Lookin’ good Alicia!
Hearts and roses.
Susie came by today and we had a delightful walk around the ‘hood – to the Water Garden, to the Metro, to Bergamot Station, down to the beach, and BACK!
But no pictures of us! We found this guy’s work at Bergamot, Guinotte Wise, and I thought how well the raven would look in the space of my kitchen waiting for a stove. It’s about the same price…
…and both the stove and this piece are ART after all.
Galleries and shops are starting to pull out of Bergamot and not surprisingly. Sitting as it does, a huge plot of land right by the Bergamot Metro Station, no doubt development is in the works. It’s going to be a great loss and I’m just hoping against hope that in the long run we’ll keep the art center and also take advantage of access to public transportation.
The Girl Scouts of the South Bay had a gathering tonight for World Thinking Day. I asked Lilly what everyone was thinking about and she replied with such enormous enthusiasm “Desserts!” and indeed that was mostly true.
Each troupe had a country for which they made costumes, displays, and a dessert!
Rome’s troupe had Scotland and one of their members made Scottish shortbread from a 100 year old family recipe.
I definitely waste a lot of time doing I can’t even remember what, but also these days I’m studying up on Australia. Getting an almost 2 month trip together can take as much time as you have to put into it.
What I just discovered is giving me a big fat smile – I’ll be in Darwin for their Fringe Festival, just by chance, I didn’t know when I blocked out the travel between cities and I’m so excited because I love-love-LOVED the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and if it’s half as fun I’m in for a treat.
My first time! I went with Kathleen to Water Aerobics at Santa Monica College tonight. The class starts at 7pm and Kathleen assured me, promised actually, that the water in the huge outdoor pool would be warmwarmwarm, and it Was!
It was really surprisingly excellent exercise – easy on the knees, constantly on the move, good resistance against the water, and a cheery group. They also have an 8:15am program on Sundays and I might check that out too.
Two things: 1) I am SO GRATEFUL John Oliver is back after a Three Month hiatus. Catch Sunday’s show if possible – you won’t be sorry. 2) WOW what meetup.com did. I had to blink hard on that one. But they got me through Proust, maybe they can get me through Trump.
I spent a few of the wee hours of Tuesday morning catching up on my main news source – the late night comedians. But also I did take out the most expensive subscription to the LA Times and the NY Times in support of their professional efforts. And with slit-ed eyes I check in every morning because, as you might have noticed, It’s Always Something!
Zack (the handsome young fellow on the left) is Carl and Lynn’s son. Picture and text copied from the internet:
“Madison Dylan stars as Alice, continuing her success from the Australian tour. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Madison has appeared in many films and TV shows. She is also co-producer of this American venture joining producers Ethan Walker and Zachary Lieberman. Their complete Alice team is international in background and training. Ethan is originally from Brisbane, Australia and Zack is from Venice Beach here in Los Angeles. Ethan’s success as a producer began when he immigrated from Australia 11 years ago at 21 and has spanned Las Vegas, New York, Branson and Ireland. Alice will be opening in Kansas, New York and many other locations as it tours the U.S.”
I’ve been working pretty steadily on putting together a 7+ weeks trip Down Under, June 11 – August 3.
Australia is BIG and I’ve got so many flights to make this happen, and places to stay, and what about tours or a car? My stops are as follows: Sydney; Canberra; Melbourne; Tasmania; Broome; Darwin; Alice Springs/Uluru; Cairns/Port Douglas; Brisbane; back to Sydney.
I got these from Lona and Hartley after they got new flatware a couple of decades ago. I do like them just fine but I’m down to a full set of 3 (3 teaspoons…) and randomly more of the other ones. And I have in my drawer a bit of this and that from 2 other sets.
It’s ok say I to me. You can get new ones!