Griffith Park

 

I’ve been to Griffith Observatory many times, but I hadn’t known about the park section.  Turns out there’s some activities there for the tykes starting with the horsey rides.  Ellis loves riding carousels, and it’s about time she got to try out a real horse.  This place is perfect because 1) she gets to ride a real damn horse 2) the saddle and straps work very well to keep her safe 3) tons of other kids there to share the fun with.

 

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The horses come in three “speeds”: slow, medium and fast.  You have to chose slow if you’re under three.  And, the slow horses “run” in the inside lane while the faster horses run in the outside lane.

 

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Ellis was lucky today.  Right next to the horses is her next favorite thing in the word, trains.

 

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As we took our leave, we meet two miniature horses who are responsible for towing a miniature chuck wagon.

 

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On the other side of Griffith Park, there’s this historical carousel.  Oh, might as well.

 

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We went to Korea Town for dinner after Griffith Park.  After dinner, we walked around the plaza to do some shopping.  Ellis had her fill of jia jian mien and even some vegie dumplings. Both of these items were somewhat risque as she’s very food picky which we think is resulting in her defecating difficulties.  Ellis actually started to poop after dinner, and we were ecstatic that she did.  Afterwards, we took her back to our SUV to get her diaper changed.  After she’s changed, we went back to the plaza to finish our shopping.  Ellis attempted to hold my hands, but I pulled my hand away and told her that I needed to wash my hands first after wiping her butt.

So, the “butt” of the joke is, after I washed my hands, I attempted to hold Ellis’ hand.  But, she didn’t let me hold her hand for the rest of the night as she thought my hands were dirty.  That ungrateful… = D.

  • Phonow

    Whee! Looks like Ellis and company had an awesome day.

    Was LS okay by herself on the pony? Brave little lady. :)

    i love that pic w/ LS looking back & daddy’s arm around her.
    daddy’s dirty hands. hahahahaha. cool story.

    • dd

      we were worried about that at first but she did very well on the saddle on her own. she sat on the horse stoically but was hopping and skipping after the ride.

      • Phonow

        Ellis must have been thrilled after the ride! I’m so happy for her. Faced something spooky, conquered her fears, and felt the thrill of victory!

        • dd

          she also conquered riding on my shoulders. but she prefers horsey over daddy.

          • Phonow

            all she needs is a bit and stirrups for daddy.

          • dd

            no spurs i am not into 50 shades

          • Phonow

            daddy can be stubborn, spurs will help prod daddy along.

          • dd

            you’re giving ellis bad ideas…

          • Phonow

            that is what aunties are pho.

          • dd

            aunties are for giving ellis fat red envelopes during new years.

          • Phonow

            haha. LS’s college fund.

          • dd

            daddy’s convertible fund

          • Phonow

            ls gets the red envelopes, daddy gets the fat.

          • dd

            daddy gets skinny after he buys a new bike with ellis’ “college fund”

          • Llips don’t lie

            Do you still get any?

          • dd

            tail?

          • Llips don’t lie

            Hah
            Ooh that’s none of my biz
            Meant red envelopes

          • dd

            i did in asia not in us, do you?

          • Llips don’t lie

            They are quite insistent
            Only when they are, do I take it

          • dd

            well i have kid u don’t ( a assume)

          • Phonow

            daddy has way too many plans with ellis’s $. haha

    • Llips don’t lie

      love a guy who isn’t afraid to get down and dirty

      • Phonow

        Only real men can handle changing #2. ;)

        • dd

          i love changing #2. i breath deeeeply when changing #2.

          • Phonow

            haha. if you had a baby boy, it would be a battle zone changing both #1 and #2.

          • dd

            never thought of it that way but yah i can imagine boys would require going around an obstacle.

          • Phonow

            baby boys are able to p^ss on yo face when changing diapers. :)

          • dd

            put it in a holster when changing him…

          • Phonow

            full plastic face guard and north face raincoat. :)

  • Llips don’t lie

    I love the song

    • dd

      alarming similar to fade into you

      • Llips don’t lie

        All jangling guitars moody lyrics

  • Llips don’t lie

    Very sorry for the late reply, phonow.
    I got catch up with what i had to do. ..

    Watched the silverman video twice and each time I tend to agree with sarah more.

    No one is a bad person here

    I find the black lady very ready and confrontational about her “right” to the n-word.
    Yes, I get the historical perspective and her vehemence.

    But after stating that this was the perfect place to talk about race, she wants others to not use it, or rather use it the way she deem “right” is bs.

    I put her and aoki in a somewhat similar category.
    I understand that aoki had to deal with some pretty horrific news in the AA community and his comments are directly colored by that and rightly so.

    But Sarah and the white guys are talking about race in general, and having the right to make a joke(not inciting hate) with racial terms. But Yes, it was a provocative request.

