So far, I’ve blogged about going to the Long Beach Aquarium, the Getty Center and whale watching. I’m wondering if this is the beginning of a new category perhaps – maybe we could name it “Darleene Does L.A.” or “Darleene’s Dope Day Trips” or something.
Anyway, yes, I dragged Trinity and my friend Sam (a Press-Telegram reporter for those of you who are keeping count) braved the gray skies and trekked out to Malibu to check out the Getty Villa. I originally went for tickets on April 17, but for some reason changed my mind and went back to get more of those free tickets, for March 6.
It was so much fun. I’m not sure anymore if I can say the Getty Center is my favorite museum now – the Getty Villa is so beautiful and houses so much stuff that really, really interests me – ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian art and history. I know that I previously said I would be willing to give my April 17 tickets away, but I think I may have to use them for myself. I think I really need to go on a sunny day to get the full measure of the Getty Villa.
(Trinity’s reading everything I’m writing right now and promising payback. Pshhh, yeah, when you get your own blog buddy!)
Anyway, I know at this point, you’re thinking – dude – did you only take pictures of yourselves doing goofy poses? No, actually I didn’t. I reserved the good photos for my work site, with detailed captions. Later, my boss Jason came up to say he liked the slideshow. When I showed him the outtakes he said I should’ve put those into the slideshow, I said, “ohhhh, I don’t think so.”
I can just imagine the e-mails I would have gotten…
Check back, I might have more photos to add from Sam. Heehee. Yay! More goofy photos!
Update: More goofy photos from Sam! Check out the whole album here, but here are a few of my favorite shots:
Sam and her inspired pose next to the theater mask.
Me and my new friend. He’s a philosiphizer. Damn liberals….
I was actually the first to discover the awesome shadow screen thing. Trinity looked on in chagrin, apparently thinking, this is my wife….
Then Sam jumped in and saw the props. Man! She looks way too comfortable with that sword….
And whilst I wandered about, looking at the Greek and Roman depictions of women, men, their beloved animals and the art adorning their final resting places and looking for Sam, Sam and Trin took pictures in the Hall of Women with some guy’s butt in the background. Nice.
Check out Sam’s album, though, since it’s a lot more detailed and funnier than my captions. She said that she was showing the pictures to her sister and her sister remarked, “you people are the reason I rarely go out in public.” Or something to that effect. What did she mean? *innocent*