2014 Holiday Gift Guide

I know I’ve forgotten things. I know that I’m not supposed to recommend a gardenia scented candle in the middle of winter but I refuse to believe that my home shouldn’t smell like gardenias all year long. I don’t have a zillion kid toys listed because the reality is that kids know what toys they want and they’ll be sure to let you know. I didn’t list a specific charity because I’m always hopeful that people will give close to home and close to their hearts. This year my holiday …

Poodle Pancreatitis

I missed everything Tuesday. I missed most of the afternoon Sunday, all of Monday and everything Tuesday too. I missed the LA Auto Show and I missed driving Toyota’s Mirai, the new Fuel Cell Vehicle. I missed out on participating in my own life because I have a poodle with pancreatitis. In case you were wondering pancreatitis is diagnosed with four hours spent at the vet’s office and $387. Something happens to make it work out that way but I’m not sure what the actual logistics to it are nor …

Visiting Los Angeles With Kids

There are a million travel articles about how to visit Los Angeles with kids and they will tell you a lot of the same things. Go to Disneyland, go to the beach, try the El Capitan. I have been able to be Disneyland free for at least the past five years, “go to the beach” is lame, it’s like someone just points West and says, “go”, and though the El Capitan is a great place to see a movie, it’s what you do before and after that matters. I’ve partnered with Expedia to bring …

The LA Auto Show is Coming

Remember a couple of days ago when I was all, “I love my kids and I want to spend time with them.”? Well, that was a few days ago & I still love my kids but I am about to abandon them for three days and I’m totally okay with that. It’s AUTO SHOW TIME. I’m starting to get emails from the manufacturers about parties, press conferences and off sites and I realize that I’m looking forward to this more than I ought to. The folks at Lexus won’t tell …

George W Bush Reminisces About His Father and Drunk Driving

This morning I was making Alexander breakfast and listening to NPR. George W Bush was giving an interview about the biography he wrote about his father. I was intrigued and every time W talks I like to listen. I want to know what made Reagan call him The Idiot Son (besides the obvious). Today he proved himself to be absolutely moronic and more than a little dangerous (but as it’s Veterans Day we already knew that about him). If you’re not interested in listening to the full eight minutes you can begin around …