It’s bad here in Los Angeles. Here’s today’s news, courtesy of the Associated Press:
“Mayor Eric Garcetti conceded that Los Angeles reopened too quickly and again warned that the city was “on the brink” of new shutdown orders as the coronavirus continues to surge in California.”
So yes, it’s bad, but I’m fortunate enough to say it’s also boring. Fortunate because, of course, I don’t know anyone who is sick or dying of covid and I’m not sick myself. So this weekend was about addressing The Boring. Friday night’s agenda: baking my third pie. I picked cherry, stained my fingernails with all the pitting, and got fancy with my crust: I made a mask for the top and titled the thing, “Wear a Mask or shut your pie hole.” I mean….you get so disgusted, you might as well try to keep a sense of humor.
I also decided to do a mini car-tour around LA with a visiting friend, but going east, away from the ocean, for a change. We took the following photos in and near downtown, passing by our beautiful Art Deco-style Union Station, our main railway hub; City Hall; many, many, many homeless encampments; downtown’s artsy Arts District (see the neon Mona Lisa, the fun drinking cats and famed muralist Kent Twitchell’s new portrait of artist Ed Ruscha); the Brewery, home to one hundred or so artists and an annual Art Walk; and other delights and curiosities.
I capped off Sunday morning with a visit to Copenhagen Bakery in Culver City. Karen Hansen, a Denmark native, bakes her mom’s pastry recipes and they’re amazing. So it was a weekend born of baking and ending in baking.
What did you do? Hope you stayed safe.