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Taste of San Diego, 9/2006
At the yummalicious Dussini in the Gaslamp.




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[::..Audiobooks..::]
11/07/2006
7 ~ The Innocent Man,
John Grisham
09/30/2006
8 ~ The Lovely Bones,
Alice Seebold
09/26/2006
6.5 ~ Rage,
Jonathan Kellerman
09/22/2006
8 ~ Girls in Pants,
Ann Brashares
09/15/2006
9 ~ Twelve Sharp,
Janet Evanovich
09/06/2006
7 ~ The Icon,
Neil Olson
08/20/2006
10 ~ Daughter of Fortune,
Isabel Allende
04/15/2005 7.5 ~ Envy,
Sandra Brown
04/12/2005
7.5 ~ The Crush,
Sandra Brown
04/13/2005
6.5 ~ The Conspiracy Club,
Jonathan Kellerman
03/08/2005
4 ~ Double Homicide,
The Kellermans
01/26/2005
5 ~ Courting Trouble,
L Scottoline
01/25/2005
1 ~ Full House,
J Evanovich
12/02/2004
10 ~ Small Town,
L Block
12/02/2004
3 ~ Darkly Dreaming Dexter,
J Lindsay
11/08/2004
5 ~ Cold Case,
S White
11/08/2004
8 ~ Four to Score,
J Evanovich
09/27/2004
9 ~ The Last Juror,
J Grisham
09/09/2004
0 ~ The Taking,
D Koontz
09/02/2004
7 ~ The Last Girls,
L Smith
08/31/2004
7 ~ Brave New World,
A Huxley
08/31/2004
4 ~ The Virgin Blue,
T Chevalier
08/31/2004
7 ~ Therapy,
J Kellerman
08/12/2004
3 ~ Good Faith,
J Smiley
08/12/2004
8 ~ The Survivor's Club,
L Gardner
06/29/2004
6.5 ~ The Second Summer of the Sisterhood,
A Brashares
06/29/2004
7 ~ Portrait in Sepia,
I Allende
03/29/2004
6.5 ~ Thr3E,
T Dekker
03/22/2004
6.5 ~ Blue Highways,
W Least Heat Moon
03/05/2004
8.5 ~ The Face,
D Koontz
03/05/2004
6.5 ~ Eyre Affair,
J Fforde
01/12/2004
8 ~ The Murder Book,
J Kellerman
01/12/2004
7 ~ A Cold Heart,
J Kellerman
01/02/2004
7 ~ Ambush at Fort Bragg,
T Wolfe
12/12/2004
5 ~ The Beach House,
J Patterson
12/12/2003
10 ~ The Bonfire of the Vanities,
T Wolfe
11/12/2003
10 ~ To Kill A Mockingbird,
H Lee
11/04/2003
6 ~ The Brethren
J Grisham
11/03/2003
5 ~ Hemlock Bay,
C Coulter
10/21/2003
8.5 ~ Jonathan Livingston Seagull,
R Bach
10/21/2003
6 ~ The Old Curiosity Shop,
C Dickens
10/14/2003
7.5 ~ The Sisterhood..
Traveling Pants,
A Brashares
10/01/2003
1 ~ Isle of Dogs,
P Cornwell
10/01/2003
9 ~ The All True Travels...Lidie Newton,
J Smiley
[::..Movie Grades..::]
10/2006
5 ~ Crash
09/2006
9 ~ Rent
09/2006
7.5 ~ Little Miss Sunshine
08/2006
10 ~ Talladega Nights
07/2006
9 ~ Cars
12/02/2004
0 ~ The Grudge
12/02/2004
7 ~ The Incredibles
12/02/2004
4 ~ Ray
12/02/2004
8.5 ~ National Treasure
12/01/2003
7.5 ~ Timeline
12/01/2003
4 ~ Haunted Mansion
11/03/2003
2 ~ The Hulk
10/12/2003
7 ~ Kill Bill, Part One
07/08/2003
7 ~ Terminator 3
07/08/2003
6.5 ~ Bruce Almighty
06/03/2003
6.5 ~ Amelie
06/03/2003
8.5 ~ The Italian Job
06/10/2003
6.5 ~ Matrix Reloaded
04/29/2003
6.5 ~ Identity
04/29/2003
6.5 ~ Anger Management
04/01/2003
6.5 ~ Dreamcatcher
03/25/2003
4 ~ The Banger Sisters
03/18/2003
4 ~ Bringing Down the House
03/18/2003
6 ~ Tears of the Sun
02/25/2003
5 ~ Daredevil
02/09/2003
7 ~ How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
01/24/2003
8 ~ Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
01/10/2003
2 ~ Mr. Deeds
01/10/2003
5.5 ~ Lord of the Rings: TTT
01/10/2003
7 ~ Star Trek: Nemesis
11/12/2002
1 ~ The Transporter
10/29/2002
6 ~ One Hour Photo
09/04/2002
6 ~ Goldmember
08/27/2002
8.5 ~ Signs
08/13/2002
6.5 ~ Bloodwork
08/13/2002
5.5 ~ Vanilla Sky
08/13/2002
5.5 ~ Monster's Ball
08/7/2002
7.5 ~ Interstate 60
08/7/2002
7.5 ~ Escape From New York
08/7/2002
4.5 ~ Elvira's Haunted Hills
07/30/2002
4 ~ K19
07/17/2002
6 ~ The Bourne Identity
07/17/2002
5 ~ Halloween (8?)
07/8/2002
7 ~ Men In Black 2
06/25/2002
8 ~ Minority Report
06/18/2002
6 ~ Scooby Doo
06/11/2002
4 ~ Undercover Brother
06/11/2002
7 ~ The Sum of All Fears
05/28/2002
8 ~ Insomnia
05/21/2002
7 ~ Star Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones
05/14/2002
9 ~ Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
05/14/2002
4 ~ Snow Dogs
05/14/2002
1 ~ Gosford Park
05/06/2002
6 ~ Spiderman
05/06/2002
6 ~ Jason X
04/30/02
3.5 ~ Murder by Numbers
04/16/02
7 ~ Panic Room
04/09/02
7 ~ Van Wilder
03/26/02
5 ~ Ice Age
03/12/02
4.5 ~ The Time Machine
03/05/02
2 ~ We Were Soldiers
02/28/02
7.5 ~ Blackhawk Down
02/19/02
7 ~ A Beautiful Mind
02/19/02
5 ~ Hart's War
02/12/02
4 ~ Collateral Damage
02/12/02
2 ~ Mothman Prophecies
02/12/02
7 ~ I Am Sam

