The rest of my day following my last entry:

Went to see Margaret and her new place. Wonderful to hang out with another person again, someone I already know and not someone I met in LA! She has a very cute place with some weird local fauna–we saw a skunk and then a possum. I’ve never seen either so up close. Margaret took me to a local bakery and I got a cream horn. Then we stopped at an Indian restaurant and I had the best mango lassi ever. (Dana: I’ll take you there next time!) Very flavorful with a nice tang.

When I left it was raining and because I am a prepared kind of nut case I actually had an umbrella on me. Now I might know, though, why Marni used to complain good-naturedly, “Californians! It rains and no one knows what to do.” I was stuck on a ten-block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard for almost forty minutes. At Hollywood and Highland–right where the Walk of Fame, the Chinese theater, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, etc. are–it was so bad that I was at the crosswalk through two green lights, unable to move an inch. Lots of horn-honking, a crazy and overly cheerful guy carrying a Jesus sign, and then finally we could go. A few blocks later the traffic was all gone. Crazy tourists.

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at]


2 responses to “addendum

  1. the list keeps getting longer!

    Now I have another reason to go to SoCal! Number 1 reason: to visit you, of course. 😀 But also for: fudge, english toffee, funnel cake, and now mango lassi. Yes, it is a good thing I don’t live down there with you! 😉

    That thing about the skunk remind me of a funny story my sister told me. She was walking home from class one night when this skunk came out from the bushes and started walking on the sidewalk right in front of her. She was worried and couldn’t figure out what to do.
    She didn’t want to run ahead of it because it would spray her, but she didn’t want to keep walking behind it, because it was moving SO slowly. And she couldn’t cross the street because it was dark and it was a busy road and there was no break in traffic. So she ended up walking slowly behind it for 15 minutes until it finally wandered back off into the bushes. Silly SoCal skunks!

    • Re: the list keeps getting longer!

      That’s really funny. I love the traffic-ish image of your sister trying her best not to tailgate a skunk. I guess… what can you do in such a situation? Haha. The skunk must have thought it was being stalked.

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