Sunday, March 7, 2010 Is Complete! Please Go To New Website!

This may be the last entry on this blogspot blog. I have created a website which now includes all the old and new blog entries. You can find the direct link to the Bursting Through Blog page there as well. I appreciate you reading this entry, and hope you find your way to the new site soon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One Big Gift

Guess what showed up at my front door today? A gift to myself for my new home. After 4 months of being on backorder, the Panasonic TC-P65V10 television finally came in. I almost feel too spoiled, but it's definitely nice, even for someone who barely watches television.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

21 Hours in Vegas

Arrive at Las Vegas - 10:15 PM
Dinner at Monagabi at Paris - 1.5 Hours
Sleep at Bally's Hotel - 8 Hours
Walk through KID Show at Ballys - 4 Hours
Lunch at World Buffet restaurant in Rio - 2 Hours
Walk through Magic Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center - 2 Hours
Walk through PROJECT and SLATE show at Mandalay Bay - 1.5 Hours
Gamble at slot machines - 2 Hours
Drive back to Hacienda Heights, stop by Arby's for dinner, and it's home sweet home

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gettin' to the Getty

Valentine's Day was completely unplanned, but worked out well. Though it was a 45 minute stop and go from the freeway to the parking lot entrance, The Getty center was just a beautiful place on this sunny day in California. Using the 2 cameras, we tried to record the atmosphere as best we could. It felt warm and comfortable just to exist in that space. I don't often get that feeling in Los Angeles.

In front of the Restaurant, where we ate a late brunch. I love the lines and patterns in the architecture.
From Getty Center

Fun looking tree with nice little hangings. It made an interesting silhouette.
From Getty Center

I love these trees by the garden! Wish I could have them in my own backyard.
From Getty Center

This very young couple, perhaps only in high school, offered to take this for us. They were very dressed up compared to us.
From Getty Center

I was trying to get the sunlight glow in the children's hair.
From Getty Center

Bee's - fun to look at, but scary to get so close to.
From Getty Center

It's always fun to see which direction your home is in this vast land of Los Angeles.
From Getty Center

Doesn't this image remind you of the Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte painted by Georges-Pierre Seurat with all the folks laying on the grass?
From Getty Center

We got to see the sunset, with helicopters heading deep into the horizon.
From Getty Center

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Hike

What a fantastic and fun hike. The wildlife, plants, birds of prey, and the view of Los Angeles made this one so much more enjoyable. We got some great photos from Gary's Leica D-Lux 4, and I'm hoping to go on more hikes soon!

Took a while to get this shot right, but I like the composition.
From Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Hike

This red tail hawk just loved posing for us.
From Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Hike

I really love this shot. The lighting, the tree, and the model.
From Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Hike

If I Can Make it Here, I Can Make it Anywhere, That's What They Say

"If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say". This is part of the lyrics from Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind, Part II", which I was listening to while trying to run my 5 miles today. Of course, my left knee gave in around 3.5 miles and I had to walk and jog the rest of the way. It's sad what one marathon can do to you. I may have to take swimming lessons soon. Anyhow, I never stopped to listen to the lyrics before, and finally had the chance to today. It really shines a uplifting light to the city of New York, but to me it's simply inspirational, no matter where you are from.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Old Lady Celebration

This year's birthday I got 2 delicious dinners. Quiet by very nice and relaxing, just the way an old lady like me should be celebrating it.

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