notes from friday: 1844 californian adobe, #HuffPo, message sent to berlin and received from JAPAN #glorious

darlings

we are so very excited – who-we-are-in-RL is writing film reviews for our good friend Arianna – isn’t that splendid?

not many know, of course, that she (RL, not our good friend Arianna) started writing film reviews as a young (and so very deeply naive) student at the London University newspaper which is (still!) rather aptly named – London Student.

ah yes.

the years in the dark, looking up at the silver screen……..

*pause*

*sighs*

lovely.

on another note.

our writing research for next week’s column in Los Angeles, I’m Yours took us to Calabasas and back in 90-degree burning sunshine (whatever that is in old money) yesterday.

we weren’t writing about the Leonis Adobe per se but we can’t resist popping into a museum when there are a few moments free on the calendar.

why yes!

we *did* take pictures.

you are most kind for asking.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA so as we cut down from the extreme heat of Calabasas through Topanga Canyon (cue 60s music) and down to the Pacific Ocean we paused at the red lights (befitting all traffic regulations) and this is the picture we took for our friend miss jules who is Heading HERE from Berlin on Monday!
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we posted the picture on Instagram (how modern, as William would say)

and then one of our virtual friends from JAPAN

*pausetowavetothelandoftherisingsun*

yes, JAPAN!

left us a billet doux on the photograph to tell us that the blue we had captured (we adore blue-blue-blue) reminded him of Kitano.

well, this was a cultural reference we did not hitherto know (which is very exciting – we love new knowledge pod moments).

look.

kitano

don’t open a new browser window and visit mr. google – we’ve done it for you….

and an article here

well.

#exhale

isn’t that amazing?

a european-Living-in-LosAngeles visits an adobe structure built in 1844 and drives to the Pacific Ocean – takes a photograph for a friend in Berlin and someone in Japan tells us about a whole cultural movement around the shade blue-blue-of-LA-Ocean_and-sky that we did not previously know – in the space of a few  h o u r s.

now that, ladies and gentlemen and undecided gender warriors, is The Future of storytelling and communication.

right here.

a m a z i n g.

*shivers*

we must tell Arianna – she’ll love that.

tags and stats and musings.

darlings

we so Rarely check the “stats” pages (we lie) on our blog and IG (instagram) but when we do (frequently) we are Tickled Pink by the sheer International nature of the delicious visitors who drop by – look!

Fig. 1

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to decode a little (if we were Presenting a PowerPoint – which thankfully our new life does not require us to do anymore – we would have this point written down in the accompanying notes) – the darker areas are the most popular – hello, friends-in-the-USA, followed by the sunshine yellow – hullo, london, guten tag deutschland, bonjour paris! howdy, canada and g’day australia and a virtual hug to NZ – as well as a deep humble bow and a Konnichiwa (we are Most Excited to have an increasing number of new friends in The Land Of The Rising Sun).

the peachy areas are very tentatively new acquaintances from latin america and a few – gasp – from RU (a very curious look via the interweb to you there – we never got to visit in the last Day Job, sadly).

and then we took a quick gander (british for “look”) at this new-fangled area on statigram (the techie-types-that-observe-instagram) or maybe it’s been there for simply ages but we didn’t peek and it does a comparison between the most Popular Tags on instagram as a whole (see Fig. 2) and those-we-use (the exercise is to suggest one uses the tags that people-are-searching-for-on-IG-as-a-whole one assumes – but we’re not that bothered by the young Mr. Bieber – charming and apparently wayward as he is).

Fig. 2

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so here are our tags – and they are perfectly amusing – they couldn’t be anyone else’s tags actually.

which means we are being True to ourself – At. Last.

teamgloria tags. 

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end/tags. 

so there you have it – the strange beauty that it is the metadata behind the interweb.

which apparently is a Lot like when one was small and looked behind the Television Set to see where Michael Parkinson was sharing a few moments with Oliver Reed just before they went out from the Green Room at the BBC (doff cap)

Screen shot 2013-04-16 at 8.54.09 AMwe remember looking behind the television set wondering if Dame Edna Everage would take us out to tea after Mr. Parkinson had finished speaking with her in front of the Nation.

Screen shot 2013-04-16 at 9.15.52 AMso there you go – the tags and stats on the interweb are a lot like looking behind the television set waiting for Dame Edna Everage to finish her show.

in our imagination.

which is so delicious.

 

 

 

medical leave day 19: a walk in the park and GB flies in from the Other Coast

a delicious day.

we took it very slow. and things are getting easier. most noticeably because we are getting out a little – a little further each day too.

we took a stroll across washington square park (On Our Own!) and rested a lot (tis strange how long it takes to get anywhere when one has to rest at highly frequent intervals but we did manage it).

mC came to meet us at NYU where we spent some time with friends. while we waited for her we sat here on this window seat and read a while.

this was the view out of the window from that lovely spot. a rare sight – a back garden in manhattan.

then – back chez nous – Another Parcel (we Adore a Parcel)! some more delicious sunday supplements from the English newspapers courtesy of our splendid friends @ilicco and @kate_day. so kind. especially good to ward off any potential blues on the horizon. one cannot be sad with the british telly reviews of Downtown Abbey, darlings.

GB arrived! now GB is our Most Traveled (American, so we are only using this spelling) Friend. he flew in from the Other Coast to come and stay and cheer us up for a couple of days.

and he brought us a present From JAPAN (we are So Lucky to have all these lovely friends bringing and sending delicious gifts – we are truly grateful in our time of confinement)

a fashion moment in CHINA reminiscent of Monocle.

so the good news is that team gloria has had 6 hours of sleep in the past 24 hours.

the bad news is that those 6 hours were spread out in 3 blocks of 2 hours each.

scratchy eyes. a bit grumpy and yet zingy from the morning walk, swim, sauna, steam and a few minutes in the light box room (we’re not sure what it does but it makes us giggle being inside it before we shower and get dressed)…..

…………..yet in the pool this morning there was another human.

we were a little perplexed by this as we are generally alone at 7. 25AM while doing lengths.

the other human was STRAIGHT OUT OF A MONOCLE FASHION SPREAD – it was too utterly amazing (you haven’t seen one? – oh – ok – think about a slim, professional Japanese man wearing the sort of elegantly cut swim shorts one buys between flight changes in Zurich).

here’s Monocle’s site – we couldn’t find a fashion spread (we thoroughly recommend buying a copy of the magazine anyway – we’re a HUGE fan) but we did find their “guide to summer” here ……yeah, it’s an old guide to summer, but who cares? for a brand that is so definitely inspired by northern europe circa 1948 mixed with japan circa 1982 and a dash of monaco (pre-Grace) we’re not sure it matters….

ok – one more espresso in the hotel room on the 76th floor and we’re off for a day and evening of (day job) meetings.

time to put the interested-frown-and-slight-head-tilt-at-curious-information-before-speaking-look.

works every time.