Ok, ok… don’t get too excited [especially over there in Germany], but I have to tell you that now we are actually far ahead of you weatherwise. While you were jealous of the summerlike temperatures last week, now you can be jealous of the snow. Yes, we had real snow in Los Angeles yesterday. What do you say now?
I have no idea where it came from, but according to the news it was a pretty big blow off. The Grapevine [I-5] was closed over night and in Malibu, residents claimed it was the first snow that they’ve seen in 20 years. Pretty exciting, huh? Some people were actually collecting snow in Ziploc-bags to put in the freezer and sell on Ebay! No kidding [I should check out if there is actually an offer like that on Ebay ;)].
Well, it wasn’t enough snow for skiing/snowboarding, but I’ve been trying to talk J into going skiing sometime again. As in Sacramento, we’re only a couple of hours away from a big ski resort. So, we’re bound to go sometime!
On Tuesday, I went to a photo exhibit. “World Press Photo” is the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, and the following year the prizewinning photos are exhibited around the world.
I went to USC with J’s Mom and her friend to look at the phenomenal photography. It was so worth the trip. The photographs were amazing, and some very emotionally involving. The photos were documenting natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the earthquakes in Kashmir and Pakistan or the Tsunami in 2004, as well as photos from the war and conflict areas around the world. There were also brilliant sport photographs and other news stories. Check out the above links for more information. It’s very interesting stuff.
I invited J’s Mom and her friend for some coffee afterwards, and as we were sitting outside in the sun, we all agreed that we have to do that soon again. There surely are a lot of cultural exhibits and museums in LA that are worth visiting.