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The dude and the bambina marched in the Ballard parade this evening.

Fri., May 17, 2024, 9:32:23pm PDT

A coworker asked what season of Doctor Who they should start with, and I realized I’ve been training for this moment for my entire life.

Wed., May 15, 2024, 9:29:50pm PDT

Went to Bainbridge yesterday and visited Billie.

Mon., May 13, 2024, 10:56:22am PDT
Aurora over Seattle. Aurora over Seattle. Aurora over Seattle. Aurora over Seattle.

The aurora is barely visible to the naked eye, but the phone camera picks it up nicely.

Fri., May 10, 2024, 11:50:04pm PDT

Finished reading The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. A promising setup (what if people could step through an endless series of parallel Earths?) was let down by merely adequate writing and a very abrupt out-of-nowhere ending (that wasn’t really an ending at all but a setup for the next book). Glad I read this book; not sure if I’ll read the next.

Thu., May 9, 2024, 9:26:18am PDT

This year, instead of juncos, we have wrens, not even an arm’s length from the door.

Wed., May 1, 2024, 6:06:53pm PDT

Alumni weekend was just great, seeing some people I’m still in touch with and others I haven’t seen since graduation, catching up and bonding again.

Mon., Apr. 29, 2024, 8:12:09pm PDT
Palm trees lining a street in Seal Beach.

Walked around the eastern side of town this morning, then rocked down to Electric Avenue and off to Claremont.

Fri., Apr. 26, 2024, 11:01:24am PDT

Had dinner at El Burrito Jr. last night, somehow unchanged in decades, then walked around the west side of town and briefly over into Long Beach.

Fri., Apr. 26, 2024, 8:25:39am PDT
Palm trees at Seal Beach.
Thu., Apr. 25, 2024, 7:47:13pm PDT (edited)

Heading down to LA for a college reunion.

Thu., Apr. 25, 2024, 11:02:19am PDT

Finished reading Dinner in Rome: A History of the World in One Meal by Andreas Viestad: a light overview of food and history, through the lens of a single (large) meal at Rome’s La Carbonara. The lightness is counterbalanced by an excellent bibliography, like A History of the World in Six Glasses (discussed in the bibliography).

Tue., Apr. 23, 2024, 10:46:50pm PDT

Oven guy came to repair the oven again.

Tue., Apr. 23, 2024, 12:41:22pm PDT

Visited Mom (back from South Carolina), then walked over Queen Anne to Pike Place Market: about 14k steps, 7 miles.

Apr. 20, 2024, 4:48pm

Went to the game store for Magic with the dude and Greg and his son. We had a good time; one guy played against me and Greg and the dude in his three rounds.

Apr. 14, 2024, 1:22pm