today is danielle’s birthday, shes 24

here’s whats sad about this day. i think it’s been more than a year since ive seen My Love.

it’s been so long that the place where we met, where this beautiful photo of her was captured, is no longer there.

danielle and i met at E! which is no longer at 5750 Wilshire. the halls where she once skipped are occupied by another.

this is what happens when you move to san dieger, LA gets sad and tries to move on, but it never does.

the irony is danielle left to study french film and now im the one in the heart of cinema. im the one driving up and down hills of pacific palisades watching the sunset, sighing, wondering if danielle is seeing the same colors

breathing the same breezes

chasing the same sea gulls.

for those of you who miss her blog, danielle is still living large with her doctor beau. she is still as stylish as ever and she still has exquisite taste. during the summer Amber needed a place to Air BnB down in san diego and i inquired from danielle if she would rent out her pad for the weekend. she said she would let Amber stay there for freeee. which is the right price.

when amber got there she called me and said danielles place is phenomenal. everything here is beautiful and girly and classy and just right. it’s a dream inside of a wish.

which is the perfect way to describe todays birthday girl herself.

danielle in san diego asks

my love,

Why do churches have so many white vans? What are they for? Why white and completely non descript.

It’s suspect.

To say the least.

lovely danielle,

theres an office building on sunset near the beverly hills line in west hollywood. it overlooks bootsy bellows.

i got a ping today and the passenger was in front and i tried to make a u-turn but i ended up being forced to go into the parking structure, getting a little ticket but then making the u-turn and hoping that there would be no charge, there wasn’t, and finally exiting and seeing her there.

she was in her 60s, platinum hair. law professor out here on vacation.

as she talked i thought i heard something.

do i detect a midwest accent? i asked.

i’m from chicago, she said. i turned around my cap and said, did you see this?

she laughed. no, i missed that. and we were off.

i asked her if she went to the cubs victory parade, she said, not only that but my husband and i went to a world series game.

it was hot today. 85 or so. the AC was on and when she said that i turned it down one tick so i could hear her clearly.

he said, im gonna do it. i said if you do don’t tell me any of the details, she said.

i said, tickets were four thousand dollars. each.

she said, i told him and now i will tell you, do not tell me the details.

she laughed.

later i asked her something about her husband and she paused and said, he’s passed now.

but he had a long life and got to see the Cubs win the world series after all.

churches have white vans so they can go to baseball games undercover when they should be doing something dumb like buying wholesale incense.

today is danielles birthday. shes 24


i have a new picture of her but im lazy. i have new stories to tell but im tired. what i can reveal is danielle doesnt look even half her age.

she has the energy of a small child who just ate a box of Smarties and drank a gallon of Kool-Aid

she has jokes. she has insights. she has long legs and beautiful hair.

but most importantly she has style.

i mean soul.

Danielle will win you over in seconds, not minutes. you might not believe it, but you should. its real.

she is real. she keeps it real. she kept it real on her blog but she kept it super real by quitting blogging.

heres my list of people im sad quit blogging:


the pants


the LA Times


danielle got a room at the ace and said a few things and they said omg danielle THE danielle, would you like a free upgrade?

she said yes yes yes. and they said would you like a room with a balcony and a guitar

a room with a balcony and two lines of cocaine

or a room with a balcony and a record player?

she said do you have any Leonard Cohen records and they said, hipster please, of course!

and maybe thats why she was in such a good mood, she knew she had great tunes waiting for her in her room after the show.

happy birthday miss san dieger!

to celebrate Danielle’s birthday

seu jorgewe went to see Seu Jorge at the Ace.

we had a very special guest, a certain news reporter who i had never met before.

i rushed home so i could change clothes (it was colder than i had expected) and get a Lyft to DTLA

danielle chose Terroni, a cool modern italian joint

her longtime doctor bf was there

he and i talked as the ladies chatted

danielle was in fine form, very excited, beautiful, happy, full of life.

it was great to see her again.

our special guest, claudia, was right there with danielle, very energetic, bouncing with danielle

as we walked to the ace danielle handed us sparklers

we walked down broadway and this well dressed black dude freestyled

and then asked us for money

but i was all, hes dressed better than i have ever dressed.

the show was great. it was just Seu and his guitar.

he told some funny stories about learning the Bowie cover tunes

he had never toured with this material before.

the crowd was waaaaay into it.

many were wearing the red caps from the Wes Anderson film, A Life Aquatic, that Seu performed the songs for orignally.

we walked to city hall.

she drove me home.

i fell asleep like a rock.

three beers will do that to me.

fun night all around!

today is danielle’s birthday, shes 24


the reason i believe in the Lord is because i was very depressed working at E! and the good Lord literally brought an angel to me.

from the very first time that we met we totally hit it off.

she was the most bubbly, alive person in the whole joint.

she made everything fun, even though none of it was fun


her real job was to figure out with me how we were going to get her shows into the post production rooms

and in the studio.

so many of the people who i had to work with were not very fun because they too were depressed.

but when it was time for danielle to come down and work on the schedule it was a joy.

