2002-07-24 - 10:57 p.m.
So tonight we went out to this place that used to be just a beachy fish and chips place....but now is trying really hard to be a frou frou French restaurant (but is actually more like a cross between the two.) Anyway, I ordered the fish tacos. Hmmmm. It was the usual affair....except the fish was served separately (not in the tortillas).....and it was mixed with the salsa. Hmmmm. Now I don't know why this bothered me. I usually put salsa on my fish tacos. But somehow, seeing the white fish mixed with the red salsa....just wasn't doing it for me. And the salsa was more like a tomato sauce than a salsa. And I really don't like tomato sauce with fish. Hmmmmm. But I almost always put salsa on fish tacos.
So what's up with that??? I mean it's basically the same thing. Perhaps it was just the presentation that turned me off. It tasted good....but it just didn't seem right. Am I insane??? I want to hear your opinion.
White fish and salsa.....is it bad etiquette to mix them?? Fish and tomato sauce...yes or no??? Hmmmm......comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-23 - 10:31 p.m.
Anyway...while I'm reconstructing...adding and building....I might not post everysingleday!! But stay tuned....because I might just post everysingleday!!!
And in the mean time....I want all you people to start making your travel arrangements to go to BlogCon! Please, please, please....just drop everything and make reservations to go to Las Vegas the weekend of August 23!! You know you want to! And it would be sooo great if all you people who read me/I read you......well, you know..... if we could all meet....and in Las Vegas.....wouldn't that just be......well...cool?!?!?!?!?!? Go....go go go go go....make those reservations now!!!!!comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-22 - 11:36 p.m.
2002-07-22 - 11:19 p.m.
Earlier, I had been in that room using the exercise bike...but I never use the TV....it's basically just stored there. Later in the evening, I went into the room to turn off a fan that I had left on...but even at that point, the TV was not on. But now, just a couple hours later, I walk by that room....and the TV is on!!!! Spooky!!!!!!! How did that happen???? I'm feeling just a little creeped out by this!!!!comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-20 - 6:14 p.m.
First, take the average age of a Victoria's Secret model (be generous, say 20) and subtract that from your age....then, take the average weight of a Victoria's Secret model (be generous, say 105) and subtract that from your weight. Now add those two numbers together. If you don't like that number, as a bonus, you can add or subtract the number of inches that a Victoria's Secret model is taller than you (be generous, say they're 5' 11''...or if you have to, say 6' 2''). And there you have it! That's how old you are in "Victoria's Secret years."
So how old are you?????comments??? (4 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-19 - 9:21 p.m.
(OK...so it's not your fault!)
Last night we stopped at a cheesy little bar on the way home from Malibu...and I'm pretty sure that it is the root of my downfall!! It's a little Irish bar that I've driven past a hundred times or more on my way home from the grocery store. I've always been intrigued because they advertise that they are the home of "Turtle Racing"! This time, we decided to stop. (This is sort of a pattern with me.....give me a martini or two at a high-end place...and on the way home I'll want to stop and try some cheesy, low-end bar we find along the way....it's amazing the fabulous places you can find this way. They might look scary on the outside....but once you get inside, they can turn out to be one of the best places you've ever been....but that's another story...) "The Turtle Bar" was not one of those fabulous places. And I didn't see any turtles.
As we were sitting there sipping our drinks.....and analyzing the black specks floating in my martini.....I happend to look up and notice that there was a great big blue "B" posted on the wall!! (You see, in Los Angeles, the health department has a rating system for businesses that serve food and drink, and those businesses are required to post their rating. Let me just say, you don't want to be drinking at a "B"!!)
So now I'm just sick as a slug! I just want to go to bed! But...help me....you guys have all the advice.....is it starve a cold, feed a fever.....or feed a cold, starve a fever????? And should I work out or should I just go to bed??? Help me!!!!!!!!
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2002-07-18 - 10:42 p.m.
So why am I telling you this??....well, even after living in California for almost a year now, it still amazes me that I can just "drive up to Malibu" for dinner. I don't know what else to say....you guys should just move out here!!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-17 - 10:44 p.m.
Now let me just say....this is not my blackhead! I had a volunteer....who shall remain nameless...to protect their privacy and dignity. But nonetheless....you have to respect their willingness to sacrifice...something...for our entertainment!
