1. Wednesday, June 8, 2005

    the other day i was sitting in a chinese restaurant in chinatown 

    with a beautiful girl who i couldnt keep my eyes off. i couldnt keep my hands off her either.

    at some point i swallowed my beef brocolli and said baby how does it feel to be the hottest chick in this restaurant.

    she looked around and nearly spit out her kung pow shrimp from laughter.

    today i was at a hotel swimming pool on the sunset strip with matthew good, his wife jennifer good, and a half dozen or more would-be starlets who had been surgically enhanced by artisans, even the waitresses proudly flaunted their young flat bellies.

    although my life is pretty amazing, the one minute change in scenery from my new used car interior to the pool of the standard was shocking. even for me. and ive seen it all. and what was really interesting was that matthew good had the hottest babe in the whole place. hands down.

    definately one of the top ten most beautiful women ive seen. im serious. as soon as my unemployment check arrives im buying a guitar.

    jennifer good is so beautiful that i asked matt permission to compliment him on her hotness.

    he obliged. matt good is a supercool dude. its funny, i might be the only person who thinks of both of them foremost as bloggers and two of my favorite bloggers at that, so it was like being at sxsw again and meeting people who ive enjoyed reading.

    we sipped margueritas inches away from the pool and i told them that the reason i liked their blogs so much was because they both gave me a very clear idea of what parts of their lives were like. i also told them that they shouldnt get so uptight about dumb commentors who say rude shit, but theyre nice, sensitive, normal people, if someone started talking shit about your wife youd probably get pissed off too.

    matt loves music, politics, and technology and at some point we were talking about tech he said oh lets go up to the room and i’ll show you… both jennifer and i put down our margueritas and said are you kidding? it was 80 degrees, the pool was gorgeous, it was a rare smog-free clear day in LA – leave the pool, are you nuts?

    but matt’s not a sit at the sunset strip pool guy. his wife could live there, but he’s a normal dude not at all impressed by the glitz. and why should he, hes got the glitz at his elbow.

    jennifer has never been to la before so i gladly showed them a few places in hollywood, bel air, and beverly hills, and one day i’ll figure out a good route of some hot spots because people come into town or they’ll email me and i never know where these people should go. and most the time its just nice to drive around and play it by ear.

    matt and jennifer together are classic. matt is heavy into politics and knows about history and has some pretty interesting thoughts about music. jennifer is a total girlie girl but no ditz. theyve been together for five years and have obviously learned to deal with their differences and even when they disagree about certain serious issues like whose gonna sit up front with me, they get worked out without much fanfare or pouting.

    they’re both very good about answering any question without making you feel like youre either dumb, or prying, or not a close reader of their blog, which is tricky when you meet bloggers, especially when they say, duh i wrote about this just yesterday. neither of them said that to me. so anyway together theyre awesome, so much so that i was all, dude you two should be on canadian mtv doing like a Meet The Barkers or an Osbournes thing. because they are funny and ive gotta tell you ive seen every episode of Meet The Barkers and im sorry to say but i liked travis before that show and i dont any more. but the goods would be great because these are really nice interesting people who are living pretty different lives than you and i.

    at least today they did.

    matt said the only way hed do it is if he could spew out a lot of enviornmental causes in there and so on and i was all if i was an mtv producer id say sure sure you can talk about that stuff, knowing all along it would be the first to get edited out.

    we drove around first listening to 95.5, the classic rock station that did us right with some zeppelin, and then we flipped over to 103.1 who helped us out with some new white stripes and an acoustic version of that yeah yeah yeahs tune.

    jennifer said she loved la. matt said it was ok. i had a great time.

    far from relevant + bicycle mark + annika + danielle