Friday, January 30, 2015

Forever Young

PARENTHOOD is done.  Over.  Caput.

The show was truly one of my favorites.  Weekly I looked forward to being a fly on the wall in the households of all the Braverman offspring.

Heck, if they were real people, this is what I'd think about them:

Honestly, to me, Adam and Kristina illustrated what a marriage SHOULD be.  They supported each other to the Nth degree.  And I LOVED that about them.

Only God knows what will become of Sarah and Hank.  I enjoyed them.  Flaws and all.  And, geez, they both had PLENTY of flaws!!!!!

Joel and Julia were also exemplary partners.  Their separation and reconciliation were as real to me as anything I've seen on TV.  I found myself rooting for them every bump in the road they encountered.

Crosby and Jasmine I suspect will eventually break up.  And I suspect Crosby would be the reason.  His immaturity would drive a life partner crazy.  Well, during last night's finale, it appeared he got his shit stuff together, so maybe there is hope for their union.

And, last but not least...CAMILLE.  The matriarch.  Well, I adored her the moment I "met" her.  I adored her SPUNK.  Her VITALITY.  Her ARTISTRY.  If I knew a "Camille" in real life, my wish for her would be to meet another Zeek.  'Cause that lady STILL has a LOTTA LIFE LEFT in her!!

And goodbye, Zeek.  Like Sarah said, when it comes to fathers, you were the VERY BEST.

In my eyes...

You and the show will stay FOREVER YOUNG!

Just A Friend

In today's age, MONEY means MORE to PEOPLE than PEOPLE do.

But not for me.  I love and appreciate PEOPLE significantly MORE.

Perhaps that's why I have more PEOPLE in my life than MONEY!

I realize MONEY has its place.


In fact...

But I'll take the LOVE, the LAUGHTER and the TOUCH from PEOPLE over cold and heartless MONEY every, single day of the week.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Indeed, Indeed!!!

I'm BANKIN' on it!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Moving Forward

It's the ONLY WAY I CHOOSE to LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Supposed To Be

TRUER than TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Now You're Cookin'

Sure would be nice to have this baby sittin' in my kitchen.

Man, what a BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

An $18,000 beauty at that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taco Heaven

YES, INDEED!!  But just one!

The key to maintaining my weight is to eat WHATEVER I want, just not as MUCH as I want!!!

And I want ONE of these!

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Typist

Ahhh, I remember learning to type on one of those typewriters with that return carriage bar on the left!

Then, I felt "I'M SO FANCY" when I started using a CORRECTING SELECTRIC with that letter ball in the center!! Haaaa! I know MANY of y'all remember these!!!!!

Now, it's all COMPUTER!  And I'm THRILLED about that!  But I'll NEVER forget from whence my typing skills originated!  :)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

SlowER Than Molasses

I'm convinced cell phone manufacturers deliberately make the phones so that they malfunction after a couple years, so consumers  HAVE to purchase a NEW one!

Truth be told, I don't recall how long I've had my Samsung Galaxy 2, but I DO recall that I've changed the battery once.  And that this new battery now takes SIX SUNDAYS and EIGHT MONDAYS to charge!  Geez!

I charge the dang thing fully at least TWICE during the day.  It's a dang shame!  Heaven help me if I want to use the data and get online.  Even if I'm using Wi-Fi the power is used up almost immediately!

Well, I'll keep this phone until either I find a great deal on another one.  Or until THIS one dies COMPLETELY!

A dang shame!  :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Indeed, I Do

LET IT BE KNOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Can, I Shall, I Am!






Monday, January 12, 2015

Are You Ready? Are You Ready? Tell Me, Are You Ready?

Back in June 1987, my beloved friend, Lynda Goeke, drove over to my place in Indianapolis and presented me with a new music release.  While sitting in her car, we listened to the singer sing like a bird!

My most favorite track on the album is, JUST THE LONELY TALKING AGAIN.  Miss Houston truly SANG that song within an inch of its LIFE!!!!

LIFETIME is airing a scripted film about her later in the week.  I don't have cable, so I'll have to see the film however and whenever I can see it.  I hope they do her justice.

The woman had a VOICE!!!!!

The only thing better than hearing her voice on record is hearing it LIVE!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Yum Yum Yummy

Today I enjoyed a hella great brunch at CAFE SIERRA inside the Hilton Universal City hotel.  At $45 per person, it was probably the most expensive buffet I've gone to, but I have to admit, I had a BLAST!  The buffet is said to be L.A.'s version of a Vegas buffet.

I was joined by my boy, Ronnie, and his friend, Efrem.  We drank glass after glass of champagne (mixed with a frozen fruity drink).  And we ate and ate and ate.  Well, truth be told, I didn't really eat all that much.  I always use buffets for what they are: tasting opportunities.  So, I grabbed a little plate and placed several items on it.  I don't pack the plate, 'cause if I want more, I'll simply get up and get another plate.  Watching people with plates that spill over with food is simply ridiculous!  Get what you can eat, then go back for more if you choose.

Ronnie was kind enough to pay for the meal, and I left a tip.  When it was time to drive out of the garage, I was told I'd have to pay $16!!  WTH!  The "New Yorker" in me just couldn't agree to such a price, so I haggled the parking attendant down to $12!  And I STILL think THAT was too much!  :)

I'll most assuredly go back!

Except next time, I'll WALK!  :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It's A-Comin'

Juan Gil (left) and Charles Anteby

Earlier today I saw the final cut of my next short film, LATE NIGHT CREEP.  It's one of my contributions to the terrific Front Seat Chronicles series.

My film stars JUAN GIL and CHARLES ANTEBY.  I must say, I was pleased with the overall look of the piece.  Director/editor, ALLEN L. SOWELLE, is a true talent!!!  As usual, though, I need to watch the project a few times so I can study it like a fine-tooth comb!!  Then I'll be happy!!!!!

I'll post the film right here as soon as it's officially ready for its premiere!!!!

I'm now looking forward to the drop of my THIRD film!!!  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

What A Day, What A Day

Today I decided to do something different.  I decided to enjoy myself.  By myself.

I awakened, showered, brushed my teeth, then headed out to Venice Beach!

I found free parking on a street several blocks away from the beach.  I just don't like the idea of PAYING to park when I can park for free.  Doesn't matter to me that I have to walk several blocks.  I always THANK GOD I'm ABLE to walk!

Anyway, once I arrived to the park, I walked over to the outdoor workout area and proceeded to do some pull-ups and dips.  After that, I did something I've NEVER done before.

I rented a BIKE!  Yep, for the next two hours I biked from Venice Beach to Pacific Palisades.  Way back when, Scott and I used to inline skate that trail, but today, I biked.  It was indeed a workout of sorts.  I mean, more than a FEW times I felt like pulling over and catching a breather.  But I NEVER did.  Not until I got to the end of my ride.  There, I sat on a bench in front of a gorrrrrrrgeous ocean view, talked to other bicyclists and gave gratitude to God for being precisely where I was at that very moment.  I LOVED it!

After I biked back to the bike rental place, I drove to The Grove.  I figured, why not conclude the day with a delicious meal?  So, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill was my place of choice.  I ordered half a chicken and what looked like an entire garden of broccoli!  Lol.  And I ate every, single morsel on the plate!  Well, I left behind some of the chicken's skin, but everything else I ate!

Today was truly something special.  Heck, truth be told...

Thursday, January 1, 2015



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