I work just about anywhere I can drag my mactop. But my home bases are here and here! Keeps me blogging until all hours...
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wee (weetiny east)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday 6:45pm Phone Call
Hey J, it's D.
I'm on the phone with the cab company. I can't get my car out! S blocked it in and he's in OC.
WTF!? No way. I'll come get you. But let's have dinner by you instead of Chaya Venice.
One hour later we were seated at a perfectly white table, and I was ordering a glass of wine from one of LA's best restaurants, Asia de Cuba. I love Tuesdays!
my one shot.
Our Menu ~
Thai Lemongrass Coconut Chicken Skewers with Grilled Lychee and Pineapple
Miso Reduction Butterfish with Edamame Salad (oh the beans!)
Pinapple Cheesecake with Guava
Thanks again D, for a great dinner and conversation.
Posted by weetiny at 9:44 PM
Mountain Lion sighting in Mandeville Canyon. My friend just took her dog to do the trail and was greeted on the first hill by one of the big cats. This is very unusual as these cats are generally quite shy. Obviously my friend didn't hang out for a chat and booked it back down the trail with her dog in tow. She makes me proud however, when she says she did the second trail and watched the cat from a far!
Everyone, please be careful and alert. I hike these hills a lot and enjoy nature, but this would spook me on a trail. Always carry your id, keys and a cell phone!
Posted by weetiny at 2:53 PM
Alright everyone, don't get too excited now, but weetiny links to this blog! Oh the mass feelings of pure accomplishment! The fact that I finally got the thing working (read post time below)! It was a fantastically productive night here at weetiny's beach headquarters. Unfortunately, most of the work is of the back end sort and you dear reader won't know the difference (except that the links are up now).
AND I had the always pleasurable culinary experience of Asia De Cuba. Good times and thanks for dinner D!
Posted by weetiny at 1:59 AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I swear I had this coloring book as a kid. If only I had thought to market it on accessories, I could be Barbie already! Complete with: vintage pink corvette, house that opens down the middle, career as a professional dog walker/astronaut/lawyer/pilot/mcdonald's drive thru window girl and have newly revamped, but still definitely metro sexual (probably gay), boyfriend Ken! Damnit!
omg! this is a SuperSized Barbie Mod Ring!
weenote - does "New Ken" look like David Beckham, or is it me?
Posted by weetiny at 7:03 PM
Look kids! It's raining in Santa Monica. There are wee drops on Louis and weetiny plops in the puddle! I heart LA weather. You don't even need a coat in the rain.
look at the wee soft focus scarf (ignore camera strap)!
Thank you Max, for some work day silliness!
Posted by weetiny at 1:07 PM
The year before the Summer of Love and the Monterey Pop Festival sweep the nation in a counter culture revolution and a year after America loses Malcolm X, here are a few items of note and particular influence for 1966.
01.3 - The first Acid Test is conducted at the Fillmore, San Francisco. LSD is legal until October of this year and is still being used in American psychiatry.
03.1 - Soviet space probe Venera 3 crashes on Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
03.4 - The Beatles; in The London Evening Standard, John Lennon makes the comment, "We're more popular than Jesus now".
05.16 - The legendary album Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is released.
06.8 - Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5".
06.13 - Miranda v. Arizona: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
06.30 - France formally leaves NATO.
08.8 - The Beatles release the Revolver album in the United States
09.29 - The Beatles play their very last concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California.
10.8 - Star Trek, the classic science fiction television series, debuts with its first episode titled, The Man Trap.
11.? - Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton found the Black Panther Party.
12.15 - In Los Angeles, the death of Walt Disney, he is 65.
Not sure where my need for all things 1966 came from, but it has given me plenty of food for thought and awesome new useless knowledge to be used in my next trivia challenge! My cultural icons for the year are posted below. Could they be more different? Or more the same?
Posted by weetiny at 12:48 AM
Monday, January 29, 2007
I have always had a love for The Beach Boys. But tonight I think I may have found that thing people talk about when their eyes light up and they tell you the story of when they first heard, the turning point in music that is Pet Sounds. The bright innocence mixed with that extraordinary sound and yet still so accessible. Sometimes I wish I could have seen this country when she sounded like this...
I've really loved hunting through all the old clips on youtube and listening to the screaming girls and admiring the ground breaking themes being explored. Out West there was a true innocence to the exploration. So unlike the tortured art world of New York. It is this juxtaposition that has fascinated me all day.
Posted by weetiny at 11:30 PM
The other side of the Country looks like the other side of the World. A giant stage and a house full of beautiful players. But none look happy, their gazes either blank or turned away. A puppet master incapable of love directing the show.
And yet, here too, I would love to be. A Warhol star! All fabulous parties and lovely pills. Hard because I can be, not because I have any reason to. Pasted into history as a Factory Girl, Dylan's Darling and an enigma. Tiny Edie, the fabulous Sedgwick.
