1. Wednesday, November 20, 2002

    ashley picked me up at work last night 

    i think she has esp that all the hot single women of sweden and asia and planet zip are sending me their emails and telling me all the nice things that a fella wants to read when he wakes up in the morn.

    we met in the lobby of the xbi and she had been in traffic for two and a half hours and she said that she didnt want to be in the car any more.

    can we walk to your home? she asked.

    of course, i said. she had both arms around me as we walked. there are gentlemen who dont like this sort of attention, but i think its great. across the street was the baja fresh mexican place. i said would you like some baja? and she shook her head up and down and pouted as if the 405 had victimized her and only pampering via guacamole and chips and a thick quesedia could cure.

    and a kiss on the forehead.

    i pushed her away for a second and twirled her around so i could get a good look. she happilly obliged.

    silk shirt with an asian pattern, little white shirt underneath, sexy bra straps saying hi, tight jeans, sweet shoes, daisy behind her ear and a sticker that said taken that she peeled off and put on my cheek.

    who wouldnta been taken?

    we sat out in the night under the umbrella watching the cars pass by on wilshire when a very nice chap came up to us and said, “tony pierce? im matt. you linked my girlfriend.

    i said who’s your girlfriend?

    he said katie hall.

    i said wow! i saw your girlfriend dance on her site with you! dude i love your site, how to be hip!

    he said, i love your site, are you kidding me!

    ashley cleared her throat.

    oh oh yes, matt, this is the famous ashley.

    we exchanged pleasantries and when he left ashley said, does this happen all the time that you eat here, famous boy?

    i said, yes. despite being in the shadow of the screen actor’s guild, variety, e!, and many production offices like the fifth wheel and the hollywood squares, mr. blogger boy is the most famous face in the food court.

    then we went to the video store which doesnt have many video tapes any more. when did that happen? picked up pulp fiction which ashley somehow had never seen before and i dont think ive seen since i saw it on opening night.

    this morning it was nearly impossible to leave the daisy princess who laid beatifully in my bed as the warm breeze nudged the thin drapes as the parrots chirped in the palm trees and the school bus picked up some neighbors.

    but alas here i am. big day of fighting crime ahead.

    thanks for all the notes you all have left. and for those who have clicked the button on the left, the anna button, to order books, gracias. there are just a few left if you want a First Edition which will be sure to include some embarrassing errors that will be corrected in the second edition run.

    rock today, superheroes, okay?

    how to be hip