Monday, November 30, 2009

Got the cards out

As always, we finished the cards and newsletter by December 1. A great way to stay in touch, though it seems less urgent in the Facebook era.

Guitar footpedals at 1st Covenant

...tacked to a piece of plywood...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wii Sports Resort

After a friend brought it over for Thanksgiving, I bought Wii Sports Resort. It's worth the purchase for the table tennis game alone, though it has 11 other games included. It feels and sounds exactly like playing real table tennis.

Jesus rocks!

Steve, the guitarist at First Covenant, has this sticker on his guitar case.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

At the Studio Theatre dressing room...

...there is a wonderful wall where actors have signed the bricks.

Alien technology fails us again

The sound guy at the show had a dead battery in his truck so John asked me if I could give him a jump. But when I brought my Prius over and popped the hood, he couldn't find the battery.
I found out later that the battery is in the back with the spare tire.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Playing in the rain

Tonight the John Skinner Band played at the Christmas tree lighting as usual. It rained and we got pretty wet. Fortunately, the security guys put up umbrellas and I don't think anything got permanently damaged.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turning innocent kids into criminals

Since Rachel is visiting, I went to Hollywood Video to rent a copy of Mario Kart for the Wii. The salesman told me that all the copies were out; some were damaged, others were missing, and some were "referred to a collection agency."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Unbelievable concert

I went to a house concert at the home of John and Daphne Bruno in Davis: Tamir Hendelman (godlike) on piano, Jeff Clayton on reeds. Stupendous. They both play in the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

No farting in this bathroom

I would love to have been in the meeting where they decided how to graphically represent farts.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The wait is over

There was until recently a restaurant in Granite Bay called Toast. It went out of business. Finally, I can say: "Toast is toast."

Do not donate cars to the SPCA

I don't think most dogs can drive safely. (Case in point: my dog took this picture, and he was drunk out of his mind at the time.)

This Christmas tree makes the piano look like a toy

Monday, November 16, 2009

Not getting their message out

I had a 3:00 appointment to ease a customer's keys in midtown. While I was doing it, I mentioned that right afterwards, I was going to Bloodsource, which was only a block away. "That's a club, right?" she asked. "No, " I said. "That's where you give blood."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

We were eating at the South Pine Street Cafe...

...and we ran into two of the guys from Second City that we saw the night before!! This guy (the one black guy in the group) grew up very near where Jennifer grew up. They had fun comparing notes.

In Nevada City, you're either in tourism, real estate,...

...or some New Age profession that you've pulled out of your organically-cleansed butt.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Second City in Nevada City

We saw Second City's touring company in the historic Nevada Theatre. We were lucky enough to get seats in the front row. For the second act finale, they asked Jennifer her name, profession, and a few more questions, and then sang an extended ensemble song about Jennifer! They seemed very surprised to find a lawyer who hated "being mean" and liked "saving the environment." Very surreal to hear a song about Jennifer. Overall, a great show. As usual, I laughed until I cried.

The best part of Sacramento

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Jennifer considers the dark side

This suit is on display at the California History Museum, proving that all that stuff in the movie really happened.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Boxes of books

Believe it or not, these seven boxes contain over 1,000 children's books bound for a library in Lesotho.

Sunday, November 01, 2009