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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I decided to do the grown-up thing and not be out blowing money last for the past week. It is tough because the pretty ladies are outside and not at my house. My Xbox and PlayStation got plenty of use, since I was just going to work and coming home. My one saving grace was the fact the baseball playoffs are going on to distract...
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So the last few days were pretty quiet. The nephew was over for the weekend, so I decided to take him out for a day. The day started with a movie at the Arclight in Hollywood. It was Blade Runner for a second time for me. He had fun devouring popcorn and candy. The wardrobes in lobby this time were from Blade Runner.

There were
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Today was the CalJam show by my house. Dave Grohl puts it on. I was looking forward to it because there were a couple of bands playing that I really like. The show being by my house meant I didn't have to rush and could just see the bands I wanted to. I got there right as Royal Blood was hitting the stage. Perfect...
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So Thursday night began a bit of a busy few days with my going to a show to see Cold War Kids and Young The Giant. It was a decent show at a brand new venue. Both bands tried, but the Orange County crowd was pretty dead. I don't know what the issue was.

I took the day off to recuperate. It was my
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Having three day weekends every other week is great, sometimes they can be a bit much. I saw American Made, the Tom Cruise movie, on Thursday night after sushi for dinner.

Friday I saw Battle of The Sexes, with Emma Stone and Steve Carrell. It was okay. Friday night was college football as I watched the USC/Washington State game. USC lost, which was less
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It looks like I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. It has been a quiet couple of weeks for me. Work and home, with the odd movie mixed in. My spirits are high because things are going to pick up a bit. I am scheduled to go to a couple of shows next week. Now for a couple of bits of randomness...

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