Travel – Foreign

Pictures from my trip to Columbus

October 30th, 2011 by alephnaught

Pictures from my trip to Columbus

Last weekend I went to Columbus, OH to visit my mom, my sister and her husband. Just three photos this time, including one of mom, Hart and I. Translate

The Tim Burton show at LACMA

October 27th, 2011 by alephnaught

The Tim Burton show at LACMA

We went to LACMA to see the Tim Burton show before it left; the show was interesting, but packed – we had to wait 1 1/2 hours to go in, and even then it was hard to get close to objects. There were two rooms dedicated to film props and drawings, and then a few […]

Photos from Pasadena

September 25th, 2011 by alephnaught

Photos from Pasadena

We decided to bundle up the dogs and go to Pasadena – Aviva noticed a show up at a gallery we hadn’t heard of, she wanted a catalog and you could only get it there. Our first stop was Offramp Gallery, which has a show up of Lisa Adam’s new work, titled “Born This Way.” […]

Pictures from Hollywood

September 11th, 2011 by alephnaught

Pictures from Hollywood

A few pictures from Hollywood yesterday along with a picture of a really good food truck I tried on Wednesday. We first stopped at Wacko, a great fun store and gallery. We also had a great meal at Il Capriccio on Vermont; Aviva’s pasta was clearly handmade, mine perhaps less clearly. Aviva had a squid […]

Solvang, California

September 5th, 2011 by alephnaught

Solvang, California

We decided to drive out to Solvang, a small town in Santa Barbara county in California. We hoped it would be about 2 hours driving but, with traffic, it took about 3 each way (plus stops for the dogs to stretch, pee and for us to eat lunch). We took the scenic route up the […]

Alessio Bistro Italiano (restaurant review)

August 14th, 2011 by alephnaught

Alessio Bistro Italiano (restaurant review)

We found a new Italian restaurant in our neighborhood, and it’s good! Alessio Bistro Italiano is west of us in West Hills in a strip mall (like so much of this part of southern California) which we hadn’t found before. It’s a dark place inside with a huge bar and a lot of tables. The […]

Schipperke party 2011 (pics + video)

August 7th, 2011 by alephnaught

Schipperke party 2011 (pics + video)

Yesterday was the yearly Los Angeles Schipperke party – last year there were 25 schipps in one backyard – we only stayed for about one and half hours, and we still got to meet a number of dogs, including a young puppy only 4 months old. We had a great time talking with people that […]

Various photos

July 31st, 2011 by alephnaught

Various photos

We’ve taken a few shots that I thought I’d share from around LA. Translate

Mission Buenaventura

July 3rd, 2011 by alephnaught

Mission Buenaventura

We decided to rustle up the dogs and head to Ventura to check out the last mission close enough to us to easily drive to. Mission Buenaventura is near the coast in the City of Ventura about 45 minutes from us (with traffic though it took about one and a quarter hours to get there). […]

First visit to the DIRECTV call center in Boise, ID

July 1st, 2011 by alephnaught

First visit to the DIRECTV call center in Boise, ID

I finally got to visit one of our call centers, this on in Boise, Idaho. The scenery right around Boise wasn’t spectacular (although there was a wonderful sunset on evening, unfortunately we were in the car and couldn’t stop for a pic), and I suspect just a half hour north would be completely different. We […]