It was hot as all hell in Los Angeles, so I tried to spend as much time as I could 1) in air conditioning, and 2) with my dad for Father’s Day!
I thank my dad for my love of superheroes. Ever since I can remember, we watched movies and television shows starring our favorite heroes. This has continued on through adulthood, where we’ve spent days binge-watching TV shows and plan our weekends around exciting movie releases. This particular Saturday was time for X-Men: Apocalypse. After waiting for three weeks, we were finally able to set a time to see it.
The movie was pretty good! We were both thoroughly entertained, although I’m getting a bit tired of superhero movies being over two-and-a-half hours long (Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War were also this length). We then stopped to grab some lunch at a local sushi spot, “HaNami Sushi,” as it was International Sushi Day! I then headed back to my apartment to build my dresser and decorate my room.
Happy Father’s Day! Los Angeles celebrated by being over 100 degrees. Ugh. It was a very eventful day for my family. First, we headed to my grandpa’s house in the Pacific Palisades for brunch. It was 80 degrees there, so we knew it was really hot. My grandpa had had a knee replacement just five days before, and was already walking around and going up and down the stairs. As someone who also recently had knee surgery, I was beyond impressed. We feasted on bagels and fruit before I headed back to my parents’ house for the rest of the day.
When we got back, I gave my dad his presents: a make-your-own hot sauce kit and a Green Arrow figurine. He was very pleased. We then relaxed for the afternoon, as it was too hot to do anything but lay on the couch (although I did venture out to Bed, Bath & Beyond to buy a fan for my apartment–very necessary). Then, the rest of my grandparents came over for a delicious dinner my dad cooked and we watched game 7 of the NBA finals. It was a great, albeit warm, day.
Always a good time with my family! Looking forward to next week, when my brother (who just turned 21 today!) comes home for a visit!
-Girl in Los Angeles 🙂