Posts tagged “California”



Unnecessary fees are obnoxious.


It rained in Los Angeles today. Rain? <Princess Bride>Inconceivable!</Princess Bride> An inch of rain in Los Angeles will cause flooding. I grew up in Daytona Beach and spent the 90s in Gainesville, Fl. Rain was not unusual. In Daytona it rained like clockwork from 3 to 4 pm pretty much every day for eight or


I finally managed to finish all my Christmas cards last night. It figures that I would run out of stamps with three left – mom, dad, and Nana Rainy’s. People should start getting my Christmas cards around the first week of January, so that’s always pleasant. And of course I haven’t mailed any gifts yet.


So what’s shakin’ in your neck of the woods? Apparently the San Andreas decided to wait exactly one year to welcome me to California.

San Fran

Here’s a great photo of the view from Jason’s balcony in San Francisco.

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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