Saturday, June 21, 2008

I'm up to two packs a day

Well, the cigarette smoke continues to waft up thru the living room floor. It's HORRIBLE. Cannot stress that enough. The Valley has been a true toaster OVEN for over a week now. It never cools down not even overnight. Got up at dawn today and collected my coworker (a very athletic lady) and we went up to a local park to hike while it was "only" in the 70s at 6 a.m. Saw so many little white cotton-tailed bunnies! Wonderful to see all those bunnies. We were leaving the park just after 7 and that's when the masses of dog walkers were just arriving--way too late for that. It was already about 80 degrees. I took another walk round campus tonight after dark and it had to be 90 outside. If ONLY we had a ceiling fan in here, that MIGHT help disperse (right word?) some of the cigarette smoke. I live in a big ashtray and I HATE it. Have I mentioned how much I hate cigarette smoke? Been watching a lot of Spanish language TV lately, despite barely understanding a word. I swear they talk twice as fast I did at the peak of my spaziness (spazziness?) Have become addicted to a telenovela called "Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso" --and it seems to me paradise should have a d in it in both languages but it doesn't! It's a Telemundo remake of a Colombian soap of the same name, only it's really called "Sin Tetas" and yes, that means what you think. They changed it to the milder "senos" for the remake. The lead character is named Catalina and they say her name 20 times per minute. The guy who plays her boyfriend is HOT, some Colombian actor called Fabian Rios, who is NOT all over the Internet, much to my dismay. Here's a pic of the lovely couple.

The show is maybe over the top and maybe sadly based on some reality in Colombia-- a young girl wants to live the wealthy party set lifestyle and tries to do it as a drug dealers' party girl, only her chest isn't big enough for their taste. No lie. So she's desperate to get implants. Yes, that is the plot. I KNOW there's truth in it though. Oscar, the Colombian member of the former Latin gang, told me --when I asked if I could fit in in Colombia--that I would have to have some surgery first. He said all the chiquitas down there have had huge implants. Tragic. He got mad if you made jokes about Colombia being all about drug dealing though (but it's TRUE!) The woman who plays the mom on the show is NOT old enough to be her mom, and has a HUGE rack that is on full display all the time. It's very distracting, and no wonder the daughter would feel obliged to seek surgery! And her mom has her eye on the boyfriend... who had a NASTY scene where he was, um, "holding" a pair of mama's knickers in the bathroom. Ewwwwwwww. But now I need to find other shows that Latin Hot Stuff is in, especially any where he has a lot of shower scenes.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 3, 2008

Wow, I almost never post! Today was a big day. Cris is going back to Chile on Thursday, and Oscar returns to Colombia on Sunday. And you're asking, who are these people? I joined a Latin gang. Juancho already returned to Mexico. And there's Bita--she's Persian. So today I took Cris and Oscar to the Getty Center--my second time there. Here I am with Cris by this big piece of "art" at the Getty:

I like the train ride up. And I gave the boys a tour of UCLA. Here's Oscar looking like he belongs there, and Cris who was a great sport about sticking his head in the bear's mouth:

Later we met Bita for dinner and we were going to go to this rock outcrop called Stoney Point, but they had red cones up so you couldn't park. Somehow I got forced onto the 118 freeway, and when I got off at Rocky Peak to turn back, I discovered you could park THERE and hike. Despite my paranoia about mountain lions and my lack of suitable shoes, we walked up a long steep trail and watched the sunset. Pretty cool. Bita was very concerned we got pix of the shoes she had on. She is very photogenic. Here she is showing off the shoes way up on top of a rock. You can't really appreciate how high up we were, but she looks great as always:

I was simply orange. Tomorrow I interview new students, and the next session begins next week. Always time to work. My roommate is in Korea for the next month. Danny graduated! He is so sweet. He returns home at the end of the summer to go in the army. I'll miss him so! I fully believe he'll be back. Tomorrow night Lopex and I go see MONGOL on the big screen, yeah! Asano Tadanobu as the young Genghis Khan. Hot or what! Our roadrunner Curio returned after an absence of a few months, but he's very busy hunting. Got a new roof on my house. It's very white and supposed to lower the temperature a bit even. My other neighbor Johnny saw that we were trying to take down that big old shed and he volunteered to do it if he could take the metal parts. Do all the labor AND haul it away? You rock! Be my guest! The price of gas is INSANE and now it costs a small fortune to go home. Even though the desert is just full of sharp pointy things that want to scratch and prick you (and embed their sharp selves deep in your skin), I love it so much.... Alas, I have to return to the Big City for work. I have really neglected my friends and I feel bad about that. I MUST catch up with people. I miss people! Sharon is off to the UK for the Ropes first overseas dates! Mega cool. She rocks.

Lopex is now in her new office location, out of Santa Monica and now in Sherman Oaks. The Valley in summer....

I tried to use Facebook cos young 'uns I know keep telling me to go there, but you have to be under 21 or something to use it.... I hate it. I don't have the patience for that or myspace. My Facebook name is Picosita if you're so inclined. Check out my flickr account, HollywoodLegend. That's where most of my photos go. Wait, I can make a link....Click HERE.