Larry & I had the opportunity to attend an Academy Awards party at Ken’s house in Los Feliz – “Ken” being Mila’s brother who I’ve known for pretty much all of his life. He’s done well for himself and has a great house in the hills of Los Feliz and as you can see in the pics below, the view is REDONK. It was a lot of fun to watch with this group of people and while I ended up doing terribly in my predictions for most of the lesser awards, when it came to Best Picture, I ended up deciding to pick Moonlight as I figured the awards would get split between Picture and Director, and when Damien Chazelle won Best Director, I thought I was looking good. Then La La Land is announced as the Best Picture, and while I was happy with that result, I also know plenty weren’t, and it also hurt my ballot (not that it mattered, I lost hard). But then, that craziness of ‘oh yeah, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope’ occurred and it was like, oh shit, are you kidding? Not just because that was an insane thing to have happen at the Oscars…but also, my employer is the one who looks to have been responsible for it happening!! EEEK……. and throughout the news cycle today, it definitely doesn’t look like that assessment is changing anytime soon. I can’t imagine anything else happening besides THERE WILL BE BLOOD. This is one of those cases though where shit doesn’t have a downhill option to go….the 2 partners who are there are the only ones allowed to know who won, so anyone else who was associated with helping is in the free and clear as nobody else has that comprehensive picture…and weren’t there with the envelopes. Girl, this is gonna be a rollercoaster, just saying.
So in the meantime, here are some fun pictures of the view from Ken’s house along with some pictures of people you may or may not know. 🙂
Looking down Hollywood Blvd towards the Oscars
Sunset was approaching too
Zooming in on Hollywood
You can see the pavilions installed on Hollywood
Prospect Studios in Los Feliz
Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign
A better shot of both
This is the freaking VIEW from Ken’s place
The Pacific is glowing in the sunset
Goodyear is on it
Hollywood Blvd as it comes all the way down
Me and Mila
Mila and Ilona
Oh yeah – now this is an Oscar Winning Composer’s signature on the La La Land vinyl!:
When I say “our”, I of course mean the royal “our” with regards to PwC. You can just see our petite building behind this new upstart, the Grand Wilshire. Pretty glassy, eh? Also LA’s tallest structure with the spire factored in. LA is going crazy with all the construction, let me tell ya.
Anyway, off to Vegas for the weekend – don’t let the world get destroyed while we’re away. I’m kind of fond of it. It’ll be wonderful to see Fran and Joel, as well as Michancy. Haven’t been to Vegas in quite a while, so I’m excited to get back to the tables!!!!!!! 🙂
Down here for a brief work trip and had to get a different hotel as the price on the previous marriott I stayed in was out of range. Ended up at a brand new Springhill Suites right near the train station and it’s awesome. Has a view overlooking San Diego bay and the Midway aircraft carrier. Going home tomorrow though, so I’m happy.
Because work is neverending fun lately, I bought a rolling desk that I can use while sitting on the couch so I can get away from the computer office area and enjoy TV with Larry a little bit. But seriously, enough of this already. Although, it is a pretty well-made thing and does the job well.
Back to work after all those wonderful days off…it’s only fair, but man, it was brutal. I do love that PwC shuts the hell down for that week. I learned today that Sony does the same thing. I would love to shout out why didn’t NBC do that, but I know full well that the TV game doesn’t ever really stop. Summer being a dead zone full of reruns went away what feels like decades ago!
I would LOVE if the new Twin Peaks revival premieres on my wedding date.
Also, this documentary that was made just this past year and premieres this weekend on HBO about the life of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds? Looks AMAZING. And I imagine my eyes will be filled with tears for the majority of it.
It’s still hard to believe the situation around their deaths.