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Ny in LA



I'm very busy having fun in LA. Hee. Actually I haven't yet left Venice, actually that is a lie, i have walked to Santa Monica three times, so i guess I have left Venice. But whatever. I'm an ocean whore...what can I say.

Tomorrow we switch hotels, and will no longer be oceanside, *sniffle*, so i'm indulging while i can. I don't want to adjust to the time difference too much, cause then i'll be all fucked up when i get home, so today i got up at 5:30am LA time and hit the beach. That's a lie, first i found a coffee shop, got a soy latte, and then i hit the beach :D it's jeans and long sleeved shirt weather, but that didn't stop me from wearing flip-flops. *shows flist my filthy-feet*

I have to say something, why must everyone dress so drably?? I feel so out of place, not just here but in wisconsin, in botson, in california...Everyone else on the planet seems to dress in dreary tones, except for me. today i had on a bright pink shirt, and my sweater-coat that is every color of the rainbow in little tiny flecks...to say i stand out would be an understatement. tomorrow i shall be wearing aqua and the same sweater (it's very handy to pack, it matches everything), i am sure i will stand out again.

is there anywhere on the planet where people dress colorfully? I have a dream, someday I will find that place, and i will know i am home.

:D

Unsurprisingly, I've had some qaf related moments...the person at the hotel desk was named justin, and when he gave me directions, he sent me down kinney avenue (or street, can't remember, maybe it was blvd, i was distracted by the kinney) *snickers*

a seller on the boardwalk had a VHS, yes, VHS, copy of QAF Season One for sale, and it was signed by the cast...or at least according to him it was. I did not buy it. Because i love Brian and Justin and Mikey and Em and Ted and Debbie and Daphne and Mel and Linds and Jennifer and Ben and you get the idea...i wish the actors much good luck in life, and adore them for giving life to my beloved characters, but um, i don't need their signatures :D

and walking down the boardwalk, i heard 3 different qaf songs, it made me quite happy. :D of course i also heard a lot of guns n roses and many a bad bad 80's bands, that made me less happy, wtf people? of course, it says something about me that in the cacophony of sounds, i pick out either qaf or bad 80's stuff.

tomorrow it's museum day and game day...YAY. Saturday is shopping day...my mom is making me. She's all, "WTF Ny?? You were all onboard with teh shopping before we left!" But that was before I was seduced by the sparkling sea.

ok, i know you all probably give a flying fuck about this, and i need to shower and clean my filthy feet before climbing into my snuggly huge bed. *blows kisses to flist*

ps...Mom's celebrity count is only at 1, so wish us luck for tomorrow (which should be good since we'll be at the laker's game)...whatever makes mom happy *rolls eyes* i wonder if there is anyone i'd be excited to see *ponders* yes, joss whedon, i'm such a giant nerd, but I would seriously go fangirly over joss whedon. i'm pretty damn certain he won't be at the laker's game though...maybe I should go stalk the picket lines. omg!! i could see jane espenson too or tim minear!! ok, so there are 3 people i'd go fangirly over. yeah, stalking the writers might be a bad idea.

pps...best thing about being in california? fucking vegetarian options everywhere we go :D and I don't mean salads! OMG, best spicy veggie burger with avocado yesterday for dinner, and omg cheese and onion enchiladas with fresh guacamole (with cilantro, Yummmmm) to kill for (although it was at this all natural joint where i ordered a cola that cost me $3 and didn't even have caffeine in it! wtf people?!?)

ppps...i went in a croc store today, because i'm not already brightly colored enough, and thought of Xie and Justin. It was an odd moment. I generally prefer to think of Brian when I am thinking of Justin. At least it didn't make me think of Brian and Carl, thank god for small favors. Justin totally wears crocs btw.

OH OH OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost forgot. You know what I did not have today?????? Any spotting! Dude, it's been 67 days, I soooo deserve to be excited about that!

Comments

Jan. 11th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Abbot Kinney Blvd? (I am more of a Santa Monica than Venice person though.)

Yes, the westside of the LA area (and CA in general) is pretty good about vegetarion options. On the other hand prices can be a bit absurd near the beach.
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
the beach is better in santa monica...thus my walking there three times :D however, my very lovely hotel with the fabulous staff and comfy bed and view of the ocean is in venice :D

the vegetarian selection here compared to in wisconsin...there is no comparison, lol.

that might have been the blvd. :D i tend to fall into the habit of not paying attention when i have my parents around to take care of the details

sorry for all the :D vacation makes me happy :D
Jan. 11th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
i was distracted by the kinney

That happens to me all the time! ;-)

Yay, yay, yay for no spotting!!!!

