Sunday, November 29, 2009


Recalculating, recalculating, recalculating....that is what Lola kept saying to us and we drove aimlessly around LA. Lola is the GPS that our friends let us borrow. Apparently, after a cross country drive she was tired and in no mood to help us. We arrived in LA Sunday night....a day before schedule. The drive was easy, or at least it was for me, until we came into LA. We missed one little little exit....and all hell broke loose. We pulled over and asked the GPS to get us back on track. It took us all around LA...we were suspicious about where it was telling us to go, but who are we to argue with Lola? Until she said, "recalculating" and we had not gone anywhere near close to the 1.7 mile she had told us to go before turning. She started recalculating like crazy, obviously just as lost as we were. Luckily, our handy i.phones have GPS (not as fancy as Lola) that saved the day. I put Lola to bed for some rest. Hopefully, she will be more cooperative the next time we need her.

The hotel is cute. It has a king bed and fold out sofa (for Tommie when she gets here) and kitchenette. There is also a fireplace and balcony...extra perks that don't make me want to go home any less. I want to recalculate this whole damn thing! I am already really missing the girlies. It seems like everything reminds us of them (yes, we are pathetic). I am trying to be a good sport and not be grumpy, but it is hard. Poor Mere is trying too. We are both trying but all we want to do is go home NOW!

We drove around LA today and saw Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, C.edars Sinai, and plenty of beautiful people. The weather is perfect and there are at least a thousand shops, restaurants, and other things to do on every corner. We saw an organic vegan restaurant. How cool is that? Everything is organic this and organic W.almarts here. Of course the traffic is horrible and cancels out all the positives of having an organic vegan restaurant at your doorstep (no, I'm not vegan). We did find an awesome frozen yogurt place called y.ogurtland. I think LR needs a francise because it was SUPER yummy and cheap. I think we need to go there everyday!

We are staying in West Hollywood which is apparently home to mostly gay men. There are rainbow flags everywhere and cute, little, LA gay guys swarming everywhere you look. Our hotel has the "gay channel" but no HGTV or Food Network....they obviously don't care about the lesbians. WTF is the gay channel anyway? I think all the lesbians are in the suburbs, driving minivans, having kids, and watching my favorite channels (HGTV and the Food Network)....ahhh.....sounds so good.

Tomorrow I have 3 hours of MRIs. I know, my life is very glamorous.....please don't be to jealous!! I'm ready to get this party started so we can go home. In the meantime, we can watch one of the many DVDs that make up the hotel's DVD library. Here are our choices: Grumpier Old Men, Spiderman II, A River Runs Through It, Men in Black II, Volver, Beaches, and St. John in Exiles. On second thought, I think I'll just watch the gay channel.


Peaceful Reader said...

Hey there Jess-
Glad you made it to the cute motel and that you will get through this journey easily!!



tallgirl said...

HUGS to you and your MRI!

girlranting said...

Oh come on, Beaches is AWESOME??? How can you mess with Bette Middler and Barbra Hershey???

girlranting said...

Uhm... Those were meant to be exclamation marks, as in "AWESOME!!!" Still have study plans to draw up so I'm a little distracted :P

K J and the kids said...

Her name was Lola, she wanted to show ya....but she had feathers in her hair and an adress she couldn't share.

Glad you made it.

Enjoy all of the attention today :)

Anonymous said...

I love your attitude I'm sure by now I would be rather cranky but you are amazing Im so proud to know you & call you my friend! Positive energy is flowing your way, stay strong! P.S. I love your humor:)

Bianca Ramos said...

Hi Jessica,
I haven't been up to date w/ FB lately and just read your blog! I'm so sorry to hear you and your family are going through this. Please know that I am praying for you all, and wish you a healthy and speedy recovery!

Bianca Ramos