- Random number between 1999 and 2015 = 2006
- Random number between 1 and 12 = 6
- Random number between 1 and 31 (or 30 or 28 or 29) = 14
Over time you’ll see this view in a number of my pictures – it’s from my office during the time period from 2006 to 2011. At the time this was taken we had just moved into these offices from another suite elsewhere in the same office building in Encino.
This was the first clear day and you can see the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains off in the distance to the northeast. The parking lot is for the private school that you can see across the street.
Over the course of five years there were some odd and interesting things that we saw happening in that parking lot. During fire drills the kids would all come out holding hands and line up in their respective spots, the teachers doing head counts to make sure everyone was there. A day when it was pouring rain and a woman had left the side door on her minivan open and I couldn’t get the parking lot guards to help or do anything about it. The time the parking lot guards threatened to call the police if I didn’t stop taking pictures of the trees on the side street. (It was spring, the trees were in bloom, and I was on a public sidewalk taking pictures of something hanging two feet over my head. I’m still waiting for the cops to show up on that one.)
As for that office, there were some odd and interesting things that happened there as well. Some good, some decidedly less pleasant.
But it was a more interesting view than it might appear at first glance.