She looked miserable. Selling fruit as a curbside vendor in this city has to be a terrible job to begin with. All day long you face the rejection of hostile LA drivers, car exhaust, and a multitude of other annoyances that come with using a traffic median strip as your workplace. I drove past the [...]
I found a random rubber stamp in the garage that says “cinnamon.” Where did this come from and why do I have this? Today I walked it down to my local vegan restaurant, which just happens to be called CINNAMON, and gave the stamp to the very startled counter girl.
In addition to a rash of people leaving presents and thank you cards on the doorsteps of fellow freecyclers, Leslie, a woman on my local freecycle group, has taken Christmas spirit one step further: “Hope you all had a Merry Christmas. If you didn’t get all the chocolate you wanted in your stocking, I have [...]
Today I ran into Helen, a really old friend who I haven’t seen in years, at Trader Joe’s. She tells me that Pablo, the five year old son of two of our mutual pals is fighting cancer. Which is just the worst news. My heart just breaks as she gives me the horrible details of [...]
I’m splitting the cost three ways on a $100 gift certificate for a journalist who has been indispensable to one of my projects this year. Yesterday, I sent the screenwriter, who is in charge of procuring the House of Pies legal tender, a check for $34. I had a college room mate who ALWAYS shorted [...]
I know I sound like a jerk when I say this, but Margaret is dumb. She’s that person who asks you for directions, but never writes them down, insisting that she’ll remember them and then calls you in a panic when she can’t find your house…even though she’s been there a dozen times. Maybe she’s [...]
Today I heard the most delicious gossip. The Fat One, a producer who has been pure evil to me, cried every day on the set of his last movie. He just couldn’t take the pressure. I try and rid myself of the pleasure I feel in the small, petty little lump of coal that is [...]