Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Seriously: never idle


  • Arrive home from work to the sounds of apartment maintenance (thankfully, once the paint's dry, it's done!)

  • Go for a drink (but it's never just one)

  • Dinner back at home

  • Packing + more drinking

  • 1:00+ -- crash


  • Up at 7:3045

  • 10 minutes on the 110 to Dodger Stadium; 20 minutes from there into DTLA

  • Exit freeway, get a little lost in Downtown, get back on at Convention Center

  • Drive in good traffic to LAX

  • 3:30 p.m. local: arrive in Kansas City, MO

  • Taxi to hotel

  • Transfer hotels due to plumbing issue

  • Get ready at new hotel

  • Taxi to church; attend wedding

  • Reception

  • Taxi back to hotel

  • 1:00+ crash for 5 hours


  • Up at 6:0030

  • Shuttle to airport

  • Sleep during most of the 3-hour flight

  • 10:00 a.m. local:  arrive at LAX

  • Receive call from DC's visiting friends

  • Meet them in Redondo Beach, hang out for the day

  • 4:30 p.m. head home

  • TJ's run

  • Make hodgepodge dinner

  • Crash

Happy, happy birthday weekend, DC.  Very-very love.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Never idle


  • Evening Target run w/ BFF

  • Pack for the weekend (including prepping laundry and baking ingredients)


  • Drive to work (instead of taking the bus); leave earlier to park + climb >150 steps

  • Work through lunch; leave at 4:00

  • Head down to HB in the midst of rush hour traffic

  • 6:00 -- Korean food dinner w/ friends (BH's first KBBQ and last night in L.A.)

  • Meet BH's friends at local bar

  • 12:00+ -- crash


  • Quick breakfast of coffee, bagel, and fruit

  • Farewell to BH at John Wayne Airport

  • IKEA run ('cause it's right there)

  • TJ's run

  • Laundry

  • Siesta

  • Fire up charcoal grill (minus man-points for DC)

  • Al fresco dinner of chicken, mashed potatoes, and wine

  • Walk to liquor store; buy small flask of brandy

  • Prepare cookie dough + bake

  • Prepare sangria + refrigerate/marinate

  • 12:00+ -- crash


  • "Sleep in" until 9:00

  • Laundry

  • Pack up; head back home

  • September Sunday Sangria party with old friends

  • Facilitate workshop

  • Church

  • Meeting with pastor

  • Dinner

  • Crash

Monday:  Off in observance of Japan's Respect for the Aged Day


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

To knit or not to knit?

Coming home from Maui--yes, I know: two weeks ago--I was met with red lines of fire and black smoke in the San Gabriel Mountains (set to be contained this weekend) on the drive back home, and, opening my door, a layer of dust over the entire apartment--and the retrofitting is still not quite finished.  I've been living out of my laundry basket, growing  an expensive pile of dry cleaning, and--having forgotten to take out the trash before going to DC's last weekend--am dealing with a mini swarm of fruit flies in my kitchen.  That's just the tip of the iceberg, friends.  I'll be back when I can finally clean, and the dust is swept away for good.

In the meantime, here's something I saw in Sunday's paper that made me smile:

To knit or not to knit: Is it rude in a crowd? --

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