Saturday, June 12, 2010
Zeus, Apollo or just the Dad of a three year old?
The other night (morning?) at 3ish, my son called out, "Daddy, I need you!" about 15 times. So I walked into his dark room and asked if he was ok. I could see him sitting up in his bed, sucking his thumb. I touched his forehead lightly and, without a word, he laid back in his bed and fell asleep. It was then that I realized…I possess magical powers!
If I can make a human fall asleep with a single touch, what else can I do? I've often asked my kids if they want a magic kiss for their boo-boos. I thought it was a cute thing to say, but maybe my kiss is truly supernatural. So, today I sit here wondering how to use my magical powers. This business about the oil spill should take some kind of priority, I think. So...BOOM, oceans are clean. What’s next? Oh, I could magically make my daughter not want to try 15 different extra-curricular-after-school-things next year. Yeah, that's a good one. Umm, cure for cancer? Peace in the Middle East? No guilt from family members? 30 hour days? Done and done.
OK, the world's saved from evil. I now have six pack abs, a full head of hair, drive a Tesla S, and, most importantly, have a three year old boy who thinks (for a very short time) that I'm pretty awesome.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Oh yes, this is going to be great! My wife and kids will be out of town for four days. That's got to be several hundred hours right? I am going to sleep in every day, smoke cigars, golf, and see bad movies with guy friends.
Well, they left approximately 34 hours ago and I have not slept in, smoked a single cigar or golfed. I did catch the last twenty minutes of the Hulk on cable last night, alone. And, from what I saw it was in fact...bad. But I am supposed to be living it up bachelor style! I should be slightly buzzed in Vegas finishing up on the 18th hole getting ready for some gambling. As of now, I have worked and slept. Much more work than usual and just about the same amount of sleep. Why? Is this guilt or is the fantasy of cutting loose just that, a fantasy?
Tomorrow I am going to cut loose…
Friday, July 24, 2009
I had to go pick Silas, our 2 year old, up from daycare today because he was a little throw-uppy. And when I say a little, I actually mean a lot. Poor little dude. Anyway, as I was driving him home, I looked into the backseat to check on him. As I leaned back, the car moved a little to the left in my lane. Well, the woman next to me did not like this one bit, despite the fact that she could see I was checking on my little guy. So I gave her the “whoops, my bad” gesture. She took a moment, and then gave me the uncompromising middle finger. I looked at her and laughed out of shock, and then she gave me the finger again.
Then I witnessed a guy reading the newspaper while driving a big white van…on the freeway. He had it opened up across the steering wheel. Really?
Are we losing our minds?
I, for one, know that we men are not particularly concentrated drivers and/or multi-taskers. My wife thinks that I get honked at a disproportionate number of times within a week. Like everyone doesn’t get honked at multiple times in a week, jeez. Anyway, lately, I am doing my best to be self entertained in the car, care of Raw Dog satellite radio, and pay a bit more attention to the road. I’m specifically terrified of the intersections with cameras, which my wife recently learned is about a $500 ticket.
This weekend I will be performing with my kindie-rock band Egg, at Bluffs park Saturday and will be hosting an open house at a Lorcan O’herlihy designed project in Hollywood. It is an amazing piece of work with unparalleled views.
Bluffs Park performance is at 11:30am Saturday July 26th – http://Eggmusic.net
The open House will be from 2pm-5pm Sunday July 27th at 7917 Willoughby Ave, West Hollywood. http://www.7917willoughby.com
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I am still trying to figure what to wear to my open house this Sunday. But then I guess a realtor has as good a uniform as any: button-down shirt, khakis, and loafers. I’ll just wear the tube socks underneath.
Monday, May 18, 2009
What is your definition of a desirable neighborhood? Is it somewhere where the local Trader Joes or Whole Foods is in walking distance? Is it somewhere the neighbors all wave to each other while on the way to work? Or, are you of the troglodyte orientation and want a dark room as far away from ordinary civilization as possible?
I have lived in many different neighborhoods, emphasis being on “hoods”. My first apartment was in Hollywood and to date I still have a soft spot for it. It was a beautiful 1920’s courtyard on a street called Vista Del Mar. Sleeping to the sounds (and lights) of low flying helicopters became the white noise my wife and I needed for a good night sleep.
We then moved to Silver Lake we parked our car because about everything we needed was in walking distance. We then moved to NW Glendale four years ago (Suburbia). Home made pies, bottles of wine and handwritten welcome notes from little kiddos came from all over the neighborhood.
What are your priorities? View? Off street parking? Friends close by?
If you are around this weekend come say hi, I’ll be at 3336 Primera Ave. 90069 Sunday from 2pm-5pm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYZYDqpKo2c
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Is becoming a news radio junkie a good thing?
Ever since I became a realtor, I have been more interested in national trends, but the Obama era has made me obsess on national and international news. A while back I went through a phase where I read every book I could that represented the Liberal perspective. It got to a point where my therapist strongly suggested that I not read Michael Moore or anyone like him for a while. Well, years later, I find myself obsessing on the news again. From the bailout package and housing to health care, I easily get swept up in the need for change. “Ignorance is bliss” is a saying that I am guessing has been around a while. Man, it’s hard not to get swallowed in the drama of our global politics when everything in the press is negative. Some would say I’m susceptible to the addictive qualities of the news. I’m starting to think that my therapist had it right; sometimes stumbling through life with naïve positivism can be nice. I think I’ll move over to Dr. Radio!
A quick note on financing. This, in my opinion, is where the problem and resolution of the financial debacle is centered. Wells Fargo is trying to do something about it. Last week they announced a loan package that is 90% financing. I have a great lender at Wells for you to contact if this interests you.
Also, all Polar Bears are left handed. True.