Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shrimp and Crabs at Redondo Beach

So we went to the Redondo Beach Pier again yesterday, for some more of the Santa Barbara female crabs that we both like. But this time, we each got only one so that we could have some room to try something new. The crabs were great as always! The picture below is Eddie walking back with our freshly steamed crabs from Quality Seafood, where we always get our crabs. $3.99 a pound; can't beat that! So we decided to have the medium sized Shrimp and Veggies. It was $13.99, and considering how much there was, it was a bargain. They certainly did not skimp on the shrimp! And they even throw in a garlic bread to help you mop up the juices.

Great... Looking at these photos is making Julia hungry again... We can't wait till the next time!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

FOX Studio

After working at Fox for so long, Eddie finally agreed to go into their lot for a little self-guided tour. We walked around, saw some fake sets and murals, including this one of Star Wars on the outside of one of the stages. The one you can barely see on the left is the Simpsons one. For those of you who are Marilyn Monroe fans, you probably recognize this one: The Seven Year Itch. Neither of us have ever seen the movie, or have any interest in seeing it. Julia actually thought it was Lucy and Desi at first :) But the mural was pretty detailed and certainly well painted.
The photo below is Julia, standing in New York. Well, the fake New York set, at least. I'm sure some of you may have seen this in some movie or TV show, but we can't quite recall where... We'll have to get back to you on that one.
Below is Eddie, sitting in fake New York, also.
And here is Eddie, standing in what is a ridiculously tiny New York subway entrance that doesn't really lead anywhere...
The nice structure behind Julia below, while looks like Solvang, or something, is actually some offices. We are not sure what people work on in there, but we saw one sign that said "Back to You". Not quite sure that TV show is still surviving, though...!

This Century City lot wasn't as big as we thought... We walked around and took our time, and it only took us a little over an hour to walk through it. Not much going on, but it was kind of fun to walk around the different looking structures and seeing production office signs posted for different shows like Bones and Shark. Even How I Met Your Mother. Not too sure why that is since the show is on CBS...