Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Storm troopers at Thanksgiving

We went to Santa Cruz for Thanksgiving. Had a great, relaxing time. Excellent food and turkey. Les and I stopped by the Circuit City to scope out the fancy LCD TVs both of us lust after. Next door was the Toys 'R Us, which for whatever reason had Star Wars Storm Troopers out front.

Reasons? None is needed, this is Santa Cruz.

Seeing the Star Wars stuff reminds me that we saw Carrie Fisher at the Geffen Playhouse last week in her show "Wishful Drinking". She has led a crazy, celebrity family life. Funny play.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A new guest bedroom light

The light bulb burned out in the guest bedroom the other day. When i went to replace the bulb in the fixture, i discovered it was a halogen light. Surprise surprise.

Anyway, we were never big fans of the light, and i didn't have a replacement halogen bulb, so we figured, let's just replace the entire fixture. Why not!

Here is the original. Not a very inspiring design.

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And here is the new one. Nothing overly fancy, a simple fixture. This one uses normal bulbs too, so we can put the energy efficient ones in here. We got our new fixture at Lighting Expo. Down on La Brea, just past Pinks.

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This was surprisingly the first time there was not a profanity uttered in installing the fixture. Either this one was easier, or i have actually learned something in the replacement of all the overhead lights in the condo.

- Gary

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Photos from Napa weekend

Les took some excellent photos of us all on our Napa weekend.

He posted them on-line here.

- Gary