Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Camping in National Parks

I'm not the procrastinator! I'm the planning ahead person mentioned in the article. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Pottery Class Oddities

My workplace recently reorganized the teams, and I got a new team.

To commemorate the last team's efforts, I made every member a Starro. Except for the Justice League writer. I made him a Jarro.

My new team doesn't have a name yet.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

If It's Not One Thing...

You know when you get those texts or emails you really don't want?

I got one this morning. It was about stucco. 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Women's History Month, Part Two

Just before 9 this morning, I caught the #222 bus over the hill from Burbank to the Red Line in Hollywood. I arrived in DTLA by 9:30, much too early for my 10:30 a.m. tour honoring Women's History Month.

I walked rather than bussed it across downtown, stopping to look at things along the way, seeing what has closed and opened recently. It's funny how many places have changed hands more than once since I stayed on 4th and Main my first year out here.

My phone map directed me straight through Skid Row, past tents, men hanging out in parks, and two huge missions. The first few times I came through here, I was completely shocked, but I've since sat through talks by homeless people who explained their lives on the streets, so the vast number of homeless seems less unsettling to me than it was, though I always feel guilty and ashamed for wandering through on a frivolous field trip.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Green Thumb

Look what I managed to grow on my Burbank balcony!

Not that I have any great love for radishes, but this seemed like an easy place to start with container gardening.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Women's History Month

I went on a Women's History Month tour of The Ebell of Los Angeles today.

The Ebell of LA is a women's club founded in 1894, with the current headquarters built in 1927. It's still active, but its primary purpose is somewhat obsolete now. Women would gather to read and learn and make art, all things that were somewhat inaccessible to women in the past. Well, maybe it's still inaccessible, because we work all the time.

The club stays open by hosting events (such as weddings) and renting its space out to Hollywood productions.