THE GOLDEN GLOBES!!!
Wow! The glamour! The glitz! The fashions! The stars! STARS! STARS! The funny jokes and gags! Ha ha ha ha!!!! The heartfelt acceptance speeches! The pokes at George Bush and the eloquent talk of a new, kinder and gentler time to come. Ahhhhhhh.
I didn't happen to watch. But, I'm sure sure that's how it went.
THE INTERESTING STUFF
We went to the world-famous Getty Museum yesterday. For those who don't live in Southern California, the Getty is HUGE. When they built it a few years back it was the largest private construction project in the country and cost...billions. It has so much imported stone that it has its own gravity. We had to pry my elderly mother-in-law off the side of one of the larger buildings.
Inside there are lots of paintings by fellas like Monet (I'm told you don't pronounce the T. It's MOE-NAY. Not MOE-NET.) There were paintings by another guy named, Van Gogh. (Here again, I'm told you don't pronounce the g and the h in the Gogh part of the guy's name. It's VAN-GO. Not VAN GOG.) This Van Gogh fella painted some irises and I'm told it's worth millions and millions. When I asked one of the people that worked there why it was worth so much, I was told it's because he was insane. HAD I KNOWN THAT...I would have kept the urine doodles a homeless man used to make on the wall behind my office.
I have to say the paintings were pretty, but the frames were SUPER COOL. I mean, some of the frames were like...10 feet long. I bet they are really heavy. I wish they would let you hold the frames and see how heavy they are because I bet it would be amazing and interesting and I could blog about it.
Anyway, the Getty has all kinds of art stuff like that but my favorite thing is the restaurant. The food is SOOOO good. I had cobb salad. (I'm told you pronounce it COB. Not COB and then wait and make another B sound a few seconds later. So, don't make the mistake I did.)
One of the fun things at the Getty is the sketch room. This is a large room set up with a lot of easels where you can try sketching something yourself. They have a lot of art on the wall and the point is to try to draw what you see. I thought we should give it a try so we all sat down. A nice docent gave us paper and charcoal. His name was Michael. (I'm told you pronounce it MY-KALL not MY-CHAY-EL.)
Anyway, I decided to try to sketch a fat, little cherub. After about an hour...here's what I came up with.
I'm sure you'll agree it's quite good. And if I were insane...I could probably get millions.