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Santa Clara

I'm at Andrew's place now, in Santa Clara. His apartment is a real contrast to Paul and Beckett's place...very much a bachelor pad, with lots of breakable items within child's reach. :-)

We had dinner with our friends William and Mona at Fiesta del Mar, a Mexican restaurant in Mountain View. I had Majo de Ajo, a shrimp dish that was loaded with a ton of garlic. Heck, why not? My husband's not with me. VERY yummy, though I felt compelled to buy super-powerful mints so Andrew wouldn't be asphyxiated on the drive home.

Andrew's tv set-up is pretty cool, with a 36 inch screen and a service called TiVo that lets you easily digitally record anything in the listings. I watched a medical comedy called "Scrubs" for the first time last night, and found it surprisingly amusing. Or maybe I was influenced by the fact that it was playing Erasure tunes was a theme of that particular show, with cast humming and singing Erasure snippets, etc.

Andrew also has a mega-cool computer monitor (a 22 inch Apple cinema display). I e-mailed Jeff to tell him that I'm moving in with Andrew because he has bigger hardware. ;-)

We went to see "Serendipity" yesterday at a nearby movie theatre. The movie stars John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale (sp?). It's sappy, unrealistic, and totally predictable....I loved it. :-) I am SO into this kind of romance movie; I think I'll have to see it again back in Toronto.

I've caught some California bug, so am opting to postpone our visit to the Monterey Aquarium until tomorrow. Today, Andrew and I plan to hang out at the Apple Store in Pao Alto, check out the Ansel Adams exhibit in San Francisco (and maybe do other San Francisco stuff depending on how I'm feeling), maybe do another movie, watch Enterprise tonight.

Today's Blatherpics:

- William and Andrew, in Mountain View.

- Mona.

Today's Poll: (Courtesy Andrew)

Have you ever had to put up with Debbie for more than a day? :-)

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