Happy Dodgers fans.
August 11: I attended my first classical concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Mom and Danny. Nicholas McGegan — who reminded me of Mr. Adams, my high school band teacher — conducted three Mozart pieces: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Piano Concerto No. 23 (with Louis Lortie playing piano); and Symphony No. 40.
Right before the show, my mom asked me, “how many times have you been here?”
I replied, “this year?”
August 12: Currently reading Mark Abley’s The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English. Abley contacted me in 2005 because he wanted to speak to a blogger about Spanglish. I was happy to sit down with him. I’m quoted in the chapter on Spanglish.
August 13: I’ve never been to this car wash on Pico and Beverly Glen. I pass it on my way to work (if I drive) and on my runs around the park/golf course. I like the old school sign.
August 14: Last week when I mentioned Pink’s Oiyan volunteered to make a trip. We set a date for an early lunch to avoid the long lines. Adrian also showed up as we were finishing our chili dogs and fries (he helped with the fries). I doubt I’ll return. That chili dog did not sit well with me. Adrian says it’s because I’m weak-stomached woman
August 15: I went to a friend’s birthday BBQ in Echo Park. Her mom made yummy mojitos. I had a few. I was happy and in the mood for Zap Mama at California Plaza, Descarga (with Buyepongo) at El Cid, and then the after party (where I lasted all of half an hour before crashing).
August 16: I didn’t attend the Nisei Week festival in Little Tokyo. Instead, I was in the area for karaoke, but got sidetracked briefly to check out the parade floats and participants lining up at Central and 3rd.
August 17: Sometimes you got to buy yourself flowers.
August 18: Will vs. Cuban sandwich. I’m also pretty sure that the BlackBerry was in hand 90% of the time during his visit to LA.
August 19: Will, Kianga, Alfred and I had drinks at Father’s Office in Santa Monica.
August 20: Russell Martin hit a grand slam. The whole stadium went wild — except for the scattered Cubs fans like Will and Esperanza — especially this kid and his brother. They were both wearing the Martin jersey and were really excited during the whole game. Dodgers won 7-2. I was happy, mainly because I didn’t have to eat my words after talking trash about the Cubs all day.
4 thoughts on “August in photos, part 2”
I see that car wash every day too. One of these days, I’m gonna run into you during your runs around. We should just plan it!
yo, those chili dogs looked treacherous from the get-go.
love those dodger pics…