OK, I'll stop being silly......but really, isn't that amazing??....I was quite fascinated that a tiny blackhead actually looked like that under the microscope.
Now I think we should all go wash up!!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-16 - 11:03 p.m.
I had to put this picture up because I find it so fascinating. It was taken with a 60x microscope that was connected to my friends computer. Although I already know what it is, I wanted to give you guys an opportunity to tell me what you think it is. If you have any guesses, or if you know, please tell me in the comments. Otherwise, I'll tell you tomorrow. So speak up!!!comments??? (5 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-16 - 12:24 a.m.
Tonight's Big Brush With Fame.We were out having dinner with friends at a one of our favorite restaurants, Bandera (they have no website that I can find, otherwise I would point you there...but it's at the corner of Wilshire and Barrington). It's actually a really fabulous place...they usually have a little live jazz going on....the drinks are huge!....and the food is comfort food in large portions!
Anyway....there we were....sipping our cocktails....when one of our troupe says, "Isn't that Ron Jeremy?!?" And actually it was!!
Ok....for those of you who don't know about Mr. Jeremy....apparently during the 70's he was a major porn star....recently someone made a documentary about him, which has catapulted him back into the spot light. He has been appearing on TV shows (and just about everything else for the last year ) to promote this film.
And there he was...in our restaurant!!! Well....I didn't know whether to be excited or repulsed! The others at our table, who work in the film industry, were like, "hey...isn't that that guy?! yeah...I think that's the porno guy!!" Then we effortlessly moved on to another topic.
So.....that's my brush with fame for tonight. Stay tuned, it can only get better!comments??? (4 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-07-13 - 7:55 p.m.
2002-07-12 - 8:04 p.m.
1. When you travel, what odd item(s) do you always pack....even though your travelling companion asks, "why do you have to bring that?
Well....when I was a teenager and obsessing about my weight, I used to always bring the bathroom scale with me (much to the chagrin of my parents!).....but I've stopped doing that (even though I'm still obsessing). Then, for a long time, I used to bring a toaster oven.....since on these marathon drives I do, one never knows if the motel is going to be near a restaurant (that you'd want to eat at!).....and you can do a lot with a toaster oven! But now, I think the most offending item I carry is my electric teapot.....so I can have a guarantee of coffee in the morning (I also pack instant coffee)!
2. Other than price, how do you decided on which hotel/motel you will be staying at?
First, I go for as much luxury as I can afford (yeah, I know I said other than price....but a lot is based on that really).... I pick out the most luxurious hotels, then see if I can afford them at Hotel Discounts.net. Then I pick the closest one to where I want to be. If I can't afford any of the "good" hotels, I pick based on a sort of point system. The place earns points if it has any of the following: room service (bonus points for 24 hour room service), a restaurant/bar in the hotel, a mini bar in the room, a spa, late check out, do they allow pets, luxurious bedding/room amenities. Well, you get the idea.....I go for luxury....the hotel/motel that offers the most luxury for price and location wins! (although I have been known to stay at Motel 6....just don't tell anyone...sshhhh!)
3. When you get to the hotel, do you unpack and use the drawers in the room or do you just live out of your suitcase?
No....I never use the drawers....I have this phobia that I will leave something behind if I do that......and, more truthfully, I'm just too lazy! My Love always makes a point of unpacking and putting everything thing in the drawers as if it was his own house (he's soooo much more organized than me!) But I tend to live out of my suitcase.....oh, and when I pack, I don't fold....I just cram! (He folds!)
4. If you are staying at a place that offers room service, do you order room service?
Room Service is my middle name! If they're offering, I'm ordering! No doubt about it. The first thing I do when I get to a hotel room is seek out the Room Service menu. When I was a child, travelling with my parents, they would never let us order room service.....so now I always order something....probably out of rebellion! Once, in Reno, Nevada.....I earned a free night's stay because I had ordered sooo much from room service during the week I was there!
5. Do you ever leave a tip for the maid?
Yes...it depends on the service, but generally yes. If the room is obviously not clean, then no tip....but if it seems like they are trying, I leave a dollar. If the room is impeccable, I leave more. A long time ago, I worked as a maid.....it is hard work.....and most people don't tip. Once in a while, someone would leave me some change....usually about a dollar.......and that would just make my day!!!!!comments??? (3 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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