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Meet you at the crossroads

I'm at a hair crossroads: go lighter or go darker. I thought about this dilemma while sitting pensive-faced in a meeting, I made pro/con lists while driving home in knotty traffic, I pondered this hair dilemma while my neighbor told...

City of Studio keeps me rockin' knows how to party

The leader of the free world came to Studio City yesterday for a dinner event at George Clooney's house. There were Secret Service people all over the Boulevard and surrounding side streets, police were everywhere, news and paparazzi helicopters began...

Mean Girls

You expect mean girls in junior high, high school, and the hallowed halls of freshman rush season. It's like acne or failing driver's ed, a stumbling bump on the road to adulthood. The pleasures of getting up in age are...

Dig and be dug in return

Now listen, I am not what you would call a poetry lover. In my world only two kinds of poetry exist -- remarkable poetry, which is so rare it's almost extinct, and the other crap. The other crap is all...

Listmaking, Bonhomme Janvier, and other crazy white people things

By now you already know this little stretch on the calendar is one of my favorites, the end of an old year and the crisp optimism that comes with a brand-new set of months. All possibilities are back in play....

Nineteen days

The year 2012 is just nineteen days away. Have you started pondering the fresh new year ahead or are you still mired down in traffic and giftwrap? Here in Los Angeles traffic intensifies as we crawl closer to Christmas, by...

Movement

On the days I get anxious, I walk. On the days I feel happy, I walk. I love that forward feeling of moving through space. I walk a lot. Yesterday I did twelve miles (seven in the morning, five in...

Indie flicks and Christmas lights

Movies. Hey, independent film industry, let's talk, shall we? I understand that it's part of your arty street cred to make downer movies with vague, ambiguous endings. All those staged, hazy shots of naked women and chairs and people in...

Today's forecast: Puddles and frizz and DOOM

STORM WATCH 2011 is ON!! Rain in early October is the Los Angeles equivalent of snow on Spring Break in the deep south. Everyone looks homeless including me, it's an unspoken citywide rule that on rainy days you get...

Monday List

1) Complaining is my cardio My general complaint is that technology has not made my life easier. I don't even like technology. Everything is so interconnected and complicated and always needs updating. I avoid plugging my iPhone into my iMac...

Because weekends were made for Hollywood fun.

My friend and also-blogger Neil Kramer is in town. On Friday night he and I went to the Cinerama dome at the Hollywood Arclight to see a screening of Another Earth. Me and Neil. Our necks look weird. Why? Here's...

More walk talk

Ya'll know when I get on a topic I am like a dog with a bone so we are still walking and talking! Thanks for sharing your motivators, it's kind of a relief to see that not every human feels...

Now we're just waiting for the sequel...

Carmageddon came and went, apparently residents of the city were sufficiently scared out of their damn minds and they avoided all driving to all places at all times. The weekend was virtually traffic free! Which means when the sequel comes...

Florida, part 2

Hello from sweaty Los Angeles which today feels more like Florida than I care to admit. Humidity -- you are no friend of mine. My hair loves you, though. Today we have more pictures from my vacation to Florida where...

FOUND IT

After a week of having no idea at all where my camera had run off to with my beautiful pictures of vacation and family, I discovered it hiding in the bottom of my shoe bowl. So many exciting things about...

Humans at the zoo

This morning I was out early for a walk, it's supposed to warm up today and I like the cool mornings for walking. Later it will be near ninety degrees to welcome summer properly for the first official day of...

Wagon Wheel, and other songs

An accident, really, I was trying to text someone and I hit the wrong button and before long I was playing country music on my phone. First night since I moved in that I didn't actively hate this apartment. Something...

An L.A. day

10:05 a.m. It sounds like someone is walking on the roof. This apartment is on the top floor of a three-floor walkup, so there aren't any upstairs neighbors. All that's above my unit is the flat tar-and-paper roof. I can...

Ups and Downs, and Golf

Usually I have no problem writing copious paragraphs about my emotional response to all things in life like emery boards or wasabi paste or cat litter. Emotions seem to pop into my life in fully-formed paragraphs. Except right now. Right...

Dear Universe, this note is for you.

At heart I am a nester. If you follow astrology -- don't worry, you can keep it a secret -- you might find it illuminating to know I'm a Cancer with Cancer rising. In astrological terms that means I am...

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