today is bree’s birthday, she’s 24


there are many reasons to love bree but the best is because she’s one of the few remaining

real bloggers in the world.

many have dropped off the face of the world and that’s sad.

but whats super great about bree is not only is she still blogging but she’s more honest and critical and insightful than ever.

which isnt easy. especially when some of the people you’re blogging about are reading you.

whether it is work people, friends, boyfriends, whoever, if bree has an opinion about them she will let it out.

we need more of this.

i need to be more like this.

tonight bree is having a birthday party in a sweet spot but sadly i cant make it because of

xbi commitments, but i will make it up to her very soon

tonight she will be surrounded by many of her friends, they will take outrageous photo booth pics

and eat pizza and celebrate this very special young lady who has turned into the type of person we all hope to be:

someone Gwen Stefani would approve of.

happy birthday bree! see you on the hiking trail!

lindsay from long ago emailed me


she said im in LA. show me everything and talk my face off.

i said i can only do that if we can eat tacos.

she said can sushi be smooshed in there somewhere?

i said i know it was 10 years ago when you first came to LA the same week all the canadians did

but are you still 20?

me and lindsay

yes, she said. of course.

picked her up at the ritz and her hair was a little different but yep, still 20.

which was good because im still 24.

so we had sushi and drinks and the next day she texted and said hey sleepyhead wanna go hiking

i asked, hiking?

she was all, yeah, i saw the girls on The Hills climb runyon, do you know where it is?

so for the first time in a long time i went up runyon. it was empty because of ciclavia

but we did see Rachel Hunter, rod stewart’s former wife, so that was nice

then we drove around LA figuring out where her company could build a taj mahal.

eating tacos along the way.


my phone beeped to remind me to pick up two pies at the house of pies

because Kim and Os were having a tree trimming.

the pies were a big hit, as was the bash.

all of your friends were there including special guests Barney and MC Brown.

the house was full and warm and everyone was having a great time.

i finally met dave ladelfas husband, it was nice to see how all the kids had grown and found jobs

and best of all i heard a rumor of some new musical activity happening somewhere involving some people i know

but my leak wouldnt tell me who was involved or if it was a rock opera or not.

but of course it had to be.

then we saw a special screening of Big Eyes and were delighted.

all in all, good weekend, but now im pooped.