weekend recap: russian, globes, & goggles
11 January 2010, 12:22 am
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This may be the first weekend recap I’ve done on Sunday, weird. Some highlights:

friday:

  • post-work run at the beach. it turned out to be the last one, at least for now… as I found out on friday (!) that the temporary office-by-the-beach is moving back to the old space to accommodate another person. I’m really kind of sad about that. I didn’t realize how much I had nestled into the neighborhood- I have a running route, favorite lunch spots, and knitting buddies. I guess it’s one more reason to move to santa monica asap.
  • came home, had yummy tahini turkey leftovers, relaxed and watched a few episodes of generation kill (hbo miniseries from the creator of the wire)

saturday:

  • cheese pancakes (a la joy of cooking) for breakfast, errands
  • hung my new birdfeeder!
  • got some pretty sweet screenprints from steve in the mail, along w/ a new waffle iron from my mom
  • bought some frames (buy one get one for 1 cent!) and scored a globe (which i’ve been hunting for) and some good books at out of the closet- reyner banham’s architecture of four ecologies, a walking LA book, and a cooking light cookbook. love random successful thrift store stops.
  • delicious dinner with nathan and jackie at traktir, a russian restaurant down the street we’ve been meaning to try. in fact, on our first day in weho, we wandered into their deli to grab a bite and realized it was an actual restaurant, so we decided we’d go back another time. amazing how time flies.
  • more generation kill + knitting

sunday:

  • resumed swim lessons. hooray!
  • resumed farmers market. hooray!
  • went to the library to get some work done- and to get a library card [fyi, the beverly hills library rocks, they have a coffeeshop attached and let you bring coffee in. amazing]
  • avatar at the arclight dome. i was expecting greatness, but it still blew me away. per all the reviews, the story was nothing spectacular, but the visuals are unlike anything i’ve ever seen. a definite must-see.
  • got caught up on photos and blog drafts. mmmm, or not. fell asleep w/ book in bed- now that sounds more like it…
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weekend recap
21 September 2009, 5:31 pm
Filed under: LA, weekending | Tags: , , , , ,

friday:

  • scouted some fabric at the urban craft center, my new favorite place.
  • ‘rediscovered’ the beatles in the afternoon. now i’m dying for the uber expensive remastered albums.
  • early evening run at the beach. i did pretty well, i like running there a lot more than around my neighborhood. unfortunately the traffic was still terrible afterwards.
  • george and nathan were hanging out with gin & tonics all afternoon, celebrating n’s <voluntary> last day of work, so when I got home they were pretty drunk. I decided to “take” them to baby blues bbq, which turned out to be a pretty amusing evening all around.

saturday:

  • finished organizing my photo library (whee!!) during am college football.
  • practiced dunking my head in the sink in preparation for sunday’s swim lesson. i am getting better! goggles are amazing (it is really difficult to type goggles and not googles).
  • finally drove mulholland drive. it’s embarrassing that we’ve lived in LA for over a year and live so close to it, and yet haven’t made it up there. some great views of the city/valley, though we agreed that the shock value was kind of gone.
  • surprisingly yummy mexican dinner at el torito grill. mmm handmade tortillas.
  • saw the informant! at arclight sherman oaks. arclight hollywood > arclight sherman oaks. one of the best things about seeing a movie in hollywood is the applause after the movie. seems silly, but chances are, someone in that theater worked on that film.

sunday:

  • swimming lesson was cancelled because they found broken glass in the pool.  :( bummer, i was all psyched to get my face wet.
  • melrose farmers market.
  • afternoon shopping on larchmont street, kind of reminded me of coolidge corner in brookline. found super cute birthday gifts for george’s nieces. shopping for kids is always incredibly fun!
  • tennis at plummer park.
  • plotting/scheming a possible birthday trip to seattle.