++Apparently Mercedes has been lighting up its front logo for quite a while now but I only recently noticed it in their TV commercials. I like the look and idea, even if the logo, especially when backlit from some angles looks like the poison control yuck face.
++Daaaamnson: I know he's not speaking to me directly. But it sure does feel like I'm bein hassled by Damson Idris.
++Paola Pivi: [Cue Almond Joy Jingle] Sometimes I feel like a pink, sometimes I'm white.
++Whoa, what just happened here? Reminds me of this new face cream I got that just gets EVERYWHERE.
++My own personal conspiracy theory is that certain printers require alignment pages to get you to spend more money on ink.
++Haven't done any formal evaluation, but I'm fairly sure that the content of my fridge = 72.2% salsa. #cribs
++I've now listened to one podcast and two You Tube interviews where a shadowy character named Mike Brown influences or figures into a person's story in one way or another. And get this, all are different Mike Browns.
++Photog Richard Mosse's latest (Star Wars-ish) work on immigrants is way too bleak for me to handle on pre-Daylight savings time Monday, so here's something he did in '12 [above].
++For about 5 years now I've wanted something that has moved me as much as Orb's Salt, but nothing ever comes close. This Kode9 from '15 may be on the right track.
++Googled to see if there was any stock art showing someone's body hooked up to IVs but like the cords are charger cords to their devices, and couldn't find anything. This is now an ongoing quest like trying to find my latest favorite Irwin commercial that made me laff so hard last week.
++I've long found one of my favorite writers Brian Moylan's love of Erika Jayne and her whole music career "cute".. indicating a sort of snobbery on my part. That was until this morning when I just keep hearing the phrase "None. Not one. Zero zero zero,done" rattling around in my head. (This is because I am fighting with someone.) And for some reason, it's mixing with the Work It melody. So that's where I'm at today.
++By most accounts Miles McMillan is the model of the moment. Kinda cute but sadly, kinda taken!? Who can keep up with these things, anyway?
++Half my battle in writing this blog is not sharing my many many celebrity encounter stories. And I've had more of them than probably anyone I know from being able to spot them (Catch'em all!) and having lived out here for so long. They're mostly kinda boring stories. They are always shorter than you expect. To quote a Gelson's cashier this past weekend: "They never look as good as they do in the movies. And they're always teeny tiny. One time Salma Hayak came in here with no makeup. Teeny tiny!" #teenytiny.
++Fine, random band I just found...you gotta song called Stop and Go? AUTOPOST!
++Trump is making Barbara Streisand gain weight and Lena Dunham lose weight. Any celebrities chiming in from the weightless contingent? Any zero gravity celebs out there got a say in all of this? Speak now.
++A good, James Brooks-ian/Carrie Fisher-ish line for someone to yell at someone else would be "I hate you and all your multitudes!" (Just thought of that this morning.) I think when people lament the demise of the romcom or films that are mainly about human interaction they are missing an era of witty if dysfunctional repartee and truisms that seem to be of a mostly Jewish screenwriting tradition that ruled for a time in the 70s/80s. See also anything involving Nora Ephron, Shirley MacLaine. There's a huge void for someone who can write funny dialog that is screamed through tears.
++One of my favorite kinds of trolls in any comment section is someone who writes in excited, overly positive sentiments that are sure to get someone's goat. For example, with regards to any female in the Royal family "Our next Queen!" or "Long live Queen Kardashian!" I mean, if you're gonna troll do it with gusto?
++In another edition of, I always take the wrong thing away from videos, I watched this and am all, where do these people eat? Aint there a Japanese imagined superstore, bodega, or even a gas station in the beautiful lands where they can least grab a quick bite?
++A couple of short essay ideas I'm playing around with: 1) "Can dental receptionists be classified as domestic terrorists?" (There are too many ways for them to nag nowadays.) and 2) "Outsourcing your texts: Gotta get that urgency and pathos just right, PA."
++I thought Molls' podcast Plz Advise (w/c I only listen to in passing) with Jolie Kerr was just great and bonkers on all kinds of levels. Kerr is adorable, and surprisingly, half-Indian. Ya never do know! It never occurred to me how being an expert on cleaning would open you to all kinds of new worlds and experiences.
++Got the brows wrong today, leaving me lookin super-plaintive.
++So happy that the sun is out again, she texted to someone. And then thought of Cosby, once more.
++What about the mind-"butt" connection? snickered the Little Idiot who lives inside me.
++I'm old as the hills and just now realized PITA is an acronym for Pain in the Ass. Noted. #willuse (Update: Also, I finally had the time to look it up and turns out baby oil does NOT come from squeezed babies, which is a big load off my mind.)
(Moviemakers are always creating these far out dystopias to freak people....Honestly if they wanna scare me all they have to do is have Glenn Close look straight into the camera and deliver an intense speech. It could be something innocuous like the ingredients of chicken nuggets or the Cheerios wikipage and I'd be hiding under a blanket.)
++Well I finally became a California cliche and gave into getting a diffuser. I chose the small one above, highly recommended by Amazon and I don't necessarily believe in the "therapy" aspect of the aroma, HOWEVER, the sci fi girl in me loves the way it changes color, making weird parts of my brain tingle whenever I walk in the room.
++I was reading about Rebecca Minkoff's fashion show at the Grove in the LA Times over the weekend and thought it was kind of a novel setting for a runway (The trolley tracks.)
She also was able to draw out a bunch of young Hollywood names and Milck who I remembered from seeing in coverage of the Women's March. I like her striped variation on the classic Baja hoodie,tooooooo.
++Funniest thing about this video is that these guys are talking about some of the very newest tech and yet they only have one microphone they keep passsing back and forth and Squnto doesn't have an aux cord so he listens to "crusty" old classical CDs in his van. I keed, I keed, you can't help but appreciate Squnto's enthusiasm and passione.