We arrived back to Los Angeles @ 8 p.m. Monday night.
Tuesday night, met with a local business owner who's looking for the best way to connect with Downtown's new residents (I'm not calling them lofters anymore, because not everyone lives in a loft....). Also heard about the passing of Hal's beloved Buddy. :-(
Wednesday, freaking doctor appointment with a glucose test. Okay, so I like pineapple, orange juice...blah blah blah. Test came back boarderline, so I have to go back in two weeks for the full test. Outside of that, Iolani is progressing well. She looks to have Alex's nose (YEAH!!) and my legs (They are long...it's just the rest of me is short). Her heart is strong, and she kicks...OMG - does she kick.
Thursday night: We have one more PE Lofts event to go to. It's a little bittersweet...Art the Ass moved over the weekend. And, as the same time, I invited some folks who might like the building or need to meet the new manager. Which means Alex and I will drag my large body up to the roof one last time. God, I hope I don't tear up.
We are also putting together the invite list for the baby shower. I must say though...I feel weird having a party for Iolani and she's not yet born. It's like everyone is going to show up to the party early, eat all the food, and the guest of honor isn't expected for another month. I'll get over it. People want the party before she arrives...I hope that one of those people brings a crib. ;-)
Friday night: I'd like to go see Wanted.
Saturday: Pack up the storage unit and move it over to LA Storage
Sunday: Go to Church, and visit a store to find a stroller that fits in the back of the 'Cooper
Monday: Calm before the storm
Tuesday: Get keys to new place, run roomba and clean a load of laundry in our washer/dryer
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - muster all energy to pack and move.
Saturday: Movers come to move big things
Sunday: Expect early contractions (JUST KIDDING!!! JUST KIDDING!!!)
She's approximately 30 weeks today. Her favorite foods include Pineapple, chocolate, and eggs (Usually all together). Her favorite time of day is 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. (that is when she kicks the most).
Outside of that, don't know much else about her yet.
I downloaded the PDF and got through four or five lines and started to notice something:
Almost every three or four lines are interrupted with hyphens.
For issue two someone should show the editor how to turn off the Auto-Hyphenation.
Don't Abuse The Hyphen!
P.S. The hyphens don't appear in the online version - just the PDF.
If you'd like to find out about the local Rotary, click here! They meet the first and third thursdays of the month at 7:30 AM (Your due include a hot Los Angeles Athletic Club breakfast!)
Rotary stars shine bright in Los Angeles
Rotary International News -- 15 June 2008
Rotarian Don Craighead, of the Rotaract Committee, pins a fun meter button on Rotaractor McKenley Andrews.
Photo by Alyce Henson/Rotary Images
Hollywood’s glamour added to the excitement of the 99th Rotary International Convention, which began today in Los Angeles. The annual event brings Rotarians, Rotaractors , and Rotary Foundation alumni from around the world.
About 18,000 attendees -- from as far as Afghanistan, Brazil, Germany, and Zambia --converged on L.A. for this convention, which runs from 15 to 18 June.
At the official opening of the exhibition area, the House of Friendship, on Saturday morning, RI President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson welcomed all to L.A. “The world is here to see Rotary, and the Los Angeles Rotarians are playing host to the world,” he said. “It’s a fantastic experience for them -- and a great honor for me.”
This convention marks the official launch of Rotary’s drive to raise $100 million to match a challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with all funds raised going toward polio eradication. The president of the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program, Tadataka Yamada, will address Monday’s plenary session.
Speaking at Tuesday’s plenary session are Rotary’s partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – and global experts on health – UNICEF Executive Director Anne Veneman, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie Gerberding, and World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan. Wednesday’s session features Stephen Lewis, co-director of AIDS-Free World, and William Asiko, president of the Coca-Cola Foundation Africa.
Another convention star is literacy. Looking to set a Guinness World Record, Rotary’s Wide World of Books project aims to collect 250,000 books to distribute to students in kindergarten through third grade in Los Angeles public schools.
But even as they share ideas, network, and get projects off the ground, Rotarians are enjoying the convention’s fun and fellowship.
“We’re making more friends already,” said first-timer Jose Silva, of the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach West, Florida, USA, who is attending the convention with his wife, Diana. “That’s what it’s all about – ideas, together with relationships. You’re bringing people and ideas together, and things happen. It’s exciting.”
Silva, a former Ambassadorial Scholar , attended the Rotary Alumni Celebration on Friday and Saturday. Also in town for preconvention events were Rotaractors , RYLArians , and Youth Exchange officers.
At the heart of every convention is the House of Friendship, where Rotarians meet and find information on Rotary fellowships, action groups, and projects. A popular booth this year features a ShelterBox tent and all the items found in one of the group’s disaster relief boxes.
On Saturday night at the California Experience, Rotarians mingled over hors d’oeuvres and danced to the strains of a swing band before heading into the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE to hear Natalie Cole perform. The mood was festive as the official start of the convention neared.
“The convention is like an annual reunion,” said Brian McLeran, governor of District 5150. “People who have never been to one are missing the best part of Rotary. It’s the celebration of the year.”
Visit www.rotary.org for news and features throughout the convention.
"There's recently been more awareness citywide in terms of why neighborhood councils are here and their responsibilities," said DLANC Vice President of Communications Ginny Marie Case. "With the population growth Downtown, this turnout makes sense."
I know what it was...maybe the Downtown News has never had a picture of a pregnant lady in the paper before, and why break the chain.
Naaaah. What it really is that I'm not downtown during the day, I move quickly, and I don't photograph well.
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