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5/23/2004

La Tuna Canyon

Filed under: — stan @ 8:25 pm

Today’s ride was “La Tuna Canyon East to West”. We went down Orange Grove and then past the Rose Bowl. Then up Salvia Canyon into La Cañada. Then we went down Hospital Hill and up Honolulu Ave to La Tuna Canyon. The day was cool and overcast, and it was sprinkling rain just a little bit. We went down the far side into Sunland, and then back on Glenoaks into Glendale. We stopped for a snack at Paradise Bakery. Coming home, we took Glenoaks and Colorado back into Pasadena.

42 miles.

5/21/2004

Pomp and Circumstance

Filed under: — stan @ 7:33 pm


Lucinda’s preschool held a graduation ceremony for all the kids who are going to be going to kindergarten in the fall. It was very cute. Pictures are in her photo album.

5/16/2004

New Gate!

Filed under: — stan @ 7:32 pm

I built a new gate for our driveway this weekend. Here we are posing with it at the end of the day.

gate

5/8/2004

This was an interesting experience…

Filed under: — stan @ 8:15 pm

We had dinner at “Renaissance” tonight. This is the restaurant at the Scientology Celebrity Center in Hollywood.

They don’t have a sign outside, so we just sort of wandered in and asked. There were lots of very friendly people in their faux-naval uniforms wandering about. One of them showed us the way to the restaurant. Inside, the place was nearly empty. I guess they don’t get a lot of people coming in off the street. The service was very pleasant and attentive. They didn’t try to get us to take a personality test or anything like that.

Outside the restaurant in the hotel hallway they had lots of displays about how wonderful Scientology is. And they had L.Ron Hubbard’s study preserved there, with a little velvet rope across the doorway.

The food was all right. Not bad, but not great. We’ve had better, but it was still a unique experience.

After this, we went to the Renberg Theater at the Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood to see Varla Jean Merman’s new show, “Under a Big Top”. As always, La Merm was hilariously great. We also bought her DVD video collection, and she signed it for us. We’ve seen her three times now, and she’s always great.

Filed under: — stan @ 7:32 pm

Lucinda won an award in a Mothers’ Day art contest sponsored by the 99 Ranch Market. She got a little trophy and a $20 gift certificate.

Lost in Translation

Filed under: — stan @ 2:13 pm

Lucinda won an award from the 99 Ranch Market. Afterward, we went shopping there for a bit. We were wondering what ‘feminality’ is.

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