Oh my…its been a busy week. Which explains why I’m a couple days behind this weeks sketch.
Most of the business comes from having to find a new apartment. In the end, I saw nine different places. I liked four of them (well I actually liked a fifth place, but the other people wouldn’t have been a great fit). I’m moving into a place that is Mid-City, so pretty much right between the current location of my office…and the future location of the office. I’m not sure exactly what there is within walking distance to it…but its pretty centrally located otherwise.
Saturday, my friend had a birthday celebration at her house in Whittier. We were celebrating a bunch of us who had birthday’s at the beginning of the month (including me). There was scuba lessons, football watching (Oregon pulled out a squeaker), lots of conversations, and millions of bubbles. It was a great time (and totally worth the drive to Whittier).
After church on Sunday, I had lunch at Papa Cristo’s, an LA institution that has been open since 1948. Another LA landmark crossed off the list.
Tuesday, I went to a screening of Rachel Getting Married. By the time I got there, the line was pretty long and I ended up sitting pretty close to the screen. That ended up not being a good thing. The movie featured lots of hand held camera work, which made for some jittery shots. By the end of the movie I was feeling pretty nauseous. This coupled with the fact that it could have used to be about a half hour shorter (at least) meant that I bolted as soon as the film was done (again skipping the Q&A session).
I took my car into the shop on Wednesday morning. My car is interesting, because it has a vacuum system that controls the “power” locks as well as the engine cut of switch. Well somewhere in the system there was a leak, which was causing the engine not to shut off when I turned off the car and removed the key. This wasn’t a huge deal for awhile, as there is a cutoff switch on the engine itself, so I only needed to pop the hood and press the switch. At least until the little tab that helped un-latch the hood broke over the weekend. Suddenly opening the trunk involved a little more work (and needle nose pliers). Anyway, I took it in to see what it would take to fix it and get an oil change. Well it turns out, that I also needed new brake pads and rotors. So that was almost $450 I wasn’t expecting to be spending. But again, I can’t really complain, my friend did give me the car. Picked up the car this morning and the car shuts off as its supposed to do. Right now the “power” locks don’t work on the right side of the car, but I can get that fixed later.