Redondo Beach Day 3/4 and 4/4

Redondo Beach Day 3/4 and 4/4

I started out my next morning with more room service for breakfast. Expensive but delicious and given that I was waking up so early, I went for it. This was Huevos Redondos (fried eggs, soyrizo & avocado quesadilla, black beans, ranchero sauce, feta, cilandro. It was delicious. Some pics from Doug and Elena’s morning at home: Facetiming with my girl! … Continue Reading →


Redondo Beach: Day 2

Redondo Beach: Day 2

Here’s Day 2 of my work trip to Redondo Beach! I, of course, woke up at 4:30am again, snoozed til it was time to chat with Doug and Elena at 6, and this time I though ahead and scheduled myself some breakfast. I didn’t know they would be feeding some some fruit and croissants at the meeting, but the meeting … Continue Reading →


Redondo Beach: Day 1 1

Redondo Beach: Day 1

I did some work travel in October, to a partners meeting for my project. It was in Redondo Beach, CA, where our prime contractor (and the telescope now) are. I was only there for a few days, mostly because the meeting wasn’t that long and I didn’t want to be away from Elena (and leave Doug single-parenting) any longer than … Continue Reading →


Epic LA Trip, Big Bang Theory

When we planned this trip to the Big Bang Theory for the taping, we also wanted to interview some other people associated with the show. Apparently talking to the executive producer like we did last time, no problem. Talking to anyone else? Have to go through the publicity people. Who replied right away saying talking to David was no problem … Continue Reading →


Epic LA Trip, Northrop Grumman

Ok, back to the travelogue. Doug and I started Tuesday morning out at the cafe across from our hotel. I’d gotten the best bacon, egg and cheese bagel EVER there the last time I was in town. And it was on my checklist to have one this time. It was delicious:


Epic LA trip, LA Arboretum and The Price is Right

We had some time Monday morning before I had to meet up with Sara, so Doug, L and I headed to the Arboretum. It was actually really cool! Here are a whole bunch of pics: They had lots of free roaming peacocks!


Epic LA trip, Fabric!

Back to the LA travelogue! So after Huntington Gardens, Loren and I headed for the Garment District. We passed this: Yep, that’s where Leonard and Sheldon live. You know, if they were real.


Epic LA Trip – more Huntington Gardens

After our tea at Huntington Gardens, L and I spent some more time wandering around.


Epic LA Trip, Huntington Gardens

The weather hadn’t been very good just prior to our arrival in LA – we just missed a big storm. But it was also supposed to rain and not be nice most of the time we were there. Imagine my surprise when I woke up to this Sunday morning: The weather was gorgeous the rest of the time we were … Continue Reading →


Epic LA Trip, Huntington Gardens: Beautiful Science

Our first morning in LA, Loren, Doug and I headed to Huntington Gardens. Doug was going to meet our college friend, Joe, for lunch, but he had an hour free beforehand. The first thing we hit was their permanent exhibit of old and rare science books. The exhibit is called “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World” – and they … Continue Reading →


Epic LA Trip, George Harrison exhibit

Doug, my co-worker Sara, and I went out to LA to see a taping of the Big Bang Theory. The coolest part is that we were guests of their science adviser! We also were able to, last minute, get permission to interview their set decorator and prop master. I also had contacts at Northrop Grumman (they’re building JWST’s sunshield and … Continue Reading →


Southern California – SeaWorld, part 2

The sea lions and seals were SUCH beggars! This guy’s strategy was to just bellow at the top of his voice for fish.