Wednesday, March 07, 2007

1. Cut a hole in a box

Oh yeah, I got sidetracked on the introduction of a crucial new human to the world, and forgot to blog about two celebrity sightings I had in LA and one funny anecdote. (I love anecdotes.) We went to see the new Damien Hirst show at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills and there was this dude hanging out at the receptionist's desk, who I only noticed because I was also kind of hanging out at the desk reading the catalogues on his work. And I was all thinking to myself, "Who are these douchbags who go to shows and then don't even LOOK at the art?!?" Later that afternoon I was doing some web research to find out if Hirst actually constructed these butterfly pieces himself (he doesn't) and I came across his photo. Guess who? Ugh! So, it turns out I'm a douchbag.

We left the gallery and had lunch at this little diner down the street and my sister leans in and says, "Dude from the Oh See, three o'clock." And I'm all, "Please! Like I watch the OC." But I did watch Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (and, God help me, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday.)

I made the dubious choice of showing my parents a certain video featuring a certain box and that set off a horrible chain reaction of my parents referring willy-nilly to any and all personal anatomy as "junk." This proved mortifying many times over the course of my trip and my sister's pregnancy as you might imagine.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Aha! I knew it! This guy played the slime-ball "king of real estate" in "American Beauty". Gives me the skeevies just thinking of it!

kbmulder said...

He he he! Way to go on showing mom and dad the video. John and I tried to explain it to my parents over the holidays, but my dad said guess what, "let's go on to something more elevating." Big surprise.

p.s. did you happen to catch the live version of box that Justin did at his NYC concert last month?

Special K said...

Ah yes - I saw that on IMDB, but I couldn't remember him in that movie. Sometimes I confuse Peter Gallagher with Pierce Brosnan, and I was like, Wasn't this dude in Mrs. Doubtfire? (:

KM - classic quote from Big J!

Carrie said...

So you're above watching the OC? Ok... but what about the previous blog about, not one, but two Tyra programs? Those, I suppose are as Kathy's dad puts it "more elevating"?

I don't watch the OC either, but I am addicted to the drama of American Idol and the morning trash of Today hosted by the boyfriend Matt L. Small junk treats for this stay at home mom.

Kathy said...

Oh, Carrie; I just love pissing and moaning about how America never choses the truly talented...we have a big Idol fest with the girls each weekend watching TiVo'd episodes...

Every girl's got have her guilty pleasures.

Special K said...

I know, right? OMG! Did you guys SEE that ANTM where that girl didn't understand what it mean to be anti-fur? She thought it was a person who, like, HATES fur! AH HAHAHAHA Ha!