My Grandpa, Dick Shanahan, on the Drums

It is strangely hot for January right now in LA.

Is it hotter where you all live too? My guess is yes, but I’m not willing to do the research and would rather just get answers from you 🙂

dick shanahan on the drums, my grandpa playing the drums

This random photos is from January 2007 at a little bar in the Valley called Charlie O’s… and that’s my Grandpa on the drums. He’s an amazing drummer and has been his whole life.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Mary Moore

    January 12, 2009 |

    Well, here in Ottawa, it’s NOT hot. There is about 3 feet of snow on the ground, your nostrils stick together when you breathe, and your breath freezes to your eyelashes.

    I want to live in LA…Or Arizona…or anywhere else…

  • Evil Mr. Peppers

    January 12, 2009 |

    Likes the heat so much that she sweats in the bed, profusely, it feels like she is sleeping in the rain, it’s like sleeping in a bathtub. That’s all I got to say!

  • Erin

    January 12, 2009 |

    It is always hot in Florida but we have had little to no really cool weather so far! Im a fan of warm weather but seriously long for a few really cool days to break it up. Still waiting!

  • Milly

    January 12, 2009 |

    No..I’m from NY…it’s 20ish here.. brrrrr

  • Rachel

    January 12, 2009 |

    It’s definately warm here in Florida but I am enjoying it; it was 78 last weekend and we went to the beach.

    Love the picture of you and hubby.

    And how great that your grandpa still rocks it out!

  • J-Diggety

    January 12, 2009 |

    While it’s not hot in CO, and it did *finally* snow today, it has been unusually warm for January. It was in the 60’s one day last week – craziness! Not that I’m against warm weather… but when it’s supposed to be warm. It shouldn’t feel like spring in January. I’m with you hubby on this one – it worries me 😛

  • anhesty

    January 12, 2009 |

    i am in houston…. and its freaking cold as hell! i hate the cold! i wish it was warm!!!!!

  • Mrs.D

    January 12, 2009 |

    Tell hubby not to worry- it’s FREEZING here in IL. Maybe it’s just California. ?

  • La Belette Rouge

    January 12, 2009 |

    I am sooooo sick of the heat. When will winter really arrive here in LA-LA land. Enough with summer already.

  • Kellie

    January 12, 2009 |

    Up here in MN it is freezing. Tomorrow’s high is -5. That’s right. Negative. It’s horrible. So nope, it’s not hotter everywhere. I wish I were in LA…

    Also, your gramps rules! That is awesome! 🙂

  • Shorty

    January 12, 2009 |

    We’ve had record high temps in Texas, too, the last couple of months, but that’s supposed to change Wednesday night and get back down to the 20’s. We’ll see what the global warming trend holds for us, tho!

    Happy Monday to you, too!

  • Nicole Marie

    January 12, 2009 |

    it was very hot in orange county yesterday. I’m back in sf today and it seems warmer than usual here too!

  • Robin

    January 12, 2009 |

    we go from warm to freezing all in a week. our weather is really weird in Oklahoma right now. No snow and we are in Jan. I’m not griping either…I hate cold weather!

  • Bella

    January 12, 2009 |

    What a gorgeous photo!

    And as far as the weather’s concerned, the Midwest is notorious for Climate Personality Disorder!


  • rebecca

    January 12, 2009 |

    it is 50 here in southern Missouri and I am loving it- it will get cold soon enough- great picture of your grandpa

  • vsmphotography

    January 12, 2009 |

    oooh yes, it’s hot here in Texas… but who would’ve guessed that…
    Neato taggery

  • Julia

    January 12, 2009 |

    It’s hard to imagine hot weather when it’s 3 below here 🙁

  • KatieSaysSo

    January 12, 2009 |

    I just wish I was in LA right now!!! Not only because I am stuck in Nebraska where it is boring but because it is 20 and freezing!!!! Adorable picture Maegan!

  • Felicia

    January 13, 2009 |

    I’m pretty sure Cali might be the only part of the country experiencing this warmth you speak of. We got about 5 inches of snow today and the next three days are going to be -25. I HATE IT!!

  • Bambola

    January 13, 2009 |

    It’s hot here too, but we’re in the middle of Summer, so that may have something to do with it!

    Love the pic of you & the hubby but that one of your grandpa on the drums is just lovely!

  • Chessa!

    January 13, 2009 |

    It is FREEZING in NYC! FREEZING!! I am so sick of it:( And we still have have another possibly three months to go. sigh.
    The City is so fun (and so bad)…that’s not the really REAL NY but oh well…it’s still fun to watch. I’m all SET for Gossip Girl tonight though!

  • Meg

    January 13, 2009 |

    oooooooooh girl…love me the city.

    and NY is cold–in fact thursday or friday is supposed to be the coldest day here in a decade, or something absurd like that.

  • Lump

    January 13, 2009 |

    I think the weather has been incredibly crazy everywhere! it’s hot one day in Dallas and then cold the next and then hot the next…and so on.

    love the photos! you and the husband are cute!

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