Finally found the time to shop for our Christmas 2015 tree! We stopped by at Home Depot in Whittier after a quick dinner at Carl’s Jr, a blah burger. This years tree is an 7-8 ft Douglas fir tree. It looks nice and full wrapped up and it’s really really heavy. Hopefully we aren’t disappointed when we unwrap it and set it up tomorrow. It was a family effort getting up on the roof of the Q7 and securing it.
Today is Atom and Marie’s school Christmas show.
One hundred years ago on November 25, 1915, Albert Einstein published his famous paper on General Relativty. The four page was submitted to the Prussian Academy of Sciences and it included his field equations describing the relationship between matter and the geometry of space time.
Anyhow, to celebrate this cool day, I decided to purchase the 100th year anniversary edition of Einstein’s Relativity book. I’ve been passing the book up the last few visits to Barnes and Vroman’s bookstores.
We decided to go to the Barnes in Chino but it was just my luck, they didn’t have the book. After double and triple checking, I told Jackie the bad news and jokingly suggested that we have to go to another Barnes. Luckily her reaction was supportive and so I did a quick search on the Barnes website and found that the Barnes in Fullerton had the book in stock. We left Chino and headed to Fullerton. Long story short, I found the book. During my book browsing I also found another interesting Einstein book titled, “Einstein A Hundred Years of Relativity”. The pictures closed the deal for me and I added the book to my book clutching hand.
Much to my surprise my Einstein buying swag did not end at Barnes. I found the following magazine at Albertsons on our way home. How cool is that.
After 3 hours in line outside Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena on a cold chilly night, Marie met The Pioneer Woman at her book signing event. We got to Pasadena around 5:40pm where we saw the long long line of eager Ree fans waiting to meet and get their book signed. The long line wrapped around the block but that did not deter us from joining the craziness. We quickly parked and extended the line by four more people. Atom and I went into the bookstore to browse while Marie and Jackie waited in line. After about an hour, Atom and I rejoined the girls outside with three books, two were Ree’s new book for the signing and the third, a good Physics book (of course), The Philosopher & the Physicist. It didn’t take long before Jackie got the urge for a warm cup of joe. She and the kids ran across the street for a Starbucks run while I waited in line. After realizing that the wait was going to be longer than expected, we decided to take advantage of the wait time by having the kids study their spelling bees words. By 8pm and many words later, we found out it was going to take about one more hour, so we started talking about food. After few minutes of heated discussion we ended up with a few boxes of pizza and had dinner on foot. It was actually decent but more importantly it gave us some energy for the long wait ahead. By 9:20pm, we finally made it inside and were a few feet away from Ree! We were quickly directed to Ree, presented the two books and got the two books signed. Ree actually talked to Marie and posed for a few pictures. Overall it was a pleasant experience despite the long long wait. It was all worth it seeing Marie’s reaction and enjoyment of meeting Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman!
Seriously this summer has been the busiest ever!
…same place, same time!