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Sunday January 29, 2012_Remodel of 3rd bedroom, we have it nearly done and I plan on doing a little photo spread, later this coming week, showing both the befores and afters of this room and the livingroom that was also impacted by the remodel.

Saturday February 04, 2012_Parents Day at UCSanta Cruz Crown & Merrill colleges

There was a drumming, dancing & puppet show, presented by students studying the culture of the island of Java, specifically West Java. The photo to the right, if clicked, shows their instruments in more detail. In these two photos, they are only setting up to play. The lady to the left in the left photo is the Provost of Merrell and actually performed the puppet show which depicted just a small part of one of West Java's legends. Unfortunately, I wasn't really able to get good photos of the dancing or puppet show. Also, I love the mirror ball from the flagged ceiling.

View from Cowell College's dining hall, one of several which stay open on weekends.

A strike is being called for March 1 to protest higher tuition costs :)))
After Parent's Day ended, we, David, Lauren, and I, left campus, going to Pacific Avenue for dinner passing both this beautiful theatre, The Del Mar, and this street band during our stroll after we'd finished eating.

the flickr of our lives


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Feb. 5th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Ahh, the flowering tree! *makes grabby hands* We're still a few months away from those.
Feb. 6th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
we should be a couple of months away from those, anyway because early blooming means no rain, which also means we're in for a very droughtful summer :(( Still, they are pretty :))
Feb. 5th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
The bedroom looks great! Can't wait to see the final result.

Loved the view from Cowell College's dining hall. The weather was really beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 6th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
'The bedroom looks great! Can't wait to see the final result.'
Probably tomorrow :)

The view is amazing, and the weather was perfect, first time they said it hadn't rain for Parent's Day, so YAY!
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
The new room looks fabulous! It looks like a fun time at Parents' Day.
Feb. 6th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
thank you!! Now I have all my books and whatnot moved in, I'll show you later this week!!

Parent's Day was fun, just being on campus with Lauren, her showing me around her world is always fun. And kind of weird at the same time, ya know?
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Feb. 6th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
It was a perfect day in Santa Cruz :))) and I also clearly remember the wasteland that Pacific Avenue became and am so pleased every time we go there now at its full recovery. That's why I included a photo of the Del Mar...it survived!!!...it survived!!! because a lot of the old architecture didn't.
Feb. 6th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC)
I like the chalked call to action!
Feb. 6th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I had a feeling you would, but done is such soft colors, I actually ramped up the saturation a little, it's almost more a 'whisper' to action, but proclaimed gently everywhere we went around campus.
Feb. 13th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
Quiet, persistent, and effective.
Feb. 20th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
exactly and I found out from Lauren that it's actually campus wide, the college is participating. No classes, no off-campus deliveries, no food in the dining halls, a total shut-down. They're actually setting up a tent city for all the kids to mingle with their teachers and administrators. Man, you've gotta love Santa Cruz because, while many of the other UCs are participating, not all are.

Feb. 6th, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
Looking forward to the before and after pics.

Great pics as always, the blossom is so pretty.
Feb. 6th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
'Looking forward to the before and after pics.'

'...the blossom is so pretty.'
They are pretty yet so out of season, those trees shouldn't be blooming now, they are confused :D
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Feb. 6th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
we were told this was the first rain-free Parent's Day they could remember, so :)))
Feb. 15th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
The Del Mar
I love all the pictures, but the Del Mar Theater especially caught my eye. You don't see too many theaters with a lighting display like that anymore. Love it. FanSee
Feb. 20th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: The Del Mar
The picture is especially poignant when you know that Pacific Avenue was basically leveled during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, many of building collapsed, the entire street and both sidewalks were crumpled and yet, the Del Mar remained, not without damage, but it is just a beautiful little movie theater, you have a good eye. I imagine there are a few remaining in Philadelphia, we even have a couple left here in San Jose.
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