Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Picture Tour Of My Hollywood

I haven't been able to walk around my neighborhood for 3 or 4 years because of my two surgeries. Now I can and I was either looking up or looking down and amazed I didn't fall into a manhole or get hit by a car.
If someone robbed this bank they'd have a built-in getaway car.
I tried to take a picture of the guy who shines all the stars. He has one leg and never used to get paid. Now he does. He shines them all by hand. I stopped and asked if I could take his picture and he said "What's in it for me?" I said,"I'll put you on my blog." He said he didn't want anything on the internet because of all the 'trouble' that could cause down the line. I asked him if he had a computer.
"No," he replied. Next time I'm not asking.
I have two unsold screenplays but I DON'T NEED TO BE REMINDED OF IT by of all things, A FUCKING BANK.




End of first walk in a very long time.

28 comments:

  1. awesome Suzy I enjoyed the walk with you and so glad you are up and able to get around now. I love the pictures, hilarious they are.. the back and the unsold screen plays..LOL xoxo

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  2. And everything is blue....tell me that's deliberate....

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  3. OK I'm sorry but SIX FRIKKIN' TRIES to post a comment??? Take it OFF Suzy, pleeeeeeease!

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  4. At least no one is writing you and accusing you of being a "stalker" because you happen to have the same followers as them....which is insanity personfied when the twit started blogging after me...go figure.

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  5. Wow, so much more to see on a walk than around my house. I love it! I'm glad you are able to get out and walk.

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  6. I'm afraid Braja might need some medication.

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  7. Only one try for me to comment. Yay Me!
    OOPS second try for this second comment.

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  8. I'm blaming her organic vodka.

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  9. It must have taken two tries the second time because VM was commenting at the same time.

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  10. Organic works, and I KNOW you want it. Come to me, Vodka baby ....
    xoxoxo

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  11. I want some of what Braja and VodkaMom are having.

    I haven't walked my neighborhood in while, either, but not because I've had surgeries - I'm just lazy.

    Where do I collect my free Burma? Does it come in blue?

    Congrats on rejoining the ambulatory, Mizz Suzy.

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K

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  12. Suzy, you should have taken a picture of him anyway! If he only had one leg... I think you could have out run him...even if it was your first "walking" outing in a while...I think you could have just out walked him you wouldn't have even needed to run.

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  13. Very cool. Yeah, I don't ask. Probably going to get in trouble for it someday. I try to miss faces though, that seems important.

    I've been to Hollywood once. Went there 2 1/2 years ago to the Kodak to watch my daughter cheer in the state finals. They were awesome.

    Anyway, I had hours and hours to walk around by myself.

    Those Chase ads are hilarious. They purchased Washington Mutual and now, all of a sudden, they are the better way to bank in California. I wonder if they have a similar ad campaign, but say Washington and Oregon for those states.

    Cheers,

    SLC

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  14. I love photo walks like this - it's like lazily following you around in a totally non-stalkerish way.

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  15. Great walk, haven't been to CA in so long. Now I don't need to! Can we go to the beach next time? Have a great weekend.

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  16. Enjoyed the walk!

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  17. I am so glad you are able to walk abound again safely while taking great pictures.

    Love the mobile banking truck.

    Thanks for the walk.. now I need a nap, I am exhausted

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  18. -->I wonder if the pens are chained or seatbelted to the counter in the mobile bank?

    http://www.WebSavyMom.com

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  19. Glad you are walking again. But only two screenplays? I thought everyone in Hollywood had at least a half dozen . . .

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  20. You need a telephoto lens--then you never need permission!

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  21. I never ask....but I try not to get faces, I tend to get a lot of butts and backs. They are usually running away from me screaming at the time... but I get pictures

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  22. I take sneak shots more often than not. This walk was a true eye opener to me. Banks with signs? Here it's the churches with the signs that make me shudder.

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  23. I'm glad you can go for walks finally. I remember the boot and the little trolley you had to ride. What a pain in the ass that was. I know you're glad that's over.

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  24. Thanks for the walking tour...and the laughs.

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  25. Fun post, Suzy. Man, that bank ad is a low blow!

    If I showed scenes from a walk around my 'hood, you'd see elderly women riding beach bikes, an alligator sunning himself on the bank of a pond, and signs warning about speed "humps" (Why not bumps? I don't know.). You'd return home with 284 mosquito bites and flat or frizzy hair, depending on how yours takes 95% humidity. As for celeb spotting, the choices are pretty much limited to the cast of One Tree Hill and Linda Lavin. The last time I was in your neighborhood, I saw Chris Rock and John Mahoney within seconds of each other, so you win!

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  26. I'm so glad to hear that you are up and about!! It must feel so good :)

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