We flew down to Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. We stayed with these people:
We did a lot of shopping when we got off the plane and saw this guy:
|New Years Dog|
We went to Carissa's friends' house in Irvine for New Year's Eve and I did this (note the adorable little woman in purple). I'm not a good dancer and I think you can see familial embarrassment on my cousin's face.
We hung out with our cruise friends and saw my aunt and uncle. I fell in love with a baby who smiled at me alot. We went to Denny's twice in three days.
|Why are you the only place open 24 hours with alcohol?|
Then we went to Justin's aunt's place in Studio City. Her boyfriend Mark is part of one, or several, fancy Hollywood guilds. So, we watched awesome movies still in theatres while we were there. We saw:
The Fighter - I have no idea what all the hype around this movie is. It wasn't terrible, but just kind of lack luster. Waaaa waaaaa. Plus, I may never find Christian Bale attractive again. C-
127 Hours - Looooved it. Amazing story. Great acting. A-
Casino Jack - I saw less than half of this, but I give what I did see a D
I Love You Phillip Morris - Interesting story and pretty good acting. B-
True Grit - This was really good up until the end, which kind of made the rest of the movie seem not so great anymore. The young girl in it should def get an Oscar nod. B-
We left Studio City in a Penske moving truck filled with lots of old stuff and headed back to Seattle. We stopped in Lodi, CA and saw these people. We drank beer, talked about weddings and admired all the red and black in John's apartment.
|So much greasy food|