Ah-ohhhh!!!

February 8, 2014

Today was just one of those delicious day where Ah-ohhh things happened ….

I had PLANNED to motor out to the beach at 7:20 ….and was upset (blame my English ancestors) when I did not get off until 7:30….. when I got to the beach…as I was getting out of my car – my cell fell off my lap and hit the pavement…I thought ” Ah-ohh!!….but the phone was OK….

let me preface this by saying that I had seen the Spanish movie “Gloria”….yesterday…about an older woman in her 40’s or 50’s …divorced with 2 grown children …..and looking for a possible lover or relationship….and she goes through several…in which you see her comfortably rich body bedding nude an equally portly man…..who had to rip off his spandex girdle before he gets into bed…he becomes an asshole as he is so controlled by his adult kids who are always in need of money and comfort…and he LIVES with them…..

he leaves her in the hotel dining roomw where they were having a romantic dinner to supposedly go to the bath room…but he was answering a call from one of his possessive spoiled 20 plus year old daughters …and then totally left without telling Gloria…..

she eventually realizes what happened and thinks what the Hell…goes to several clubs by her self….picks up one guy…they dance the night away…ends up in a horse drawn open carriage madly kissing …… into the early hours…

she awakes alone face down on the beach as the sun comes up…..without her purse…

she wanders covered in sand up to the street…her heels held in one hand….it is warm…she takes off her sandy coat…looks over the edge of a bridge and throws it off……

she enters her hotel bare foot…. to find out her rude friend has NOT checked out…so the bill is on HER

…she asks the receptionist if she can use the phone and calls her old maid…

who comes down with her credit cards…..the scene ends with the two of them seated next to each other on a bus…Gloria fallen asleep on her maid and trusted friend’s shoulder…..

following scene is next day…Gloria is dressed to the nines…sequin covered top..tight skirt …..goes by the house of her old lover….sees him struggling back with his groceries…from the her trunk she takes out a paint ball gun he gave her….she shoots up his house in green…shoots him…where upon his daughters race out of the house screaming “You BITCH”

several scenes later you see her on the dance floor gyrating to one of my favorite old disco songs “Gloria”….man have I DANCED to that…..

So all day though I was NOT crazy about the movie…I kept thinking about Gloria……

I got to the beach and did not find my usual tomato grower…due to the season they only come twice a month now….

I went to Ha Ha Farms booth for my tomatoes ……then on to my lettuce friend which lacks my favorite Singaporean girl…somehow I don’t like the super straight guys who run it…as they seem like space cadets…and my butter lettuce is so small now that rather than 4 heads I had to buy 8….and youthful spacey tries to charge me for 15 …

my strawberry lady had HUGE berries….my blueberry man from Pismo Beach ..well his were the same size as normal….

as I motored back in to town…hitting all the lights correctly on Wilshire….

I was headed to my wonderful Asian ( Chinese) laundry…I mused about how many times laundries are left with clothes due to people dying….I thought…am sure with us Baby Boomers …they will be left with a lot more gowns and suits…..(sigh)

as I was washing my lettuce…and watching Sochi…the women’s ice skating….my roommate Meg bounced down the stairs looking more Gorgeous than ever ( alway forget how beautiful she is)

…she was caring her suitcase…and said she and Zach were taking a mini vacation (which they sooo deserve…as this week has been full of auditions and filming shows)….she said they were going to Salinas…..

I am always dazzled by her beauty so am left sort of speechless….

a few minutes later Zach came bounding down …and that Colgate smile he has is just BLINDING…..a Very handsome man…

he said they were doing the nerdy thing by going up to the Steinbeck Center in Salinas…..

