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Life

We were up early this morning for my middle daughter’s CalSouth State Cup round of 32 game. The drive to Irvine, CA took an hour and forty two minutes. Loads of traffic near the end of the 104 mile drive.

The game itself was a great match. Lots of hard play and neither team gave an inch. A total of 6 yellow cards were thrown and lots of passion was shown by both squads. My daughter plays a central defender position and she was a rock. She handles the D like a champ.

The game ended 1-1 and went to PKs. Unfortunately they lost 3-2. I’m still proud of the Aztecs 02 girls for giving it their all.

After the game we headed to Newport Beach. I’ve never taken the family to the coast in the area of SoCal. I was last over here in 1991. I lost my car keys at The Wedge back then and handed come back. It was a great time relaxing in the warm air and just doing nothing. My wife requested I put on some reggae. After a few songs I completely dozed off and fell asleep in my chair! It wasn’t the chill vibe that pushed me over. It was waking up at 5:30am and then driving over 100 miles. Life is a workout some days.

Life is good. Hi-5!

Annoyance and happiness

Going through space on this wet rotating rock I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and talking to many people from different countries and cultures. I’ve worked with religious and non-religious people, haters, lovers, and people that I wouldn’t want to ever see again. I’m sure this is normal and I am not alone. The shared humanity that we experience should accommodate everyone regardless of their origin or views. Thousands of years of war and conflict shows us that we do indeed have differing views but we’re all together on earth sharing the resources and trying to find something good to eat. Scanning the digital landscape of privacy and data getting tossed around by marketers I’m pretty sure we’ve crossed the void into a new era of hyper-targeted advertising that’s swayed generations of people into smaller, tighter tribes that are having a negative effect on society. People are clutching their ideas so tightly they’re missing the other side’s opinions, and often missing the facts. The next year will be a revolutionary turn in the USA’s history. The youth are rising up and change is coming. Hang on tight!

Californication

Chillin’ under the palm trees drinking a Lagunitas IPA at a youth soccer tournament. Living life!!!

So long Facebook

I’m done with Facebook. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal was enough. Follow me here or Twitter. Stay tuned.

Earth

Eats

This is by far one of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard on food and the science behind eating. Download this now and wake up!
Rich Roll Podcast – Ray Cronise & Julieanna Hever

#plantbased

An epic science stunt

The best tweet ever!


#falconheavy

Food

I’ve discovered an excellent vegan restaurant in Huntington Beach, CA. Vegan Nirvana has a great Yelp rating an my taste buds give it a 5! I tried the Ultimate Liberation which is their unique name for “fish” tacos. I had my daughter call in my order while we were driving around the area. There were 4 tasty tacos in the to-go box. I asked for some hot sauce and the pleasant lady at the counter went towards the kitchen and returned with Sriracha. That’s awesome! Overall the food was very good and 4 tacos were just the right size for my pig-like appetite. 5 Stars!

Cookies

I made a batch of chunky chocolate cookies. 90% cacao, banging!

Rain

It’s cliche AF to say it in SoCal but it finally rained. A storm is dumping on us until tomorrow. I hope we get some snow. That always makes things interesting here in the AV.

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