Katie Wheeler Library + Park + Trader Joe’s

 

Irvine Ranch Historic Park

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Not officially Old Town Irvine, but it’s a historic portion of the city. Located just at the border of Irvine and Tustin just south of the Tustin Market Place, the plot of land where the Katie Wheeler is situated is called Irvine Ranch Historic Park.  If you visited, you’d ask, “why is this place called a park?”  Well, the city was planning to turn this plot of land into a public space.  Instead, it’s turned into office space with no clue as to what capacity these offices are used for.  In any case, the name is misleading.  But, the buildings are original pieces of old Irvine-cana.

 

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These somewhat newly renovated (office) buildings are still somewhat debilitated looking sorta reminds me of the houses at Salton Sea.

 

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Again, although we’re in middle of winter, there are lots of fall leaves for Ellis to play with.  I wonder how much longer could I keep Ellis entertained with dead leaves?

 

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After we were done with the debilitated buildings, we started heading for the library.

 

DSC02617 DSC02631 DSC02638Daddy is thinking he should come here to borrow it’s eclectic collection of CDs from Bill Evans to Rachmaninoff.

 

Woodbury Commons

DSC02750 DSC02843 DSC02856The sand here is pristine.

 

Trader Joe’s

DSC02867 DSC02868 DSC02878 DSC02880Choosing tiny melon, putting it inside a tiny cart with her tiny hands.

These pictures were taken a month ago during the tail end of New Years weekend.  This is juxtaposed to the very warm weather we’ve been receiving during the past week.  Chinese New Years in Southern California was unusually warm.

  • Kpkafle

    The great thing about your blog is that 15 years from now, Ellis and yourself can look through these posts and look back at her growth and maturation as a person. Also, it shows the love and care you have for her. Pretty cool. Don’t get tired of it.

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      i am not sure but i don’t think my hosting has 15 year service prepay. often wonder how this site’s longevity could be maintained in case one day i have amnesia or something else happens and i forgot or couldn’t extend the hosting service in the future.

      but, yah my goal is to make this into a sort of keep sake for my daughter and also to keep some developmental notes and milestones for myself.

      would be funny if ellis googles her own name one day and finds this site… maybe i should change the site name to ellis.com

      • Kpkafle

        It would be a great wedding present for her, if you could keep it a secret from her.

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          yes, there is a stalker who’s been stashing photos of you since u were a baby.. sorta like that robin williams character on 24 hr photo.

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      oh an i c kh is still going on his tirade that no team wants lin.

      • Kpkafle

        I want to respond to his BS so badly but I just let it go. His predictions of DNCPs if he re-signs with Charlotte. Just because he got lucky with one DNCP with the Lakers last season he thinks he is Nostradamus. Then his statement that MKG brings nothing to the team. Crazy talk.

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          between kh and the other two trolls, there’s no oxygen left for other posters haha.

          but yah he really won the lottery with the dnp last year.

          • Kpkafle

            Of course he is the one who trumpets that he won the lottery because nobody remembers the thousands of inane posts/tickets where he lost.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            he’s like that coworker who does none of the work but takes all the credit. but, those types of people usually is doing something right. in this case, it’s probably showmanship.

          • Llips don’t lie

            One-upmanship
            What showmanship? !

            His showbiz “career” exists only in his mind
            Most interesting thing to happen to him was keanu reeves asking him for directions
            Lmao

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            he said “i luved u in inception”

          • Kpkafle

            You mean Pho and Lips, right. Kh’s Angels.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            u mean here? then u r right, but i meant at jlnet haha. i just see kh, sws and charles respondign to each other and weba and a few others comment here and there.

          • Kpkafle

            It’s just a joke ladies before they kill me. To me his two minions on .net are locvu and donmacau.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            kh’s minions? saw a funny exchange between don and kh lastnight. kh was going after don for going after sws. and don was all confused… why are you going after me?

          • Phonow

            we troll you because we wuv you.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            i don ban u cuz i wuv mah trolls.

          • Phonow

            does mastah command troll to troll?

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            yeh got yo azz on da plntazn. de plowz dun troll on dere own.

          • Phonow

            mastah, speak engrish.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            u look fobulous

          • Phonow

            haha. ur the best troll on the planet. wish you could team up w/ llips on jl.net again.

            looks like sws has found a new home at jl.net

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            both him and charles are afraid to offend now. that ushollywoodmarine guy seemed to have gone.

            my work is done. for now.

