Friday, June 02, 2006

Heat, sooner than expected

In Los Angeles, the month of June is usually cool and overcast - consistently enough that the local weather bots have nicknamed the phenomenon "June Gloom".

Normally, it doesn't get hot until the end of this month, which is also when production gets busy again, so every year I have to spend that first work week or two staying out all day in heat which my body's not ready to deal with.

This year, May was cool and overcast and the little bit of June has so far been pretty scorching.
Hopefully by the end of the month, I'll be used to the heat so I won't suffer quite so much that first week or two back at work.

Hiatus movie rental that I thought was the biggest waste of time: Munich.
How Señor Spielbergo managed to make a terrific book (Vengeance) into such an uninteresting movie is beyond me.

Since life is still pretty boring, here's an old photo that's one of my favorites:

One of my faves

It's from the movie The Island, and it was taken in the basement of the power plant - which was hot, humid and loud as hell once the plant went online (while we were working).

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Such a little thing, but it made me so happy.

I was in Whole foods today, buying the white Bordeaux* they currently stock, and when I went through the check-out, I got carded.

I haven't gotten carded in years. A career of working outside much of the time (even with sunblock and a hat) has left me looking, well, a bit weathered when I'm not wearing makeup (I'm not too wrinkled, I just have some really serious sun damage, but it's easily concealed when I decide to care about how my face looks) .

The clerk was very polite about it, but still actually looked at my drivers license to check the age.

I'm still in a great mood.

Isn't it funny that at 21 getting asked for ID made me angry, but now - in my 30's - getting asked for ID makes my entire day.

* I normally hate white Bordeaux, but this particular one is pretty decent - Chateau La Graviere Entre-Deux-Mers. It's under ten bucks a bottle, and it's surprisingly good. I bought it as a throwaway to take to a barbecue, tasted it, and now I'm hooked.