from the lost and found Winking

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

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Chinese New Year Dinner (part1 of 2)

Ugg too full to sleep.

Oh boy am I stuffed! As usual, we didn't eat dinner until really late @ night (need to wait for Dad and Uncle to get off work).
What didn't help things was I ate lunch super early today, before a meeting. I was dying to eat @ 6, but dinner wasn't until
9-ish. The way I got around the hunger pains was just to take a nap when I got home-home (Mama's house)... and wait for
someone to wake me up when it was time to chow down.

Some background info: This dinner is really the pre New Year dinner. You're supposed to have one before the New Year
and one after.

Tonight's Dinner Menu:
+ Shark Fin Soup
+ Steamed Chicken
+ White Rice (Of course)
+ Lettuce Wraps
+ Fried Shrimp with a Cream Sauce
+ Pig's Feet
+ Crunchy Skin Pork
+ Abalone
+ Lobster
+ Talapia (It's a kind of a fish)
+ Seaweed Soup

I tried to make a little panorama of the aftermath with all the food. It kinda-almost-sorta worked.

Ug... time to roll my fat butt to bed... enjoy the pics and panorama.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. The second dinner will be on Feb. 16th, so look for the album to be updated around then.

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New Albums

Updated Digidreamerz with 2 new albums. One "House" Album for the year, located @ 2k8_Photo_Album -> House and a
new February one to start collecting new pics.

enjoy
-Grrvin (^_^)
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Congratulations it's a new...

Wahoo! It's time to welcome someone new to the family... Alicia's new 46inch Sony XBR! It's new and shiny (@_@)

Can't wait to watch movies on it and bask in all it's bright glory.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. I heart blogger.com That's how I wrote this post.

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Holiday Valley: Lots of twists and turns

Yeah... Definitely a fun filled-emotional-roller coaster ride... and that wasn't even the skiing parts. Bill and I hit the road
around 10am this morning. We made sure to fill our bellies with Mcdonalds goodness. Mmmmm toasty hash browns.
Yum! The first "Twist and Turn" was when we blew past our exit for route 86 and proceeded on 90 until we reached New
York. Luckily, Bill whipped out his Q and rerouted us, so we wouldn't have to backtrack all the way. Yes... so if you are
keeping score right now we went from PA to NY back to PA and back into NY a different way. Just when we thought
everything as smooth sailing, about a couple hours into skiing I realized I didn't have the car keys anymore. Yeah...
No Car Keys + 3.5 hours away from home = SCAMBLE-PANIC-MODE. Once again Lady luck (casino reference... to be
explained later) was on our side, someone had found the keys on a hill and had just returned them. I was soooo ecstatic
that they had the keys and we were able to go home.

Ok now that the drama part is outta the way I can talk about fun stuff that doesn't require SCAMBLE-PANIC-MODE (I get to
do that at Codonics enough hahahaa jk). Anywho Holiday Valley was great. The weather turned out to be pretty mild, so
just went with the Under Armor and the Beckham jersey. The powder was nice and soft, good far carving out nice turns.
There were a few icy patches, but no big falls... we still have all of our fingers. I did manage to get in a tree slaloming
run in one of the glades. It was a little rough, there were a lot of roots poking out, so it was like skiing and bumpy ice. I was
able to get it all out of my system until next time Winking Mardi Gras was as good as I remembered it. Nice, long, and fast. I
noticed they've upgraded their lifts too. In celebration for finding the keys... and to rest out tired old legs, I treated my self to
a waffle at the Waffle Cabin... Yum! The scenic runs always make it worth the trip up to NY. Holiday Valley was fun to ski
and it's still my #2 on my top Ski Places list.

On a sidenote, I resisted the urge to stop off at the casino on the way back. Apparently, they built a brand-spankin-new-shiny
Casino in Seneca. And we all know how i like the shiny stuff hahahaa. Oh well next time when we have more family there
we'll stop and put 20 on red.

Ug... goin feel old in the morning.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. More fun ski pics to come as soon as Bill hooks me up. Yes.. Bill got a pic of the guy at the lost and found Winking


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Chinese School files

The Chinese school files are ready to be downloaded in the Theater section.

enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)
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Chinese School American Idol (@_@)

LOL! We made it to the big show. Today we had to do our Chinese Animal song for some people. Those people would
then determine if we were good enough to perform for Chinese New Year in front of the entire school (+400 kids).
Everything went off without a hitch.... excluding we were missing the dragon and the dog, but we improvised and everything
worked out. We did feel old when we were too old to go to the "Teen Party" hahaa. We'll need to have a "Middle-Aged
Party" for all the adults Winking

Chinese New Year Party Info:
When: 02-09-2008 3:00pm
Where: Solon High School
Admission; $3 kids

Word on the street is that there'll be chicken nuggets... SCORE!
-Garvin (^_^)

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Happy Birthday Alicia!!!

