Spent a week in Kauai. The first few days were surprisingly windy and rainy, but … improved a lot towards the end.
There is nothing better than floating on your back under the sun (can come pretty close to a sensory deprivation tank, IMO). The next-best thing was building strong sand structures with Tara (arches, and yes, a pyramid 😀).
Pilot “waking up early” that had partial success, but still not there yet 😐
Tara’s first “trick-or-treatin” experience (good fun!)
Some ups and downs this month … leaving out some things.
One surprisingly good movie I saw this month was “Never let me go”, based on a book by the recent Nobel-prize winner, Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s already seven years old, and I’m surprised I never heard of it before. What’s more, it turns out another similar (in some ways) movie I saw a long time ago, “The Remains of the Day” was also based on a book written by the same guy (movie: 1993, novel: 1989) !!
For various reasons, decided to make a will with my wife (not done yet, but got started on it)
Got another tooth extracted in preparation for an implant (long story, I have bad gums, need a bone graft and sinus lift, blah blah blah, painful and pointless)
Participated in a “Girls who code” event at work, which was extremely gratifying
Took a “mini train trip” with Tara (a few stops on the Caltrain)
Logan (finally! it was good!)
Ghost in the shell (finally! it was good too!)
Bought Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco (finally! but won’t get to read it for a while …)
Highlight: I’d got tickets for the Monterey Bay Aquarium back in December, but finally went this weekend, at the end of July. Visiting after three years, and my favorites are always the jellyfish and the octopus, but it’s all good. It’s all really good.
Went for my first 5K run in a park
A cold windy walk in Pacifica
Weekend visit to New Jersey, mini-adventure on a hop-on/hop-off bus in New York when it started raining
Saw the Hobbit movie, and it wasn’t as bad as I expected (will watch the rest this month, when I get time …)
Had an annual eye checkup, and my power went down (still confused)
Got a Birthday surprise at Nola’s (wonderful to see everyone that showed up for that!)