Thursday, January 24, 2013

Playing With Our Food

  • I've been working on a food shoot this week with Tristan shooting. Today we mixed things up and had some models on set to enjoy/play with our food. Their energy was great and kept us entertained till lunch.
  • Gaffer63: The Pull
  • Shuttle

  • High atop on our stage 26th street, we have an unobstructed view north to the Intrepid and it's new addition, a space shuttle on the aircraft carrier's deck.
  • Gaffer63: Wide Load
  • Monday, January 21, 2013

    Nailed It

  • At the inauguration today, Beyonce sang the national anthem with a Broadway flair. Watch it here.
  • Kelly Clarkson did really good too.
  • Saturday, January 19, 2013


  • Once again proving that anything he directs deserves a watching, we viewed Danny Boyle's "Millions" tonight. Produced in 2004 after his infection/zombie masterpiece "28 Days Later", this brilliant little dramedy concerns a small boy prone to Saint seeing and a bag of money that comes from God....or maybe a train robber. Either way, the journey is always worth the while with Boyle. Illusionist. Fableist. The trailer is here
  • And why haven't we seen much more of it's young star Alex Etel. Incredible.
  • Boyle is back this spring with "Trance". Watch the trailer here.
  • Gaffer63: Sunshine
  • Weekend Dog

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Cold Dog

    After the recent freezing temperatures, the mercury is on the rise again but the dog is still feeling the chill and finds the last bit of sun under the daybed.

    Done Good

    According to Redfin, the online realty site, Highland Park will be in the top ten of real estate hotspots this year. With the average home price expected to rise over 30%, we are thinking we did well for ourselves 3 years ago. Neighboring Eagle Rock and Glassell Park are also on the top ten list.Read more here

    Sunday, January 13, 2013


  • When I was a kid, zero calorie hydration was called water.
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2013

    What's Not To Like?

    You can read all about it here

    Sunday, January 06, 2013

    Weekend Dog

    It's raining today but yesterday was glorious.

    Saturday, January 05, 2013

    Wendy and Trish

  • We took up some ice plant from near the pepper bush and planted Trish Monkey Flower and a Wendy Alumroot. This will be our third try at growing the elusive monkey flower but we are hoping that Trish's love of clay will make this time the charm. Below is the idealized versions of these plants.
  • Immortalized

  • Fave NYC painter Jane Swavely recently completed a portrait of fave LA pooch. Seven appears to be proud by his being immortalized in oils.
  • Thursday, January 03, 2013

    Retro Seven

    I'm trying out the new camera app on a moving target.

    Neighborhood Guest

    We went to get in the car today and a young-ish coyote came trotting down the road in front of us. We caught up with him as he headed up Cleland. I've seen them in the early hours while walking the dog but this was a first time occurrence in broad daylight.