1. Sunday, February 2, 2014

    if i knew what i was doing id tell you 

    aliwas exhausted this morning when i woke up it was like i hadnt slept at all.

    the plan was to drive all day and all night. but best laid plaids etc etc.

    super hot ali wanted to have lunch. thats funner than driving. so we went to Good and i had tilapia grits with a side of eggs. bottomless mimosas were just $10 but i was gonna drive after so i passed. we agreed to meet up later so when i got home i started driving but i was tired.

    picked up this black golfer at the griffith park golf course. he told me this great story about how he and his boys set up another one of his friends with a girl that they all considered easy. someone to just to help him relax. but instead of just having a good time with her, he falls in love with her and knocks her up. neither of them are even from this country so the boys say just fly home but he’s all but but and theyre all are you nuts.

    the golf clubs didnt fit in my trunk. note to self. be careful of picking up more than one golfer.

    then i took these guys up to mt olympus which i thought i had been to before but i dont think i have. mama mia those views! went home took a nap because i was getting a headache and i was nervous i was coming down with something. drank a bunch of Acai juice, ate an oreo and said a prayer.


    got back on the road with a turkish guy who was talking about how cold it had gotten and how hes nervous about global warming. that turned into earthquake talk and he told me about a 1,600 year old temple with a dome in turkey that is still standing despite the fact that they get hella earthquakes. he said there was even a note in the cement of the dome from the architect saying fine heres the secret of how to make stuff that will never fall down.

    that led to a super beautiful british young lady who was loving the 80s remix station i found on sirius. we went way up into the curvy roads of silver lake and talked about fish n chips. i asked her what she has thought about america over the last 5-6 months that shes been here. she said she loved it. she said what she loved the most was how optimistic everyone was here. i said, yes because we see peoples dreams come true and it’s wonderful. we got talking about books and bookstores and she asked if i had been to skylight and i said of course so i told her she should check out The Last Bookstore and she was all will do!

    realized i probably shouldnt tell anyone what i do in the day. it’s really irrelevant. but the problem is if i say “oh thats top secret” then that only adds to the mystery and they pry more. how am i the interesting one in the car. im not. im doing this for fun and for an excuse to drive around the city i love and find weird nooks and crannies to newly love.

    picked up a gentleman near the la country club. he asked if i knew where this gay bar the eagle was. as a matter of fact i knew exactly where it was. it was kismet because i really wanted to go to silver lake at that moment to hang with ali katie and claire because i wanted to drive them downtown to their rave. so that was nice to be going that ways anyways.

    hung with them a little, took em to The Exchange. picked up three nice ppl from SF who had spent all day at disneyland and wanted to go up to highland park. very nice. soon as i dropped them off someone in eagle rock wanted me. got there and waited an uncomfortably long time but it was only prob 15 minutes. i was getting heated. turned out the guy was a good guy photographer who probably called for me and then hopped in the shower never realizing that i can get to your place in minutes not hours. anyways guess where he was headed: the exchange. he was supposed to shoot the djs. fine.


    spent a strange amount of time in DTLA near skid row. sketchy but fine. these three asian guys asked me to take them to a no name asian dance place in the middle of nowhere on Compton Street. the cops eyeballed us as we drove there. lots of cops in downtown today. lots. took a nice couple from Tony’s Saloon back to echo park then at the echo took another nice couple to west hollywood. then took a guy from weho to culver city and by that time it was 2am.

    what is nice for drivers about 2am is our prices go up because of supply and demand. the lesson i learned friday night was try not to get stuck in a bad part of LA at 2am or you lose your window to make some bucks. luckily i was near westwood blvd. but i really didnt wanna end the night all the way on the westside so i sped towards the miracle mile. picked up a guy on the edge of beverly hills who only wanted to go about 10 blocks but because the rates were triple i did ok.

    then my gas light came on. my car is amazing and the map suddenly highlighted 5 gas stations around me and even though time was literally money because of the doubling of prices, i put $20 in and drove down the sunset strip towards the roxy. no takers because it was like 2:30am and bars actually start kicking people out at 1:30 so an hour later everyones basically gone. or in car crashes. i saw so many.

    two bootsboys town is a little different for some reason they rage later into the night so i went down to santa monica and got beeped to pick someone up at mels on the strip. wound up being two LMU students at 1.5x rate who wanted a ride basically to the airport. heres the great thing about uber. even though the rates were slightly higher, and it was hella far, it was only $40. one guy slept in the back and the other tried to stay awake asking me about ucsb. by the time i dropped them off it was about 3:15am.

    i was very tempted to see if i could find someone who wanted to go back to hollywood but how exactly does one do that? i could have ended up in malibu for pete sake. drove home and nearly got tempted to dip into DTLA to see if there were any stragglers who wanted to go to hollywood but i was so sleepy and hungry and the beefaroni that amazon delivered was calling my name.

    got home and was so exhausted i just sat in my car looking at what i had missed on instagram.

    what did i miss on this wrap up? a ride i gave to a gorgeous young lady who was on a match.com date that wasnt going well so she cut her losses early and called uber. i drove her home and was amazed at the amount of bad luck she had on online dating. so interesting so pretty. great pad. great job. whats up with the fellas of LA?

    well this one is a bit tired. thats for sure.