19 Jun 2001 rupert   » (Journeyer)

First diary entry in a while... I've spent the last two weekends on the road, which has been pretty fun. On June 8, I went to Reno, Nevada for the 14th Blackbird Reunion, and this weekend, ventured down to San Diego to visit an old friend from school. Standing in the line to get my boarding pass for the flight back, I heard my name called, and looked up to see someone who I momentarily didn't recognize. It was my old geometry teacher from high school! We ended up sitting in the same row on the flight home, and had a nice time swapping stories and reminiscing about 'the old days'. He retired in 1997 after 32 years of teaching at the school, and seemed to be enjoying his retirement.

San Diego was great fun. I took Monday off work to spend an additional day down there, which turned out to be a good strategy (taking time off from work is never bad). Mike took me to see the downtown area, and we walked around by Horton Plaza and the El Cortez, before taking a Red Line tram back into the Old Town area. Stopped for a very welcome margarita and snack at a local TGI Friday's, then headed back to his home.

Monday, we drove around some more, and visited the San Diego Aerospace Museum, the Mission, La Jolla, and UCSD. It was fun seeing my brother's alma mater, and we wandered around above Black's Beach for a while, watching the gliders take off over the cliffs.

I don't have any new hacking news to report, apart from the fact that I finally got my 40 GB disk working, but I don't believe that that really counts :-P

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