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Sunday, April 9th, 2017 10:50 am
I have joined the troops deleting their livejournal accounts. Twitter is my main home these days, sometimes Tumblr and Instagram. I do check in here now and then.

In two weeks I fly to London. I haven't really been there in years, most of my trips to Britain were spent driving around the countryside. Very much looking forward to it. Happy to send a postcard if anyone would like one.
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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 11:36 am
(Also posted at lj.)

I recently was in San Francisco, where I saw a number of old friends including some who have no online presence, which I cannot fathom. The first few days I stayed downtown, near Union Square. My friend Nancy likes to walk and we did lots of walking around the city. We went to Telegraph Hill and climbed to Coit Tower, where the views are amazing.

View, San Francisco and beyond

We also walked along the Embarcadero, went to Alamo Square which has some lovely Victorian homes, ate dinner in the Mission District, etc etc. The next day we drove to Half Moon Bay to see a friend I hadn't seen since high school. The drive was really pretty and less citified than I expected. We returned to the city and stopped at Cliff House near Ocean Beach, where the views again were lovely. This is the remains of Sutro Baths, one of the old attractions at the beach.

Remains of Sutro Baths

There was more touring and eating. Nancy left the next day and I met up with [personal profile] verity at the coffee shop where she writes, which is a great spot in the Mission District. She looks great, SF life is agreeing with her.

I stayed the rest of the time in Fremont with another old friend. She took me to Chinatown, where her father grew up and she spent time with family when her family would go back to visit. I got several squished pennies, which are some of my favorite souvenirs because they are cheap and tacky and SO FUN. I put them in my new squished penny passport.

Pam is also big on walking and hiking so I suggested we see some redwoods. She decided we should go to Big Basin. We hiked for several hours in beautiful country and perfect weather. Here is one of the trees we saw:

Hollow tree, from the outside

The rest of my pictures are here.

Then I went to a sales conference where I survived the team building (so much hate for those, pushes all my anxiety buttons) and drank a lot.

Then I came home and [personal profile] imaginarycircus, her husband and some of his friends and I all saw Avengers at the IMAX 3D and it was AWESOME. I loved all of the heroes except I wish there had been a little more girlpower. Oh well, classic comics and all. That's a minor quibble. AWESOMEx1000
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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 04:11 pm
It has been too too long since I posted. Part of that is all the time I spend playing Glitch. Then there's work, which has also meant some travel. Work goes well overall. Last week I got a couple of unexpected kudos, always good to hear.

Then there's going out with friends to see The Hunger Games (so good!) or to celebrate [personal profile] imaginarycircus's writing achievements or the Purim party. Doing some reading (mostly mysteries lately, if you are on GoodReads you can find me here).

Here are some recent pictures I wanted to share under the cut )

I'm still watching Castle and Hawaii Five-0. Downton Abbey was great, a little soapy but the Christmas special improved. Once Upon a Time so far has been quite good, though I don't know how long I will be able to put up with unresolved storylines. And tonight I am excited to watch Mad Men!

So that's the update. I try to keep up with DW/LJ but if I've missed any news please let me know!

P.S. Cross-posted to LJ but I don't want the two journals linked. Sorry for the duplication!
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 07:59 am
My friend's brother collects airline timetables and he sent me this one of the awesome:

The only bad part is that it isn't real. You'd still have flown on a boring old plane.