Friday, September 30, 2011

Got up, did stuff, had a new year.

Since yesterday was so jam-packed with experiences I had to leave some out, so I'll start with yesterday's old business before I open the floor to today's new business.

Walking around LA I saw a lot more people being overtly Jewish in dress. It was a hot day to be wearing black robes and big black Russian looking hats and the like. I thought perhaps I had just not noticed how other people dressed until I realized that in addition to Saint Michael sharing patronage of the day, it was the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. So, happy New Year everyone! It really feels like a bit of a new one for me. I'm still feeling so inspired from being the room with Russell Brand as he did his thing.

Driving home last night I discovered my song; the song that represents my whole life, sums it all up. Hearing it I know exactly where I am and I can see what's to come, so that's pretty exciting. It is Journey of the Sorcerer, the only instrumental song the Eagles did. You might recognize it as the theme from the most recent Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy film.

As for today's adventures, they were some of the places Stephanie suggested I visit next so she could live vicariously through me. I traversed the public transportation from Pasadena to Little Tokyo (#27 on my list) and walked around for a few hours. I apparently walked from there into the downtown area. It was very city-like, with the smells and people. I checked out the Bradbury Building (#42 from my list), where they shot some interiors for Blade Runner.

I also experienced a little bit of rain. I saw a business man in a suit stand under a tree...for several minutes, all because he was confused by the notion of water falling from the sky.

Also, right now I am rocking out to the Eagles original version of Journey of the Sorcerer. It's completely me. Although...the version used in Hitchhiker's Guide...perhaps it wins this round.

So nothing funny to share, other than a long-term game-plan for stand-up which will require me to bomb every single time for a few years until it all comes together...but I think that was really always the plan.