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The Public House, La Jolla Celebrates 4 Years!

January 17, 2015 Leave a comment

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Are you a beer lover? A burger lover?

Well The Public House, La Jolla, more than meets those expectations!

This hidden gem is located in Downtown La Jolla, in San Diego, in a remodeled historic house from 1904, making it quite charming.

With a rotating 35+ beers on tap, and an ever growing bottle list of around 400 beers, this spot is a craft beer lover’s dream!  Can’t afford a trip to Belgium?  You can take a tour of it through the pages of Belgian beers they have available!  From a world scale, to a local scale, The Public House has you covered!   They are even sister to local brewery, Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment!

But the fun doesn’t stop there.

Their burgers will leave you wanting more, and at the same time, not wanting more:  Burgers are stacked with toppings atop a half pound patty, that will leave your stomachs so full.  And there is a variety of delicious styles to try, that you couldn’t possibly try all in one sitting.  From spicy to simple, from top grade Angus Beef to exotic meats you’ve never even thought of trying in a burger before!  Example?  Aside from Bison, Lamb, and New Zealand Kobe being on the regular menu, they will surprise you with special burgers such as Elk, Venison, Rabbit, Alligator, Camel, Kangaroo, and more!!!   Definitely for those with an adventurous palate!!  Tuesdays are a great time to try their burgers too, with a 2 for 1 Happy Hour on select burgers.  Or, try one of their many appetizers at half off on Wednesday through Friday from 3-6pm!

At the end of this month, The Public House will be celebrating it’s 4 year anniversary, from January 29th-February 1st.   They will be tapping some pretty cool stuff including Goose Island’s “Bourbon County Stout” & “Bourbon County Barley Wine”.

We will keep you updated, for more to come!!

So stop in for the fun: where great people, great food, and great BEER exist!!!

The Public House, La Jolla.
“Locally World Famous Burgers & Ales”

This Bar & Grill is located in the heart of Historic La Jolla Village at 830 Kline Street, La Jolla, Ca 92037, between Fay & Eads Ave.   430267_385355221476574_1746041378_n1920607_769946976350728_2104018533_n1536456_749868471691912_384156470_n

Symbolic Concierge

March 3, 2013 Leave a comment

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Ever dreamt about living a luxurious life? From exotic cars to private jets and beautiful get aways? You might not have the time or means to make it a lifestyle but how about for a weekend or even just a day? At Symbolic Concierge you can do just that. Or, want to find the perfect way to purpose to your girlfriend? They have a great package for that, as well as packages from birthdays to bachelor parties, to anniversaries. From personal experience, I took a day to see what this company is all about and found myself aboard a beautiful mega yacht and then after being a-cruise for a couple hours, flying over beautiful San Diego on a private helicopter that took off from this yacht. Seeing the Pacific sunset in this setting was one of the best moment of my simple life. The customer service is exquisite as well. If you want to learn more or see the wide array of services and vehicles this place offers, go to symbolicconcierge.com .
Here is a jist of what they are about:
And make sure to check out the video below

Symbolic Concierge
Full Service Elite Luxury Concierge…..Providing you access to Exotic Vehicles, Yachts, Private Jets, Helicopters, And Vacation Homes. 24/7/365 symbolicconcierge.com

Mission statement
Our mission is to go above and beyond for our Clients, Members, and Asset Owners. We aim to deliver an unrivaled personalized service, always going that extra mile. We are committed to the notion that quality matters, bringing you only the very best. We’re driven by aspiration and innovation, resourcefulness and access, fostered through our desire to deliver “The Essence of Excellence”.

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Headquarters: 750 B. Street, Suite # 3300, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 888.504.3171

Fax: 888.504.0991

Email: SUPPORT@SYMBOLICCONCIERGE.COM

She’s Just Not That Into You : Segment 2

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is the next segment of She’s Just Not That Into You : Segment 1

6) She’s just not that into you, if she’s not responding to your texts or calls soon enough:
When a girl is into a guy, she is usually very attentive to her phone. This means when you send a text message, she probably reads it as soon as she got it, and if you call, she will pick up if she can. If you get a delayed response, with no explanation for the delayed response, don’t get a response before you end up sending another text to her, or she replies very bluntly, she’s just not that into you. Then again she could just be playing that “let him chase me” game, and thinks it’s to her safety to keep you guessing. You can thank the schmut that she dated before you for this.

