so, guess which one of your favorite bloggers saw Bill Cosby tonight? That’s right…me! I had been down at LMU talking to Dr. Graf about the second level of the special ed credential. I’d decided at the last minute that I would attend Ash Wednesday services in Ladera Heights at St. Bernadettes, you know, the church that I’ve been wanting to attend for weeks. I got to Ladera heights rather quickly, so I decided to drop into Esowon Books, a bookstore in Leimert Park. My original intentions had been to go to Starbucks, but when I saw the sign for Leimert Park, I decided to turn in there! I parked in the lot, but when I couldn’t initially find the bookstore, I was about to turn around and go out. I doubled back though once I realized that I was much closer to the book store then I thought. I entered the book store and it was pretty busy. For a place that I’d heard was about to go out of business if the locals didn’t start supporting black business, there was quite a few people there. I was standing in front of a bookshelf, being complimented on my earrings, when this applause filled the air. I looked up to see what the hell was going on, and there coming through the door was an older black man. When I realized it as Bill Cosby, my heart stopped and my mouth fell open. We totally made eye contact! He apparently was there for a book signing. How crazy is that? I didn’t even begin my day with the intention of being in that neighborhood. And when I am there, I see Bill Cosby! How crazy!
St. Bernadette’s is a nice church. A really nice church. The service as at 7:30, and not many people were there, but it was just a really nice place to be. There were signs up in regards to events in 2006, which gives me an indication of community involvement, but I still want to check it out on a Sunday. Get a real feel for the congregation. I love the way I feel when I’m in Leimert Park and Ladera Heights. It reminds me of Jamaica. Really comfortable and like I was meant to be there. I can’t wait to get there!