It’s New Years eve, the first day I was here in Los Angeles. I walked into a McLaren car dealership on Wilshire in Beverly Hills. I took a picture on my phone to post to Facebook. I put my phone up..did my #birdmanhandrub and posted up*. The dealer walked up to me and said “can I help you sir”. I look down at my hands (still rubbing) look at the McLaren “How much?” “300”..”Thousand,” he said. I nodded my head and walk smooth out that thing. It was a little weird. I had never seen a $300,000 car in real life. Growing up in New Orleans, you don’t see too many McLarens driving around.
Much like New Orleans and Bourbon Street, Beverly Hills has a famous street of its own…Rodeo Dr. With my handy dandy smart phone I typed in “Rodeo Dr.” and I was about 30 min walking distance away. When I got there, I took about a minute to take it all in. It took about 30 seconds for my initial feeling to set in. “Man I’m poor”. There was the biggest of every high end brand store on that street. Halfway down, I saw a black and yellow Bugatti.
Within the next 48 hours I would see just about every major studio, go to the Santa Monica Pier, and see Katt Williams Live at the Nokia Theater in Downtown, L.A. This mixed in with a cornucopia of random restaurants and sites, I was on a major high. After this killer 1st weekend I’m pretty much all alone the whole next week (G$ was away on business that week.) Naturally, homesickness began to set in.
However, there was one bright spot of that week. I had an interview at a major film studio. I was super excited. I didn’t think the ball was going to get rolling this fast. I was nervous (for no reason). The position was for a job that I “could do” but wasn’t really what I wanted. I didn’t care, I had my interview.
Lets just say it didn’t go as well as I expected. The guy was a bit unprofessional, but he made a couple of good points none the less. I walked out a little deflated. G$ told me don’t trip about it, we would get more interviews.
*posted up is when you stand with your leg shoulder length apart in a “leaned back” a bit
I would like to acknowledge a couple a people who inspired this blog.
Gisele Moncure— aka G$—I will do a whole post about her. Lets just say I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her
Fatima Arabi—She told me to do it today.
Nicole Hardesty—Author of Written By Nicole You should go check her blog..it’s pretty good.