Archive for July, 2011

Gone Fishin’

On vacation (watering hole in Wisconsin) until August 12.  I’ll be back with tons more fun for you soon!

Your pal,



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Summer’s For Not Being Perfect

I notice I sent out the last post with a few spelling and grammar errors.  Guess it’s just the laziness of summer settling in.

Be kind to yourself.  Life is better when you’re not perfect.


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“Summer’s here.  I’m for that.  Got my rubber sandals. Got my straw hat.  Drinking cold beer.  Man, I’m glad that I’m here.  It’s my favorite time of the year and I’m glad that it’s here.” – James Taylor

With Carmegeddon hours away, you’ve either left town or you are barricaded inside with a stack from Red Box and a stocked pantry of comfort food.  I’m in the “flee LA” camp and have been for a few weeks.  Lots of time with family and all things summer is supposed to be – watermelon, swimming, sunshine, barefoot and laughter.   Whether you are home or away, I hope your days are filled with your favorite things of summer.

And when you’re ready to venture out, here’s a few things you might want to do:

1)  Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain ($)

Keep your eyes on the screen and the beautifully remastered 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz at the historical Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood (July 29).  Settle in with a big popcorn cuz it’s a double feature – Oz is playing in tandem with the 1986 live action puppet cult favorite Labyrinth + Kristin suggests:  Got a road trip this summer and can’t make the movie?  Take along the 4-cd set The Children’s Museum of LA Presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:  A Centennial Edition.  Richly voiced by Hollywood’s own odd cast of characters including Phyllis Diller, Robert Guillame and Michelle Trachtenberg.   Kristin 411:  Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, the star laden prequel to The Wizard of Oz, starts shooting this month in Michigan with a 2013 release.

2)  Yes, Virginia, There is a Lake in Los Angeles ($$)

LA County Parks & Rec runs one of the best fishing lakes (okay, reservoir) in the region – Castaic Lake.  Only 60 miles from downtown, this giant fishin’ hole holds the World Record Catch of a Largemouth Bass (22lbs. 4oz.).  Granted, it was 1932, but there’s plenty of other fish in the Castaic “sea” and many are closing in on this record + Gear up at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Rancho Cucamonga.  Even if you’re not fishing, you’ve got to go to this store – a theme park for the outdoor enthusiasts.

Not-To-Miss Event:   Sade/John Legend at Staples Center (Aug. 19 – 21).  Sade is “king” and John Legend . . . well, if his name isn’t ringing a bell, let a few of his tracks ring in your ears and you’ll be hooked (Ordinary People, Save Room).  Hot.

Enjoy your Summergeddon and don’t forget to tell ’em “Kristin sent me.”

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Flags Waving

Happy 4th of July!  

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