Family In Town


We have family in town at the moment, visiting Los Angeles for the first time. On the positive side, there is plenty to show them and many things to do, but on the negative side, there is so much to do that we haven’t had a chance to sit still for the past few days. We took them to Venice Beach and Santa Monica, to In and Out, to Hollywood Boulevard, to the Walk of Fame. We took a driving tour to stars homes and walking tour through Madame Tussaud’s. And that was just in the past two days.

Today the family went to see a taping of “The Price is Right”. I got a bit of a respite since I had a full day of classes- a full and busy day, but a full and busy day contained within my normal routine. Tomorrow they are going to see “Dr Phil” (I’ll be in class) and Wednesday will be “Little Big Shots” and deep sea fishing. On Thursday we will send them home, exhausted and hopefully satisfied.

It is great having family come to visit. There are so many interesting tourist things to do in town that we never get to do now that we live here and having family in town is the perfect excuse to indulge. There is really no other reason why I would want to try to brave the crowds of Hollywood Boulevard. After spending so much time working on the behind-the-scenes part of the entertainment business it is fun to get to just be a part of the audience for a while.

On that note, I’m sitting in the audience right now: I’m class as I write this and the lecture is about to begin so I’ll need to wrap this up. Tonight is an especially full class since it is going to feature the head of Amazon comedy and was opened up to students who aren’t strictly enrolled in the class. Already the energy in the room is significantly more intense than average.

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on October 26, 2015.

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