Sleeping Beauty

 

I would LOVE to sleep all day today…but it is time to HUSTLE! This is my performance back in 2006 as the Fairy of Serenity in Festival Ballet Theater’s “The Sleeping Beauty.”

I loved doing this solo because it is calm, graceful and slow.  I was really good at adagio, not so much the fast turns and tricks.  This was my forté.

What is your favorite ballet or part to perform?

Catalina on our Boat

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What an amazing week it has been!!! Worked on my tan this Wednesday on my dad’s sailboat in Catalina! The weather was beyond perfect. 82 degrees with a nice ocean breeze. Ahhhhh. #alwaysonvacation

Tip: do NOT go to Descanso Beach before next summer. It’s under construction and they should not be serving food. It was like the most terrible, stale meal I’ve ever had. And slowwwww service too. It’s not their fault…just don’t go there until the new beach club is open. Avalon still provided it’s gloriously perfect beach and epic ice cream to go with it.

New Rindge Ave. Playa Del Rey, CA

These are the photos I took today of 7549 Rindge Ave’s Open House.  My grandparents lived here for…  I spent many Easters, Christmases, and birthdays here in this house.  So many memories and now it is for sale again.  The people who bought it from my family after my grandparents passed away fixed it up and put it on the market.  They did a pretty good job keeping a lot of the interior the same.  But the outdoors are pretty terrible.  The grass is now dirt.  The roses are now dying cactus.  I didn’t even know cactus could die.  Anyways here are the photos from today.

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Then and Now Rindge Ave

Before and Afters.  Memories.  Whispers of the past.  Then and Now.  Rindge Ave.

2004

The Big Pink House

 

2014

 

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I had a pic for the front of my sis…can’t find it.  But here are my adorable grandparents outside the house.

2004

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2014

glasses front door

 

 

2004: these light fixtures are now in the tower room. and I have 2 of those leather chairs. 🙂

 

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2014  My favorite 1920s fire place.

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2004

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2004: look at the terrible wallpaper, paper on the windows, shag carpet.  thats fiona.
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2014: didnt get great pics because it was so dark.  but they painted, replaced windows, and went back to the original nice wood floorwindow michaels room

 

2004

 

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2014: painted the walls yellow, but everything is still in tact!

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2004

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2004 crazy pink bathroom with windows that do not even close all the way…

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with matching pink toilet

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2014: nice bathroom

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didnt get a photo of the new hallway…but its nice wood floor and painted walls now.  buh bye 70s wallpaper.

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2014 new tower room.  they took out the red carpet.  thankfully.

 

old lights tower room tower closet

 

 

2004 grandpas office, stained glass windows, grand living room, we have the glass table pictured and the rug underneath now in our house

 

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2014

living room

 

2003

 

The Garden

2014 no grass lots of dirt

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fish pond

 

1990? thats me

 

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2014

garage

2014 always in flowered dresses hahaha

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I always thought it was the house that gave me so many magical memories, but it was my family.  I miss my grandparents very much and it was nice have a big central place to meet up with everyone.  My grandpa had the most generous, kindly spirit that attracted everyone to him.  His happiness was infectious.  He was a doctor loved by the entire city, but always had time for every single member of his huge family, or even friends of friends of friends.  My mom has 7 brothers and sisters.  So it was always exciting seeing the house FULL of people, which it always was.  They came to my Nutcracker performances, dance recitals.  My g parents were the best.  His corner of the dining table was filled with letters from family and friends, books, photo albums, trains, and always See’s Chocolates.  Check out that wooden framed cat plate.  Yes!

 

 

Nat's Cartwheel

Me cartwheeling in the backyard 2003

Grandpa in His Corner

Tea set, cat plate, this is why I am the person I am.  hahaha

Michael

My uncle michael in the comfy chair.

This Christmas picture describes the happy chaos that happened at the Connor house:  grandpa on the phone being called by one of his many admirers, tons of presents, Granny and her fabulous portrait hanging about the couch, my mom and fiona, all squished on the couch, photos, photos EVERYWHERE.  And of course, always cats. 🙂

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grandpas cane and his cat.  heheheh

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July

Ermmmm its a pants and scarf kinda day!

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Bought new Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and powder at Nordstroms and got a whole bunch of free gifts! Awesome!  Loving the free lipstick I got called Pinkberry Creme!  Looks a little more mauve in person.  🙂  The foundation is amazing (they’re shipping the powder to me).  Wore it to jazz class yesterday and it looked just as good by the end of class!  Woo!

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