          • Phonow

            and kh is friends with all. :)

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            just as he predicted 5 yrs ago

          • Phonow

            LOL. your site is becoming a home for disillusioned jl.net peoples. kpkafle llips & i come here to vent. :)

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            i am here to calm poor souls devastated by the kh

          • Phonow

            thank gawd you are here. lol. safe haven.

            anyway…. gotta go. :)

          • Llips don’t lie

            They have di*k competitions early in the morning

            Everyone always comes up short
            LoLOL

            I’ve completed my troll stint
            That clueless dancin’ midget dismantled my good work

            Funny thing was, I had a great sleep last night
            Was exhausted
            Trolling is tiring work lol

          • Phonow

            It is your own darn fault that you are exhausted.

            Quit making youtube videos, and stop playing dota at all hours of the night.

            Get yo a** back into the gym… i mean… get back into the forum and troll 24/7 until your fingers bleed.

            –coach pho

          • Llips don’t lie

            I predicted this treatment from you
            Five years ago

          • Phonow

            Yet another HATEFUL STUPID TROLL POST.

            This dumbassl troll hates Lin so much, s/he criticizes Lin for standing up for himself.

            STUPID RACIST TROLL.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Made me choke on my saliva LoLOL

          • Phonow

            hahaha. one thing i love about KH is that it is so easy to find a troll post from him — to CUT N PASTE.

          • Phonow

            I have always wanted to tell KH: “Don’t worry, I have your back.”

            he destroys me each time he says that. lol

          • Llips don’t lie

            “TROLL, LET’S FIGHT. ”
            This is how it’s done, right?
            LoLOL

      • Llips don’t lie

        I need you to go back and kick his flat butt
        Stupid mobile disco owner masquerading as basketball expert

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          i’ve done that for upwards of over a year.. nothing has changed. the refs are protecting him like they do harden.

          • Llips don’t lie

            They need him to provide their own opinions

  • Phonow

    hard to choose my favorite photo. love ellis touching the leaf to her chin, ellis/swing pic, and trader joe series.

    trader joe’s is popular with hawaii locals– we go there to bring home gifts (omiyage) from the mainland u.s. bring back omiyage or be forever ostracized by your workmates. lol.

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      i only know what onmyoji is from watching anime. my fave pic is the one she’s sitting on the sand looking up.

      you have workmates?

      • Phonow

        i used to have workmates; i am retired. thank gawd.

        An omiyage is “a gift or souvenir you give to friends, coworkers, and family after returning home from a trip.” in hawaii, the custom has spread to all nationalities.

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          i googled it and i saw this orange looking cartoon mascot.

          • Phonow

            if you ever move to hawaii, you have to learn the custom. yo ass will depend on it. co workers will not forgive. they will not forget.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            actually i know the custom i just didn’t know the name. i worked for two jap companies previously

          • Phonow

            lol. i can’t imagine you in a nippy company. you are a free spirit. they will cram you into a tiny little box.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            i happily hid inside my box while updating my blog

          • Phonow

            i would fail badly. l

            hubbie is home.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            ask him for omiyage

          • Phonow

            i did. sent him to burger king for dinner. bad pho bad.

  • http://etane.net/ etane

    considering after so many cops got off scott free when their bullets inadvertently ended up inside the bodies of unarmed citizenry, i found the story regarding officer liang to be interesting: http://nypost.com/tag/peter-liang/

    not saying he’s innocent or anything. but, the guy fired at a wall and not at the person who ended up getting shot.

    someone post this at jl. haha

  • Llips don’t lie

    Sw is an interesting case
    Stays connected to the site or rather various sites all day when she’s awake
    Just to write long long replies about how she thinks lin should be content to be a valuable backup

    • Phonow

      boring job? or retired.

      • Llips don’t lie

        Dedicated to the cause? ? Idk
        I need the man with the spider sense to tell us for sure

        • Phonow

          looks like spider man is putting in his three hours of work.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Work 10 mins
            Break for 50

            Repeat 3Xs

            Lol

          • Phonow

            truth hurts. either that or an irritating work mate is hanging around his desk gossiping.

            haha. et misses the party…… again.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            or “working” from home… it happens sometimes. = D

          • Phonow

            haha. damn i wish i could have done that too.

  • Phonow

    quicky note– i am flying off to the big island– i’ll be back to troll et’s site in a week or so.

    • Llips don’t lie

      To oversee your house reno??

      • Phonow

        yeah… bummers. and looking for new tenant.

        but we are staying up at Kilauea Military Camp– a R&R place right in Volcano Nat’l Park. beautiful place–right next to the current eruption. you can see the milky way at night. :)

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          and u don’t want to ruin that with getting on et.net with ur celly haha

          • Phonow

            haha. pho’s celly does not even have a camera. the military does not allow hubbie to have a cell phone w/a camera — and i inherit my hubbies old cell phones…. so…..

