Big Pimpin visits! aka.. the day of the Aries..
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October 12th, 2008 – by: jenn79
I get an email with a bunch of stuff he's like to see in LA including the Getty Villa, the RedCat downtown, and Chinatown.
So imagine my surprise when Saturday rolls around, I'm sitting in the hotel lobby in Cancun and I get a couple of txt msgs indicating that he's in downtown LA and looking fo rme!! WTH?!?! I txted back but it said msg failed. WE WERE OFF BY A DAY FROM EACH OTHER!!!
But Big being who he is and not letting a pesky thing like the wrong day put too much of a kink in plans, promises to make the trek back to LA the next day and pick me up.
Big took some of my suggestions and visited on his own, including the Hindu Temple I haven't been to in over 5 years. He watched Shiva being bathed in milk and fire and I was satisfied I had made a good suggestion. When he picked me up at 8am on Sunday, we headed to Inn of the Seventh Ray - a restaurant I had been wanting to go to since I was 19 years old and my interest in astrology blossomed under the careful guidance of an astrologer/electrician I was dating.
I'm going to take a paragraph and tell you how funny and sweet Big is. =) If I could write down all the tales Big regaled me about his travels, his friends, his parents.. it would take me hours!! Suffice it to say I spent most of my morning laughing very heartily. So much so that this motorcycle that pulled up next to us kept staring at me since I was close to tears laughing! Also, Big left me with a very sweet present - he had burned a CD for me with some fantastic and ambient music about.. of all things.. silence! Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift!!
This brunch place was FANTASTIC, and afterwards we pulled off to the side on an empty beach save a couple fishing from the beach. We ran around, got Big a little sandy and wet with a beautiful view of the freezing cold Pacific, and ran around the beach, dodging between the rocks and the tide trying to get from one end of the beach to the other.
Suddenly we sat down and I realized there were 2 Aries and 2 Capricorns at the table! We had quite a bit of fun, walking around Jtown looking for Curry Pan, checking out some costume stores where they sold these crazy gothic schoolgirl outfits (apparently very big for the Japanese). I thought we were looking at Halloween costumes but this seems to be standard fare in these stores!
Big had to leave around 3pm to catch his plane and then it was off to Koreatown to visit another friend who had come in from the Bay Area. My long time PhD friend was visiting to attend a wedding type thing, see me and Charlotte, and get some crazy i-ching brands on his arms of water and fire.
After catching up, we head to Charlotte's favorite sushi place in Studio City called Katsu-ya. I had to hand it to her, the sushi here was flipping AWESOME. Not authentic and raw-esque like Sushi-Gen but definitely good quality and tasty and very nicely prepared. And of course we're in studio city so who walks in and gives out one handed bear hugs but the black guy from Scrubs. Hahahaa! Of course I had sweet shrimp which was wonderful going down but I think succeeded in making me sick the morning after.
All in all I had a very enjoyable time and I think Big did too! He will be making an appearance this weekend at Zion to watch the meteor showers with the LA and LV crew!!! =) The more the merrier, as always! Especially when the company is so wonderful!!
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