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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in animals, fun, geekery

 

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LIGHTBULBS

I went to the Huntington Library and saw the “Beautiful Science” Exhibit. They have a great display on Light which includes a neat display on the history of lightbulbs. I took some pictures to use as wallpaper on my phone. Here they are:

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in adventure, art, geekery, outings, photography

 

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HUNTINGTON GARDEN TURTLES

These are soft-shelled turtles.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2012 in animals, nature, photography

 

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HUNTINGTON LIBRARY ART

I went to the Huntington Library and Garden again and saw some nice art. Here’s some of it:

I really liked the fabric pattern on this chair.

This hedgehog is for crocuses, or something like that

I love this light fixture, it’s so steampunk!

this wedgewood looks very modern, but it’s 150 years old!

Yes, it’s not art, but I liked the dragonfly

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in art, nature, photography

 

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A LIFETIME OF POLKADOTS

I was in Palm Springs last month and came across the Louis Vuitton store that had a window display by Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who is obsessed with polkadots, repeating patterns, and intense colors. Here’s an example of the display with Yayoi Kusama in the middle (can you believe she’s in her 80’s?):

Unfortunately I can’t afford anything from the collaboration line between Vuitton and Kusama. I just wish I could have some of those polkadot tentacles from the window display!

Here is a retrospective video from the Tate museum that shows highlights from her work:

 

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in art, fun, shopping

 

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COOKING APPETIZERS FROM ROYS

I took a cooking class at Roy’s Hawaiian Restaurant in Pasadena this past weekend. I LOVE Roy’s. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. I was so excited I just kept grinning before class started. We made appetizers at this class. It was my first cooking class at Roy’s, but I’ll definitely take classes there in the future.

This is an acorn squash salad with arugula and pomegranate seeds with a pomegranate dressing. It was really good. It’s vegetarian, and if you brown the squash with olive oil instead of butter it can be vegan.

Here’s a chicken curry salad with apples and mango. I usually don’t like putting fruit with meat, but it was really good. finely diced chicken, apples, and mango, with curry mayonnaise. Yum!

Scallop ceviche. I didn’t try this because I don’t like scallops or avocado.

Here’s some shrimp lumpia (egg rolls) with bean sprouts and diced veggies. They were really good. The sous chef made a sweet and spicy chili sauce to go with them. I wish I had the recipe for that.

Here’s some of Roy’s famous short ribs. We didn’t cook these, because it takes a long time to make, but the sous chef teaching the class made some plus some steamed veggies so we could eat them for lunch along with our appetizers.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in adventure, cooking, food and drink, fun, me

 

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FUNKY CACTUS POD FLOWER

This was some funky flower pod on a succulent/cactus or something. Whatever it is, it’s cool.

UPDATE: It’s one of those stinky flower plants that have a bad smell to attract pollinating insects.

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in nature, photography

 

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