remember when i lounged at the hollywood pool with a pretty girl

krista at the roosevelt

right after i was let go from my last job?

well that pretty girl has a name, jerks, it’s Krista Simmons,

and do you remember how she and i were just laughing

and laughing and taking pictures of our frozen drinks?

that was because she knew that even though she had also been shown the door

that we were gonna be just fine.

Krista, it can now be announced, is going to be a judge on Top Chef Masters

top chef

they flew her out to vegas a few months ago and she did her thing

and was wined and dined and put up in one of the best hotels in town

and now shes gonna (rightfully) be a huge star.

what a lot of people dont know is she worked her way up through metromix and brand x

and then found herself running the thing in its last incarnation

with a skeleton staff, and she kicked ass.

im very happy that all of that work ethic and skill is paying off for her.

i may even have to learn what channel that show is on.

woody allen on Life and mark cuban on post-FB Wall St.

“Say goodbye to the individual investor on Wall Street. Whatever positive impression they had of the IPO market and the stock market in general was just torched to the ground. When everyone you know associated with the stock market is telling you and the media is confirming that this could be a huge IPO that will make money for those lucky enough to get shares and the opposite happens, goodnight. All confidence in the stock is destroyed. Put your money in the bank or if you want to gamble, at least slot machines in Vegas pay out 98pct.” – Mark Cuban, blog maverick