I'm here. I'm alive. I'm doing well. Last week was an intensely stressful week at work. Since I choose not to discuss work on here any more, I needed some means of expressing myself, thus the entry below. Tuesday was the worst day out of them all. It seemed like I was handling things well throughout the day but when the day was over something just came crashing in on me and I had to get it out so I would have the energy and strength to face the next day.
A few people expressed interest in the photo of the clown. So, I thought I'd explain it. That clown is attached to a building in Santa Monica. It's one of the few photos that I took during the Yak Yak Sisterhood weekend that came out half way decent. The more I look at the picture, the creepier it seems to me, so I thought I'd do some photo manipulation of it to show just how creepy that clown could be. I would hate to live near it and have to see it out my window at night, thus today's montage.
In the build up to the weekend, we planned on showing the goils the typical Hollywood scenery that everyone who first comes out here wants to see - the Hollywood Sign, Mann's Chinese Theater, Venice Beach, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Except for Venice, Trish wasn't too thrilled about it but she's been tainted by living out here so long. I can't say that I blame her because once you see these things, you realize they are just tourist traps and quite uneventful. However, in our discussions it was revealed that Andi has a thing for Keanu Reeves. She wanteda picture of his star on the Walk.
There's a quote that says "the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray." Ours were no different. We managed to do none of the touristy things that we had discussed. However, on one of our escapades to get something to eat, we were in Santa Monica in front of this clown. I think we may have even went there intentionally so Andi could see it because apparently that clown appears in the movie Speed. If you click on the movie link, it will take you to a still of the part of the movie where the bus blows up. That is just up the street from where that clown is located. Andi had her picture taken with the clown in the background. I hope one of the Yaks got it. I took Andi's pic there but neglected to include the clown. D'uh.