Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday Snapshot

I know my blog has been completely bereft of real life stories. Those of you who are not readers are painfully bored by my posts. To make up for it, here is a snapshot of what my life is like on weekends in Los Angeles….
On Saturday morning, I worked. Sounds like a sad way to kick off the weekend, but it’s the only Saturday I’ve had to work, and it was to help with the Clippers’ Spirit auditions. This means 170 girls and women (I need both since the age range spanned from freshly graduated teenagers to women in their early 30s) auditioning for a coveted dance team spot. I have never seen anything like the auditions in person – 170 dancers learning a routine in less than 20 minutes and then performing for ten judges. The cuts, the skimpy outfits, the incredible athleticism, the unreal flexibility, and the thrill of being in the same room as a quality DJ for the time in ages made for a great morning.

After I left there, Maria and I were off to go walk Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Notice that I did not say, shop Rodeo Drive. We did walk in and out of a few stores, but when the shoes do not have prices attached and the tag on a bracelet is 2.3 million dollars (no joke) there isn’t much chance of purchasing anything. From Rodeo, we drove up to the Los Feliz area to visit the Griffith Observatory (featured in “Alias” and “Transformers”). I confess that I fell asleep during the planetarium show, but the view of the whole city was breathtaking even in the smoggy haze. Even more beautiful was Griffith Park, which surrounds the Observatory.
My day could have ended with those three outings, but that was just the daytime. Saturday night consisted of Maria, Jake, Josh, and I venturing to Hollywood Forever Cemetery (yes, a real cemetery with the most dramatic looking headstones I have ever seen) to watch an outdoor screening of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” A bit surreal and a bit creepy to watch a black and white movie that included an actor who was actually buried in that cemetery. Overall though, it was one of the coolest things I have done this summer.

There you have it, a day in the weekend life of my LA summer. It definitely is one continual adventure, and I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it! Happy Summer!!


C.J. said...

It's official: in every possible way, your life is just WAY more exciting than mine! :-) YAY!!! I'm glad you're having such a great time--you deserve it!!!

Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

What a cool day!! Wish you could come hang out in KS or I could go there. Love ya

christina clark said...

Sounds awesome, livin' the life! Love you!