Halloween Surprise, pt. 1/30

Paranormal Boulevard

Lila was digging in her embroidered handbag for her keys, when she looked up to see a cardboard box leaning against her front door. Shaking her head, she walked toward it. “More eBay stuff,” she grumbled. Lately Ian had been on a buying spree in a quest for the perfect Halloween outfits for them.

She reached down to pick up the box, and nearly fell over as the weight from her backpack sliding off the one shoulder almost pulled her off balance. Reaching to the ground to steady herself, her hand encountered what felt to be a flat package. She grabbed it and heaved her way up, finally using her keys to unlock the door and stumble inside.

“Oof.” She nearly face planted on the floor as she tried to avoid tripping over their cat Pearson, who sat squarely in the middle of the doorway looking peeved about having been home alone all day. Lila finally came to a halt and managed to close the door without stepping directly on Pearson before throwing herself down in a chair and putting down the assorted packages, purse, and backpack with a series of heavy thuds.

“Sorry, buddy. Got caught at work.” She addressed the cat, who decided that she had gotten the message and came over to jump in her lap and demand the attention that was his rightful due. Lila petted him absentmindedly while turning over the envelope that she’d picked up right before entering. Written in Cyrillic were a couple of words that made her blood run cold:



pflowerAfter a full day at work, Ian and Lila went for tacos at their favorite place. On their walk, they saw the urban chickens out exploring, which always makes Lila smile.

The Last Day of the Weekend

1950s sci-fi style

Yesterday Ian and Lila were able to get their fish/shrimp tacos and took a nice walk; however, the work efficiency just wasn’t there. Today needs to be a hard work day with a small break for dinner.

On a Walk

Silver Lake flowers

Lila went for a walk yesterday to run errands.  On her way she smelled the lovely scent from roses, saw a squirrel and this beautiful view down the street. Take time to savor today! Happy Friday!

Fish & Shrimp Tacos

Fish & shrimp tacos, cola and hibiscus tea

Ian and Lila often wander up to Best Fish Taco in Ensenada in Los Feliz for quick, affordable, tasty meals. It’s only $1.75 for a fish taco or $2.25 for a shrimp or a potato (papataco, for veggie/vegans) taco, and just $1 for a soft drink, fresh horchata (cinnamon rice milk), jamaica (hibiscus tea) or tamarindo agua fresca (tamarind drink). Plus, Lila feels like she’s at the beach while eating at the adjoining patio underneath a canopy of palm fronds. Bliss.

Movie Night

Vista Theatre in Los Feliz
Vista Theatre interior
Egyptian themed mural inside theater
Intelligentsia Coffee patio
Coffee, tea, and conversation

One of Ian’s and Lila’s favorite places to catch a movie is at the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, a 1920s vintage theater with a cool Egyptian theme and great atmosphere. This Saturday they decided to walk over and take in an evening showing of the new Simon Pegg movie, The World’s End.

After watching the movie, Ian and Lila strolled down Sunset Boulevard to Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake, where Ian selected Decaf Librarian’s Blend coffee and Lila chose Organic Golden Needles black tea. Sitting on the patio enjoying a pleasant conversation and sipping their drinks provided a perfect way to end the day.

Co-op Stuff

Walking down the sidewalk, Ian and Lila observed this lighted window. Ian motioned toward the door and they strolled in to observe the vintage and reproduction materials scattered around the shop. Lots of fun stuff to see.