five minutes with tony

sara and ali from metromix are on their way down to dine with me, so as they walk down i will say hi to you. hi! life is crazy here at the paper. the sorta crazy thats good and the sorta crazy thats not very good. but time goes very fast which is why if this blog can do anything it can show you that you can indeed blog even if your life job worldview is nuts.

in a few minutes the video journalist who went with me to the playboy mansion will upload the video we shot so you can see part of the haunted house, which is probably the coolest haunted house in LA. what you wont see in the video is that the house was also rented out to benefit charity, which is sweet.

indeed our working relationship with the playboy organization is pretty fascinating. and i wish i could tell you some of the stories that geoff boucher is working on but they are stories about things youd never know about in regards to hef. which for a guy who has been in the public eye since the 50s is pretty remarkable that anything is still under the covers so to speak, but just wait, you might be impressed.

in other news im out of hand sanitizer, the lakers will probably go undefeated, greg oden is a bust, the cubs are gonna go all the way next year, sarah is late for lunch, i failed on chapter two of October Surprise, my buckets got a hole in it, looks like i will see the foo fighters tonight, we will have a new president in a week, and the welches will be in LA next month.

other than that im still eating drive through keeping it real. caio!

one of the problems with young girls is you wake up so tired

sorry pc police, young women. at first you think why am i so tired and then youre like oh yeah HER. and shes snoozing away oblivious to everything and you wonder is she passed out cuz shes oh so satisfied or just bored. some things you probably shouldnt concern yourself with cuz deep down whos really satisfied about anything while awake.

when our #1 blog was about to hit 2 million in a month i was already thinking how can we make it go to 3 million, when that happened, how about 3.5 million. tomorrow it will probably go over 4 million and by pure math shouldnt i be twice as happy as when it went over 2? instead im thinking ok how can i get another one of our deals to hit 4. how can i get some hit 1. more more more. thats what she said. except i dont look as cute saying it as when she does in fact sometimes she looks not cute saying it and i wonder do i look not cute saying it too?

i havent been cute in a long time. but i sure am demanding a lot. whats the point of cute? whats the point of more? isnt the point to be satisfied. dont the italians and the french understand 42 the meaning of life? and isnt it all about being satisfied? good friends good family good wines good times. great sunsets, great art, great music, great love making, long naps, long meals, slow dancing, good jokes? great books, funny looks, long lasting materials, reliable relationships?

walked to pick up my bike yesterday and its nearly november but the weather was perfect. people were sitting outside eating ice cream in the nighttime. people were sitting on benches eating tacos. kids were skateboarding over dumpsters. people were waiting for the busses. and i thought this is what its all about.

got my bike and its been so long since id been on it that i felt too big for it. am i still growing or has it shrunk? i used to ride that thing thru westwood during the dot com implosion and now im riding it through the great new depression and i didnt wanna stop riding it last night. i even bought it a new light. why? cuz even perfection needs improvement i guess.