Category: My Life

  • The Bee’s Knees…

    I had an MRI on my knee last week, and based on that it appears that I will require arthroscopic knee surgery. That’s not a major issue, really. At least I don’t think so. The real problem is that Liz and I are going to Thailand next month. I can either go to Thailand with […]

  • Bad News…

    Found out yesterday that my step-mom has lung cancer. It seems her breast cancer has come back with a vengeance, but has now decided to attack her lungs. She has not been given a good prognosis. In fact, she has been given a year with chemotherapy. It’s possible that she could live longer, but it’s […]

  • Crealde

    I’m think about taking some classes at Crealde School of Art in preparation for the M.Arch programs I will be applying to next year. By the way… here is a preliminary list of programs I’m thinking about… If in L.A…. UCLA or Sci-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) Cal Poly- Pomona (not sure how […]

  • Recent House Projects…

    Here’s a page of recent projects I’ve done around my house. Some of them are crappy, some aren’t. The trash can lamp was made out of a plastic trashcan, special craft paper, and a standard plug-in lamp cord. Idea = me & liz. The kitchen hutch and pot rack was made of galvanized plumbing […]

  • ouch!

    Workout today was a killer… Legs feel like jello… not the bouncy jello with fruit in it… the runny jello that didn’t quite congeal properly. If you see me walking like I have to take a dump… you know why. –sam

  • Earliest Memories

    I was born July 15 (a summer or two after the hippie’s celebrated their “summer of love” and a year after Neil met the man on the moon) to Ana Luisa H. and Manuel Balbino S. on the north end of an island known worldwide as Manhattan. My parents soon split. My earliest memories don’t […]

  • Entering the 21st Century…

    OK… I’ve entered the modern age. I bought a DVD player. You shouldn’t be shocked by this, though. I bought my first CD Player a decade after they were on the market. It’s kind of weird. I stay abreast of the latest technology, but I rarely seem to actually buy it. I’m not sure why […]

  • Crazy Neighbors…

    My neighbor across the street never, ever parks in his driveway. Neither does his wife. Instead, they park on the street. By the way, my neighbor drives a huge work van. His wife drives a some sort of American sedan. In the month that I’ve been living at the new place I have never seen […]