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            cuz ur hubby is a spy?

          • Phonow

            nsa/cia/kgb/cbs/nbc/fox news.

            the shipyard is very paranoid about people taking pictures of sensitive areas.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            yah i kno how it is. it’s like that at camp pendleton too.

          • Phonow

            did you work there for a while?

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            yah sure i worked there.. i drive the lunch truck

          • Phonow

            i knew you were a spy. thanks for confirming.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            i didn’t force the marines to buy my churros

          • Phonow

            i see a microphone hidden in that dofu.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            it’s cinnamon rolls not a mic

          • Phonow

            why do you have a dofu in the corner, when you are selling churros?

            something does not jive here.

        • Llips don’t lie

          Sweet

  • Llips don’t lie

    So basically lin approved this interview that doc did then

    https://mobile.twitter.com/zukovka/status/698215739157823488
    https://mobile.twitter.com/zukovka/status/698209356643438592

    Check thru his time line for doc quotes if interested. ..

    • Phonow

      i enjoy reading doc’s interviews, but if i was in lin’s camp, i would worry about him flapping his lips (no shade on u) too much.

      • Llips don’t lie

        If doc is talking
        It has lin’s okay
        Theyre working out together during the break
        So doc won’t say anything he knows that’ll cost him his job

        • Phonow

          it made me nervous when nate said it was hard to shut doc up. lol. sometimes people say things they regret later.

          eh… lin’s camp knows doc is a talker– so they may be hush hush about secrets. lol

          • Llips don’t lie

            Or maybe they want him to yap

          • Phonow

            lol. good point!!

          • Llips don’t lie

            Lin is very media savvy
            He only looks goofy

            Sometimes

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            whether he’s media savvy depends on what he’s trying to achieve.

            if he’s going for that one of the guys hipster image, then he’s media savvy

          • Llips don’t lie

            He got destroyed by GQ’s newest fashion columnist, okay
            His clothes are terrible and I’m his fan

            “Jeremy lin is trash ” said the black guy
            Probably an intended double entendre

            Didn’t dare share the video in case nutty lin fans go insane on social media
            Lol

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            gq? wut’s that? *feigns fashion superiority*

          • Llips don’t lie

            It’s going ahem urban now

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      that’s my prob with nathan’s previous interview. whatever he posed as doc’s words really does lin damage.

      • Llips don’t lie

        Expand

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          i can’t cuz i read it too long ago. but whatever nate said doc said, i thought it was tantamount to burning lin’s bridges.

          • Llips don’t lie

            No prob
            My feeling is that if docs talking, then it has lin’s approval

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            more like lin’s too nice to shut him up, but i am not even sure those are doc’s own words. i doubt doc would burn lin’s bridges even accidentally unless he’s that dumb.

          • Llips don’t lie

            He’s pretty mouthy
            It’s all his words
            And I truly believe lin is okay with what he says

          • Llips don’t lie

            Lin’s not too nice
            Just haven’t seen him mad

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            can’t prove something u’ve not seen

          • Phonow

            i worry about nate embellishing what doc says.

            nate is a showboater–and wants the clicks.

          • Llips don’t lie

            He’s very careful to simply quote doc
            That’s why I find his interview unsatisfying bc it’s stuff we’ve already said on the site

            Agree he’s a fame seeker

          • Phonow

            jl.net is like the infinite monkey theorem (no offense cousins).

            haha even KH hits a home run once in a while.

          • Llips don’t lie

            We have to ban the moon, purple monkeys & Chinese culture on BHM

          • Phonow

            haha. and tell the fk nba to stop putting out those racist CNY videos.

          • Llips don’t lie

            What a distorted picture of Asian culture
            Playing around at the dining table
            Try that shyt for real and you’re gonna die by chopsticks to the neck

          • Phonow

            they (nba) actually think that they are kissing asian ass by putting out those videos.

            my mom would have taken my hand, and forced me to hold chopsticks correctly lol.

          • Llips don’t lie

            They made me cringe
            Used the same backdrop from last year
            And food again?
            Is that all you can think about when it comes to Asia?
            Some very lazy, uncreative ad work

          • Phonow

            food is the only thing that “they” can relate to. Although, i have to admit, food is a good gateway drug for learning about a new culture.

        • http://etane.net/ etane

          i made a comment to nate on his site where he posted the interview.. if u can find it.

  • http://etane.net/ etane

    how i can go without eating pho for a whole week?

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      i go get me some pho now, bai

    • Phonow

  • Phonow

    hey… have to do some stuff… ttyl.

    • http://etane.net/ etane

      it just occured to me that you’re taking a week off conveniently during all star break. maybe you’re the nba kgb..