April 2012 archive

One Last Dinner In Old Town

After our visit to the Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, I drove up to Old Town with my former classmates, Ron and Barbara, to have one final Mexican dinner for Ron before he flies back home to Pennsylvania. We decided to try a new place that even I had never eaten at called …

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Humble Beginnings of Comic Fest

Went for my first organizational meeting of volunteers for the brand new San Diego Comic Fest to be held this October at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley. Technically it was the second meeting, but I wasn’t here for the first one. It is being organized by many of the same individuals who …

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Surprise In The Sky

After finishing up weeding the milkweeds, I came inside the house for a little while when I heard the deep and heavy rumblings of a plane I am not used to hearing. Living under a regular flight path you get used to normal, every day plane sounds. I quickly glanced out my bedroom window and …

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Weeding The Milkweeds

So I did some more gardening today. A couple of days ago I discovered a Monarch larva on one of our milkweeds. Figured it was time to clean up the area so it can crawl on the ground from plant to plant easier. Really glad I did because I ended up finding an additional five more larvae. …

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Darth Peter

No One’s Father – Darth Peter

The Beauty Of Pollination

Absolutely stunning slow-motion photography. The barrel-rolling hummingbird is my favorite part, but the massive number of Monarch butterflies is mesmerizing.

Corvette’s With Ron

After our museum visits and walkabout in Balboa Park, my buddy Ron and I headed over to Corvette Diner at Liberty Station in Point Loma for dinner. (The restaurant used to be the Officer’s Club at the old Marine Corps Recruiting Depot.) Love the teal and white 1958 Chevy Corvette behind the hostess station. Even though we got …

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On The Right (And Cute) Track

Went over to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the largest operating model railroad in the world, in Balboa Park with my visiting friend, Ron. We got there at 3:30, half hour before they closed the doors at 4:00. Instead of the regular $8 per ticket price they were nice and charged us only $1 …

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Exploring Balboa Park With Ron

After picking up my buddy Ron from his downtown hotel, we drove over to Balboa Park to meander around a bit and to go see the Titanic exhibit showing at the San Diego Natural History Museum. It was my second time (so far) seeing this particular exhibit. Since no photography of the displays was allowed, …

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Lunch With Old Workmates

After many false starts and more than a few schedule changes I was finally able to get together with my friends and old workmates, Terry and Lorena, from my days working with Multi Image Productions. We decided on meeting at Lit’l Pepper, a local delicatessen favorite, which is a just a short walk from Multi …

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I love both the idea behind this as well as the way it was animated. Very creative.

Vegetable Plantings

After my mom reworked a portion of her vegetable garden to make room for some new additions, she planted the three tomato plants (Black Cherry, San Marzano Heirloom and Golden Gem) that I brought from the Earth Fair at Balboa Park yesterday, as well as the small, pickling cucumbers that the Tapias had given her. …

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Earth Day Begins At The Zoo

For me Earth Day 2012 began with a one hour visit to the San Diego Zoo, mainly because I needed to go down to Balboa Park early to find parking before the crowds for Earth Fair hit. Ran into my friend Steve who works in admissions. Since I knew it would be a short visit I …

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New Flickr Group

In an effort to make it easier to communicate about a photog meet-up (hopefully the first of many) that I wish to organize with multiple other photographers who post their photos from the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park on Flickr, I created an invitation-only group…because I don’t already have enough online stuff to curate. …

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Fourth Of Six Dinners with Ron

After the few hours we spent walking around at the Zoo my friend Ron and I headed a bit north, back to Old Town, to once again enjoy some great Mexican food. Our first choice was to try Fred’s across from Café Coyote since neither of us had ever eaten there. Because we arrived at …

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