stuff about where I live and play, and maybe some stuff about where I work and play.


katy perry me.

ruby: in 24 hours i will be in a pool in the desert
ruby: i keep thinking this

tenna: lucky bitch
ruby: yes.
tenna: I would have you
tenna: if I didn't love you
tenna: have=hate
ruby: uh oh
ruby: are you getting all katy perry on me again
ruby: i would have you to
ruby: but im not GAY

tenna: ok, did you hear that laughter
ruby: yes
tenna: cause I snorted
ruby: totally dude
ruby: loves it

tenna: yeah dude, Im not INTO you like that
ruby: i cant stop laughing
ruby: i know but it's fun for IM

tenna: "getting all katy perry" on me

Shakey and The Bandit

I don't know. It's been a wild, weird week. I don't feel good AT ALL today. I'm guessing the sad excuse for "spicy chicken wings" and the MOJO potatoes I ate at SHAKEY'S PIZZA last night didn't help much. Nor did the "salad bar" I sampled. No, none of that made me feel "good." But moreso, I'm thinking four glasses of cheap wine are actually more of a culprit than anything else.


It was a surprise party for my friend Johnny. They mispelled his name on the sign outside the restaurant so it said HAPPY BIRTHDAY JHONNY. How hard can it be, you know? But obviously we weren't dealing with spelling bee champions at this joint.


Murder, earthquakes and Shakey's aside, today is actually FRIDAY for me and we are renting a house in palm springs for the weekend starting: tomorrow.

I'm 18 different varieties of excited.

Saltwater pool in the hot heat of the desert.... TAKE ME AWAAAAAYYYYY.


just got ROCKED a 5.8 quake!. my office is on the 13th floor (right? how awesome) so it felt pretty damn intense.

whoa, dude.

In other news,a woman got stabbed to death across the street from my gym last night while I was zenning out in yoga class. I exited the gym to see a ton of cop cars and tons of people milling outside the parking structure. I thought, huh, now that's odd. Later, on the news, I saw why.


Let's just say my nerves are a little shot at the moment.

Just a little.


big brothering.

i have to preserve my "initial" thoughts on the houseguests for a quick moment because, as always, these will probably change 1,000,000 times before the end of the season. why? because big brother is a manipulative mutha effer, that's why.

favoriteses so far:
  1. steven the gay cowboy: giddy up
  2. suprisingly not a bimbo keesha: has a little something going on
  3. old man jerry: why not
  4. asian sensation angie: self-proclaimed, asian sensation, mindya
  5. sinister catholic school teacher dan: hee
  6. memphis: has some depth to uncover, potentially

kinda like meh:

  1. michelle eh meh
  2. ollie kind of annoying, but kind of has a little game going on

totally on the hate train:

  1. jessie "the body": i think he's actually playing a decent game, i just CANNOT stand him
  2. april: just, ew
  3. libra: shut up already
  4. renny: just bleh

missing already:

  1. "i wanna be like will" brian - blew his wad too early, but showed some promise

watch this space. i guarantee my opinions will shift dramatically...


watch "the cleaner" tonight on A&E 10/9c

Aaron's playing the role of SPYDER.

Watch out, suckas!

Or, check it out later on A&E



i knew i wouldn't like kansas

dear marriott of overland park, kansas:

i really, really wanted to like you. i had this VERY VERY awesome plan, see. and here it was. I WANT TO EMPHASIS THE PAST TENSE OF THIS PLAN. i was to arrive tonight (as i did). i had a plan of room service and a glass of vino. then! i would wake up whenever the hell i felt like it, go for a run, then lounge by the pool in 93-degree heat until 11am CST which would translate to 9am PST. that would have been awesome, right? then i would have showered, done some work and then gone around the corner to facilitate focus groups. i guess that's why i'm here, anyway.


