Good gracious how wonderful are long weekends? Such a lovely concept after working on ships.
Saturday I packed a picnic and headed to meet up with friends for a very LA evening at Hollywood Forever cemetery. We drank sangria and watched the 1954 romantic comedy Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. A personal note for those that haven't seen it...do. And skip the 1995 Harrison Ford version.
It's funny. I grew up in Southern California, and I've lived here most of my life, but I still feel like a tourist when I go to LA. There's a lot I'd still like to explore, and I'm definitely going to go to another movie at Hollywood Forever.
Sunday was a most wonderfully uneventful day. I'd originally planned on heading to the beach, but I just couldn't seem to get my act together and get going, so instead I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one....and two, and stayed in my jammies most of the day.
Monday morning and early afternoon was spent running a few errands. The sun was out and shining, so I stopped for an iced chai on the way home, changed into my bikini, put on a liberal coat of sunscreen, and headed outside to our lovely (and blessedly quiet...the neighbors must have taken their dogs away for the weekend) front yard to laze in the sun. I filled up a few pages in my journal, and started rereading The Great Gatsby. It seemed only too appropriate the the daisies in our front yard are going nuts, so I gathered up a few and stuck 'em in a jar.
Joey (I know I know, you go by Joe now. I'm a creature of habit) was in high school marching band with me, and he's now a senior at CSUN, bound for greatness in the big bad musical world. His senior recital is coming up on May 12, and we took some portraits for him to use in the publicity and for his website. We met up at the Valley Performing Arts Center, which has a pretty stunning array of textures and backdrops for portraits. Joey's friend Jason tagged along, and we did a few quick shots of him too.