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Stuff I found while looking around

This week’s link roundup.

Stuff I found while looking around

This week’s link roundup.

Stuff I found while looking around

This week’s link roundup.

Third floor

Last week in Los Angeles I stayed at The Culver Hotel, a six-story building erected in 1924. Much of the cast of The Wizard of Oz including all of the Munchkins stayed there during its filming. Apparently they were not all well behaved according to eve…

Those Hollywood nights

Yesterday afternoon I flew to Los Angeles because I’m going to be on “The Talk” this morning.

Just another beautiful day

So last week we took a quick trip to LA to get some business done, and I know that sounds vague, come on, what is up? It’s not something I can talk about just yet, although we did tell Leta that we were going to see the leprechauns. And we were going to ask them [...]

I don’t crack the door too far for anyone who’s pushing too hard on me

Jon and I used to go to the gym together in the morning before the baby was born. We used to A LOT of things before the baby was born, and the gym thing along with that part about staying awake past 10 PM have fallen by the wayside. Now I work out in the [...]

Things I Miss About Los Angeles

Andy Dick. Christmas shopping outside in flip-flops. Accurate forcasts that come not in blocks of 7 days but in blocks of 365. Being surrounded by people with actual pigmentation. Running stairs in Santa Monica with Tori Spelling’s boobs and that shirtless Moroccan body-builder who ate small children for breakfast. Happy hour every hour. Having my [...]

Leaving Los Angeles

So Chuck is sitting in front of the living room window, the only place in the apartment not covered by a box or a huge nugget of dust, and that perma-worry wrinkle on his forehead has grown the size of the continental divide, and he’s like, what the fuck are you people doing? And I’ve [...]