Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hollywood!

I'm not quite sure what the message is here - help me

Folks, I'm losing track of time.  I think I missed a day's posting but I'm not sure.  Everyday we're doing something.  Just a few minutes ago we got back from the Mulholland Drive and the most fantastic view of Los Angles.  I took the banner picture of the "Hollywood" sign about an hour ago just before sunset.  A little blurred because I was so far away I had to use the telephoto lens.

I know you're all probably tired of hearing this but I am having the fantastic vacation.  Not only is the weather is perfect, but every day - something different.  We don't have anything specifically planned, we just head out and see what happens.

This morning Pat wanted to visit a couple of modern furniture stores he missed the other day.  He thought I would be bored but I wasn't.  I like modern furniture even though I have a collection of about one hundred doilies my Mother made over the years. 



This morning we did something really exciting and glamourous, we washed our unmentionables at the local laundromat which, coincidentally is also named "The Hollywood Laundry."  Gee, what a coincidence being right off the Hollywood Boulevard and all.

Checking out the view of Hollywood from Mulholland Drive

Yesterday we thought we went to Pasadena but it turned out we were still in Hollywood. Pat wanted to go to the MOCA Museum of contemporary art.  The museum is right across the street from the Walt Disney Symphony Hall.  I was surprised how fast we got to Pasadena and all the tall buildings.  And here I'm thinking "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" and small, bungalow buildings.  Turns out we were actually still in Los Angeles!  Hey, what do I know?  I'm only a tourist. 


We were in luck because the museum was featuring the "Shadow" work by Andy Wharhol and works of other artists like Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Their art isn't my style but interesting none the less.  Actually, I've seen some of that "art" when I visiting where my father was a boy in the hillbilly mountains of western North Carolina.  Just saying, not passing judgement here folks.

We had lunch at another vegan restaurant, this one in Pasadena. Then back home and I forgot what we did then. Things are starting to run together folks.  

Vegan fare in Pasadena

Last night was the first night we didn't go out late.  We stayed in and watched the Mel Brooks movie "High Anxiety" on my MacBook Pro.  We were to bed at a decent hour (before 11) for the first time since we landed in LA.

Oh, I almost forgot.  After we visited the two modern furniture stores in downtown LA this morning, I asked Pat to stop at Target.  Ever since I've been in LA (I love saying that "Ever since I've been in LA") I've been feeling out of style.  All I had was my two old boring long sleeve work drag shirts.  I also have several short sleeve shirts and a couple of pullovers, which I haven't worn at all.  For most of my stay I've been wearing my ratting, nubby maroon red J.C. Penney sweater.  The weather here has been super but a little too warm for my sweater but not hot enough for my short sleeve shirts.  I felt I needed a "with-in" stylish sweater to wear with my black jeans.  Although my jeans don't have the now faddish tight leg (I'm not going to go there folks) they are quite nice with a current type sweater, which I was able to buy.  I don't have a photo of me in it now but trust me, I look like I belong in LA now instead of some old fogey from the East Coast.

Fashion Plate Pat in Target today with his new stylish LA sweater
And the adventure continues folks. We're going out tonight on Hollywood Boulevard in a few minutes to mingle and have a late supper.  


22 comments:

  1. Ron,

    You did miss a day posting, but come on your on vacation! I will wait patiently for your next one. I can't wait to see a picture of you in your new sweater! You have no idea how pleased I am the two of you are enjoying your stay so much! Keep up having so much fun.

    Cindy from Sonoma

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    1. Cindy,
      I'm enjoying my stay in Los Angeles a lot more than I thought I would. A very pleasant surprise indeed.
      Ron

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  2. Great update, keep having fun.

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  3. I really liked the first photo. It reminded me of a New Yorker cover.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      I truly was puzzled as to what that guy in the painting was doing. I think I know but wasn't quite sure. Buckling up his belt?
      Ron

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    2. This photo remains one of my favorites shots of you.

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    3. Thank you Dr. Spo. Maybe someday I can take a similar photo of you observing "art."
      Ron

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  4. I'm observing all the signs, Ron:
    You're skipping blog posts, buying new outfits, looking at new furniture - - it won't be long before you and Pat will be moving to L.A. and completely immersing yourselves in the Great Southland lifestyle! To hell with Delaware and Canada!
    I'm delighted that you guys are having such a great time.

    By the way - - long ago, little old ladies did indeed inhabit quaint Pasadena bungalows .....but those days are gone forever.

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    1. Very observant Jon! By the way, it's hard keeping up with the blog posts. I wouldn't mind relocating to sunny California. Neither would Pat. Always a possibility.
      We were in Burbank today. Pat wanted to show me Ikea. First time I've been to Ikea. Tried to stop at Forest Lawn on the way back to where we're staying but we missed a turn and the rush hour traffic was too heavy. Maybe we'll try tomorrow.
      Ron

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  5. The guy in the painting is deciding whether to buckle up his belt and go home to his wife, or to stay with you.....

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    1. Jon,
      Perhaps you should look at that painting closer. I don't think he's buckling his belt. He's "buckling" though.
      Ron

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  6. How much more F-U-N can you pack in and still have time to sleep? I take it that you're keeping Hubby regularly updated on what's going on, though I myself am getting increasingly envious of you & P.

    Btw: Isn't the currently fashionable 'skinny jeans look' dreadful? It makes the wearer's legs look thinner than they probably are. Most UNsexy!

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    1. Ray,
      I don't get the appeal of the current fashion fad of " skinny jeans". What's next? Everyone wearing spandex?
      Where do I get the energy, pulling on reserves Ray but just about at the bottom of that well too. Pat's still sleeping this morning. I'm afraid I'm wearing him out. I do wear thin on people after awhile. Fact of life.
      Ron

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  7. I'm so happy you are enjoying LA and our wonderful SoCal weather. I just got back here from the east coast. Reading all of your stories...wow where do you get the energy? Have more fun!

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    1. Fearsome bead,
      Where do I get all the energy? LOL!😳 there were a couple of days I was running on empty. Fell twice. Seriously. Still, having a grand time.
      Ron

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  8. The weather is getting better and better, all in your honor. You both deserve to have a wonderful time with great sightings, healthy food and lovely adventures.

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    1. Nadege,
      How lucky can we get with this perfect weather? Today the skies were clear and the temperature was 72 degrees. No humidity. Pure, clear sun. We visited the Griffith Observatory and soaked in those magnificent views of Los Angeles. Just doesn't get any better than that.
      Ron

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  9. TOO MUCH FUN!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Jay,
      What's interesting is that each day we don't have anything definitely planned. Just some general ideas. Pat and I don't agree on everything we want to do and see (so much to see and do, so little time) but each day ends successfully. This is one of the best vacations I've ever had.
      Ron

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    2. I love your philosophy! Just go DO THINGS! I love this kind of vacation. My last one like this was a month long trip to Oregon and back, via road trip!

      Peace <3
      Jay

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    3. Pat and I are alike in that we don't do too much planning in advance. Ironically this attitude seems to work better than the most carefully laid out plans.
      Ron

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