The L.A. Report Ė Part 15
I should probably call this ďThe Madison ReportĒ because thatís where Iím living right now.†
As I said in my last report, the mainframe computer
programming market is pretty dead in
One of the reasons I moved away from the
One night last week it snowed harder than Iíve ever seen; luckily it was above freezing and much of the ground was already bare so most of the cornflake-sized snowflakes melted as soon as they hit the ground.† It was also totally calm so it was Ė dare I say Ė rather pretty.
Iíve tried to make at least a half-hearted attempt to take advantage of the winter weather so I cross-country skied once (first time in about 10 years) and downhill skied once (first time in at least 15 years).† Both activities were rather humbling; I wasnít nearly as good at either one as I used to be, which is not surprising I guess.† †
Iíve completed one-sixth of my sentence here and
Iím already looking forward to going back.†
In fact, Iíve been looking forward to that since the day I got
Speaking of the acting scene, I said I wasnít going to do any more ďextraĒ work but in November something came up and I didnít have anything better to do so I was an extra on a Ben Stiller/Jack Black movie called ďTropic ThunderĒ. ††Actually it was kinda fun for such a big call (about 600 extras!). The scene took place at the Academy Awards so there were a bunch of celebrities there doing cameos - Alicia Silverstone, Tori Spelling, Al Pacino, Robert Downey, Jr., John Voight, Nick Nolte, Jason Bateman and of course, Ben and Jack.
I told you about my new Web site (www.yearbookviewer.com). From
the very beginning I was concerned that I might have copyright problems.† Sure enough, my very own school district
sicced a copyright lawyer on me.† So I
removed all of the Black River Falls Senior and Junior High yearbooks.† Crap.†
I really put a lot of work into them, too.† I didnít want the same problem with the
I didnít run the L.A. Marathon this year but Iím still running at least four days a week.† I even celebrated my 25th anniversary of running March 14th.
In my last report, I told you about Cheetaís 75th birthday. As far as I know, he's still alive but I mention it because I found my copy of the magazine cover that had his story and attached it to my Part 14 report. I couldn't find it before because I searched my hard drive for "Cheetah" but it's spelled "Cheeta."
Thatís all for now.†
Hopefully Iíll be writing my next L.A. Report from, well,