Tag: California_2011

March 20, 2011
March 19, 2011

My last day in San Francisco. By the time I have breakfast and finish packing my bags, it is 11. It is raining again so I decide to spend some time at the Aquarium. If I am honest, I find it a little disappointing, although…

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March 18, 2011

What better way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day than go see a film?

A different cinema today, and a different choice of films.

The Adjustment Bureau stars Matt Damon and is (loosely) based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. Dick’s short fiction has been mined for quite a few movie adaptations, and while this by no means the best of these, it is entertaining enough.

Spoilers may follow

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March 18, 2011
March 18, 2011

Got back to Fisherman’s Wharf, after the cinema. Having had a large picnic for lunch, I planned to have something light in the hotel restaurant, but I was late for that – I could have been served, but it would be rushed. So, having dumped…

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March 18, 2011

After the zoo trip, I still had an early evening, so I took myself to the cinema. There was nothing I really wanted to see, so decided on Battle: Los Angeles. I was very pleasantly surprised. Avoiding spoilers, there was a little dumb-as-shit science shown…

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March 18, 2011

Up to date at last! (although, due to the time difference, this blog is showing Friday morning, while it is still Thursday evening here.) Today I met up with an old friend who was visiting San Francisco with his family. I’m not going to go…

Read the Post“We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo…”

March 18, 2011

Wednesday March 16 Today, I have a ticket for Alcatraz. I am booked for the 11am sailing, but I get up early, and after breakfasting on cold pizza, head down to Pier 33. I get there as they are boarding the 10am, and ask if…

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March 17, 2011

Tuesday March 15 Any fans of Tony Bennett will know from the title that today I get to play with cable cars! One of the terminuses is just across the road from my hotel. I can get a day ticket for $10, 3 days for…

Read the PostClimbing “halfway to the stars”

March 17, 2011

Monday March 14 Barry dropped me at LAX early for my flight, at my request, as I get paranoid about running late for flights. However there were two things I didn’t know: 1) Although an international airport, LAX has very few facilities. I am used…

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March 17, 2011

I am sure I will go into more detail later, but for the past two evenings, I have had the pleasure of dining with Joey; and boy, does he know how to work his way around (and sometimes off) a menu. I thought last night’s…

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March 16, 2011

I’ve been neglecting my blog for the last few days, so this is a catchup. My weekend with Lee and Barry. Friday, we do: La Brea Tar Pits, which I found fascinating. Griffiths Observatory, where we caught a planetarium show, which was great. However, I…

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