Sunday May 29, 2011 Me & she @ the hair salon.
Monday May 30, 2011 May books & DVDs_I loved all of these, EXCEPT the bottom most book, Tasting the Universe, which, frankly, I hated. I disliked the author's science, especially, but I also disliked her writing and her premise. I actually threw it into the recycle bin. On-the-other-hand, I loved A Stroke of Insight and would recommend it highly if you have an interest in how our brains work. Also, if you have any interest in Vietnam, The Things They Carry is excellent and was actually my rec for my bookclub this month. The DVD that's difficult to read is Painters Painting, which I have been waiting to come out on DVD for a couple of years.
If you want to know about any of the others, just ask :D
Tuesday May 31, 2011 Vases
For Lauren: the cloisonne vase on the right belonged to your great-grandmother, Helene, Grandpa Rode's mom. She bought it in San Francisco, in Chinatown probably in the 1920s or 30s, I don't really know and it does having very cool Chinese letters on the bottom. Grandpa told me that the bottom was intentionally damage to avoid paying customs fees, that doing this was common. IDEK
The vase on the left I bought, I think in the 1990s, as a companion piece and because, as you know, I love dragons.
Wednesday June 01, 2011 AP Physics' boat races, which Lauren's team, she's 2nd from the left with Jimmy & a little further over, Taylor, on 'shore', didn't win but they completed their two laps so...YAY!!! Demetri & Aaron maned the boat. Lauren was 1 of 2 remaining girls in this class, the others having dropped out long ago along with a good number of boys. The class began with 40 kids and end with 19.
Thursday June 02, 2011 Park with distant clouds
Friday June 03, 2011 The renovation continues with the new store, Orchard Supple Hardware, having windows!! which should give a far more open feeling to the structure.
Saturday June 04, 2011 OMG Rain!!! This does not happen in June, does not. Our rain usually stops in April and begins again in November with maybe one rain during the summer which, just sayin, this is not.
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