busblog

nothing in here is true

  1. Monday, November 25, 2013

    Fun at the NEJ 

    20131125-084448.jpg

    last night the LA Press Club gave out the National Entertainment Journalism Awards

    because i’m on the board of directors i was tasked with tweeting the events

    we gave two special awards to Forest Whitaker and LA Times movie critic Kenneth Turan

    20131125-084506.jpg

    it was held at the beautiful Biltmore in DTLA. Forest is thinner than I was expecting and so humble. it was sweet

    20131125-084531.jpg

    the food was good, the drinks were nice, but as always it was very energizing to be around so many talented LA journalists

    20131125-084556.jpg

    it was also very nice to sit at the KPCC table and especially nice when Air Talk won an award, Larry Mantle is a classic

    20131125-084619.jpg

    Patt the Hat was in the house of course, and nothing could have happened so nice without Diana, the secret weapon of the Club

    20131125-084647.jpg

    Jon Regardie of the Downtown News and Mike Roe were in the house. excellent gentlemen

    20131125-084709.jpg

    and it was nice to see John Rabe, his husband (far left) and a nice fellow also named Tony.

    it’s so funny how ill i felt Friday and didnt think i could do anything this weekend, but when push came to shove i did it

    and it was all such a very nice success.

    except for the Bears loss. sigh.

    grumble.

  2. Monday, June 24, 2013

    had a nice day yesterday at the LA Press Club awards 

    1057451_10151668956288057_1494073795_n

    besides doling out awards to high school, college, and professional journalists we gave love to Carl Reiner

    954319_10151668952348057_1821741960_n

    Dianne on the left put on a great show at the Biltmore and Jill, our president seemed pleased

    1057161_10151668946623057_1696258575_n

    Buster has been a press club member since the 40s and brought the woman with the best dress

    1060300_10151668894438057_171313157_n

    after helping set up, i was given a key to the day room, took a shower and threw on my suit.

    1062544_10151668863728057_1358122330_n

    st. biltmore was all quit lookin at my daughter, sharped dressed man

    1057070_10151668799688057_1909962965_n

    took the stairs cuz im fat

    967525_10151669075093057_920491980_n

    we had such a beautiful room to throw the bash. the chicken was good, the comedian was funny, all was well

    912434_10151669166908057_1389454508_n

    rebecka and john had a good time, and it was nice to see them

    912416_10151669245083057_1688080787_n

    speaking of, some of my kpcc friends were there. john and kristen won, as did josie and sanden and lots of other kpccers

    1063305_10151669244583057_848132091_n

    carl reiner was funnier than i expected him to be

    1057191_10151669244273057_680608397_n

    biggest surprise of the day? the dude from the nanny was there! patt the hat was stoked!

    all in all, yes i dont like going to things like this, but in very small doses, it can actually be  funner than sitting around.

    thanks obama!