I saw this guy the other day, holding a sign that said “JESUS PUTS D SONG IN MY (heart)” and dancing in the crosswalk at Hollywood and Highland. And he seriously looked as if he had d song in his heart. The man was ecstatic. At first, I didn’t even really see him. It’s Hollywood and Highland. To put this in perspective for those of you who are not from LA, on the opposite corner Elmo and Jack Sparrow were having a conversation with each other. This is Hollywood. There is very little that seems out of place. I’m glad I snapped a picture though, because the more I thought about it, the more I realized how crazy this place is, and how much I adore it. That’s right: I adore it. I don’t have a lot of patience for LA haters. The sun is shining, there are palm trees lining the streets, and Jesus has put d song in that man’s heart. What’s not to love?
Speaking of Jesus, he’s one of my favorite people I see wandering the streets on a regular basis. He keeps more toward West Hollywood, and he only really comes out when the weather is nice, but there he is. Posing for pictures with tourists and staring at traffic from below the Chateau Marmont.
I think it might be healthy to see a little bit of crazy every day. Unexpected, out of the ordinary, completely weird things. And LA’s good for that. To illustrate, I’m going to share with you some tweets from a source called WeHo Daily (WeHo, as in West Hollywood). They’re good for instant local news updates that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Seriously though; you will not see this kind of news anywhere else. (If you do not understand how Twitter works, I cannot help you at this time. But call me sometime this weekend and we’ll start at the beginning…)
My Favorite Recent Tweets from @wehodaily (in Reverse Chronological Order):
Just to be clear, those are all tweets from the last two weeks. This is why people call it Hollyweird. It’s weird. And not ever boring. Just the way I like it. For reals - West Hollywood Jesus puts d song in my heart.