Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Sunday, November 14, 2010

So you want to see another one of those crazy places I go to?

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Saturday was a day that I wish I could have been cloned. But given bfriend's schedule I was reduced to only going to one of the many places I wants to go. However, it was a most interesting place.

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We wander over to the Santa Monica Airport and try to find the Baker Hanger. Seeing this little Smart Car in the parking lot might mean we were in the right place.

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Why, the entrance looks so small...

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Until you go inside.

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So much to see, starting with this miniature golf course.

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Which hardly no one was playing. I like the fabric trees there.

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Yeah there were these giant balloons.

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And more Smart Cars. I think I would take the black one if I had to drive one.

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Display cases with bling and more. Didn't make it in the pop-up store there because the wait in line was over two hours. Ouch.

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There were carnival booths and a craft area.

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Places for people to take photos.

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I like this one a lot. Check out the people's faces, especially the little girl. I think she was eyeballing that Hello Kitty something fierce.

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She could have got one of her own, except the claw machines were not being very nice. At least the one below wasn't.

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But I beat the other one just so Hello Kitty could play tour guide. I think she wants to show something over here.

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Oh yeah, there was also a Ferris Wheel.


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They even had pink clouds in the sky just for Hello Kitty.

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So that is the end of this part of Saturday at the Sanrio Anniversary Event in Santa Monica.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Having a bit of an issue with photos on here. Not to worry, it's due to me having to change my visibility settings on Flickr. I had someone not just steal a photo from there but put it on Tumblr and then a hundred or more people reblogged that.

With no credit to me at all anywhere.

The original person removed it after I contacted them and Tumblr. But in the meantime I set the viewing to friends and contacts on Flickr.

I had a long thinking session about photos and the internet. While I'm not up with people taking other people's photos and art and failing to give credit, I realize it happens. A lot. What got me is the fact that my photo was reblogged many times from the original Tumblr account. That is bothersome.

While I still have some misgivings I realized I don't want to just give up nor am I going to totally give in. I am not okaying anyone to take my photos but I am going to have the understanding that it can happen. So I'm not going to put as many on-line.

Anyway I did change the viewing access back to everyone but it failed to update on my blogs so I have to go in and re-paste each photo's information. Sad to say that this will take some time.

Thanks person who thought my Halloween Krispy Kreme donut photo looked so good you had to use it without permission.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I had an interesting Halloween day

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I finally got to go to an event that I've been wanting to go to for a very long time

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We went to Olvera Street in Los Angeles.

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Actually we didn't just go there. First was Carroll Street in Angelenos Heights. Then to Olvera Street and finally Union Station.

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But since today is part of Dia de los Muertos, I will just focus on that with a few photos from Olvera Street. The area was very festive with personal altars ringing the bandstand at La Plaza Park. Maharachi played and traditional dancers danced while people watched.

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Part of the Pico House is used as a museum to display art. There were more traditional altars there like this Chinese Lucky Feast

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and this less traditional "art toy" altar "Enlightened Chou" by Gary Baseman.

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If you go to Olvera Street it may look like a lot of kitsch stuff for sale and not much else. But if you look closer and deeper, one can find more relevant and interesting things about the Street, the area and the people that lived there.

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But this is about Dia de los Muertos so get a sugar skull, make an altar.

Sing and party a bit,

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and have some fun!

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