’17 November

Giving thanks.

In the evening I…

In the evening I had dinner with Windy and we went to a rousing performance of Spamilton which was a full-on delight. We laughed and clapped for the entire 80 minute show.

Here are a couple…

Here are a couple of pictures Windy got from a friend who took the pictures out of a yearbook. I need to find out how old she is here!

Check it out, three…

November 27

Check it out, three of the four indistinguishable whites in my house – ceiling, wall, trim. The trim paint is on the walls of the kitchen and bathroom and the trim in those rooms is slightly lighter.

The white on the living room/dining room/bedroom walls goes from a little creamy to a little rosy as the sun moves across the sky…I like it!

I went with Pauli…

November 26

I went with Pauli for her first experience of Century City. We enjoyed the Annenberg Space for Photography whose Pacific Standard Time show was of Cuba then and now. It was wonderful as always at the Annenberg.

We were taken by…

We were taken by the Edison Light Christmas Tree in one of the lobbies. All the buildings on a bright and beautiful Sunday were stark and compelling, and we ate a delicious lunch at Obica Mozzarella Bar in the newly expanded Century City Mall.

Century City on Sunday is the way to go.

Thanksgiving leftovers! So…

November 25

Thanksgiving leftovers! So many Thanks!!

Also we’re enjoying a bottle of beer made at home by one of my tenants. She bottled it at The Hammer where all the employees were doing a craft beer project. We liked it!

Gideon, Celina, Steven

There was a wine…

There was a wine reception on the roof garden before the ‘pre-game show’ where the conductor talked about the program which we always like to attend.

Marsha Marsha Thank You Thank You!

A feast I tell…

A feast I tell you, a Feast!

Lilly: pumpkin pie
Kaitlin: tacos
Liz: pumpkin bread; cranberry relish (like my mom used to make!)
Me: stuffed squash; orange and fennel salad; roasted cauliflower and tomatoes with those crispy Thanksgiving onions out of the can
Angela: corn bread; rice salad; beet salad; roasted Brussel sprouts
Darryl: kale and garlic mashed potatoes; mushroom and onion casserole; warm cabbage salad

Lilly conceived this project,…

Lilly conceived this project, selected the pictures, and did a good part of the photoshop too. Unicorn day (yes, a new shopping opportunity – Unicorn Day?!) is, according to google, on April 9 so she’s ahead of the game here.

Sharon and I went…

November 20

Sharon and I went to check out the new configuration at the Century City Mall. Since the Westside Pavilion is going to close soon, I decided to like it. It’s fine, there’s a big Cineplex, and about the same distance from home, so ok.

…my new tenant and…

…my new tenant and a friend of hers who were looking through all the old film cameras they had both collected from family and friends. The question was where to get that film developed.

I spoiled all the…

November 19

I spoiled all the pictures with Hilda. Too bad. Hilda and Merlyn came over and we cooked a Persian Dinner of Fattoush Salad, Fresh Herb Khoresh, and Persian rice perfection. Kathleen from across the street came for the meal.

I also had to run the hand mixer twice, once for the Pavlova and once for the whipped cream that went on top. I discovered that if I stand on that stool I make a much smaller mess. Standing on the stool meant I was so very tall I could keep the mixer straight in the bowl.

Then I noticed I was still shorter than Merlyn!

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Here is Pavlova with…

Here is Pavlova with whipped cream and Persian cherries. When I make Pavlova again I’m going to make it exactly like this one. Let’s see if it comes out the same.

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(4 egg whites room temperature; 3/4 cup fine sugar; 1 tsp each vanilla, lemon juice, corn starch; inside 8″ to be tall enough; 1 hour 250 deg convection; sit in the oven 3+/- hours; 1/2 hour 250 deg convection; sit again until ready to use)

I had lunch with…

November 11-17 .. I missed a whole week!

I had lunch with Boban and it was delightful to catch up, as always. Thanks for coming out!

I got this picture from Boban back in 2005. Now Jordan is going to college and the younger one, Cheyenne, is in the 7th grade. Cheyenne is several months older than Kaitlin but still now 12. Kaitlin is 12. I had forgotten how close they were in age. How could I possibly forget that?! It’s only been 12 years.

While Lilly was at…

While Lilly was at dance class Kaitlin and I took a quick buzz around the Redondo Beach Pier. One of these days I need to just sit here and wait for some cool silhouettes.

I went early to…

I went early to Monday potluck at Ann’s and we practiced Cuban Motion from a video she made of her teacher. It was good fun and I hope we do it again.

Lona’s had a vacancy…

Lona’s had a vacancy and we’ve been putting ads all over town.

One day she was taking selfies in a mirror because she liked how her hair came out that day and she wanted a picture for her funeral. This is not the one!

I said Good Idea I want a picture for my funeral too. So I looked at old pictures of myself. I might have to give up on growing my hair into a ponytail. I want my curls back!

A view from my…

A view from my front porch As It Was…mostly…

I also had a walk on the track at Pepperdine and one of my favorite lunches at The Reel with Sharon. And I went swimming with Kathleen at SMC. I don’t remember what else happened this week because I don’t have a picture!

Ah! and I also had two big plans fall through which contributes to the shortage of pictures.

A visit to Bergamot…

November 10

A visit to Bergamot Station where the galleries are beginning a migration to other locations. I think there isn’t a plan yet for the property but redevelopment is inevitable.

…where we were both…

…where we were both nuts for their Pacific Standard Time offering, a comprehensive retrospective of the work of Anna Maria Maiolino.

Anna Maria Maiolino, never heard of her before and love her now.

(moca pic)

They had a ton…

They had a ton of Rothko’s large canvases out, a big room full of them. It was awesome to see so many at once.

We walked on to PYT for a delicious lunch, then we did the walk-walk-walk through The Last Bookstore and finally…

From Kaitlin’s phone. …

November 7

From Kaitlin’s phone. Among the many little delights of today we went around the block to take these pictures, one from my seat…

In amazon prime video…

November 6

In amazon prime video you can watch all the seasons of Six Feet Under, which I stumbled upon this morning and clicked Season 1 Episode 1 just for a reminder of what it was like.

It’s so good. I’m now on episode 7 and this might become a problem.

Evening update: ok, after 10 or so episodes I’m pretty done for now. Maybe I’ll watch more next year.

Lill and I went…

November 5

Lill and I went to Palos Verdes today to kick around and snap some pics. It was a gorgeous day, cool, bright, and fresh.

Then a quick swing…

Then a quick swing by the Wayfarer’s Chapel, and then back home.

Lill drove, thank you – that splendid Palos Verdes is not so far as the crow flies but it knows no freeway and can take an hour or more one way even on the weekend.

Sorry Louise, not the…

November 4

Sorry Louise, not the best picture but you’re too adorable to miss! Marija, Ljubica, and I went out to Palmdale to visit with my Northridge next door neighbor Louise and a grand time was had by all.

I went to water…

November 1

I went to water aerobics at Santa Monica College with Kathleen from across the street. We came back to my place to watch the last innings of the Dodger game on a borrowed TV, In My House. It was the first actual program I’ve watched on TV here. Ok ok, I might have to get a tv.

It’ll need to go on the wall because there is just no room for a stand. I suppose I could keep doing this.

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