Thursday, January 28, 2010

atwater village

we've been in this corner of los angeles for three years now. i'm kinda scared to leave, to trade square footage for the neighborhood i've grown to love. yesterday was such a gorgeous stroll day. we had a haircut, then shared cookie snacks at toni's bakery (the chocolate and carrot cake!!!!) then trolled out of the closet. some neighbor had just donated a huge collection of spanish books. great works that sold for a dollar. i bought 5, i'm trying to read again- for me. not for class, nor kids but for mama. i'll turn in book reports when i'm done.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

top ten movies of 2009

1. where the wild things are
2. whip it
3. sin mapa
4. paranormal activity
5. this is it
6. princess and the frog
7. rudo y cursi
8. abrazos rotos
9. the soloist
10. julie/julia

most of these were in the theatre so i had a great experience with my girl, my mama, my comothers and some were bootleg projector nights. but all lingered in my thoughts, for good reason or for bad.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

the earth shakes

so sad to hear that haiti was hit with a big quake. it's only the beginning, i feel like there's going to be a lot of shaking going on. i know that the red cross will support this country and the united states should step up. it sucks that it takes this major tragedy to happen to send this aid. they've been eating mud cookies for years and it takes this for care to be on it's way. like a funeral, it takes death to know who loves you.