Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bastille Day Eve with the SoCal PDP Fan Pod

Southern California fans of Paris Daily Photo celebrated Bastille Day at Lilly's French Cafe in Venice. We'd have gone to Perris, but it's too far from L.A.

Here we are early in the evening, when we first met and before the ice was broken. Seated, you see Tall Gary, Pont Girl and my husband, John. Standing: that's Carrie on the left and me on the right.

Wow, what a difference after a Kir Royale and a meal, huh? What a wacky bunch! Actually we had a great time discussing our mutual interests in France and its history and culture, plus our work, our travels and the other things that make up good conversation. We talked a lot about Paris Daily Photo, the unique and wonderful blog that brought us together, and all the unique and wonderful people we've met there—especially Eric Tenin, the master of ceremonies.

This is "Eric the Escargot." He didn't make it through the meal. Too tasty. You know we're big fans.

Friday, July 11, 2008

5 Questions

Aaron Proctor has this nifty column in Pasadena Weekly, and he was kind enough to feature me this week. Thank you, Aaron!

Altadena Mountain Rescue Rappelling Sequence

These members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team were training a new recruit at the Devil's Gate Dam the other day. This photo sequence is of her first rappel (ever!) . More information at Pasadena Daily Photo.