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Our Activity-Filled July 4 Weekend

It’s been one hell of a 4-day weekend – a much needed one, to be sure.  Today, the actual holiday of July 4, is probably going to be the most relaxing day of it all, and that’s absolutely perfect for us.  Stay a while, look at some pictures, as we’ve had some fun activities this weekend!

Friday, July 1

PwC gave us this day off, and after the one-two punch of Wednesday and Thursday, it was a nice luxury.  I made myself exercise in the morning, then I took care of some of the chores that had been backing up, including the sad one of sending off my MacBook Pro for reabsorption back in the Apple ecosystem.  I ended up trading it in for credit as I just do NOT use it anymore.  Well, it did have one lust hurrah for us as it served as the photo montage delivery system during our wedding reception, so thank you MBP!   But alas, your time finally came.

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I didn’t do too much exciting stuff though beyond just getting some other shit done at home, as Larry had to work.  But we had activities galore planned for the weekend, so Friday didn’t need to be nuts.  We did get some Din Tai Fung though, so it was a nice capper to the day.

Saturday, July 2

Mom was going to be coming over in the afternoon today as we had tickets to see Beautiful at the Pantages that night, but in the afternoon, Larry and I had tickets to the Rain Room.  So off we went for some culture at LACMA.  We ended up going this day as that was when I could get tickets at a decent time – the Rain Room is quite a hot ticket to get, much like the Infinite Stars thing at the Broad.   One day we’ll hope to be back there and see that.  Anyway, we headed to LACMA and had some fun at our museum stomping grounds, first taking in the Metropolis II exhibit.  It’s always fun to see it and we got there right when it started up.

2016 07 02 – Revisiting Metropolis II at the LACMA

It was a beautiful day for the LACMA, that’s for sure.  This weekend was happily not one of those insane 100-degree onslaughts!

So, off to the Rain Room, which is a relatively new installation that has you walk into a room with rain falling, with the key twist being that as you walk, the rain clears so you don’t get wet.  In theory.  You are instructed to walk quite slowly, but even moving slowly, you’re gonna get dripped on.  It is a pretty neat thing to do though.  I took some pictures and videos, which you can see here. Continue reading Our Activity-Filled July 4 Weekend

Adventures from mid-October

So Larry & I had some fun these past two days – here’s how!

Last night, we went to a Hipcooks event that Larry had received from Nicki as a birthday gift.  It’s one of those things where a group of people all cook a meal together and then feast upon the results!  We chose “J’aime Paris”, which was all about cooking a Parisian meal with a modern/American twist.  The main meal would be coque au vin, a fun salad, and finished off with some awesome chocolate custard (fancier word for it, for sure).  We weren’t sure what to expect although Nicki had raved about it plenty as she’d volunteered there as an assistant and so had experienced this plenty.  She hadn’t led us astray and it indeed was a blast.  Everyone there was a lot of fun to be around and our instructor was great, and most importantly, the food turned out spectacularly.  So good!  Here are some pics – it was so colorful inside that the pics really are a lot of fun:

Oct 17, 2014 – Hipcooks Fun: “J’aime Paris”

Driving east on Sunset Blvd towards DTLA
Driving east on Sunset Blvd towards DTLA17-Oct-2014 17:06, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
17-Oct-2014 17:15, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
In the Arts complex where the HipCooks loft was
In the Arts complex where the HipCooks loft was17-Oct-2014 17:30, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 
17-Oct-2014 17:30, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
17-Oct-2014 17:31, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
Hipcooks sign
Hipcooks sign17-Oct-2014 17:33, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 32
 
The main stage where the real fun takes place
The main stage where the real fun takes place17-Oct-2014 17:39, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
Where the eating happens - shopping too
Where the eating happens - shopping too17-Oct-2014 17:39, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 250
Suited up
Suited up17-Oct-2014 17:39, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
 
Soon enough there'd be great food to eat here
Soon enough there'd be great food to eat here17-Oct-2014 17:45, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.059 sec, ISO 250
17-Oct-2014 17:45, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 250
Working on the tarragon
Working on the tarragon17-Oct-2014 17:49, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
 
Our instructor Suzana
Our instructor Suzana17-Oct-2014 18:15, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
A very colorful atmosphere
A very colorful atmosphere17-Oct-2014 18:20, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
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Then today, we headed over to LACMA as we hadn’t been there for a few months.  Quite a few new exhibitions to see, along with one or two repeats:

