November 19, 2008

Christmas Wishlist site ready to go for 2008!

You can reach the wishlist site at:

As always, if you have any problems or questions about the site, please let me know at!

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December 31, 2007

Christmas Eve pics

From Flickr:
fam pic

fam pic, originally uploaded by nicola.

Here are some John took on Christmas Eve, if you'd like to share your Christmas pics, you can always sign up for a flickr account at Plus, there are a bunch of other online photo services that you can use, including Google's Picasa.

Alternatively, if you'd like to send me your photos, I can put them online. You can mail me a CD or DVD and can get my address from my Mom.

Click here to see John's photos.

Update: My mom uploaded her pics here.

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November 30, 2007

Looking for the perfect Xmas gift?

Consider handmade goods. is the best place to find quality handmade goods of enormous variety. Also, I'm selling a few items there:

Contact me for family discounts - pass it along to your friends!

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November 19, 2007

Christmas site

The Christmas site is now available! Go to and you can get started creating your lists.

Hopefully you'll notice that the site works a little differently. It's using a technology approach called Ajax to achieve a more fluid and responsive interface. Please let me know if you have any problems or questions about this. I have tested it on Mac Firefox and Safari as well as Windows XP Firefox and Internet Explorer. If you have Windows Vista, I'm not sure if everything will work, as I haven't tested it with that system.

Also, if you don't like your pictures, feel free to send me a new one. Just make sure its a larger picture and your face is clear and not too tiny.

Again, my email address is I welcome your feedback and comments!

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January 22, 2007

Christmas Pictures

I've finally gotten all my Christmas pictures up - I didn't take that many on Christmas itself, but if you're interested in seeing what Gregg and I did while we were in LA, it'll give you a good overview.

You can see the pictures by clicking here: Nicola's Christmas in LA 2006

If anyone else has any pictures they want to share, just email me at nicolamj at

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December 06, 2006

Christmas List Website

I have emptied out the Christmas List website tables, so that you can start building your lists. I do have a new version of the website almost ready to go, but since it's not quite there yet, I thought I shouldn't hold the rest of you up. So you can start building your lists for 2006 by going to:

And I'll update the website at a later date.

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November 07, 2006

Los Angeles Tourist?

From Flickr:
Pan Pacific Park

Pan Pacific Park, originally uploaded by nicola.

Gregg will be returning with me to Los Angeles this Christmas, and I'm already trying to brainstorm some new and exciting things to do when we're in town. Last Christmas we managed to hit up some fun things, so now I'm really scratching my head.

Here's what we did last time:
- George C. Page Museum (aka La Brea Tar Pits)
- Santa Monica Pier
- Pan Pacific Park
- Hollywood Forever Cemetery
- Barnesdale Art Park and Hollyhock House
- Getty Museum (new one)
- Venice Beach
- Santa Monica Beach (where we had brunch at Back to the Beach)
- IN and OUT
- Jack in the Box
- Swingers (the Diner)

Things I am thinking about for this year:
- Definitely the Griffith Observatory
- Pink's and/or Tail o' the Pup
- Phillipe's

Suggestions??? We are particularly interested in old-style LA places and eating establishments. Has DuParr's reopened yet?

Oh, and I'm still working on the Christmas List site - it will be rejuvenated soon!

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January 10, 2006

Christmas 2005

I've put some of my Christmas photos online. I didn't take that many, so hopefully, some of you guys can supplement. Just send photos to

Check out the Christmas pictures.

Or, you can see pictures from our whole LA trip.

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November 22, 2005

It's getting colder.

From Flickr:
Essex, CT in November

Essex, CT in November, originally uploaded by nicola.

Perhaps on the West Coast, you haven't noticed it. There's a definite chill in the air. It may snow tonight.

Well, I can't argue as we've had an unseasonably warm Fall for the most part. I'm still optimistic since the holiday season is still yet to come. It's after the festivities that I get depressed, since it usually takes another 3 months to get warm again, with few days off in sight.

At least we have Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Anyway, have fun looking at the pictures I took when Belinda took Gregg and I down to Essex, CT.

Connecticut pictures

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November 09, 2005

Get ready early

I've flushed the tables for the Gift Registry site, so now you can start building your 2005 lists. Go to:

And start building your list.

I'm going to visit Belinda in CT next weekend, and I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving - remember to take pictures!

I'll be coming into LA on the morning of Dec 22, and I won't be coming alone.

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August 03, 2005

Found some old pictures from 2003

I found some old pictures on another computer from 2003. I think these were shot by Michael, and they're mostly candids, but I thought you might want to check them out. (Click on each image to open up that photo album.)

thanksgiving 2003 pic xmas 2003 pic

I will be arriving in LA on the night of Aug. 5th, can't wait!

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January 14, 2005

A Few Christmas Pictures

Sean SleepingI've started a photo album for some of the Christmas pictures I've recieved (from Sarah). Look for more coming soon!

Christmas 2004

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January 05, 2005

Christmas pictures

I'd like to post pictures from Christmas in LA - but I don't have any pictures yet! Send me your pictures at!

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November 15, 2004

It's that time again...

tolkien_xmas.jpgYou maybe wondering about the online gift registry - or maybe you're not, I don't know. But here it is again:

Hopefully, the address is a little easier to remember this time. The usernames and password are the same as before (username is just your first name, first letter capitalized), email me if you have any problems remembering your password. If a lot of people have problems, I may just email them out again.

The site is pretty much unchanged, but I did flush out all the list items from last year, so we could start from scratch. I may also be making minor adjustments as we go, but these shouldn't effect you.

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