Let us break it down, shall we?
Monday morning: I get in my car, close my door and hear something fall in the back. It was my rear vent window, awesome! I have no idea what went down while we were down in CA...potential theft? Kids with a baseball bat? Someone with a vendetta who is out to get me? Shrug, they're all possible, but at least nothing was stolen. Bastards.
Tuesday morning: Rick's car won't start and a kind stranger helped him push it to safety at the gas station. Blech. So far: cars: 2, Rick + Dawn: 0.
So for just two days, a lot of terrible happened. But, despite the godawful heat Mon./Tues., we did head to the Sixth Ave. farmers market that night, picked up some derishous raspberries, bluerberries, Rainer cherries, cucumber and zucchini and got the rest of our grocery shopping on. So all is not lost.
Yesterday was movie night, and though I never really aome up with a theme for it, I'm happy with the two movies I picked: A Very Long Engagement and Wendy and Lucy. The only lame generic thing that ties them together that I can think of: "00s dramas with female leads." Hey, I tried. I cried during AVLE and Wendy and Lucy probably will get 3 stars on Netflix, if it's up to me. Dinner was homemade pizza, and it was glory.
Our short trip to LA was thankfully a success. It included: Heather's wedding on Laguna Beach (gorgeous) and LMU reunions, first experience renting a car (I highly recommend Alamo), Silver Lake dining and flea market, lots of vegan brunches, first trip to Swingers ever with good friends, finally tackled the Santa Monica Pier with Rick (!), minimal visiting home time, lots of CJ and Walker time, Amoeba and Meltdown attacks (natch) and one semi-celebrity sighting, aka Scott Speedman perusing used rock CDs at Amoeba. All in all, it was grand times.
Here's photographic evidence:
View from wedding
Santa Monica Pier before sunset
Brunch at Millie's Cafe in the amazing Silver Lake 'hood
And this has nothing to do with our trip, but is too awesome to not post. Early bday present from Rick, courtesy of Toothpaste for Dinner. Yay. :D
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