Now that Stephanie is staying in the littlest cottage at least until January I’m going to (try) to be ready to rent the place I’m living in if that’s what I decide to do…just be ready.
It’s hard to take pictures in such itty-bitty rooms!
The strange weather month and the opening of Pacific Standard Time.
…the exhibit was at the MOCA/Geffin on 1st. But no problem, on the weekends they run a free shuttle between the two museums, so off we went not having to re-park, thankfully.
The Geffin is a huge open space especially for giant works. The show, Under The Big Black Sun, is meant as a survey of California Art from 1974-1981, according to the catalog a disillusioned, dystopian time. I found several things to look at but B&B couldn’t find even one piece to ponder. They really didn’t like it! I’m hoping they might find the earlier years of other PST exhibits more interesting.
Muriel at LACMA. We went tonight to see Accattone, an arty old black and white movie made in 1961, among the first in the ‘gritty Italian realism’ genre, written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It was a two hour effort, and pretty much what you would expect from the description above.
And since we’re at LACMA, gotta go see the lamp posts.
On the way home I stopped off at the Farmer’s Market where Nancy joined me and we had a tasty and pleasant dinner.
Nancy tried her darnedest to help me buy an outfit for the wedding but BUT there was nothing I liked better than the outfit I’ve been wearing (ok, yes, wearing for 10 years) so I didn’t see any reason to buy anything that’s not at least as good.
Sharon and I took an early morning spin up to the Getty Center and the first thing I saw made me gasp out loud.
Oh Look! A new addition to the tram plaza! It’s a naked little boy in painted fiberglass holding a frog by the leg. I think he is a lovely complement to our balancing lady.
Here’s my collection of favorite photos from many…many… visits to the Getty Center.
Then we took a chance to swing by the Westside Pavilion to see if we could catch a screening of Moneyball and as if they arranged it for us, it was starting in five minutes.
We both liked it very much and I especially loved the pace, slow and deliberate yet suspenseful, like a baseball game, and not at all what you’d expect from Aaron Sorkin who did a co-write on the script.
(internet pic from the movie)
We had a great time! There is a family of 12 brothers and sisters who have something to do with this restaurant but the guy in the lower right is the main 24/7 operations man.
The charming little girl is his niece who wanted more than anything to be our waitress. Two seconds after we walked in: “Hi, I’ll be your waitress…what would you like to order?”. The fellow she’s with is another one of the brothers.
Then I popped down to Bergamot to see the Santa Monica Museum of Art Pacific Standard Time contribution, the Beatrice Wood show. I’m not very experienced in the appreciation of pottery but wow I was really hot for the figurative works and the biographical movie that went with the installation.
(I totally snagged this picture of Beatrice Wood off the internet…)
I went to LACMA today with Nancy and got to see their current contribution to Pacific Standard Time, the very excellent ‘California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way”‘ which was mostly a collection of high-style items retrieved from your parents’ garage, if your parents had modern taste, very nicely displayed.
We also went into the Tim Burton show which was SO crowded, 4-5-6 people deep standing all along every wall, I couldn’t see anything but the heads of museum goers, but it is a huge effort with rooms and rooms of Tim Burton’s oeuvre so if you’re tall, go ahead, have fun.
I also did a walk around the Edward Kienholz piece, Five Car Stud 1969–1972, Revisited. It’s a fearsome thing and I did not linger.
Lona and Hartley are looking for a place where everyone can gather for festivities around Windy’s wedding. It’ll be swell if they find something they like since we three sisters will have here all our five children, their significant others, and our collective nine grandchildren. Oh goodie!
I didn’t take a picture of Bill’s birthday dinner with me and Ken, and I didn’t take one when Bill came by for burgers and brew, but I DID! get my lens back! AND the Nikon factory fixed it for free so that really Good News.
My tenant in the small cottage decided to stay at least through January so I don’t have to deal with a vacancy and that’s especially Good News.
The Bad News, a sad story, you can relate…my backup external hard drive does not want to play nice anymore. She’s messed up to the tune of $1000 if I want the tech folk to get off as much as possible of the data. BOOOHOOO! I’m not going to spend the $1000 yet though. There Must be someone around who will do it for less.
I had dinner at Merlyn and Hilda’s tonight and enjoyed the pictures of their recent trip to Paris. Ooow La La!
Joining us was Hilda’s cousin Harry, a pilot with SkyWest, partners with Delta and United. Pilots get a Lot of time off which Harry spends flying around the world so we had great fun recommending trips to each other.
Hilda’s back on the project of getting us a tourist visit to Iran for September. I’m hoping she succeeds!