My L.A. Bucket List

It’s true. Most residents of a city don’t visit its attractions until guests come to town. Today, per my visitor-cousin’s request, I hiked to the Hollywood sign. It was great. What wasn’t so great was the realization that I hadn’t even known that it was possible to hike to the Hollywood sign, and I’ve lived in L.A. for a decade.

So, I’m creating my L.A. Bucket List: things that I want to do in Los Angeles before I die, or at least before I leave L.A., whichever comes first.

Here’s a draft of my list:
• Catch a full moon at Griffith Observatory
• Ride the zipline on Catalina Island
• Hike in Rancho Palos Verdes
• Run in Runyon Canyon
• Bike along Venice Beach (& check out the muscle men)
• Take the Metrorail somewhere—anywhere

What’s on your Bucket List?

Aging Gracefully

This week I decided that I want to be a cool old person.  When I do finally decide to become a card carrying member of the AARP, I want to do it as a vibrant, fun loving senior citizen.

So, I'm working on a plan to maintain my youthful vibrancy and physical flexibility so that I am able to move, shake, rattle, and roll throughout my olden years, without any problems.

Last night, I took a dance class--my first in nearly a year.  I learned that break-dancing is exponentially more difficult than it looks.  Now I know why most breakers are male; it takes a lot of physical strength!

That may be my last break-dancing class, but have no fear, I haven't given up.

Next up...gymnastics!  Surely old ladies can conquer the rings.