October 24, 2014
Too bad the cafeteria doesn’t have a very pretty view …
The first day included a parade/regatta. The Teen’s dorm represented as a Penguin (wings are surfboards. of course).
He’s happy there. Which makes us happy.
The end of the regatta included a friendly stuff-a-Mini competition. A girl’s dorm easily won this (count:17; campus record is 19. oy).
The regatta was followed by a free Carnival with In n Out Burger trucks. The line for food was interminably LONG (because, duh, FREE. plus college students.) A mistake we’ll not make again next year.
And the kid who has mocked this practice for years, now resembles this practice. :-/
Day two included a tour of Adamson House and AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE AWESOME concerts by Plain White T’s and Andy Grammer. Outside, on a hill overlooking the ocean, at sunset time with comfy couches for alumni (woot!). And there were LA food trucks (not free, thus much shorter lines – ha!) with delicious dinners. We had to-die-for butter curry chicken. Mmmmm, good. Can’t wait til next year. Totally going to the concert again.
October 21, 2014
Confession: I almost never ever need to scout locations. I almost always encourage my clients to pick home or a place that is meaningful to them. But this was a special circumstance. A situation where I needed to do a right-this-minute-check-the-light for a last minute session happening for a dear friend. At a …. [wait for it] …. parking garage! And I needed a willing guinea pig. Or two. I lucked out and got two (grin). And ended up with some pictures that I love. Of my dudes. At a … [wait for it] …. parking garage.
And, y’know, gotta check not only the quality of light, but also ease of the b&w conversion… Selfie!! B&W selfie! Yet another selfie! For the record, I gave no directions other than “go stand/sit in that light” or “smoosh in for a selfie”. This is all just pure boy… The parking garage passed snuff. I got fun pictures for me. And my friend and I captured magic with her family two days later. Win win!
October 16, 2014
Mission. Check. Now, off to the beach. Not just any beach. One of the most beautiful beaches *anywhere*. And, incidentally, the beach where he learned to love to surf.
Your heart, your life
So don't be afraid
To walk on the waves.