Archive for June, 2011
After a rough day learning the law of Wills, I decided to go to dinner with some friends and then take more pictures at the Santa Monica Bluffs. It should be clear this is my new favorite activity, although riding my bike on the beach is a very close second. Anyway, I recently bought a tripod and shutter release, and I was anxious to try them out. I don’t have the best lens for extended exposures, but it’s still a lot of fun.
After taking random shots of Malibu and the ocean, I saw two people playing with a glow-in-the-dark frisbee, and that captured my attention for about 20 minutes. Here are a few pictures — more can be found on Flickr:
Today was filled with a surplus of fun and a shortage of Barbri. My plan to catch up with Contracts and Torts over the last two days has been much less successful than I hoped. I did get to hang out in Venice for most of the day, see two friends, set up my new rug (which doesn’t smell like dogs, unlike the last one), and buy a new bike. Said bike can be seen below. It’s not the most beautiful thing, but it runs well and only cost me $50. What used to be a seven minute walk to the Santa Monica Bluffs is now less than a two minute bike ride! Also, I was finally able to find a home for one of the Murder Burger stickers that Joe and I got in New Zealand last summer.
Finally got all of my stuff in today. It took me 14 hours, but I’m finished — with the exception of a few wall hangings.
Well, I also need to get a plain bed frame, and sell this old one. As it stands, my bed is about three and a half feet high. But there’s enough storage underneath to free up valuable shelf space.
Here are some very yellow pictures. Now everyone come visit!!
Today was filled with lots of art, architecture, and walking around Los Angeles. I’ve added some pictures to my Flickr.
After a quick visit to Frank Gehry’s house in Santa Monica and lunch at Tito’s tacos, we visited the Watts Towers, the crazy/cool towers built and occupied by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia.
Afterwards, we went to the incredible Art in the Streets exhibit at MOCA and saw work by Space Invader, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Spike Jonze and many more.
The tour of LA continued with the Bradbury building (from Blade Runner and other films), my first ride on Angel’s Flight, random walking around downtown, and a second visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis house.
I think the last shot was my favorite of the day, a reflection of LA City Hall off of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Hopefully I’ll be back with more tomorrow or Monday!