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May 11th, 2008 by alephnaught

Found a cool store in West Hollywood, New Stone Age

While killing time before dinner, we happened upon a cool little store in West Hollywood called New Stone Age, 8407 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, 323.658.5969, frannie@newstoneagela.com. We bought two cool things, a glass object with what looks like a jelly fish inside (its just glass, but its very cool looking), and a […]

April 24th, 2008 by alephnaught

Soda Can Robug

I assembled a soda can Robug from a kit. I bought the kit at a book sale in the lobby of my office building yesterday; I had to bring in a small philips head screwdriver to complete the project. I built it while waiting for the post-release meeting to start early today (we rolled our […]

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April 22nd, 2008 by alephnaught

Arrived in California

We drove five days from Chicago, Illinois, to Westlake Village, California. Here are some pictures we took along the way. View Larger Map Some of the boxes in our former living room Loading up the moving van Aviva in Colorado A Pizza Hut in Nebraska A Shell station in Utah

April 5th, 2008 by alephnaught

My first tattoo

Got my first tattoo today! This morning while pondering my breakfast of waffles, it suddenly dawned on me what tattoo I should get. You see, Aviva and I have talked about getting a tattoo for years, but we’ve never settled on a design. And, you do have to live with it (and if you’re Jewish […]

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March 23rd, 2008 by alephnaught

Moonshadows Restaurant

Moonshadows Restaurant in Malibu, CA 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90256 I’m moved into my temporary housing, Aviva goes back home Monday to finish getting the house ready to vacate, so we decided to drive to Malibu and have a nice dinner. The service wasn’t great; I think our server forgot about us a […]

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December 8th, 2007 by alephnaught

Spertus Museum reopened and the One of a Kind sale

We did two things this week to take my mind off of my job search. The Spertus Museum, which is attached to the Spertus College here in Chicago, is a Jewish museum and educational facility on Michigan Avenue.   We went in on Thursday this week to check out their new digs – its a […]

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October 28th, 2007 by alephnaught

Dinner at Alhambra Palace Restaurant

Alhambra Palace Restaurant is a good Morrocan restaurant on Randolph Street. 1240 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL – (312) 666-9555 We went to the antique market on Randolph and went by this restaurant on the way there. You can’t miss the facade – its a bad takeoff of the Arabian Nights. Aviva had wanted to try […]

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October 23rd, 2007 by alephnaught

More paper models!

I built two more paper models, one of the Duomo and the other the Campanile, both in Florence. I also started a web page on my paper modeling hobby. I made two more paper models, which I bought on eBay and from Daedalus Books (a good overstock and discount on-line bookstore). The models are of […]

October 1st, 2007 by alephnaught

Gates of Paradise

We visited the Gates of Paradise exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. We went to the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago to see the exhibit “The Gates of Paradise.” The show includes art work and three of the panels of the east doors of the Bapistry in Florence; these panels are considered […]

August 19th, 2007 by alephnaught

Walked by the point where the Chicago fire started

I had lunch last week with a friend of mine, a former peer at LaSalle Bank. As we walked by a building for the Chicago Fire Department, he asked me if I’d been to the starting point of the Chicago fire – I said no, and he said were were there now! There is a […]

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