Friday, April 29, 2011

WTF You Should Be Listening To

I know I have not been blogging much lately. I'm still working at my current gig, but I recently got an agent, so I'm also reworking my tv pilot and I barely have time to do anything else. Sorry :) Back to regular programming.

I love a good podcast, so if you or your boss is into listening to them in the car or at the gym, one of the best podcasts I have ever heard is Marc Maron's WTF Podcast. I have seen him do stand-up on tv and always thought he was funny and cute in a brooding neurotic Jew kind of way (yes, even with the slightly odd facial hair and yes I can say that because I am a slightly brooding neurotic Jew myself), but that isn't why I listen. He has interviewed lots of famous people (many of them his friends -- the recent Conan O'Brien ep was particularly spectacular), but it really isn't that so many of his guests are well know that makes it so great either. What really makes the show special is the way Marc gets people to open up and show a side of themselves that most people never see with his mix of self-deprecating humor and empathy. Some of the older eps cost money, but they are worth every penny. The show was even written up earlier this year in the New York Times if you want to read more about it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gift For The Chocolate Fanatic In Your Life

If you or your boss needs a gift for someone that is fixated on chocolate, you might want to order them the chocolate cacao beans above from Moonstruck Chocolates They are made of a chocolate that was thought to be extinct, but was recently rediscovered, so the gift will seem special and unique

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Good Gift For Your Favorite Movie Geek

Let me start this post by saying that I know I haven't been posting often lately and for the couple of you that read this blog often - SORRY! I've just been swamped with work and writing and haven't been able to get to it. At least I'm posting today :) If you're looking for a gift for your boss or for a client that loves movies, the book above looks interesting and is reasonably priced. If you want to do something more elaborate you could always add some movie tickets or dvds to it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ever Gotten the Urge to DRINK your bacon??

I know that people love their bacon and a part of me gets the bacon chocolate combo, but the bacon soda from Jones that's available in this gift of bacon treats... ummm, I think the jury is still out on that one.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Cheese Store of Pasadena Is Now Open

A cheese plate is always a nice thing to bring over to a party or just if you or your boss is visiting a friend, but there aren't that many great places in the valley that do them besides the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. I just read recently that a new place opened up in Pasadena called the Cheese Store of Pasadena and that Norbert Wabnig, the owner of the GREAT Cheese Store of Beverly Hills was a consultant. If you have time, it sounds like it would be worth checking out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


If you or your boss wants to buy cool barware or books on how to make great cocktails as a gift or to have at home, you might want to check out Bar Keeper in Silverlake. It looks like they have some pretty cool stuff.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Know People Want Their Events To Be Exciting, But This Looks A Bit Scary

If you or your boss wants to throw a party and you really want to do something different, try throwing a Dinner in the Sky party. I remember hearing about this a few years back, but someone recently mentioned it to me again, so I figured I'd blog about it. This looks fun, but also a bit scary, so I'm not sure if I would do it, but I'm sure lots of people would get a thrill from it.