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October 1, 2010

Okay, okay, I know I’m creeping back in here with my tail between my legs, but this time I have a really good excuse for the month of blog silence.  I swear.  See, first I had to go to Hawaii.  (Which is a story all by itself, but let me just tell you, that is not the place to rent a car.  Also I am spoiled for LA beaches forever.)  And then when I came back I had to spend several weeks frantically apartment-hunting and furniture-purchasing.  And now I am in the midst of a crosstown move, and this is what my kitchen looks like:

So you see life has been rather busier than normal.

I promise to be better once I am ensconced in the new apartment.  I’m excited about having a fresh neighborhood to explore.  But in the meantime, while I am wrangling boxes and attempting not to mummify myself with the packing tape, here are some happenings around town to tide you over:

– Tuesday was the hottest day ever in Los Angeles.  As in, the hottest day since they started keeping track in 1877.  (It figures.  After a summer of scarf-wearing and coastal fog, I decide to move away from the beach, and then all of a sudden the place practically combusts.)

– Wednesday, only marginally cooler, was bursting with warm thunderstorms — a phenomenon that happens around here exactly never.  Check out this fantastic photo of the weather.

– This made me bitter.  New York has somehow laid claim to all of the brilliant, fascinating women, and we’re left with — God help us — Paris Hilton.  Then again, New York Magazine created the list.  Leaves me wondering what a roundup of the top 20 west coast socialites would look like.

– Speaking of socialites (again, if the term can be applied), La Lohan is on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair.  Her photo shoot was done on the Sovereign — which, per VF, was built in 1961 for Judy Garland — off the coast of Marina del Rey.  Sometimes it strikes me funny when I see pictures of stars doing things like this around town, because my reality is so divorced from theirs that I might as well live in a different city.  Marina del Rey is where I go jogging in faded Soffe shorts.

– Last weekend brought us the first-ever Beverly Hills Tea Party rally.  As Lopez says, “You have to admit there’s something delicious about the sound of the words ‘Beverly Hills Tea Party.'”

And with that I am back to the packing tape, but I will check in when next I have a functional internet connection.  Happy weekend!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2010 5:13 pm

    You have finally returned. My pleading has worked. All is right again with the world.

  2. October 4, 2010 9:56 pm

    I didn’t know that about the VF Lohan shoot. I just bought that magazine because I thought those photos of her were amazing. Quite the nautical fashion inspiration! Leave it to you to teach me something about the ship that the photos were taken on 😉

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