August 7th, 2012

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Still late so... this is still Ohio, our second, and final, week there. 

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Sunday July 22, 2012_We (we being Lucy, David, Lauren and I) visited John, a kind of uncle to David although he's not Lucy's brother, & Marilyn's country home, which is located about an hour outside of Toledo, where we ate well, played with their three dogs, Louie, Googie and Lily, and drove through lovely countryside both fallow and green.

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Monday July 23, 2012_Lauren and I had wanted to attend the Star Trek Next Generation Fathom Event here in San Jose and so, we were delighted we when we discovered that it was showing on the very same nigh at a very local theater to us in Toledo. They showed two of the remastered episodes from Season One plus interviews with all the major cast members. Such fun!!! The remastering of this series has been a major undertaking and is stunningly done. If you were into STNG and haven't already, you probably should check it out.

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Saturday July 28, 2012_Just outside of Toledo on our way home and taken by Lauren.

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Just trying to get caught up :-D This past week, ending July, was simple.

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Sunday July 29, 2012_Donating blood
Ironic little story_Over a year ago, when it was discovered that Lauren has O Neg blood, the Stanford Blood Bank started calling, but despite my trying to convince her, she really didn't want to donate again, I think because finding out that she has the rarest blood type both scared her and made her angry. Still, when Stanford called yet again this summer, she finally agreed and we both signed up, for 9am the morning AFTER our return from Ohio, the most convenient time at the most convenient location available.

Well...after arriving, once we'd answered a bunch of questions and had taken a little battery of test, while I was good to go, they informed her that she couldn't donate, at least not that day, because her blood pressure was too low at 110 over 40 instead of like mine at 110 over 75, probably because she just naturally has low blood pressure and was very dehydrated from being trapped on a plane the entire day before where she'd refused to drink water because she, more importantly, refuses to use airplane bathrooms. WILL NOT. Just a little neurotic, I guess.

So, I was able to donate while she wasn't and now, I must reschedule (she insists :-DDD) making sure she is utterly and entirely hydrated the day before we go.

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Tuesday July 31, 2012_July reading and viewing_I finished 2/ 3rds of Dante's Divine Comedia, (I was more engaged with Inferno than with Purgatorio, but liked them both) plus Lauren and I watched the first season of The Wild Thornberrys and Optimizing Brain Fitness, which actually changed how we manage our day!!! and I finished The History of the English Language, my 2nd time through.

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