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02 December 2006 @ 05:55 pm
Picture Post  
Post in which I drown y'all in the photos I have from when spazzychic was down here visiting. This photo set shall include Thanksgiving with Mom and spazzychic's and my day out on the town.

Amber and Martin across the table from Mom and me at Coco's (house of the Neverending Harvest Pie), Thanksgiving 2006.

Martin pimping some herbal thing that Mom takes because it calms down her and the pets and her chiropracter's German shepherd. Best not to ask.

Me counting off the ways in which I can rationalize having pie for dessert. Well, no, I have no idea what we're talking about, but don't I look earnest...

Mom. Possibly the only person who really came across well in the photos that afternoon.

A nice shot of Amber and Martin. I apologize, BTW, for the plethora of photos in this post, but I don't know which Amber will want to keep as tokens of her trip, so I'm posting pretty much all the even halfway decent shots.

And, Lo! The next day dawns. Amber and I stumble out in the quest to visit krystalemerges's pirate shop and stop to check out a cool Catholic church on Lankershim in N. Hollywood. This is her pointing out a way better shot than the one I was currently taking.

The Way Better Shot.

A Nice Courtyard, complete with old bell.

Holy Water. From a spigot.


If I stepped back any further on this next shot, I would've had sun problems, that's why the top of the cross is missing. Still, quite detailed I thought.

We then went across the street to a bric-a-brac shop, which had 2 very pretty but unsocial birds outside.

Amber displaying a lovely piece of frouf we found inside. FYI, the reason a lot of my pictures are blurry is that I've come to loathe how flashes make most pictures look so I'm trying to use it a lot less, but haven't yet actually learned how to hold the damn camera steady.

Igloo Industrial Drinking Water. What specifically makes drinking water more industrial than other drinking water. And would you really want to drink it??

A bunch of bric-a-brac and a peek at Amber.

CONTEST WITH NO PRIZE! What is this device for? Winner has the funniest answer. No actually saying what it's for, that's no fun at all.

And off we go to Enchanted Devas. Here's a shot Amber took of a pirate, a cannon, some feet and other asst. stuff.

Amber showing "Tits" a sock octopus.


This picture is way washed out, but it's a shot of "Heidi" (I think) who is Martin's and my favorite pirate in the shop.

Amber and I wanted to be impulsive, so we stopped off at a Caribbean restaurant around the corner from Enchanted Devas. This is the interior.

Amber liked the Pineapple Vases, so I, being the shutterhappy critter I am, took a picture of that, too.

We had Fritters!!

We both had the "caribbean burrito", since most items were curried and we were having curry for dinner. Turns out the filling of the burrito?? Curry!

We were also waited on by Creepy Waiter Guy. I will be polite and not go into the ways he was creepy, but suffice it to say I didn't want to go to restroom because then both of us would be alone. As it is, when we split the bill, he made one bill 24 and one 16. That's a split? And then, get this, even though our credit cards looked COMPLETELY different, he apparently put BOTH bills on MY credit card. Which caused me to be ONE DOLLAR overdrafted and get a 28 dollar overdraft charge. Moron. I bitched to WaMu, so the restaurant, due to his screw up, is not getting the other 16.

But enough bitching.

After that we went to my favorite Strip Mall, deep in Topanga Canyon. Amber took this pleasant shot out of the window.


The world's weirdest cute cat bank.

There was also a shot of our coffee repasts, complete with lemon bar and creme brulee bar, but I excluded it as I had forgotten to stir my iced coffee yet, and there were unappetizing little lumps of Sweet'n'Low piled on top of the floating ice cubes.

You're welcome.

LOSCON pics (and movies!) to appear at a later date.
Current Mood: busybusy
Matthew B. Tepper: Albino brideasimovberlioz on December 3rd, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Which Caribbean (or Caribbean) restaurant was this? I know gvdub enjoys Coley's, but that's on Magnolia near the Ralphs.
Frittersfritters on December 3rd, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, I never spell that right.

And I think that's the restaurant, actually. We had just gone north from ED's on Vineland and turned right at Ralphs...
Matthew B. Tepper: David Gerrold & measimovberlioz on December 3rd, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
Not chiding you for a misspelling -- just the standard invocation of my confusion (powered by a lyric by Cole Porter) on how to pronounce that word.
Inayahinayah_az on December 3rd, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Awesome pics. Is that thing a hat stand?
Frittersfritters on December 3rd, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
That's what it's SUPPOSED to be, I think, but that's no fun...
postrophe on December 3rd, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
That's a tribble trap, about to turn inside out and grab the one on top. When it's full you can sell it as Klingon repellant sculpture.

What specifically makes Igloo drinking water more industrial than other drinking water?
The igloos, of course! (Melting one is pretty heavily industrial...)
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on December 3rd, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
I like the tribble trap idea!

So all industrial water used to be igloos?
postrophe on December 3rd, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
Only the Best industrial water is made from igloos...

BTW the holy water tap is so you don't have to dip your house-blessing flask into a basin that's had untold other bottles and hands in it, and would look it after a while... nothing like dirty yucky holy water to inspire faith, eh? The tap goes to a cistern prolly very like the industrial water tun in your other pic, but blessed all at once and using only the finest select ecumenical igloos...
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on December 4th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
AH! I figured there was SOMEthing I didn't follow, I just didn't know it yet!
krystalemerges on December 3rd, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
that is the Coley's just east of the Ralph's on Magnolia. I have enjoyed it myself for the second time, but I have always ordered takeout and therefore I have not come across creepy waiter guy yet. There are many things on the menu that are not curry. We tried a Chicken Breast baked around a banana and topped with a delicate sauce, yesterday, I would definitely recommend it. The sweet potato pie is also delightful. mmmmmm....
lironesslironess on December 3rd, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Great pics.

That herbal stuff is the same stuff that I told you about and yes, it works. I have not been able to find mine for a few days and I miss it....

I would use the foofy thing on a stand as a sexy massage toy. Not that funny, but lots of fun!

Love the squid lamp and the cat bank. And now I have more friends pictures.

Can't wait for the new ones!
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on December 4th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Huh, so you've tried the herbal stuff, too. How does it work on wired cats?

Gonna be a while on the next set, what with holidays and finals in two weeks and such...
lironesslironess on December 4th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
If it can make naked parrots let thier feathers grow back, I would think it works on cats too.... I just would not know how much to give them....mabe one drop in thier water dish. Hum, I will have to try it when I get the next batch, I am about to run out....
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: honk babyspazzychic on December 4th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)

I am gonna be a totally lazy bugger and just link your post if that's ok. :D

Woot for the visit :D
Fritters: TT Robin Shocked by Frittersfritters on December 4th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)

I don't blame you, though, pic posts are a lot of work.
aquatwoaquatwo on December 4th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
somebody beat me to the tribble angle so i'll have to punt and say it's a remote-controlled animatronic toupée stand with voice recognition software. whenever the recognized owner calls out, "honey? where's my hair?!" it will follow the voice and "walk" the toupée to its owner. yup, definitely.
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on December 5th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
You've got the best answer so far...
Riggerrigger on December 5th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
That's a weird lamp and bank. I think that catbank would creep me out if I had it in my house.

Aside from that I'm glad to see you had fun. :)
Fritters: Cat licky -  by sunflower_sarifritters on December 5th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
I personally would love to have the cat bank, except for the whole polishing all the metal problem...
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: englishspazzychic on December 5th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)

You could make it a saran wrap parka?