You receive one-worded texts

7) She’s just not that into you, if she sends you one-worded texts:
It’s been found that most girls hate receiving one-worded, or even one-lettered text messages. It’s annoying, why send another text just to say “k”? So, if a girl is doing this to you, that means she probably isn’t really wanting to carry on much of a conversation with you. You may occasionally get these types of texts, but if you are getting them constantly, then she just may not be that into you.

8 ) She’s just not that into you, if she doesn’t occasionally offer to pick up the tab:
When a girl is into a guy, she will at some point offer to pick up the tab. Or won’t even offer, will just beat you to it. If she never offers, always expects you to get it, or totally hesitates before she throws money in, she just may not be that into you. Girls like to take care of the guy that she likes, and if she actually does like him, she has an appreciation for him always picking up the tab, and will thus offer to herself.

9) She’s just not that into you, if she’s not sleeping with you anymore:
We could go into why a girl isn’t sleeping with you at all, but let’s focus on why she isn’t anymore. So perhaps you started hanging out with a girl you used to date, hang out with, or just hook up with. Whichever the case, you had slept together before, and now she won’t sleep with you. Or you’re still hanging out with someone and they just stop wanting to have sex with you. You figure, “we were sleeping together before, why wouldn’t she want to anymore?” Well, I hate to say it but she’s just not that into you….anymore. Another likely possibility is that she is sleeping with someone else and prefers to sleep with them, but likes hanging out with you still. Still, it means she’s just not that into you. Getting even more in depth, she could be in the process of getting back together with someone else, she doesn’t want to hurt your feelings and just end it, so instead she just stops sleeping with you while you two slowly grow apart, and she then doesn’t feel guilty about sleeping with someone else as far as that other guy goes.

She won't sleep with you anymore

You can also look at it this way: was she just getting out of a relationship or something with another guy when she slept with you? You should know the term: REBOUND.
Or, what if you were that person that hurt her before. Sometimes when hurt, girls, after being pushed away, will eventually come to a point, if you push her away hard enough, that she doesn’t have the slightest bit of interest in you or attraction to you anymore. No matter how much she was into you before, emotional damage you did to her in the past could have damaged her attraction to you as well.

10) She’s just not that into you, if she doesn’t dance with you:
So some girls just might not like to dance because they think they can’t or whatever. But if you’ve got a girl here that you know likes to get down and dance with her friends all the time, well if she likes you she’ll probably dance with you. If she’s just not that into you, she may try and avoid to dance with you. If she’s dancing with everyone else, you notice she tries to get her friends to pull her towards them when you try to dance with her, or she makes up some excuse that she’s going to run to the restroom real quick when you try to dance with her, then, you guessed it, she’s just not that into you. When a girl is totally into a guy she will try getting him to dance with her whether he wants to or not. If you notice she doesn’t want to dance with you, don’t keep trying, it’s just going to make her more uncomfortable, and make her just not that much more into you.

Stage 5 Clingers

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

So you’re going through that dating stage, and whether or you’re looking for a potential relationship, or just a casual dating type thing, there are certain aspects you look for in a person, and certain aspects that turn you away from a person. One such aspect is a Stage 5 Clinger.

Don't be a Stage 5 Clinger

What’s a Stage 5 Clinger you ask? Well, it’s someone, guy or girl, who gets attached and clingy really fast or really bad, sooner than they should at all.  According to Urban Dictionary, a Stage 5 Clinger is “A member of the opposite sex that is likely to become overly attached, overly fast. Virgins, those on the rebound, and the emotionally fragile are more likely to have this term applied to them. Originally from the movie Wedding Crashers.”

 There’s defenses and offenses to getting attached to someone. One might become clingy super fast as an insecurity or maybe they’re just really digging you, but as a security one should never get too clingy too soon, when it’s too soon to determine if there’s potential relationship material there or not.

Getting attached to someone too soon could be dangerous for you yourself, as not even knowing this person that well yet, no matter how much you tell yourself “but we connected right away and so well and I’m really comfortable with them” can be bad.  On the other side of the equation, allowing someone to feel this way about you too soon is dangerous as well.  You can end up hurting them, and as common decency, you don’t want to do that. Plus, if you managed to rope a crazy one, who knows what they could end up doing to your car.

So what are some signs of a Stage 5 Clinger?
For sake of not getting too confused we are going to call the person in question “Clinger” whether it’s determined if they are one or not yet.  This way in looking at the signs, you don’t get confused with who’s being talked about in the mumble jumble of he’s, she’s, the opposite sex, etc.  And, sometimes I will be talking in general on ways to not be a clinger.

1) Jealousy too soon
 So you just met or just started hanging out and let’s say, oh, a week goes by.  You all go out with friends or just each other, and already “Clinger” is playing the jealous card.  Say you’re dancing with friends, and you are dancing with one that is of the opposite sex.  You’re clearly just having a good time dancing, but “Clinger” gets upset at you for dancing with another person of the opposite sex and clearly either states that, or acts jealous and tries to storm out.  Nonchalantly too.  You don’t belong to this person yet.  Not even close, so who are they to start making some claim on you already?  It might be time to reassess the situation of dating this person already. 

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2) Blowing up your phone
We all know there is some stupid unwritten rule that has been implanted in our brains whether we decide to follow it or not we think about it, that after first meeting or hanging out with someone that you should wait that dreaded number THREE days before trying to call or text them.  If someone is interested in you, they will call or text you.  Whether it’s the next day, or 2, 3 days, or even more away.  Point is if they are interested and they like you, they will want to see you again.  So, “Clinger” texts you right away from the minute you part.  Okay it might be a kind of cute, “nice hanging out with you tonight” sort of end to the night type thing.  But,  if the next day you wake to a text from them, or they are blowing your phone up all day for the next few days before you were planning on seeing them again, this might be a sign.  If they are constantly asking you what you are doing, as if they have some insecurity that you could be with someone else, you might need to tell them to chill. 

3) Too cutesy too fast
You are getting cutesy messages or comments at what you feel is too fast.  They tell you I wish you were here in bed with me, my bed feels empty, I want to cuddle, I miss you already, etc.    Or, they start calling you cutesy names way too soon when you haven’t even established if you’re dating or not yet.  The baby baby baby, sweetie, darling, sweethearts is too soon, especially if you’re not even comfortable holding the person’s hand in public yet. (If the girl is the “Clinger”, they get a shorter allowed time span, whereas if a guy starts doing this too soon, it’s worse then if a girl does, as they are not usually the ones to start with the cutesy names for awhile).  If you haven’t at any way hinted that you want to talk mushy talk yet but they clearly are talking to you like this, you might have a Stage 5 Clinger on your hands.  And, if they keep calling you the cutesy names and are delusional to the fact you haven’t once said anything remotely like that yet, then they’re getting a little ahead of themselves.

4) They spoil you
It is nice to receive gifts from someone you’re seeing, let’s you know they’re thinking about you, but in discretion.  If you are constantly being bombarded by flowers and whatnot, and again you havn’t established anything past “hanging out” you might want to be cautious.  Say you have only been hanging out with “Clinger” for a little while and there is a holiday coming up such as Christmas, and they get you a gift.  First, again, you havn’t established anything with this person yet, and second, gift giving is usually made between two people that have known each other and been hanging out for a good period of time.  Even more in the safe zone of knowing it’s okay to give someone a gift, is if you know you’ve had a steady little “relationship” going for awhile where you know each other is interested in one another.

5) They give you their itinerary
If “Clinger” feels the need to tell you their daily itinerary, from where they went, what they did, to what they ate, and you didn’t even ask, this could be annoying.  Unless you are in a defined relationship, you should still be on the edge of your seat of what’s okay to randomly text the person you are interested in.  You should still be on your guard, not totally dependent on the idea that you have nothing to worry about.  And, if you do have insecurities about where you are with this person, you definitely do not show it.  Part of people just randomly giving you their itinerary of the day is in hopes that you will respond back with what your itinerary of the day is. 

