Sorry for the delay, but Isaac was serving Jello shots on the Lido Deck, and you just MUST see what Gopher does when he’s toasted.
THE GETTING-A-JUMP-ON-NEW-YEAR’S BLOGGING.LA WRITERS AND READERS SHINDIG ANNOUNCEMENT, REDUX:
When: Thursday, December 30. 8pm->????
Where: 4100 Bar, 4100 Sunset Blvd in beautiful downtown Silver Lake
Why: Because one day, bloggers might have a union of their own.
Who: YOU, silly.
Be there or be a rhombus.
Julie, your slightly inebriated Cruise Director
My hubby and I were driving tonight when he turns onto fountain to get us home. Apparently, the hummer coming the other direction thought we were going too slow and decided to flash his brights at us– for about 30 seconds. One thing led to another, and this ridiculous driver followed us home. Eventually, I had to call 911 because this person was threatening us, etc. etc. Pretty standard LA stuff, especially coming from a driver of a Hummer, but when I called, just to be safe, I was immediately put on hold and told by a recording that my call was not an emergency. Somehow, I guess, this magical machine knew that we were not yet being pummeled by this huge, disgusting idiot. It somehow knew that he had not yet completely cornered us until his friends came and they all beat us into unrecognizable forms. My question is, how the f*ck did it know that, and why is it EVER okay for 911 to put someone on hold??? Also, is this only in L.A? Because that is just frightening.
Man this cracked me up. This morning I clicked over to Yahoo News from the AP and saw a story about how drug companies are issuing warnings to employees about Michael Moore showing up with a camera. Yahoo linked to two photos, I think one of them is Mr. Moore.
Okay, sure Caryn will blog about this, too, but she’s in Florida cut off from high-speed or something and everyone needs to mark their calendars NOW for the upcoming Gary Taxali show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.
Gary uses found objects (old book covers, mostly, as far as I can tell) in his mixed-media pieces. They’re sophisticated and haunting and fun all at once, and I want to own every one I see. Think I’m kidding? Just wait. These paintings are like the art equivalent of crack cocaine, only your first taste is NOT free.
I will, of course, be there. However, I am freezing the rent money in some Tupperware before I go. Caveat browser…
La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents
New works by Gary Taxali
January 7th – January 30, 2005
Opening reception: Friday, January 7th, 8-11pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Detail from “Unfamous”, mixed media, ©Gary Taxali
Note: Next week, the works will be available for viewing on the La Luz web site.
Ok, who’s been doing the rain dance? Apparently, it’s about to start working. On Tuesday it looks like we’re going to be hit with a rainstorm from a gnome’s hat with showers throughout the entire week. The best thing about rain in Los Angeles is the crisp, clear skies it produces when the clouds lift. Mmmmm, clean air. Mmmmm, blue skies.
Holidays in LAÖ This must be a taste of what it’s like to live in other cities. No one fighting for a parking space at the farmers market, cuzí the lot is half empty (unheard of!). The streets aren’t bumper to bumper. The freeway zips along. The restaurants are half full. No waiting in the checkout line at the store. Half the city must be on vacation! I canít decide if I love it or if itís just damn eerie.
Just wanted to wish everyone on the Blogging.la staff and its readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I forgot to mention earlier that Henry Winkler is the host! Woot Henry Winkler!
If you can’t make it down to the Dorothy Chandler to watch in person, try tuning in your TV to KCET (Ch 28).
I saw the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City for the first time last night, in all its lit-up glory. I have to admit that my first thoughts were of the phallic resemblance, but then I thought, “It’s really a gorgeous theater.” Like much of the Culver City architecture, it features a historic look. Currently on stage is a play, The Paris Letter, which I’d see for the cast alone. With 320 seats, there’s probably not a bad view in the house.
Culver City is an interesting little city with interesting little theaters. The Culver City Mann is a great place to go to avoid movie crowds because most people are at the relatively new Pacific Culver Stadium. If you’re one of the many who see movies on Christmas Day, come on over to the west side. We won’t bite…very hard.
Dave says in the comments:
I’m pretty sure this isnt the best place to ask this but here goes, what are some of the best things to do in LA for New Years? I’m a recent New York transplant so I was wondering other than the bar scene what goes on in LA the night the year starts anew?
So, here’s a better place to ask a good question. What the hell’s going on? What are you all doing for New Year’s? Is there anything cool to do? I think I might pay $45 for an open bar and all you can eat horis doovreys at El Guapo Cantina solely for lack of a better plan.
The family is coming to town so we can celebrate a traditional Jewish Christmas. What’s that you ask? Going to the movies and a chinese restaurant, of course.
The past few years, we’ve ended up at Madame Wu’s at the Grove. Which was, how can I put this delicately…crap. But the ol’ Madame has finally expired. So here’s my question for you: Do you have recommendations for chinese restaurants (or hell ANYWHERE) that will be open on Christmas Day?
As Mr. Broflovski the Younger once sang, “I’m a Jew. A lonely Jew, on Christmas.”
I know that I’m coming late to this, but if you are going to buy a Christmas tree – go to home depot
I feel violated for all the years I went to the corner lot and spent 50 to 80 bucks. 7′ Douglas Fir at the depot – $20. But my favorite part, it the giant net wraped around the tree for ease ‘o transportation
Oh yeah, one of these is worth each and every one of the 299 pennies.
I’ve been super busy lately, so my list of “things to post to bLA” is getting long. But I wanted to note this briefly before I forgot. As I’ve mentioned previously, I just moved into a new neighborhood. Mondays and Tuesdays are alternate No Parking/street sweeping days. The whole city’s covered in them, so I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. In my old pad, these things were the bane of everyone. I don’t think there was one person in my complex that hadn’t been ticketed at least once for forgetting to move thier car. In my new ‘hood, however, things are a bit different. I had been trying to figure out who in the hell was pulling up outside and honking their horn at the beginning of every week. This morning I finally realized, the parking officers in my neighborhood actually honk in front of the houses that still have cars parked out front at street sweeping time. So you can come out and move it before they write you a ticket. Now that’s public service.