Monday, September 25, 2017
Last month, I enjoyed a delicious, all-you-can-eat champagne brunch with Mr. Fitness Man, KUPAH JAMES.
We went to one of my favorite haunts: The Warehouse Restaurant.
I met Kupah on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City.
I was on the lot doing my Big Brother thing, and he was there as a contestant on a new game show, SNAP DECISION.
The dude's energy is infectious, so of course, we hit it off. I mean, we bald cats have an allegiance to each other!
Anyway, we enjoyed brunch and talked about his professional goals. I wish him the very best and hope I can help him out in some way!
I always love being a blessing to folks.
Now that I'm taking more of my daily walks in Elysian Park, I gotta admit, it's really interesting when I stumble upon all the people who actually live INSIDE the park.
The photo above depicts a little "town" that a guy has created inside the park. I mean, he actually lives there alone and constructed it from whatever he found in the park.
It amazes me that Park Rangers allow him to live there, but who's he hurting? Nobody. So, he lives there in peace.
It's really quite a sight to behold his little fortress. It's located at the bottom of a mountainside. Hidden from passersby who travel on the road above it. The only reason I discovered it was because I walked up a dirt path to see where it led, and voila, this dude's compound is where it led.
There are tarps and tents hidden throughout the park. Obscured by vegetation. But I've spotted many of 'em. One of the encampments even has a dog "sitting guard."
I don't know how these people wound up living in the park, but I wish 'em well.
Two Sundays ago, during The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, history was made by one of the most INCREDIBLE women I have ever HUGGED!
She is the FIRST black woman to win an Emmy for Comedy Writing.
Who is she, you ask?
She is a prolific WRITER!
An L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. ADVOCATE!
A loving PARTNER to Alana Mayo!
Honestly, the woman is simply TERRIFIC!
You can catch her acting on Netflix's MASTER OF NONE.
And you can catch her executive producing her own creation, THE CHI, on Showtime!
Sunday, September 10, 2017
While working out at Elysian Park recently, I met an incredible young man.
His name is Patrick.
He told me is living with a lung transplant.
The 26-year-old young fella was sitting at home, eating a bowl of cereal, when a lung collapsed.
And just like that, he was in need of a transplant.
Eventually, he received one.
And now, he wants to travel the world, speaking on his experience.
All I know is that he, his dad, and his girlfriend, Nicole, sure appear to be incredibly loving people. Yes, I met all three of them at the park.
I wish Patrick the very best.
He's a gentleman and a scholar.
With a transplanted lung of gold! :)