Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lent

For lent, Calvin gave up all things 'fun', including drinking. He kept telling me, before lent, that he didn't know how he was going to cope without his vices because people are full of sh*t out there. As someone who doesn't take/do any of the things he was about to give up, I would encourage him and tell him he would make it. It was only going to be for forty days, after all; not his entire life. He was really psyching himself up. I had never seen that side of him before. I began to wonder how much he was dependent on this 'stuff' on his day to day life. Of course, I didn't want to ask, but I had to wonder! Lent came and, on day one, I was at my place. I received a call from Calvin telling me that he was struggling.

Monday, November 28, 2016

After Tears

After the funeral, Calvin and his friends went back to the caterers and asked for more cheese to take home for some wine and cheese type situation slash after tears! One of the ladies was shamelessly flirting with one of Calvin's friends, so we sent Calv with that friend to get us cheese lol. Apparently, the ladies wouldn't budge but......
Just some of the Cheese

The Funeral

From one Final Good-bye to another! It's April fool's day and the irony of it all is that I'm sure we all wished it were a joke and it wasn't. It was Jim's funeral. I had hardly unpacked as you know that he passed away while I was moving in with Calvin. April's my birth month. Thankfully, the funeral wasn't on my birthday! Can you imagine? I had to find some decent clothes to wear as most of my clothes were still in suitcases.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Final Good-Bye

Stuffed Mushroom. 
The last thing Jim, Calvin's dad cooked for us. Pretty right? It tastes just as delicious. We definitely lost a great cook!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Real

Yup! I'm at The Real!
The Real is tapes at Warner Brothers, Burbank. This is the dress I bought last minute at Ross because I was at my boyfriend's when they booked me for The Real. If I were at my place, I probably would have worn different shoes with this dress. In fact, I would have worn a different dress. I have one similar to this, so. You may not see the entire dress in the link, but they're pretty much made out of the same material and all.. They have a bunch of hashtags for you to choose from in the waiting area. There was a long line just to take pictures because some people wanted to take pictures with all the hashtags. I get it though. They were excited. Some of them, would probably never get the chance to go to the show again. They may be vacationing in LA.

Mt Baldy Ski Lifts

At Mt Baldy Ski Lifts
It was cold as heck. It's on top of the mountain, and it was snowing up there that day. It's beautiful and in the middle of nowhere. I had Calvin's Jacket on here. We went on one of the rides, here are more pictures from that trip...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Lego Land

This reminds me of back home in the farm in Uitenhage. We had tons of prickly pear trees
The photo was taken in a Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes. They had a Lego exhibition.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Desert Trip

Still in the process of moving out from my old place in Beverly Hills. Jim's funeral  was to be in a couple of weekends or so while they were making arrangements and family from out of town was making plans to come to LA. I was secretly glad that Jim's body was still in town, so to speak. Calvin was going to move me. I hated having him do that as he was going through a lot what with his dad's passing but I needed to move and month end was around the corner! The dude who was renting my living room was no longer there, so it was going to be smooth sailing to get out of my old place.