WEEK 42 2010
Mon- Tue- Wed-
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Saturday - a slow day. I twisted my
back, so no chores that involved bending, lifting, walking...OK, no
chores at all. The Tivo got a work out (22 saved shows - it was about
time!) and I read my first book on the Kindle.
Book #67 was Isaac Newton,
by James Glieck. This was a short, but fairly detailed biography of the
famous Natural Philosopher. Well done, with a lengthy biography. It is
short - it doesn't really go into a lot of detail about his
accomplishments, but is a good introduction I think. Reading on the
Kindle was like reading a book. One can look up the footnotes, then go
directly back to the text. You can stop reading, and come back to the
point where you left off, and can leave "highlights" and annotations of
Best of all: it doesn't take up any (non-existent, in my case) bookshelf space!
(Looking for the #, it's a bit surprising to see I haven't finished a book since October 2nd!)
In the evening I watched the first half of the NLCS playoff's, between
the Giant's and Phillie's. I had a dinner engagement, so left with the
score tied in the fourth or fifth. [The dinner party ran late, and it
wasn't until Sunday morning that I found out that the Giant's had won
the NL Pennant.]
- back in Lancaster. I had an important engagement!
My friend's son was having his Eagle Scout Court of Honor & I was
invited to attend. It went very well. This is a big deal and a lot of
people showed up. He pinned medals to his Mom and Dad, and Mom, in
turned, pinned his Eagle Scout badge on him. Much to my own surprise (I
was lurking about doing the photography thing) I was called up to get a
Mentor badge. A complete surprise - I think I fell asleep hours later
still smiling! His mother made a wonderful speech - I'll have to see if
I can get a copy. The new Eagle Scout handed out a number of "thank
you" awards to the many people that had helped him with his project;
and in lieu of a speech did a short yo-yo demonstration - much to the
delight of the crowd.
I think I mentioned early this year that he had won "Scout of the Year"
already, for his ES project in sending cooling neckerchief's to the
servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thursday 21 October 2010
- working - a long day, ten hours, then back to Lancaster.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
- down in Ventura, working.
- doing this and that, getting ready to head down to Ventura tomorrow.
- not much going on. Did some errands, some work, some research. Put up with the cats...
The birthday present I ordered for myself arrived: a Kindle 3G. Pretty
neat. It's about the same size as the old Sony Reader, but lighter,
with a lot more functionality:
Kindle & Cat.
Sunday 17 October_2010
- the day was mostly spent relaxing. I'm still pretty tired. Did some wash, some small chores.
The LPAC presentation was a Chinese drumming production. Pretty nice,
actually. Some good drumming and some nice skits and scenes.
The overturned vehicle I mentioned seeing on the way down was a
fatality accident. I looked it up later and one of the two deaths was a 12 year old girl who was
ejected after a tire blew and the vehicle rolled. It was a great big
Lincoln Navigator, and if she had been belted in she probably would
have lived. Sad.