The passage from the Conservatory to the Cafe.
More summer fun in the sun, LB Museum of Latin American Art, the Cowboy Palace, Roger’s conference, Darryl’s band, Ballet Class, Windy’s bday, and Kaitlin’s bday.
I went to Darryl’s band’s rehearsal tonight and it was Great. I Loved hearing the music Live and In Person and meeting some of the guys who play. They are all gooood, and friendly and fun on top of that.
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It’s Trip Preparation time…except…LACMA with ND (photo forthcoming) and a Bon Voyage visit with Roger and Sandy.
This is an ikebana from Nancy Artz, and this is a line from her email today “I am feeling serene. It is a wonderful feeling. I am not sure where it came from. It is a bird though and I am coaxing it to stay awhile.” It’s like haiku!
Then we drove over to the Long Beach 2nd Street gentrification project where we ate at a tricked out bbq place (the vege-burger being the best item) and had good fun.
This is their signature image. The flying pig (of Course we had to eat here) and on one side he says ‘Eat More Beef’ and on the other he says ‘Eat More Chicken’. Oink!
…they have giant mutant koi in that pond due to the relentless feeding by all visitors.
In this picture you can see the ducks that float around hoping for some leftovers. Those koi are aggressive giants who will fight to eat out of your hand and are about to grow legs they are so often out of the water.
Don (an old friend of Ken and Linda who I’ve known over the years) showed up for the festivity too.
Once the live band kicked in though, we had to leave because it was shoulder to shoulder packed in there, and Loud. But if you ever want to get a taste for Country you’ll have an excellent opportunity at The Cowboy Palace.
Wednesday I went with Brigitte to the Fashion Institute downtown where we saw a very entertaining exhibit of clothes from television. It was oddly much more entertaining than I would have expected when, for the most part, I had not heard of the shows.
We followed the Fashion Institue with a wonderful lunch in a very hip downtown Italian cafe, and then we had a visit to the Hammer Museum.
Then Brigitte came over and worked for two hours cutting out dead stuff from my yard. It would take 2 hours times 200 days for my yard to look 1/200th as gorgeous as hers!
The Children’s Nature Institute sponsored this event for their volunteers and since Bonnie is on the board of directors, she got to go too…and I got to tag along.
This guy (James P Folsom) led our tour and he was SO charming. Everyone was in his thrall. He’s the actual Director of the Huntington and he knows Everything.
Kaitlin, Sidne, and Nora!
Three of the playgroup girls had their kids party together meaning the guests included, with playgroup, siblings, and birthday-girl cousins, we’re talking 25 kids not counting the infants. It seemed there were a couple hundred adults as well.
It was a Tea Party at Nora’s house, with kid sized tables and chairs and table clothes and flower centerpieces, and dress-up(!), and the kids decorated their own tea cups, and there was a big jungle gym and a Bounce House and plenty of yummy food. It was fabulous chaos in every direction and Too Much Fun.
It’s been mostly Kaitlin the last few weeks and you can’t go wrong with such a cutie-pie to stand in your picture.
These sunflowers grow higher than the house. We’ve watched them start, get huge and then get cut down several times now. These days every time we walk by they are a hand taller.
Roger’s Nuclear Disarmament Conference was a Rousing success! Wow, a big room Full of participants!!
A joint effort with the Unity-and-Diversity General Assembly and including American Friends Service Committee, Beyond War, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Today I didn’t do much of anything (except make a little lunch for my little sister)…but last week I had a great lunch and visit with Boban.
Instead of a picture of him at the restaurant, here’s a picture of the women in his life. Hi girls! Boban said that even looking back a year he couldn’t find a single picture of all four of them together. OK all you families, get someone to take your picture!
They do a half hour of ballet and then change their shoes for fifteen minutes of tap.
The parents are in a hall-like space hovered around the one-way mirrors. In the first minute of tap I gasped as sweet little Kaitlin took a slip, and b.a.m., right onto her sweet little tutu-ed b*tt. But then they were all doing it as they attempted to shuf*ful*step. Tooo cute.