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A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for January, 2010

Caricature and Car Trouble

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

John was in town this weekend for my birthday. A friend from the bay area came down as well. After last year’s beach party for John’s 50th birthday (when it was cold and rainy), we decided to do my party indoors. Some friends opened their home since my apartment is too small to hold the […]

Ink and Age

Monday, January 25th, 2010

As usual, the week slipped by pretty quick. I’m taking an intro to acting class at one of the local universities, so that’s one night every week committed. I skipped the gay square dance night, but was busy catching up on social networking. I saw a musical on Thursday then spent the next night and […]

Whisper House

Monday, January 25th, 2010

This year, I’m going to log the theater I see, especially if it’s a review assignment. I reviewed the world premier musical Whisper House last week.

Househunting again

Monday, January 18th, 2010

John made his first trip to San Diego of 2010 this weekend, but it wasn’t really for fun. We’re back in househunting mode after the Scripps Ranch place fell through last month. Although we don’t really keep track of numbers, we probably set a personal record for number of places to see in a day […]

Unplanned and planned

Monday, January 11th, 2010

“Hospital” was the word of the week. A friend of mine had a scheduled surgery for the middle of last week, so I made a few trips to see him. Although the tumor the doctors removed was larger than they expected, his recovery has been pretty good and he was released a little earlier than […]

New Year’s Themes

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

I don’t believe that I have to make New Year’s resolutions on New Year’s Day; I’d rather have some time to think about it. Actually, I haven’t made “resolutions” for years. Instead I usually set “goals”. I even posted them here one year. After some consideration, this year I’m going to do something a little […]

More air problems

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Another trip, another potentially dangerous aviation problem…. As reported earlier, the return leg of my last trip to Austin included an unplanned stop in El Paso because of a cabin pressure problem. My ears had been ‘popping’ quite a bit, so I knew something was up (or down). I was pretty surprised by how quickly […]