Wednesday, August 26, 2009


For Family Home Evening this last Monday, my ward went to Balboa Park. During the summer, Balboa Park has free events that are just fantastic. And this one was great. (Grandma K you'll love this!) Balboa Park is home to the Spreckles Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world, they claim.

During the summer on Monday nights, they have free concerts. This last Monday, the ward decided to add a little American culture to our lives. We attended this free event. It was a Silent film titled "The Cameraman" starring Buster Keaton.

I had never seen and silent film before. I LOVED it! It had all the classic comedy tricks, slipping on bananas, bathing suit coming off in pool of people, trying to get off the top of a double decker bus, and all the while, he was trying to become a cameraman and impress the cute stenographer at the news office. It was really cool. But the fun part about the event was that the music to silent film was being played live, right there on the organ. The gentleman playing was fantastic. The organ sounded great. I don't know how someone times the music to go along with the movie without modern editing equipment, but he did it and the whole thing was so fun. I'd do it again!

Monday, August 10, 2009

CLM...they continue even as you get closer to 30

I forgot about this gem until I told a friend about it the other day. I was out with friends last Monday night. We went to Rockin' Baja Lobster, a fun little joint down in Old Town. So as we were concluding the evening's festivities, I was playing around with my straw and my glass of water...and oops, spilled the glass of water. Of course...but the good news is that I'm getting better, the water spilled to the middle of the table! Not on me! You'd think I would have learned my lesson, but oh wait, no. I was playing with same said glass later on and spilled it again. Luckily, the waitress was slow and had not refilled my glass in time for me to do more damage. The best part about that evening, was that all of my girl friends and I were on blind dates. Good times, folks, good times.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Social NoNo

I have one gripe-and that is when technology invades all areas of my life. Today, it went to the extreme. I stopped in the restroom at work. Two-count them TWO- women were on the phones in the restroom. I'm sorry, a little too invasive. I would also not want to be the one on the other side of the phone call. Seriously, when did that start becoming acceptable!