    Sarah did acknowledged the devastation of the hate crime against the Taiwanese teen and agreed with Aoki on it. But aoki refused to see the context in which Sarah used the chink word and seeing it as similar to the hate crime is just plain wrong. Her intent was humor/ entertainment, not murder.

    • dd

      you saw the video posted like 10 blog posts ago? = P

      • Llips don’t lie

        Oh, she bRought this to my attention when she saw your piece on cr

        • dd

          i think aoki is a bad person.

          • Llips don’t lie

            I entertainEd the idea but felt in the end that he had to protect his interest ie finally having what he thinks is a mainstream platform to talk about “Asian issues ”
            His colleagues in Asian media net may also be breathing down his neck

          • dd

            u mean his financial interest?

          • Llips don’t lie

            No, but that he had to act agitated to keep the ” angry Asian ” job
            If he don’t do it someone else was waiting in the wings

          • dd

            then you do mean financial interest

          • Llips don’t lie

            Was there big money forhim?
            In the form of donations? ?
            Don’t think they’ll pay him that much for appearance fees …

          • dd

            his current and future potential income of course

          • Llips don’t lie

            Is he still active?

          • dd

            if you have to ask?

          • Llips don’t lie

            Poor Liang then

          • dd

            he got what he deserves for trying to break the blue code color barrier

            yah i didn’t hear aoki defending liang huh?

          • Llips don’t lie

            Poor chink
            Dammed either way

          • dd

            only aoki still around is devin

    • Phonow

      i felt that aoki’s argument was weak– because the silverman’s statement was not that offensive. i think that the only time media gives asians ample air time is When the argument is weak. When there are genuine hate crimes against asians, media covers it on page 8, and law enforcement does not even classify these incidents as a hate crime.

      i did flinch when silverman made that comment. i also get angry when i see mainstream media treating asians like they are a joke.
      but i can see dd’s point about CR. CR is smart. he knows how to massage the message.

      • Llips don’t lie

        Valid points
        I guess what the whiteys (lol, so convenient. Sorry David spade ) wanted to do was to just protect their jobs and basically say what they want. What whites have always had. With even more groups protesting it’s going to makes their work harder.

        • Phonow

          lol david spade looked sooo uncomfortable sitting there.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Lol
            He can be very funny
            Good friends with rock
            And yes, even today I think he wants that ” right ”

            Good to see them having to be careful of what they say about others
            *social justice, sniff

          • Phonow

            here is a good article on being too PC. it is long, so read it when you have some time.

            http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/

          • dd

            is this the article that explains how fake liberals are silencing liberals who i akin aoki to?

          • Phonow

            it’s the article about how being pc is silencing any type of debate or controversial subject from our campuses.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Written by a white guy I presume

          • Phonow

            Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt– yes, sounds very white to me. haha

          • Llips don’t lie

            Lol

            lwill read it later

          • dd

            yah that’s what i mean to show u

  • Llips don’t lie

    adore the third pic
    gutsy little girl :)

    heart melting smile in train ride with daddy
    daddy’s hair game strong ;-)

    last pic pretty sweet too

    • dd

      she’s a trooper!

  • Llips don’t lie

    One, your account is unlocked
    If you’re comfortable with them finding this site, ignore

    Two, just like in Houston, charlotte is getting a new arena screen
    Wonder if it’s bc they met some criteria set by nba
    More wins better attendance
    Since lin’s been here, all manner of records been broken (same thing in Houston iirc)
    Most notably, beating le bron

    • dd

      not sure why trolls would want to waste their time here. = D

  • Llips don’t lie

    Read a psychological fact
    You have to have 8 positive comments to nullify even 1 negative one
    Hence the flood of swill at the old turf

    • dd

      is that the word of mouth marketing tenet?

      • Llips don’t lie

        Huh? Lol
        Isubscribe to a psychological website

        • dd

          one customer’s bad word of mouth is as powerful as 10 good ones or something like that

    • Phonow

      Is English not your first language? Can you speak Chinese? I can try
      explain in chinese if that makes it easier (though my Chinese is rusty)

      LOL

      • dd

        where do you watch games at?

        • Phonow

          i used to use rawstrreams– but “they” got rid of it. nowadays, i just follow comments on jl,net.

          • dd

            ditto. ballstreams gone. good thing i didn’t subscribe this year.

          • Phonow

            rawstream was a freebie– but high quality– and no ads.

            i tried the other freebie streams– but probably full of viruses.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Neither did I
            Gave it all up
            Its like 5 games a year where it’s worth watching

        • Phonow

          forgot to mention. if you want to look at old full game videos, this guy posts games.
          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvm4YkcxS9DjdAYA-8drgg/feed

        • Phonow

          lol. looks like you chased sws back to portal. good job.

