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Daily Life 2018
Aloha HAWAII Mahalo!
Ca-Li-FOR-ni-A! (It's a Nation State)
Mexico and the Caribbean Islands
Daily Life 2017
USA - the WEST
Entertaining Sites Around LOS ANGELES
USA - the EAST
Central and South America
Daily Life 2015
Amazing INDIA
Daily Life 2016
Daily Life 2014
Daily Life 2013
Daily Life 2012
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Daily Life 2001-2003 (in my Gray People phase)
Gran'ma's photos
neither here nor there

'18 July
Oh beautiful for spacious skys...
'18 June
Birthday Season - Out and About.
'18 May
The Garage is my hope for this it has been for many other months...but maybe this time.
Here's the whole month of May in Kauai...

...except for the few days in Oahu.
'18 March
Home for a couple of weeks between trips.
'18 February
Hola! I'm leaving mid-month for (click for the story...)
Three fabulous weeks in Puebla, Mexico!
'18 January
'18 June-Wood

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July 14

What a festive outing at The Sushi Joint in Glendale: Frankie, Joanne, Ronald, Steven, Celina, Paul, David.

July 13

Darryl was able to get away for a quick lunch, lucky me. We met at Blue Plate Taco where the food was good but not particularly tasty. We'll try a different place next time.

Looking up from my seat...

...all one paint colored by the lights.

This is the first time I've turned off the fans in a week. It got so quiet.

July 12

Nancy and Sharon and I enjoyed lunch in Westwood and a stroll through the Hammer Museum.

The whole place was devoted to Made in LA, 2018. Yikes there was a lot of off-the-wall works, literally. The other half of these sunglasses was an installation on the floor inside the building.

I saw this installation from across the room and thought that the artist was imagining what it would be like to live in a circuit board. But no.

"For Made in L.A. 2018, Nikita Gale constructed a sprawling installation that considers protest and the history of rock and roll as a sonic foundation. She considers how these two generative constructs build upon each other and how a musical score can assist in galvanizing a collective body of action. ... Gale combines components and materials that, when commonly configured, are used to amplify and muffle sound."

Generative Constructs. Museum Speak, gotta love it.

"For Made in L.A. 2018, EJ Hill explores performance as a form of meditation, a life-affirming action, and a revisiting of the past. For Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria, he visited six of the seven schools he has attended in Los Angeles—from Marie Fegan Preschool to El Camino College—and ran around each of them, charting a course along the streets that circumscribe each campus. Hill describes these runs as “victory laps,” and each is an act of reinserting his body into places where he never felt fully accepted yet were foundational to his development...

"Resembling a school field with running track, the installation includes photographs made with collaborator Texas Isaiah documenting the runs and several sculptures related to competition and recognition. For the duration of the exhibition, for every hour the museum is open to the public (six days a week for three months), Hill is standing on his sculpture titled Altar (for victors past, present, and future)... The endurance and commitment required for the runs and Hill’s ongoing performance are ultimately acts of incredible resilience, affirming our aspirations of becoming our most genuine and exquisite selves."


The stairs at the Hammer. If you google Hammer Museum and look at images you'll see so many full-wall paintings on these stairs and they are Wonderful.

This wall is painted one color and it's the shapes that make shadows. Pretty cool.

July 11

Team Hartley!

Cindi on the left has been around for many years helping Lona with everything that needs doing in the office and pitching in with Hartley too. Now that Hartley can use more help Evelyn is on board all day five days a week just to focus on his needs. The other two days Titi is there.

Lona and Hartley are on their own for the evenings and so far so good although sometimes Lona isn't getting enough sleep so everyone is watching out for when Team Hartley might need to add another member.
I've been taking that little round pill since January 2014 when the Ears-Nose-Throat doctor diagnosed my chronic and debilitating snot attacks as an Eustachian tube issue and I haven't had an attack since.

Then Lona gave me that pink one which is supposed to make old ladies feel stronger and then Angela gave me the capsule that is supposed to make my head grow more hairs.

I don't need a pill-minder yet though since I take all three every morning and that's that.

The rug through the table and my toes got in there so it's kinda cute.

July 10

Lilly's Annie Camp...more to come on the Annie front for sure.

July 9

When Maxine makes a party Maxine Makes a Party!

July 8

The last couple of days have been nothing but OMG I AM HOT...then Tango with Ken. Just a couple quick snaps before class started. Everyone is so dang NICE!

I did (Loudly!) blurt out a bad word having to do with poo, because two or three times every class each couple has to go into the middle of the circle and do the new steps for the whole class I messed up BAD. Now I want to apologize to everyone! Sorry! Which I did at the time but you know...

July 6

This was a four thing day. Windy came over in the morning and we worked on our long weekend vacation get-away in Austin. It's gonna be great! She left around 10:15 and it was so hot already I even closed the blinds.

Sharon and I were going to have a walk but it was so so too hot so I went over and enjoyed her air conditioning and ate the yummy brunch she prepared.

Then I went to Rose Gallery to meet up with Jo Ann who was giving me one of her pictures (I'll take its picture when it's up) and it was lively over there at Rose today.

Then Carl and Lynn and I had the Happy Hour feast at Ingo's. These pictures are from their recent trip to Italy.

Now I am home, it's midnight, and I'm stewing in a puddle of my own sweat, and I have several more days of this Heat Wave to live through. YIKES!
July 3

We like to take a few minutes at Pullman Park for some swing time...
...and to take Pictures!

Then we made a Flag Cake for tomorrow. Good job girls! Everyone participated in the cake and the frosting and then Lilly=Stars, Kaitlin=Stripes, and the whole thing is vegan so Angela can enjoy it too.

July 2

Kathleen, hey, we walked down to Ingo's for an early Happy Hour dinner...

and it's cool in there.

(internet pic)

July 1

I went by Marsha and Tom's to admire the new paint job (which looks FABulous), eat a massively delicious Sunday Brunch with mimosas and everything, then go shopping because a home that is entirely freshly painted needs so many freshly acquired accoutrements.

Then it was Tango night with Ken followed by dinner at a place in Burbank with this mural on the escalator wall.

Here's a picture at Ocean Seafood on June 30, having a Dim Sum meal with Steven, Celina, Gideon, and Ronald. Thanks guys for coming out, and for standing for this picture!

We had enough people to order so many things, my favorite.
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