Daily Archives: January 3, 2010

May 3, 2009. What I Did Today.

Giant Grapes I had planned on taking a long exploratory walk today, but this morning it was so hot I talked myself out of it. I decided to wait until late afternoon/early evening when it would be cooler. But then … Continue reading

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May 9, 2009. Duck.

As usual I got things wrong. I sent an email to Vivian and Sea inviting them and their families to a Peking Duck dinner on me. They accepted. We would rendezvous at Sea’s house at 16:00 and go from there. … Continue reading

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May 8, 2009. Back in My Rut.

I am comfortably back in my routine. Work, reading the English language newspapers at the library, walk home, dinner, laps in the park. After the craziness of Thailand it is almost refreshing. But I do miss the excitement and chaos … Continue reading

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May 12, 2009. Very Hot Again

Today is the hottest day of the year so far. I don’t know the exact temperature, but I would guess it’s close to 90, and the sun is shining brightly. No wind, of course. The sidewalks are crowded with umbrellas … Continue reading

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May 13, 2009. Earthquake Anniversary.

Yesterday (May 12, 2009) was the one year anniversary of the big earthquake in China. It was in Schuian Province and officially about 85,000 people were killed. Several towns were flattened. All day and night the TV was devoted to it. There … Continue reading

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May 16, 2009. Social Networking

Have been hearing so much about Twitter I signed up today. So far, I don’t get the excitement. Maybe I need to “follow” Ashton Kutcher and Larry King. So far two people are “following” me. One turned out to be a link … Continue reading

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May 15, 2009. Planning a Party

Yesterday it was hot again. I did nothing but work, library, home, eat, park. Thus no post. Today it is a little cooler, but still very warm and sunny. At least there is a slight breeze. Last Saturday night I … Continue reading

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May 17, 2009. Martin’s Birthday Party.

Last night was Martin’s Surprise birthday party. Yesterday I described my plans to have a birthday cake presented at dinner. I thought everything was in place. The gang rendezvoused at Martin’s car for the drive to Coco Park. When I … Continue reading

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