          • dd

            she’s back but no longer trollish

          • Phonow

            you beat it out of her. haha

          • dd

            gotta thank her and usmarine to keep me entertained while i am editing photos.

          • Phonow

            don’t forget little luigi.

          • dd

            he only entertained me for 4 mins.

          • Llips don’t lie

            What’s your take on bd?

          • dd

            i didn’t pay too much attention to him but he’s similar to luigi in that they are both very very angry for some reasons.

          • Phonow

            wasn’t bd a mellow lin fan a long time ago? i may be wrong.

            he is like colin– lin fan who dropped out.

          • dd

            dunno i actually only know of him like 2 days ago. luigi is my first time today

          • dd

            come to think of it, metal was rather melow too. what did you do to him llips?

          • Llips don’t lie

            Nothing
            You can check out his twitter at solidz74 iirc

            Can’t believe he’ll just leave like this and not talk about his true love, lin

            Actually I’ll say he’s lin’s biggest fan
            Spend whole lot of cash

            On 2nd thoughts lin’s biggest fans are those Taiwanese ladies who follow him city to city
            Blowing off their savings
            Well, at least they’re blowing something
            Lollll
            I’m evil

          • dd

            i thought u got him wrapped around ur finger. i think i checked something of his long ago i forgot whehter it was twitter. he seem to have a lady and a kid.

          • Llips don’t lie

            White, I presume?

          • dd

            she looked se asian

          • Llips don’t lie

            He looks very fair skinned
            Likes selfies too
            Bit metro

          • dd

            he NEEDS his shades.

          • Phonow

            metal was solidz? & what ever happened to lionho & bb mt?

          • dd

            i doubt bb is solidz. bb is more suave.

          • Phonow

            bb disappeared from the site. haven’t seen him for weeks.

          • dd

            i take credit for that. actually i drove him away multiple times before but he keeps coming back. he actually reminds me a lot of usmarine so wouldn’t be surprised if they are he same

          • Phonow

            and you’re the reason why meta was banned. too bad he dragged you down with him.

          • dd

            actually kh did.

          • Phonow

            iirc, the three of you were tangling. mod stepped in. kh “yielded” to mod. and you and meta were banned.

          • dd

            yah he played the stepford wife just in time.

          • Phonow

            haha. i love that about kh. such a kiss ass.

          • dd

            what’s that clinton phrase? bring them to heel?

          • Phonow

            ouuu kh would just love to be brought to “heel”

          • dd

            he reminds me of the waiter in those 70′s kung fu movie. u know the one with the towel and rag hat.

            店小二

          • Phonow

            kotow

          • dd

            turn your head away and he’s bitching. look at him and he’s hunched over, brought to heel.

          • Phonow

            what a strange man. i wonder what he is like in real life.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Please don’t bring a pic dd
            It’ll kill me

          • dd

            just imagine one of those unichs working at 東廠. not the leader but the xiao lo lo.

          • dd

            well he did share his dating history. and he doesn’t speak a lick of taiwanese eventhough he claims he does.

          • Phonow

            jbellew claims kh teaches martial arts

          • dd

            oh i forgot about that bromance.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Don’t believe a word about him and his bff je below
            Think it’s his alternate account

          • dd

            below asked me to eat with him once. i pretended i didn’t read his post.

          • Phonow

            he wanted to convert you over a bowl of taiwanese spaghetti

          • dd

            but kh took up his offer. wonder if he’s proselytized.

          • Phonow

            i think kh was thinking about it for a short while. esp since je is now his bff. but…. i do not see them as kissy kissy nowadays.

          • dd

            church is a good place to meet girls so i’ve heard

          • Llips don’t lie

            Still don’t buy their relationship
            Psalm invited them out on the first fund raiser
            Refused to show up

          • dd

            kh refused to meet psalm awhile back when psalm invited kh to a phx game. metal and i were kidding kh. kh eventually did go to a game but by himself and nosebleed seats.

          • Phonow

            nah, je talks too much xian stuff. not kh

          • dd

            i was thinking same

          • Llips don’t lie

            What is xian?

          • dd

            like xmas

          • Llips don’t lie

            People are looking at me like I’m crazy
            Can’t stop laughing

          • dd

            never knew editing photos could be so entertaining

          • Llips don’t lie

            You’re killing me

          • Llips don’t lie

            Guffaw

          • Llips don’t lie

            Agreed

          • Llips don’t lie

            Interesting

          • Llips don’t lie

            Lol
            Wouldn’t use suave on bm
            Well seasoned aka old maybe

          • dd

            he’s MORE suave than solidz but not really suave.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Imagine him fat and greasy
            No one calls himself mountain and is small sized
            Except khuang
            Lol

          • dd

            i am sure it’s just a random name like usmarine or charles. not like they would use “employee#94″ like sws does

          • Llips don’t lie

            I actually think a lot of thought is put into names so as to come off as “just a fan ”

          • dd

            there’s a bws94 on lakersground. probably sws94 or a coworker.

