Last weekend, I got a visit from my favorite sibling. Let's call
him Big Brother. Although Big Brother and I were born in San Francisco,
he's been living in LA for nearly seven years. Here's a random
sampling of observations BB made while we were out this weekend.
On San Francisco women: "One thing about women in LA: they
don't have wrinkles. Their faces don't really move properly, but
they don't let anybody see them with wrinkles. The women here
Upon returning from a concert: "There were a lot of ugly
people there. Their clothes were stained and mismatched, and it
didn't look like any of them owned a comb. Not just the girls,
but the guys, too. I felt like I really stood out. I'm just used
to going out in LA and seeing crowds of really hot people."
On bars: "Instead of hot nineteen year olds with fake IDs,
there's a bunch of middle aged guys in there who look like they're
gonna throw up on you."
On white guys: "Why does every twenty-something white dude
in San Francisco think he's black?"
No comment from this author. Although there are days when I think
Big Brother isn't actually a person, but my id personified. You
know, kind of like Tyler Durden in Fight Club.
Ballard vs. Daly
As Luke Thomas and I made our way to City Hall Tuesday afternoon,
we were approached by a spiffy suited and booted Newsom Communications
Director, Nathan Ballard. He seemed totally excited to see us,
like he had some great bit of gossip he just had to share. (Basically,
the same face I make 24/7.)
Nathan Ballard (really, really excited): "Did you
Luke Thomas: (while digging for his camera): "Hear what?
Did Jew resign?"
Nathan Ballard: "Daly cancelled the hearing tomorrow. I
guess he lost his nerve."
Running behind schedule, we quickly made our way into City Hall
for the Board of Supervisors meeting and ran into Supervisor Chris
Daly. After explaining the jist of our conversation with Ballard,
we asked Daly to confirm if he had, in fact, "backed down"
from the mother
of all budget hearing meetings.
I only showed up to the meeting to see if Supervisor Ed Jew was
going to resign, in light of the newest
letter from the City Attorney's office, but he didn't. The
television cameras were ambulance-chasing as usual, but after
it became clear Jew wasn't going to address the issue, at this
meeting anyway, they peace'd out.