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What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun. What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen in a blink of an eye and be gone from me. Let me hold it close and keep it here with me. And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and LIST every beautiful thing we can see.

bookmarks:
listography TERMS
Ryan activities (Hikes + Trips + Outdoor Activism)
travel (GO TO: Cities/Places)
movies (In theaters, TV series, or docs)
LaTanya books (Books I've Read in 2021)
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Some moments to remember.

Pandemic 2021:

  • Pink Floyd exhibit (andrea)
  • Van Gogh Immersive (june w. hollis, andrea)
  • Bay Area Visit (Hollis and Issa)
    • (nina, lara/randy, sarah/nick, justin/leanne, mason)
  • Anniversary Beach House
  • Milo day
  • Ryan visits - May
  • Lilian and Milo meetup
  • Olivia + Mark date
  • Doggy beach walk Manhattan to Torrence, Joy Division podcast, Trinidadian rotis (sweet date day)
  • Lara's book drive fundraiser
  • Claire and Nick share records with Hollis
  • Hollis picks up skateboarding
oct 31 2016 ∞
may 6 2021 +
may 21 2010 ∞
aug 3 2019 +
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  • CicLAvia
  • Bike Resources
  • Arroyo Seco - You'll find a parking lot and entrance along Mosher Avenue; follow the path north and you'll hug the hillsides of Ernest E. Debs Regional Park - 3 miles
  • Balboa (Riverview Park Santa Ana to West Jetty Balboa Peninsula)
  • Ballona Creek path - to ocean - 9 miles up/down underpasses
  • Beach Coast
  • Beverly Hills Star Homes Loop - Length: 22 miles
  • Chandler
  • El Dorado Park
  • Elysian Park to Griffith
  • Glendale Narrows Riverwalk for a five-mile, surprisingly scenic romp
  • Lake Balboa Park Bike Loop/Sepulveda Basin - Length: 8 miles
  • LA River
jul 2 2020 ∞
apr 18 2021 +
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Books:

  • Are You There God It's Me Margaret ★★★☆☆
  • Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events (audio) ★★★★☆
  • Blended
  • Brown Girl Dreaming (audio) ★★★☆☆
  • Celebrate Your Body: Growth and Puberty ★★★★☆
  • Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self ★★★★☆
  • Ghost Boys ★★★★★
  • Giver, The ★★★★☆
  • Guru: Rupaul
  • Karma Khullar's Mustache ★★★★★
  • Mustaches for Maddie ★★★★☆
  • One and Only Ivan ★★★★★
  • Out of My Mind ★★★★☆
sep 21 2019 ∞
apr 30 2021 +
nov 16 2018 ∞
apr 30 2021 +
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  • racist fascist president
  • january wildfires (killing billions of species, including my favorite koala bears)
  • hollis meds severe reaction
  • pandemic hits (as usual, human proximity to animals)
    • an odd toilet paper shortage for no reason
    • friend hospitalized and at risk for 17 days
  • renewed difficulty seeing Issa because of different safe circles
  • rising anti-science sentiment
  • continued racist murders by law enforcement
  • police brutality/violence against peaceful protesters
  • mass unemployment
  • confirmed alien visit
may 29 2020 ∞
may 5 2021 +
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He doesn't know...

  • That I hear him sweetly break when she asks for just one more HUG after the ten prior.
  • That I hear him explaining the rules of a new game with PATIENCE over and over again.
  • That I hear him making CONVERSATION at 7am over breakfast before school when I know he’s exhausted.
  • That I hear his footsteps when he’s the dancing MONSTER making her cringe with laughter.
  • That I hear him CONSOLING her with gentle personal experience when she’s been bullied.
  • That I hear his myriad of VOICES for the fictional characters he’s reading to her.
  • That I hear him build her CONFIDENCE when knocked down by a difficult problem.
jun 17 2018 ∞
apr 21 2021 +
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  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Amelie ~
  • Annie
  • Austin Powers ~
  • Babe
  • Back to the Future
  • Bend it like Beckham
  • Big
  • Big Little Farm
  • Billy Elliot + Live Musical
  • Blades of Glory ~
  • Blinded By The Light (springsteen)
  • Breakfat Club
  • Bring it On
  • Cheer (tv show)
  • Clueless
  • Cobra Kai
  • Coming to America
  • Devil Wears Prada
  • Drag Kids
  • ET
nov 15 2020 ∞
apr 22 2021 +
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Dog Parks:

  • Eagle Rock Dog Park & Trails
  • Hermon Dog Park
  • South Pawsadena
  • Silver Lake Reservoir
  • EL Dorado
  • Alice's Dog Park (Pasadena)
  • Ernest Debs Field

WALKS:

  • 6th and Rossmore neighborhood (by ronaele’s)
  • Arlington Garden (Pasadena - sweet small romantic gardens)
  • Arroyo Seco Trail (San Rafael @ San Pascual up to Rose Bowl) park near San Pasqual Stables
  • Atwater Village (neighborhood)
  • Ballona Wetlands into Playa Del Rey
  • Desiderio Neighborhood Park and neighborhood streets nearby (Pasadena)
oct 13 2020 ∞
may 2 2021 +
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  • becoming close with neighbors (and their dogs)
  • our new puppy and his affection
  • PBS reporting (esp frontline and independent lens)
  • hollis making me laugh all the time and her hugs
  • neighborhood walks and dog walks
  • take out food from our local restaurants struggling
  • rupaul (so glad we saved this till hollis was old enough and we could watch together as a family during pandemic)
  • mini local airbnb getaways (venice, sequoias, orchard, newport, big bear, san diego)
  • long phone chats with friends
  • streaming movies (if this happened in the 90s!?)
  • my vegan bagel sandwich for lunch
  • L.A. weather
feb 6 2021 ∞
apr 21 2021 +