The original 10-panel cartoon is perfection (and accurate), but clearly created back when engineers designed software products – long before User Experience/User Interface designers (like me) inserted themselves into the process. So I decided to fix that.
About the Event:
Please join us for a lively and heartfelt event, "Divorced & Gay in Downtown L.A.," featuring Meredith Maran, author of THE NEW OLD ME (Blue Rider Press, 2017), and visual artist Daisy Tong, followed by readings by David Francis, Abigail Ulman, Seth Fischer, and other guests.
Meredith Maran is a writer who fled to L.A. when her long, seemingly blissful, same-sex marriage ended suddenly and excruciatingly.
Daisy Tong is a painter who fled to L.A. when her long, seemingly blissful, same-sex marriage ended suddenly and excruciatingly.
Meredith wrote a book about it.
Daisy made paintings about it.
Meredith and Daisy met two years ago in downtown L.A. and talked endlessly about it.
Join Daisy and Meredith for a brutally honest conversation about writing, art and life in L.A. Meredith will read from her new book, and Daisy will walk guests through her artwork on display. Special guest readings will follow the program.
Please join us in the Redwood Room for drinking/dining/bonding until around 8 p.m.
Entry: Free. Open to the public.
Arrival: Please plan to arrive at Clifton's by 4 p.m., though late arrivals are welcome! Guests may drink in the Ballroom and may purchase from the bar. Come early to enjoy Jazz Sunday brunch or stay late to hear sultry retro vocals.
Parking: Parking is available on the street and in the St. Vincent Jewelry lot for $6 across from Clifton's.
Salon: The salon will be held in the Clifton's Republic Ballroom. Following the reading, authors will be available for book purchasing and signing.
After a shite start (cancer really cramped my style for a while there), and a plethora of shitetastic deaths (Bowie, Prince, the American Dream thanks to Donald J. Trump... etc), my year has ended on a double-whammy of highs. (1) Finally and in the nick of time: I got my Green Card; and, (2) I fell in love: everyone meet Emily; Emily meet, well, the whole internet I guess.
It's over. Four months of sheer hell including tear-inducing pain of both the physical and financial variety. BUT! In the end it was worth it, so my thanks to Dr Ramazani and her team at Plaza Dental in DTLA, for persevering in the face of some stellar whinging by yours truly...
Behold the disturbing before and after shots!
Nine months CT scan: still all clear.
From their website: Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. Black Girls CODE's ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.