July 11: I was very excited for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
July 13: Adrian and I watched the advanced screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in South Gate. We saw a few people dressed up as witches, like this teacher or chaperone with a group of middle schoolers, despite the heat that afternoon. I loved book 6, but was let down by the movie, especially the changes at the end. Adrian and I talked about all the changes the whole drive home (he had just re-read book 6). Basically, I agree with Sean’s and Camile’s reviews.
July 14: The 31 on this banner caught my eye as I jogged past on my way to the park. I returned later with a camera.
July 15: I’ve been wearing a lot more aqua/turquoise. I figured my fingernails should match.
July 16: One of these days, I’m gonna remember to pack my running shoes and workout clothes so I can run the perimeter at school. It’s just shy of 4 miles, but is quite hilly.
July 17: Oops. No picture.
July 18: The pool party at the Custom Hotel near LAX was the first of four parties that evening. The next party was a potlatch. Party #3 was Descarga at El Cid. The final party was a house party in Cypress Park.
July 19: Dodger Stadium is still one of my happy places, even after an exhausting night out. I joined Oiyan and some other Ed School friends in the top of the 4th (no need to show up on time on a hot summer day). The Dodgers came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Houston Astros 3-4. I think I saw a scene from The Sandlot when the pitcher botched a throw to first base (think Smalls trying to throw the ball and letting it go behind his head so it just falls to the ground).
July 20: Yes, we have murals on the Westside (Venice and Cattaraugus).
July 21: I’ve unofficially declared this my summer of no pants. Actually, I still wear pants, but most days I’m in skirts, shorts or dresses.