So it has been a relatively quiet week as I basically went to work and come home to a FIFA induced vegetative state. But the ray of sunshine of was the release of Star Wars last night. While I found the movie just okay (it seemed too formulaic and episodic), it was a decent way to spend the evening.

Around that I found the most
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Yesterday became a one ma film festival after I woke up to realize I forgot about the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show being this weekend. I went over to the Arclight Theater in Hollywood. I watched Darkest Hour, then I, Tonya, and finally The Shape of Water. It was fun since they are not in wide release yet; I felt like a film cognoscenti for...
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The long Thanksgiving weekend was four days at home for me. Having no family of my own to spend time with causes that situation. While it may be less than ideal, it is something that is a product of my own doing.

Thursday started with me watching soccer at home. My Arsenal football club managed to lose a game to F.C. Koln, the worst...
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So Thanksgiving has arrived to SoCal and the nonsense has started. First of all, it is like summer never ended. It makes no sense to be towards the end of November and have it be over 80°F on my drive home. Global warming is a joke, eh?

I stopped by Best Buy on the way home to pick up a movie to watch over
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So the week was a long one, since I was in my office for five days in a row. No fun field trips this time. So I do have to keep myself entertained.

1. I saw Justice League on Thursday. It was okay. I didn't love the villain, and there was way too much CGI for me.

2. The holiday season brings some interesting
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So yesterday was a full Friday for me. The day started with a trip to the National Cemetery to put some flowers on my father's marker in honor of Veteran's Day. I am very far from a blind jingoist who says America is the best, but it is nice the way they honor the soldiers.

After the cemetery I went for my weekly
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So here lies the remnants of my weekly sushi and a movie after work. It was the usual routine... The food was good. The service was crappy. The servers were cute. The unexpected twist this time is the single mom at the table over really took a shine to me. Unfortunately, I had to leave because my movie was starting, but it was nice not
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juliju:
I envy u so bad for your weekly sushi hahah bad luck with the service, can happen anywhere :/
franie:
@juliju I does happen routinely at the sushi place. It is almost part of the charm of the place now. 😊 You are welcome to come on a movie date! 

The weekend took an unexpected turn on Friday night when my neighbor gave me some tickets to the University of Southern California football game. He was moving into a new house so he couldn't go. I ended up going with my brother and my nephew. The nephew had never been to a game. My brother hadn't gone to one since I last took...
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It has been an interesting last week for me on a personal basis. I have embarked on a new phase if self improvement. I am about improving my approach to life. For too long I have been looking on improving external and superficial aspects of my life. Things that give the appearance of being successful, but the things are pretty hollow and shallow. I had...
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So this time of year is wildfire season in Southern California. Not a week goes by without one from late September through about mid-November. This is due to the drying vegetation, the heat, and the Santa Ana winds. This week has already seen two fires less than a mile from my house. Early Monday morning there was a fire just south of my house. I...
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