Monday, February 26, 2007

salk institute: bite me

I know its been a long time since I posted here (but keeping up my blogging duties on curbed). I entertained family from new york for a week - which was interesting since I've never really had to figure out how to entertain kids in LA. turns out, not so difficult since this entire city is an amusement park. the hits: venice boardwalk, hiking in runyon, sushi ike (my cousins may be 9 and 11 but they know good sushi when they see it), and the getty center. misses: universal studios (which I thankfully missed since I was teaching that day), and fred segal (because they didn't spot any celebrities).

as soon as they left, I had to go down to San Diego to speak at a conference saturday morning. I thought I'd take advantage of my proximity to la jolla and stop by the salk institute. I was erroneously informed that even if they were closed, they'd probably let me in. oh how wrong I was. I begged. I pleaded. I just wanted to take pics of the courtyard, I didn't want to go inside. the security guard was unconvinced. I was able to use the restroom, with an escort, and I have a feeling that was only bc the empire waist dress I was wearing makes me look pregnant. they're not completely heartless, you see. so san diego was a bust. sure the conference went well, but that was a whole lot of driving to NOT see a building I've been meaning to see for years.

it was also my birthday this weekend. my family kindly bought me a new digital camera and once I figure out how to download my pics, I will post the photos I took of the salk institute from the side of the road. how sad. how lonely. how dejected I must have looked.

the rest of the birthday weekend consisted of korean bbq, korean bars, chinese hot pot, and bashing bad oscar dresses. almost perfect, had one single security guard taken pity on my pouting. I should have just rushed the courtyard in my 4 inch heels.

I could have taken him.


At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was for your own safety... if you are not a scientist and not escorted by one you could have seriously injured yourself or others by bumbling around the labs.

I'm sorry you didn't get to see it. Rest assured NO ONE gets "let in for just a sec" on the weekends.


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