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23 June 2013 @ 01:33 pm
Los Angeles, I am in you!  
So... hello from LA!

I arrived a few weeks ago, found a little place near Culver City, signed my lease, and started work! It's definitely an adjustment, but I'm having a blast. It's wonderful to be living near friends again!

Work is crazy - I'm apparently the only instructor that the natural history museum hired this year who doesn't already have a teaching credential, so I definitely feel like I have a lot of catching up to do. Each week of camp has a different curriculum, so there will be no settling into a routine. But there's tons of different things to explore! This week I'm actually teaching at the La Brea Tar Pits, so I had a pretty good geek-out on Friday when I was there getting oriented. I remember reading about it as a child, and now I'm working there! /nature nerd

I'm also having fun exploring the city on my own! I've done a few hikes and am already planning more. Last night, some friends and I went to a radio broadcast performance of Kindertransport (by LA Theater Works), starring Jane Kaczmarek, Molly Quinn, and Susan Sullivan. It was emotionally-brutal, but all of the actors did a phenomenal job. We were definitely in tears. It was such a small, intimate theater, and on top of that, having no sets/costumes/props, it was all on the actors to pull it off, and they did so in high fashion. We hung around the lobby chatting for awhile afterward. Talked to Susan Sullivan for a bit, who was SO excited that we were Castle fans discovering local theater highlights. She was an absolute sweetheart, welcoming and chatty. She also ran over and told Molly Quinn that we were there, and she came over to say hi as well. We thanked her for letting us know about the show (we heard about it from her Twitter), and then we chatted until they kicked everyone out of the lobby. Just a really wonderful night, with an amazing show!

Artwork continues! I got a scan of my snowy owl painting, and it is now available as a print here! I'm going to be putting the varnish on the painting today, and then hopefully I can offer it for sale or exhibit somewhere once that's dried. I've got a couple of other projects in the works - another wildlife painting, and a small Castle piece just for fun.

I'm definitely missing my summer TV, though! I started a Farscape rewatch, because it's been far too long. Gah, I'd forgotten how amazing that show was! And I'm already counting down to the Castle season premiere... gotta read fanfiction to keep me busy in the meantime!

And finally, I'm counting down until Comic Con! Or, rather, NerdHQ, since I didn't get SDCC tickets this year. But I did finish my Kaylee costume, so I'll be rockin' that this year. Only going Saturday/Sunday, because work, but still SO EXCITED!
Current Location: Los Angeles, CA
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: Epcot - Soarin' Queue Loop
Rhincodon Typus: Whale Sharkwhale_shark on June 23rd, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
I just started watching Castle!!! Love it!
Kirsten: Castle - Morning Coffeexfkirsten on June 23rd, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
It's easily my favorite show on TV right now... and the longer it goes on, the more I realize it will probably be my favorite of all time. Finally, a TV show I love where the creator knows exactly what he's doing!
Rhincodon Typus: Whale Sharkwhale_shark on June 24th, 2013 06:14 am (UTC)
I'm not a fan of the new Captain, I must admit. (I just got to season 4).

I've been kicking around cutting my hair short for summer... and (another admission) season 1 Beckett hair is going to be my inspiration tomorrow! If I don't chicken out.

Congrats on the new job!!
Kirsten: Castle - Morning Coffeexfkirsten on June 24th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
I didn't like her at first, but she kinda grew on me. That being said, I will always miss Montgomery! He was so awesome.

Beckett's season one hair was adorable! Apparently Stana Katic just cut her hair again - not season-one-short, but like shoulder length. It'll be interesting to see yet ANOTHER hairstyle in season six. :P

Thanks! I'm really enjoying it!
Fimuldy on June 24th, 2013 09:42 am (UTC)

I can't wait to see you in October :-D
Kirsten: Castle - Morning Coffeexfkirsten on June 24th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEE I'm so excited!! :D
Andy: torrijoebwankareeda on June 29th, 2013 11:52 am (UTC)
YAY, LA! :D So happy to hear, that you doing great there. :D

Your snowy owl painting is great.

Farscape! ♥