On Sunday the 10th we had another couple we met in grad school over to our condo. We’d seen them last maybe a year and a half ago, when they were expecting. Now they brought their 1 year old daughter over for lunch. She was enamored for a short while with our “pet” squirrel. Sam made brownies and this squirrel (like most mammals) has a hankering for chocolate.
A new dish that Sam made for the lunch was this steak strip with blue cheese dressing.
The next day on my way home from work a kid driving his parents car (this is my assumption based on his insurance card, type of car and his age) turned into the back of my car as I was trying to get on the 118. I used to go super nuts and make a big fuss (on this blog anyway) whenever anything happened to my car. Now that the car is nearly ten years old and falling apart, things like this are just another annoyance I have to deal with.
On Tuesday I had to pee in a cup for the first time (that I remember) in my life. That is due to a momentous life-changing event that happened on Monday (before the accident). No I didn’t get arrested and no I am not pregnant, guess again. As soon as everything is finalized I can announce what that is; something eight years in the making is finally coming to fruition.
On Saturday (the 16th) Cindy and JC came over for dinner. Sam made broiled Salmon (not pictured), broiled shrimp, salad and Parmesan corn-on-the-cob.
For desert we were going to serve chocolate covered strawberries, but Cindy and JC had stopped by Porto’s on their way to our place and got a “rich” chocolate cake that was essentially a giant chocolate bar. It was so thick we had a lot of trouble cutting it, but no trouble eating it.
The following day Sam and I hiked Fryman Canyon with M & A.
We went farther on the trail than I’d ever gone before. We took the Dearing Trail all the way to Barker Fire Road before turning around.
Afterwards we headed to Palms Thai for a giant lunch, but before that we stopped at the hollywood bowl overlook (yes, dad, you HAVE been there before) and snapped the below photo of our condo. (our condo is in the building on the right) (that’s the hollywood sign on the hill to the left)
Across the street from the overlook is a massive home being built by some rich person. We’ve been watching them build it from our house across the 101 for the past year. The tour bus operators kept talking about Ron Howard’s house, so perhaps it Ron’s new place?
There were a lot of tour buses and a lot of tourists taking pictures of the sign, and we realized that every day our place is in the foreground of tons of photos taken of the hollywood sign. Kind of an interesting feeling.