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Today we drove down to Oceanside for an astronomy expo. (Well, Stuart drove. It gets us there faster.) We did not win any of the Fabulous Drawing Prizes; I'm a bit relieved we didn't win anything huge. (Our #1 question for telescope vendors today: Will it fit in a Mini?) We didn't even buy anything, for a change.

Once the morning clouds burned off it got sunny and quite warm. The one thing we did bring back was his-n-hers mild sunburns. :-)

All in all, a great day out. I managed to stay fairly religiously low-carb, and did a hell of a lot of walking, both of which can only help.

In other news, Carmageddon seems to have emphatically failed to come to pass. Traffic on our bit of the 405 was the lightest I've ever seen it, and I've seen similar reports from closer to the affected area. Huzzah!

Hooray!

Aug. 16th, 2007 08:11 am
dianec42: Cartoon character Daria reading a newspaper (Daria)
Signal fixes get the green light

"L.A. officials Wednesday approved traffic improvements for the car-clogged Westside, including traffic signal upgrades at 361 intersections and the addition of 33 left-turn lights."

Particularly regarding the left-turn lights, that's about time!

(It figures, I move away and they fix the place...)
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Cartoon2)
Saturday was dragon boat practice. The race is in just over a month so our fearless leaders are pushing us a bit more. I stopped by the realtor on the way back to drop off one signed thing and pick up another thing to sign. Then I made the mistake of opting for the scenic route home. I'm trying to not get so irked with heavy traffic, but there were several points where it was so backed up we had to sit at green lights, which is apparently where I draw the line.

Later [livejournal.com profile] stuartc and I dropped in on D. and M. that we used to work with. They have a nice, if small, place in Santa Monica. We met their kitties and they gave us boxes. (The lads did, not the cats.) We tried to go to Costco to buy more boxes but they were already closed, which was a shame as I also needed (and now even more desperately need) to put fuel in the car and I would have preferred to do so cheaply.

Sunday started out as a relatively normal day in that we did NOT have to do any realtor things, and we did NOT get up early. Sadly the voice of reason (my husband) insisted it was time to start packing boxes. Have I mentioned lately that we have way too much stuff?

There was a little WoW in there too, but I am still nowhere near level 70.

Also I have been taking lots and lots of Advil, as I was already sore from dragon boating before I even started slinging boxes around.
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Dragon boats)
Despite the horribleness on the 405, I just made it home from work in record time. Using the 405.

Granted, there was still a point where traffic went to hell in a handbasket; but for once that was just AFTER I got off, rather than just before.

Whatever. I'll take it.

Whee!

Feb. 2nd, 2007 04:33 pm
dianec42: Cartoon character Daria reading a newspaper (Daria)
Whee! The northbound 405 is closed. Apparently a construction crane fell on it.

Hmm, if I start walking now...

(Have I mentioned in the last 5 minutes how tired I am of surprises?)

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