New York 1966
Posted by weetiny at 11:06 PM
Because you never know who will be seated next to you at the lunch counter, when your cousin invites you for Super Sunday Splurge Lunch at Mozza, Mario Batali's new LA venture with Nancy Silverton.
your napkin and silverware are neatly tucked inside this paper bag!
look! it's Harvey Keith!
in case you don't recognize him, here he is in 1976. how much do I love that this is in his wallet? lots!
the yummy goat cheese, leek and seared bacon pizza.
our cute waiter.
my favorite shot.
we definitely left feeling, okay!
PS - make reservations if you want a table (you'll need them) or be like us and take your chances at the counter. we didn't have to wait at all! and ask about the pizza secret.
Posted by weetiny at 12:25 AM
Sunday, January 28, 2007
THE OVERSHARE - also known as too much information, thank you very much (typically a female behavior).
THE OVERTHINK - this is too much information in one's own head, which never reaches conversation (typically male behavior).
THE CIRCLE BACK - when something lost, makes it's inevitable return (good lord, this could be anything).
DISCO NAP - the 1-3 hour, pre going out snooze fest.
FUG - this can be a verb or an adjective describing a flatlined or blah feeling. such as "Wow I am so fug" or "I was fuggin' it all day". see how that works?
AMBIGUOUS HORSEPLAY - the behavior exhibited by males, which includes wrestling, arguing, challenging, etc. involving another male co-worker or friend.
CRABS McGEE - being grouchy, but in a non-offensive manner.
CAPT. BUZZ-KILL - the member of the group most likely to: show up late, bitch about the bill, talk about only themselves, and then complain that no one has anything to say. ex. "I thought he was good for a round of cocktails, until he caught a look at Capt. Buzz-Kill here."
FAT BOX - an elevator.
F.O.P. - a fu*king old person. best used for road rage or other equivalent outburst.
SKEEZE - adjuctive, used to describe the unsettling, can't quite put your finger on it feeling you get from certain people. a creepy individual or action.
SKETCH - see skeeze.
COUGAR - an older woman (generally wealthy) who fawns over and paws young guys. overheard at the classic cougar hang out, Hal's Bar in Venice, "This place really brings out the uber cougars, they come down off the hill for the Venice studs."
I-JACK - When someone hijacks a conversation (that they previously were not part of) and makes it all about themselves. Verb; to I-Jack, I-Jacking.
MAN FANCY - Things like the pre-sewn double shirt, the faux hawk and anything distressed (off the rack) are prime examples. People from Montana are not man fancy material, boys in West Hollywood are.
BACHELORETTE - Is the high-rise, tapered, acid-washed, elastic-waisted jean of vocabulary. With a mullet. Under no circumstances should anyone put this word to use. It is here simply to warn you of it's existence, so that when uttered in your presence, you don't say, "What?" and cause it to be uttered again.
Hope this helps!
Posted by weetiny at 9:56 PM
You too can taste this weebit of heaven at Lilly's in Venice.
wee mascapone cheesecake with coffee sauce!
I heart the cantalope martini @ Hal's! Good times!
Thanks Rick for another fabulous foray into the culinary delights of Los Angeles!
Posted by weetiny at 2:48 AM
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Burned Body Found on Street in Playa Del Rey
How can this happen? Burning rubbish? Are you kidding? First of all this is LA people! We don't burn our trash in the street here (outside of skid row)! Secondly burning flesh has a very distinct odor. You are not going to get it confused with old nikes, junk mail and yesterday's coffee grounds. I am sorry but you are just not! And how, how, how could she have looked like trash? In the middle of the day? No. I cannot buy...this I cannot swallow.
Thanks Mom for reminding me how crazy this world is, always. And for you, the sweet soul who under no circumstances deserved to be delivered to heaven this way.
UPDATE - Her name was Nicole Harvey, she was 21. The motives behind her death are a mystery. If you have information please contact: Det. Martinez (213) 485-2129. LAPD
Posted by weetiny at 7:11 PM
How I wish I could have taken this boy home (like an idiot I didn't get his adoption info! Sorry!). All wee wonky feets and jolly butt wags of him. Meet Goofy, the year old, malnourished, happiest pit bull alive.
my crooked legs come from being on the streets as a puppy.
webs! he's got webs for feets!
my bandanna says "ADOPT ME". oh if only my lovely...
nice to meet you!
Posted by weetiny at 6:44 PM
Friday, January 26, 2007
Genius! Love the wee people perfection! Must find way to participate...
Favorite posts: Jesus Saves, Bathroom Attendant, and Gum!
Posted by weetiny at 12:03 PM
Thursday, January 25, 2007
This little guy sits on my boss's desk and looks wee and tiny all day. He used to have a little blue friend (who looked a lot like a poop to be quite honest), that hung out on stage with him. We named the little guy Edward.
Imagine our surprise when we arrived at the office this morning and Edward had gone missing! How does one lose a weetiny, blue, plastic poop!? We each shed a wee tear and settled the frog looking guy (who has no name obviously) in the center of the stage. Then the phone rang and Edward was quite forgotten until just now. So, R.I.P. Edward, you are missed!
Now waving his leaf at no one...
Posted by weetiny at 11:42 PM