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Friday, November 21, 2014

University Town Center

Aloha Everyone

An overnight rain brought a clear, crisp day break. My daughter-in-law and I caught a glimpse of a double rainbow after we dropped off my granddaughter at her school.

The first order of the day for my son and I was to go to TDAmeritrade. We then proceeded to University Town Center (UTC) La Jolla. It was easy and fun getting there as both of us enjoy walking. Even though Thanksgiving is still almost a week away, stores were already displaying Christmas decorations. Live entertainment for shoppers and out-door diners make this upscale shopping center an attractive and interesting venue to do people watching.

The main objective for me was to stop by at the Apple store to seek for technical help. I first received assistance from an in-store technician who passed me onto an on-line tech support. There was no resolution after spending at least 1/2 hour with each of them. When we went back to the store to seek help for the 3rd time, a tech and his trainee were able to resolve my problem. It took over two hours but the end result was successful and I am happy.

For lunch, our son and I met J.J. and our daughter-in-law at the food court in UTC. J.J. chose Thai food while the 3 of us had salads from Stone Oven. We were joined by two of our son's colleague from work. Over the lunch, we enjoyed lively conversations on various topics ranging from British class system to Douglas Adams' Hitch Hiker's Guide to The Galaxy to Terry Pratchett's work and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals.

We also spent a significant portion of our time passionately discussing how J.K. Rowling let her readers know that Harry comes from a British upper class. Even though Harry grew up under the stairs in a working class, through his speech and mannerism, Harry does not belong to the Dursley's household.

On our walk home, we passed by my granddaughter and my favorite "bench" tree.

Aloha -- Cathi