I don’t think of myself as a tourist when I visit Palm Springs or LA because I lived here way too long for that to be true. But G still thinks of himself as a tourist and he lived here for 30 years..so what do I know?!
Anyway, on Thursday, we acted like tourists when we went to LA for the day. We met my dad for lunch, which was awesome, and then we had some time to kill before meeting up with some friends for dinner. George was dying to see Shaq’s statute outside the Staples Center (ugh) so we headed there first. I was a little bored when G was taking 100 pictures of all of the statues so I entertained myself with selfies.
This is the statue George wanted to see:
I have to admit that it was kind of cool. Not your average statue. After taking a million pics, we hurried over to The Grove to see a movie. We had a few hours before we were meeting friends for dinner and a movie was the perfect way to waste a bit of time, especially since the weather was not that nice in LA and it was actually kind of cold. F*cking LA.
We saw The Intruder, but we were mostly there to eat 10 gallons of popcorn.
Total fatsos. So embarrassing. After the movie, we walked all over The Grove and went into just about every damn store. We finally parked it in Barnes and Noble for about an hour and did a little people watching. And that’s when I saw a celebrity! To be fair, I didn’t know his name, but I recognized him from the tv show The Shield and S.W.A.T. His name is Kenny Johnson and he was there with his daughter. I told George and George was super excited. And wanted to take a picture. I told him that he shouldn’t because the guy was with his kid. I kind of felt he was off limits. So we just stared at him a lot. #notcreepyatall
Finally, we met up with friends for dinner. At this super fancy establishment called The Cheesecake Factory, have you heard of it? I’m kidding. Not fancy, but it worked and we had such a good time.
I went to law school with those two, Jamie and Adrian, and they’ve been on the blog before, but it’s been years. It was so good to see them and we laughed for hours. Jamie and I skipped class once to see Eminem’s 8 Mile. #priorities
Oh and we saw another celebrity there too! I don’t know if celebrity is the right word, maybe it’s social influencer? Anyway we saw The Fat Jewish! And G got a picture this time.
I love his shirt!! My friend, Adrian, was completely “fan-girling” about The Fat Jewish and it was incredible. I will laugh about that for years.
We drove back to Palm Springs after dinner, and for the last two days have done pretty much nothing.
But this is a really nice place to do nothing.
Oh and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms out there and especially mine!