A good friend got married over the weekend. They gave out little bells to ring instead of throwing rice. The groom was of Irish descent so he had a bagpipe player! A good time was had by all.
I also celebrated a milestone birthday of another friend. She knew exactly what she wanted to do - sushi at Katsuya. Very particularly, the Katsuya in Studio City. Not one of the Stark Restaurant Chain Katsuya's but the original Katsuya. They are known for their spicy tuna on sticky rice, popcorn shrimp sushi and crab hand rolls. We had all those and then some. : )
Another friend's mother passed away unexpectedly and of course my Charlie cat's got the big C. It reminds me that time marches on, the circle of life and to live life to the fullest and anyother over-used adages you want to throw my way.