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103 years old and Buy viagra online still pedaling

I can only hope I’m this awesome at 60, never mind over 100!

LA Times: “At 103, he’s a three-wheeled wonder”

If it were up to Octavio Orduño, he’d still be cruising Long Beach on a two-wheeled bicycle. But his wife insisted he get a tricycle. The city wants to make him an ambassador for cycling: ‘He’s our poster boy for healthy, active living around here.’

Via Cyclelicious.

Global Scenery screenshots for California

From Global Scenery (associated with the X-Plane flightsim), here are a few galleries of California screenshots:

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Los Angeles, Burbank, Santa Monica, Long Beach, San Bernardino

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San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose

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San Diego

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San Bernardino and “South” [sic] California

I think those might be the 8.x scenery series, too, so they’ve since been updated.

With the announcement that the Cialis online without prescription Microsoft Flight Simulator is being discontinued, it’s looking good for X-Plane to step up and fill the void. Which they’re doing with a well-timed discounted price of $39.00 “to let in all the new MS users.” :)

Literary link roundup 6/26/08

LA Times: “Salman Rushdie in L.A.”

During a few hours he spent near the Kings Road apartment he once shared with model and actress Padma Lakshmi, Rushdie did not come across as either a distinguished literary figure — Rushdie’s swirling 1981 Booker-winner, “Midnight’s Children,” is arguably the greatest British novel of the last few decades, and he was recently knighted — or a man who’d once had a price on his head. He was more like a good-humored, slightly star-struck visitor to L.A., happy to be back among old haunts.

He also enjoyed being in a place where the paparazzi are distracted by more glamorous figures. “Here, there’s Hollywood,” he said, a balding man with wire glasses and a Cheshire cat grin. “You know, they want Lindsay Lohan — they don’t want me.”

Speaking of Rushdie, he was on the Buy cipro online Colbert Report earlier this month:


Ray Bradbury visited the closing Acres of Books in Long Beach

“Libraries are better than schools. You can’t go to a University and get a diploma. It doesn’t mean a goddamn thing. You’ve got to go to a bookstore and Generic viagra a library and educate yourself. You go to a bookstore and find yourself. The surprises that you find on the shelves are you, represent the things that you need, not that the teachers need…”

(via L.A. Now)

I still haven’t posted about my getting to meet him last year at an event in San Berdoo — ASAP. Speaking of Bradbury, Redlands has chosen Fahrenheit 451 as the 2009 choice for their citywide book reading program.


LA Times Jacket Copy: “John Muir, nature man of Yosemite”

The man who championed protecting natural spaces — especially in what is now Yosemite National Park — was born in Scotland, moved as a boy to Wisconsin and later hiked from Kentucky to south Florida; there, he got sick and headed to California to recuperate. Once he found the wilds of Northern California in 1868, he was smitten. He climbed rocks, cursed the sharp hooves of sheep that tore up wildflowers and even snuck President Teddy Roosevelt away from his handlers and into the Cheap viagra pills backcountry for three nights of camping.

He also wrote like a fiend.


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