Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

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 05:29 pm (UTC)
LA - it depends on what you're looking for. For example I dislike Hollywood since they turned it into a tourist trap. But if you want to be in Hollywood and do touristy things, the Renaissance hotel is nice. So really it just depends...

I'm not helpful at all, am I?
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
Google sent me here: http://www.hotel250.com/ Never been there so no clue as to it's quality, but Silver Lake and Los Feliz are nice areas. Very artsy-fartsy hipster-y neighborhoods. Silver Lake has a large gay community too. It's kind of the anti-West Hollywood. (WeHo is very "scene-y" and stereotypical. Silver Lake is more "come as you are." In the evenings I've seen families walking around, a few minutes later I saw a dude in a chicken costume and then later a guy in his assless chaps. Anything goes around here!)

Maybe trip advisor or one of those sites can help?

Or do you know what other places/attractions you are going to want to see when you're here? Maybe we can find you a nice place central to them. :)
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Google also sent me here: http://www.losfelizlodge.com/about.php for Los Feliz/Silver Lake area. Again, not a personal reccomendation.

There are tons of hotels in Downtown LA, although I'd advise to steer clear of downtown unless you have a specific reason to be there. Burbank and Glendale have nice hotels if you want to be on the east side of things. I went to an event at a really nice hotel in Century City once but I can't for the life of me remember the name of it. Same goes for a hotel on the Sunset Strip, right by the House of Blues, Viper Room etc.

If I remember anything I'll let you know! Once again, not too helpful huh? LOL
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'll def. be staying in a Starwood property since I get to stay for free (a perk for having a husband gone all the damn time) so I'm looking for neighborhoods to stay in - they seem to be EVERYWHERE, fortunately, so it's just a matter of finding one that is in a place where I can walk a short distance or so to grab a delicious meal and a good conversation, plus see interesting things.

We're planning on museums for sure, and I'm not opposed to driving anywhere. Dallas is a driving city, too - lots of sprawl - so I won't be bothered by getting on the highway and heading to X.

And seeing YOU, TOO!!! I'm very excited for our Saturday, missy! <3
Sep. 7th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited too!!!!! That was horrible grammar. Oy. But the sentiment is true. :)

There are a few museums down in the Miracle Mile area by the Tar Pits I think. Also the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park which is over by the Los Feliz area. Most museum bound people here go to the Getty which is out on the Westside. Just depends on what you're looking for. :)


Are You Actually

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.

Time Wot It Is

April 2017
Powered by LiveJournal.com