Last Sunday afternoon, LA closed off ten miles of streets for bikers to enjoy a car-free environment during CicLAvia (doesn't that sound like a drug?). My bike's been in the closet since my trek to Manhattan Beach earlier this summer, and it felt fantastic to dust it off. It was a glorious afternoon, and Kenny and I made a video about our adventure. I almost ran over a policeman while driving into oncoming traffic while holding the camera in my hands. Awesome. And then last night I mostly watched Kenny click and move some stuff around a computer screen really fast, but video editing is cool. We even made a stop at OccupyLA. Here's our finished product:
I normally have church on Sunday afternoon, but this weekend was stake conference. I was reminded of why I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after hearing three new converts share their stories, about having faith to do hard things, and 'the economy of the Lord's sociality.' That last one's a Bednar quote - still thinking about that one.
On Saturday afternoon I built a shelf. Photos forthcoming.
Friday night Kenny and I headed up to the Observatory, cause I've never been! I've never really taken my camera out of auto mode, so I armed myself with a tripod that I've never used, and Kenny taught me a few things. Luckily all the rain last week cleared out the sky - I could actually see planes taking off from LAX.
The small, but lovely, DTLA.
Friday I had a lunch date with Spanish Jason - an amigo from Georgetown. We haven't hung out at all since I moved to LA, even though it's been 5 months. He's an endearing flake of a lawyer, what can I say? It was DineLA week, so we tried out Engine Co No 28, located in a restored firehouse downtown. Pumpkin soup, rib eye steak sandwich with roasted red peppers and gouda, perfect shoestring fries, and a bacon brownie with ice cream = pretty delicious.