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Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Dave!Somehow the stars aligned over Los Angeles and I managed to find time to have lunch with Liz of "Everyday Goddess" fame today. It turns out that she is just as smart and funny as you'd think from reading her blog. I guess I shouldn't be surprised... but you never really know. I mean, I spend my time complaining about bitches clipping their fingernails in McDonalds, so heaven only knows what people expect when they meet ME in person.

I have mixed feelings whenever I'm in L.A. — so many miserable memories for me here. But then somebody pounds on the window of my taxi so they can sell me a pair socks and suddenly I want to move here. Perhaps I could get work as a movie "extra" for a career...

Movie Extras

Hey, I'm as real as the next guy. Maybe even REALer (uhhh... you know what I mean). And $250 a day? That's some serious bank!

But there's still no vegetarian hotdogs at Pinks, so I guess that I won't be packing my bags just yet...


Oh... and the traffic still sucks ass.

After my taxi showed up, I told the driver to take La Brea all the way down to Century Blvd. because I didn't want to spend my time parked on the 405. But the driver doesn't like that idea and says "it's only 2:30... no traffic until later!!!" I know better, but I didn't feel like arguing the point and told him to do whatever he wanted.

I think we all know how this story ends.


... and so there I am parked on the 405 with a taxi driver saying "oh... there is traffic!" and me wanting to say "NO SHIT THERE IS TRAFFIC YOU DUMBASS!!" But I hold my peace as a $40 cab ride quickly turns into a $47 cab ride that's 15 minutes too long.

I think we all know what kind of tip my driver got.

And thus ends my sojourn into the wilds of La La Land. I hope I can sleep on the plane ride home.

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  1. Pauly D says:

    Damn, you shoulda told me you were coming! I coulda shown you, um, the Ralph’s Supermarket near my house!

  2. Chaz says:

    I find it interesting that they must specify “REAL” people on that sign. It makes me wonder whether they get a lot of “FAKE” people wanting to be extras. When I really get to thinking about it, I wonder if this “REAL” thing is really referring to people without any physical… well, alterations because that would be rather funny.

  3. Dave2 says:

    In my many trips to L.A., I must admit to having never entered a Ralph’s Supermarket. Apparently I’ve been missing something special all these years?? Maybe next time, as we don’t have them here in in the backwaters of Washington State.

    Hollywood is a town dedicated to making fake reality… I’ve never understood why fake people are not adequate for such an endeavor. I guess “reality television” has dictated a new approach?

  4. Kevin says:

    Not quite like your driver in China, eh? Yeah, I have yet to have a “good” taxi driver anywhere in the States. Ah well.

  5. lizriz says:

    It’s not the goddess that makes the La La call, no, it’s the man with the socks. 🙂 Hm… revealing…

    BTW, you can get a “Baja Veggie Dog” (guacamole, chopped tomatoes and chopped onions) at Pink’s for $2.95.

    You might want to go with Pauly D, though, cause if you go with me you’d have to witness consumption of the “Martha Stewart Dog” (10″ Stretch Dog, mustard, relish, onions, chopped tomatoes and sauerkraut, topped with bacon and sour cream).


  6. Dave2 says:

    Well, unless the goddess is wearing nothing but socks while cavorting about on 500 thread-count Egyptian cotton… OOH La La!

    Isn’t the Baja Veggie Dog a regular beef dog… but with guac, tomatoes, and onions on top?? I need a tofu dog or something, and I don’t think that Pink’s has anything like that. 🙁

  7. lizriz says:


    Further research indicates that the Baja Veggie Dog IS INDEED vegetarian. Straight from the mouth of Pink’s.

  8. Dave2 says:

    oh… oh… oh..


    that is so totally wrong.

    When I asked, I was told it was a “regular” dog that had “veggie” topping. Argh… all these years of passing by Pink’s when I could have so totally been eating a Pink Dog.

    Crushing disappointment.

  9. kilax says:

    I want a Lego Advent Calendar!!!

    I wonder where Lego Dave will find a fire to put out… I can’t wait to see!

  10. Peggy Archer says:

    Oh, Dave….

    You have to come down here when I’m not working 14 hour days!

    You’re losing out on my offer of lunch at a bitchin veggie place!

  11. Next time you’re in L.A. is it my turn? 😉

  12. Dave2 says:

    Well, if the “MOVIE EXTRAS” job doesn’t pan out, I may be sleeping on your couch! Are you SURE you want it to be your turn? 🙂

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