Archive for July, 2008

Joshua Tree

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Saturday our housemate Brent moved out. He’s on a two-week road trip on his way to grad school in Tennessee (See his blog about Tennessee). All of us in the house went the first two hours with him to Joshua Tree National Park. Brent lived in this house for 2172 days from August 15, 2002 [...]

In Las Vegas

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Las Vegas is an interesting place. You have to walk a lot. If you ask directions, they usually begin like this: “Walk through the casino, then…” There are even slot machines in the airport. Along with gambling ahem… “gaming”, drinking beer is another big activity here. Early one morning, I was amazed to see them [...]

Random Places

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I am driving from La Mirada to Las Vegas later this evening. I’m going to BbWorld’08, the annual Blackboard conference. It’s at the Venetian Resort & Casino, but to save my employer money, I’m staying right next door at the Casino Royale ($69/night instead of $249). To make the trip interesting, I decided to stop [...]

Google in our neighborhood

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Google visited our neighborhood, and now you can see our house on Google Street View. The funniest part of all this is that Adam happened to be walking down the driveway when they passed by: Adam said that he remembers looking at the van, thinking, “that’s not a bike rack on that car, what is [...]