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6/18/2007

Full Plate

I'm going to attempt to throw together a few coherent thoughts here, which may not work as I'm getting by on little sleep (and a little caffeine). I think it will be more of a glimpse at some of the things that have been going on and are upcoming in Jodiland.

Last week we attended a Scion event. I have yet to post any photos I took of the modded* cars, which were pretty cool. Eric did a presentation on "Why I Love My Scion." Sadly, I'd left mine at home. Oh well, it's not like I've done anything to mine and it's pretty dirty right now. We raced out to get to a free screening of a film called Mojave Phone Booth. I think it's going to air on Showtime later this year. Check it out. I dare you to not be impressed that it was made for $40,000. It's a great example of quality, low-budget indie filmmaking.

You may have already read about the tote bag. Why I chose to devote an entire entry to that is a little beyond me, but hey. Often, I just have to be a dork. There were far more interesting things that happened that day, such as our quest to eat at El Compadre. E had eaten at the one in Echo Park recently and liked the food, so he suggested it for the Mexican food craving I was having. We decided to go to the one in Hollywood, since it's a little closer to home. After pushing our way through the very crowded bar, we learned there was an hour-and-twenty-minute wait. Um, no. So, we drove east on Sunset Boulevard to the other location. After driving around a bit to find parking, we were seated immediately. It became a really interesting "Tale of Two Los Angeleses" experiences. While the Hollywood location was chock full of hipsters and "beautiful people" in their party clothes sipping margaritas and martinis, the Echo Branch turned into a raucous post-Dodgers game party, complete with beer-swilling fans singing along to the live Mariachi music. I can't say I "fit in" with either crowd, but it was fun. Oh, and the chicken in molé sauce was really good.

Saturday was a work day for me. Bleh. We did make it out for Thai food with friends later that night. It was a good time that devolved into giggling and arguing over what is cooler...light sabers or tote bags. Yep, dorky again. It happens just about every day, folks.

I got up very early on Sunday for the Special Olympics in Long Beach. My dog, Rusty, and I volunteered at a booth our Therapy Dog group had there. It was a fun time, but pretty exhausting. I took a much needed nap afterwards. We had errands to run after that and it was impressive how long Sunday turned out to be. I'm feeling it today. Somewhere in the weekend, I also did some writing, but not enough and not very good.

Tonight we're seeing Emo Philips with some friends from Indiana who are in L.A. for the summer. The week will continue to be crazy with TWO Police shows(!!!), and the start of the L.A. Film Festival. So, my updates here, comments on your blogs, and photo uploads may be limited. I'm sure I'll resort to a lot of mobile blogging. There's always Twitter that will have the best chance of being the most current over the next 10 days or so. That is if you care. And if you don't, I'm too tired to care about that.

*I was gonna say "tricked out," but then you'd know how uncool I truly am.

**I am working full-time and doing a few other things during all of this too. That may partially explain why the dishes, laundry, dog hair, and hamster poo are piling up! And if you saw E's schedule...it's pretty jam-packed too.

8 comments:

LLA said...

I had so many things that I was going to comment upon... Scions! Light Sabers v Tote Bags! Emo Phillips!

But....

then I read the phrase "two Police shows"...

And I'm struck with such envy* that all other thoughts are gone...

lucky grrrrl.


have a BLAST!!!!

and then come back and tell us all about it so I can live vicariously...


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* I use the word envy very carefully. I'm not jealous of you - that would mean that I want to go, and I don't want you to get to. I'm envious. I'm excited that you get to go, I just wanna get to tag along! :)

Jodi said...

Thanks LLA! I know what you mean about being envious. I would be too if I wasn't going and someone else was. I'm getting really excited about it!

justJENN said...

My favorite ride at Jodiland is Space Mountain.

Nanette said...

Emo Phillips??? He's still around?!?!? Wow!

madretz said...

That Mojave Phone Booth movie sounds so interesting. I must have my head in the sand because I've never heard of it and we drove down Cima Cinder Mine Road less than 2 years ago.

Jodi said...

@Jenn: Eek! That's my least favorite!

@Nanette: Oh yeah. I've blogged about seeing him before. I *heart* Emo!

@mad: I'd never heard of it either.

Anonymous said...

i live on another planet where they bury cars and special state-issued hunting license plates are cool. never heard of the movie, don't have concerts to go to (although i think loverboy is playing soon). someone please rescue me...
have a great time jodi, looking forward to updates!
-acmcclendon

Aggie said...

You sound very happily busy ... lots to see and do. Enjoy and let us enjoy through you. Thanks so much.

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