It was a pretty slow week, all things considered. There was the regular mix of work, basketball, and movies.

The big thing that happened at work was one of my staff retired. He is 73, so it was time for him to be off enjoying life. At his retirement party on Friday one of my staff tried to hook up with me. I did not...
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ellellcee:
Mountains look nice! I do miss Snow sometimes! Only sometimes. 😉

So my first weekend of 2018 wasn't bad at all. I spent Saturday in the mountains at my friend's cabin. It was a fun day of political talk, sports talk, and music talk while we played pool. We can differ on things, but no one gets hurt feelings because we have known each other since we were about six years old. With the...
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juliju:
Very nice ! Seems like u started this year with great plans :)
spookystito:
Started off 2018 on the right foot :)

Last years ended with a whimper, rather than a bang. I went to Hollywood and watched a couple of films before bringing myself back home before midnight. The wardrobes in the lobby were different this time. It was Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep clothes from the movie The Post on display.

They also had one of the miniature houses from Downsizing.

There was an interesting
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hiptobes:
The marketing for both Deadpool films has been brilliant.
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So this will be about the longest weekend ever with holiday parties on Saturday and Sunday nights. I am an introvert, but I am not shy or socially awkward. This means I can handle parties, but I need some time to myself to recharge the batteries. Two parties in two nights might be asking a lot. Hopefully I don't blow up on anyone by...
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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! 
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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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