Front Page Penny

It’s been a couple of good months for Penny’s Publicity Officer. Today there is an article in our local San Diego paper (SD Union Tribune) which ran a story about our company and one of the programs that we’re working on. I don’t usually go into work stuff here, but since Penny’s in the pictures,…

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The Dark Side

You might have heard that all of San Diego County (population 3,000,000+), and parts of Orange County, Imperial County, northern Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico practically simultaneously lost electrical power yesterday afternoon. It was very bizarre. Now, the building that houses our lab is no stranger to power interruptions and so when everything went dark,…

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Banks Shot

This year we’re heading to the beach for our vacation. Now this wouldn’t seem like such big deal since when you live in San Diego, you’re never really that far from the beach. Now being a pale redhead, I am certainly not a sun-worshipper by any stretch, but we spend a pretty decent amount of…

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30 DoB, Day 26: A Book That Changed Your Opinion

Every day when I drive to work, I see them standing to the side of a strip mall parking lot.  Every time I go to the community park in the morning for tennis, they’re clustered near the entrance. They are day workers, almost certainly every one of them in the country illegally. Thinking about them…

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Three Little Pigs

A poop-bathing pachyderm wasn’t the only thing to see at the Wild Animal Park last weekend.  We also spent some quality time pig-watching. Before the baby elephant did his thing, we were sure this Red River Hog piglet was going to be the star of the day. This warthog enjoyed a lazy afternoon in the…

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Boys Will Be Boys

Over the weekend, we took a trip to the Wild Animal Park – I’m sorry, the newly rechristened San Diego Zoo Safari Park, whatever – to enjoy some sunshine, stretch our legs and see some animals. The WAP is a great place to walk around and it seems like they’ve made a lot of improvements…

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The Grills of Summer

Big transitions going on at The Aerie recently – and you guys know how I feel about change – but these are all for the good. First off, the upstairs renovation is complete! The Beloved and I spend a lot of this weekend moving furniture back into place from its temporary place in the garage…

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Hour By Hour

Last month, the person that I will forever think of as erin-dot-erin did an exercise of following a day by taking a picture each hour.   I thought this was a darn good idea and thought it might be fun to cover a day in the life of Stevil.  Erin did hers for 10 on 10…

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Birthday Girl

It’s a big today of celebration here today at The Aerie: Penny’s second birthday!  Of course, she didn’t join our home until weeks later but two years ago today she was a squirmy little puppy that could fit on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.   It seemed appropriate that we should start…

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A League of My Own

When I moved to San Diego from Northern Illinois, the great weather here almost compelled me to start doing things outside. One of the things that I started doing was playing tennis.  I had played a little when I was in high school and college, though during college and grad school I played a lot…

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