:: Thursday, June 22, 2006 ::

Audio Update

Wow, it has been SOOOOOOOOOOO long since I have made any comments about the books I've been listening to... looks like over a YEAR! What a shame, because I've listened to some really good ones.

Most recently I listened to The Kite Runner. I can't even describe to you how good this book is. I really didn't have much interest in it from reading the description, but I knew that it was a current bestseller and a popular read. In my local library they have this program called One City, One Book where they make a bunch of copies of a book available and try to get as many people as possible to read the book. The Kite Runner was the book for the last several months. When I saw they had it in audio, I picked it up without much excitement. Wow, was I in for a surprise.

The story is about two Afghan boys, one wealthy and the other his servant, who grow up together. I'm so not going to tell you what happens, but this story is really amazing. I dont' want to lead you astray, this book is very emotional and has many very sad parts. It deals with the struggles that have faced Afghanistan as well as the struggles that face the chracters in the story. It was very educational for me as far as learning about Afghanistan and the Taliban and such as I pretty much turn a deaf ear to all of the news of the world these days. But the writing was so good, the story so intense, and the emotions it inspired in me had me in tears on numerous occasions.

I really loved the book and totally recommend it to anyone, but you might want to keep tissues near!

Another story I listened to just recently was a sort of prequel to Portrait in Sepia, called Daughter of Fortune, by Isabel Allende. This was a type of "saga", spanning half a lifetime of a young chilean woman, but also encompassing the lives of the people around her.

It's not just about Eliza, the Chilean girl who chases her lover to California during the Gold Rush, but also of the family who adopted her as a baby and who are "proper" English people, but living in Chile. It's also about the multi-naitonal people who she comes in contact with and who have an impact throughout her life. It's the story of how she "comes of age" so to speak, becoming an independent woman in California in an age where women were either proper ladies or prostitutes. It's really a gripping story full of love, sex, excitement, danger, etc. Another one that I highly recommend.

:: Jenn 12:59 PM [+]

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:: Saturday, June 17, 2006 ::
I'm Alive

I just haven't had much to say. We've been so busy the last couple of months. I guess that should give me lots to say, huh? haha Today we went down to the Gaslamp to participate in the Taste of the Gaslamp, where we walked around getting food samples for different restaurants in the Gaslamp quarter. It was delish and we are stuffed. We couldn't even get samples at all of the places because we got too full. We saw some reallllly neato-skeeto places, though! If you are coming down to San Diego and want cool places for dining, drinks, etc, I HIGHLY recommend checking out: Stingaree and Belo (for all of the above), Mr. Tiki Mai Tai Lounge, Dakota grill & Dussini (for dinner and drinks), and House of Blues for food drinks and live music. Really everything down there is fantastic, but we were SO impressed with Stingaree and I'm dying to go back to Dussini to get my Mojito on. Heh

Hey, where is the damned June Gloom?!? I have so much to do and it is so freaking hot that I can't get real motivated, so my house is thrashed. Do I care? Hm. Not terribly.

Oh, we did Magic Mountain on Thursday with some friends from out of town so Mr. San Diego got to use his anniversary gift sooner than expected. I got him MM tickets. Now I think I'm going to play some Sherlock and maybe watch a movie on the tube... Did I mention I was lazy?

:: Jenn 5:08 PM [+]

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