In Santa Monica

I’m here at the hotel in Santa Moncia, just before 10 AM local time. My flight got in a little early. The flight was more than half empty, I’d estimate. There were some bumps, but nothing I’d consider moderate. I managed to sleep about 2 hours on the flight, and spent most of the rest […]

On my way to L.A.

Up at 4:30 AM ET. I’m all packed and ready to go. The car was waiting out front when I woke up this morning at 4:30, which was good because they’ve cut it close the last couple times I’ve used the service. Looks like my flight is ontime as well. I’ve given Zeke a ton […]

Finished Harsh Mistress

I finished The Moon is a Harsh Mistress about 10 minutes ago. It was pretty good–I give it 3-stars–but of all Heinlein’s award winning books that I’ve read, I rate it only above Stranger In a Strange Land. I think that Starship Troopers and Doublestar were both better stories. I also liked Podkayne of Mars […]

Which religion is right for you?

I came across this quiz online. It contained 54 questions about various beliefs, etc. I took it because it thought it would be amusing, not because I beleive these statements actually reflect a set of beliefs. But the results were suprisingly accurate anyway. My results are below. At the bottom, there is a link to […]

Lots to do today

I have a lot to do today in preparation for my trip to L.A. My neighbors are going to be watching house and checking in on Zeke while I’m gone so that much is already taken care of. I did get started up again on exercises this morning. I started out with 25 pushups after […]

Why I won’t gamble

Having seen that I am going to Las Vegas in March, I’ve had friends and family urging me to at least try some gambling. After all, why else go to Vegas? Having heard this enough, I’ve therefore decided to put down on virtual paper the reasons why I won’t gamble. So, what follows are those […]

Studio City

I woke up this morning missing Studio City. This happens now and then. I think it was the fact that it was bright and sunny out this morning (although only 41 degrees) and the quality of light reminded me of waking up in Studio City on a Saturday morning. Studio City was great on Saturday […]

What books to take to Santa Monica?

I’ve only got tomorrow to do a whole list of chores and errands and then I fly to L.A. at 6 AM Sunday morning. So just now, before heading off to bed, I scanned the bookshelves, trying to decide what to take with me to Santa Monica. It’s hard to decide because I can never […]

Back to push-ups and sit-ups

I spoke to mom today and she mentioned that she had started up at a new gym and it got me thinking that I really need to get back into the swing of things. I’d been doing pretty well for a while, daily pushups and situps, but that seemed to wane away after I got […]

Itinerary for Santa Monica trip is firming up

As of this moment, I’ve got one kickball game to attend (assuming I get into L.A. in time), two lunches already scheduled, and three dinners. Plus and entire Saturday with some friends. That leaves three slots open for lunch, and three slots open for dinner. The lunches will fill up. Don’t know about the dinners. […]

Laughing outloud in the middle of the night

I woke up in the middle of the night last night, to a strange sound–strangely familiar, actually–and for a few seconds, I couldn’t quite place it. I live close to a railroad line and often hear freight trains sounding their horns in the middle of the night. In a half-sleep stupor that noise can sometimes […]

Smallville 100th Episode

That was one of the best Smallville episodes ever. The lead-in had me jumping up and down and hooting and screaming. It was a really well done show overall. I can see how they’ve set things up for Clark to begin to discover what his purpose really is. Incidentally, Kryptonsite ( appears to be so […]