Birthdays are fun and filling. As usual, we ate a lot and there were a lot of treats. Ok... where to start? Well the theme was the letter 'M', which stemmed from a convo Alicia and Becka had a while ago. Obviously Malley's was a MUST. Becka and I decorated the night before with pink streamers and a happy birthday banner. We had dinner @ Macaroni Grille, where they gave us a huge Birthday Brownie and sang Happy Birthday in Italian. Then off to Malley's to continue eating more desserts. Sidenote: They had the B-team on staff that night. Oh well the ice cream was still good. The Movie for the night was "My Mad Greek Wedding". But! What! There's More! More what? More Dessert. To top it all off we had a My little Pony chocolate ice cream cake. Wow what a night of desserts and presents.

Enjoy the pics... Happy Birthday Alicia.
-Garvin (^_^)



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FamilyBlog_beta roll out

As promised in the "2k8 Album open for business!" blog entry, I want to begin to roll out interactive elements to
digidreamerz, so that everybody can contribute. As you might have noticed on the sidebar, I've rolled out a
"FamliyBlog_beta" section. This is a family blog where everybody can contribute via Blogger.com. I'll email instructions
when I get some more flight time on it. Down the road, I want to swap the main blog with the FamilyBlog.

Happy Blogging
-Grrvin (^_^)


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Mini-Update: Chinese Hat Album

Man! It's been forever since I've done a "Mini-Update".

Bill lucked out with the snake hat. He just wrapped it around his head and called it a day. Definitely less work
than the Piggy and Chicken hat Winking

Yay! for keepin the site updated.
-Grrvin (^_^)

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Chinese-Animal-Hat-Night!

Nothing like the night before our Chinese animal hats are due to start them Winking hehehee It's just like college all over again.
We are learning an animal song to sing for Chinese New Year, but an added twist is that we make/wear a hat with one of
12 animals from the Chinese zodiac. I got the chicken. Becka needs to make a pig hat. Bill needs to make a snake hat.
The chicken hat came together pretty easily. Bill's idea to use the hard felt worked out Great! We took a shortcut with
Becka's hat and bought a stuffed pig at ToysRUs.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Will up date the album with Bill's snake hat tomorrow... need to remember the camera Winking


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Leah Back to school (Y_Y)

All winter breaks come to an end. Leah starts school tomorrow soooo you know what that means...
Rochester Road Trip! Nothing like a round trip to Rochester on Sunday Winking Man after packin up everything
in the CTS we barely had enough room for all three of us. hehehee The trip was fun. The only speed bump
we hit was that Leah forgot her dorm keys in Ohio Sad. Oh well... we still got in her room any who. Surprisingly,
there weren't that many cars out today. We had enough time to pick up Leah's room, and go to the grocery
store.

Enjoy the pics
-Garvin (^_^)

REM: Send Leah her dorm keys.

p.s. Oh yeah... you'll notice this blog entry wasn't done a month after the fact Winking We'll see how long I can keep
this New Year's Resolution.


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SUPER-UPDATE-ZILLA!

Starting the new year off right... with a huge update to the site hahaha.

Albums Added:
+ (2k7) Family Winter Break
+ (2k7) Merry Christmas
+ (2k7) 5th BAOMTALOFEOTY
+ (2k7) New Years Eve
+ (2k7) Codonics
+ (2k8) Cavs Floor Seats
+ (2k8) Dartmouth Trip
+ (2k8) Codonics

I've also added Leah to the "XBox 360 Live Stats" page.

Enjoy
-Garvin (^_^)

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Dartmouth Trip

Alan and flew up to Dartmouth for the day to do some alpha testing on our new product. Dartmouth is a very
important site for us. It renowned for being a very good teaching hospital. Can't really talk about the demo
too much, but everything went very well... even more than what we expected. Where is Dartmouth you ask?
It is in Lebenon, New Hampshire. We flew into Manchester and drove north for an hour and some change.
New Hampshire is a beautiful state. Will need to go back and vacay there one time.

Enjoy the pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. The hotel was real nice too.
p.p.s. Yes, I brought maple syrup back for Leah and Becka

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Best Seats EVER for a Cavs game.

Ok so Becka's Aunt SCORED THE BEST SEATS POSSIBLE for the Cavs vs. Sonics game. We sat ON the
court right. Did you hear me "ON" the court. It was our seats and then the court.. Nobody in front of us but
just the players. No Nosebleed seats this time. It was sooooo COOL! I couldn't even guess how much
these would cost (prolly 4 figures). You could hear Lebron talkin to all the players. All the players are larger
than life. They just tower over everybody. One thing that caught me off guard, was that I expected more
trash talking. I wish I remembered to bring my camera. Thank goodness Leah brought her's. They had a
special lounge (Mercedes-Benz Platinum Lounge) for all the people who had floor seats and a personal
waitress to get you food during the game... Yeah WOW! The morning after, we got to watch ourselves on
ESPN SportCenter. Since we were on the floor all the highlights had us in them Winking. That was weird to watch
us hehee.

Enjoy pics.
-Garvin (^_^)

p.s. Yes I was tempted to tap Lebron on the back and say hi... but I resisted.
p.p.s. Usher wasn't there. Sad

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2k8 Album open for business!

Wahoo! New Year = New 2k Album.

Digidreamerz New Years Resolutions:
+ Updates sooner
+ New interactive features (still tryin to figure out just what that means Winking)
+ Finally getting around to updating all the old albums

Can't wait to post more pics.
-Grrvin (^_^)
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