Monday, March 28, 2005

"Are you here with your parents?"

I'm back! We had so much fun in Los Angeles! I will put some pictures up on Flickr soon. I've been too tired and too busy to write anything because those darn school administrators made me go straight back to work today and I have two tennis leagues starting this week too. Maybe tomorrow night I'll write something coherent.

In the meantime, the highlights:

1. There is an insane number of really expensive cars in Los Angeles. I was country-come-to-town ogling all of the fancy rides surrounding us and hoping they wouldn't judge us by our car.

2. Our car. We were graced with a [mumbling with hand over mouth] PT Cruiser as our rental car. A PT Cruiser. As in the cheesiest car on earth. We tried to get past that and just hope that the valet would notice our rental keys.

3. I saw the TV show Joey get taped! It was so much fun. Jennifer Coolidge ("Stifler's mom") was in the episode and she was hilarious in person. Lots of debauchery. The show we saw will air May 5th, so everyone should watch to listen to me cough through the whole thing.

4. Please turn away for a moment while I embarrass myself. As a loyal fan of Days of Our Lives since I was about 14, I was beside myself to see the Days set. Hee!! I was such a geeky fan. Will later publish picture of self standing at the Java Cafe in Salem, USA. We also got to see the Tonight Show studio while at NBC; it's quite small.

5. We took many suggestions from those of you who gave us advice on my blog and also did the following things: We walked the Hollywood/Highland area and saw Mann's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame (saw Sandra Bullock get star) (well, saw crowd of people seeing Sandra Bullock getting star). We saw lots of the Warner Brothers studios when we went to see Joey. Saw Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) roaming around. We went to Pasadena and Santa Monica to shop. We ate yummy sushi at California Roll Factory. We ate yummy Mexican at El Cholo. We ate more yummy Mexican at Border Grille. We saw Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach and pier. I put my feet in the freezing cold Pacific Ocean. We drove up the Pacific Coast Highway and around through a bunch of scary canyons, mudslides and freaky roads on the sides of cliffs. We went out to the Red Rock bar someone told us about. It was fun! We went to the Getty Center and took pretty pictures. And lastly, we went on the Stars' Homes Tour! Yes, we are nerds. But it was fun! My favorites were seeing the Osbournes' house and the house that's on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Hee!

6. Finally, a kid in the hot tub at the hotel asked Beth and me if we were there with our parents or there together. Enough said.

Those are the highlights. I need to get to bed. I won my tennis match tonight, but it has rendered me sleepy. More tomorrow!


Jen said...

Don't be too embarrassed about the PT Cruiser. Roth had to have his car repaired for two weeks and he, too, was given a PT Cruiser. A convertible, superhero-electric-blue PT Cruiser. Nothing more gay than that. Needless to say, he was a little coy driving around in his shades with his frat-boy spiky hair, Sierra, and an iced vanilla latte.

Sounds like you had a great time in Cali. It's a wonderful state!

Eddie said...

I can comment! I like PT Cruisers.

Matt said...

:( My dad just bought a convertible PT Cruiser and he loves it!

Anywho ... Glad to hear you had so much fun! (with the exception of the kid in the hot tub ... that's just weird). That's cool that you happened to be there when Sandra Bullock was getting her star!

Pigs said...

Umkay, it seems I may have offended with my distaste for PT Cruisers. I just felt like a cheeseball!

Anonymous said...

I was sooooo happy to be back in my nondescript Civic - that actually GOES when you hit the gas and has the window controls on the door, where they belong - after driving that thing. Not a fan of the Cruiser.


Megan said...

I can finally comment.

Glad you had a great time out here. Sounds like your trip was awesome. Yay for celebrity sightings! (And I must confess, I'm particularly glad you enjoyed Red Rocks; it's my favorite mellow bar.)

Jen said...

FYI ... I couldn't comment on your blog all day. Apparently I wasn't the only one. I'm telling ya ... time for HaloScan.

katielady said...

I had to drive a rental PT cruiser in Houston once, and it was lots of fun! I was skeptical at first, but ended up having a great time in it.