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Prince Zuko’s autograph

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Today Dante Basco, a.k.a. Prince Zuko, autographed our family’s treasured Avatar DVDs 🙂

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Killing Floor

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I just finished reading the first Jack Reacher novel, by Lee Child. Wow, the amount of blood-letting stretched the imagination. Other than that it was a pretty good story. I can see why some people thought Tom Cruise was not a good pick for the role of Jack in the movie version. I think Brad Pitt or Chris Evans (Captain America) would be better fits.

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Cross my heart and hope to fly, stick a cupcake in my eye!

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I’ve had this customizable travel mug for YEARS, but I left the liner plain all this time. Today our 6 year old fancied it up for me, Pinkie Pie style! Oh yeah!

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Totoro

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I bought some clay to make a Totoro, and the kids wanted in on the fun. This one looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Too bad I can’t claim credit. Next steps: bake and paint!

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L.A. County Fair

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We really enjoyed our visit to the L.A. County Fair this year. The two exhibit halls we enjoyed the most were the animation exhibits and the marine life exhibits.

Above is a collage of pictures I took of the animation exhibits: top row, two food animals from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the family on the “set” of The Simpsons; middle row, Robotech paraphernalia (Kevin called me a fan girl for taking this shot); bottom row, Kung Fu Panda and the castle from Shrek.

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Here’s a collage of the marine life exhibits: horseshoe crabs, nurse sharks, a real live mermaid ;), and a sea lion.

If you plan to go this year, be sure to stop by their website at http://lacountyfair.com, where they post special deals, schedules, etc.

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Bronies

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Enjoyed a fantastic family day event at the L.A. Film Festival today. Got to see several of the My Little Pony voice actresses perform live. Also saw a ton of Bronies in attendance. The fellow in my picture is dressed as Roid.

There were a lot of Bronies at the afternoon sing-along. They knew every word to every song! #impressed

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From above: LA Film Festival kids craft area

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El Rel Theater

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Enjoyed the !!! (Chk Chk Chk) show last night. White Arrows was the opening act, and Jessica Espeleta was the DJ.

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B is for… Band! !!! at the El Rey

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Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon

So blasphemous and funny!