I missed most of Matt Smith because I never much took to him probably because of the torch I (and all the girls really) carry for David Tennant.
This guy is great though! Peter Capaldi. I’m very glad.
We need Rain.
Yay for getting old! I went swimming today using my Silver Sneakers card from my Medicare Supplemental carrier. I can now attend fitness programs at a number of fine establishments including a giaGANtic 24 Hour Fitness that is a ten minute drive away.
Drive to the gym to do exercise? It rankles. I could as well walk there and walk back. But they have a fine pool and Pilates classes and steam and sauna rooms, so let’s see if I ever go again.
I should, why not, it’s free!
Our project for the day: Ravioli!
We decided what we wanted to make, found some recipes, looked at youtube videos, made a shopping list (Kaitlin is always in charge of the list), traveled around town picking up our ingredients, Made ravioli! – four different kinds.
I stirred up the fillings, the kids made ALL the raviolis, I boiled them, and we ate like the Queens of Ravioli that we are.
Time to clean off the ‘refrigerator door’:
An origami bird (she might stay); Cynthia, Mike, Kieran; Roger and Sandy’s wedding invitation; another great flying pig card from SB Nancy; Kaitlin and Lilly at Christmas; my favorite Doctor doing Shakespeare; some goodies from the girls; Ken, Bill, Cheryl, Mindy, me in Edinbourgh; one of David’s drawings; an ornament from the girls; my holiday card; an invitation from Kaitlin; the LACMA poster for the Calder exhibit.
…to meet Muriel for her birthday dinner. She got the one thing she wanted to eat more than anything she could think of, and that would be lobster, which we got at the very slick The Lobster restaurant in Santa Monica.
The lobster was particularly delicious and Muriel said she could not want for anything more.
…where we enjoyed a concert put on by a Wind Band. It was really good fun and I only wish there had been more takers. When an event is so lightly attended there’s always the chance that they’ll stop doing them and that would be too bad.
At least the restaurant where we ate dinner, Pitfire Pizza, was fairly full and they delivered tasty food too.
The Metro was like the concert in that when we went downtown it was the start of rush hour, the streets were in gridlock, but the Metro was very lightly subscribed – we all got seats.
On the way back it was about 8pm and emptier still. It was easy, clean, safe, fast, and not even that expensive. But we Angelinos just don’t fancy public transportation. Could it be the traffic still isn’t bad enough?
I haven’t opened Proust for weeks now so I decided to give myself a break and read a best-seller quick before the movie comes out. It’s easy and entertaining and interesting and well designed, something to finish in a long free day .. and compared to Proust, a walk in the park.
Wild is set on the Pacific Crest Trail. Now I think I might re-read Bill Bryson’s Appalachian Trail journal called A Walk in the Woods.