Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July

I hope you all had a great 4th of July! Some highlights from my long weekend:

  • As mentioned in the last post, my girlie Allie was here visiting for the weekend!
  • We all took in the Marina Del Rey fireworks, from Captain Jeff’s sailboat. Unfortunately it was a little too windy to take it out during the day, but that meant we could all relax and focus on grilling, eating, and watching the fireworks. Boyfriend and I calculated that we have been in different cities/countries over the fourth of July for the past seven years, so it was nice to watch fireworks together for once!
  • Last night we went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Deathcab for Cutie.
    It was a phenomenal concert. The Hollywood Bowl has to be one of the best places to see a show! Sitting under the stars (we actually got to see some of the real ones, and not just the ones on Hollywood Blvd!), enjoying our picnic, and a fancy schmancy bottle of wine. The band was accompanied by the full LA Philharmonic, and we had a fireworks-filled finale to complete the evening. Boyfriend and I had been looking forward to this concert for quite awhile, and it definitely exceeded our expectations!

**Boyfriend got our fancy-schmancy concert wine as a thank you gift from a client at work. Question of the evening – can we taste the difference between this and something that costs much less? We don’t have the most sophisticated palettes for wine-tasting, and while it was quite good, an equivalent bottle could be found for probably $15-20, but it was a step up from some $4.00 Trader Joe’s finds! In conclusion, I won’t be dishing out the moo-la for this $100 price tag any time soon, but if boyfriend’s clients want to pass along any more thank you bottles, I won’t object (oh and by the way, you can all cringe, as we did drink our fancy schmancy wine out of fancy schmancy plastic Solo cups - we had to make do with what we had!)**


Leon said...

great post! love the pics! looks like u guys had fun

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