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Does Antelope Valley Count?

Because if so, there are a few very groovy things on the horizon!

Crafters and Chili Cooks Sought for Holiday Event
at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park is currently planning the fourth annual “Holidays on the Homestead,” a holiday-themed fundraiser for the museum to be held on Saturday December 6th from 5 pm – 8 pm. Participants are now sought for the “cowboy” chili cook-off and the handmade craft boutique.

Rose Edwards, the wife of the museum’s builder, was known for her chili and cornbread holiday feasts at their 1930’s homestead holiday celebrations. This delicious tradition is being revived in her honor! All chili styles will be considered; there is no registration fee for the cook-off.

Representing the talents of artist and museum founder Howard Arden Edwards, crafters are being sought for a craft boutique of handmade country and holiday-themed items. Booths are $30, supporting the non-profit Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum.

For chili cook-off or craft booth information and applications, contact Jean Rhyne at (661) 946-6900 or [email protected] See below for more information about this fun event!

Happy holidays, insert pun here.

I was driving through West Hollywood along Santa Monica Boulevard the other day, and noticed a festive sign in the window of the Pleasure Chest (everyone’s favorite, fabulous adult emporium).  I decided that the sign in question couldn’t possibly have said what I thought it said, because what I thought it said was too impossibly silly.

But I went back today and discovered that, actually, yes, it did say what I thought it said.  And that is why I love my neighborhood:

Happy Holidays, folks.  Tits the season indeed.

Neutron Bomb Known as the Long Weekend Hits Los Angeles

Hampton Dr. at Rose Ave. in Venice

It’s only the day before the day before the Labor Day weekend, but I noticed a sweet decrease of cars driving on the West Side today.  Did anyone else notice the same thing in other areas of Los Angeles?  Getting around for the next few days might even be pleasurable.  And hopefully those who have left town are not on their way to the North Carolina coast.  Wherever you are, have a great holiday weekend!

Empty LA

melrose I was shocked to see a nearly vacant Melrose shopping district today. Around noon I took my shoes to the Fluevog store to be repaired, expecting to deal with the post-Thanksgiving shopping masses, but parking was easy, the sidewalks were free and the stores I walked by were virtually empty. At first I was happy to not have to deal with the usual Saturday shopping crowd, but as I looked around I began to worry about the economy. On a positive note, most of the restaurants in the area seemed to be busy. Maybe it’s just because a lot of people are out of town for the holiday weekend, but what do you think?

Merry Chrismakwanznukah to all, and to all a good night!

Photo by a href=Whatever you celebrate, however you celebrate, and especially for those of you who don’t celebrate, I’m going to be a sap for a moment and send out a big fat I LOVE YOU GUYS and I hope you spend the next few days having fun.

Be safe & be healthy and have a happy holiday.

Don’t drink & drive, call a cab. Or hail a cab.

Photo by the one & only Pickles.

Freelancers Ball: A Christmas party for the office-less

Even though I work for a company that (now) does have office space, I do have the privilege of working from home from time to time. So I understand the feelings of occasional isolation and stir-craziness freelancers, consultants, and other office-less workers may feel from not having co-workers around. Though a nearby coffee shop might serve as a decent temporary office, when you work on your own, ordering a peppermint mocha latte is a far cry from the festivities of an office holiday party.

Enter Marjorie Kase and Tracy Fleischman, who are putting on the Freelancer’s Ball tomorrow night at the HMS Bounty. No cover, but there are also no hosted food or drinks. What IS promised is a diverse bunch of other office-less party-goers (writers, bloggers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, and tech people have RSVP’d), $3.25 vodka tonics, and “kitschy” Secret Santa gifts (if you bring one for exchange) in the $5-$10 range. They’ll also be taking donations for the Los Angeles Food Bank.

RSVP and more details on the Facebook Event page.

The First Annual Freelancers Ball: A Festivus for the rest of us, a Christmas party for the office-less
Start Time: Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 8:00pm
Location: HMS Bounty
Street: 3357 Wilshire Blvd
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA