There is also a pair of red-tailed hawks, but we didn't see them. We did see/hear hummingbirds and many other sentient friends. But we weren't really birdwatching either. Lots of eucalyptus trees which smelled wonderful. I now realize that I've been smelling eucalyptus since I arrived.
We ate a huge brunch at Hershel's, which, along with that Malaysian place in DC, is the greatest resturant to happen to me in the past six months, at least.
Saw Cat People, the 1942 version staring Simone Simone, directed by Jacques Tourneur, and produced by Val Lewton. I know nothing about 1940s flim, and since we, sigh, have cable, I've decided I will watch as many interesting things as I can.
Still haven't unpacked all the books. I already mentioned that I'm starting Madame Sarah Grande's The Heavenly Twins, but I also found a copy of Portrait of a Man Unknown by Nathalie Sarraute. I've been reading the obvious modernist novelists so why not read from the late 19th century and the 1950s?
G-d, I'm tired and have no excuse. Here are some examples of the current available jobs. Or maybe I'll work for SEIU.
Went to the dougnut shopt this morning, the owners are Cantonese-speakers, and they were all dressed-up in orange and maroon/purple New Year clothing.
The only thing I can really say anymore in Cantonese is "Happy New Year," so I said it and then asked if they spoke any Mandarin. They do! This makes me very happy, and their doughnuts are excellent.