Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Love the weather hate the eLaws

California has these great eLaws - you cannot toss old computers into the trash. You must arrange for special pick up. We had 40 monitors, 2 pallets. California has an eTax that you pay on computer you purchase, but you still must pay to recycle.

So Cal Living

Another beautiful day. Clear sunny, light winds, and 90 f. Fire season will start soon bringing smoke to otherwise beautiful skies.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Don't Play With Your Food

For dinner tonight Kerry made the boys octodogs with mac'n'cheese. They had fun eating. This may be the only octo-anything Coop may ever eat. For dessert we had some apple sauce (made from Granny Smith apples) the Star Wars junkies asked if we could call it 'Granny Sith'.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Store Death

All the department stores in CA are all owned by Federated. They are beginning to consolidate their operations, so many stores are closing down. At the Northridge mall the Robinson's-May (which resulted from a previous colsolidation) is closing down.

They were selling the fixtures, so we bought some - for GTY.

It was odd to be in such a large store with nothing, and no one in it.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Cooper and the General

Metella and Grandpa were on vacation this week, so we got to take care of the General. Coop loves to sit with him and pet him. I think Cooper will miss him more than Campbell when he goes home.

The General can be annoying at times, so much so that we call him 'General Nuisance'. This week he has been good and fun. He has us thinking about getting a dog.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

What Not to Wear

This man came into the place we were having lunch today. When he entered most people stopped talking and dropped their lunch and jaws.

Besides his shorts being too short and too tight, his hair was wild like a lion's mane, but too many colors. He also had a way of moving that was almost unnatural, which might have been caused by his hideous Ugg boots. He was not dressed for success - or eating out.