Dec 20 2007


I guess I’ve missed most of December as well. Not just in blog-land, but a in real life as well. I’m finally starting to feel a bit more comfortable at the job, but still don’t have the level of depth required to discriminate between “know the reason why X is done via Y” and “X shouldn’t really be done via Y; I should build tool Z.” And, since I eat lunch and dinner at work, I haven’t really been out and about Santa Monica/Venice (not to mention LA) to a great degree. Notable points of interest:

  • The Novel Coffee House and Bookstore in Venice: very cool atmosphere, laptop friendly (although the wireless isn’t free).
  • Some pizza joint in Eagle Rock: excellent. Some of the best pizza I’ve ever had. I’ll have to dig up the name.
  • LACMA Dali Exhibit: again, excellent.
  • The Edison Hotel: awesome ‘steampunk-ish’ bar in LA. I wish I would’ve brought my camera to the Holiday Party we had there.
  • I now officially add Boxers to the types of dogs (Akita, Husky, Malamute) I’d like to (someday, not in the near future) own. Mainly due to Tommy.

However, I did get the chance to spend Thanksgiving with Pop’s side of the family in Yuma, and trained with Kawika Sensei, David Mills, and some others a few weekends ago. I felt good having a body to throw around again. Lance and I met an hour before class, and Mike and Sean showed up early as well, so we beat each other up in the soggy mud of the park. Ah, yes, I definitely miss that.

Hopefully I’ll get around to posting some new (although shot a while ago) photo to, since that’s become nearly static. Also on the docket: continue on with the Spanish, Japanese, and German lessons, get back to taking more photos, and learn how to rock climb. Hopefully I can syntehisize the last two.

Tomorrow I leave for MO to meet up with the girl at her father’s place. I have to bring long johns. Damn it’s cold there.