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Month: May 2008

Monday back to school

Monday back to school

Our friends left for LA Saturday night, so Sunday morning Beverly took me on a tour of her Alma Mater – UCSB. First we went to her old “dorms” off campus – which felt more like a resort community to me. We went into the old recreation facility and Beverly started playing piano – a talent I never knew she had. After seeing the “dorms” we headed to campus. It was memorial day so campus was mostly deserted, which gave…

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Sunday Fog

Sunday Fog

On Sunday Beverly and I travelled up the coast to Santa Barbara. We met with friends for lunch at Brothy Brothers. After waiting nearly 90 minutes to get seated I ordered shark (first time) and was disappointed as it was a little dry and rough. Beverly’s swordfish was good though. After eating we digested our food by visiting the war memorial by the pier and then walking along the boardwalk to see the art show. Beverly remarked that a lot…

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Saturday Sun

Saturday Sun

On Saturday Beverly and I visited the Norton Simon Museum. I hadn’t gone there since I took my parents in December of 2006. I remembered that it was my favorite museum – but I also remembered it being much bigger. Unfortunately the garden was mostly closed, but we managed to see some ducks on the pond anyway. After that we ducked into the nearest 24 hour fitness for a workout. Significant as it is only the third time I’ve used…

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blink

blink

I finally started reading Blink yesterday. After Byron recommended it to me way back in April of 2006 I tucked it away in the back of my mind to check out some day. As I was describing the content of the book to a watermelon fan in conversation recently it hit me that since the book is all about the validity of split second judgements – to be true to Malcolm Gladwell‘s message I ought to just stop reading after…

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Bronson – Faces of Death

Bronson – Faces of Death

On Thursday after work I met up with Kent to hike as we usually do. We had chose Griffith Park as the source for our inspiration. We parked at the lot on Fern Dell Drive and proceeded up the road. When we came to the intersection that lead up to the Observatory we headed west up a closed road. We saw the road curve around the side of the mountain and then under the Hollywood sign. We decided to take…

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this will not work

this will not work

I stumbled upon this last night. Why does PETA not realize that if we no longer need to keep real animals to slaughter – we won’t keep the real animals at all? Farmers aren’t going to keep hundreds of cows around…for fun… Lab grown meat will decrease the animal population even more… so PETA, would you rather have animals born and raised for our consumption – or just not born? Actually, this works perfectly since the new demand for ethanol…

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6.0

6.0

I think these scores are pretty good for an art major that hadn’t taken a standardized test in over four years. I would have liked to see a better result on the quantitative – but they only gave me two geometry questions – and that was my best “subject.” I probably could have scored higher on verbal as well if I’d been able to spend more time on that – but I knew math was my weakest point so I…

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