After waiting for well over a year, Toby Keith’s bar at Victoria gardens finally had their soft opening today. I was there when they opened the doors with a handful of friends. we had a few burgers and beers which got a little mixed up but nothing to complain about on the first day of an unofficial opening. They seem well staffed for the anticipated rush for later this evening. speaking of the staff… well, lets just say you’ve got to go them for yourselves.. did I mention they are already dancing on the bar?
All in all, It’s a super cool place with good food, cold beer & good looking friendly waitresses. There is a ton of fun to be had there with live bands on stage and a dance floor.
Although it’s a soft opening it is open to the public, so go check it out!
As the a whole the 2011/12 winter season was extremely mellow. Southern California had a late winter that seems to be wrapping up fast however last weekend there was a decent storm. Big bear got over 2 ft of snow and with all the trouble on the roads to and from big bear, the slopes weren’t crowded. Here is a sample of the fun I had yesterday:
It’s a little difficult to believe that this is so. cal. snowboarding but as we get closer to summer we’ll be hitting the beaches and sooner or later we’ll all be doing the snow dance once again. See you next year.
“You know it’s funny whats happening to us. Our lives have become digital, our friends now virtual, and everything you could ever want to know is just a click away. Experiencing the world through endless second hand information just isn’t enough. If we want authenticity, we have to initiate it.” The opening lines from Travis Rice in the snowboard film “The Art of Flight” really made me sit back and think about what I’ve been doing with my life and how wrapped up in this digital world I really am. …
Due to the building of a new computer, I’ll finally be able to get back into the media side of things. I’m getting ready to make the switch from 10 year old desktop machine that doesn’t play well with modern software to the absolute latest technology enabling me to run my favorite programs in both Windows and Linux at the same time. This is huge for me being that i can now get back to taking pictures and start taking and editing HD video from a Go-Pro camera on trail runs and at 4×4 events for RuggedRocks.com as well as streamline my day to day workflow from sending/recieving e-mail and product design for my primary job at Rugged Rocks. I can now be much more efficient at multi-tasking my rugged rocks work with my side jobs in the IT field from server setup & management to website development and programming. So in short, after technology left me in the dust, things should be well up to speed in all aspects of my broad scope of work.
As far as The Steven Experience is concerend with this technological revamp, this means more documentation on all the cool places that I visit and projects that i get into complete with pictures as well as posting some of my photography from my top shelf.
Most people these days know me as somewhat of a gearhead and as a nissan truck guru but those who have known me the longest know that I’m a computer nerd at heart.
Over time I have accumulated both the resources and knowledge to build and host websites. If you need a website built to have a personal blog or for a small business, feel free to shoot me an E-mail or even just give me a ring. I’ll take on larger projects on a case by case basis depending on how time consuming my primary job is at the time. Please pass the word along!
“Hold my beer”, It’s heard when hanging with friends, around campfires and the like. If you didn’t know, this is merely a clue for whats to come next. If you’re new to this phrase, please don’t complain; but instead shut up, hold the beer, grab your camera and pay attention. …