Moments of the Week – #28

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Now onto the rest of the show… :)

 

A bunch of awesome moments from this week!

(have some of your own? send in a photo + caption to be featured in a future edition of MOW! :)

 

From two events in Glendale to Thanksgiving in Woodland Hills to meals around Hollywood—here we go!

 

I attended the season opening concert of the Glendale Youth Orchestra at the Alex Theatre, conducted by my good friend (and beach yoga teacher) Brad! I’ve seen this group before and it’s always stellar—I also love how they all stand to perform: better body/breath connection (love the music/yoga integration)! Truly wonderful to see a friend who undeniably excels in two different (yet somewhat related) arenas of yoga and music!

 

Caught the Orange Line bus out to Woodland Hills for Thanksgiving—it’s a dedicated bus lane that cuts across the Valley and it was such an easy ride out there!

 

 I borrowed a shirt from my host Andrew for the holiday. Along with my convertible pants (shorts in seconds!) daypack, and beat-up sneakers, I like to call this look “nomad chic.” :)

 

 Ah, the ceremonial prize of the day…

 

 And yet, I decided to just fill up on everything else: mashed sweet potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts/beets/onions/carrots, cranberry sauce (the real stuff!), and stuffing. Still came out satisfied, and even room for two (small) pieces of homemade pie! :)

 

 After dinner, we turned on the music—here’s Mel and Robert doing their Gangnam Style! :)

 

 Back to the Alex Theatre for the post-Thanksgiving Saturday 15th Annual Three Stooges Festival! This is actually my 4th time here (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012), and my good friend Ken has always joined—in fact, he was the one who introduced me to this event! The theme this year was “location” and it was awesome to see where the Stooges filmed around LA! (I’ve been a Stooges fan since a kid, watching many marathons on New Year’s Eve back in Massachusetts!)

 

 It was a gorgeous afternoon in Glendale after the Stooges: look at how clear those mountains are (and yes, those are houses about halfway up!).

 

 Popped into the Hollywood Farmer’s Kitchen for lunch—they use as many local ingredients as possible, many from the Hollywood Farmer’s Market that happens every Sunday right outside their door! Here’s the fresh garden salad and a cup of the Celery Root and Apple Soup—awesome!! :)

 

Ok, not that “eventful,” but this is one of the coolest moments of the week—I saw a picture my buddy Mike posted on Facebook (can’t find it now!) where he was in a field of giant sunflowers, and only the yellow petals had color (way cool!). I quickly discovered that my own camera could do this same thing (it’s a setting called Color Accent)! I was at a Groundworks Coffee doing some video editing when I realized all this; quickly looking around for a large swath of one color, I could only find my jacket! Not the most *exciting* show, but totally fun!! :)

Ah, dinner at Whole Foods in West Hollywood! Sadly, I noticed that the price of the salad bars had gone up (um, $8.49/lb.—really??) but luckily I was there on Wednesday, when everything was only $5.99/lb. (I know I’m ridiculously lucky to live in a country where I can have these kinds of “problems” so enough with that!) Got some beets with ginger, a wheatberry salad with pecans and cranberries, and some a handful of other veggies. The beets were the best!

 

See ya next week from somewhere else in the world!

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Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.

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