LA: more celebs...and me and Jenna
I went to LA Friday for work. That night, my three co-workers and I went to a nice dinner in Beverly Hills. Craig Kilborn was there, but that wasn't exciting. We were still on NY time so went to bed by 11 or so...and I woke up around 8am, unable to sleep. Lisa (my work friend) was going to our work event early, and I wasn't suppossed to go til 11 (I got lucky) so I went down to the lobby, ate the free breakfast and went to the hotel "gym," which turned out to be like 4 machines, and two were broken. Needless to say, I worked out for only like 20 minutes, but it was still better than nothing - it's like I knew I would be eating crap the whole time.
The work thing went well, we had a lot of people come down, which makes everyone we work with happy, which makes me happy. We had really good pizza for lunch, and by the time we were done cleaning up, Lisa and I wanted to go out more than have a nice dinner. Plus, Jenna had told me that if we wanted to get in any good clubs, we had to be there by like 10:30. So Lisa and I convinced our two co-workers to go to In & Out for dinner - I called my mom and had her read me the "secret" menu (not so secret since it is easily accessible online) and we had really good "Monster" burgers and fries. This just meant they put secret sauce, grilled onions (whixh normally only come raw) and cheese. This made the normally bland fries awesome, and the burger better as well. My 2nd In & Out experience totally outdid the first.
After that, we went back to the hotel and opened the bottle of liquor one of the guys from the event gave me. Alex, Lisa and I drank for a while til Jenna and her friend Roxane came over. Alex, Lisa and I basically drank 3/4 of the bottle, so I was drunk before we even went out. I really wanted to go to Area, since I had heard of it before, and luckily Jenna's guy friends happened to be getting a table there and needed girls. Jenna, Roxanne, Lisa and I cabbed it from our hotel a little after 10:30, since it was around the corner. We got in, no problem, which was nice, and again very different than last time I was in LA. We met the guys, drank some vodka, and started dancing pretty early. The music was fun, the crowd was fun, I remember dancing with a variety of guys and my friends... After that somehow we lose Lisa. Jenna is talking to some guy with a backwards hat on who looks slightly sketchy, but when she asked if I wanted to go to an after-party, I was like, sure. I found out via texting that Lisa had met a guy and gone home with him. Good job on our one night out in LA, Lisa. Haha. So Jenna, Rox and I go with this guy Perry, and his friend Nick. It turned out Jenna had met Nick in Cabo, and Perry she had just randomly met at Area that night. We got in Nick's car, and I remember he was being really cocky in the car, and I didn't really talk to him - I think I was thinking of my mom telling me, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all," when I was like five. Anyway, he even reached back when I was texting at one point and tried to flip my cell shut. That is the kind of kid he is. He was being very condescending to my friends and was also calling me phone girl - anyway, you get the point. So we roll up to this neighborhood with lots of trees (apparently we were in "The Hills") and big-ish houses, and Nick says something like, "Last time I parked at Paris' I got towed."
I was like, WHAT?!? But of course kept my mouth shut. We got out and saw a line in front of a gated house - bouncer and all. No one was really getting in to this...house party. However, we strolled right in behind Perry and Nick - guess this is where it's good to know guys like him. And yup, it's totally Paris Hilton's house. There is Nicky, much smaller than I remember her (I had seen her in NY), and Kimberly Stewart, and Paris herself. Complete with photos of her and Nicky on the walls. Oh, and like 50 other people in the backyard/deck, spilling into the kitchen. The house honestly wasn't as nice as you'd think, it looked like someone's really nice lakehouse or something to me. There was Goose and JD sitting out, it was a make-your-own-drink-in-a-plastic-cup type of party. It reminded me of a high school party. Except, with celebrities. I am sure other people were there, but let's also keep in mind I was really drunk...
So later on (4am?) Nick decides he is going to take Kimberly Stewart home, since she is puking or something. Perry tells us, and is like, sorry. For whatever reason (alcohol) I wasn't too concerned, and poked my head inside the first car which pulled up (a jaguar) which had two young-ish guys inside. Jenna and I worked it a little - she actually said, "Can you fit one girl who is a size six?" The guys said yea. "Good, cause there's three of us and we are size two." Haha. They ended up squeezing us in (I was on one of their laps) and taking us back to my hotel in Beverly Hills. I drunk packed (always a good plan) and went to stay at Jenna's, for some unknown reason. I guess my hotel bed was kind of hard. And we picked up the guy who got the bottle so he could shack with Jenna. Ha.
Anyway, my co-workers all left Sun morning (I felt bad for Lisa since I am sure she was hungover too) but Jenna and I slept really late and ended up going to lunch with the guy who got the table the night before - I think Jenna felt bad because we ditched him for the wanna-be socialite guys. So all morning and during lunch we were not allowed to talk about the night before - which was killing me! After that, bottle-boy left us and we walked up Santa Monica beach in the sand (butt workout - sort of) and went in a few shops in the 3rd Street Promedane. We wore our hungover selves out, so took a nap then went to dinner with bottle-boy and his friend, which was really fun. They were pretty normal guys, which as we all know is hard to come by these days. Jenna and I had originally planned to go have some beers at this place Toppers, but were literally just worn out. Saturday night was enough partying to hold me for a month or so - of course, it won't. So we chilled and went to bed by midnight.
When we were finally allowed to talk about Paris' house and stuff (when bottle-boy was gone) I learned that Nick is good friends with Brody Jenner and those kids, so I guess it makes sense that we were able to get into Paris' party. Jenna is going to keep in touch with those kids for the sake of stories like these!
Today I got up early-ish because Jenna had to go to work, so I walked to this cute coffee shop, then went to the mall when it opened at 10. I got two dresses, then went to hang out with her at Origins, where she gave me a mini-facial and did my makeup. So fun! After that, I had to go to the airport. The timing was really good, I got to do literally everything I wanted to, and I had a blast! I really like LA a lot more now - I could even imagine living there at some point. I think because I met a bunch of more normal people (a few here and there at the work thing, Jenna's friends, etc.) and didn't feel like it was impossible to get into places, as I did before. And the weather! Don't get me started. So I am now on LA time - and I have to go in to work EARLY tomorrow and be at client meetings all day. Ohhh back to real life. I just wonder if I would ever go to work if I lived there - everyone is so chill and lots of people don't have real jobs, since half of them are trying to act or something. Anyway, for now I am just waiting for it to get warm here - or til I go to Vegas in three weeks, whichever comes first.
Gunna TRY to sleep. Goodnight!