Married & Moving & Seeking Employment:January 2005

Cleaning, Bas, Miscellany, Work

So now Leah and I are staying in Burbank.

It is with sadness we make note of the passing of Johnny Carson, host of The Tonight Show for decades.

Despite the fact that this motel allows pets, e.g. Bas, they have no broadband (only dial-up), so I’m composing this offline right now. I’ll post it when i have some bandwidth again.

Tonight is clean-up-my backpack day. And here are some various links I’ve looked up or have been meaning to look at.

First up: — Farrell’s was a chain at one time of “wacky” ice cream “parlours” — with loud music, fire engine horns, and gut-busting ice cream sundaes. There’s apparently one in Santa Clarita, but it’s far north, near Valencia — I think that’s as far north as Magic Mountain. Not really worth the trip for some ice cream.

Moorpark has it’s own weekly newspaper — — it’s a freebie available around Moorpark.

805 Living is another free magazine — 805 is the area code of Ventura County: I think it emcompasses Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Westlake Village and the like. Theoretically, the domain name is

Last Saturday there was a short article on the front page of the Ventura County Star about Wi-Fi hotspots, the focus was on for-pay hotspots, with little emphasis on free wireless projects or the municipal projects that are happening. What it felt like was that the for-pay wireless access providers are pushing their flacks to get mainstram media to talk about for-pay Wi-Fi to the exclusion of free wireless. That bums me out.

Last great article I read was in the February 2005 issue of Esquire — a great article called Bush, Part Deux: A Strategy for Making Everything Turn Out OK, by Thomas PM Barnett. And no, I didn’t buy it because Scarlett Johansson looks sexy on the cover. I was riding the train to San Diego to go get my truck the day I bought it.

We had been staying at the on Sepulveda. We were not really impressed. Leah says she mentioned the hotel on her blog on Monday. Still, it was a bed to stay in, centrally located, and for that we are thankful. Now, we’re also thankful to be out of that.

And now it’s been another night and it’s morning, I’m preparing to go to work — and now I’m at Burger King #2625 to check email and do some stuff on the fast connection.

I wanted to point out that our cat Bas has been written up very kindly by Meg herself — check out: Bas on her Seafoam journal. Meg goes to UCLA and is married to Joe T, a pal of mine who occasionally graces this blog with silly photoshop stuff.

Oh! I sold some comics last week — people doing searches and finding the comics pages. Two different buyers for a total of $50 of merchandise. That’s most excellent. Now if I can sell the rest of my collected stuff, that’d be great!

Lastly, Leah and I will both be changing our names here soon. We are backed up on bills but cashflow is improving steadily, what will work and comics-sales — but we’ll have many more changes upcoming.

Also, sorry Rudy and Aunt Joan for the problems with the blog format on this page for smaller monitors. I’m aware of the problem, and will address it when I get the chance. Thanks for bearing with me!

Okay, off to work. Thanks for reading!

three comments so far...

But we’re both adding names to our names. Leah will add her maiden name and my last name to her name, as well as keeping the last name of her kids — while I’ll be adding her maiden name.

Clear as mud?

There’s still a Farrell’s in Mira Mesa…as for the one in Santa Clarita, I know one of the partners in that venture. There are about 4 more due in California over the next few years.

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