January 18th, 2005

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#6

Moving ahead with this year's readings:

I finished the latest book that I know of written by Paul Doherty (yet another nom de plume of P. C. Doherty) which is the most recent of the Canterbury tales series of mystery/horror tales. This one is called A Haunt of Murder which involves the clerk's tale of murder, lost treasure, and what happens after death. Again, a pretty good read. My next two by this author go back to the Egyptian series.

Many things have happened over the last few days; I can't recall if I've posted, so I'm going to write about each thing separately, to keep from boring the audience.

Friday, I took the day off to take forestcats off to San Diego to visit the zoo and pay homage to the pandas. Two of them were out for viewing; the young one, and the mother. We passed through the line twice in short order; it was delightful. Other organisms were also viewed, including okapis, koalas, and a hippo. The drive back was marred by the outgoing drivers and a traffic jam, but it wasn't enough to diminish our pleasure.
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Bridget:

Happy belated birthday, sweetheart!

I'm sorry I didn't post that earlier.

I'm really glad that the weekend turned out so well!
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Saturday

After a day at work, along with a large number of hospital patients, we drove with mr_curmudgeon into the San Fernando Valley. The three of us met up with axelicious and Liz and ate at a fairly interesting little pizza place in Studio City. The food and company were good.

From there, it was off to Dungeonmaster, which has been on hiatus during the holiday season. This particular show was a Guardian of the Flame episode; an especially difficult adventure, at the end of which some members of the adventuring party might be gifted with special powers. Several LJ members were in the party, and ladyarcana55 and magicdk were successful in gaining the Guardianship. Congrats, folks! It was a fun show.
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Sunday

Most of Sunday was taken up by the Road to California Quilt Show, in which forestcats has for several years been leading the takedown crew. Many stunning quilts were on display, and a number of LJ folks were involved in the activity, thereby getting free access to the show. It went very well, but the post-activity pizza party at our house was missed by me, as I had a lot of hospital work to do. Still, a fun day.
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Monday

Something different at work today.

For the first time since I joined this group, my schedule was modified based on how many patients I had in the hospital. This meant that when I finished work, I could actually go home, instead of driving around the valley stopping at various hospitals. Very good for my soul.
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DVDs

I think that I've forgotten to mention that I couldn't finish watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. I just couldn't stand the musical.

We've also been watching the second disc of Gilmore Girls first season. They've been quite witty, and remind me vaguely of Northern Exposure in the sense that there is a quirky cast from a small American town. Fun; it's been cool sharing it with forestcats.

We also shared the ending of Secondhand Lions, which I think is a very good film.

I've finished the series of Crusade; I haven't yet finished watching the special features. Soon.
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