Various and Sundry Weekend Observations

  • I got a haircut this morning at my usual place. The discussion was what I expect: Football at Alabama, Football at UCLA, and who was getting them their next cup of coffee.
  • Next Friday (our 23rd wedding anniversary) I’m taking a day off of work and taking the family to Universal Hollywood. This was about the only day I could do it before school starts, and we’ll do a nice anniversary dinner up on Citywalk. I debated between one day tickets (at about $46 each with a coupon), or getting an annual pass ($62, through the credit union). As Universal is only ½hr away, I decided to go with the pass. It will pay for itself in two visits, and that will be easier to do over the year. I actually haven’t been to Universal Studios proper since I was a boy, and they just had the studio tour.
  • This evening, we’re going out to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the DCI World Championships. It should be good; according to the front page of DCI, the top three corps are within one point of each other. The corps in the final, in marching order, are Spirit from JSU, Colts, Glassmen, Boston Crusaders, Blue Knights, Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, The Cavaliers, The Cadets, Blue Devils. Expect a review tonight or tomorrow. There was a nice article on the upcoming finals in today’s LA Times.
  • Tomorrow, while the wife and daughter go out shopping with ixixlix, I’m going to stay home and work on the highway pages. I’ve got over a month backlog, so it should be a busy day.