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Monday, May 30, 2011

Umami, books, and no thumbprint=no money

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. It seems like forever since I last blogged. I guess the time just got away from me. School is officially over. Grades are posted, everything is done, and I couldn't be happier. I am so looking forward to a fun summer with Myriam. Seriously, I have a feeling that the next few months will be HUGE for us. If all goes as planned, I will be performing a show in Long Beach, somewhere in the O.C., somewhere in L.A., and in the Bay area--what's up NORCAL? I will keep you all posted. This is a one person show so I won't even have to share the stage.

Plans for my birthday party are coming along slowly. It'll happen for sure--it's just taking longer than I thought it would to get organized.

My mother is out of the hospital!! YAY. She is doing very well and is appreciative for all of the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes.

Ok--Since my last post--3 amazing and brilliant people have passed on to the next life. Gil Scott-Heron, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, and Jeff Conaway.  They will all be missed. They each brought something different to the "potluck" of life, and I appreciated their contributions. One made us laugh, one brought us to the edge of our seats, and one made us think. I am grateful for who they were.

Storm chasers are really stupid people. I mean really stupid. Why oh why would anyone choose to chase after a tornado?

Kim Kardashion is a baby. No one needs a 20.5 carat diamond ring. Any respect that I had for her (which was very little) is gone. It's a disgusting display and I think it should be outlawed. I have no good reason--it just makes my stomach turn.

I am currently reading several books. Sometimes it is hard for me to choose so I just read whatever I'm in the mood for. Last week I had soooo many moods-- so now I am reading: Heat: A Kitchen Memoir (it's ok), East of Eden (reading it with my friend JW), Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Columbine by Dave Cullen, and Ice-A memoir of Ice T (the rapper/actor not the drink). What can I say--it's an ambitious week.

Myriam saw The Hangover II today with her family. She loved it. I think I'll wait for the DVD.

The new Lady Gaga cd is great. I highly recommend it to everyone. Yes, even you Blaine--it's good music. Madonna is soooooo yesterday--it's time to move on to a new freaky blonde. LOL

The new Betty White book is brilliant. You should all check it out. Betty White is 89 years old. Her take on life is pretty fricking amazing. I laughed a lot when I read it.

Last weekend Myriam and I ate at Umami Burger in L.A. The burger was voted best in America but, I beg to differ. Though the burgers were delicious, they lacked personality. The chefs were so liberal with the truffle oil--that I could hardly taste anything else. One or two drops is sufficient people--please do not douse the bun in it. The burgers were about $15 each which did NOT include a side item so, we ordered fries and onion rings. Again with the truffle oil. OY. The burgers on the menu were interesting but you were not allowed to deviate from the recipes. In other words--you couldn't say no sun dried tomatoes. I think that is ridiculous. People know what they like--they should be willing to get what they want and leave what they do not. 7.8/10 is my rating--a strong C+. Oh--and they do not even have mushrooms--what kind of burger place does not offer mushrooms? For a $50 lunch--I expected a lot more of an experience. Oh well.

Went to Barneys today. Myriam bought a new hat. I got some jeans and a bow tie. I'm really really excited about the bow tie. I've wanted one for a very long time. Now I need an occasion to wear it.

There is a man that has eaten over 25,000 Big Macs. He is healthy. I think that is pretty awesome.

This is a true story: A man with no arms went into a bank to cash a check. Even though he had two forms of i.d. the bank still would not give him the money. The reason: he could not produce a thumbprint. Are people really that stupid?

There is a strong chance that I will be married before I turn 40.
Myriam and I are going birdwatching next weekend.

Not much else to talk about today. Tomorrow's blog will discuss my role models, my non role models, and what I would do if I had no fears.

Thanks for reading. Comments are awesome. One love.


  1. I'd like to serve as your wedding minister.

  2. YAY - I love quickie weddings. Thats how Jeremy and I did it. I wouldnt have changed it for anything.
    FYI - TRINA, I have gone over the new Gaga album and honestly its not that impressive or good. I loved her first album. Hell I was the ONLY ONE around here that knew who she was when her first single came out. Her second album was 50% great song and 50% lame songs, and Born This Way is just too irritating. Its a cluster of repetition and racket. It has its good points but they are few and far between.
    On a good note Im glad your mom is doing well.
    When you going to try and talk to me about visiting you? :)


  3. I haven't started the book yet... I'm a lame book club member.

  4. I enjoyed this blog; pretty funny! I think I will check out Betty White's new book I really like her alot. Ridiculous about the man cashing his check!

  5. East of Eden is one of my all-time favorite books :)
    Also read Siddhartha, but I think, at the time, I was too young to fully appreciate it.

    Too much of anything can be a bad thing-
    in this case, it was truffle oil!

    I think I'll stick with Slater's when I'm in the mood for a $15 burger ^_^

    Also, How do I get an invite to your bday party? :)