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Month: August 2007

Garden Variety

Garden Variety

Eight months earlier I’d taken my parents to Huntington Library and Gardens. My parents decided to forgo the Garden to get on with the other scheduled events of the day (which was lunch at Houston’s I believe and then The Gamble House). On Sunday I revisited the Garden with Beverly after stopping for lunch at Afloat Sushi. As it turns out the Garden has many delights to uncover and we spent several hours strolling through desert cactus patches, rose gardens,…

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“I said Salsa, not Seltzer”

“I said Salsa, not Seltzer”

After work today I sped fast down the 101 and 405 en route to West Los Angeles. Today would be another small milestone for the book of “I’ll try anything once.” I picked her up at her office and by 7pm Beverly and I had arrived at Ma’Kai and hoofed to our reserved table ahead of the line. I had reserved said table because Beverly’s first choice of dining I had deemed toxic due to the large amount of nutty…

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no!

no!

I came home from a trip to Santa Barbara on Sunday to get a poof of 92 degree stagnant air in my face. So, after work today I stopped by OSH and bought the last pair of fuses they had, got another roof key, popped the old ones out (the AC man only replaced one of the old ones – not both) – put the new ones in – and hoped for the best. Appears to be working so far.

pointless?

pointless?

Is it narcissitic to write a blog? A popular radio personality asserted Wednesday that people that write blogs are the biggest self centered “a-holes” around. Beyond that opinion I have noticed several problems associated with blogging. My number one problem of the past year or so is that so many things I do can’t be mentioned on here because they have to do with my dating activities. For instance, last summer I went to Disneyland with a young woman (she…

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my day in court (to be continued)

my day in court (to be continued)

The Van Nuys Courthouse is smack dab in the middle of the dirty heart of the city of Van Nuys (just off of Van Nuys Boulevard). Perhaps the only dirtier more dangerous part of the San Fernando Valley is just west of Van Nuys – Panorama City. Once inside the whole-block municipal complex things are a different story. Most of the buildings are fairly new – and fairly modern in appearance. Once I made my way to the clerk-line things…

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relax

relax

As if Mother Nature was trying to tell me there are bigger things to worry about than my current troubles – I finally actually felt an earthquake for the first time last night. According to the earthquake report it was a 4.5. It was a bizarre experience as I woke up in the middle of it hearing various objects fall from their perch. No apparent damage though, so all is well. Now, I suppose I should mention all that isn’t…

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the joys of home ownership (parts 1&2 together)

the joys of home ownership (parts 1&2 together)

We’ll start with the plumbing fiasco. On the 10th of July I received at work (but didn’t answer) a few calls from Justin. When I called him back he informed me that we had an “emergency” and a plumber was in our unit wanting to cut up the wall. I told him not to let the plumber touch anything until I saw what the problem was. When I came home I investigated. The unit directly beneath mine has had a…

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