I love California...I've been all of two times in my life...my husband goes every year to Aneheim on business and I've gone with him twice. One year we did a bunch of touristy stuff and another year I went to meet two online friends and *WE* did all kinds of stuff while he worked.

He's going next week...wish I was too.
Jan. 11th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Yay, yay, yay for no spotting!!!!

I know, right? If it doesn't happen again for 5 more days we are having a party! :D

if Brian hadn't been such a knob, i would have a brian in LA pic to use. :(
Jan. 11th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
i'm sorry you can't go with on the trip :(

this is my 3rd trip to LA, and my i don't know how many trips to CA...I grew up traveling a lot. :D which is probably why, even as an adult, i more than less enjoy traveling wiht my parents :D
Jan. 11th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
*is very jealous of your beach walks*

I wish I knew what you look like so I could try to spot you at the game when they show it on TV! I'll just look for the girl wearing the bright clothes in the midst of all the blah and assume that's you :)
Jan. 11th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
:O *headdesk*

yes, yes I will be wearing bright clothes, because you just reminded me I forgot to bring my lakers shirt :(

but, um, we have nosebleed seats, so i'm sure we won't be on tv...they will be too busy showing shots of jack, lol.

someday i'll be brave and post a picture of myself, but i'm quite hideous, so i'm not a big fan of pics of myself.
Jan. 11th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
pffffttt I'm sure you're not hideous! I got drunk and finally posted a picture of myself *facepalm* In the end, not nearly as traumatic as I was expecting.
Jan. 11th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
yes, because you are not hideous at all. lol. it would be traumatic for me. :P

maybe next time i get drunk, lol.
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Okay, why can't I copy and paste from you entry *shakes head in frustration*

I'm with you on the color thing. I have all different colors of suits including a yellow pinstripe, a light powder blue, and a lavender pair of slacks that I have a multi-colored blazer to match it (light greens, blues, purples and yellow) - hmmm, that sounds ugly but so isn't. lol

AND yes, I agree with your statement about the tapes. ;)

I'm so glad you're having fun but I miss you like mad!
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yay for having fun! :D I'm jealous that you get to wear flip-flops, but I'm so very happy that there's been no spotting for you today!!! *crosses fingers that this contines*

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

~Ellen
Jan. 11th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, YAY for your long beach walks *plans on a long beach walk with Ny*

*giggles at your dirty feet and thinks of your dirty footed Justin icon*

I wear quite a bit of color. Lots of reds, pinks, wines, greens (inlcuding neon green wich totally rocks on me) browns and very little black. I wish I could wear yellows and peaches, but they look weird on me. I have blues and yellows on today. They look like crap on me..but i like them so there. I even have a yellow head band on holding back my hair...again, not my most attractive look.

I love all of the vegetarian options here in Portland. We have everyting from veggie street vendors to gourmet vegetarian resturants. Out here even at Red Robin no one blinks if you want vegetarian replacements and they better be tasty too.

*blows you kisses*

I hope your day today is most excellent and you continue to be spottage free!!!



Jan. 11th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
yes, i almost used my dirty!feet justin icon. i will use it now because they are very dirty! right now. we just got to our new hotel via a stop at some beaches around malibu.

see...this is why my long term goal is to move to portland. well, actually it is to move to oregon or washington, i'm not terribly picky. i will go where the job or grad school prospects dictate, which means more likely corvallis/newport, but still, portland is close :D but alas, that plan is about 3-4 years from now. so i will just have to dream.

i'm glad you are colorful, i hate dreary clothes people. i do own black, pants and tops, but I only wear them if i have something bright on the other half of my body. like my black blouse with my bright red pants. i like that ensemble :D i can't wear yellow either, it makes me look orange cause of my bright red cheeks.

ok...enough rambling, lol...what can i say, i've been surrounded by my parents for like 48 hours or something.

*blows you extra kisses back*

psst...still no spotting!!! wooohooo...maybe i just needed a vacation
Jan. 11th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
YAY YOU! You should move to CA, or you know, somewhere people wear colors. (i don't know where that is)

Jan. 12th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
NY,
Suck up that ocean and the air that is so unique to salt water!

Have a blast. And party hard because of the lack of spotting. You sure as hell deserve.

Oh, and have a great time!