A Day at the Beach with Kittie
Yesterday was one of those simply perfectly completely fun days that come along every so often. Miss Kitty came over early ( 11:00 am ) and we woke Nocturna early ( Noon ) and were on our merry way before the sun was full up. ( 1:00 pm )See photo..I'm helping her see in the daylight....
Venice Beach rocked. I am not sure why I missed the obvious ( something that happens to me quite a lot ) but it is a BEACH, as in ON the ocean. It's a long boardwalk with shops everywhere selling everything you could possibly not need. I bought a lot of stuff I did not need and it all made me quite happy. Two silk skirts, two tee-shirts, two paper mache skulls painted in neon, a rope of wooden skulls meant to fung sheui your car, and an Indian Necklace with earrings.
The people were as varied as the shops, and for some reason I made them laugh. Lots. Little mid-western me taking over Venice Beach....
Malena bought me more sunglasses. Before I met Malena I wore the stupidest sunglasses. Now I am as cool as anyone, I would never pick out or even consider the ones she chooses for me, but she is right on every time. I have her buy me several pairs every time we go past the Sunglasses Booths just so I always have a stash. ( just in case the sun ever comes back out in the frozen north )
We did get to GO in the ocean as I was seized with an overwhelming desire to get a henna tattoo, to sort of try on my Celtic ankle bracelet , to see if I might not want a real one someday, and I didn't want to get the thing wet. Next time we spend the day in the sand.
Kitty did take us to a place called Moonshdows, in Malibu , and we sat outdoors ( My LA girlfriends talking all the while about how cold it was . Huh???? ) and we watched the sunset over the ocean.
The ocean is one of California's best tricks. I love the ocean. It's like a great movie that never stops, and never repeats itself. I could have watched for hours, soaking up the light and the sun and the warmth. I feel myself again.
We ended up the night, as perfect days go, at my favorite Indian place with the rest of the family. Hot Vindaloo and coconut bread. Perfect. Then home to watch some Neverwhere, which Malena had not seen before. ( correction, Nocturna watched, while I tried valiantly to stay awake. Midnight is her witching hour , I'll get there someday )
Now it is Saturday morning and , wonder of wonders, the sky is blue, the sun is warm and shining, and at some point Nocturna will emerge from her crypt and we will venture forth again.
I love this town.
Love and oceans, Lorraine
Yes yes we had a fine day indeed. Venice is always fun..the people watching is just as entertaining as the shopping. Kitty came and picked us up. I got to ride in the backseat. Yeahhhhh! I hate to drive. She also BRIGHTENED....actually MADE my day by bringing me a script. As you can see, I am QUITE delighted to say the least..
I had a blast reading it and I can't wait to work on this FILM Meow! You're such a *goddess* Kitty!
NOT all of our activities turned out so well though. At one point, Lorraine had to Karate Chop this fan's neck..(He was trying to kiss me) THANK GOD for Lolo! It takes me at least 20 minutes to realize the person is talking to me. I'm not REALLY famous or anything. I'm always like, "Oh you're talking to me! HI! how are you?" Guess I didn't see the red flags waving!
Lorraine's henna tattoo was an experience...She was wearing a SKIRT. She didn't seem to be alarmed at all when she had to pull it up and tie it in a knot. I had to remind her she wasn't in MN anymore and men DO look up women's skirts. She so calmly replied (in front of the henna dude),
"Oh, I just want you to know I have panties on, so It's ok! And I'm sure you've seen it before anyway!"
I was so embarrassed I about died. (I get self conscious when I show a knee in daylight mind you!) Just walk away Div..walk away!
Did I mention ALL the guys were checking out Kitty? Yes, we were called "Charlie's Angels" more than once yesterday. Cat Calling has been reinvented I think!
Ohhh, did I mention Kitty learned to Ohm yesterday? Yes, she learned to "make the water dance with energy" via the Feng Shui dude. Just breathe Meow Meow! We've got lots of New Age BS in LA, like John Edward, Syliva Brown, that weird goth Malena chic...Charkra reading anyone? Joking dahling! Isn't life colorful and grand? Only in LA baby...ok maybe Sedona too!!
When we went to our fav restaurant last night, I decided to play a little trick on our waiter. I said, "This is my sister Kitty" Oh yeah. They bought it hook line and sinker. Notice the resemblance?
Today, we are off for a little hiking expedition. I have decided to wear "comfortable" shoes and keep my heels under 3 inches. Tripping and falling is my specialty. Lorraine says we're beauty and grace.....although neither one of us exude either of those characteristics very often. Only in public daaaahhhrrrlllingG!
Love, Leather and Lolo