Showing posts from February, 2019

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit at the Skirball

I flew to LA this past weekend, and checked out the "Notorious RBG" exhibit at the Skirball with my law school friends Josey, Betty, and Jocelyn, (and Betty's bf Brian.) The Skirball is a Jewish Cultural Center off the 405 near the Getty and Westwood. It was my first time visiting even though I had been around UCLA from mid 2008- mid 2013. Parking was free, and my friends and I strolled along a mini-garden to the main entrance. We paid for our admission, and I saved $3 by presenting my law student ID (it doesn't have an expiration date). We also reserved tickets an hour and a half later for the Noah's Ark exhibit, but the RBG exhibit was included with general admission. Almost immediately past the ticket counter there was a giant wall showcasing RBG with fun "photobooth props" featuring signs with phrases such as "I dissent," "Shero," and other quotes. pic cred to Betty's [ig and irl] bf Brian We browsed the museum,

What it's like to cross country (XC) ski in Tahoe

In short: good cardio, sometimes frustrating, but generally peaceful. While I am a generally healthy person, I have zero skills in sports and am very lacking in coordination. Despite this, I was inspired by last year's winter Olympics to try something new but not super intense: cross-country skiing. I figured it would be akin to running half-marathons: privileged people pretending to be into cardio. My friend and I went to Tahoe Cross Country ski area in Tahoe City. We arrived about half an hour before the 10:30 group lesson. This was nice so we could use the restroom, prep what we were gonna bring, pay for the lesson and rental, and strap on these triforce marked shoes (I guess it's not distinctive enough to be trademarked by Nintendo).  The lesson was about an hour, and went over basics: how to use the equipment, how to move, how to get up from a fall, and techniques on handling different terrain. The lesson and equipment rental were $70 total (for all day). A pe