WEEK 48 2015
Tue- Wed- Thur-
Picture of the Week
This Week, 2003
this week, 2004
Years Ago, this week, 2005
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Years Ago, This Week, 2008
Years Ago, This Week, 2009
Years Ago, This Week, 2010
Saturday - I took it slow, still pretty
sleepy. Lunch with friends...
We got together in the evening for turkey leftovers, then some videos.
We watched a couple of movies in the evening. The first was Man
On Wire, about the Frenchman Philippe Petit who walked the tightrope
between the World Trade Center buildings back in the 1970's (actually seven
or eight times, on the wire for nearly 45 minutes up there). Kind of a
egotistical nut, but interesting to watch. He and his support crew actually
had to sneak into the still under construction WTC to do it, and were
arrested afterwards. "Man On Wire" was the description of the event in the
arresting officer used in his ticket.
The other was another biography, Deceptive
Practices, of a famous stage magician Ricky Jay. Very interesting,
quite a character.
Book #52 was Blood
Rites, by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #6). Much the same as the others,
good to pass the time with...
What, you are probably asking, happened to Book #5? Well, I did order it
digitally from the library, but apparently as an audio book, and I just
haven't had time to listen to it. Or the urge, really. I listen to audio in
the car, not at home, and my phone isn't loud enough to hear over the
engine. I guess I could try the Bluetooth speaker, if I can remember to
charge it up...
Friday - Didn't do much,
sat around, read, watched TV. Never got out of my sweats...
I realized that although I had updated the web page on Monday or Tuesday I
hadn't actually uploaded it... I remember having the same issue last time I
worked away from home...
This job will probably run long - it was supposed to have ended two weeks
ago but will probably last until Christmas, unless the contractor gets his
Thanksgiving Day. I spent it with my good friends Roger and Sheryl, and
loaded up on Turkey and Pie. Yay!
25 November 2015
Wednesday - OTR. Inspecting all day. I
wanted to head home, but it was gridlocked in LA, so I just decided to head
back tomorrow. No sense in relapsing again - I still havent shaken this
Tuesday - OTR. Inspecting. Not much to
Monday - OTR.
Sunday - OTR. Slept in a bit. did some chores,
the left early to head back to Ventura.
One thing I do these days is watch how long it takes for me to see someone
do something crazy/dangerous/stupid/pointless after I leave the house to
commute. Today it took 1.5 miles. Turning left onto Avenue L there is a turn
signal. At the signal I started to turn left, into the number two (outer)
lane westbound. And the guy behind me floored it, fishtailed around me to
illegally pass on the right in the bike lane before I'd even completed the
Back to Ventura in the afternoon, wondering what to do with myself....