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Larry’s Birthday at the Petersen and Terroni!

Not only was this past weekend Memorial Day weekend, Memorial Day and Larry’s birthday both fell on May 30.  I had asked if he wanted to go all out and I think we had gone all-out just a month ago, so Larry was much more in tune with going small.  He wanted to explore the newly-reopened and newly-renovated Petersen Automative Museum, so that was one thing to put on the list easily enough.  For dinner, he wanted to go back to Terroni, where we had thought of having the rehearsal dinner at one point, and again, that was easy enough to accommodate.

I started the day off by making waffles for breakfast, in a turn from the normal order of events, as I’m not usually the cook.  They turned out alright.  One day I’ll remember the small details like keeping the plates warmed, having butter soft for the waffles, etc.  This was not that day.  Regardless, the food was good.

We headed out to the museum around 2pm, and it was happily not a heavy traffic day on the roads.  I think people still hadn’t come back from vacation yet.  Anyway, we had gone and visited the Petersen back in 2011, and when looking at my archives, I see that I didn’t post the pictures from then.  So why not rectify that now, and give you a sense of what’s changed, as it certainly has changed!

Pics from Oct 2011 at the “old” Petersen Auto Museum

Okay, so the whole museum was shut down for most of 2015 to do the extensive renovation, and in December reopened.  Larry & I have driven by the museum a few times as well as walked by it on our wedding day and the new exterior is wild.  It is certainly eye-catching, although I know that some aren’t big fans of it.

The New Petersen Auto Museum’s Facade

It’s across the street from LACMA and the under-construction Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences museum behemoth, so it’s perfectly positioned in the fun museum area.  Also a great place to park if LACMA is mobbed.  As you’ll see in the pictures below, the renovation cleaned up and opened up the museum space quite a bit.  It’s very modern-looking.  There used to be a cheesy-but-still-awesome exhibit of the evolution of Los Angeles you could walk through as seen in the “old” pictures.  I miss that, but the cars on display are pretty damn cool.

We started at the top, as recommended, and there are unique cars in automotive history mixed in with famous cars from TV and the movies. Of particular note:  the DeLorean from Back to the Future, which of course is probably worth the price of admission.  We had previously seen it on the Universal Studios’ mini-museum where they display movie memorabilia….

Larry on the Lot!

…but as you can see, the DeLorean was behind glass there.  Happily, the Petersen puts the car out there and you can really get a better look.  Still can’t touch it or sit in it.  🙁  Anyway, lots of great things to see at the museum.   The lower floors had some cool exhibits of the various and slightly crazy ways we’ve tried to use alternate fuels, looking back all the way to the 1910s up to and including of course a Tesla.   I personally liked when they strapped on giant tanks of some vaporous gas on top of the car.  Real thing that was there, I swear!  On the bottom floor was an exhibit of various concept cars built by Bugatti, all of them wildly glamorous and so of their time (1920s & 30s).  So great to see.  All in all, still a wonderful museum.

The Petersen in the Here and Now!  Top Floor Exhibition Cars

The Petersen’s “Sexy Silver” Second Floor Section

There was an exhibit on the second floor that just basically shoved glamorous and sexy silver cars at you and made you feel bad for not being rich and being able to even consider getting in one of these cars, let alone own one.  But damn, I was okay with that – these cars were fucking gorgeous.  I’ll take one of each, please?

The Rest of the Petersen

After the museum, it was time for some dinner at Terroni, so we drove up a few blocks to the Grove to park there, as we were going to be there a bit before the restaurant’s valet was going to be open, and I wasn’t sure if parking was gonna be a bitch or not.  Anyway, when parking at the Grove, I thought I knew where I was going when leaving the lot, but I was wrong. Hahhahahaha, good times.  I made us walk pretty much the longest way possible and so we got a bit of a walking tour around the Grove, Farmer’s Market, and CBS Television City.  Happily, it was a nice day.  We finally did make it to the restaurant and proceeded to have a wonderful dinner, starting with an antipasto platter that had lots of prosciutto and burrata cheese….YUM.  The main courses were also wonderful, as were the glass(es) of montepulciano we delighted in.  Dessert was NOT to be had here though as I had made a birthday cake the night before, and damn, that was/is a good cake.  Made it while watching The Force Awakens on blu-ray, which is still a great movie.

Birthday Dinner & Birthday Cake

Let the Birthday Month Commence

I’m officially 39.  Less than 365 days until 40.  YAY.

Here’s pics I took on my birthday.

