Halloween fun plus a lot of around town too – three Getty visits, LA Phil, Little Tokyo, Rubel Castle, ETC!
This was an especially tasty day, lunch with Sharon at Casa Escobar and dinner at Steve and Celina’s where Celina not only cooked us a delicious dinner but also sent me home with a couple of her homemade jams that I can look forward to enjoying for a few months and a container of a granola that she makes that will not last a few months. At least I didn’t eat it all on the way home which has been known to happen.
An LA Times shot from early this morning. That large complex of white buildings is the Getty Center.
The last time I was up there, when I went on the curator’s tour with Katie, I was talking to the curator about evacuation plans because I had heard the Getty made a decision to protect the art in place and evacuate to their own basements if necessary.
The curator said yes that was true and the safest place to be in any emergency was at the Getty Center, which is comforting to reflect upon now.
I went with Marsha to the afternoon performance of Beethoven’s Ninth played by the LA Philharmonic, sung by the LA Master Chorale, and conducted by the living Ode to Joy himself, Gustavo Dudamel. It was AWESOME. We could see Dudamel’s face throughout the performance as well as the entire orchestra and chorus. AWESOME, I have to say it twice.
But actually I have to say it three times because the opening number commissioned by the LA Phil for a world premiere was also AWESOME. Yanga by Gabriela Ortiz. If I saw that it was on a program I would go just to experience it again.
Sharon and I went to the Skirball today, Sharon’s first visit. The temporary exhibit was a collection of photos from Stanley Kubrick’s early career as a photographer for Look magazine. It was delightfully deja vous to see these old black and white magazine photo stories, from the way-back-when.
Soo much YUM today. First a long, lazy, and delightful, as in full of delights, afternoon with Ann both at the sushi bar and at her home.
Then I went to Golden Hunan and picked up tasty treats for dinner with Tom. Marsha is out of town so it was Fun Times with Tom. Marija came over too.
Then in the morning of October 19, today, I finished off all the left over Chinese food and in the evening I made a big fish dinner. I did not fill in my food diary for these two days!
I had the next step in this year long process of getting an implant. The post is in and now it’s just a matter of getting the tooth. Again I have to wait a few months and I’m sure multiple appointments will be involved and numbers with dollar signs and many zeros.
It was nothing as bad as the bone graft and I was feeling pretty well the next day although I did nothing but snack on soft cool food as instructed.
Another chapter in the ongoing saga of My Hair.
As we all know I do this for myself so I can remember things and as a reference when I need a look so please roll on by.
So this was two times ago and except that the neck part is too straight across and that the wedge doesn’t really work all the way down, I thought it was ok.
In the last couple of days: breakfast w/Windy, lunch w/Darryl, some modest housekeeping, a haircut, and a long trip to a real store.
I had a list of maybe 15 unrelated items – shampoo, dish towels, slippers, etc. – oddball stuff and BB&B might have them all. I would have just sat at my computer and ordered everything from amazon but I decided to test the concept of a store.
It went ok. Of course I picked up a few things that weren’t on the list and they didn’t have everything. So, ok. Better than amazon? I don’t think so, not for me anyway. I don’t think I want all the stores to go away either.
But then (horror of horrors) I’ve gotten used to not having book stores. I know, yikes, philistine. It’s because I really Really like the alternative, which is a story for another day.