Ironically, my iPhone has a tough time getting a GPS connection when I walk around Caltech. At one point, Runkeeper let me know I had just walked a 3-minute mile. My plotted route shows all sorts of fun zigs and zags.
Evidently, Christmas came early to Altadena!. Target was doing a shoot for a winter commercial, and turned two houses a ways up the city from us into a winter wonderland, with live reindeer! Chris Considine wrote up the report.
The anecdote about the reindeer catching antlers in the lights was amusing.
A year ago, Pasadena and the surrounding communities were layered in smoke and ashes as the huge Station Fire burned acres upon acres.
The Station Fire in the hills behind the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Photo by Bill Westphal.
One year ago, this is what the hills above my workplace looked like.
Even though I lived through it, it’s still hard to believe such a monster fire was so close.
Justin Taylor receiveed permission to post a streaming version of Andrew Peterson’s new song, The Reckoning.
The Album, Counting Stars, evidently won’t be out until mid-summer.
Andrew Peterson is one of my favorite artists, and one of the few whose albums I still buy on CD. Go ahead and listen to the new song, it’s rather awesome.
Andrew even posts a comment on Justin’s post…
Dave and Ryan and families are friends from church. Kim and I love going over to hang out at Jameson Brown since it is less than a mile from our place. We just don’t make it there as often as we’d like! But we love the coffee…
Kim and I had a bit of a surprise one morning, a couple of days after Christmas. We came downstairs to find that our fish had proliferated!
We have eight little platys swimming around now. I’d thought that some fish either kill or eat their young, but so far, these guys seem to be doing ok! They’re very small and hard to see. I thought we had six for a while, then saw a seventh, and Kim spotted the eighth. I wonder if they’re able to even eat the regular fish food flakes?
We have three adult platys right now, one of whom still looks rather big. I suppose it’s possible that we might have even more babies soon. Maybe I should have asked the pet store for males!