If only it was this easy to tell

6) They Google you
They look into everything you say. Or they “google” things they know about you based off of your Facebook info.  Hello, it’s called conversation, wait to have it.
>You can have an interest in what someone is interested in, but don’t go into stalker mode.   If you do see their Facebook information, don’t just blurt out the next time you talk to them, “Oh so you like this this this n that….” as if you already know their whole life.  It is okay to out of curiosity maybe google something that someone was talking about that you knew nothing about; for example if the person said Peter Lik’s photography is amazing, you are going to have a natural curiosity to go check out some of his work and see just how amazing it really is.  However, if you suddenly start finding out the life history of Peter Lik, buying copies of his work, or looking for art shows with him to try and impress the other person, that is a little much.  It’s okay to be like “I looked up Peter Lik’s stuff and I really liked the Sunlit Birches photo”.  Again, taking an interest in the other person’s interests is OKAY, but going home and doing your homework on a person’s interest is not okay.  And, it becomes clear when “Clinger” is doing this, as they will make it obvious in their conversation with you.

7) A one night stand gone wrong
You meet someone, you hook up, and you really planned that it would just be a one night stand.   Well the person seems to not have grasped this concept although you may have made it obvious, and constantly is blowing up your phone.  Then, after awhile of not answering them, they start to get angry, and send you angry messages saying you’re a dick, a bitch, you know, things along those lines.  Don’t even try and “tap” that again, just run.  This is clearly not someone you would want to try and date if they are so quick to over react.  If you did decide to give this person another chance, they would probably just turn into a Stage 5 Clinger. 

8 ) They’re in your driveway
So, you decide not to hang out with “Clinger” one night, and you’re out, and you start getting weird messages from “Clinger”.  They’re asking what you’re doing, where are you, then you get the wierd messages: “Why aren’t you at home?  You said  you were going to stay home tonight.  I don’t see your car at home. I’m in your driveway.”  Your situation just went from “maybe they’re just getting attached too fast” to “okay, they’re crazy”.  You’ve got a major Stage 5 on your hands and need to cut off all ties while you can. 

What to do if you do have a Stage 5 Clinger:
9) Run Away
Either you can totally just drop the person if it’s become too much. Especially if it reaches the creepy level.  But if you have discovered the person is a TRUE Stage 5 Clinger, you have to cut them loose.  Try and do it in the most decent way you know how, and if they’re so clingy that that doesn’t work, you may just want to change your number despite the fact you have stopped responding to them for awhile now.

10) Work on it
If you do actually like the person but you feel they’re getting clingy too fast, and you need some more space then you’re getting, then just communicate that with them.   Don’t be quick to just drop them without communicating to them first how you feel.  Unless they show absolute signs of crazy, it might be something you could work out.  Some people come from other relationships and are used to one lifestyle of being with someone and may not even know they are being clingy because it was something they got used to with the last person.  Some people might not be sure how you operate and are just going with what they think they should with you.  Either way, if you liked the person before you decided to label them a clinger, try talking to them about it first.  If things don’t get any better after that, well at least you tried.

Look, sometimes you can’t tell if someone  is a Stage 5 Clinger until it’s too late.  You can try and use the signs above to help you figure it out, but when it comes down to it, you’re just going to have to use your better judgement.  And, everyone is different and works in their own ways.  Don’t be quick to label a person a Stage 5 Clinger, and just be done with it, because you could misjudge someone and miss out on a great opportunity.  It’s okay to have some sort of attachment to each other, but it’s up to you to determine how much is too soon, and how soon too soon is.  Always have your guard up and be cautious of the people you are dating.

