May 31, 2017
There’s gold in them thar hills! Well, there used to be. And miners used this tunnel to dig it out of the San Gabriel Mountains.
My long Memorial Day weekend began with a fantastic hike to this gold mine, known as the Dawn Mine, in the mountains north of Altadena, California. I went with two friends, Mark and Brian, and it ended up being a half-day adventure! Read the rest of this entry »
May 30, 2017
Here’s a great pic of me and my two friends Tavi and Jonathan, hanging out in the Mojave Desert:
If it looks like we’re in the middle of nowhere, well… we are. But there’s so much more to the story than that! There’s standing on the site of what could have been a great American city. But things didn’t turn out quite as planned… and what’s there now has to be seen to be believed. Read the rest of this entry »
May 25, 2017
I’m a poet’s muse! I did an art swap with my friend Josh Lefkowitz from college. He’s an accomplished, award-winning, published poet, and I draw mazes (that win awards in my own head). So we did a trade. He wrote a poem for me, and I drew a maze for him.
The poem is incredible. This isn’t some nursery rhyme or greeting card pablum, it’s, like, literature. Wanna read it? Read the rest of this entry »
May 24, 2017
I can’t believe it took me 15 years of living in Los Angeles before I checked out Ferndell. Shameful! Ferndell is a lovely 1/2-mile trail in Griffith Park that follows a meandering stream through a lush and green forest that seems downright out-of-place in a desert city like Los Angeles.
I’ve known that Ferndell was there. I even knew where it was. The trailhead is off a major street, Los Feliz Boulevard, that I’ve Read the rest of this entry »
May 23, 2017
There are professional photographers at many of the stair races I do. And I got my hands on the pictures from my most recent race, in San Francisco!
There are often photographers at the starting line or finish line, but my favorite is when they’re Read the rest of this entry »
May 18, 2017
I got some new goodies from Nuzest! (Read to the end for details on how to use my coupon code for big savings!)
I received more Clean Lean Protein, and two of their newest products: Quick Vita Kick, and a Good Green Snack bar. The Good Green Snack bar is their first Read the rest of this entry »
May 16, 2017
What a fun couple days! On Sunday, I took a salsa dancing class from the legendary Debbie Allen. It was a blast!
Debbie Allen starred on the ’80s hit show Fame, and is currently on Grey’s Anatomy, playing Read the rest of this entry »
May 15, 2017
I have a memory from my childhood of sitting at my grandparents’ kitchen table in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and eating a ham salad sandwich for lunch. Here’s me and my grandparents, Dorothy and Dean, from 1981, when I was 2 years old:
I was older when I ate that ham salad sandwich that I so vividly remember, but that’s the woman that made it. My grandma Dorothy used to make Read the rest of this entry »
May 11, 2017
I never thought the day would come where I’d be a Costco member, but that day is here. And I have a creepy serial killer photo in the corner of my membership card to prove it!
Check out this creepster!
I’ve resisted Costco for years and years, mostly because I’m Read the rest of this entry »
May 9, 2017
Anyone have any idea what these are?
I was stumped. Clearly pods of some kind, a little bit fuzzy, a little rounder and fuller than soybeans. It took me a moment to even find the sign, before I realized Read the rest of this entry »