03-Nov-2015 08:09, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
03-Nov-2015 08:09, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
03-Nov-2015 08:09, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 2.65mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 
03-Nov-2015 18:35, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
03-Nov-2015 19:18, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 32
03-Nov-2015 19:18, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1000
 

Larry took me out to Cafe Beaujolais for a great French dinner – I don’t mind that place becoming a tradition as the food and atmosphere are great and the waiters are decidedly attractive.  I did have to go in to work that day, so when I woke up that morning, my clock radio woke me up with the sounds of “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins.  Was that someone trying to tell me something?  My FB friends insisted it was a good thing.  I’m going to go with it.

I got some great gifts too.  Larry thoughtfully got us a new “squeezebox” for the kitchen area.  We had originally got one of the Logitech Squeezebox devices back when we lived in Santa Monica.  It’s a fantastic device as it’s effectively an internet radio with a built-in speaker all in a sleek compact form.  And it’s RED.  Anyway, we mostly migrated to using it as our SiriusXM online player for home use and then sonofaBITCH Logitech stopped supporting it as of three weeks ago and SiriusXM required a firmware update for any affiliated products to continue listening to the stream.  Suddenly our lives were upheaved.  We tried listening to it via an app on our TV but it was fucking psychotic.  Sometimes The Blend’s signal would get hijacked and the volume of screeching was insane.  No bueno.  So yeah, Larry found a device made by a manufacturer that basically must have bought the rights to make the same product as Logitech.  It’s slightly different, but not much, and it’s still RED.  And it plays SiriusXM again!  Music fills our lives once more!  🙂

Anyway, you’ll also see that my dad made me a cool wood carving to add to the tree I have, so that’s good.  It also tied in well with another gift that Larry got me, which was a 2 Blu-Ray/1 CD set of the Beatles’ 1 album.  This time remastered as well as with their videos they made for those songs on 1 plus a whole lot more.  Yay!  Mom also hooked me up with some good good spending money.  Yay 39!

More From a Monday

So this weekend was pretty fun as Mom’s birthday was on Saturday night and we took her to Benihana’s!  Needless to say, I probably ate more than I should have, but it was totally worth it.  Double fried rice is never a bad thing.  So happy birthday, Mom!!!  We love you!

1-DSCN2055On Friday night, a great big group of us ol’ NBC folks, past and present obviously, got together and celebrated Nicki & Carey’s 29th birthdays.  Carey is pictured above in the middle while I didn’t get any pictures of Nicki, seemingly.  Hmmm.  Possibly because I drank quite a healthy amount?

mdn-IMG_7422Tomorrow is finally the day!  It doesn’t seem like forever ago when I bought the tickets, but apparently it was!  Tomorrow night (a school night!) we’ll be headed to the Forum for some fun and what looks to be my chance to FINALLY hear Madonna sing “Material Girl” in concert!!!! FINALLY!

280235I’ve been addicted to this videogame, Sleeping Dogs, for the last two weeks or so.  It’s effectively a Grand Theft Auto for the Hong Kong area and the Chinese Triad, so while it sounds derivative, it helps that the game does it very well and is ridiculously entertaining.  Also, I recently updated my graphics card and the visuals are just amazing.  Anyway, I need to wrap this game up as two biggies are on their way, Fallout 4 and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.

newwebsiteFinally, Larry & I just created a new website that will be grand central station for any and all wedding information for the amazing day coming in April 2016.  It’s creatively titled www.hobieandlarry.com and it is not in it’s final form just yet, but we’ve at least got the site up and running.  Can you believe that domain wasn’t taken?  Much appreciation goes towards FatCow.com, my web host, for having a nearly effortless set of tools to buy the domain and then install WordPress on it.  Super easy.  Soon enough now, you should be able to see the piece of art that Larry is creating for our Save the Date cards.  It’s awesome.

Off to Scottsdale! Oh, More Pics too…

So for the rest of the week, I’m going to be in Scottsdale, AZ for a work event.  I just looked at the temperatures for the week – a jacket will not be necessary.  This weather reminds me why I’m in no rush to live in Arizona or to ever move back to Las Vegas.

So to get these photos out while they still are fresh in my head, here are the rest of the pics from this past week back East!

May 28, 2015 – LAX when on my way to Newark

This was the beginning of my journey.  It was also the beginning of a very shitty set of flights, leading to me getting very little sleep.  I have complained before about this fact.  Anyway, for my flight from LAX, I actually had to take a shuttle bus from the American Airlines terminal over to the American Eagle satellite terminal.  This bus gives you a tarmac-level view of the airport and it’s kinda cool!

