This weekend was packed full of events, many of which had to do with Independence Day. Before I get to a post entirely about the fourth, though, I’m going to share a little bit about my lovely long summer weekend.
On Saturday night, a group of us went to see Mark perform in King Lear, which was a production in the Shakespeare by the Sea program.
It truly was right by the sea, which was beautiful.
View of the stage from the same location:
The event itself was fun even before the show began, as it was another picnicking affair. People filed in throughout the hours before the show, while the actors were still rehearsing, to sit with friends and family and enjoy meals in the cool sea breeze.
We had originally planned on sitting on blankets, but we couldn’t help but to take advantage of the benches.
From our seats, we could see Mark “backstage!” Can you spot him?
Actually, you probably can’t. It’s kind of dark. Lame.
Anyway, Mark was phenomenal in the show and it was so fun to watch him perform.
Actually, a lot of the actors were really incredible. The show is full of a lot of talent. I’m not a huge Shakespeare fan (I know, I know) and I thought I wouldn’t really enjoy the actual show, but I found that the actors were dynamic enough to make it fun even for a non-Shakespeare loving audience member like myself.
Back in college, when Mark and I met (actually, this is how we met), he was in four things that I directed during my senior year — three plays and one sitcom pilot. Kind of cool, right?
Hopefully this will be just the first of many things we get to see him in now that he’s professionally acting in Los Angeles!
I surprised/ embarrassed Mark with flowers after the show.
I’m telling myself he liked it.
Anyway, bright and early the next morning, Mark and I went to the Studio City Farmer’s Market for the first time.
It was such a great Farmer’s Market, and so big, too! There was lots of entertainment, which gave it a community event feel.
Oh, and we saw Jason Bateman, so… that was awesome.
The best part of the Farmer’s Market though, for me, was the FRUIT! I ended up finishing phase one of the SBD a day early because I needed to pick fruit out for the sangria I was making for the fourth and didn’t want to pick blindly.
And so I tasted, and tasted, and tasted, and tasted.
I was like a kid in a candy store. At least it was nature’s candy, right?
The blood oranges and country sweet yellow peaches were my favorite. A-mazing. Seriously. I’m drooling just thinking about them.
Rehab Day 17 (Saturday)
45 minutes strength training (arms & back)
Rehab Day 18 (Sunday)
Lots of walking (around the FM, around town, etc.)
Rehab Day 19 (Monday)
Anybody else go to any farmer’s markets this weekend? Was the fruit just as amazing everywhere? I swear, the fruit I tasted on Sunday was pure perfection.
Oh, and I really encourage any fellow Los Angelites to go see Mark in King Lear. They’re about to go on tour throughout LA County and I know Mark would love to meet any of you if you end up going to see the show!
Ask for his autograph. He’ll feel totally famous.