Just an ordinary Saturday in Los Angeles

Who says living in Los Angeles isn’t
Here’s a typical ordinary Saturday in LA.  I love this place!



I just found out about this place: Hotel Surplus Outlet. It’s a warehouse and resale outlet facility based in Van Nuys.  They warehouse and resell hotel furniture, new overstock furnishings, decorator goods, and lodging items – AND they are open to the general public!!  New shipments from Rumor has it, there’s a big sale this weekend. You can find small armoires with storage drawers $299, long upholstered benches $59, large armoires with antique details $349, wood end tables $149-$199 and small writing or dining tables $49.95.  Such a deal!!!

Hours: M-F 9:00-6:00   Sat. 10-5, Closed Sunday


Amy Jurist, chef and owner of Amy’s Culinary Adventures catering company, highlights her favorite cheese-inspired dishes at a free cooking demo at Surfas. She’ll be making Honey and Goat Cheese Napoleons, Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup, and Yam and Goat Cheese Ravioli. Anything with cheese = ummmm good!

8777 Washington Blvd., Culver City; 310-559-4770


You’ve seen those YouTube videos of those big “flashmob” improv events – now you can be part of one!!  It’s called “No Pants 2K10.” Oh yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like – you wear no pants (but yes, keep your undies on) and ride the subway with possibly hundreds of other supposedly spontaneous Angelinos. Here are the details!!!  P.S. If you do this, you soooo need to give me a play-by-play after!

WHAT: 2nd Annual No Pants Metro Ride
WHEN: Sunday, January 10th, 2010 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Metro System
BRING: $5 for Metro Day Pass, pants you can easily take off, something in which to keep them

Hello Los Angeles and welcome to the 2nd Annual No Pants Subway Ride!

This mission is pretty self-explanatory: we ride the subway just as anyone would on any given normal day, just without pants (note that this is NO PANTS, not NO UNDERWEAR day. Wouldn’t want anyone arrested for indecent exposure!) We’d like to emphasize the importance of acting casual – like pantslessness is a normal thing – and acting like you do not know any of your fellow riders nor why they are also pantsless (please see the link to the official dossier for more info).

The main train ride will begin with the 2:22PM Westbound Red Line at Union Station. If your birthday is between July 1st and September 30th, board this train. If your birthday is between April 1st and June 30th, board the train that leaves the Civic Center at 2:24pm. If the month of your birthday is between October 1st and December 31st, board the train at Pershing Square at 2:25pm or if it’s between January 1st and March 31st, board at the Metro Center at 2:27pm. We will disembark at Hollywood and Highland, and take it from there.

In list format:

Range in which your birthday falls – Board at this station – Train Leaves Station

July-September – Union Station – 2:22pm
April-June – 1st St./Civic Center – 2:24pm
October December – 5th St./Pershing Square – 2:25pm
January-March – 7th St./Metro Center – 2:27pm

We have provided a link to the official dossier below. We STRONGLY URGE you to take a look at it for all the important details (including info about the post-mission debriefing). Got any more questions? Ask Agent Ooh-Kla (message at facebook.com/leocgonzalez) or our sometimes-fearless leader Agent A (la.agent.a@gmail.com).


OK, so now you want to feel good and give back! Check out the Grassroots Acoustia Show at The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge.  It’s free to come, but maybe you’ll want to purchase a latte because all of the evening proceeds go to Support Circle of Care Leeza’s Place, a resource and support center for family caregivers who are impacted by a loved one with a memory disorder or chronic illness. All COCLP programs are designed to educate, empower and energize families while assisting them on their challenging journey.

1411-C Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 • 310.450.6052
NO COVER CHARGE. 100% of proceeds of event will benefit COCLP


What a way to end your evening – A Star Wars Burlesque Show! — What? No! – Yeah, I’m totally serious!!

Princess Leia and a cocktail – what could be bad?

$13. At Bordello Bar, 901 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles

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I thought it was going to be magical?!?

Monday, January 4, 2010

I feel like today is the “unofficial” start of the new year.  It’s Monday, the first day back to work for most people, yada, yada…I have no idea where this idea came from but I really thought waking up this morning was going to be magical. Like the beginning of the Cinderella story – I wake up happy, gleeful and wonderfully ignorant. It’s a new year and all is good in the world.