Caltech Olive Harvest Festival.
BTW, Caltech also has an abundance of turtles. If you go to the central campus, you'll find tiny streams and ponds filled with turtles anxiously waiting for you to feed them. But you must not feed them because that is absolutely verboten. Sorry, turtles.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I'll never forget my first time. I was in Studio City trying to get to Eagle Rock. I get on the highway and I see the guy ahead of me merge past three lanes of traffic in less than a second and I shout, "Did you see what that Nut Job just did!" Five seconds later, I realize I should have done exactly what the Nut Job had done because I had thirty seconds to get to the right lane.
That's what makes LA highway driving so fantastically scary — everyone is merging this way and that, the exit lane the exact same lane as the merge-onto-freeway lane. I've been on highways all over Europe and the US — this merging thing is really uniquely Californian. I can see why so many pileups happen. You want to merge — there's the perfect spot — you start to slide in — and then you see him — the guy from the opposite lane who saw the exact same cute little spot you did, wanting to do exactly the same thing you are — disaster.