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Not bad at all

I called one of my girlfriends in LA on Friday night, asking what she was doing this weekend. She told me to come on up, and oh by the way, how about just driving on up tonight because they have an extra pass to a dance club? So I went for it.

I managed to get up there around 7:45pm. We got ready, picked up a friend, and went to the Highlands. I couldn’t remember the name, and when asked said, “I think it’s the Highlander or something.” *grin*

The guest list line was horrendously long. And let me tell you – waiting in line for a club? Not my thing. Dress to impress? Not my thing either (although we did look good. Heh.). However, after we’d been in line a good 20 minutes or more, we got “called up”. We stood with a large group of girls for a minute, contemplating what to do next. My friend, Rosa, was fairly certain we were supposed to enter through the Loggia restaurant. So we walked over that way & grabbed the elevator as it was closing. Now, Rosa wasn’t wearing her glasses, so she was peering at the floor numbers with her nose inches from the buttons. The other person in the elevator just looked at us.

When the elevator stopped, we got out and ran right into the doorman. Perfect! “Tickets?” he inquired. Rosa, confused, started to hand her driver’s license to him, and realized what he’d asked. She started to explain that we were on a guest list, the name on the list, and that we thought we were supposed to enter through the restaurant. He looked like his head was going to explode and rather than think through the complications, he checked our ID and let us in. About 2 hours later Rosa realized we’d ridden the service elevator and that was why he was puzzled. LMAO!

The place was mostly hype; the dance floor wasn’t that crowded for quite a while. However, you can park in a nice structure and get validated for up to 4 hours. The music was okay, as was the dj. Drinks? Expensive, as in all dance club bars. While we didn’t pay, the cover was $20. So, for LA, with convenient parking, I suppose people might want to go there.

However, I prefer dives with no cover. Heh.

On Saturday we went to a small art museum (Museum of Neon Art) for an event arranged by LA People Connection. It was surprisingly interesting. I’ve always thought neon was cool. They had several unusual displays – I didn’t know anyone could/would use noble gases in such a way. Now I’m curious as to how they do it. I would definitely go again, taking my camera. My favorites included a coffee cup sculpture and also some reptiles. I don’t know the artists, as I didn’t see the exact designs on the museum’s site. But if you want to see something different and inexpensive, take a drive over there.

Afterwards, we made our own art & then headed back to Rosa’s place. We watched Phone Booth, which was refreshingly short. Rosa & I stayed up until 3:30, just talking and catching up on what’s been happening in our lives. She used to live here before moving to LA a year ago. I didn’t realize how much I missed her until we spent time together.

It’s always good to reconnect with friends. And that’s my weekend. How was yours?

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Whatcha listening to?

Okay, I’ve decided to join in on the SMLSOTW for now.
But, um, first I guess I have to remember which song it was. Ah, yes.

Matchbox 20 – “Push
She said I don’t know if I’ve ever been good enough
I’m a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in
And I don’t know if I’ve ever been really loved
By a hand that’s touched me, well I feel like something’s gonna give
And I’m a little bit angry, well
This ain’t over, no not here, not while I still need you around
You don’t owe me, we might change
Yeah we just might feel good
I wanna push you around, I will, I will
I wanna push you down, I will, I will
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted
I will
She said I don’t know why you ever would lie to me
Like I’m a little untrusting when I think that the truth is gonna hurt ya
And I don’t know why you couldn’t just stay with me
You couldn’t stand to be near me
When my face don’t seem to want to shine
Cuz it’s a little bit dirty well
Don’t just stand there, say nice things to me
I’ve been cheated I’ve been wronged, and you
You don’t know me, I can’t change
I won’t do anything at all
Oh but don’t bowl me over
Just wait a minute well it kinda fell apart, things get so crazy, crazy
Don’t rush this baby, don’t rush this baby

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