Tuesday night, my friend Lucinda Michele brought me along to the Music Box (the old Henry Fonda Theater) to see The Eels. I’ve enjoyed one of their albums a great deal for years now, but I wasn’t familiar with any of the great stuff they played Tuesday night. It was a really enjoyable show–they are great performers–so I didn’t even mind that I didn’t get out until midnight. I guess that’s definitely one of the benefits of living much closer to civilization nowadays; I didn’t have far to go before I made it home for the night. I went ahead and got my first-ever LA dirty dog to fuel my ride home.
The night before that, I went out for my first experience of a phenomenon called DineLA Restaurant Week. My understanding is that, basically, a bunch of fancy restaurants come up with special set menus to showcase their offerings. I was joined a couple acquaintances at Josie in Santa Monica, where I had some delicious cauliflower soup, a savory pork osso bucco, and a decadent pecan dessert topped with brown sugar ice cream. It wasn’t cheap—the double espresso I had with dessert set me back $8–but it was a nice experience. I’m going to start saving now so I can do it again in another couple of years.
Anyway, aside from those gastronomic exploits, I haven’t been up to much lately. Patiently awaiting comments on my thesis, so I can go back into the fray once more. I’ll keep you posted.