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Altadena’s new North Lake area

Just saw this in the Star News — Drumming up Interest in North Lake Avenue; my eyes popped when I saw Lance Anderson’s name with Altadena Junction, as I see him from time to time at The Coffee Gallery & know him from the LA Podcast Group. He’s set up a creative arts space up […]

Tabbouleh: It to me is like Popeye’s spinach

Courtesy of my uncle, I bring you Tabbouleh. (A definite idea for Doc M’s enthusiastic parsley plants!) Direct YouTube link

Above Earth, Fixing Hubble Credit: STS-125 Crew, NASA

Atlantis on the ground in California

I awoke suddenly this morning around 8:30 or so. Later I learned that Space Shuttle Atlantis landed in California. Did we hear the sonic boom? Well, no. But the signature boom-boom happened right around the time I woke up, so maybe I slept through it and wakened immediately afterwards. Direct YouTube link This was a […]

Memorial Day in the San Gabriel Valley

Memorial Day Celebrations in the San Gabriel Valley– 9:00 am. San Marino event at Lacy Park. 9 a.m. 1485 Virginia Road. I’ve been to that in the past, and have found the roll call of veterans in attendance the most moving part of the ceremony. (source: Pasadena Star News, see link below) 10:00 am Monrovia […]

Roasting George Lucas

Carrie Fisher: Direct YouTube link P.S. The William Shatner opener is pretty good, too.

XKCD on the difference

This explains it all.

Releasing Hubble from the Shuttle

I’ve been following but not blogging (till now) the Space Shuttle and Hubble telescope progress (I’ve been tweeting it, tho). I just watched this video taken from the Shuttle crew window of the release of the Hubble telescope, which is back in “flagship condition” and is expected to remain in operations until 2020. (we’ll call […]

Procrastinator’s Voter Guide for California Special Election

CA Secretary of State explantionss, pie chart w/ budget percentages The Pie chart I’d like to see is the one that divvies up the Legislated budget and ballot-box budget portions of the pie. Economist: California the Ungovernable State Find your polling place (statewide, leads to registrar locations by county). Los Angeles County Polling Place Locator […]

Stuff on my desk

Desk Clutter Scan

Inspired by Mademoiselle Gramophone’s Daily Brain Scan, I offer you a selection of trinkets that I found on my desk, which, when I take them off the scanning plate, will go elsewhere. I think: Who knew that declutter procrastination could be so fun?