Today in My History

2001:  Mortality
2002:  Whatever Happened to Pin the Tail...?
2003:  Day 2
2004:  Are You Being Served?
2005:  Take THAT, Hilton!
Heat Frustration Days
 Hugh Grant
2008:  Typography
2009:   The Return of Bongo  
2010:   Why I Don't Do Origami
2011:   Momentous Day
2012:  Time Getting Short
2013:  The Baby
2014:  Today at Logos
2015:  Saturday 9

2016:  A Visit
2017:  A Wasted Trip

2018:  Living TV History
2019:  There's No Place Like Home
2020:  Saturday 9
2021:  Sunday Stealing

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 7/21
"Stay Close"
Harlan Coben
(book #34 in 2022)

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020
Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018
Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/21)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person?

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25 July 2022

Our friends Stephen and Richard were married in Hawaii earlier this year.  Today was their reception, held at the Cline Cellars winery in Napa.  It was pretty much the first group party we've attended in two years.

It was a more or less small group of guests, all of whom are some of our best friends in Davis, people who got together through the now defunct Davis Comic Opera Co.

The best part of the day is that we've been having a tremendous heat wave, but this day's weather was perfect.  Warm enough be comfortable without being hot.

I have to admit that every time I get together with a group like this, whom I have not seen in a couple of years, my first thought is always "my God, have I aged that much?"  The answer, I assume, is "yes."  We are all older, fatter, greyer, more wrinkled, and more infirm.  (I had my walker and there were three wheelchairs in the group). with a couple of exceptions of people who never seem to age...

...but as we we start to get caught up on each other's lives, the years melt away and they are all as I remember them.

The winery provided a magnificent display of hors d'oeuvres, all of which were vegetarian as Rich is vegetarian.  But they were all delicious.

And actress Charlotte French had created a magnificent cake.

The best part was the top, where she had created a Chihuahua with the help of her 3-D printer.

And at the end of the day, we were sent home with boxes of chocolates.

Trying to get to the freeway, Walt and I managed to get in the middle of a gazillion fans, who were leaving whatever event was being held at the Sonoma Raceway (I think it was a drag race).  We drove at 20 mph or slower for what seemed like forever, but it gave me the chance to read a chunk of my current book, Obama's "Dreams from my Father," which was published in 2004, so his views when he wrote the book are quit interesting compared to where he ended up!

But we got home around 7:30 and I collapsed and slept the better part of the night, from 7:30 until about 2:30, then went back to sleep until 5:30 and after 6, went back to sleep and slept until 9. 

Best part of the day was how well my hearing aids worked.  I had set them for the "socialization" setting, and didn't have to ask anybody to repeat anything and didn't feel I missed anything. 




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