MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: MAY 29–JUNE 4, 2017
Spending time with my parents and kitties, using the indoor grill approximately three times in one week, planning an upcoming trip, and doing some LA things (art opening, visiting the Natural History Museum, rooftop bars) and celebrating birthdays.
This past week has been scary in many parts of the world for so many people—just wanted to acknowledge that I hope you reading this are doing okay, I’m thinking of you.
Memorial Day in the US—we got the day off work. I carpool now with a colleague who is from France, and she was confused about Memorial Day vs. Veteran’s day. Memorial Day is a day to pay tribute to those who died while serving in the military, Veteran’s day is about acknowledging/honoring those who served in general.
Met up with Kiki and Ders to do the Culver City Stairs
They are so much fitter ahaha—both running up and not stopping. I’ll get there one day *whew*
Some Sims 4 time before heading off for the day
My mom has been asking about when she’s going to get to try out my grill—so we brought it over for grilling
Stopped at the Korean market on the way—my dream bag of garlic.
My parents finally picked out colors to repaint the house. (Red didn’t make the cut)
I prepped all my grilling stuff and my mom worked on making japchae
Yum! Turned out delicious—tried out shrimp this time. Was good!
Love making my mama happy
Feeding the kitties treats
They are the best kitty duo
Little rainbow lights
Bye for now
A fire along the freeway (the fire department was already on the job but smoke was billowing across the freeway)
My mom noticed on the back of my sweater was a tiny hole (moths?!?!) so I decided to wash all my sweaters just in case. And got cedar hanger things to go in the closets.
My mom kindly bought me a new pair of red converse! I’ve had the pair on the right since working at summer camp. I used to get a new pair every year, wear it to school, and then destroy them at camp…but this last pair has lasted me so long. Weird that they aren’t so red anymore…
Can’t Hardly Wait on the projector
Sweaters had to be laid out all over the kitchen because I didn’t want to dry them in the machine.
It’s carpool day—which means we leave for work on her day at 7am.
Nice and quiet
Spent the morning prepping for Tristan’s surprise…
PIZZA PARTY! His birthday was over the weekend and we did successfully surprise him ahah.
Mango and gyoza soup for dinner
Zach’s on an improv team and they were performing on the main stage, so I decided to be nice and come along.
While Zeen went to warm up with his team, I went to a nearby pizza place and had a modelo and read my book my boss recommended to me hah.
Misty and rainy
Decided to wear my sparkly sweater after excavating everything in my closet and washing them.
Another cloudy day—keep them coming, weather gods! I’m not ready for the hot days yet.
Cat face off
Sufi ruining everything.
Kiki and I both had leftover meats, so we decided to do night two of grilling so I could use the rest of my supplies from Monday.
Getting a little better with the kimchi fried rice
Decided to shine my shoes in the AM (tho I’m pretty sure two of these aren’t real leather OH WELL)
Red shoes first day on the town
Another cloudy day! Yes!
Got bundled up to head to an outdoor movie screening
First time checking out the Rooftop Cinema Club in Hollywood, they also do screenings in London and New York.
The rooftop had a food stand and popcorn and a drinks stand, and it was so lovely and atmospheric.
My first adult viewing of ET. As a kid I was so afraid of ET that I used to hide the video tape behind the other books in the bookcase. But it was TRULY so delightful.
Zach pulled out his endearing painting he made on a paint nite and shaved his facial hair into a gross mustache and soul patch for a day filming some sketches.
Had to make my own smoothie today boo!
Spent the morning editing Mexico photos
Working on amwa updates.
Some tofu with green onions
Colee is the queen of penpal-ing, she sent me a nice letter, so I worked on an illustration of her cat to send back
Ramen kitty (with her kitty’s color)
I look so turtle-like these days, but I made some effort to get ready for a b-day dinner.
One of my favorite thrifted items of all time
Went up to the rooftop bar to meet everybody and have drinks before the reservation
Set menu alert
I’ve been looking into traveling to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and maybe Laos for two-ish weeks this fall. Starting my research quest with an outdated travel book from 2011 and reading blogs online.
The other day I splurged and went online shopping. But my feet. Are so dang tiny!!! And the ASOS UK/US conversion meant I ordered the wrong size and they are way too big. Going to have to exchange.
Post office errands! Sent Colee’s card and returned the shoes.
Something I didn’t return? This denim overall/dress thing and MAN I feel like a toddler and I’m loving it.
Went with Tristan to the opening at the Underground Museum of a show about color. This piece by Felix Gonzalex-Torres had this accompanying wall text, “It is a fact people are discriminated against for being HIV positive. It is a fact the majority of the Nazi industrialists retained their wealth after war. It is a fact the night belongs to Michelob and Coke is real. It is a fact the color of your skin matters. It is a fact Crazy Eddie’s prices are insane. It is a fact that four colors red, black, green and white placed next to each other in any form are strictly forbidden by the Israeli army in the occupied Palestinian territories. This color combination can cause an arrest, a beating, a curfew, a shooting, or a news photograph. Yet it is a fact that these forbidden colors, presented as a solitary act of consciousness here in SoHo, will not precipitate a similar reaction. From the first moment of encounter, the four color canvases in this room will ‘speak’ to everyone. Some will define them as an exercise in color theory, or some sort of abstraction. Some as four boring rectangular canvases hanging on the wall. Now that you’ve read this text, I hope for a different message.”
Tristan in the light of Diana Thater
Tiny umbrella in the gardens
It was my first time at the Underground Museum—check it out if you haven’t been and you’re in LA.
Grocery shopping for “Grillmore Girls” our themed Gilmore Girls grilling and screening event.
In true Gilmore fashion, we decided on burgers, tacos, fried chicken and snacks
We decided on two hard hitting episodes, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” the basket bidding episode from Season 2 and also the finale of 2 which WOW it’s so painful haha.
You’re crying I’m not crying
Tristan claimed this is the first time he’s walked a dog
Cut to: Echo Park! A doggo on Rob’s lap
Happy Birthday, JORDAN!!!
Bye Kiki and Ders!!
King of the trash table
Sunday morning bike ride
Decided to ride in the opposite direction to see how far the creek bike path went
Pleasant!!! But then we had to ride on the streets and it was horrifying. But overall pleasant.
I’m dressed like a picnic blanket not ashamed
A visit to the Natural History Museum. I just wanted to go somewhere and turn my brain semi-off and learn about animals.
Beautiful snail shell
Horrifying bird holding a monkey omg
Dino lab in action
I’ve never been in this area before, lots of little cases with life animals and stuffed ones you could interact with and move around.
Bears are terrifying
A little sign said “Go ahead and rearrange the collection!” and my face is thinking “Uh are you sure I should be allowed to hold this stuff?”
New owl friend!
The ocean is terrifying
Animal halls! The best.
Arabian Oryx—the legend of unicorns might come from these oryx, when you see them in profile it looks like they have only 1 horn.
The only living relative to the giraffe
Hi I’m a nightmare
Butterfly pavilion tickets!
Butterflies get on the path and you’re supposed to put shade on them and they will fly away
Their wings are so delicate.
I have some eczema spots on my cheek NOOOOOOOO and I just need to not stress about them or touch them and hope they go away.
Quick Which Wich sandwich
This article was going around about a man in LA bench pressing a goose and my dad loved it ahahah.
Went to see a two-man show at Boston Court in Pasadena
HOT POT in Pasadena. This is the same place (I’m pretty sure) that we went to in Vegas with Kiki and Ders.
Some quality Glenn time
I’ll leave it with this cute Sufi/Glenn moment.
Much love friends.