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Random Things I Want to Tell You

The LA mayors race is an important one. Do the right thing and vote for Garcetti. He’s been great for Hollywood and he’s the only candidate capable of leading our city. Also Daphne told me to say this and Daphne is obviously the boss of us all.

Here’s a video of a 90 year old woman doing a double back flip. You want to see this, it’s only 30 seconds.

My daughter has a tumblr and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Do I make an exit as she makes an entrance? Are there any mom bloggers whose children are blogging now? Links! I want to know how this balancing act is accomplished.


Yesterday I had my Global Entry interview and it was quick and efficient. With Global Entry you can bypass the line at customs and you just sort of swipe your passport through a machine that looks like an ATM. No fuss, no lines, no waiting. As an added bonus you get to use the trusted travelers line with TSA Pre✓ and you don’t have to take your shoes off at a lot of airports or get your laptop out of the bag. The best part? It’s $100 for five years and if you have an AMEX Platinum it’s free. I’ll do a full post on AMEX Platinum one day but I assure you it’s the best couple of hundred dollars I spend every year. It usually pays for itself by February.

I’m planning a return to Australia for a one day rheumatology symposium. I’ll be presenting with Dr. Irwin Lim and I’m incredibly flattered and nervous. I’m going to talk about what it’s like to be the patient and how we search for information. I hope they aren’t horrified.

Also, Jane is reading To Kill a Mockingbird so now I am too. She’s at Chapter 7, I’m finishing up Chapter 2. I’ve never read the book or seen the movie (I know…) but I had to pick up a copy for myself after hearing Jane rant about how ill behaved Scout is. I’m not quite sure what to make of her reaction.

Also I bought these shoes and I love them so much but they made my foot bleed after just two hours. I’ve decided that this needs to be my biggest personal tragedy of 2013.

alexander mcqueen skull ballet flats

The single best Mothers Day gift I can recommend is perfume from Pure Natural Diva. PND Botanicals has a great option where you buy Mom a gift certificate for their favorite scent. Of course Mom has no way of knowing her favorite scent over the internet so PND sends her a 3 or 4 samples and when she picks a favorite they fulfill with a full sized bottle. This is perfect for someone like me who sometimes loves the perfume they sample and then at the end of the day I’ll find that it doesn’t react well with my skin. For the record I love Pure.