5 Ways to Fix the NBA All Star Game

January 24, 2010 2 comments

Let’s face it. The NBA All-Star game starters were announced last week and it was a huge let down. Allen Iverson made the team after despite forcing his way out of the Memphis Grizzlies. Kevin Garnett made the team despite missing games and being a shell of himself when he did play. Tracy McGrady almost made the team despite not even really playing at all. For what its worth, the only reason Yi Jianlian (the freaking role player on a three-win team) didn’t make it was because he was purposefully left off the ballot.

Basically, the casual NBA fan has for the most part no idea how to properly vote on those who deserve to be in the All-Star Game.  Here are five ways to fix the NBA All-Star Game voting process:

Allen Iverson

1. Set a Numbers Standard:

Players with good name recognition will always get more votes than lesser-known guys with better stats. The best way to change that would be to the make the greatest offenders ineligible by putting in rules that state that a certain player must play a certain amount of games and accumulate a certain amount of stats.

The stat limits don’t even have to be high. Just say that you have to meet the minimum standards of at least one of the following stats: 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two blocks, or steals. Doesn’t sound like too much, but those limits would have kept McGrady from almost starting for the West this year and would have avoided the embarrassment that it caused when Grant Hill, who hadn’t played all year made the All- Star team a few years back. This is probably the easiest and least controversial change.

2. Change the Positions:

Let’s face it: Point guards are gaining importance as a position and the center spot is losing it. With all the new rules in place that favor guard play and hamper big men (hand checking and zone defenses for example), why is the East starting two shooting guards and why is the West pretending Amar’e Stoudemire is a center (especially considering the starting power forward on the West—Tim Duncan—is a better center than Stoudemire anyway?) Besides, All-Star games are much better when there is a true point guard on the floor.

So, why not just change the positions that fans can vote on in order to acknowledge that the game has changed? Let’s have fans vote on one point guard, two swingmen, and two big men. That way only good centers are rewarded rather than the current situation where someone like Chris Kaman may sneak on.  There will always be a true point guard voted in and the change isn’t so drastic that one team will be made up of completely different types of players than the other one.

3.  Have Fan Voting Count Only for Part of the Selection:

This is the way the NFL handles the Pro Bowl. All fan votes only count for one-third of the roster while player votes and coach votes account for the other two. This allows fans to still vote for starters while covering up for their mistakes as well.

4. Take Away the Fan Vote:

Let’s be honest here. Fan voting doesn’t really make that much sense anymore. They keep messing up. 40 percent of the Eastern conference All-Star starters have no business receiving that honor, and the fans are directly to blame for this.

Plus, these days the vote has become international, which sounds great in theory, but in reality has resulted in all sorts of votes coming in for a player simply because because he plays with someone from their home country. Clearly, fans are no longer voting for players who are most deserving and as a result should lose their right to vote for at all.

5. Let Fans Vote on Different Roster Spots:

Alright, the above was pretty harsh, and it has no chance of happening. Still, what about a compromise? Let the players pick the starters, let the coaches pick the first five reserves, and let the fans vote for the final two players.

This allows fans not only to still be involved in the process, but even makes it more okay for them to pick guys who are perhaps not as deserving because at the end of the day it is still only for the last two roster spots on the team anyway.

Any of these solutions would be a step in the right direction. Make it happen David Stern!

 –Guest Writer: Sid Singh

Flipper : a catalyst to dolphin slaughterings?

January 19, 2010 1 comment

"Flipper" the television series

Ever been to Sea World? Ever been to any type of Dolphinarium or Seaquarium that has dolphins?
Yes? No?
Well ever heard of a famous dolphin named Flipper?

Even if you have never watched the television series “Flipper”, chances are you have heard of it.  Most people, when needing to name their dolphin stuffed animal, or the such, automatically think “Flipper” as a choice.  The name Flipper goes with dolphins as the name Shamu goes with killer whales, or as the name Snowball goes with a big fluffy white cat.
Point being, Flipper was a television series that changed the world of dolphins more than you probably could have even imagined.

The television show brought about a huge dolphin fascination.  Seaquariums and Dolphiariums became very popular, and visitors started pouring in to see these magnificent animals they were seeing on the television show.  With the rise in popularity of Sea Parks, there became a demand to make more Sea Parks, and to bring in more dolphins. 