when i checked in, your front desk person had some bad news! no water in the WHOLE ENTIRE HOTEL after 9a tomorrow because a water main or somesuch thing burst. and it won't be back on for ohhhh 4-5 HOURS. and he said, "will it be a problem for you to complete your showering, etc. by that time?" YES IT WILL BE A PROBLEM BECAUSE NOW I HAVE TO BE DONE SHOWERING BY 9AM. this means NO POOL TIME, MUTHA EFFERS! @$*&^!$!&($^(.


i checked into my room and it smells funny. like sweat socks. oh and also? everything is under construction. like the whole facade of the hotel (so i drove by it like, oh three times trying to find it) and the whole parking lot.

eff you, marriott of overland park, kansas. eff you!

so, anyway. the night isn't a total loss. your "pitchers" sports bar downstairs makes some REALLY delicious chicken wings. and you have a decent wine selection. also, i just finished watching the season premiere of BIG BROTHER 10 on and that makes me happy. so again, all is not lost.

so i hate you, still. but maybe we can find a way to be friends.

the girl who likes chicken wings and sauvingnon blanc and really, really wanted some pool time in the 93-degree heat tomorrow. but whatever. i guess i will just WORK all day long.


harshing my vibe.

saturday night is a private premiere screening of the short film that aaron starred in and eddie produced/directed over the past year. aaron and i haven't seen ANY of it, and apparently it's really good, according to the 9 billion other people who eddie sneak peeked it to.. so, pure excitement for the FIRST SCREENING of it for us.

it will be followed by a lovely little soiree at the belmont cafe with eddie's family and the cast & crew. yay! i loves it.

in other news.. aaron's guest stint as SPYDER on "the cleaner" will air on july 29th on A&E. so mark your tivos! and all that noise!

a lot of really great stuff happened over the 4th of july extended weekend, but it was too lazy to write it all out, so i made like a flowchart of it? i am 100% certifed dork.

so. um. that weekend was fun. a lot of happy hours, a lot of working out, a lot of eating and a lot of pampering.

*i should note that "In Bruges!" means that we WATCHED "In Bruges" for the 2nd time and then spent maaaaybe a few hours watching behind the scenes. holy shitballs, that movie is amazing.

last night i went to a yoga class that i haven't been to yet and the OLD schedule said it started at 7:15p so I thought, hey! I'll go at 6:45 and get a nice little run in before. EXCEPT! the schedule changed on july 1st and so now the class starts at 6:45! so imagine my surprise when I saw all the people with mats rolling into class just as I was jumping on the treadmill. anyway! it worked out well, and instead of the class being 1.0 hours it was 1.25. BAM! and now i'm centered.

there's more to the yoga story, like how one girl arrived 40-odd minutes late and kept texting someone IN THE MIDDLE OF VINYASA sets. but um, no THAT'S NOT TOTALLY RUDE OR ANYTHING. not to mention that she TOTALLY HARSHED MY VIBE by setting up her mat directly between me and the mirror. damnit. how am i supposed to correct my ill-aligned warrior pose with your stupidtextingface in front of my view? HARSHING MY VIBE!!!!!

but oh well.

aaron and i were going to go wine-free for Mon, Tues & Wed so that we could drain out some of the built up wine from the weekend... but... wouldn't you know it. on tuesday night as I settled into the coolest booth at big wangs, i couldn't help but order (2) $6 glasses of vino to wash down my (11) 25 cent wings.

and so it goes.

tonight we will find ourselves at a picnic area outside the hollywood bowl sampling foods from these fine vendors:

Asahi Beer
Bravo Cucina
Bravo Pizzeria
Chakra Indian Cuisine
Cobblestone Vineyards
Coca-Cola, Co.
Dandy Don's (Ice Cream Sundaes)
Evian Water
Full Throttle Energy Drink
Hama Sushi
Hansen's Sparkling Juice Bar
John & Pete's Fine Wine and Spirits
Nestea Products
Neutrogena Corporation
Ocean Avenue Seafood
Primitivo Wine Bistro

and then we will mosey into the bowl and just after the sun sets, we will settle in to listen to:

Symphonie Fantastique by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Bramwell Tovey.

Ahhh summmer.