After 14 hours on the plane (I can now say I’m sick of flying) we are back stateside. Upon exiting customs around 10:30 a.m., Adayna and I bolted to public transit en route to our hotel. Our place of choice was the Westfield Inn - Inglewood. Yes, that is the same Inglewood Dr. Dre raps about. On our approach, all I could hear was “California Love”. So after Adayna interrupts my story with her Dr. Dre imitations of “Inglewood” I’ll get back to my story. Once stationary we showered and both fell asleep for a few hours. I needed it because I really didn’t sleep much on the plane. While I slept, Travis stared endlessly at the plane’s GPS map. I am not sure if he thought staring at it would shorten our flight time. Doesn’t he know a watched pot never boils? Okay, well maybe he just wasn’t sleepy and he had nothing better to stare at since the in-flight movie system wasn’t working.
After the nap, I connected with a couple of friends from the L.A. area - Corrinne (Seattle native) and Jerrod (friend from South Carolina). Corrine took Adayna and I to Laugh Factory for a Black Comedy night and Jerrod joined us. Comedians were pretty good. We laughed hard. We saw some amateur comedians and several pros, each were entertaining. I was impressed by this Turkish woman who had the balls to go up on stage and work some middle eastern humor. She truly entertained. I enjoyed the 2 southern comedians. The young guy representing the A had me laughing his entire set.
Of course we couldn’t stop there. After debating which stop to make next we settled on Bar Marmont on Sunset Blvd. We tried getting into Hyde Lounge where my boy Justin hung at just a few days ago, but there was a private party that night. I’ve told Adayna about reading that smut. The boys turned there noses down initially on Corrinne’s suggesting of Bar Marmont so we rode around for awhile only to find ourselves back on Sunset. Bar Marmont was chill. We got ourselves a little booth, some drinks and talked while listening to DJ Rashida spin some tunes. She frequently spins for Prince and had that Prince girl-band look.
It was great to catch up with Corrine and Jerrod. Corrine was a good friend in Seattle and still very funny. I’m glad she’s doing well in L.A. And J-rod is still the same guy I knew from Carolina. I wish him well with his acting career and congratulate him on his new role. I can’t remember the name of the movie he scored. Adayna do you remember? Nah, I think I’d already had too many Manhattan’s when you all were talking about the movie. Oh well, whichever one it is I’m sure he’ll represent SC well. Doesn’t really matter. You don’t watch movies you sleep through them. So I can take you to any movie and tell you J-rod is in it. :) Hush.
Night ended late. I’m looking forward to seeing my goddaughter tomorrow. Night night.