MOM AND DAD'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE:
The parents were here for a visit last week! Yay!
Hartman was especially thrilled with her week long spoiling. :)
The evening they arrived we had our first adventure: Dinner at Zen Chi in Studio City! If you're ever in Studio City, Zen Chi is a must. The edamame is crazy delicious! I couldn't get Mom to try my black tiger shrimp... Someday, Mom...someday! ;)
The next day we went to Beverly Hills and walked around Rodeo Drive where we did not buy a thousand dollar t-shirt or hundred dollar socks.
I think this is where they shot part of the Beverly Hillbillies opening sequence!
After taking Hollywood and the hills by storm-- we had a special Mothers/Fathers day dinner!
On Friday I took them to Starfleet Academy!
Yeah, okay, it wasn't Starfleet. We went to the J. Paul Getty museum! I've always wanted to ride that tram we always drive by on the 405! That wasn't the primary reason for going, but it certainly wasn't a drawback.
While there we learned way more than we ever wanted to know about 'Clara' the well traveled Rhino. You know how America goes crazy over people like Paris Hilton? Well, in the 1500's the world went crazy over a freaking Rhino... I guess we've evolved... or not. ;)
THEN...THAT EVENING... WE SAID GOODBYE TO:
My beloved Stargate SG1! I loved the series finale. For months now I've avoided Stargate websites, Forums and even Joe Mallozi's blog so as to not get accidentally spoiled on the plot... Then, the day of the finale, I decided to check out google news to see what kind of press SG1 was getting. Guess what. They got Press. And the press dropped plot details left and right! I know, I know, once I looked left and got spoiled why on earth did I look right? I dunno. Darn press! ;)
Oh well, it was a beautiful character episode about *SPOILER ALERT* the crew trapping themselves in a time dialation field to figure out a way to escape impending death from the final blow of an Ori blaster to their ship. I still have that old CCR song stuck in my head. Here's one of my favorite scene's from the ep:
Not to worry, Atlantis has it's 4th season next year and SG1 has 2 movies in the works!
The next morning was KETCHUP DAY! I somehow mangaed to convince Mom to star in my Ketchup commercial for an internet video contest.
I'm very close to uploading it to the internets. Just a few minor tweaks left in the edit bay! I won't spoil you on the plot. I'd love to get feedback from everybody once I upload it!
There will also be a hilliarious blooper posted soon as well! We were all laughing so hard we were crying! Thanks Mom for doing this crazy video!!
Oh yeah, and check out our new camera! The JVC HD-110U! Yeah, baby! This shoot was it's maiden voyage. Very happy with it! Hopefully it's going to get quite the workout in the coming days as I venture into the world of freelance.
Next stop: the La Brea Tar Pits! My Dad has wanted to see the tar pits since he was 10 years old!
You gotta respect the people who volunteer to spend their summers digging in a hot, smelly pit of tar!
Next day, next stop: Universal Studios!
We took the awesome studio tram tour:
After the tour I was nearly eaten by a shark! Luckily, some kid got right in our shot and saved my life by holding the jaws open by a single tooth. Thanks kid. ;)
Would anybody like a quick snacky fish?
Check out Dad's cool hat! He had a person or two come up to him who 'had a story for him'! I had to laugh!
One of the trip highlights was going to see a live taping of the Tonight Show! Since they didn't allow cameras in there, we took a picture of the episode as it aired that night. :)
Thanks for 'Murray' the plant!
One last adventure: SUSHI! You may not believe this, but we actually got Dad to try it! Really! See:
Now you believe, don't you!
See you in September at Alissa's wedding!! Love you!!