Sunday, March 5, 2006
On Friday night, Mr. Octopus and I walked to our neighborhood movie theater, the small but great Los Feliz 3 on Vermont, to catch the last showing of Capote (excellent movie). The fact that we can walk to this theater, and that it is never crowded, might be the best thing about our neightborhood. We walked there again tonight, right after the Oscars. We'd just seen that Amex commercial with Robert DeNiro and got nostalgic for New York. To make us feel better we put on our jackets and walked over to Vermont. It's not New York, but it's a satisfactory substitute as far as LA goes. In a very unwalkable city, this little stretch of Vermont is a real comfort. Tonight we walked past the movie theater (Transamerica and Brokeback Mountain were the other movies showing) and into Skylight Books, which is right next door. I went straight to the LA section and picked up books on LA hikes and then mosied over to the travel section where I flipped through pages of Lonely Planet Baja and Frommers Argentina. After about a half hour at the bookstore, we made the walk back home, thinking less about New York and more about tomorrow being Monday.