But where were they getting all these dolphins from?  The dolphins weren’t lining up volunteering to be the next somersault star of the show. 

It’s known that a lot of asian countries will sometimes obtain an obsession with the latest American culture, and try to embrace it themselves.  They’re also very opportunistic.  Well, in this case, countries, such as Japan, started taking this obsession to the extreme.  If you haven’t figured out where this article is going yet, you are about to.

Remember the question asked above: “But where are they getting all these dolphin from?”
Well, Japanese fisherman, knowing how to herd and trap dolphin, found this dolphin fascination to be a great profit opportunity.  And, as whaling and dolphin slaughters is a huge issue, everyone always points at Japan first.  And it is a justified accusation. 

Dolphin Slaughters in Japan

Japanese fisherman herd dolphins toward shore or into coves.  They do so by lining up boats and creating a wall of sound by hammering on the end of a metal pole that stretches into the water.  This sound and its frequency disturbs the dolphins and scares them into being herded in a direction away from the sound- in toward the shore where they are trapped.  Once trapped, the fisherman  up ropes around the dolphin pod to fence them in.  Eventually  dolphins have freaked themselves out so much that they become exhausted. 

Now it is time to bring in the trainers from Sea Parks to let them choose which dolphins they want in their shows and in their tanks.  For every show dolphin a fisherman sales, he can get over $140,000 for.

As you can imagine, not many dolphins are picked out of the dozens that have been herded at this particular time.  So what happens to the remaining dolphins?  They are slaughtered.  Instead of releasing the unchosen animals, they are brutally slaughtered to be turned into meat.  Over 23,000 dolphins a year are supposedly slaughtered to be used as meat.

The majority of this information and inspiration for this posts and a series of posts to come, was taken from the movie “The Cove”.  This movie, or documentary, was made to alert the world of the unnecessary dolphin slaughterings that are happening in Japan.  The head of the operation: Richard O’Barry. 

Ironically, the very person that was behind the dolphin Flipper, of which the television series may have started the chain reaction to these dolphin slaughterings, is also the one that now stops at nothing to free dolphins, and expose situations such as those in Japan.  This person is Mr. O’Barry himself. 

Richard O'Barry & Kathy on the set of "Flipper"

Rick O’Barry was the best dolphin trainer of his time.  He loved his job, until one day his eyes were opened.  He was sitting in the water with Kathy, better known as “Flipper”, when she swam into his arms, and died.  He considered it as suicide.  He believes that Kathy was so depressed from living in captivity that she killed herself.  How do dolphins commit suicide you ask?  As human beings we take breaths subconsciously.  Dolphins have to think about taking breaths.  They’re breath is running out, they think to themself “time to surface and inhale air”.  So, when Kathy swam into Rick’s arms she took one last breath, then didn’t take another one.  She then passed away and sunk to the bottom of her prison belly up.  The next day Rick was in prison for freeing some dolphins at an aquarium.  From that day forward he  vowed to protect dolphins.  And to this day he continues to do so in what may be one of his riskiest projects yet: “The Cove”.

There will be a series of articles to come inspired by this documentary as stated above.  You will see not only the work Rick O’Barry has done over the years, but what “The Cove” exposes as well.

Recycling can get you free M.A.C.

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

M.A.C. Cosmetics

Hey ladies, you know how expensive MAC cosmetics can be, but you just can’t help but to buy it anyways.  And are there ever sales at MAC? Not that I have ever known of.  So how can you possibly save money at MAC?  Well start saving up those MAC containers! Your empty compacts, eyeshadows, lip gloss tubes, all of it.  When you turn in six of them, you get a free eyeshadow, lip gloss, or lipstick.  And when some of those eyeshadows can cost almost $20, that’s a deal.  And, if you’re addicted to MAC like a lot of females get, you’ll find, affordable or not, that you slowly start to collect many, and it can add up.

You’re contributing to the environment by recycling, contributing to your wallet by saving money (even though it’s probably a ploy of an incentive to get you to buy more MAC), and contributing to your beauty by being able to keep using some of the best makeup out there.