by some women. But they were really admiring my old car. Not the electric car I have now. They said I love those Toyota Celica Supras, a car I used to own, as I went in my car, the Nissan Leaf, I thought they might admire me too but they didn’t think much of the way I looked either, with my trenchcoat, hat and glasses. They probably only admired the old me when I was younger instead.
So the chipmunk was in a gear box that I found in a bush and seemed to enjoy being there. Then I took it out of the bush and put it in my car. And my Dad was there with me who passed on. And felt sorry for the chipmunk. I did too but I wanted to make a video of it and take pictures of it. So I held up my phone to it but it didn’t seem like the phone was working cause the battery died and Dad didn’t want me to take the pictures but I tried anyway. Then I noticed that some cop cars were near us so we thought maybe we should give it to the cops even though it might be more fun to hold onto it and take care of it better ourselves but there was a fire truck next to the police cars so we thought we should give it to the firemen instead cause they take better care of animals so we were happy with that and we did. Then, I woke up. Wanna get a better sleep? https://www.dreamcloudsleep.com/mattress
I dreamed I was in the elevator here to my apartment and met two women there. One had kids and the other didn’t. The one with kids had her apartment number showing. I think it was 407. I decided to go up to the 4th floor there to find them. The first one I couldn’t remember what the number was and the 2nd one, 407 wasn’t where it should have been. There was a farmer’s market there instead so I gave up.
Then the next dream was that I met a filmmaker who wanted me to help him make a film for 12 or 13 thousand dollars. He showed me the budget and I thought it was too cheap. Plus he wanted me to travel to Orange county and couldn’t pay me yet. So I said no.
Then the dream changed to where I meet my Mom and Dad, (but Dad passed away a few years ago ) at the county fair. I feel so surprised to see my Mom, who gives me a big hug. cause now she lives in Israel. She said she couldn’t get a flight anywhere else and we both agree that it’s beautiful here. Then I see Dad and I say to him, I must be dreaming if you’re here. I realize I am and I wake up.
Dreamed that we had a Tesla and didn’t know where to charge it near Mission Bay so I drove back home and met Elon Musk. He was mad at me because I borrowed the neighbor’s Tesla and he said I owed the neighbor money for the rental of the Tesla so I should pay him but Elon was in a hurry and had to get to the airport. I initially wanted to ask him where the charging stations were but instead he frowned and told me to pay the neighbor. I sort of agreed that I would and the dream ended.
Luke Keyes has always loved Halloween. Every year, the software engineer and his wife create a haunted science lab in their garage for the kids in their North Austin neighborhood to explore. But, wanting to encourage social distancing this year, Keyes decided to scrap those plans and focus on a back-up: a candy-delivering robot.
“COVID is very real to us. We actually know of one person that passed away during the beginning, and the person that she lived with — he has permanent heart damage from it,” Keyes told Yahoo Life. “It’s very real to us.”
Keyes also has a lung condition of his own, and didn’t want to do anything that would encourage unsafe behavior.
“I’m comprised. I know it’s very real and I don’t want to get it, and condone or encourage others to spread it. But I feel bad because [the science lab] has finally grown to where the neighborhood kids will see me and ask about it,” says Keyes. “So I was like, OK, what can we do?”
A longtime robotics enthusiast, Keyes began building his robot, Arty, eight years ago out of Lego bricks and a Roomba. (Arty’s name is derived from the acronym for “Robot Test.”)
“I’m an ‘80s kid. In the ‘80s, robots were everywhere. They were in every movie,” said Keyes. “So when I was growing up, I just saw robots. Any time my parents would buy me a toy with a motor in it, they’d get so upset because I would take it apart and be like, I’m building a robot!”
There have been several changes to Arty over the years, but the robot now measures nearly 6 feet tall. He’s constructed out of a Balder power wheelchair that someone left in a boat shed, several cameras and a lot of wood. Keyes controls the robot, which he estimates weighs over 300 pounds, with an Xbox controller.
About a month ago, Keyes realized he could put Arty to use this Halloween season in an effort to promote safe trick-or-treating.
I had been following the progress of this pier almost every week for over a year now. A few major restaurants likehttp://ketchgrillandtaps.com/http://www.brigantine.com/and https://www.miguels-cocina.com/ were supposed to open locations here on the pier. I read a sign that said it was supposed to open in March 2020. Then came the coronavirus. And a lot of delays. I kept checking back, taking a weekly pleasant walk around the San Diego Embarcadero on Mission Bay, hoping it would open. I remembered the old Anthony’s Restaurant and regretted what this historical landmark and beautiful view would become until I saw that they were building a dome here.
Since I met Buckminster Fuller when I was in college, more decades ago than I care to say, and as an experiment, I even lived in a plastic dome in the Santa Cruz mountains that are on fire now, to the chagrin of my late father who spent the night with me there, I was thrilled! The plan was for a few domes that became upscale restaurants, right near the ancient Star of India.
It finally opened, even during Covid 19, so we decided to drive down there. As you can see, it looks fantastically futuristic! They now call it Portside Pier. At the time, we got an easy waterfront parking space and there was no line to get in to Ketch so we walked right in. and I ordered the delicious Coctel DeMar, an incredible ceviche, with crab,shrimp, avocado,salsa, cilantro, etc. as seen on the left in the picture below. It’s supposed to be an appetizer but it was large enough to be a main course. The beer was good too.
Me in the Ketch Dome
I went back to the Portside Pier a few weeks later on a Saturday night. The word has gotten out about the place now so it was a little harder to park but I still found a free spot right in front of the Star of India. We got up to the restaurants and asked for a table at Miguel’s. The pretty hostess said it would be a 2 hour wait. We went back to Ketch and they said the same thing so we wandered around outside the building and inside where we saw some amazing sign art and a restroom, something that was needed on the Pier. My date was clever. She wandered upstairs to the top of Ketch, sat down at a table they said was reserved, and first asked for just a glass of water. Then when we were sitting down, she got a waiter to give us menus. I was ambivalent about the fairness of this because some people were waiting in line for a few hours, and I mentioned it to her, but I finally gave in and ordered. The menu upstairs where we were sitting was very different than what you can order downstairs in the dome. Downstairs they have great seafood. Upstairs you can only get bar food like sandwiches or just fried foods. Downstairs closed at 9pm so we had to eat upstairs. I had the blue fin tuna sandwich. I would say it’s very salty and just Okay. We each had a drink and the total for bar food and drinks was around $50.00. Certainly not a bargain, but incredible scenery! Besides, what do you expect from San Diego’s newest Saturday night hotspot?
Before the US Covid-19 lock down, a couple chat on Tinder, who are physically very attracted to each other but when they actually meet, they really can’t stand each other. TINA, a Jewish Brazilian hottie flies to San Diego to attend a business conference and to meet BUZZ, the blonde not so religious Muslim surfer from Tinder. After they have a drunken one night stand, the President declares a nationwide lockdown so she and BUZZ must stay together until the quarantine is over.
Characters TINA is a young late 20’s Jewish Brazilian hottie with a Portuguese accent who flies to meet BUZZ at a bar in his condo in San Diego. BUZZ is a blonde somewhat religious liberal Muslim San Diego surfer. A BARTENDER serves drinks to them at a local bar.
Note: Because of Covid 19, the male and female actors must already be living together.
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