Friday, October 24, 2008

Get in line

Did you notice a change in me? You thought it was the way I did my hair, didn't you. But that's not it. Yesterday, I officially became a Huntington Gardens Debutante. You know this Huntington:



I, however, can now travel where mere mortals can't. Or I can just stop and smell the flowers, but I can do it hours earlier than you. Now everyone wants to be my friend. CO calls me the most popular girl in school; Laurie calls me cool (well, actually she called PA cool, but I think she meant me as well). And I didn't even have to put out or share my stash.





What's that you say -- Am I getting paid for this gig? Uh, excuse me, I think I hear my mother calling.

15 comments:

  1. I didn't know there was such a title as Huntington Gardens Debutante although your in the right city for them. You photographed my favorite place at the H. (the itty bitty orange grove). I remember when small orange groves existed locally. I can still find a few remnants of the groves in Claremont (but there going fast).

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  2. Oh gad. Are you on the Huntington Library yard and bee squadron patrol now? Am I about to be busted? I didn't know. I swear I'm innocent!

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  3. See, I'm jealous -- I always thought I'd like to be a tour guide in my dotage (you've seen that side of me). I'll probably end up being the old guy who runs the little train somewhere ...

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  4. You became a vol...a vo...a v...you're not getting paid? Tell me what days, I'll come visit. I can bring a free guest. PA? Miss H? Tim? Let's go be bees in her bonnet.

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  5. Ok, my mom just said, get your foot in the door first, then work on the money part. In the meantime, I can get my friends in early -- b/4 the place officially opens -- two at a time. It is like you own the place! So be nice. (I'm just starting the botany courses so you can't harass me as an official tour guide until a bit later.)

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  6. Money, schmoney! Move over, I might want to join you. I take a suculent patch for starters. I could think of nothing better than taking a section, any section, and living camping out with it for a spell. You can come over and visit.

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  7. I clicked the wrong button on my last message. I didn't edit it. I'm not losing my chops, just getting a bit careless. Let me know when I can ring you up for an early tour.

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  8. K, you're popularity with me just went up, 4 sum reason.

    Congrats for the Huntington indoctrination.

    Most of my past visits were in the pre-opening morning. I'm able to run free without kids & other types of people. I passed by the gates this morning.

    Ok, I'll put in the 1st reservation with you before these other "bloggers" start sweet-talkin you with how popular you've always been with them.

    Do you provide a free continental breakfast with your tour?

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  9. You are my new best friend, if for no other reason than the word verification for this comment is muledle. As in, let me join you at the Huntington one morning and I'll bring my muledle for you to ride around the place. Every so much cuter than a conventional mule; you will be the envy of all.

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  10. Now the word verification is "winon" as in "I winon for the team" or "She's such a wino they had to add a letter" or "She did winon so---I felt I had to invite her."

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  11. And my word is censinme. If I had any censdinme, I wouldn't try to add on to West Coast Grrlie Blather's clever posts.

    How early do we have to get there?

    (PS: You are cool. Too cool for me. But I promise I won't embarass you.) (Well, not TOO much.)

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  12. If I lived out that way I'd do that just so I wouldn't have to pay the $20 admission at 3:30 pm!
    (I really do support the arts & art establishments but they just ticked me off by saying "you know you have only 30 minutes!) However, the young girl in the gift shop was so very sweet & had a cool, old-fashioned twist curls.
    Thx for stopping by PDVP in NYC - the angle was point & shoot with a camera tilt. The street sign was pretty high. See you at the HLBG if not at Petrea's play - I will be able to recognize the cool you.
    BTW - see a legal photo of Hunt Lib on mostlyLAcounty.blogspot.com.

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  13. Winon, winon. Shoot me an email any of you, when you want the exclusive tour. I'm always busy Tues, Thurs, and Sunday, but other than that... We can get in as early as 8 a.m.

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  14. Very exciting. My neighbor works there and I beleive in that area...Rachel V.

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  15. Congratulations, Ms. Huntington! I was a Reading Plants docent for the kiddies for a decade and loved it. Does Jim Folsom still teach the garden docents? It was worth it to become a docent just to learn from him - brilliant botanist, gifted teacher.

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