such a joy that we would have lunch almost every day and have beautiful photoshoots


every now and then we would venture to my house for some reason

perhaps it was because she wanted some after-work Thai food

maybe it was so we could just get as far away from work as possible

and try new props for our shoots.


who knows, who cares. all i know is many of the pictures ended up on this blog and you all loved her as much as i did

and still do.

she is the only reason to visit san dieger. shes the only reason that boring place is still in the USA

i cant believe its been 24 years since shes moved down there.

in a perfect world shed move back up here and live next door to me and all will be well in the world again

but life doesnt spin that way. right now shes being an angel where its most needed.

so we should be grateful for the beautiful times we had together.

happy birthday danielle!!

the main reason i drive a benz is because of danielle

daniellesome people just have class.

im not that person.

thats why i rely on some special friends to help me through things.

i met danielle back before i had a car. they said hey theres a new girl on the fourth floor and youre gonna love her.

i said why dont you love her?

they said oh we love her but youre gonna Looooooooove her.

and sure enough on our first encounter we hit it off and talked and talked and laughed and went to lunch and then went to lunch every day for as long as she worked there.

during lunch i would sometimes take pictures of her because

a) look at her!

b) she loved it

c) i had a busblog to think about

i put a lot of the pictures on buzznet and the other day when i was able to get them off the site – all 5,576 of them – i noticed all of these great pics of danielle and it made me miss her so very much.

we used to have so much fun together during our lunch breaks.

they really were a little oasis of sunshine in the middle of a pretty hellish work environment.

she was all, dont they know they need to move you to the news department?

i was all, dont they know that youre a million times more valuable than whatever they got you doing?

the xbi took danielle away from LA to San Dieger because it was a pit back then. you havent heard of anything horrible happening there in the ten years shes been gone. she does a great job.

so when she asked me today to send her her pics i was all of course.

this is a reminder to live up to my promise.

omg it was danielle’s birthday yesterday


she texted me saying she was gonna come up here to celebrate with me but for some reason i thought she meant next weekend

but then she texted me later during the rainstorm saying she had arrived in santa monica

and i was all, wait, this weekend?!? she was like yeah. i went what.

so i pulled a few strings and got the rain to stop today so we could hang out.

i have missed danielle so. and ive definitely missed her blawwwwg.

there are some people who just radiate all the positive things in the world all at once

and yet their writing is so dark. it makes you appreciate those who can show all the aspects of life.

i really need to work on my secret blog so i can exorcise the darker aspects of my mind.

it’s a slippery slope though for me because it could easily lead to depression for me.

anyways i cant wait to see danielle today and i will post some pics and tell her you said hi.

you know who else is feeling crappy? your bff Danielle, but in her heart


from her keeping it real blog the other day:

Cant live by the Russian Metronome.
Too damn Cool Hand Luke.
Too Damn Gary Cooper.
Too Damn John Ford.
Where are my GlenGarry leads?
I had to just say I am done.
And It will be really hard.
But what gives I ask.
They say you cant move expecting to solve your problems
for your problems will travel with you.
I dont know man
I have lived in SOCAL for 15 plus years
and there aint nothin new.
I got to change something.
I cant live like this
or I literally will kill myself.
I do, I do, I want so badly to be dead
and I am SO SORRY to say that UNIverse
but it is true
I am so so sad and lonely
so UNHAPPY with everything

we’ve all been there. none of us thinks a super cool super smart babe with a masters could get there too

but yes. even her. even in san dieger. even with her mind wide open to possibilities.

it’s heartbreaking and sad because what can we tell her? what can we do?

the answer is the same answer for all of us: keep digging your way out.

aim for the light. listen for the sounds. even in darkness theres a glimmer of brightness

go for it. remember The Bride in Kill Bill: keep punching out of the impossible jam.

keep punching, keep fighting. keep doing the one thing you can.

because if you stop.

it stops.

today is danielle’s birthday, shes 24


actually it was yesterday and i missed it because SOMEONE is not on facebook,

the best way to tell the world it’s your big day.

danielle is stuck in san dieger. a place that has many faults, the biggest being it has not fully embraced her.

we all get stuck from time to time and we think there’s no way out.

we convince ourselves that time or money or situation or circumstance is why we are accepting the mediocre

but all those things are just demons whispering in our pretty minds – so as to stop us from true joy

which we deserve. which exists. and which is certainly in the future of todays birthday girl, of whom there is no one like.

i have an extremely short list of people i would give a million bucks to if i won the mega millions jackpot

and danielle is on that list. i may have to give her two mil because sagitarrius’s burn through dough: allegedly.

but she is someone who has been given one bad hand after another

the worst being that she decided that san diego would be her escape route after a bad hand in LA

but the sun is now out, and america’s sweetheart needs to beat again, to her own drummer

and she will. i am sure of it. even if the numbers dont come in.

all the angels and saints are rooting for the hottest hippie in san diego.

i hope youre rooting for her too.


you know danielle, america’s sweetheart

well did you know that Danielle has a younger sister?

who lives in LA??

and goes to dental school in downtown?

well apparently not every patient in LA wants to go to a dental school


but maybe thats because they didn’t know that you could

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