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Hello, hello! (And a question for you)

I have been mostly sans-internet for the week while entertaining a guest, a guest who weirdly enough doesn't feel compelled to check their multiple blogs several times a day? Le gasp! So I had to do stuff like talk out loud and be outside (omg, it was 100F + all week, cry cry). Oh, right, and spend the week with my oldest friend, Chrissy. Well, oldest friendship. She's only a year older than me, it's not like she's old.

I'm out of practice with writing words, derp.


1. When I have something delicious to eat, I want to eat it a lot. Example: (my friend is vegetarian, so I wanted to make meals that were inclusive) whole wheat ciabatta bun, toasted with a brush of olive oil and sea salt. On this: sun-dried tomato pesto, grilled portobello mushroom (brushed with balsamic vinaigrette and sea salt), a little Feta cheese, roasted red bell peppers, baby spinach leaves and pepperocinis. SO GUESS WHAT I ATE FOR LUNCH ALL WEEK. Nom nom!

2. I took her to Sephora (because you can order stuff online, hooray! - and she lives in the sticks) and played with makeup for a few hours. I convinced her to sign up for their rewards card, and as they filled out her information, the girl asked my friend, "Email?" which Chrissy heard as "Female?" She did a tiny double take, and in a very friendly voice said, "Yes, female?" I don't know who felt more derpy, the cashier or my friend. I just cackled and laughed, because I'm awesome and supportive. (ha) WHY WOULD SHE ASK YOU IF YOU WERE FEMALE. Lol.

3. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. I am going to be heading out to LA at the end of October for a fun media-fest/weekend plus a few days' getaway, and as I have never been, am looking for your suggestions on the following:

* neighborhoods that are wonderful to stay in
* Must See sights (beyond the typical tourist attractions like Grauman's, etc.)
* Must Eat restaurants.

Remember that I am a grown-ass lady and I have money, so I don't have to rough it. :D (And I'm renting a car.) Anyone? *chinfists*

4. And not having a fannish Tumblr anymore has really made me happy. HUH. PRETTY PICTURES, YAY!


Sep. 7th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)

L.A. proved too much for the man (he couldn't take it) BUT STONEY CAN!

-- West Hollywood is fantastic. Accessible, a little hippie-stonerfied-hisptery but so comfortable and queer-friendly and funky. Lots of great watering holes. That's where I would stay (and have stayed) on a return trip, but alas, I have no hotel recs because we housesat. Although... maybe try the Best Western on Sunset Blvd. It's a nice central spot.

-- Hugo's on Sunset is a must for eats. They've got wonderful dishes, and a vegan mac & cheese that still haunts me. It's cozy and friendly and everything is so fresh. Plus, you can't beat a pot of French-pressed on the table and strawberry shortcake at 11pm, ever. Oh, my heart.

-- The French Quarter on Santa Monica has nice breakfasts and a sweet patio.

--If you're in the mood for Brazilian, Bossa Nova is great. It's in West Hollywood on Robinson across the street from the Abbey, which is a big deal gay hotspot and lots of fun for a fizzy drink and some hip shakin'.

-- You can't go wrong with Hamburger Mary's. Ever. They're on Santa Monica and Melrose, as I recall.

--Tasty Donut on Sunset is a hole in the wall but has the most tender sugared donuts I've ever let dissolve upon my tongue. I'm so not a krispy creme gal, so if that's what you love in a fried ball of dough, you won't find it here.

Now I want to leave sunny Alameda and head south... have a lovely time, darlin'!

Sep. 7th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
My friend is the manager of that Hugo's. Ha! :)
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)

*notes every damn place on my map*

Awww, thank you so much for this!!
Sep. 7th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Seconding Hugo's especially for breakfast.


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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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