Back in saddle

Los Angeles was great, but jeez are those folks spoiled. If it gets below sixty at night everyone’s ranting about how #$# cold it is. Highlights of trip include:

-Getting an old-fashioned shave at a retro barbershop—my closest shave EVAH. I tried to re-enact the barbershop scene in Chinatown with the guy in the chair next to me, but I’m not sure he’d seen the movie.

-Getting an In and Out Burger and eating it while stuck in traffic.

-Realizing somewhere over the midwest that I’d locked the deadbolt lock on my apartment door, and that I’d failed to give the catsitter that key. A frantic visit to a FedEx in the LAX vicinity prevented The Cat from experiencing a sudden interruption in his supply of dead meat.

-Rewatching Serenity and realizing that it’s not the piece of crap I thought it was the first time I saw it.

-Not working on anything related to Autumn Rain for a period of 96 hours.  Christ, I’m going soft in my old age.

10 Responses to “Back in saddle”

  1. John C Says:

    “Not working on anything related to Autumn Rain for a period of 96 hours”

    I was wondering if you could write a little bit more about HOW you go about writing. Do you outline the chapters first with a general idea of what u want to write about within a chapter. Or just shoot from the hip and figure it out later?

  2. Brian Says:

    60??? Make that 70 degrees. Don’t forget our bitching is really a complaint about return on our “Sunshine Tax.”

  3. meesh Says:

    you’ve never had an in and out burger?

  4. Joni Says:

    What’s an in and out burger? I have some guesses but I just have to know :P

    Yes, I have heard that it has been pretty cold in LA, too.

    I’m glad that you got to the right side and liked the Serenity. I have seen it only once and liked it immediately even though I didn’t see the whole series of Firefly (sadly).

  5. Brian Says:

    @meesh, I can definitely say he has.

    @Joni, In-N-Out Burger is about as good of a burger as you’re going to get in the fast food world. They are a southern California institution (think Beach Boys, Surf City USA, cruising Friday nights, and In-N-Out). If there were such a claim able to be made, they’d be considered a relatively “responsible” fast food company as they prepare their food fresh, pay somewhere near double the minimum wage and have done an incredible job of keeping their menu focused on somewhere around 10 items (3 are burgers, the rest are drinks and fries). Oh yeah, and it’s dirt cheap.

    Hmmm…Cost, quality, speed. Pick 2. Something’s odd about that place.

  6. meesh Says:

    B–right, but was this his FIRST in and out burger?

  7. David Williams Says:

    indeed. not the last either.

  8. Brian Says:

    @meesh No, I can personally account for at least 2 (maybe 3) others that’ve traversed The Williams Gullet. (Book 3 title? I want royalties!)

  9. David Williams Says:

    @ John C. : interesting question, will have thoughts on a later post. . .

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