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My idea for Day 6, was to do a homage to the snowflake. I love snowflakes, mainly because I love the snow, but also because they are so pretty. I used to love making snowflakes out of construction paper in school, and I always get new snowflake ornaments for my tree every year. Here are some rad pics inspired by snowflakes that I like. I’m praying for many more of these to come down this winter!
Day 7 was Awesome. We got a ton of work with the mag done, I watched Home Alone, sipped tea and wrote out my holiday cards. I actually got one made this year, with photos and all that. It’s a first for me, mainly because I don’t have any kids of a dude to send one out with..Haha…I would post up what I’m sending out, but the three people that actually read this blog are probably getting one and I don’t want to blow the surprise!
Halloween is my favorite holiday. It’s not that I really love dressing up and finding a costume and it’s not that I even like scary movies very much— it’s the fact that it’s the start to the holiday season. It’s colorful, it’s still nice enough to get outside, and there is anticipation in the air. I remember one Halloween when I was in high school I went to Magic Mountain for Fright Night with my boyfriend and some friends. I am a sucker for themed amusement parks and for Halloween they always did it up. There were a bunch of haunted houses and everything was decorated.
When we got back home we decided to steal pumpkins from everyone’s houses and put them all in my front yard. It was a crazy carved pumpkin field. It was pretty awesome. While I’ll leave out the part of the cops showing up after my boyfriend and his friends placed all the pumpkins across the main road after that it was a Halloween I will never forget. I will also never forget the Halloween I spent in the hospital after a car accident and totaling my best friends car. Awh memories.
I am also one for cheesy music, especially at Christmas…but a song that is fun for Halloween is “This is Halloween” from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Here’s the song to get you in the spirit and some fun and colorful fall images to go along with it. Happy Halloween everyone! —TS
I don’t know what it is, but I seem to be a lot more sentimental these days. Maybe it has to do with growing up or (shall I say it) getting older, but I’ve been big into revisiting places I used to go as a child, linking up with old friends and swinging by my old houses I used to live in. I was recently down south staying at my sister’s. She still lives where we grew up so when I’m there I find myself strolling down old streets and venturing to old familiar places. A little zone I hadn’t been to in years is Vasquez Rocks. I had maybe only been there a handful of times, but it’s one of the places I had always thought about checking out again.
Vasquez Rocks is a zone right off the 14 Freeway in the outskirts of L.A. that is proclaimed to be one of the most photographed and filmed locations in Hollywood history. The area is a rugged hilly rock area surrounded by desert and farmland. The rocks are said to have formed some 25 million years ago by a violent earthquake. Notable TV and movies that have been filmed here include “McGyver”, “Star Trek”, “The Flintstones”, “24″, “Roswell”, “Short Circuit”, and “The Lone Ranger”. The list is endless. While Hollywood has mad its mark, Vasquez remains preserved with hiking trails and picnic areas open to the public daily. For the pre-season I really get into hiking and exploring around. Not only is it great to get outside, it’s a good workout and great cross-training. The hiking is beginner to intermediate and there are also a ton of climbing zones.
My Mom and I meandered about as there are a ton of different trails, but the nice thing is you can’t really get lost because it’s such an open and visible area. There is also horse-back riding on the trails as well. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, Vasquez is a sweet spot to check out. Make your own memories and you’re sure to capture some scenic shots if you bring a camera. It was awesome to explore Vasquez again as an adult, with my Mom as well, on such a beautiful late summer day…and get fit while we were at it. —TS
I’m blogging a little early because tonight I’m hopping on a plane to Jamaica this evening where Awesome is about to get craaazy. At any rate, I’m not sure how much time or internet I will have so I am doing this now. Anyway, enough explaining.
Factories. They fascinate me. Not all of them, only the good ones like Tillamook Cheese, Celestial Seasonings and Coors Brewery. (All of which I’ve been to of course.) Even with “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” being one of my favorite movies, I had never been to a candy factory. Well, it just so happened there is one about two miles down the street from my apartment. It’s not just any candy factory either, it’s Hammond’s. The candy is world-renown and has been featured in many magazines and tv shows including Martha Stewart and Oprah. The candy is sold at Whole Foods, Dean&Deluca and many “posh” little stores.
Hammond’s has been handmaking candy since 1920 and the technique is still used today. The place gives free tours (and candy) showing the ins and outs of candy making. The best part? The building smells like a dream. I just wanted to bottle it up. It was magical. The scent of maple, sugar and spice made my heart patter. I was kind of expecting little green munchkins to come out and sing, but sadly there was no happy music, no chocolate waterfall and no Wonka. Dang. Maybe I try to break in at night and see what really goes on. That would be Awesome right? Here’s a little history on Hammond’s. Get ready for Awesome to get tropical tomorrow!! —TS
You know who else is getting Awesome? 7 other pretty little ladies. www.30daysofawesome.com.
Some funny moments from the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory remake.
I’ve wanted to check out Cinebarre for quite some time now. I used to drive by one every day on my way to the Snowboard Mag office. Cinebarre is a movie theater/restaurant bar and what makes it so Awesome is it’s cheap. $5 to see new releases and only $8 for 3-D movies all day Mon-Thursday. It gets even better when you throw in the full bar and food service throughout the movie.
The concept is genius. Cinebarre is a legit 12 theater place with full service food and drinks during the showing. Since I have been wanting to see “Hangover 2″ I thought it would be the perfect Awesome to hit up Cinebarre, drink brews and eat some pizza while I’m at it. The Hangover 2 was hilarious and the point that I could drink openly (instead of drinking from a flask as per usual) during the flick just made it that much better. —TS
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