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Places to Go, People to Meet

Don't slow me down now, I'm in a hurry -- which reminds me of the Republican primary.

As you may have gathered by now, the life of a Patch columnist can be stressful. I work a full time job and have a house and family to wrangle with in addition to my duties here.

This week was a particularly tough one. I wasn't sure I was going to meet my Patch deadline and still be able to attend Kim Kardashian's wedding. I was able to pull it off, but it wasn't easy.

The wedding was a beautiful and touching event. I wept openly, not just because of the heartwarming ceremony, but realizing that my less well-connected Foster City friends will never have a chance to experience something like this. And this is by no means a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. I'm sure I'll have the chance to go to another Kim Kardashian wedding within the next decade.

Speaking of goings-on in L.A., did anybody see that "L.A. Ink" was canceled last week? That along with the news "Kate Plus Eight" is going away as well was hard for me to take. But reality shows are like weeds, in more ways than one. You get rid of one and several take its place. And this may be an opportunity for our little part of the world. "Foster City Ink" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? Wait, we don't have any tattoo parlors here. Well, that's just one reason to love living in Foster City.

Another reason to love our town is the Hillbarn Theater, which will be opening its 71st season next month with the Tony Award-winning "City of Angels." I plan to buy my tickets for a Friday night show shortly. My wife and I have been there for a few events but I've decided we need to more often take advantage of the great entertainment that is just a few blocks down the road from us. It's the ideal situation - we can have a light dinner, and perhaps a cocktail, and just amble down Gull.

In closing, I'd like to acknowledge the nice comments on my last piece. I appreciate the feedback, but I'd like to see a lot more. That's why I'm going to talk about politics now.

I was sad to see Tim Pawlenty, a.k.a. Mr. Charisma, drop out of the presidential race. Fortunately Rick Perry took up the slack. What this country needs right now is another folksy Texas governor running the show. And then there's Michele Bachman. She wished Elvis a happy birthday recently on the anniversary of his death. I appreciate that she rarely lets facts get in the way. She would make a great president if she could manage to get her foot out of her mouth occasionally.

Personally, I like Jon Huntsman. He actually believes in evolution. So where does all this leave Sarah Palin? Hopefully back in Wasilla or on a never-ending bus tour.

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