July 2007 Archives

Shopping

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Inventory, originally uploaded by Nigel Stewart.

So I haven't bought new shoes or jeans for a couple years now. I'm just a cheap reprobate.

Until today. For now.

I couldn't abide my tattered Adidas Dragons anymore so I went out into the hipster cred world of Abbot Kinney and Main Street. Hit up Waraku (failure - see Flickr page above), DNA, Undefeated, American Apparel and ZJ's Boarding House.

Feels like a New Year. Bought skinny briefs for the first time in over a decade instead of boxer briefs. Damn you, Dov Charney!

Chez Gilbert's

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Chez Gilbert's, originally uploaded by Nigel Stewart.

My summer is over. Tomorrow I go back to work for the Fall television season on Two and a Half Men. It's our fifth year and I think it's gonna be a great one.

Our camera crew picked up another show called The Big Bang Theory which we'll be shooting next door at Warner Brothers. I loved doing the pilot and we can all just hope it does well.

Hasta!

Sticker versus Hang Tag

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I had a conundrum the other day. Hang tag or sticker? But I don't like the sticker - it's ugly. I'll forget to put the hang tag on and get a 47 dollar ticket. Damn you, street cleaning!

I went with the sticker.

On a heavier note, our sewer line backed up. Yum! Guy was reminded of Rio. Eddie the Rescue Rooter kid was trying to get us to bump up to a camera inspection but we had none of it. We'll rent a rooter ourselves and dig until we don't see masses of clumped roots at the end of the barb. Oof that was a nasty afternoon. Homeowning is fun!

Boycott Nike Now (updated)

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From the site:

On July 17, 2007, Atlanta Falcons player Michael Vick was indicted in Virginia on charges involving animal fighting.

But Vick not only fought dogs, he tortured them.

According to the criminal indictment against Vick, in 2001 Vick created the so-called "Bad Newz Kennels" where he housed, trained and fought pit bulls.

Vick personally participated in the killing of at least eight dogs, who were not considered good enough fighters, by methods including "hanging, drowning and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground."

When authorities raided Vick's Virginia house, they found, among other things, 66 dogs (mostly pit bulls), a dog-fighting pit, bloodstained carpets and equipment commonly associated with dogfighting.

Vick faces up to 5 years in jail if convicted.

Nike has had an endorsement deal with Vick since he joined the NFL in 2001, and the company has declared that it is not going to suspend that contract. Nike has also said it has no plans to pull merchandise bearing Vick's name from store shelves. Please join us in signing a petition pledging not to not buy any Nike products until Vick's contract with Nike has been terminated.

Sign the petition now by clicking here. Just do it.

Hat tip to Caybird for passing this on.

UPDATE: Nike suspended his contract this past weekend. Should I unpublish this entry? I won't just because what Vick did needs to be remembered.

Malibu Pier @ Night

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Malibu Pier @ Night, originally uploaded by Nigel Stewart.

Thank ya, thank ya very much

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IMG_0685.jpg, originally uploaded by kennybgoofy.

Cay and I paddled out at the Sunset break in Pacific Palisades, CA for the 5th Annual Doo Dah Surf.

I was Elvis this year (one of two - the other guy lost his glasses on his first wave) and Cay was Nacho K sporting a Lucha Libre mask. I'm sure some more media will be published online and when it comes up I'll share the links here.

Looking forward to next year!

Twitter Test

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I haven't made it public to my blog readers until now but the fact is I did indeed buy an iPhone.

I kept telling people before its launch that I would be one of those people who was going to wait for version two before buying but fortune's fate intervened.

Two weeks ago Cay and I were meeting friends (Scottie and Viechel) at the Broadway Deli here in Santa Monica. Cay and I were a little early so we decided to have a drink at the bar. I sat down next to a guy who was reading the NYT and he had an iPhone sitting out in front of him. At first I complemented him on his reading choice and we talked about the print journalism industry for a few minutes. Eventually I gushed over his phone and I told him not to feel obligated to show it to me but he turned out to be more than happy to walk me through its features.

This man (Jim Goodman) was kind enough to let me handle it and I learned very quickly how incredible the iPhone turned out to be. He gave a great introduction to its apps and I was blown away. The UI was unlike anything I've ever experienced before. It's as if owning an iPod has been training me up for this. Immediately after lunch I went out and bought an 8 gigger at the Apple Store down the block. Smack!

I'll have some more thoughts on the phone later and some glamour pics as well. For now I'll just say I'm so fuggin happy to have one and I look forward to share my experience with others.

This post began as a Twitter Test but the iPhone story had to be told in order for this to make any kind of sense.

Twitter is a tiny little social web tool that allows me to do mini update posts to an account where friends and family can read what I'm up to and I can check out their entries, too. (If anyone else is a twitter user, my profile name is nigelstewart - add me) I'm hoping to update my twitter account with my iPhone just for yucks. I've likened it to an online Samuel Pepys diary for all the world to see - instantly.

Here's the embed test, finally:

    Drama!

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    Me and my Parental Units

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    monina, nige, pops, originally uploaded by The Cay.

    Cay shot the above @ my ma's new digs in Tampa, Florida last month.

    My dad's shirt is wet from swimming. See Cay's pics in her photostream for more family fun.

    Mid-July Diggs and Del.icio.us

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    Yes I'm doing yet another lazy blog post. What else can I do during these dog days of summer? Enjoy.

    My latest diggs:



    Back from The South

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    we put up those walls!, originally uploaded by The Cay.

    Cay and I spent three weeks traveling from New Orleans to Key West.

    We put 2300 miles on a rental car and had the time of our lives. The highlight of our trip was volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans from June 15 until June 22.

    Cay has posted almost 300 pics from New Orleans on her Flickr site and the set can be found here.

    I hope to put up some film pics of my own after scanning and writing about our adventures here on the org sometime in the coming weeks.

    It's good to be home!

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