A couple of weeks ago, an old college friend came to California to visit. Which meant a great opportunity to act like a tourist! My favorite role. EVER. Which, if no one has told you, is a lot of fun. And to be honest, if you visit LA, you really have to go to Hollywood. After all, LA IS Hollywood. Or maybe Hollywood is LA. Who knows. All I know is that the stars live here. And on the sidewalk in all eternity. Some for some pretty great reasons, and some for some pretty infamous ones. And of course, a great PR move has led to eternal infamy for the rather modest Mann Chinese Theatre. We also went to a couple of clubs and I realised (sadly, enough) that I am no longer capable of being in a small confined space with loud music. And we also went to Venice Beach. An interesting change of environment especially when I have gotten used to the sanitized beaches of Manhatten and Hermosa Beach. We also ate. Like a lot. But my favorite place? A little mexican place that had a mariachi band. Fantastic way to end ANY weekend.