A few of my favorite Thanksgivukkah images.
This month, as every month, it’s time for Thanks Giving.
Lona, Hartley, Trevor, and Beth put on a major festivo for forty or so of their nearest and dearest at the old Shanghai Reds (recently renamed).
It’s a lovely venue, and I got to pick up the girls for a quick swing-by. We had a lot to do at home so we only stayed for an hour or so.
They had crafts and entertainments and the big holiday buffet for which Shanghai Reds was always well known.
Windy stopped by with Food, low-cal and delicious, and then we went to Bergamot Station.
We can walked there in 20 minutes, popped into a few galleries, and then walked back. Too Fun, good and good for you.
This is a new show at one of the galleries, up for only a week, of whimsical kinetic sculptures. Visitors are free to touch them, turn the cranks, press the buttons, watch them go, which is very cool.
We got tickets for the member’s preview, first hour of the first day to see the new Alexander Calder retrospective. The black and white photo is Calder supervising the installation of LACMA’s first commission (Three Quintains (Hello Girls)) an iconic work only recently taking second place to Chris Burden’s Urban Light.
DO go see the show. Everyone was smiling, honestly, you cannot help but smile. Along the side wall, easy to miss, there’s a video of his circus that’s a total kick even if you don’t watch the whole thing.
Then we had a wonderful lunch at Bulan on Melrose. We had, on another outing, had lunch at Bulan in Silverlake and both meals were YUM, just get everything with regular tofu and don’t mess with the fake chicken or the fake beef or the fake shrimp for that matter.
It was another Pepperdine morning with Sharon. Eight laps around the track and lunch.
This time we added a swing by the Weisman Museum on campus. I was taken by this work. It’s a collage the size of a Garage Door, called Darkhorse by Brian Porray (born in 1979, working in LA) who’s done a ton of projects in a similar vein.
Lilly loves the mango lassi at the Indian restaurant in their neighborhood and since it’s an easy walk, about a mile round trip, and since we have so much fun along the way, we both like to go when we have the time.
We also went with Kaitlin for a library outing which was a treat. All is well!
On an outing with Marsha and her sister. Before..Pretend after. I am so going to do it for real as soon as I reach a ‘decent’ weight or age 70, whichever comes first. I’ve told myself this for at least a year now and am indeed closer to age 70 but no closer to losing a single ounce. Ouch!
Out and about recently with plenty of road time I noticed on three separate occasions exit after exit drivers with their &*(%turn signals on. GRRR. And now I’ve remembered that all three were driving with their driver’s side window down.
Ah ha, when you drive with the window down you can’t hear the clicker clicking click-e-ty click click click. A reason maybe, although not reason Enough.
I was nuts for this series called Superheroes by Dulce Pinzon (born in 1974 in Mexico City now living in Brooklyn).
You can go to her website to see the whole collection. Not all of them were on display but many more than these four were and they were all amazing to look at.
Everything here I got off the internet since this was a ‘no photography allowed’ photography show.
From wiki: “The main goal of this project, done in 2006, was to pay homage to the brave and determined men and women that somehow manage, without the help of any supernatural power, to work many hours in extreme conditions for low wages which are saved at great cost and sacrifice and sent to families and communities in Mexico as remittances, which is used to help their families that are back home to survive.”
There was a sign at the beginning of the pictures telling the name, occupation, home country, and the amount of money the person sends home every month.
So, what am I allergic to? Apparently nothing. Nothing. Now what? Vasomotor rhinitis? Local Allergic Rhinitis? Histamine intolerance?
Maybe I just get colds with allergy symptoms instead of cold symptoms? It seems clear this is not a life threatening situation so I’m calm, and glad to be doing something about it however slowly.
Fun day with the girls! This is Kaitlin on the left and Finley on the right showing their arm-loads of the latest and greatest gotta have ’em stretchy friendship bracelets all made by elementary school girls.
I’ve heard it’s very easy to buy the small weaving loom and rubber bands, and off you go. Kaitlin made one for me so now I have a cool, colorful, stretchy bracelet too!
STILL, and a very long way to go.
Seeing actual hardcopy like this makes me shiver. I’ve been at it off and on for months and am still short of finishing volume two. Yikes. Will I EVER finish. I’m going to try to stop talking about Proust until after the new year.
Swann’s Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive, The Fugitive, Time Regained
We enjoyed the very modest Visitors Center and the tour of the Will Rogers House.
I was gone most of the summer this year and hence missed one of my all-time favorite things to do – have a picnic on the grass and watch the polo matches only an arms length away from the horses as they thunder by.
Just above the polo fields and the house, a last view of the Pacific Ocean.