June 9th, 2012

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Buzzing around yesterday, things went quickly. During lunch, I finished reading Osprey Campaign #160: Battle of the Boyne 1690: The Irish Campaign for the English Crown, which I didn't find all that interesting...a campaign to try to install an English king laying waste to Ireland? It would probably incense my wife...

Also, somewhere in the time period over the last two days, I read Osprey Men-at-Arms #471: Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896. This one details the embarrassing colonial war of the Italians trying to subdue the Ethiopians a few decades after the Italian Peninsula finally became a single nation. Considering what the rest of the world viewed as their advantages, they still managed to blow it; this book talks about why.
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We've lived in this neighborhood fifteen to twenty years, and there's still some restaurants that have lasted at least that long that we've never tried. Last night, I took my wife out to one in Claremont's village area, just for fun...Aruffo's. Never been there before. The service was excellent. The food was hit-and-miss. I loved my soup; the appetizer was good; the bread came out of the kitchen very tasty, but rapidly lost its flavor. My dessert was good (gelato); my wife's not quite so much. Our entrees were both less than stellar. I think we'd be back, but most likely for lunch rather than dinner...

After that, we wandered the village, and got sucked into Xerxes, a men's clothiers. I got a pair of pants and a shirt; needed the former, the latter less so...

Once home, we streamed Rank, a documentary about bullriding, a rodeo sport, for the uninitiated. Not a bad documentary.

By then, forestcats was asleep. I just couldn't pack it up; not sure why, so I ran an episode or two of Firefly via streaming. *Sigh*.

Today we celebrate the natal anniversary of a friend!