  • Today was the last day of Member Previews for the Samurai Exhibit, meaning before the unwashed masses got their grubby hands on it.  I kid, I kid!  It was a very striking exhibit though, with dramatic red lighting and lots of neat sets of armor for both samurai and horse to be found.
  • We then had the chance to revisit the “Breathing Light” exhibit from the Turrell exhibit which ended up sticking around at LACMA even though the other parts of that exhibition have moved on.  It’s very easy to sign up for that and we didn’t have to wait more than 30 or so minutes to get in.  It’s still just as mesmerizing as it was when we first went.  Found out it’s now also called “Ganzfeld,” as it’s part of James Turrell’s pieces that completely eliminates the viewer’s depth perception.  It certainly does that – the 10 minutes you get in there fly by.
  • After that, we then went up to see another member preview exhibition, this time of an artist I hadn’t heard of before, Archibald Motley Jr.  It was fantastic!  He had such an amazing way to convey emotion and life in his paintings, plus a talent to have multiple distinct styles of painting.  nasher-motley-black-belt-1000There was the ultra-vivid and hyperreal paintings which are particularly exciting and compelling for me, especially those he painted of Paris and of Chicago.  Then he could easily do extraordinarily lifelike portraits.  It’s a wonderful showcase of talent.
  • Had to stop at Metropolis II again of course.  It’s always fun to get lost in watching those damn little toy cars veer around all the byways.
  • The exhibit we ostensibly came to see though was “Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s.”  Larry comes from a film degree background and has an appreciation of many of the movies that came out from that period of German Expressionism (that period of film before the Nazis came in and said “no more of this freedom and creative shit”), including Fritz Lang’s many movies like Metropolis (no explicit relation to the exhibit above!), M, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.  It was a very interesting exhibit and also quite creative in the way the staging was done.  There were large ripples of the floor that would come up that you would then walk under to be able to watch clips from the films in darkness.  Then outside of those ripples, you’d be able to take in the artwork and stills in the light of the museum.  Very cool.

We were done after that, but first grabbed some coffee at the Coffee & Milk coffee bar.  Had a much necessary latte before heading home!

October 18, 2014 – LACMA in October

The striking Samurai exhibit at LACMA
The striking Samurai exhibit at LACMA18-Oct-2014 14:56, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
18-Oct-2014 14:58, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 400
18-Oct-2014 14:58, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
 
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18-Oct-2014 15:05, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
 
18-Oct-2014 15:05, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
I like the horse and samurai combo
I like the horse and samurai combo18-Oct-2014 15:08, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
18-Oct-2014 15:09, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
 
Looking towards the Stark Bar
Looking towards the Stark Bar18-Oct-2014 15:19, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 32
18-Oct-2014 15:19, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 32
18-Oct-2014 15:20, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, ISO 32
 
Miracle Mile HDRd
Miracle Mile HDRd18-Oct-2014 15:34, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 40
18-Oct-2014 15:35, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
18-Oct-2014 15:35, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 50
 

You Must See “Breathing Light” at LACMA

You know what?  LACMA realized what a fantastic experience they had on their hands with James Turrell’s “Breathing Light” space, which apparently had been built expressly for the museum.  So while all of his other art went on to the next stop in Jerusalem, we got to keep what is probably the best thing.  As I raved about in my post about the Calder and Turrell exhibits before, it is just something you have to experience.  I’m totally going back to see it sometime in the next year, at least once, as it’s just that much of a sensation.  But apparently it IS only a year extension, so don’t dilly-dally.  Who knows though, the Metropolis II exhibit was also supposed to be only temporary, and guess what?  It’s now a permanent piece at LACMA.

 

Checking out Calder and Turrell at LACMA

I took today off.  It was nice to have a 3-day weekend, plus we used this day for tourism, and not just general laziness. Not that I look down at such things.  At the LACMA, there is currently an exhibition going on for James Turrell and it’s one that requires you to get tickets ahead of time to even get in to see it.  Why do you need reservations?  I’ll get to that.   I ended up not being able to get tickets for a weekend (of course) but for today, I was able to get them 2 weeks ago.  So, 3-day weekend it was, and today it was off to see more art!

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In addition to the James Turrell exhibition, there’s also one about Calder and Abstraction.  That one doesn’t require a reservation time, so we went to that first as we got to LACMA a little early.  As you can see in the picture above, Calder’s main thing was to create “mobiles” and “stabiles” – but these are no mere baby cradle decoration.  The picture above gives you a sense of the size, scope, detail and attention to physics and construction Calder put into them.  The pieces are mesmerizing to look at and I am in love with the colors he frequently used in them.  He also must have been extremely patient as so many of these pieces require extreme and measured balancing of the pieces – the piece in the foreground above is an example:  that entire thing is balanced on that main stand with the main ballast on the left while the right is a tree of linked, hanging objects.  It’s beautiful and fascinating.  Larry & I kept wondering how the heck these pieces are transported and reassembled – suddenly gaining a lot of respect for museum curators!

