So... Did Amy Put Out For Blogger Prom?!
I know it’s hard to believe, stunning, charming and engaging as I am, that I NEVER went to prom. Or any school dance or party for that matter. No prom, no homecoming, no jr high mixer, no Sadie Hawkins. I did ask two boys out in high school. One for Sadie Hawkins and one for, I think, senior prom, and both turned me down. Excuse me while I go carve the word “why” into my forearm and rock back and forth slowly to the St Elmo’s Fire piano theme song…
|Sweatpantsmom gets her taco!|
|That’s the Cheese Sex, in the middle & that’s my Pinky cocktail right next to it!!|
|See! Super cute (the carnitas, not me)!|
Follow Your Heart & Chow DOWN!
Hey SF Valley friends… Just a quick note to let you know about this awesome Screamin Coupons deal that is on sale now!
This is one of my favorite restaurants and I’m not a vegetarian. It’s a vege restaurant in Canoga Park (next to Woodland Hills) called FOLLOW YOUR HEART and they also have a great little natural food and health products store in front.
The specialties are their made from scratch soups, Mexican plates and amazing milkshakes!
My Week in Hong Kong
|With my friend, Sheri & Jami, Take Out Comedy Club owner|
My week in Hong Kong is coming to a close. My friend, Sheri, and I will head out tomorrow night and arrive home in Los Angeles – magically – the same night. I love that time travel thing.
|An amazing skyline & two awesome chicks!|
This was my first trip to Hong Kong and I have to say it is quite an amazing city. Crowded and intense, yet efficient and orderly. It’s filthy and clean at the same time. Clean for the number of people squished into one place, at least. Hong Kong is 6x the size of teeny little Washington D.C. but has over 7 million people. That’s a LOT of people. Fortunately, they are mostly small. Hee hee.
But yes, grimy and gritty like a metro area should be and it stinks, just like NYC but unlike the Big Apple that I love so dearly, there isn’t trash in the streets, graffiti on the walls or general vandalism. For the most part, people here follow the rules and respect public spaces and property. It is a safe city with an extremely low crime rate. Let’s face it: Asians (not Asian Americans) make good lemmings. It is part of their culture and it is why over 7 million people can live in a small space and not steal stuff from each other
This city is the city that really doesn’t sleep. There’s an amazing night life and party atmosphere any day of the week if you just look in the right place.
The shows I headlined at Jami Gong’s, Take Out Comedy Club, were a ton of fun and I really hope I get to go back again soon.
The food, of course, is amazing. I only wish we had had more time to visit some locals-only places, but we did find a couple great ones. We also had dim-sum three times and I loved every bite. Well, OK, I didn’t LOVE the chicken feet, but they weren’t all bad.
…well, I started writing this when I was in Hong Kong and now I’m home in Los Angeles. It has been a week and I’m still not fully recovered! It really was intense.
I think my favorite parts of Hong Kong were getting out of the city and going to peaceful Lantau Island where the Big Buddha is. And it really IS big! And actually just walking around and seeing the locals in action and meeting the many ex-pats who populate the landscape. It was an eye-opening experience to see so many caucasian people in the minority.
If you like to travel, Hong Kong should be on your must-see list. It is truly one of the great cities of the world. Sorry to sound like a cheesy travel book, but it really is! I’m totally hooked. Next time I go, however, I hope it’s not during the humid/hot season and I’d like to go over to Macau Island to do the world’s highest bungy jump! WOOHOO!! Here’s to next time!