I was very Happy for them as they both have worked on their careers intensely this week…

Zach said one of the TV shows he is in …he plays a heroin addict….so it was quite a somber affair…..

my mind immediately flew to Philip Seymour Hoffman….what a TOTAL loss for us…he WAS a Brilliant actor…….20 years from now when I am in my 80”s and he would be in his 60’s I was so..so looking forward to his King Lear…which he was planning on playing….(sigh)

Today was committed to getting my taxes ready for my accountant next week….I just HATE preparing tax papers…..it is one of those BIG Ah-ohh moments when you are faced with the inevitable……

but alas…I got them ready in 4 hours….

ambled up to my Thai Restaurant….and was seated by my favorite Buddhist – Sean – who told me he had a moving violation served on him by turning left at a NO turn Left sign….I told him well he could take traffic school..he smiled and said No…as he got another moving violation less than a year ago….by going through the red stop light on a freeway ramp…with a police car right behind him…he said well he hesitated….and was going to stop but since his wheels were over the line…he just pled ignorance…that he did not realize it was Red…

I thought how dumb can you be…but merely said…SEAN…they don’t care if you saw it or not…it WAS there….their attitude is you are not Imelda Marcos….and this is not the Phillipines…..you should NOT be driving if you can not see or observe….

so he has a court date with a judge….whom he has been coached on…..I said ..EVERY judge is different ….you can NOT plead ignorance….but maybe if you have a Good judge and you can invent some story…. he might be sympathetic…but you HAVE to think like a judge…not as some ignorant asshole….(didn’t use that word though)

when they served me my Thai wrapped spicy chicken…where you do the wrapping yourself….what struck me was how much smaller the lettuce leaves were than usual…which made me realize they were market fresh….the size of the lettuce I bought this early morn at the Glorious Azure Blue Skyed Cloud free beach…(sorry for the superfluous hyperbole…but it was one of those days you just wanted to go down and sit on the beach as the waves broke on the sand)

I brought the New York mag to read….there is one story about Jimmy Fallon..the new host of “The Tonight Show”….in which a dear friend talks about HOW they use to drink…how they were functioning alcoholics….and how he, the friend (Sanz)…demanded a margarita in the Largest Glass they had…which turned out to be a vase..

he awoke the next morning on the sidewalk in front of his apartment

it reminds me of my Uncle Sumner as we could drink from Sunday brunch at noon through and beyond dinner and stumble out when they turned the lights up at 2 AM at the Garden District….laughing

….we were one night so tipsy …I will never forget..it must have been summer time as I was wearing white pants…well Sumner knocked me over by falling on top of me…which landed us in the gutter…he ontop of me…..

we both broke into hysterical laughs…it was one of those Ah-ohhh delicious moments….

….went back bleeding …knocked on the Garden Districts bolted door where wonderful Juan took care of us

….sigh he (Juan) is one of a kind…never forget his help in my surprising the gorgeous Donna for her birthday party before she left for Budapest to meet her husband..George DiCenzo …..

SHE is one of the most beautiful humans I have ever met in my life …was married to the actor Harvey Korman (before George) …and really made him (Harvey) the star he became…..and now is married to a wonderful man..with whom she has never been happier…..

I had Juan pick her up at her Santa Monica home…in his Black low rider Chevy – chain link steering wheel..gave him a chauffeur cap and a black suit….

told her I was sending a car for her…she I know was kind of surprised…as not the usual car that one sends for a star…..before we went onto the “Budapest Cafe” ( as she was going to meet George in Budapest) ……the restaurant is gone now….

we had drinks at my lover at the time Roger Billingsley’s fabulous house at 8703 Ashcroft Ave in West Wollywood ……that the Beverly Hill Hotel, where he was the decorator, really paid for…by his siphoning off furniture and workers to remodel…

….well Roger is another story in my life …but the best sex I have EVER had…partly due to the old cloth covered poppers…I mean we would throw each other against the walls and onto the floor……it was TOTAL Heaven!!!

as I took my nose out of my mag…I realized there were 3 young attractive black men with white women..all at different tables

..I hate to say it but am old fashioned or realistic…as I think that there is a cultural difference that often is in denial (or not recognized) by one or the other party …but Hey if it works out …more power…..as long as you don’t forget your heritage…..

the couple next to me…well she was allowing him to do the ordering…but they had never been to this restaurant before as he kept asking the waiter for advice…..

then I REALIZED…..he had no Adam’s apple…..and was NOT a traditionally born man….

I went Ah-ohh!!!

Life is Sooo Wonderful!!!!!

One Response to “Ah-ohhhh!!!”

  1. Richard Steele said

    Loved the story AGAIN! What a wonderful life, almost as good as ours in Palm Spring, as we say “It’s a Wonderful Life” R&R

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