Monday, December 31, 2012

Bonne Année

Every year at Christmas, our neighbor a couple houses down the street, puts out their Christmas Pig display. I've been meaning to get a photo for a long time. This year, I finally got around to it. Here, also, is a photo of our Christmas tree this year.

Thursday evening we went to the retirement party of our friend Tanya (that's her in the middle).  She had been with the Library for thirty-five years.  A lot of people didn't realize how accomplished she is and how many things at the library with which she was involved in a major way.  It was a really nice party and we got to see a bunch of people we haven't seen in years. 

We seem to be on a quest to find new restaurants this year. Saturday evening, we went to another new one which was recommended by our neighbor Dave. Dapur bills itself as an Asian Tapas restaurant. We were seated directly in front of the golden Buddha. The food was excellent, especially the dessert, but the noise level not so much. We shared Dapur Duck, Coco Shrimp, Bang Bang Scallops, and Calamari (unfortunately they had two kinds of calamari and we ordered the wrong one). Dessert was called Dark Volcano. It was a rich chocolate soft-centered cake with a small dish of vanilla ice cream, and it was was super delicious! And of course, a bottle of Pinot Grigio.  While eating our dessert, the owner stopped by for a short chat.  We learned that he used to own Galanga, another of our favorite restaurants.

Dumb Law of the Week: In LA, a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.

Bonne Année

À la prochaine, mes amis.


Peter Olson said...

Thanks for interesting reading, as usual! I was especially impressed by your Christmas tree! All the best to both of you for 2013... maybe with European trip!

Megan said...

Yes dear, you may beat me with a wider strap.

Nadege said...

Happy new year! I hope it will be a good, peaceful one for everybody.