That's me and Marilyn Monroe, at the famous (and very, very cool and fun) Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. I highly recommend it as a stop on your tour if you go to LA.
While I was in LA, I read both a Michael Connelly novel (The Concrete Blonde) and a Michael Crichton (State of Fear), both of which take place in LA (well, State of Fear is only partly in LA). I've read several of Connelly's novels now thanks to a friend who told me I'd enjoy them (and I have!) and under that same friend's advice to read one while I was in LA, found it really cool to actually read about a setting while I was in it. We'd be driving down Sepulveda Boulevard, and I'd read about a scene that included that. Or Wilshire, or Sunset, or Santa Monica. It was just neat. Next time I travel, I'm going to try to bring along a book set in that city to do the same thing again.
Now that my kids are returning to school, that means my life will return to a schedule again. And I'll be home more often--and cooking again. I've pulled out the recipes, and hope to do some cool things this week!