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Today they tore down an old building behind my gym that's been empty since the 80's, when it was a high-end nightclub. They found human skeletal remains underneath. (This is also the same parking lot of the Town & Country Mall, which houses not only my gym, but also our Trader Joe's, the old Ed Debevic's (a diner we used to eat at), several restaurants we frequent, used to house our Bookstar, the Jutenhoops, and the second-run movie theatre (all sadly closed now), and is located about five minutes from our house. They don't know yet how old they are or, of course, who it might be. I mean, I drive by there pretty much all the time, since the parking garage for the gym is right there. Kinda freaky!

I cooked up some rice, sliced some salmon, and made nigiri for dinner. NOM! Unfortunately I was out of pickled ginger and cucumbers (so no sunomono), but we made due with nice miso soup and sugar snap peas!

At the risk of sounding silly, I saw God up here:

That's at around 13,000 ft, crossing the Cinnamon Pass.

I miss the mountains. The closest we've come in years was the trip to Sedona.

(Hoping I don't jinx myself) I appear to have lost eight pounds (i.e., the original four plus four more this week). Hopeful squee.

On the gripping hand, I didn't get to said gym today, because I had to run to the bank, suddenly realizing if I DIDN'T, a couple of charges would go through and make me very unhappy.

There are three movies I would like to see while they're still in theatres. Have to organize and get ourselves to see Deathly Hallows and I do want to see Cowboys & Aliens (I've heard mixed reviews, but dangit, the 'cowboys &' is at least the first part of my own website -- plus, Harrison Ford), and yes, Winnie the Pooh, and not just because Craig Ferguson is the voice of Owl.

This: Anyway, let's stick to what's relevant today: taxes, spending and the U.S. economy. According to Congressional Budget Office projections, had the nation maintained the fiscal course the Clinton administration laid out, the national debt everybody rants about would have been retired by 2009. (Full article here


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Aug. 5th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
lovely pic

yay to weight loss

Aug. 5th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Oh, but you know we couldn't follow Clinton's lead, because he was a fornicator, and it's much more important to stick to our Medieval notions of morality than to take care of the country.

PS - Love the icon.
Aug. 6th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Yeah. That. (In reading American Eve, I am floored by how little America has changed from the Puritanical, strait-laced, Victorian mindset -- nudity/sex is TEH EVOL and must be hidden from all eyes! OMG!! -- since the turn of the LAST Century...)

Aug. 5th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
I remember that we were ahead of budget when Clinton was in office. I pointed this out to my brother, who asked what had happened to the money and I said, "I think you'd have to talk to your President Bush about that."
Aug. 6th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
He doesn't remember everyone in America getting a check for $300.00?

*rolls eyes*

(It sure didn't do much to stimulate the economy, as I recall, either.)
Aug. 6th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
$300 was a lot of money for me! I remember it.
Aug. 6th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yep, me, too -- I wanted to be all good and anti-economy and stick it in the bank and save it, but I didn't. It was spent (and fat lot of good it did said economy!).

That icon rocks. Men should have never stopped wearing hats.
Aug. 6th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
I don't think either sex should stop wearing hats! I miss my fedora....
Aug. 6th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Good point, and I love my hats -- but throughout time women's hats have sometimes been... well...

*cough*Princess Beatrice*cough*
Aug. 6th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, but they're still hats. :D I'm willing to put up with 'outrageous' if people don't look at me funny for wearing my fedora.
Aug. 6th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
True. And yes, my fedora and my knitted caps, my cowboy hats and my panama....

Aug. 7th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
*nod nod nod*
Aug. 5th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
I love the name Cinnamon Pass. It sounds like it should be in the Candyland game.
Aug. 6th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I don't know how it got that name, but it is cool!
Aug. 5th, 2011 10:02 am (UTC)
Hugs, and cheers for mountains and weight loss.
Aug. 6th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
Hugs! Happy weekend!
Aug. 17th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
i see why i missed it. saw the political icon and just skipped to the picture without reading. interesting
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