Sunday, August 30, 2009

Question of the Day #298

The beach was amazing. It's been crazy hot in LA - like 110 in the Valley, 105 in Hollywood and 95 in Santa Monica. When it's 95 at the beach, you know it's hot.

It felt sooo good. The water was warm and the waves weren't superbig so we got to swim and stay in the ocean for a long time. All was perfect on the beach.

Except when we turned around and looked back at the city.

There's a huge wildfire in Angeles Crest Forest. 32,000 acres have burned and it's only 5% contained. Three homes have been lost, three people have been injured and the temperatures are rising.

It's fire season in LA. And while it comes every year, there's still something incredibly unsettling about lazing around on the beach and bodysurfing when people are in danger so serious that you can see it from 30 miles away.

A blatant reminder that while we're out having a good time it's important to think of and send good vibes to the people who aren't.

Who are you thinking of and wishing good things for?



  1. Sharon Schifino-GrayAugust 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    STAHCIE!! And Suzanne, And Helen, And Mike, And Greg, And all of the wonderful people that are such big part of Stacie's life! xoxoxo!

  2. Wow, that is quite a pic, Suzanne. I've heard so much about the brush fires.

    I'm wishing and hoping my children have a healthy and successful school year this year.

  3. I'm right there with you on the fires. Everytime I look up I see that same big nasty smoke cloud. I've been lucky enough that the wind has been working in my favor for the most part.

  4. My family on both sides: some big life changes, new adventures, deaths, illnesses.

  5. The lady across the street who I just found out has breast cancer. :-(

  6. Stahce and all my friends who are holding her up while they may be facing some challenges of their own. My friend Christina, who is grieving the loss her husband while being so strong and brave as she raises their 3 young children. A young 5 year old named Kate who has just started her battle against a rare form of brain cancer... sadly, the prayer list has been so long lately.

  7. Seriously, this is a question that plagues me. I'm usually a pretty happy dude, but there's always a small, nagging voice that wants me to be anxious and miserable on behalf of all those who are less fortunate. Which, given how great my life is, includes a hell of a lot of folks.

  8. I wish the best for my friend P, hope he finds the courage and the strength to make a decision coming from his heart.

  9. A successful year for my kids at school and for another Christmas with a colleague with stage 4 breast cancer.


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