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It's been a long time so, on to 365 Photography Project_3rd_11th Post
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What with this and that, photography has been kind of left in the dust, a situation I must rectify.
Focus, it's all about focus.
Nonetheless...


October31, 2012_Lauren's Baby Journal_in processOctober31, 2012_Lauren's Baby Journal_complete
These first two are being included now because I want them in the album and I forgot to include them in October so...
October 31, 2012_Lauren's Baby Book first in process and then complete. In the pouch are all of the Congrats-on-being-born cards. I then gave it to her for her 19th birthday on November 1, 2012.

January02_2013_Wednesday_December reading
Wednesday January 2, 2013_December reading_The bookclub book Taming Me, told form the perspective of a feral island kitten who finally settles down with a loving family, is written by a friend of one of the bookclub women. Very cool. The Serpent and the Grail is strange. It's a retelling of the Arthurian Legend but within a inflationary multi-universe where all gods who are believed in continue to have power.

January03_2013_Thursday_Spaghetti Factory birthday dinner
Thursday January 03, 2013_Jimmy and Lauren, sitting in fancy chairs at the Spaghetti Factory, waiting to be seated so Cindy & I could celebrate our combined birthdays dinner, Cindy's is Christmas Day and mine is New Year's Eve.

February01_2013_Friday_setupFebruary01_2013_Friday_January books & media
Friday February 1, 2013_January books & media_First photograph is how I set up what I'm going to read. The stack to the right is what I'm planning on reading for the next several months, the stack in the middle is the current month's, and the stack to the left is what's been done. The second photograph is December's reading & media, The Teaching Company's Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind, which discussed Fantasy and Science Fiction books and authors which went nicely with Isaac Asimov's The Foundation Trilogy, which I loved. Asimov isn't much of a lyrical writer, but man, does he tell a good story. I'll been reading more in this series.

That is all.

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It was such a great idea to give Lauren the baby book! It looks chock full!

Thank you!! Although I couldn't have imagined when I began it when she was first born that it would take me until she was 19 to finally give it to her :) She was very pleased to receive it and in the end that's all that matters.

Fancy antiques are a hallmark of all the Spaghetti Factories I've been to, velvet this, stained-glass that. Ours even has a San Francisco cable car in the middle of the main diningroom. It's always special when we get seated there!!

Do you have one local?

Don't think so -- had never even heard of the Spaghetti Factory before seeing this post. :) We do have the Cheesecake Factory though!

Well, that's just sad, honestly. Just in case, check here:
http://www.osf.com/osf-locations/

If you type 95118 into the location finder, the top entry is mine, my very own :D

No results for my zip code, alas!

That baby book is a work of art, as I would expect. I love the idea of collecting the cards and attaching them to the book. For my three, I glued some of the most important (close relatives, god-parents) onto pages, but the rest are no more.

I love how organized you are with your reading. Mine, as you know, is hit-or-miss. Thank you, by the way, for the offer of sharing one of your courses with me. I am still thinking about it, but don't want to undertake anything I can't give the proper attention to. I'm traveling in March and April, plus there's Passover coming up, but I may get back to you May-ish.

Love me some Isaac Asimov. He was Walter's very favorite, and I mostly read along with Walt. Isaac's world-building and future science are scientifically sound, you know, and of course his three laws of robotics have become classic. FanSee

Thanks for the lovely compliment on Lauren's Baby Book, that she was pleased means so much to me.

Since I set up my reading on my mission101, I am pretty organized. I know how much I can handle on my own always, assuming I still want to get anything else done, and taking into consideration that there will also be 7 or 8 bookclub books I have little control over :)

What I do with my Great Course watching is I do one 30 minute episode each morning, then it doesn't get in the way, but I keep steadily moving along. Just let me know in May, and I'll send it to you. Where are you traveling?

You're absolutely right, Asimov's world building is so complete. I'm glad to find out that apparently Walter and I had something else in common besides getting up early and am glad you are a fan too :D I offered up to my bookclub 'The End of Eternity' this time around. Should be fun!

The baby book is really nice. What are Lauren and Jimmy looking at?

We are in the waiting area and across from them is a great big tiled fireplace, non-working with some art work above that they really liked. Go here, scan down and it's the second photo from the left. Click on it to make it big because that really does make it look cooler.
https://foursquare.com/v/the-old-spaghetti-factory/49fe6e9ff964a520a26f1fe3
hope the link works.


The link worked. I saw the tiled fireplace but not the art above it.

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