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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 […]

Castle Green tour

June 26th, 2011 by alephnaught

Castle Green tour

Castle Green is a large multi-residence building in Pasadena; we’ve been past it often and admire it’s Moorish architectural influences. Today, we got to attend the tour – they open the building two times a year for people to walk through, arranging to have some of the condos and apartments open to view, and people […]

Finally saw the Los Angeles Dodgers today

June 15th, 2011 by alephnaught

Finally saw the Los Angeles Dodgers today

And I have the sunburn to prove it. Our extended development team (including engineers, quality assurance, business analysts and project managers) went to Dodger Stadium to see the Dodgers get whipped by the Reds 7 to 2. We had fun anyway; one of our running jokes was how many more innings the Dodgers would need […]

Pics from the dog park

May 28th, 2011 by alephnaught

Pics from the dog park

The Sepulveda Off-Leash Dog Park is about 15 minutes from our home; we love to take Iggy and Jett there, they run around with the other small dogs and have a great time! If you’re staying in the valley with your dog consider bringing him or her over to the park. Here are some pictures…. […]

Several species of small furry photographs….

May 22nd, 2011 by alephnaught

Several species of small furry photographs….

I haven’t posted a collection of photos in a while, so here goes… There are pics from all over LA in here, especially from my son’s recent visit. Translate

Nathan’s first day in LA; Aviva’s birthday dinner

May 12th, 2011 by alephnaught

Nathan’s first day in LA; Aviva’s birthday dinner

Nathan, my son (@thegeo on ‘the Twitter’), flew in last night. Today, we drove all over the valley shopping – he was looking for some specific comic books and figures, and he ended up finding almost everything he was looking for. And of course tomorrow is Aviva’s birthday so we went out tonight for her […]