Being a blogger in LA opens up doors that a blogger in say, Bakersfield will never have. First is we get access to some really interesting people. At a bloggers picnic you get to meet other bloggers in the area and share ideas on how to be more than a gabacho on a keyboard. I met Aaron Proctor at an LA Bloggers picnic a while back. AP has managed to parlay his blogging into some tradtional writing and published with ink not electrons.
I wrote a while back about his interview with Huell Howser for the Pasadena Weekly. The interview went well and the actual article was on the stands late last week. You can read it online “Lunch with Huell”. It is actually a fun read, the most entertaining part was Huell’s wishes for his own death.
“I heard somewhere that you want to die on the air …
I want it to happen at the end of a show. I’m saying my goodbyes to everyone and then suddenly I clutch my heart and fall over. The credits roll as the dust covers me and everyone at home says, ‘Well, Huell had a good run but I think that’s his last episode.’ … I want to be cremated. I’ve made a list of my favorite 20 places in California, and it’s going to be a two-week vacation where [my sister and her husband] come to California and get my urn full of ashes and go to these 20 places, staying in the best hotels, eating at the finest restaurants, and at each place they leave a piece of Huell.”
Up for discussion is what locations in LA will be home to some of his ashes. My guess for at least one is the Aztec Hotel here in outer Monrovia as he spent a lot of time there once exploring the hotel with the owner Kathie Reece. He even showed up for the party there on night the episode aired. Your guess where he’ll leave a little ash in LA?
(ps…I have the permission of the blogger author to borrow the quote).