February 23, 2005

Joshua Tree and Baja

We're back from our camping trip and have great photos of our time in Joshua Tree and Baja. We spent a couple more days in hotels than planned due to rain that kept us from traveling further south for a couple of days due to a flooded arroyo. But that gave us more time in Estero Beach and El Rosario getting to know the area. We saw some of the best sunrises ever while camped on the beach on the Bahia de Los Angeles on the Sea of Cortez and such lovely rocks and sunrise and sunset light on them in Joshua Tree.

Posted by leita at 09:09 AM

February 01, 2005

Test Camping

We went on a short camping trip with Merle and Nicole to test out our equipment and my new hip before we leave next week on a 12 day trip that will take us to Joshua Tree National Park and then into Central Baja. With wonderful, spring-like weather, we had a glorious two days and one night camping and hiking on the Sonoma coast.

Posted by leita at 10:16 AM

December 28, 2004

xmas '04

I've been out and about the past couple of weeks. Occasions were an Infopeople staff meeting at Joan's home in Sacramento, sitting on the front porch watching (along with a squirrel) Sally string lights on our maple and apple trees, back to Sacramento to have Christmas with the McCulloughs, and over to Bob, Francisca, and Frederic's for day after cheese and desserts. The hip seems to be healing well. I'm rather impatiently awaiting my x-ray and surgeon visit on January 5.

Posted by leita at 10:35 AM

December 14, 2004

Off the couch and into the sky!

balloons.jpg Check out the latest in extreme sports!

Ballooning into the Sky tells you everything you need to know about cluster ballooning.

You, too, can travel like Curious George.

Posted by leita at 03:00 PM

December 08, 2004

Bionic woman!

It's been awhile but I have an excuse. On November 12 I had my left hip replaced. I am now a member of the bionic generation. I've put photos chronicling the past few weeks in my photo gallery. So far, totally good. Jury's out until after my x-ray and check-up with the surgeon January 5 as I'm not yet allowed to put full weight on the leg (means a walker) or drive.

Posted by leita at 01:21 PM

October 11, 2004

Any of my LA area friends need a house-sitter next year?

blogging.la's Best of LA - 2004 makes me want to spend some serious time there!

Posted by leita at 03:29 PM

October 06, 2004

Michael Chabon on Berkeley

Michael Chabon lives in Berkeley and is one of the authors who support the Berkeley Public Library. This essay, The Mysteries of Berkeley is posted on his very interesting website. It was published in a 2002 Gourmet. Check out his nicely designed home page.

This Berkeley Brown Shingle home owner thinks that he nails our town.

Posted by leita at 01:49 PM

September 26, 2004

For all the NPR Weekend Edition listeners

The blog post (don't miss the comments either) imagining an affair between Lianne Hansen and Will Shortz that Lianne mentioned this morning.

http://www.polytropos.org/archives/000536.html

Posted by leita at 10:05 AM

August 03, 2004

"I like it quiet so the pages can be heard" -- a pun?

That line is from the song "The Librarian" -- you can listen to/download the free acoustic demo tape of Jonathan Rundman singing "The Librarian."
via Library Juice who got it from Donna Braquet to NEWLIB-L

Posted by leita at 02:37 PM

July 14, 2004

Another "Librarian" movie

Perhaps the first The Librarian film. A 10 minute vocational guidance film from 1947. Via the Internet Archive. Can also see a 7 second excerpt if you're bandwith-challenged.

Posted by leita at 06:07 AM

July 12, 2004

What I'm doing on July 30

What's being billed as rock's great lost concert film is coming to my hometown on July 30! If you listen to the Dead, Joplin, the Band, Buddy Guy. Sha Na Na, etc. take a look at the official Final Express site for scheduled openings, film clips, sound files, trailer, interviews, set lists, and more.

Posted by leita at 07:28 AM