Month: July 2009

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Friday July 31, 2009

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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 […]

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Thursday July 30, 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 […]

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Wednesday July 29, 2009

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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 […]

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Tuesday July 28, 2009

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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 […]

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Monday July 27, 2009

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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 […]

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Sunday July 26, 2009

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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 […]

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Saturday July 25, 2009

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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 […]

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Friday July 24, 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 […]

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Wednesday July 22, 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 […]

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Tuesday July 21, 2009

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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 […]