by Scoobie Davis
My Busy Schedule
Sorry about the dearth of posting recently. I'm working on a blog project that should reach fruition soon.
Just last weekend, I did the following:
1) moved; 2) attended the LA Times Festival of Books (I could kick myself for missing the talk by Dr. Laura--she was introduced by Fox News Democrat Tammy Bruce); and 3) attended the book launch party for Kathy Preston's The One: Finding Soul Mate Love and Making It Last at Arianna's place. I know what some of you are thinking but I was invited.
I met some media luminaries and I saw several bloggers there: Skippy and Mrs. Skippy, John From Crooks and Liars, Pamela Leavey of The Democratic Daily, Mark Kleiman, and Steve Audio.
For the party, I was pimped out in an Express shirt that was untucked and unbuttoned. Underneath that was a black t-shirt. I had a dark pair of jeans and a pair of black ankle boots with a side buckle. A decent outfit for less than $60. How did I do it? The Express shirt was the only thing I bought retail and it was on sale:
Express shirt: $39.00 at the Horton Plaza Express(it was on sale for $20 off).
Nike black shirt: $1.00 at the Salvation Army.
Jeans: $3.95 at the AmVets thrift store.
Ankle boots $9.00 on Ebay
I have a habit of bringing a bottle of wine to parties--especially ones I'm not invited to (I explain this phenomenon here). I got Arianna a bottle of Sanford Pinot Noir (remember the line in Sideways: "Let's go to Sanford Winery. They make the best pinot noir in California"). Thanks to Debra the wine steward for helping me with my choice.