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Weekend in Palm Desert

March 1st, 2010 by alephnaught

Weekend in Palm Desert

Lily doesn’t like dogs. They’re dirty, she says – they smell and they’re dangerous. After this weekend, Aviva’s mom changed her mind a little bit. She agreed we could bring our new puppy Iggy to her house as long as we brought his “cage,” a metal and plastic fence that can be shaped in many […]

Pasadena

January 24th, 2010 by alephnaught

Pasadena

Yesterday, we decided to take a trip out to Pasadena with our new puppy Iggy. As usual, we got a late start… 🙂 Our first stop was the Armory Center for the Arts, which was formerly an armory (seems like its very popular to turn armories into art galleries); the photo show was interesting: Jeff […]

The Griffith Observatory (and dinner in Los Feliz)

January 15th, 2010 by alephnaught

The Griffith Observatory (and dinner in Los Feliz)

We decided to check out the Griffith Observatory, which stands on one of the higher hills in Los Angeles; Aviva’s brother Howard took his family up there and said the views were amazing. We stopped at Wacko on the way – its a cool store for books and odd gifts; I kid you not, there’s […]

Malibu Hindu Temple and metal animals at Oasis Imports

January 4th, 2010 by alephnaught

Malibu Hindu Temple and metal animals at Oasis Imports

We decided to go for a drive yesterday; Aviva had rediscovered the Malibu Hindu Temple and we both wanted to check it out. So we bundled all three of us, including Iggy, into the car and drove to Malibu. The temple is quite impressive as you can tell from the pictures below. Best of all, […]

Iggy’s first long car ride, the Chemosphere house, and the Hollywood Bowl

January 2nd, 2010 by alephnaught

Iggy’s first long car ride, the Chemosphere house, and the Hollywood Bowl

Yesterday we took Iggy for his first longish car trip; we decided to drive down Mulholland drive from Laurel Canyon to the 101. Our first stop was the Chemosphere house; this is a famous architectural landmark designed by John Lautner, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1960. It looks like a space ship landed […]

The Getty Museum

July 24th, 2009 by alephnaught

The Getty Museum

After driving home from ComicCon 2009, we decided to visit the Getty Museum, since Nathan, my son, had never been there.  Its a picturesque large museum overlooking Los Angeles; the Getty has the largest art conservatorship in the United States.  Aviva and I have been to the Getty Museum before to see the Bernini and […]

ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

July 23rd, 2009 by alephnaught

ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

My son Nathan and I attended the Thursday opening of ComicCon 2009; we had a great time, we walked the whole exhibit hall floor. I got a couple gifts for people that are friends on Twitter. And I posted tweets regularly with photos from the event, which some folks seemed to really enjoy. Here’s a […]

A massage, chairs in a window, the Farmers Market, and some

July 12th, 2009 by alephnaught

A massage, chairs in a window, the Farmers Market, and some

Another posting of miscellaneous stuff we did recently. Aviva got me a massage for my birthday, so I went to the local spa/training place; it was a very nice massage, helped relax my neck. We also took a trip to the Farmer’s Market and the Grove in LA – here’s a metal sculpture there: We […]

My 50th birthday celebration

July 3rd, 2009 by alephnaught

My 50th birthday celebration

We decided to go out for dinner for my birthday on Friday July 3 because most of the good places are closed on the 4th.  We drove down to west Hollywood to check out the latest version of my glasses – they’re still too big but much closer, hopefully we’ll be ready to order them […]

Santa Barbara

July 2nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Santa Barbara

Since my company decided to give everyone an extra day off, I suggested a day trip – Aviva agreed and we decided to go to Santa Barbara. We dropped Basil off at his sitter’s and then drove out to Santa Barbara.  When we got there it was bright, sunny and in the 70s, a nice […]