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Thanksgiving Break – No SEO for a few days!

Happy Thansgiving!

Well, I’m in Northern California for a few days with family to celebrate Thanksgiving and that means NO SEO! No search engine optimization for a few days while I enjoy the clean Northern Cal air. (continued – read more of this article…)

My LASIK Eye Surgery – update at 14 days

Today is Friday, March 30, 2007 and it is exactly 2 weeks since I had my LASIK eye surgery.

To celebrate the success of my eye surgery I went out and bought me a brand new Lexus IS 350.

OK, I did not really buy it to celebrate, but I did get one yesterday after 3 days of intense dealer hopping here in Orange County.

After great deliberation I finally decided that Breakwater Blue was the best looking IS350.

Today I went back to the Lexus dealer so they could swap the chrome rims for the brushed aluminum.

Today – my 2 week anniversary photo with my new car.

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That’s me at the dealer this afternoon after they swapped out the rims.
Boy, the chrome sure looks better than the brushed aluminum! Huge difference!

I figured right now – 2 weeks – would be as good of a time as any to start documenting the events and happenings from my LASIK surgery. Starting with the day of my surgery onwards. I need to write a well documented record! After all, every day that passes gets a little cloudier and the details will fade, so I better write while everything is nice and fresh! (continued – read more of this article…)

LASIK Eye Surgery – minutes after

It’s Sunday afternoon… Well, I did that LASIK eye surgery thing the other day – 2 days ago on Friday.

It went well and I’m thrilled to be able to see better than 20/20 without my glasses or contact lenses. In fact the next morning I actually drove to my follow up “day after exam” all by myself without glasses! Now that’s cool!

In fact, the night of the surgery (Friday) I was so amazed that I could watch tv without glasses and it was so crisp and sharp!

If you’ve been on the fence and have been considering LASIK eye correction surgery, I say do it! I’ve been very happy with the whole experience and while I am still adjusting it is so cool to not have to wear contacts or glasses!

Here is a picture of me minutes after having them slice up my eyes and shave off the layers on my corneas!

Two Thums Up!

They stood me up and said “you’re all done”. Then walked me out of the operating room. I asked the nurse to sanp a pic with my digital camera. Be kind to me – I was on valium and could still smell the burning from the laser on my corneas! (continued – read more of this article…)

Most Expensive Zip Codes and Real Estate 2006

Newport Beach in the Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2006 – California dominates.

Forbes has long been recognized for it’s lists… this one is about the highest median priced homes by zip code.

Real Estate values have gone sky high expensive in some places. I was recently told by a neighbor here in Newport Beach that we had the most expensive real estate per square foot in the USA… Being the curious type I decided to snoop around and see if that claim was true.

While I have not yet found info with COST PER SQUARE FOOT I did find Newport Beach, California and it’s 2 zip codes to be in the top ten (#3 and #9) Believe it or not Beverly Hills did not even make the top 10, coming in at #22.

So what does all this mean? Well, if you live in one of those places it confirms why we love where we live and points out the demand is high and others too feel that way.

If you don’t live in one of those top zip codes, well, I suspect you may be thinking how crazy we are to live somewhere that expensive. But hey, it’s all about supply and demand and it’s clear that 2 states dominate.

California has 13 top zip codes

New York has 8 zip codes

New Jersey has 2

Nevada 1 

Florida 1

Full article is at: Forbes.com

Rank  ZIP Code  Location  County  State  2005 Median Sale Price ($) 
1  11962  Sagaponack  Suffolk  NY  2,787,500 
2  92067  Rancho Santa Fe  San Diego  CA  2,445,000 
3  92662  Newport Beach  Orange  CA  2,397,500 
4  94528  Diablo  Contra Costa  CA  2,266,000 
5  94957  Ross  Marin  CA  2,247,500 
6  11976  Water Mill  Suffolk  NY  2,150,000 
7  93108  Santa Barbara  Santa Barbara  CA  2,050,000 
8  90402  Santa Monica  Los Angeles  CA  2,005,000 
9  92661  Newport Beach  Orange  CA  1,996,500 
10  33109  Miami Beach  Miami-Dade  FL  1,942,500 

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Exploring Newport Beach with Milo

As you may already know, I live in Newport Beach, California.

Milo and I live here on the Peninsula, directly across from a one block stretch of beach on the harbor side. 

While I thought that Milo and I had walked almost every inch of the Peninsula in the year and a half that we have lived here, I was pleasantly suprised the other day.

Milo found a new beach

We took an unusually long walk along the ocean walkway and on the way back we crossed Balboa Blvd. and Milo dragged me towards the tennis courts.

He seemed to know where he wanted to go and took me past the little park where the children were playing and soon we were behind a bunch of governmental looking buildings.

I thought this area was off limits but we soon were on a long stretch of beach that actually butted up right next to a boatyard right next to the American Legion hall on 15th street.

I’d never seen it from this perspective but it was quiet and apparently a well kept secret.