Daily Archive for March 17th, 2004


Happy St. Patricky’s Day!

(Yes, I meant to put the “y” in at the end of “Patrick.”)


He will probably never see this, but I’m writing it here so I don’t forget…

For the past 45 minutes, I had been going back and forth… not being able to decide if I was hungry enough to eat or tired enough to nap. I kept going back and forth and ended up spending almost my entire lunch hour debating myself at my desk. My assistant was looking at me like I was insane.

Then A, the IT guy came in to do some work on a new workstation for a new intern I’ll be getting. He witnessed some of this and then got a call and had to leave.

I decided that since I only had 5 minutes left for lunch that I’d go and have popcorn for lunch (not a healthy meal, I know).

As I headed back up the stairs, a bottle of Diet Coke in one hand and a bag of burnt popcorn in the other, A came bounding down the stairs looking for me.

He had gone to the lunch truck and brought back 2 burgers… one for him and one for me so we could eat lunch together.

He was worried that I was not going to eat anything (or anything healthy… imagine that!) so he went and got me lunch!

That was so nice! I told him I was going to take him out to lunch when I wasn’t quite so crazy and he teased, “Oh, so you’re saying it’ll never happen then, huh?”

My brain was too fuzzy to come up with a better comeback than, “Yes it will!”


Still shaken up from the plane crash.

Because of the way traffic was diverted in the neighborhood, I ended up having to drive by the street of the crash. Very strange and scary to see so many fire engines and police officers converged on one tiny block of the neighborhood.


Moving sucks, but Silver Lining #4 is…

… we will no longer be in the flight path of small planes.

Home Video Captures Mar Vista Home Burning After Crash.   Photo from NBC4.TV Residents Trying To Put Out Flames Of Mar Vista Home After Plane Crashes Into It.  Photo from NBC4.TV A plane crashed into a house Tuesday evening over Mar Vista leaving smoke filled skies in its wake.  Photo from NBC4.TV

I was shocked when Yoshi called me this evening after I’d left work to tell me that there had been a plane crash two blocks away from our house. When Yosh left the house this evening, our street had been mostly blocked off with emergency vehicles. By the time I got home (just before 10pm), our foggy street was lined with news vans getting ready for the nightly local news. People out walking their dogs in our quiet neighborhood were ogling the officials who were set up to work all night.

It never occurred to me until now that our place is less than 1000 yards from the runway of the Santa Monica airport.

Police, Reporters and Spectators At Scene Of Crash In Mar Vista.  Photo from NBC4.TV Map Of Area Where Plane Crashed.  Photo from NBC4.TV  [Note: Map is not accurate, but close enough to give you an idea.] Firefighters Attending To Burning House Hit By Plane.  Photo from NBC4.TV

While I am very sad for the couple who died in the plane crash two blocks from our house… and also sad for the family whose house burned down… tonight I am very grateful that my Hunny (who was at home when this happened) is ok and was not even aware that this had even happened.

Sharky, who used to live in this hood until a few months ago (she’d have been about a block and a half away from this), used to be able to see the runway and hangars from her window. A little mind-numbing that something like this happened practically in our backyard…

Plane Crashes Into Mar Vista Home, Two Confirmed Dead
Man And Woman Killed Were Aboard Plane

LOS ANGELES — A small plane approaching a local airport in heavy overcast crashed into a home in the Mar Vista area Tuesday, igniting a large fire and killing two people, authorities said. [full story]

More coverage & photos:
Photos from the AP: Here and here
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