Saturday, May 30, 2009
Looking forward to tonight at STEVE WYNN'S Encore Resort, and dinner at SINATRA'S. I was one of the fortunate few to dine there when it opened and Chef Theo Schoenegger gets it- --serve food IN SEASON and you can't go wrong.
"Life is like the seasons;
After Winter comes the Spring"
-Frank Sinatra, 'Cycles.'
If you want to see WHY the Sinatra family allowed family friend Wynn to use the name, pass by SINATRA'S next time you're on the strip. Sure, there is cool stuff on display, including some great shots from 'Pal Joey,' the 'Sinatra Swings' album cover photo and of course, the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award FS received in 1953 for 'From Here to Eternity.' But? it is the food that you'll remember. Great, just great.
In a 24-hour town like Las Vegas, you can get whatever, whenever. And dispite what nutritionists have told you (they are ALL dumbasses- listen to Dr. Will on this one) Steak & Eggs is a fantastic meal. Plenty of fruit and you're in. I have S & E most everyday.
While I am thrilled to be invited back to Sinatra's, my tastes are varied. Most days start at Bagelmania where all kinds of colorful local characters (me included) have breakfast---'if you're not INDICTED, you're not INVITED' might be their slogan.
Tomorow night, I am meeting a very talented UNLV Film student, with whom I'm writing a TV show, at the neighborhood Applebee's (my idea). I was asked to write a restaurant column for a show ticket website where I post show reviews. I passed. There are, I'm sure, others more qualified.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I have been following- and cheering for, Rafael Nadal ever since he turned pro in 2001.
I grew-up with Andre but man, Rafa is something special. He fights for every point, with more heart than anyone I've ever seen-ever!
And now that he's #1, I cheer even more.
I had the chance to see him play, 'live,' and I'll say it straight up: Nadal is a God!
Rafa is my hero! I can't wait to watch him at Roland Garros.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
OK, here is the gmail I just received:
"Thanks to that asshole at House of H2o, me and my wife's American Idol season has been total destroyed.
As quoted on www.myamericanidol.org, Willie Watters, on MARCH FIRST announced that Kris Allen would be the 2009 American Idol winner.
Why would My American Idol.org allow this? Just before the show show came on the TV when they moved to Hollywood my wife said that she knew what H2O had inside information all along and but that Kris would be put into the finale AND SHE WAS RIGHT."
So I don't know what the www.myamericanidol.org is, but it is pretty funny that some dude is pissed at me. The fact that he was so serious made me laugh my ass off.
Hey Aaron? I'M the asshole? How about you? Yea, you with the double 'A' at the start of your stupid name. What's that? The 'A' is silent? Really? Which one? Why do you need two of them anyway?
Here's an idea: next year, check out my blog early and then, instead of sitting in front of your television, you and your wife can spend Tuesdays and Wednesdays improving yourselves. Maybe take some classes at the community college. Or better yet, maybe charm school, you A hole.
Peace & Love
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
So I spent a few hours this afternoon talking (and listening) to the MIFWIC at a major production company, a guy who has expressed a serious interest in my writing. And, as most MF's, he had his own very definite ideas about my characters, how to best develop their stories, and bla bla bla.
Actually? I wasn't really listening, not really. I just want to say, "Hey, I know you are the guy What's In Charge and all, but rather than tell me what you can do, why not just do it?"
That's what I said- to myself. To him I'd just kinda 'Uh, huh,' when he'd pause, so he'd know I was, um, listening.
You know the cool thing about writing? You can shut-up characters who talk too much. But in HollyWorld? They just keep talking...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Magician R.J. CANTU visited Las Vegas today and did some pretty cool close-up magic for the girls at Caesars Palace. Now as the author of a novel, "The King of Diamonds: The Magical Life of Darin Diamond,' the story of a young magician who becomes a major star at Caesars Palace, I felt life imatating art this afternoon. Pretty magicial, man.
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