Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Golden Delicacy

According to the internet, "Kiwi lovers will prize this succulently sweet and juicy kiwi which was introduced to the U.S. in 1999 from New Zealand. Golden Kiwi is a product of natural plant breeding, with a smooth skin, free of brown fuzzy hair. The Golden Kiwi has jewel-like seeds, as with traditional green kiwis, and a glowing golden flesh. They have a thin, tender, edible skin of a sun-kissed bronze color."

I couldn't agree more.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Painting and the O.C.

Today's prolific day of painting included a street scene in the morning, the Seal Beach Fire Station in the afternoon, and this parking lot near sunset. As you can see, my choice of subject matter are obviously limited by my desire to save on gas.

Returned home tonight to find the show "The OC" filming at our hotel. I'm not familiar with the characters or storylines, but I did watch them shoot one scene where the main character blonde-ish guy storms out of a parked car (driven by the guy with the big eyebrows), and storms into a hotel room. I'm sure I didn't just give away some pivotal twist in the upcoming season...

Monday, August 21, 2006

Chilly and Hilly

Well, those are two words I could best use to describe San Francisco. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, by the way. A weekend excursion into the foggy city allowed me to visit an old buddy as well as see the travelling "Monet in Normandy" show at the Leigon of Honor Museum. A few paintings, a few new friends, and a few days later, I made my way back down to blazing Long Beach.

And howabout that I-5 Highway? Coalinga Ranch? If you've driven that, um, intense stretch of road then you know what I'm talking about. Aside from that, very scenic.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

K-Fed Rocks the House Slightly

There are those precioius and sporadic moments throughout human history when God must sit back content with his work and think to himself, "Yes, now THIS is why I gave them intellect and rational thought!" Unfortunately, sunday night was not one of those moments...