Category Beauty in Strange Places

Under the 6th Street Bridge

Last Sunday, I made the difficult decision to pass on CicLAvia, one of my favorite LA institutions, to bask in a piece of local history while it’s still around: the 6th Street Bridge. The historic 6th Street Bridge, which goes over the LA River, was opened in 1933.  It’s iconic concrete pillars and steel arches […]

Photos: No Pants Metro Ride

Last Sunday was the return of the No Pants Metro Ride in cities all over the world. LA’s ride had great participation, despite the rainy conditions (c’mon, if New York can do it in January, so can LA). Riders came dressed in the silliest and sexiest undies for a wacky day on the subway. The […]

This Sunday: No Pants Metro Ride 2015

It’s about time for my favorite, and probably only acceptable, event on the subway that involves a partial state of undress: the No Pants Metro Ride! Hundreds of panty-clad Angelenos will be taking over the rail lines this Sunday for LA’s annual No Pants Metro Ride.  The ride begins at several different stations throughout the […]

Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a holiday viewed in many different ways by Americans.  A quick perusing through social media this morning shows this.  A day off work.  Extra time on the couch to watch football and the parade.  Enjoying a decadent meal.  Black Friday discounts.  Dreaded time with family that doesn’t share the same political beliefs. For […]

Riding Through Country Club Park

One of my favorite feelings in the world is when I bike through a part of the city that’s new to me, and I discover something beautiful that I’ve never seen before. About two weeks ago, I rode south on Norton, a great street for biking and with beautiful scenery.  I approached a hill, the […]

Car Free Day, totally eating it on the escalator, and other Monday night musings

Thanks to Katya Duft at the Tales from the Bus blog, I’m learning that today was Car-Free Day.  Boy, am I a little late to the game! Of course, I celebrated without even realizing the occasion, but every day is a car-free day for me.  I wonder if word got around, and if others got […]

Army of Smells

I’ve been getting migraine headaches for over 20 years, and man do they suck.  For me, strong scents will trigger and exacerbate them.  I felt one beginning to creep up this afternoon.  I cut out of work early to seal myself in a dark room with some medicine. Before today, I never noticed each individual […]