Touring Downtown LA

September 11, 2012

in dessert, los angeles area interests

So between today being 9/11, having my dear friend Jenny finally announce her brain tumor, and thinking of my dad, I’ve been feeling pretty serious.

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My friend Koji took me on a little tour of Downtown LA during his lunch break. He’s dealt with grief before and is an excellent tour guide…

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…above are what he calls the “Swiss Cheese Men” and below…

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…”Anatomically Correct Monkeys!”

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This was my first time at Olvera Street

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No Confetti Eggs, Candy or famous taquitos for me, FYI.

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We hopped on board the train at Union Station

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…one stop back to Little Tokyo!

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I did devour one of Mikawaya’s Mochi Ice Cream balls…

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…these are, indeed, the same ones you see at Trader Joe’s!

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Coconut…mmmm!

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Definitely felt like a new person after only 1.5 hours of sight seeing – I highly recommend playing tourist if you’re feeling funky today too…now I’m off to eat 1/2 a melon, and bake something sweet for my Dessert Darling….

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{ 9 comments }

1 k September 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Wow, Lynn. Life is funny. I was going to comment yesterday and tell you thank you for all that you do: Leading by example through your blog. By just being you and showing us that the path to balance is not the same for all of us and that we need to honor that! In my day to day search of finding my own balance, you have truly helped to guide me. As one of the largest difficulties for me in overcoming my disordered eating and compulsive exercise, is guilt. Over myself, for my family, in not fitting the jello-mold of what everyone wants and expects me to be. Also, now, in keeping what balance I have found, truly with your aid, in the face of adversity. The reason why I didn’t comment yesterday was because I felt that I could not properly compose my words. As I still feel that way I apologize for being unclear, but I need to share. On saturday morning my ever healthy 44 year-old Mother had a seizure. Yesterday afternoon, following multiple of tests and hospital waiting, she too, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Normally I am fairly quiet, even when reflective or emotionally piqued. I am sorry to bare my jumbled soul here. However I am sure that you can understand the need to reach out to something, when bearing something alone is too much. To commiserate, even in public. I will continue reading your blog Lynn, come what may in my life and in yours. (Sorry for the creep factor here!) For even though we have never met, you are a source of strength for me, as I’m sure you know you are for others. For that I wanted you to know I am ever grateful. We will all just have to keep on keepin’ on together! :)

2 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet September 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

thank you for bearing your (not as jumbled as you think) soul! means quite a bit to hear from you and have you share. thank you – comments like these are definitely a source of strength for me as well!

3 Michelle September 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I’ve enjoyed your blog for awhile, but lately it’s really been touching.My dad died suddenly in July. I had just had surgery and couldn’t make the long trip to Indonesia for the funeral. It’s been hard to connect to my grief when I wasn’t able to go through the process of saying goodbye. Thank you for being willing to share your thoughts and feelings. It’s been so helpful.

4 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet September 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm

thank you for letting me know, michelle, and i’m so sorry for your loss…

5 Unknown Buddhist September 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Lynn:

Thank you for all your thoughts and words through your trails and father’s passing. Like other readers, I learnd over the weekend that I am experiencing congestive heart failure. And while I did not believe, my first major attack came this morning with: faster heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and sweating.

It seemed strange, surreal. There wasn’t a damned thing I could do, but hand it over to whatever higher power there was. I remain open. Stay strong.

6 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet September 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm

wow. sending healing, positive thoughts your way. xoxo

7 Floey September 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

I’ve been wanting to go there for the mochi balls! How much are the single ones?

8 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet September 12, 2012 at 7:43 am

Geez why can’t I remember? I think a dollar and change???

9 Brigid September 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

I really want to check out Olvera Street, and your pictures only make me want to more. Maybe we’ll do that this weekend. I have no idea what a confetti egg is, but I’ll make sure to arrive unarmed.

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