          • Llips don’t lie

            I was thinking that reason she comes off as robotic is she’s just copying and pasting her prepared answer replies. That’s why they don’t fit sometimes
            Can’t cover all the grounds all the time

          • dd

            not sure if we’re talking about the same but they often don’t fit on purpose. change subject matter, strawman fallacy

          • Llips don’t lie

            Yeah
            BD has been here for a long time
            I tangled with him in my last incarnation and he’s just as anger as before

            Lin has a lot of these mad fans like Colin who feels a financial interest in him

          • Phonow

            ahh. so bd was angry back then too.

          • dd

            colin has obvious inadequacies. bd is just angry.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Anger directed at lin fans
            And lin
            Hell bent to see lin as “in the wrong “

          • dd

            he makes shit up about lin and fans like luigi does. colin not so much just a lot of chemical imbalance

          • Llips don’t lie

            I skip his posts

          • Llips don’t lie

            Funny how the others haven’t gone over

          • Phonow

            i think they all post at portal (even luddel) but they must find it boring. lol

          • Llips don’t lie

            Dd drove a lot of traffic back to the motherland

            Trolls must have stats on this
            That’s y they stay

          • Phonow

            enter the portal and await the second coming.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Haha!

      • Llips don’t lie

        Classic Houston troll
        Must hurt him to be nice to a chink

        • Phonow

          professional troll. lol. tries to be nice, even if it galls him.

  • Llips don’t lie

    Find it amazing that lin remains one of the most popular players in the NBA
    Despite not being part of the nba ‘s plans
    Otherso have to be promoted like crazy
    But lin attracts crowds and cheering from fans even in places like philly
    Hard to kill off
    Have there ever been a wildly underrated / popular player, on a scrub salary, being as big as a manufactured supa star ? Maybe even more so

    No wonder they need the ghost bloggers

    • dd

      lin’s stagnating career seems to have a lot to do with people he’s “offended” while he was in ny. powers that be doesn’t want him to be a star. at least that’s what i learned reading amare’s wutchumacallit.

      so, whatever circle melo is in, this includes the agency he belongs to, and all the other players within the agency including PR/media/ghostwriters, will make it difficult for whoever lin’s agent is. so, lin will need a very very big name agent. and, lin should do that even if it means giving him 50% of his pay day.

      • Llips don’t lie

        Wrote another post which I deleted, where I came up with like 7 suggestions for lin after thinking it over with input from people I trust .
        Hah
        Chief was getting the right biz team
        Not yer mama
        This ain’thigh school no more

  • Llips don’t lie

    What the hell does it mean, he went over the game?
    It’s like someone prepared a video for him to watch
    With which he uses to tell his underlings what info to disseminate

    Thanks dd
    you’ve caught and expose them multiple times today

    • dd

      yw. this is luigi? or charles?

      • Llips don’t lie

        Chuck
        He’s like the superior officer
        Others his underlings
        He comes to substantiate their bullshit_do

        • dd

          chronologically actually luigi started then chuck backed him up.

  • Phonow

    i’m logging out… nice yakking w/you both.

    • dd

      99

  • Llips don’t lie

    Thread kinda lagging

    Ttyl

    • dd

      99

    • Phonow

      hi llips!!!! hopefully you read your disqus notifications.

      etane’s site is now login only. he said that you are a “member” but does not know if you remember your login.

      my login was “phonow” and my password was the email i used to register — minus the gmail.com. am not sure if yours differs.

      anyway… hope you can make it back here. :) miss yakking w/you at dd’s place.

      • Llips don’t lie

        I tried logging in as llips and using my email addy (sans gmail)as pword
        Didn’t work

        • Phonow

          dd says that you are a “member,” so you must have registered a while ago. you might have had a different name/password.

          is it okay for me to ask him to write you on a older post? that way you two can figure out how to get you back on etane.net

        • Phonow

          yeah, serious.

          if you need to register again, he is able to open up a registration form on the upper left hand corner of the site.

          right now, it is not displaying. after you register, wordpress will send you a email confirmation and a password confirmation.

        • dd

          can you use memo.to.xxxx@gmail to sign in? or do you want new sign in? i have to create it for u

          • Llips don’t lie

            What’s my login name?

          • dd

            0

          • Llips don’t lie

            I’m in, i’m FINALLY in
            gimme pho now!!

          • Phonow

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Are you here?? do you have your new login??

            Wheeeeeeee

          • Llips don’t lie

            what’s my username and pword?

          • dd

            maybe you tell me a new username and pw as well as email… i will create it for u

          • dd

            i only see your username and email not pw though i can reset your pw.