Monthly Archives: May 2007

Haruki Thoughts

I’m three-quarters of the way through a book of his short stories, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, and one-quarter of the way through his newest novel, after Dark, and I can’t stop reading. I find that there is something so utterly … Continue reading

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You Know She's a Teenager When

She says stuff like: “Mom, you’re not seriously dressing like that to go to the mall! Why do you have to dress so ridiculous? Just wear what you wore to work please.” “Get some of those – you know – … Continue reading

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Back to Real Estate

We got pretty close to buying a half-million dollar condo in south Orange County. But in the end, Chad, Ian and I pulled our bids on the two condos in Mission Viejo: one was $550,00 and the other was $600,000 … Continue reading

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I Climbed Mount San Jacinto – elevation 10,804

I swear, the only reason I made it to the top was because it was so much more post-worthy than saying “I Hiked 12 miles to the Tram.” We were in such good spirits at the start of the day. … Continue reading

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We Made It!

And it only took us 16 hours. Mount San Jacinto opened a big can of whup-ass on us, but we MADE IT!

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Happy Birthday To Me

Guess what I got today? my master’s diploma! and since it’s from art center – it’s whimsically designed in orange. Hurray! Happy Birthday to me! Now, off to get our marriage license, and then to carbo-load at a nice Italian … Continue reading

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Money Talks

After months of tossing the idea around with friends, it looks like the Money Talks are finally going to happen. One of my money friends already had one small meeting at her house, which I was unable to attend, but … Continue reading

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Panda Babies

Spam doesn’t get any cuter than this! These pics came with the following email: “One zoo in southwest China has its hands full with 16 baby pandas. The Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center is dealing with the results … Continue reading

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and the Groom will be wearing…

Brooks Brothers. He looked very handsome in his new tan linen shirt and dark khaki trousers. He got a short sleeve linen shirt for the reception. New socks and new belt as well. We may or may not have time … Continue reading

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I was really pushing for Nabi Grace to be named after Lyra in the Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. The film version will be out December 2007. Can’t wait! See the preview here.

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