Yesterday morning started too early, with a flight to New York City. I was in town for a meeting, that included the most incredible and fascinating Jeff Jarvis, who took us on a delightful tour of CUNY’s newly remodeled school of Journalism.
We grabbed lunch at a random sushi bar in town, because Andrew’s place had closed down. That’s okay. This one worked out okay.
After a brief diversion to buy three ninja costumes at Honda Martial Arts Supply (whom I recommend highly, if you have martial arts supply needs), David and I took a cab ride to JFK to meet up with Justin Kownacki.
We flew a very long flight with a farting dog in front of Justin, and this mwowring cat bleating the WHOLE FLIGHT FROM NY TO LA. No shit. But whatever. It was kind of funny. My infliht adventure this time? MTV’s Yo Mamma!: a show where people tell Yo Mamma jokes at each other to see who wins. I love the host, Wilmer Valderrama.
We arrived at night, so the following pictures are “dramatizations.”
We’re staying at the Crescent in Beverly Hills (because this was recommended by our friends for tonight’s big party). It’s a little more swank than I need, but it’s very nice, and it keeps the “Entourage lifestyle” feeling going that Jeff likes to talk about.
I’m blogging on this patio. The next shot is the bathroom.
Pretty wild, eh?
I should mention that we also had drinks and dinner last night with Jim Kirks from The Clip Show, and his lovely, globe-trotting friend, Debbie, who spent a lot of the last several years in foreign places, avoiding bombs, and helping the world. ( Brian, get in touch with me about her.)
Jim’s a great guy and I love hanging out.
We’re having lunch today at Canter’s deli in LA, with Steve Garfield, Steve Woolf, and Zadi Diaz, as well as some others, I’m sure. That ought to be fun! I have to dial up Hayden Black and maybe also Colleen Wainwright while we’re out here.
Anyhow, it’s been an adventure. More later. Thanks, Jeff, as always. It’s you helping spread this community spirit about videoblogging that’s making this all true.