2002-12-14 - 11:11 p.m.
Stay tuned tomorrow....I have lots to post about! Goodnight everyone!comments??? (0 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-12-14 - 12:21 a.m.
OK...next....we got offered free drinks again! (Life is good!!!) We've kind of figured out that this may be a tradition with the bars we go to (at least two of them are owned by the same people).....I think they may offer a free round of drinks to the regulars at holiday time. But the interesting thing is...there are many different bartenders that we see at different times.....will this holiday gratuity continue with each bartender??? We shall see. But what a generous offering none the less!
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2002-12-12 - 11:20 p.m.
Goodnight everyone....I promise to stop procrastinating tomorrow! Really!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-12-11 - 12:27 a.m.
Have we died and gone to heaven???!! Has the world come to an end??!!! Hmmmm........comments??? (3 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-12-09 - 11:04 p.m.
But it was fun anyway.....we pushed and shoved....and got our $20 worth of champagne! We tasted some amazing ones that I know cost $60 a bottle! Oooohhhh they were good. It was really interesting to compare all these super expensive champagnes.....there were so many flavors! But still, my all time favorite is Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin (if you shop around you can get it for $40 or less....some places even offer it as low as $28.....if you want a great champagne....this is the one to get!).
But after that event, we were STARVING!!! We had expected to dine on hor d' oeuvres all night....but since that didn't happen, we decided to head over to Trader Vic's! What could be better than some Polynesian food and tropical drink! Well, of course, we spent way too much, ordering frou frou drinks and exotic appetizers! (if you go....order the Tortuga....it's not on the menu....and they will warn you that it is very strong...but it is the drink to get! Also, get the barbequed pork! Oh....there is no better barbequed pork in the world!!!) As you can tell....it was a fabulous evening!!
Well....goodnight everyone.....I think I really need to go to bed now!!!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-12-08 - 11:09 p.m.
So today we decided to explore downtown Los Angeles....in areas that are primarily Latino. It's so great to go there because it is really like going to another country (compared to say, Santa Monica!). The streets are crowded....there's tons of shops....tons of ethnic food to be had. You can buy anything from fruit to fish to stereo speakers the size of your car! Whatever you want....it's there!
Anyway....we're at this huge indoor market, and I needed to use the restroom. So I go down into the bowels of the building....where the restrooms are....and I follow a line of latino ladies into the ladies room. There is an attendant at the door who lets everyone in but me. I have to pay to use the restroom!!! (Now keep in mind, I do stick out like a sore thumb in an all latino market...(I'm very pale!)...but that shouldn't matter!! Right???!)
I notice there is a coin box on the door...that normally everyone would have to put a coin in to use the restroom. But this woman (who had official badges and worked at the building) was holding the door open....letting in who ever she pleased (latinos), but charging people like me (gringos)! It was very obvious what she was doing......but being in the minority, and having to go to the bathroom really bad.....I had little choice but to pay.
I've never experience discrimination before....and it was really weird!! To be the minority in a crowd is nothing....until you are reminded in a bad way....that you are the minority in the crowd. It puts you in a really scary place....to know that there is a crowd...and you aren't part of it! (Sort of like highschool....only much worse!)
Well...aside from that weirdness...we had a really fun time....just walking around and shopping and looking. There are sooo many amazing buildings in downtown Los Angeles that have just been ignored and let to go to ruin! You can still see so many fabulous facades and marquis...which are now mostly crumbling. I originally went down there to take pictures.....but got so caught up in just watching everything around me, that I completely forgot about the camera!
Well.....I'll be back!
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