Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm Going to Disneyland

So tomorrow I'm going to the happiest place on earth and I am so excited! I decided to get inspired and look up vintage Disneyland pictures and voila! Aren't they great? I can't believe how much it's changed and yet I can. There's such a list in my head as far as what I'm going to have to do, of course there's the favorites (haunted mansion, pirates of the Caribbean, small world) and the new ones for my niece (buzz lightyear,dumbo, and nemo), also there's a few traditions. For example, my sister and I always have to get a pickle and pineapple juice while there. It just has to be done, no exceptions. I wonder what tomorrow brings....
PS. I find it fitting that my next post will be Disneyland related and the 100th post of this blog, seeing as I love Disneyland oh so much!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Since I've gotten my library card renewed, I've been renting a lot of classic movie DVDs. Last week I saw "Covergirl," starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. What a great film! The costumes, the music, the dance numbers, not to mention Miss Hayworth and the always dashing Mr. Kelly. If you love old Hollywood, see this movie. It's a visual treat-I want to live in it. Here's a sneak peek of the opening scene.Such beauties!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day My Lovelies

May you feel the love tonight...and tomorrow....and forever.

Happy Valentines Day!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

RIP Lux Interior

I'm a few days late on this, but I had to post on the death of a Rock n Roll legend. Lux Interior was one of the greatest frontmen of all time. The first time I saw the Cramps perform, Lux ripped off his vinyl pants and danced in the remnants. The showmanship was outstanding..and the music-well the music is unlike anything else on this planet. I can't believe he's gone and that I'll never see them perform again. My heart breaks for Poison Ivy.

In honor of Lux, I'm posting one of the craziest music videos ever...

And of course one of their more racy song titles...God I'm going to miss this.

That was weird...

Today some older guy started dancing at me while I was stopped at a stop sign. While doing so, he also made a funny singing sound. I don't know what that means...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dan Eldon

I am so excited that the Dan Eldon exhibit has finally made it's way to Los Angeles. Dan's life was cut tragically short at 22, however that is not the point of his story. Dan's story was one of life and adventure. Fitting as much into life as possible. His journals reflect that, and his photos range from beautiful to haunting. A British/American national raised in Kenya, Eldon's point of view was a worldly one and his work reflected that. I first discovered Dan's work my senior year of high school. I checked the book of his journals out and could never find it in my heart to return it. It meant that much to me. Once when it was raining, I protected the book with my jacket instead of myself. As a result, I've always wished that I would have the opportunity to see the journals and Dan's photos in person. Naturally excited doesn't quite describe it. So for that, I suggest it to you. If you are in the area, go see this exhibit. If you aren't-please do yourself a favor and get the book. There are two: "The Journey is the Destination," and "Dan Eldon:The Art of Life." The first is his journals, the second a type of biography. And before I go on forever, here's the info:
Dan Eldon: Traveling ExhibitTues, February 17 – Sat, March 21Join us for an exhibit of remarkable travel journals and images of war and peace photographed by journalist Dan Eldon, who celebrated his life and death at 22 as a creative activist and whose art became a means of positive social change. Opening reception on Friday, February 27, from 6 pm to 9 pm. A film festival and panel discussion with producers, directors, actors, and journalists on creative activism will also be held.
SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery is located at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Blvd. & 11th St., Santa Monica). For information and gallery hours, please call (310) 434-3434 or (310) 434-8204, or visit our gallery website ( Exhibits and opening receptions are free.

Rainy Thursday

I am so excited for the rain. Naturally I didn't bring a jacket to work today and definitely not an umbrella. But there's something nice about getting drenched and then going home and making some hot chocolate, and if you decide to add a little brandy or Kahlua...well that's nice too.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

La Bamba

This is my all time favorite movie. And the worst is the end. I dare you to make it through this without a tear.Better yet, just watch the whole thing.

The Day the Music Died

Fifty years ago today:Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper died in that plane crash in Clearlake Iowa. Taking with them countless unsung songs. Ritchie footage is hard to come by, but if you can look for "Go Johnny Go." It's a great movie simply for the fifties rock n roll cameos, like Ritchie and Chuck Berry.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Books Books Books

I'm seriously been craving a good book lately. I think I need to go back to the library and get more than DVDs. Or maybe Larry Edmund's and get a book on the movies. Any suggestions?
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A Nice Weekend

So, after one too many flirtinis on Saturday night I had the hangover from hell. But with a little extra sleep and some Guava Leaves tea, I was back in business. Chinatown on Sunday for the New Year, and today I was lucky enough to check three things off my LA to-do list:Grand Central Market, Central Library (where I renewed my card), And the Bradbury Building. What a rare and beautiful gem. I think I'm in love. We also made it to Clifton's Cafe and I'm really kicking myself for not taking a single picture. I was just so enamored with my macaroni and cheese, oh well, guess I'll have to go back. Very very soon. I love this city, if you want to you can have a different adventure everyday.


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