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So, yeah + Beach Afternoon pics

It’s been a week, that’s for sure!  Let’s do this bullet-point style:

  • Work was pretty busy this week.  Had a NYC contingent come out and we’re doing so much advance preparation work that I am starting to dread just what the actual work-work will be like when it’s finally time for that to occur.  Good thing about them coming out is that we will have team dinners, so that’s kind of cool and fun.
  • Worst part of the week?  Getting rear-ended on my drive into work on Wednesday morning.  Added fun was that I also had a coworker in the car with me as we were carpooling to the client site.  Even better?  There was absolutely nothing I did to contribute to this incident.  Basically, while we were all waiting on Los Feliz Blvd approaching the 5 freeway, and while I was literally stopped in traffic, the new Uber driver behind me was busy looking to see if there were any fares and apparently missed the fact everyone was stopped.  My car helped out in that regard, it seems.  It was quite a slam, and happily the seat belts kept us firmly in our seat, but we got slammed into the seats due to the force of the impact.  I had expected to see my rear bumper on the ground, but Mazda makes a pretty solid car, and I think the fact it was a solid bumper-to-bumper hit helped a lot.  But his license plate frame is firmly indented in my bumper.  He kept repeating that it was his first day as Uber driver, to which I asked if this was his first day driving too?  Probably a good thing I didn’t get my ass kicked after that, and the guy really wasn’t a bad guy about it.  But still, not a great way for the hump day to go.  Add to that that while I’m feeling quite achy, my coworker seems to have gotten whiplash-y feelings in his neck area, so that’s good times.
  • Next week I might get to be on a jury!  yayyyyyyyy…… here’s hoping I don’t.
  • We saw ‘Masterminds’ last weekend – funny, but stupid.  Love the cast though, as they always make me laugh.
  • Celebrated Sveta’s 40th birthday during brunch this past Sunday, and it was just such a good time with epic friends.  Guess I’m under 30 days now till my big day.  YAY.
  • Got way more pics to post from the honeymoon – which btw seems like such a long time ago now.  🙁  Lots of work to go through all the pictures, but I do love doing it as it really is fun to review and since I take pictures of nearly everything, it’s quite a great record of all the activities we did.  Next up is our champagne tour in France….so cool.
  • Lots of TV returned, didn’t it?  We’ve been watching the latest season of American Horror StorySurvivor, and….well, there’s other TV too, but I’m spacing out.  We finally caught up on My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and that is just the best show.  So good.
  • Larry sent me the following Instagram feeds of seriously hot doctors that for some reason have to do with his work.   Somehow I love it but also want to know just why this has to do with work?  😉  (Spoiler: I don’t care and am just jealous)
  • Alright, I guess I’m done talking about stuff?  Here are some pictures I took from two weekends ago when we had another PwC beach day.  I ended up making really good burger patties – ask anyone.  🙂

2016 09 24 – ARCA Afternoon at the Beach

A Sunset at the Beach

Yesterday was a pretty eventful day – first, we ended up finding the place that will likely be where we get married, and then a few hours later, we made our way to the westside of LA and went to Dockweiler Beach for a work get-together at the beach.  It didn’t start until 5 or so (at least that’s when we got there) so it kind of ended up being a Part II of the beach fun we had last year with the NBC friends.  All in all, it was a lot of fun and the weather really cooperated.  It had been warm that day so it ended up not being ridiculously cold once the sun set.  Surprisingly, the water of the Pacific Ocean was pretty damn warm!  We only put our feet into it, but still, normally even a dipped toe in the Pacific Ocean results in a shocked cry as the water is usually that damn cold.  Not this time I guess, especially after such a warm September and October.

Arrival and Pre-Sunset at Dockweiler – October 17, 2015

Sunset

Night Fall

I Needed This Today

I was browsing Curbed LA today and there’s yet another Drone video out and I’m in love with it.  This one focuses purely on the Southern California Beach.  It’s wonderful, and the music is particularly delightful.  The cinematic shots are also pretty damn impressive, and this is all with drones.  (I know that drones have been rightly criticized for all sorts of things, but when the result is something as nice as this, I tend to think drones are a-ok.)

See these other drone videos of Los Angeles:

https://www.hobiebarnes.com/?p=7590

https://www.hobiebarnes.com/?p=6318

Went into the Pacific Ocean today

Larry and I went into the Pacific Ocean today, for the first time since we’ve lived here.  Not just the getting feet wet stuff either, as we HAVE done that previously especially when living in Santa Monica, but getting ALL in the water.  It was awesome!

Rewinding a little bit to explain why we were in the beach:  One of our NBC coworkers and friends is leaving the west coast and taking a job with NBC back east.  Traitor!   I kid, I kid.  But for his going-away, Nicki planned a day at the beach.  She and Jenn actually got to Dockweiler Beach at 10am hoping to get there early and claim a fire pit; no such luck though, as even at that time, every single fire pit had been claimed with some of the people saying they’d been there since 7am.  YIKES.  This is a serious business.

DockweilerBeach_RobGoingAwayLocationAs you can see in this map and where the marker is, our spot on the beach was directly in the line of some LAX departures.  It’s kind of an awesome thing to behold.  We saw mostly “regular” size aircraft departing, but there were a few that were just enormous.  One China Air jet was fairly low but it was also incredibly huge – I looked it up tonight and it was a 747-400.  Enormous aircraft!

Anyway, actually spending time at the beach ended up being a lot of fun.  We brought our yellow zero-gravity chairs which everyone was envious of (obviously), and they were very comfortable for relaxing in.  Also, we went into the water a few times and surprisingly, the water wasn’t freezing as it typically is in the Pacific.  The waves were out of control too and it was an adventure just withstanding the waves’ onslaught.  I think the lifeguards were on high alert today as it was pretty rough.  We all got knocked around a bit and both Larry & I managed to lose our sunglasses in the exact same wave crash, as it was a GIANT fucking wave crash that knocked us all down.  Had no idea where my sunglasses went, but I’m sure they were quickly on their way north along the coast as that was certainly the way you were getting dragged.

Larry & I didn’t stay for the entire outing as they were going to be there till 10pm.  No gracias.  We left around 6:30pm and made it home, where we’re now continuing to watch the Simpsons marathon on FXX.  It’s ridiculous.

August 23, 2014 – Beach Day for Rob’s Going-Away

Big waves in force today
Big waves in force today23-Aug-2014 14:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 11.0, 4.5mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100
23-Aug-2014 14:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 12.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
Carey, Nicki and Jenn
Carey, Nicki and Jenn23-Aug-2014 14:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.0, 13.186mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 
Larry in our zero-gravity chairs
Larry in our zero-gravity chairs23-Aug-2014 14:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.803mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
Argenis and Rob playing bolo
Argenis and Rob playing bolo23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
Our spot at Dockweiler Beach is directly below the LAX departure path
Our spot at Dockweiler Beach is directly below the LAX departure path23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
Looking south
Looking south23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
Me and Larry
Me and Larry23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
Looking north
Looking north23-Aug-2014 14:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 4.0, 5.645mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
The surf!
The surf!23-Aug-2014 14:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SX600 HS, 5.6, 42.461mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100