Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fun - and busy - week

Well Aaron, AKA Double-A, AKA the Kid, AKA Tim (if he starts acting like a hermit) has become one with the house. Dad left on Monday and it's much quieter around here. Now well see if the kid has a voice of his own.

Last Saturday was oil change time on the car. Took a walk down Santa Monica Blvd. to check out the shops and antique stores plus visit Golden Apple comics and Babeland. Sunday was dinner at cousin Lisa's with Winnie and Vickie(?) visiting. Lovely as always. Good chat with Felicia about "Acting" that was very educational. She's coming down soon to go to Roscoe's with us. Maybe she can give some pointers to the Kid. Monday was an ultimately futile trip to the DMV to register the car and get a DL and spent much of the day getting an oil leak fixed at changers. Tuesday, Emily's significant other, Alex Aronoff came in town for a conference with his BBYO. We met up at Universal CityWalk for dinner and drinks. Much like Dallas' West End but more commercial and pointless. Chatted about our women and the future and how the two were inexplicably intertwined. Very nice to hang out with him. Wednesday was a special screening at Nickelodeon for their Random Cartoons program with some of the creators. Met an old friend of the Klinglers named Enrique May who did storyboards with Norma on Pinky and the Brain. Small world. Thursday, Ross Cox came in town! Had a quick jaunt to L.A. for his RingToons project and we hooked up at The Roosevelt Hotel. Dinner and drinks at the hotel lounge and the Tropicana Bar. Stayed up chatting about how to fix Cartoon Network until 1am. Mostly involved plans to oust Mike Lazzo via a 40 story window. If Ross gets Lazzo's job I can have Ross' job. We shook on it. Friday was a quiet evening at home for once. i think i watched Simpsons all night. Saturday Greg had to work and Dad and the Kid had errands so I made my way over to the Page Museum AKA The La Brea Tar Pits and LACMA. Snuck into the Page with a group and wandered the halls full of reclaimed bones from the surrounding area like Pit 91. There was one wall full of wolf skulls. You'd think the idea would have sunk in to stay away from the pits or maybe it was a Prehistoric graveyard. Saber-toothed tigers, a Mammoth, and American Lion, Birds, Sloths, etc. No Dinosaurs. They were extinct 65 million years before the residents of the Pits. LACMA hosted the Magritte exhitbit which i didn't see cuz i didnt have $30. Should go eventually. Saw their Japanese exhibit and the Picasso Minotaurachry(?) and some of their permanent collection. will post pics someday. Sunday, Greg moved his computer out of the Kid's room so it's all rentable now. Monday i trolled through Pasadena for rental properties. Houses out their remind me of Daniella's area in Ft. Worth. Craftsman style, hardwood floors, cozy, no zoning laws about multifamily dwellings on a single residence lot. cute but kinda tight. If/when we move I hope to find a standalone house. how picky.

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