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Archive for July, 2009

Friday July 31, 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Many of my tourist pictures have people in them, so of course I can’t show them to you. Still, we did a lot of tourist stuff. One of my favorite things was the Aquarium of the Pacific. At the aquarium you can see and even touch all manner of aquatic creatures. You don’t want to […]

Thursday July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The main thing I intended to eat while in California was fruit. I live in a place with a shorter growing season, and much of the fruit here is brought in from elsewhere by truck, so of course it doesn’t taste like fruit at all. So I ate lots of fruit. This particular dish of […]

Wednesday July 29, 2009

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

During my trip, I enjoyed the architecture very much. You have to have the Seven Dwarves as caryatids, right? This is the Disney building. Even leaving the Disney buildings aside, the buildings were brighter and more whimsical than what you find here where I live. There are lots of cute little bitty stucco houses painted […]

Tuesday July 28, 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I ‘m back from my visit to L.A. The flight there was smooth enough, though my luggage stayed an extra night in Dallas. Once there, every day included the freeway. This was not a surprise to me, of course, because the freeway is how you go places. There were old freeways, which were not so […]

Monday July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Yesterday we went to a Basque family style restaurant and then to have tea with the new girlfriend of one of the band members. She made the tea by steeping sliced ginger, cinnamon sticks, and dates, no tea, but it was quite good. We had an interesting discussion of neurology and then returned to my […]

Sunday July 26, 2009

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I did very little work yesterday, and we went to lunch in a sports bar. This is probably my least favorite kind of restaurant, because of the noise level, and it wasn’t better in an exotic locale. However, we still had good conversation, and there was creme brulee with caramelized bananas, so that was a […]

Saturday July 25, 2009

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

During last night’s rehearsal — I think it was the Cajun waltz section of the evening — my hostess’s three dogs all decided to get up and bark. They’ve mostly been lying in the middle of the ciricle of musicians throughout rehearsals, but last night they were moved to join in. Or possibly just couldn’t […]

Friday July 24, 2009

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I didn’t write at all yesterday, but that’s not because nothing happened on Wednesday. We went to the aquarium, I got a gig (subject to their getting the deal) from an ad agency in a bigger town in my own state, and I survived a lot of time on the freeway. I have a lot […]

Wednesday July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Yesterday I wrote newsletters and blog posts and then went and met one of my clients. I’ve been working for this guy for a couple of months, but have had a bit of ambivalence about whether I was really going to be able to help him much, or even wanted to work with him. In […]

Tuesday July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I worked for eight hours yesterday and then shut down the computer in spite of ongoing small crises among clients and went to Seal Beach. We began with a late lunch at a Greek restaurant, where we luxuriated on the patio, by a fountain, with platesful of lamb and vegetables. Then we strolled about like […]

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