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Bits & Pieces

Alright, I have random things to post and dammit I plan to do so!

First, I’m back from Atlanta and had another great “first” day in the PwC Los Angeles office.  Today I met a lot more of the Associates and they’re so young and smart and I feel old and dumb.  Maybe not all that dumb, admittedly, but I certainly feel a chasm of distance between my age and theirs.  Oh well, that’s the way it is.  But I feel like I’m young enough at heart that we’ll all get along just fine.

There is video proof that I was up in the Hollywood Hills home last year!  (sigh…last year….my how quickly time flies).  Doug, who hosted us there, has posted the Vimeo video he took when doing a time-lapse of it.  I was totally there!  It’s fun to see how when it gets dark the onshore flow quickly floods into LA.  There was only a brief amount of time when the lights of LA were really visible before we get engulfed in the Mist!

(I guess you’ll have to click on the ‘Watch on Vimeo’ button to see it!)

Since I’ve been on planes quite a bit the last week or so, I’ve had a lot of time to catch up on my reading, and a big Yay! at that. I finished up Amy Poehler’s “Yes, Please!” and I love her even more.  I then started and finished David Sedaris’ “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and of course fell in love with it.  His writing is just so damn funny.  He reminds me a lot of Richard Lawson, or maybe it’s the other way around.  Now I’m in the midst of Andy Weir’s AMAZING “The Martian.”  Holy shit, this story is incredible.  I feel like the main character of the astronaut is me at times, especially with his humor and sarcasm.  If you don’t know what “The Martian” is about, it’s about an astronaut on a Mars mission who gets accidentally left behind when a Mars sandstorm forces the mission to be aborted.  He then has to figure out a way to survive – luckily he is a botanist, mechanical engineer, and very funny.  I can’t recommend this book enough.  I still don’t know how it’s going to end but I’m loving the journey.

Madonna-Rebel-Heart-2015-1200x1200Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” has been completely released!  I have really liked the first 9 tracks that were early-access perks…the last 9 tracks though I’ll have to think on some more.  She definitely put a lot of sex on them and I’m not against that but sometimes when you hear a line about if “it” tastes like holy water, you kind of just have to go, “oh girl.”  There is a song though called “Veni Vidi Vici” and I enjoyed it a lot, as there’s a TON of callbacks to her previous songs.  Maybe I’ll get into these songs a bit more in a further post….

Okay, maybe I’m done.  This has been a crazy few days and while I’m adapting, it IS nuts how different things really are for me.  Can’t wait to get paid!  I realize I’m going to have to work out in the morning if I ever want to exercise as I’ll definitely be having later nights.  Especially compared to my previous job!

Holy Shit This House is Ridiculous

All the breaking news about this house right now is hilarious – Notch, the creator of the videogame Minecraft, bought a house in the Hollywood Hills for $70MM, beating out Beyonce & Jay-Z in the process.  It’s a stunningly overwhelming house, and I only wish that Larry somehow knew Notch so we’d be invited one day to go visit it.

That video alone is just….ridiculous.   I was trying to look through my pictures from when we did go up to a party in the hills, but 1181 Hillcrest Road is just a bit too far south from where we were.

HollywoodHillsYeah, somehow, I think I need to figure out a way to become a billionaire.  What needs inventing????

Bucket List: Attend Hollywood Hills Party

Thanks to Larry, I’m able to now say that I’ve been to a Hollywood Hills shindig.   I’d always thought it would be the coolest thing to do, but honestly, it’s not something that someone like me would have the occasion to do.  Different circles and all.  I’d also wanted to go to a NYC “loft” party too but that never happened either.  Same reason.  But last night, Larry’s friend from college, Doug, was back in town for work and had rented a house up in the hills via Airbnb.  Larry looked it up ahead of time on the site and when we both looked at the listing, our jaws dropped.  Was this for real?  It’s a house located on the top of the hill with a fantastic overlook south into Hollywood and all of the other homes.  Ridiculous.

I was definitely nervous though but my excitement for getting to do all this made me get over it.  We got up there first and had a chance to hang out with Doug and Sloane for a few hours and enjoy the sunny and spectacular view.  Larry also managed to cut the shit out of his ear somehow by somehow slamming it in the car door (?) the first minute we were there, but luckily while there was a lot of blood, stitches and a trip to the hospital weren’t needed.  As the sun set, more people showed up and we got a chance to meet some very cool folks.  I also drank a good amount and I’m paying the price today….stupid hangovers.

So yeah:  a major bucket list item has been checked off.  And it was awesome.  Thanks Larry and thanks Doug!