WE MISSED THE MARK

September 28, 2007

Mark Ellis that is. Ryan and I made the long trip from Sunset Plaza, where we parked, to The Comedy Store, where our friend Mark Ellis was doing a set in The Belly Room. Read the rest of this entry »


Forget the career…

September 28, 2007

…his LIFE just might be jumping the shark…


CITY OF THE ANGELS FILM FESTIVAL

September 28, 2007

Ryan and I are on the planning committee for the City of the Angels Film Festival. Historically, it’s been a retrospective film festival and this year they’ve changed things up a bit to include several premiers (LA and otherwise). Exciting! Read the rest of this entry »


WOW! THEY’RE SERIOUS!

September 28, 2007

HomePub.

Another Dave Barry Post.


MARCEL MARCEAU

September 27, 2007

A moment of silence.

Note: I didn’t know how to write this post without laughing; but I think he would have wanted it that way…


MIRACLE THEATER

September 27, 2007

Phil Cooke wrote an amazing post summing up his brilliant thoughts about Miracle Theater’s actions.  Please read…


FRIENDS FROM VW

September 26, 2007

Ryan’s former roomie Steve the Hipster and his lovely and classy-cool wife Sarah made a return trip to LA this past weekend! We met up with them and their friends, John & Charity, at our favourite neighbourhood haunt, The Alcove. Read the rest of this entry »


How to spot a Hipster

September 25, 2007

Step 1: Know what kind of hipster you’re looking for.  To that end, see this (in my opinion) comprehensive list of hipsters assembled by the very smart & scholarly Brett McCracken.  There’s three parts…

Hipsters, Part 1

Hipsters, Part 2

Hipsters, Part 3  

Step 2: Visit their native habitat

Step 3:  Step 3 is really cool. You probably haven’t heard of it yet, but by the time you do, the hipsters will have moved on to Step 4, because it is much cooler.  


GRIFFIN HOUSE

September 25, 2007

When we went to see OtR the other night, we were pleasantly surprised by a phenomenal opener – Griffin House.  He expertly controlled the crowd all by his lonesome with a guitar, executed a fabulous cover of Johnny Cash, and wowed us all with his musical and performance prowess.  Check him out!

I’ve added his blog to our blogroll on the right.


SERVICE-PROFIT CHAIN

September 25, 2007

Phil Cooke posted a link to a list about why Amazon has been so successful. Apart from the door-desks, I have to agree with the statements!

Thanks Phil!


OH! HI!

September 22, 2007

Today, Ryan and I took a quick drive up the coast to Ojai.

Here we are at the overlook, viewsight, vista point or whatever you call that thingy.  We’re sooo fabulous!

Here’s a shot of the clouds in the valley…

Then we met up with friends at the Griffith Observatory!

…where I learned that cosmic rays are really high-energy particles.  AND that DOZENS of them there high-energy particles PASS THRU MY BODY EVERY SECOND!  That freaked me out.  It’s still freaking me out.  Dozens of cosmic rays (aka high-energy particles) are passing through my body…  every second.  Wow.

Here’s the telescope…

And here’s the LA skyline from the top of the Griffith Observatory!

Because it’s been raining, you can see forever.  The view was amazing!

Ciao!


Oh, the horror….

September 22, 2007

Winter Storm & Flooding  

Key Quote:  “In Los Angeles, the storm was not as bad as feared.” 

What wimps we are….  

(with good reason


I DON’T WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME WITH MUSIC YOU DON’T NEED

September 21, 2007

…speaking of music, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Our FAVOURITE band, Over the Rhine, just came out with a new ALL-bum (as Ryan likes to say) called “The Trumpet Child” and it’s fabulous.  Simply fabulous.  Read those reviews!

In fact, we saw them tonight in concert at The Knitting Factory, in Hollywood.  They were so scrumptiously good that I cried.  Literally, tears of appreciation and joy were flowing down my cheeks.  Tears!

Much love, OtR.

P.S. They have their own blend too!


IF GREEN COULD TALK…

September 21, 2007

If you like folk, our friend Busbee just put out a new record last month.  Go to iTunes and check it out!


WHAT’S YER BEEF?

September 21, 2007

Houston’s up in arms about Alicia’s ad, bereft of beef.  Bereft of clothes too!


MORE DISCUSSION ABOUT KATHY GRIFFIN

September 21, 2007

Phil Cooke had something to say.

UPDATE: It looks like the third comment is from a cast member of Miracle Theater.   It seems to me that he didn’t clearly understand Phil’s question.


THE CANADIAN DOLLAR FINALLY BECAME A MAN

September 21, 2007

Re-born in 1976, the Canadian dollar has finally reach maturity. Now it can play with the big boys!

I think I’m proud. Ryan and I are trying to figure out how to work this to our financial advantage. I still have Canadian bank accounts.


BOB BARKER’S INSPIRATION

September 20, 2007

My friend Heather had insight from a gaggle of would-be audience members in June.  Read her thoughts here.


THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED BEACH WEAR

September 20, 2007

I think it’s most interesting that in today’s word of  Kyla and Twitney that we also have people like this  who are  so  devoted!

My friend Darren found it first.


PHOTOS FROM AUGUST!

September 19, 2007

We’ve got photos up on Facebook from my parents’ visit in August 2007.  Enjoy!