Ladies and gentlemen, you are in for a special treat. My friend in California “J” wrote a guest post for my blog today about his experience with women in L.A.
A cute girl, I’d say a seven and half. Cynical and sarcastic as the whole city of LA is want. While we were waiting in line to a hyped restaurant stranded in the middle of warehouses in Hollywood/ Wilshire/ Miracle Mile proper, she told me she didn’t really like her family. Boring. Not much animosity directed at them per say. Just the rueful quality of not providing an inspiration to a young girl. Nothing to live up to. Her dad sells real estate, and her mom hasn’t worked for ten years. In the movie American Beauty the young girl protagonist bemoans that to be normal is the worst fate. I guess normal depends on where you are located at a particular place in time. Here in LA this normal girl was boring me a little, mostly from her lethargy. Not the dumb blond cheerleader disease- more like the too cool for school crowd. It just didn’t seem to differentiate her as she is sitting here in front of me now, complaining, or in her view, having a normal conversation.
At once I wonder if a place of ambition such as LA is doomed to be bored by itself. The poor souls cannot find anything that fulfills them, that is why they come here, live here and are always trying. To be somebody they are more excited about. The point is we are talking and she is boring me talking about what is boring her, which is her life. I don’t think she sees the irony in the situation. The fun side of her perpetual gloom is that she will pull out incisive, cutting remarks that shock and humor me. “Babies are disgusting to me because I look at the two parents, and pity their na¯¿½ve optimism. Like that is what is going to make their lives better. Do people expect that adopting a retarded person into their home will make their life better? No. Then somehow we’re supposed to be impressed by their irrational decision? Oh, I see that making yourself happy didn’t work. Good luck with the live in retard.”
I did enjoy the fashion shows. She worked for a company that produces big budget fashion shows. “It feels really weird to weed out girls that have better dimensions than I do. If they’re under 5’9″, or have more than a thirty inch waist, I throw out the cards. Oh, and we don’t do Asians or boobs. Most of these girls are really young, and can’t speak English well. Intelligence is not a requirement.”
Tantalizing- at face value what appeals to me and everyone with something brag worthy swinging, is not at all diminished in my opinion that these girls are awkward babies that don’t speak English. Maybe better this way, I’m not ready to challenge god’s design here.
Fashion show, as we shall call her, invites me to a fashion show. They look good, painted and trotting, a bit unstable on high heels, and in bathing suits. They look preoccupied posing for the long shot down at the end of the runway. Tall, full bone structures, spare filling. A little deflated, like a sinking rubber raft. I’m talking with an especially Anglo-perfect model after the show. She seemed flighty and hungry. I don’t think she saw me. At least she had a hard time looking directly. The dinosaur bone on her back showed when she walked across the room. Hott I thought.
Fashion show took her time to arrive. She wasn’t working this one, so her apathy sinks its teeth in deep. I’m looking to maximize my meet and greet model time before she shows and blocks my soft-core betrayal. Free alcohol second floor, DJ, wannabe model bartenders. In our rush to reach an alcoholic plateau, we (friend wolf and I) meet in line two ladies in the industry. Two creatives for Guess. “So my friend Levi here is devastatingly single and eligible. He is torn between his Jesus sworn chastity and asking for your number sultry Miss Guess number two.”
We dance, change positions and I reach for my cell phone. I have another text from Fashion Show, she is almost here. I have ten minutes to get a number from this girl who is excited to talk about her fashion school experience. FITA, or something like this general acronym is quite popular in LA. A finishing school for the trendy girl with a passion for dress. Young, red cheeked and doused in a light blue, tight fitting mod dress and matching big plastic earrings. About ten minutes into the conversation, she interrupts, so I want to ask, “Are you gay?” Damn. She’s earnest. How does this happen? I think maybe I’ll check out my posture in the mirror later. “So, I was until I started talking to you, and now I want to try being straight. Do me the pleasure?” And, I’m getting her number.
I notice Fashion Show at the bar, giving me furtive glances. A little aggressive. I’ve ignored a few texts. She’s jealously standing, sipping.
“It was nice to meet you lovely.” I’m moving toward Fashion Show. Smiles and a slightly inward leaning hug. “Hitting on my friend are you? I went to school with Angela at FITA.” “Yeah.” And, I’ve recovered, or there was nothing to recover in the first place.
Today is Jeremy’s birthday. He is turning 24.
Jeremy is the sweet fellow second from the left in the photo. And yes, he always dresses like that.
We attended Cascade together for high school, although he and I never really talked to each other much until immediately after we graduated. He also attended UW with me.
Jeremy introduced me to a great group of guys from his hometown; Fletcher, Jarek and Ian.
Today at work, they fed us some very good champagne in celebration of receiving our Series B funding from venture capitalists. Muy bien.
After writing that last blog post, I don’t feel so great. Ugh. But I think it was necessary. Who knows, maybe i’ll take it down. I just don’t like having to be hard. 🙁
I have created a new subdomain on my website: psychology.joelx.com
It sucks right now, please don’t bother yourself visiting it. All of my best stuff will always be on joelx.com or joelx.com
There are notes from Sexuality class.
I also have a section on Biology.
A book discussion is also in place for something about a book that was read a while back.
Notes on proper methodologies for breathing during dancing are there.
Who wants to learn about dog personalities?
I know you all are enamored with drugs and alcohol, but read the consequences.
Different genders respond to humor differently. Surprise surprise.
Some interesting articles on jazz dance.
I once took a murder class that wasn’t all that great. Prof sucked.
Review of psychology 303. Booooring.
More psychology stuff from the 315 class.
Psychology 331 has some information.
There can be more psychology stuff found here.
If you want a review of Psych 471 visit this page.
Information can be gleaned from classes.
Research in psychology continues to press forward.
The studying of sal.
Who cares for mr. starks?
A clawing need inside that cannot be ignored
Painful desire crushing down relentlessly
Constant pressure to keep going.
Frantic movement with no purpose
The heavy foot stuck to the accelerator
Inescapable scorching fire, leaving nothing.
After interviewing Melanie last night and sending her off home, I was supposed to go to the War Room (a club on Capitol Hill) with a bunch of friends. I was just sitting at my computer, chatting online, and starting to get a little tired and thinking about skipping out when Ben called and said he and Rachelle were going to come pick me up and take me to the War Room right then. I haven’t seen Kenny in around 6 months, so I accepted. After we arrived, we parked (which was a bitch) and started walking towards the War Room. On our way we spotted two of my other friends, Ian and Eric, also headed to the War Room to see Kenny. Our whole little group made our way to the club, where we had to stand in line for awhile. When we were about to get in, we found out there was a $10 cover and neither Ian nor I had any cash so Rachelle graciously spotted us.
The War Room was packed full of people, especially on the upper deck where we were all hanging out. I didn’t really feel into the whole club atmosphere, but talked to all the people I hadn’t seen in quite some time. Kenny is doing well and was trying to convince me to go scalp a ticket to the Ohio State game today and he himself bought a ticket for $50 from someone. I think I would much rather just go down to my little gym and workout and watch the game there. Watching beastly men smash each other is good motivation for lifting.
A little later, I saw a couple of people do some yayo in the corner of the club and decided that wasn’t really my scene and Rachelle and Ben gave me a ride back home. They came inside and we went up to my roof and relaxed with a glass of wine and enjoyed the view along with good conversation before they went home.