Welcome back! It’s strange coming back to the old diary after two long weeks. In the two years I’ve been doing this site, this is the first vacation that may actually qualify as a vacation. Usually, I drive back to Ohio and spend time with the family.
I did drive back to Ohio but only long enough to kiss my Mom on the cheek and to drop off my cats, ha ha. Thanks Mom!
From there, I was on a plane to Hollywood — Hollywood, California! I have a good friend out there, Jeff.
Sweet Lord, either I’m getting bigger or the planes are getting smaller! There has to be a better way to arrange people. Anyway, we were getting ready to take off and the seat next to me was still empty. That’s like solid gold to me because I can stretch my legs out. Seconds before they close the door, I look up and here come some kids. Two brothers. Kids are fine with me because I can still steal some precious leg room, not a problem. The kids aren’t sitting together, you’re not going to believe what happened next, this woman sitting next to the other kid offered up her seat so the kids could sit together. Great for the kids but now I have to shoehorn my large butt into the seat because the “nice” woman was equally as large. I hope the kids were comfortable, heaven forbid that they’d have to sit apart for 3 and a half hours! That may have been her good deed for the day but all I could think about was that I lost all feeling in my ass somewhere around Nebraska. Thank you!
My first Sunday in LA found me on a golf course. I’m not good at sports, I was in the band in high school. Having said that; Jeff, Damon, Trevor and myself hit the course. I was slow to start and I didn’t get much better. To the point that these assholes behind us called the “golf police.” The “golf police” said we (Me) had to step it up. I’m bad but I wasn’t holding up anything. The people ahead of us were taking their good old time and it made us look bad. It was all down hill from there. Trevor won the game, Jeff won some money and Damon threw a partially filled can of beer at me. I’m still not sure why. I made some new Hollywood friends and found a new hatred for the game of golf.
When in Hollywood, Bob rents this car
We went to a Karaoke bar the next night. I love those places. This bar was great because there was only a handful of people in there. I sang my signature song, Welcome to the Jungle. They’re still talking about it.
I saw three movies:
1. Signs. Very, very good.
2. The Kid Stays in the Picture. I really enjoyed this film. Very entertaining.
3. XXX. Wow, not very good at all. Hollywood owes me nine dollars.
I went to a Dodger game. Jeff’s buddy Patrick hooked us up with great seats — ten rows back from the 3rd base line. Special thanks to Patrick — Thank you! Jeff, Jeff, Patrick and yours truly enjoyed some great food and a great game. I made a mistake that night that would haunt me for the next two days. While enjoying the game, I ate a huge bag of peanuts on an empty stomach.Oh my, not a smart move. That was a whole new kind of pain. Live and learn. The Dodgers beat Pittsburgh — can’t remember the score.
This is the first time I’ve had
my shirt off in public since 1983
I enjoyed eating In-n-Out Burger and Fat Burger, mmmmmmmm. Jeff and I went to the beach in Santa Monica. It was overcast that day, the water was cold but we went in anyway. I had so much fun!
On my last night, Jeff surprised me with a lovely dinner at Asia de Cuba, you know, right next to Sky Bar on the Sunset Strip. Incredible food, Incredible night. Special thanks to Jeff for a great vacation! Thank you.
Bob and Jeff before a night on the town
And now a new feature to BobBorden.com – I call it,
Bob Borden’s Celebrity Sightings:
Guess what famous actor was seen entering Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant wearing a hat and sunglasses? That’s right, Dodge spokesman, Edward Herrmann. Hey Edward, what’s with the shades?
It turns out that I’m not the only one that likes movies. Guess who was spotted at The Kid Stays in the Picture? That’s right, he played Luke Perry’s step-dad, Tony Marchette on 90210, I’m talking about Stanley Kamel. Nice running into you Stanley, good luck with Monk.
Asia de Cuba was the place to be last week. My head was spinning with all the celebrity action. Who’s that walking by our table? None other than Frank Stallone. What’s the matter Frank, too busy to say hi? I’m not positive but I think I sat in front of actor Doug E Doug. Hey, Doug, enough with the camera already, those flashes were giving me vertigo! Is that who I think it is? That’s right, NYPD Blue’s sexist Lieutenant, Esai Morales. I enjoyed your work on La Bamba.
And that’s Bob Borden’s Celebrity Sightings.Those were all true by the way.
That’s it. I’ll have more stories this week as I remember them. I’m back, we’re back. God Bless America.