I wonder what kind of feminine products are square like this?



Today I did a hike with a co-worker and her son.

It was awesome, I really enjoyed hiking with them. Even got 3 yaya shots.

After the hike I met up to lunch at a vegetarian restaurant, which we found out has a location in our neighborhood, I picked up the new hiking boots and day pack from REI, and I am once again ready to put in some long miles.

Then I came home and Forésta helped we finish working on the front yard. Over the past 4 days there were three large trash bags and a trash bin filled with dead vegetation. And it was all racked up, and pulled by hand. No power tools, no noise, no gas or electric used.

Our front yard is coming along nicely, with succulents, and cactus I planted.

Perfect day off!


back at it

Finally back to hiking. And the kick-off hike was 12 miles through part of the Santa Isabelle Preserve.

A bit of a long hike, but I did it, and on my back to better fitness.


young for my age

This weekend I randomly got this

"Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneaker, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses."

I would say I fit this profile except for a few things.
I am well over 50, wear regular clothing, loose fitting jeans, and prefer vegan Birkenstocks. As for the glasses, I always wanted to wear them, time has granted this, but they are not the now fashionable square geek rims, maybe next year!

I could hear one of the kids, around when I randomly got this card saying, "she got Hipster!"

Sometimes it really is fun being old.


TGTN 2012 Saturday

On Friday I parked my car and thought, this car will not move for the entire weekend, and it was a relief.

Saturday was my first opportunity to check out any of the events at this year's There Goes The Neighborhood. I walked from my place in North Park to South Park to catch the second Trolley Tour, taking many pictures of yaya.

We went up 30th to University Ave, over 805, over 15, circling around the the park spanning i15.

Then we headed down Euclid to City Farmers and wondered this wonderful nursery.

I walked home from the tour, had a chance to catch up with Michele, then it was off to a reception for the work of Shane Anderson at Agitprop.

Photograph by Shane Anderson

We then walked over to Art Produce, stopping on the way to see a projection by Glen Wilson, which was originally projected as part of inSight '97. While watching the projection, which were little snippets of North Park, I realized North Park has been part of my life for 23 years.

I made my way over to Art Produce for Critical Postcards, short Skype conversations with:
Roger Peet of JustSeeds
Sara Daleiden with the Los Angeles Urban Rangers
Yesica A. Guerra, director of Gronicas de Heroes/Hero Reports

These conversations where great, making me wonder, and think. Looking forward to TGTN today!