Wednesday, October 11, 2006

when living in LA has perks...

I just got home from the WORLD movie premier of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS. I was in the presence of SO many stars I don't know where to begin.

So let's begin with the ones I physically touched...voluntarily or not (on their part) There was Joseph Phinnes (yes, you read that right greeps and riddle) (read on my friends, read on) and he is VERY cute in person, and way younger looking than you might imagine. And then there was my intense connection with annette benning and warren beatty. I didn't touch them per se, but we certainly connected as we stood back to back. And then there were the brush-by's with cheryl hines and jill clayburn and jacqueline bisset...just to name a few ole chums from the h'ood. Dave Navarro and I waited for our cars from the valet station and I think I handed a fork to kristin chenowith.

but the MAIN event, the highlight of my life, was meeting and shaking hands with Augusten burroughs himself. If you haven't read RUNNING WITH SCISSORS or DRY or MAGICAL it now! And then see the movie because it's really great and I would say more but I am so overwhelmed by my "peers" tonight I can't think straight. if I had more nights like that I wouldn't even need a shrink!

Friday, October 06, 2006

i'm sick.

it's friday nite. barely made it home. have fever. achey. barely can type. am starting to get chills.

this is a result of rescuing 2 baby kitties from the nasty ghetto druggy park down the street and said kitties were laced with nasty germs and fleas and crack dust and the asian bird flu.

anyways, snoop dogg is on "weeds" tonite. thank GOD for small favors.

little ipod on the prairie...

First there came the internet/cable combo package with the "movie" tier option.

(i stopped calling people in the evenings)

Then there was On Demand.

( i stopped calling going out in lieu of "catching up" on entire seasons of shows I otherwise would not have watched)

Then there was TiVo.

( I never left the house on weekends)

Then there were podcasts and ipod downloadable tv shows.

(patient could now leave the house armed with portable tv and make it to starbucks to watch missed shows. patient was able to function in outside world again and no longer sported bed sores from late nite Tivo watching)

NOW....they have made available FOR FREE missed tv shows that are now watchable online!!

(patient has retreated to bedroom with laptop and is now able to order meals on wheels while watching the CSI season premier from 3 weeks ago and answer emails all at once)

I feel overwhelmed. Having this much responsibility is too much for the modern woman. we can't just DO IT ALL. gone is the simplicity of the cleavers and the cunninghams who just had to turn the tv on and off. ahhhh...simple times. simple times.

Monday, October 02, 2006

happy yom kippur!!

well well, here comes Fall. And what I love most about autumn is watching nature's changes as we transition from regular lattes to pumpkin lattes, bundling up all cozy in longer shorts and transitioning from tank tops and flip flops to tee-shirts and leather slides...watching the fake plants at pottery barn shift from cherry blossoms to scarry halloween twigs...thank god for mother nature's ever changing ways.

And who ever knew that fall brings on lots and LOTS of jewish holidays? it's weird that I would move from NY to LA and learn MORE about the jews. The puzzling thing is that there are WAY more jews per capita in my neighborhood than good bagels. And to me, that is very very disturbing and puzzling. Why? I ask. LA just challenges me on every level.

Anyhoo, on more interesting news, I have 2 new BIG announcements.

1. I GOT CABLE!!!!!

2. I also got a new roommate.

SO let me tell you all the new exciting stuff....ANTM seems a little wacky this season...I mean CYCLE...the girls are very young and way way dumber than ever. Which is why I am so excited to watch. Mo-nique and Melrose are my fav's. I mean without them it would actually be boring. and then let's talk about tyra's hair. I just can't take her seriously this cycle. the short hair? when did jerry curl come back? I missed that in the Gap Skinny pant ad. And then there's "heroes" which I can tell is like the new x-files and will drive me crazy with anticipation for the next few years or so...

I can't even keep writing...there are too many shows and too little time....

oh yah, and my roommate's great too.