Saturday, July 22, 2006

2,000 degrees in the Valley

It's 99 degrees at 9 o'clock at night -- hell, it hit 110 today on both of my outside digital thermometers. One hundred ten. The air conditioning can't keep up. We've had it on 80 for the past two weeks -- otherwise it stays on all the time. Now it's on 80 and the house refuses to dip below 82 degrees. There's just too much heat.

We did escape. One of the grandmas babysat the almost-3-year-old, and we went to a barbecue in Pacific Palisades. Yeah, it was sort of cool enough to be outside, but not really. We left at 5 p.m. schvitzing plenty, just in time for the 106-degree return.

It's all numbers. And way too many over 100.

Gotta prep for tomorrow's 6:30 a.m. tricycle ride. See ya.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Recent rants

In keeping with the Daily News' recent outpouring of blogging, I've been doing a lot of ranting and raving over there. Here's a summary:

Get ready for Talk Like Gordon Ramsay Day

It's called 'raw food' because it's not cooked

The New York Times discovers the Valley, sort of

And over in computer geekdom:

Wireless Internet -- so close ... so close and yet so faarrrr-rr

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ted Greene -- fighting over the legacy

Over at the Daily News blog, I've written about the controversy over what will happen to the musical legacy of Ted Greene, the legendary guitarist and teacher who was found dead in his Encino apartment little more than a year ago (and who I saw perform exactly a year before his death).