Tuesday, February 28, 2006

This new flower bed in our neighborhood is ATOMIC. Posted by Picasa
Yesterday was Peace Corps Day, and a few of us returned Volunteers went to a grade school to talk about our experiences. Veronica came in an African dress. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 26, 2006

My new friend: Danish Cigarette Smoking Girl. "You really go for those old-fashioned dames whose lips reek of cigarettes," says Jennifer. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 23, 2006

This sign declares that LANCASTER AVE. IS THE RODEO DRIVE OF WEST PHILA. Posted by Picasa
A sign from a pest control business in Philadelphia, sent in by my brother Jon. Posted by Picasa
Spring is coming, and all of nature is abloom. Posted by Picasa
I unfortunately got caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic today on Elk Grove Boulevard when school was letting out. But it gave me the chance to appreciate this license plate frame. Posted by Picasa
Hairspray for men --- because the Rancho Murieta Country Club has a whole lotta combovers. Posted by Picasa
Last night I played at the Sheraton with Wendell (yes, that Wendell) and Shelley. Sheer bliss! You may remember that the previous job I did for this client (Sutter Health) involved the client getting into an argument with our drummer over the buffet food. This time was smooth sailing, and we got fed. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Sunset near Silver Lake is becoming more and more interesting. Some of the stores have amazing names (some others: Giant Robot, Come to Mama, Plethoric). Posted by Picasa
My favorite place in LA is the Soap Plant/Wacko/Luz de Jesus store/gallery. Posted by Picasa
This is the poetry club from Manley High in 1938, looking poetic. Posted by Picasa
Rachel and I had a great time looking at Fay's high school yearbook from 1938. Here are some Jewish sports legends. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 19, 2006

We saw at least two different wedding parties posing for pictures in front of the museum, which is a splendid mission-era building. Posted by Picasa
We went to the Bower Museum in Santa Ana which was showing Egyptian artifacts from the British Museum, including lots of mummies. I especially liked the pages from The Book of the Dead. Whoever drew it was quite an artist, because all of the drawings were done very spontaneously in ink with very little preliminary sketching (which you could see in light red). Posted by Picasa
We saw Hot 'n' Throbbing with Rachel's friends Peter and Natasha. The play is by Paula Vogel; she wrote it before she wrote her Pulitzer Prize winner How I Learned to Drive. It has a lot of the same themes but isn't quite as good. But it was a good production and Rachel's costumes were great. Posted by Picasa
This sign is in Rachel's apartment. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Rachel's first professional costume design job, at the Chance Theater in Anaheim. Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 17, 2006

Wind-up toys that look like sushi. Posted by Picasa
This parking structure tells you how many spaces are available on each floor! When I marvelled at this, Rachel said, "You are so Northern California." Posted by Picasa
This is a window display of a UC Irvine graduate student's costumes for Seussical. Rachel made the gloves for the Cat in the Hat. Posted by Picasa
Rachel in the costume shop at UC Irvine. Posted by Picasa
I drank from this half-empty Diet Coke in Rachel's car before I realized that there was trash in it. Three lollipops, in fact. Kind of like very sweet cough syrup. Posted by Picasa
A picture is worth a thousand words... unless those words are written in Play-Doh. Posted by Picasa