THE "NOT-SO" NEWS/JBLA: I've Been Tagged...And I Can't Get Up...

Sunday, March 05, 2006

I've Been Tagged...And I Can't Get Up...

Thanks a lot Darleene! There must be some kind of punishment for tagging someone so publicly! A spanking perhaps, but then again, that's Trinity's job isn't it?

It's hard enough remembering what I ate this morning let alone thinking back on Life In LA since my arrival back in 1978. (of course I was only 12 then, right?) Damn time goes fast!

Okay, so here goes...

FOUR JOBS I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE IN LA...

Modeling-Wilhelmina Models for a gazilion years. (Where the hell did all these little lines on my face come from? -- Oh yeah, they arrived shortly after giving birth the first time, then again the second time)

Acting-Yes there was a time when I could chew gum and talk at the same time, even had my clothes ripped off in the middle of a casino on an episode of 'McGuiver'. HMMMMM! Booty call.

Motherhood-The hardest job I've ever known. Pay sucks and the rewards are far and few between, and yes, I love my children madly, but they do drive me nuts sometimes.

LA Times Community News-Possibly the best diet aid I've ever known. Lost twenty five pounds in less than six months. (None of which was due to stress, deadlines, long hours or, well, if you've worked there you know where this is going so I don't need to actually spell it out for you)


FOUR MOVIES ABOUT LA I COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER...

Crash-It brings back memories of getting lost in the bowels of Inglewood late one night (yes a dumb white girl in a brand new shiney white Cadilac Escalade) while trying to find the freeway entrance. (Thank God for On-Star)

Crash-Everyone looked sexy in this movie, even the bad guys were a bit of a turn on.

To Dance With The White Dog-Okay, officially it's not about LA but I'm sure it was shot somewhere here. Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronin made this, their last movie together before her death.

Jacqui's Home Movie Reel-The best reality based flick on earth never to be seen by anyone but us.


FOUR PLACES I'VE LIVED IN LA (WITH FOOD MEMORIES FROM EACH)...

Tarzana-Amigo Drive. I was living in Orange County, went out of town for two weeks and when I got back I found my stuff packed up on the front steps of the place I was living so I moved into my then boyfriends parents house. Best bagels I ever had and it didn't cost me a dime nor did I have to commute to get them short of walking twenty feet from the bedroom to the kitchen table.

North Hollywood-Beck Avenue. Moved in with the boyfriend, shortly thereafter got married to him (27 years later we're still married and happy). Henry's Tacos on the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark. Best taco in town! My kids like to go there now.

Hollywood-Camrose Avenue. Our neighbor was the Hollywood Bowl so we enjoyed many free concerts sitting on the front steps. Yamishiro (at the top of the hill for late night beers because I don't eat sushi)

Sherman Oaks-Chandler Boulevard. Twenty years ago when we didn't think we could afford anything we bought our second house and today, well with real estate going the way it has, I count my lucky stars we did. Mistral on Ventura. The best East Coast vibe in the Valley with the best peppercorn steak you'll ever have.


FOUR LA THEMED SHOWS I LOVED TO WATCH...

My mind is blank because I don't watch that much TV (I'm sure I'll think of some after this posts).



FOUR PLACES I'D VACATION IN LA...

Beverly Hills Hotel-just because it's pink and famous.

Chateau Marmont-it just has a vibe and I love how it's nestled into the hills.

Villa Della Stelle-A new quaint hotel in Hollywood. It only has four rooms and is owned by Brogan Lane, ex-wife of Dudly Moore. Yes you can even sleep in Dudly's old bed.

My Bedroom-It's a little like being at the Four Seasons Anywhere USA.


FOUR LA BASED WEBSITES I VISIT DAILY...

Daily News
LA Times
NY Times
Life Through A Lens


FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS...

Peppercorn steak (Mistral on Ventura)

Garlic Chicken (Versailles in Encino-although you cannot be around anyone for about a week until the garlic finishes coming out of your skin, hair, breath.)

Tom Yum Goong aka Hot Shrimp Soup (Grandma's Thai Kitchen on Burbank-best medicine in town for a cold)

Spicy Chicken w/brown rice-prepared very often in my own kitchen. My kids beg for it daily.



FOUR PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW...

Ritz Carlton on Maui sitting at the beach bar enjoying a silver patron on the rocks with a slice of lime.

Ritz Carlton on Maui in one of their beautiful ocean view rooms getting laid.

Ritz Carlton on Maui on a chaise lounge at the small beach they have with a drink while getting laid.

Getting Laid!


So there you have it. There are no more secrets about me, no really, that's all you need to know.

And if anyone ever tags me again like this, you know who you are, we may have to trade blows!

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