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February 6th, 2016


08:02 am
Last night while my beloved was working on the quilts for the upcoming twins of a friend, I put on a Netflix disc that I didn't expect her to want to see. This was Hitman: Agent 47; it was wild, violent, weird, and a bit fun. It distracted my beloved from what she was doing, and she enjoyed it. Classic? No. But fun.

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07:44 am - #13
A couple of days back I finished Osprey Campaign #1: Normandy 1944: Allied Landings and Breakout. This is, of course, a huge topic to cover in a short book, but they manage to touch on a number of issues in a way I hadn't seen discussed before. I found it an interesting and refreshing look at the campaign. Worth a peek.

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February 5th, 2016


07:27 am
Happy birthday, ladywind!

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07:27 am
Happy birthday, myrrhdusa!

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February 4th, 2016


08:23 am
Last evening we drove to an Umami Burger site to meet up with Vanessa and axelicious. We're helping them with their impending nuptials, so I was taking notes for my duties. It's all very exciting, capped by the delicious food at the restaurant. The days are counting down!

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08:21 am
Happy birthday, canadian_turtle!

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08:20 am
Happy birthday, pantheroar!

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February 3rd, 2016


08:40 am
Happy birthday, willowisp!

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08:39 am
Happy birthday, catsafae!

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08:39 am
Happy birthday, sugarbabiedoll!

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February 2nd, 2016


08:36 am
Happy birthday, tomsdisch!

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February 1st, 2016


08:25 am
What with a rainy day complete with dangerous winds made for a day at home once I got the hospital rounds done.

Among the various things performed were inventorying the deep freeze for meats for an upcoming party of some interest as well as certain basics like laundry.

I also got some reading done, and cleared off a bit from the Nook.

No complaints but nothing too special...

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08:22 am
Happy birthday, sariebeth88!

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08:22 am
Happy birthday, dream_wind!

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January 31st, 2016


09:03 am
The rain has started a half hour later than expected.

Yesterday we drove down to Corona to meet up with hendel and his spouse Faith; from their place we drove down to Temecula to dabble in some wine tasting. First, though, to help absorb the alcohol, we ate at a sandwich place called Which Wich, apparently a chain. The food was good, and the way that you plan out your sandwich was intriguing. I understand that there's one in Upland, so I expect we'll be eating there again soon.

Anyway our first stop was the Danza del Sol winery, where we did some tastings, and forestcats picked up our quarterly club members bottles. From there we then tooled over to Lorimar, our friends' favorite winery, and after tasting several types, we settled on their Fusion wine and took a couple bottles out onto the patio. Two dead soldiers later, and after reinforcements we discovered that they had a food truck serving some pretty mean dishes, and then a band set up (Midnight Satellites?) and played some of their own works as well as some 60s covers. With half a bottle of reinforcements left, we headed back north, rested and relaxed.

And now to the hospital to do my rounds...

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08:56 am
Happy birthday, conuly!

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08:55 am
Happy birthday, unwilly!

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January 30th, 2016


08:34 am
Last night was religious services with members of our Havurah at the Lights' home. Very pleasant, and a reminder of why we've enjoyed this for so many years. One of the pet cats of the household insisted on being a participant which was delightful. On top of that, we shared a meal which was very tasty. Next week we host.

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08:31 am - #11, 12
I managed to finish two books yesterday.

First was Roseblood by Paul Doherty. This author has written a large number of historical fiction novels, generally more or less "mysteries", as well as some non-fiction history. In this book, he touches on events of the Wars of the Roses in England, dealing with some of the politics while also telling a tale of vengeance. In general I like his books because they set the scene very well. This one is no different in that respect.

The other book was Osprey Weapon #9: The Colt 1911 Pistol, what as a child I would have called the 45 Automatic. From its inception until quite recently it was the chosen handgun of our armed forces and often of our police as well. Although somewhat technical in its discussion of the weapon variants, this is a solid piece of work on the history of this pistol. Pretty good.

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08:23 am
Happy birthday, dancinghorse!

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08:23 am
Happy birthday, dewline!

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08:22 am
Happy birthday, pogodragon!

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January 29th, 2016


08:46 am
When my spouse left the house last night for a quilt club meeting, I buzzed through our Netflix streaming list and found myself watching Big Trouble in Little China. Never saw it before. I can't say that I was very impressed. Oh, well...

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08:44 am
Happy birthday, realpestilence!

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08:44 am
Happy birthday, montecook!

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