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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Event: Pumpkin Round-Up - Descanso Gardens

Pumpkin Round-Up - Descanso Gardens

October 23-24

Lasso your little ones for a Country Fair Celebration. There’ll be hayrides, country fair animals, scarecrows, and of course, a plethora of PUMPKINS. Descanso Gardens is the place where city folks get a charming taste of an old-fashioned, quaint country fair.

Pumpkin Parade

Saturday and Sunday
10 and 11 a.m., Meet at the Center Circle

Banjo Dave will be a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’ on the banjo for a costume parade through the Gardens. He will lead parades of children in their Halloween costumes to a Country Fair photo opportunity. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Pumpkin Round-Up Country Fair

Saturday and Sunday
 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Van de Kamp Hall

Amble about a country fair. You’ll recall a simpler, gentler time for the whole family as you visit nostalgic stations for discovery, activity and vending – a “down-home” experience.

Farm Animal Fun

Saturday and Sunday
 1 to 4 p.m., Upper Rose Garden

No country fair is complete without farm animals. Goats, pigs, calves and more are part of the fun. Come pet and take pictures with these useful and friendly creatures. Appropriate for children ages 1 and older.

Pumpkin Decoratin’

Saturday and Sunday
 2 to 4 p.m., Van de Kamp Hall

 $2 per pumpkin, while supplies last

Miss Cate has dozens of ideas for pumpkin faces–fun, cute, silly, or a unique expression of your own creation. Purchase a mini pumpkin to decorate and take home. This activity is appropriate for ages 3 and older. First come, first served. Space is limited.

Descanso Hay Rides

Saturday and Sunday
 1 to 4 p.m., departs from the Rose Pavilion
 $3 per person per ride

Horses Fred and Barney are “chompin’ at the bit” to take your family on a leisurely hayride through Descanso’s shady oak and camellia forest. This horse-drawn wagon experience gives you and your child the fun and excitement of an old-fashioned trek in the country.

All events unless noted are free with Garden admission

Friday, October 08, 2004

Career-Op:Getting Started Part 1

Career-Op:Getting Started Part 1
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Over the past several months I have had both a desire and a need to focus intently on my freelance consulting business. Lately, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the nature of my work. What am I trying to accomplish, both for my clients and myself? How am I going to go about accomplishing those goals? Like everyone, I can get caught up in the rush of daily life, jumping from task to task without focusing on the big picture. Sometimes I need to be reminded to take a few minutes to think about what I am doing to insure that I am still headed in the right direction. It is time to “get serious” about your work and your career.

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Event: Getty Drawing Hour

Getty Drawing Hour

Date: Friday October 1 & 15, 2004, 7 pm
Location: Museum Galleries
Admission: Free Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art during the Getty Drawing Hour. An instructor will be on hand to answer questions and provide general guidance. All you need to bring are drawing pads and pencils (no other materials are permitted in the galleries). All experience levels welcome. Limited to 25 participants. Sign up at the Information Desk in the Museum Entrance Hall beginning at 6:00 PM the day of the program.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Steve Wozniak at Gnomedex

IT Conversations has a great talk and interview with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc and inventor of the Apple I computer.

You can download the MP3 files and listen on your computer, burn a CD for listening in your car or move it to your iPod.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Career-Op gets mention and play on Daily Source Code

Listening to today's editon (10-6-2004) of Adam Curry's Daily Source Code (MP3 here), Career Opportunities: The High-Tech Career Handbook and I got a good mention. He even played a clip from the latest column.

You can find the mention at about 21 minutes into the show.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Career-Op: Keep it to yourself - MP3 audio Podcast

Career-Op: Keep it to yourself
Originally published February 23, 2001

Despite the fact that companies are trying to become more like a family and less like a cold corporation, it is always best to remember that there are certain aspects of your life that you shouldn’t share with your co-workers or your managers. The stories you tell now may come back to haunt your career in the future. [Continued]

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Watch Mount St. Helens Live -- via CBSNews.com

I saw this come through the "science" feed on delicious today and it is now running on the laptop at my left shoulder.

There is no audio on the feed for the moment, but I suspect that there will be if something happens.

As of 320 PM PDT, showing only CBS Live.com slide. The feed will probably go to the debate coverage tonight.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Food: Chai-spiced Honey Bundt Cakes w/spiced syrup

I came across the recipe in the Sepetember 2004 issue of Bon Appetit magazine and think it will be a wonderful addition for the Fall table. I plan on making a couple for our monthly bake sale at school. I have developed a bit of a reputation there for having tasty treats. So much so, my tarts and cookies often don't make it to the bake sale table at all. Instead they are poached by the principal, teachers or office staff before the sale ever begins. Recipes like this should help to keep my repuation intact and flourishing (SMILE)