28-May-2015 18:43, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:43, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:43, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 32
 
28-May-2015 18:43, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:43, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:43, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 32
 
28-May-2015 18:44, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:45, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:45, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 32
 
28-May-2015 18:45, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:45, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:46, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 
28-May-2015 18:46, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:48, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
28-May-2015 18:48, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 

May 30, 2015 – Larry’s Actual Birthday while also Jake’s 6th Birthday Party

There was a big family event happening on Larry’s actual birthday, so we celebrated Larry’s the night before and after.  We headed over to his cousin’s amazing house where a very nice barbecue was being held, and it was a perfect chance to catch up with a lot of his family I normally don’t see all that much.  I love them all and it was a blast.

My pics (including our morning walk with Fran):

30-May-2015 11:48, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 11:48, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 11.0, 4.5mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 11:49, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 11.0, 4.5mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 320
 
30-May-2015 11:50, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
30-May-2015 12:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 12:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
 
30-May-2015 12:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 12:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 11.0, 4.5mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 160
30-May-2015 12:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 14.043mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
 
30-May-2015 12:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 12:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 12:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 14.494mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
 
30-May-2015 12:34, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 12:35, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.5, 7.549mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 12:35, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 160
 

Jon’s pics:

30-May-2015 15:10, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.8, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
30-May-2015 15:11, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.8, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
30-May-2015 15:11, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.8, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
 
30-May-2015 15:12, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 5.6, 10.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
30-May-2015 15:13, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 5.6, 10.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 180
30-May-2015 17:13, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.8, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
 
30-May-2015 17:13, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.2, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
30-May-2015 17:13, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 3.7, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
30-May-2015 17:13, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 6.0, 24.7mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
 
30-May-2015 17:14, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.5, 9.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 180
30-May-2015 17:15, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 3.7, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 180
30-May-2015 17:15, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.2, 4.5mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
 
30-May-2015 17:15, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.2, 6.4mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
30-May-2015 17:15, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.0, 6.4mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 140
30-May-2015 17:19, NIKON COOLPIX S9700 , 4.2, 7.6mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 125
 

May 31, 2015 – Seeing the Mad Men exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens

There is an AMAZING exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image all about the show Mad Men.  There are costumes, props, writers’ notes, etc all in an exhibition celebrating the show.  Incredibly and most impressively, the sets for Don’s office in the SC&P building as well as the old Draper kitchen were re-assembled here.  You can walk into them up to a point and it’s amazing.  All the little details you remember are in place too, like ashtrays, record players, and family knick-knacks.  A truly fascinating exhibit for a splendid show.

Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed in the exhibit.  Feh!  But I did get some of the museum’s exterior as well as the drive to Queens from Ft Lee and back.  A must see though if you get the chance (it’s there until September of this year!).

31-May-2015 12:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
31-May-2015 12:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.5, 9.952mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 160
31-May-2015 12:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
 
31-May-2015 12:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.441mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
31-May-2015 12:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 37.975mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
31-May-2015 12:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 37.975mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
 
31-May-2015 12:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.441mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
31-May-2015 12:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.441mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
31-May-2015 12:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.441mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
 
31-May-2015 12:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.441mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
31-May-2015 12:32, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 15.441mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
31-May-2015 12:41, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 200
 
31-May-2015 12:41, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 400
31-May-2015 12:41, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 200
31-May-2015 12:49, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 3.8, 4.5mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 

June 3, 2015 – Visiting Alyssa, Jon & Stacey in New Jersey

June 1 & 2 were mostly focused around work.  I went to Boston on the 1st (up AND back) and it was exhausting.  Then i went into the city for work on the 2nd, getting back that night for Fran’s birthday dinner at a great Italian restaurant, which was a lot of fun.

But on the 3rd, it was the day when Fran & Larry were going to pick Stacey up from daycare.  So while they did that, I worked from Jon & Alyssa’s house.  Once they got back to the house, we then went to dinner – again, lots of good food and drink while getting to spend some extra time with Jon & Alyssa, which we don’t get to do all that often.

03-Jun-2015 16:56, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 125
03-Jun-2015 18:55, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
03-Jun-2015 18:58, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 400
 
03-Jun-2015 18:58, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
03-Jun-2015 18:58, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
03-Jun-2015 19:13, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
 
03-Jun-2015 19:14, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
03-Jun-2015 19:14, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
03-Jun-2015 19:14, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
 
06-Jun-2015 20:14, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
 

June 4, 2015 – Thursday in NYC

Thursday is the new Friday, as always, when it comes to going out in NYC.  Larry and I went into the city on the bus together that day, but while I went to work, he met up with Treva and had some adventures over by the new Whitney museum, which pictures you can see included in this collection.  I met up with Larry after work and then we headed over to Gramercy Park Hotel to have a drink (or three) with our awesome pal, Amy, who we met back in 2011 on our first Med cruise.  So much fun.   Larry & I then headed to dinner at Pigalle, the scene of our first date nearly 7 years ago.  Where’d the time go????

