Readers: Is this Gina?
Gina: Yessss, it is, who may I ask is calling?
Readers: We are your readers, and we have a question. Haven't you been phoning it in lately?
Gina: Um, er, why yes, I suppose I have been lately. What with Christmas coming and the little sweepstakes thing I had going, well, it all got kinda crazy there for a while.
Readers: Well, we can understand that. Up to a point. And after that, you see, we just aren't going to waste our time any more. Capice?
Gina: Uh, yeah. Loud and clear.
So dear readers, I apologize for the lack of any insightful or witty posting lately. And of commenting, in which I have been greatly remiss. My brain and body have both been on overdrive, and I was certainly slacking off pretty much all of last week. Sigh. I'll try to do better this week, although I'm not making any quality promises until after Christmas.
Today, because it was a beautiful and lovely day after a couple days of rain, we decided to visit the semi-newly remodeled Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. It is one of the oldest observatories in SoCal, I believe, and parts of the movie "Rebel Without a Cause" were filmed there. We hadn't been there since the remodel, and figured today would be a great day to go.
And we were oh-so-right. I have been to Griffith's more times than I can count, and I can honestly say I have never seen the view of Los Angeles and the environs more clearly than I did today. You could see all the way to the ocean, and even the ocean, which usually has some fog shrouding it, could be seen to the farthest horizon.
One blip on the way was that Mr. P had to throw up due to getting carsick. He gets carsick often, even though we have a DVD player in the back to keep his eyes off the scenery, which if he looks at, will get him sick very quickly. He has always been prone to carsickness, and I was told by the pediatrician that he would "grow out of it." Right. Still waiting.
Anyhoo, the highlight of the day was that Mr. P got to activate one of only two of the original Tesla Coils built by Nikola Tesla himself in the United States. There it is in the picture above. How cool was that? He was chosen out of a group to go ahead and press the button to create 1.2 million volts of energy, and I swear, I thought his face would break from the grinning.