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Month: February 2013

Mt. Wilson Hike

Mt. Wilson Hike

For months now my friend has been trying to get me to go with him to hike Mt. Wilson.  He already went twice without me, once I was out of town (or something) and the last time, in January, I had a heel fissure. On February 24th I agreed to go.  My friend showed with his son at about 9:15 and we started out from the little park in Sierra Madre at the base of the trail. Before I get…

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Supernatural Sighting

Supernatural Sighting

On February 9th Sam and I had the pleasure of joining a new/old friend for a casual birthday gathering in Los Feliz.  I met M back in college when we had dinner together at Byron’s parents’ house.  M was one of Byron’s roommates at Ohio University.  After that dinner we never really had the opportunity to meet again. I knew that M had recently moved to Los Angeles so Byron introduced us (again) and M invited Sam and I to…

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Disneyland

Disneyland

Sam loves to go to Disneyland; I’m not sure if it’s the idea of being a kid again, the rides, or what.  I’m not as big a fan (I grew up on steel roller-coasters  not teacups), but I know that Sam will really enjoy it, so I end up going with her every other year or so (she goes with friends in between our visits). This year I took Sam for Valentine’s Day. I rushed through the gate and we ended up going into the wrong…

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old friends and new dinners

old friends and new dinners

At the end of 2012 Sam and I made huge strides to get our condo ready for guests.  Other friends had stopped by of course in the six months since we’d bought the place, but it was always in a state of flux with furniture, repairs, etc. all pending.  By the time my parents showed up in November it was mostly complete.  Early in 2013 Sam had to go to China for work, but when she returned we started lining…

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