04-Jun-2015 11:48, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 32
04-Jun-2015 11:48, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
04-Jun-2015 11:48, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 
04-Jun-2015 12:07
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04-Jun-2015 13:08
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04-Jun-2015 17:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 24.902mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 250
 
04-Jun-2015 17:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.3, 60.664mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 160
04-Jun-2015 17:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 39.062mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 400
04-Jun-2015 17:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.9, 81.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 500
 
04-Jun-2015 17:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.9, 81.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 400
04-Jun-2015 17:26, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.9, 81.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 400
04-Jun-2015 17:27, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 6.9, 81.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 500
 

June 5, 2015 – Morgan Library with Stuart & Treva

Friday night we met up with Treva & Stuart to close out our time back east in a proper fashion.  It’s always necessary to see these guys as they’re also the best.  The meeting point was at the Morgan Library, which was truly J.P. Morgan’s stand-alone library that he had built for himself.  It’s fascinatingly over the top.  The museum has some modern additions that make it quite a stunning space, as you’ll see in the pics.  Of course the old-school libraries are stunning in quite a majestic way too.  A Lincoln exhibit was there but it was fairly mobbed so I didn’t see all the writings there, but a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation I did see so that was cool.

After the museum we ate a fun taco place in the Murray Hill area (I think) and then grabbed dessert at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.  The options for eating in NYC are endless and it’s wonderful.

05-Jun-2015 19:20, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.007 sec, ISO 32
05-Jun-2015 19:20, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 32
05-Jun-2015 19:20, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 32
 
05-Jun-2015 19:20, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 32
05-Jun-2015 19:20, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 80
05-Jun-2015 19:28, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 400
 
05-Jun-2015 19:28, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
05-Jun-2015 19:29, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
05-Jun-2015 19:29, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 64
 
05-Jun-2015 20:05, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 250
05-Jun-2015 20:05, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 250
 

June 6, 2015 – Going Home

Well, it was finally time to head home.  Honestly, I was more than ready for our own bed again!  I got back to LA first as we had booked our flights separately.  I ended up getting through a majority of a book that Nicki highly recommended, Ready Player One.  It’s realllly good and of course because it deals heavily in 1980’s pop culture and videogames, I’m totally invested.  It’s also a very fun story in and of itself, but the sheen of the 80s on it definitely makes it more interesting.

06-Jun-2015 08:51, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
06-Jun-2015 08:51, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 125
06-Jun-2015 14:40, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, ISO 32
 
06-Jun-2015 14:40, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, ISO 32
06-Jun-2015 15:13, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 

And the pictures are now caught up!  I’ll need to get some thoughts together on the movies I’ve seen over the past few weeks that I’ve neglected to write about, Pitch Perfect 2 and San Andreas.  Maybe tomorrow from Arizona!

Not Bad for 38

I wish that was me referring to how I look at 38, as alas that is not a situation I’m too happy with, but a comment as for how the last day or so ended up birthday-wise?  Pretty damn sweet.

Larry took me to dinner last night to a great French restaurant we were recommended to go to when we were at the cooking class a few weeks ago. It’s a place called Cafe Beaujolais and it’s in Eagle Rock and it was wonderful.  As had been hinted at to us, the male staff there are all pretty damn handsome and French.

Today was a Monday, and Mondays kinda suck regardless.  But it ended up being a fairly great way to spend a birthday and a Monday.  Larry treated me pretty nice, as he ended up making some awesome Twin Peaks-styled birthday favors, including a banner made with Twin Peaks lettering and a custom-made card right out of the Black Lodge.  Pretty sweet.  Not only that, he got me Legos, and that is the sign of someone who knows me!  A Trevi Fountain set from their Architectural collection, and then a Ghostbusters set. AWESOME.  Pics below:

Nov 3, 2014 – My 38th Birthday

03-Nov-2014 15:42, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
03-Nov-2014 15:43, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
03-Nov-2014 15:47, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
 
03-Nov-2014 15:52, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
03-Nov-2014 15:52, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 250
03-Nov-2014 15:52, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 250
 
03-Nov-2014 15:52, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 125
 

Then tonight, I was able to get a big group of my LA friends to join me and Larry at our local neighborhood bar, Barella (formerly Barbarella).  Who knew that a Monday night is the best time to get people together? No one has plans usually, and it just works out.  I am working to get the pictures taken from that and will likely post them tomorrow.

All in all, not too shabby of a way to turn 38.