Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art today. Another snap is here on my other blog.
The thing about the endless "decisive moment" talk is that we really should be asking "why not a different walker? That's a fine moment for that one, but ... does it matter? Would it be any different with someone else?"
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Storage: anything could be in those damn bins of stuff. To get to the family photographs (glad I found those) you might have to wade through thousands of CDs and DVDs. Above: snapshot from yesterday's grand clearing out.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
To me, it's really disappointing when I have a film in a film festival and I don't get to attend. I really really want to go.
It's good to want things. (I still don't get to go.)
Our short documentary Hoop Springs Eternal will be screening Sunday, September 26th at 1 p.m. at the Coney Island Film Festival. The film shows in Program 12 with a number of fun films. You can buy advance tickets for just $6.
On the bright side: watch this space, as I'll be announcing an upcoming Los Angeles screening of another one of our docs.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
The toughest adjustment for me since moving back to Los Angeles, foodwise, has been accepting that there's great food in minimalls.
I grew up as LA turned into a sea of minimalls, and I'm inherently opposed to them. I associate them with uncomfortable chairs, eating while staring at the parking lot and a busy street, and bored employees waiting at a cash register.
All those things are present at My Vegan in Pasadena. The food is so good, however, that it's worth it.
No ambiance. We sat within ten feet of our car, and our view was terrible. The sate with peanut sauce, however, was fantastic. My recommendation: try the "Supreme Fried Rice" as a sort of sampler of their treats, and add a Thai Arnold Palmer.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I grew up in Southern California. The strange thing is that, since returning, 100 degrees fahrenheit doesn't seem as hot as I remember, but I also don't remember having to put so much effort into avoiding the sun or sunburn. Midday, the sun just seems ... blazing and unfiltered.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
New York was a great city for food. Anything, anytime. Southern California requires a little more inside knowledge to do well. My best baked-goods snacking tip: go to a panaderia. Grab anything that looks like a jelly roll, and anything shaped like a shell. Inexpensive, fresh, tasty.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
One thing I've noticed about this part of Southern California is that there are no children outside. They are all indoors, playing video games. So I thought I'd give it a try.
Did I lose to a four-year-old?
No, of course not, I won 199 to something. Oh, you mean the first game? Wasn't that a warmup? It wasn't?
On the bright side, I did win at arm wrestling and the bookmakers currently have me as a 3:2 favorite for our upcoming boxing match.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Why yes, he is a wizard mistakenly turned into a dog. And yes, he does have questionable taste in wands. But look at it this way: at least he's not the dog cowering under the table.
Before you begin to think that all I've done here in Southern California is make friends with dogs, today I was able to get my editing computer going and get back to editing a short documentary I shot earlier in the year.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Attended a funeral on Friday. The end of the day was spent at The Mission Inn, an old haunt very familiar from my Riverside days. Saw the Centennial Steinway and the portrait of Nixon, then sat in the Taft chair.