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We had some time left before going to the Turrell exhibit, so we sat through a full cycle of David Hockney’s “The Jugglers” multimedia installation.  It’s a 3×6 grid of giant monitors displaying one scene, but each monitor was its own camera so it’s not a single viewpoint of the happenings; in fact, there are 18 viewpoints but stitched together. Continue reading Checking out Calder and Turrell at LACMA

I am back!

It’s been an eventful month and a half, that’s for sure.  As I wrote last time, I ended up aggravating my sciatica in a major way, in a way that involved much more pain than what I was dealing with after the European cruise.  Excruciating pain.  Awful awful pain.  I was basically laid up for a week as I couldn’t stand, sit, or lay down.  If you had offered me a chance to cut off my leg, I would have taken it.  Surprisingly though, during that weekend after the first week of me agonizing trying to find a way to exist without pain, I did find that happy position.  And even more joyous, the pain started ebbing away.  I didn’t dare to hope that it would go away entirely, but I hoped it would recede to a point I could at least drive, go to work, stand, etc.  I worked from home that next week as I was able to sit up, and during that week, it was miraculous how the pain ended up going away.  The next week, I drove back to work.  And during that week, the pain went away entirely.  It was mystifying and a relief.

I’ve since seen a spinal doctor who was only too happy to operate or provide injections, but I deferred and asked for physical therapy at this point.  So I’ve been doing that twice a week the past three weeks.  The exercises have been focused mainly on my core area with a focus on trying to wake up muscles there as well as un-stiffen my back.  It’s working.  So here’s to hoping that I can get back to a decent exercise program as I’m definitely “bulking” up.

There are lots of pictures ahead, and I also wanted to post random videos of stuff that I’ve been obsessed with.  Before the pictures, here’s a performance from this past week’s episode of Glee, which had a disco/Saturday Night Fever theme.  The show has been pretty awful lately, but this was a fun episode mainly due to the musical numbers.  My absolute favorite from the episode was a performance of KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes”:

Fantastic, right?

Alright, so this weekend, Larry & I went to LACMA to catch the awesome exhibit called Metropolis II.  It’s this huge structure basically filled with tons of slot cars and a crazy amount of tracks winding their way around skyscraper structures.  It’s fascinating and indulges every little kid’s love of race tracks.  It runs during the weekend only, with it running for one hour on, one hour off until the museum closes.  This video catches the very beginning of a rotation:

It’s mesmerizing, and you can hear my various utterances as I fall under its spell!  I also took some pictures when we were there –

Metropolis II at LACMA

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The exhibit ends at the end of the month so we cut it pretty close.

If you want to see what else we’ve been up to, well, my picasaweb link has a few more albums in it showing pics from the San Francisco trip (thankfully my sciatica relapse didn’t happen until the day we were planning to come back!), Michancy’s visit last weekend, and other randomness.  Hopefully lots of nice weather in the future and opportunities for pictures.

Here’s a sampling of pics:

San Francisco Trip, Day 1, March 2012

Driving Up the California Coast

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Arrival into San Francisco

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Wandering Around Fisherman’s Wharf

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San Francisco Trip, Day 2, March 2012

Going to Alcatraz!

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Touring Alcatraz

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Biking Across the Golden Gate Bridge

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04-Mar-2012 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 3.5, 7.594mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
 

Off to Chinatown & Lombard Street!

04-Mar-2012 19:54, Apple iPhone 4, 2.8, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1000
04-Mar-2012 20:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 4.0, 8.48mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 3200
04-Mar-2012 20:54, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.1 sec, ISO 800
 
04-Mar-2012 20:55, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 5.0, 12.281001mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 1250
04-Mar-2012 22:12, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 800
04-Mar-2012 22:33, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 1600
 
04-Mar-2012 22:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 1000
04-Mar-2012 22:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 1250
04-Mar-2012 22:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 1000
 
04-Mar-2012 22:37, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 2500
04-Mar-2012 22:37, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 3200
04-Mar-2012 22:40, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 3.2, 6.491mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 3200
 
04-Mar-2012 22:40, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 3.5, 7.152mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 2000
04-Mar-2012 22:40, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 5.0, 13.409mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 3200
04-Mar-2012 22:49, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 800
 

San Francisco Trip, Day 3, March 2012

Admittedly, there isn’t many pics here – that would be because I was suffering agonizing sciatic pains.  Yay.  But I had to take some pics of the Transamerica building as we were driving right for it!

05-Mar-2012 12:34, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 3.5, 6.932mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
05-Mar-2012 12:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 5.0, 11.381mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
05-Mar-2012 12:36, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 4.0, 8.258mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
 

That’s enough for now – I’m just glad to finally have gotten back on board with this.  More to come, I’m sure.