July 6th, 2008

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Various adventures occured yesterday:

Libraries. I'm not purchasing books just now, so I wandered around, signing up for a library card in Claremont (part of the LA County Library System), and reactivating my card in Montclair (part of the San Bernardino County system, associated with Riverside County, and Moreno Valley systems). They also told me that Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga have their own systems, so I'll be getting cards from both, later. I had four books I was looking for; Montclair is getting one for me from another library in the system, while Claremont is getting two more. The fourth book is due out Tuesday.

In the afternoon, we went to Sherman Oaks to join up with axelicious and themodeinliz to go to a party in Calabasas, celebrating Andy's birthday. Hurray for the party!

Afterwards, back to our friends' home, and we watched a documentary called Murderball, about wheelchair rugby for quadriplegics. I wonder if some of my patients have seen it?

Home to collapse, but yet to rise again this morning...
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I finished a couple of books, this evening. First was a manga, Path of the Assassin Volume 12: Three Foot Battle, which gives some more background of the history of the warring daimyos of Japan; the second was Usagi Yojimbo Book 22: Tomoe's Story, a graphic novel of an odd sort of Japan. Very nicely done.
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Since I'm going to be on call for work on my birthday, my beloved forestcats encouraged me to suggest something to do for celebration today.

So, in a spark of creativity, I suggested we try going to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. It's not a place that we've been to before; it opened ten years ago, so it didn't exist when I was a youth (high school and college years, when I had a car, and time to explore). Heck, it didn't even exist when I was working in the area for CIGNA before I left for Friendly Hills Medical Group. Anyway, we let folks know that we'd enjoy company, and axelicious and themodeinliz chose to join us.

It's a small place when I compare it to others that I've visited, like the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, but there's some amusing things to see. The sea otter exhibit could keep us spellbound for hours, though we spent less than one there. I found the jellyfish exhibits enthralling, as well. However, it seems to be a growing place, and it was quite enjoyable.

That was followed by a meal at Alegria, on Pine, a few blocks away (and taken there by a free bus, no less!). Nice.

Thanks for joining us, guys!