I helped P-man move into his new apartment. It has a beautiful view. You can see all of L.A..
"Isn't it great?" he asked. "You can see everything."
"Yeah," I agreed, and leaned on the balcony wall. "I can see Hollywood Boulevard."
"And look!" he pointed. "There's the Observatory!"
"Yeah," I smiled.
I enjoyed looking over the world of Los Angeles. I'm glad my brother has a beautiful apartment. I am also glad I get to argue about Jay Z's new album with my other brother, P-nauh, who thinks he knows everything.
"You hear how he used punctuation?"
"Poets have been doing that for years."
My brother clicked on another track, "This is the one with Beyonce. It's not that good."
"This is the best one so far."
"Nah, man. This sucks."
"I like love songs."
Pan makes a face.
"How about we do the Velociraptor Song?" I ask him, and dance with short arms like a T-rex. "Wouldn't that be a hit? The raptor! The raptor! The velociraptor!"
My brother laughs, then shakes his head.
"You don't want to make a video?" I ask, still dancing.
"This is a good song," he says, ignoring me. "I like the beat. Dre did it."
I listen. It doesn't do much for me. Maybe, I'm an idiot. I don't get why Jay Z came back from retirement anyway. It seems like a gip. Why didn't he just manage Def Jam and call it a day?
"You hear what he said? Kingdom Come! He's the King of Hip Hop!"
"I don't know about that," I rolled me eyes. "I'm just not feeling it."
I didn't press my brother though. If he likes the album, he likes it. I just prefer Cyndi Lauper anyway. Why not some Arrested Development? What ever happened to "Walk Like a Dinosaur?" I'm going to bring it back. I just needed an accomplice.
Luckily, Dacheux called at that very moment. I had her on speakerphone.
"Hey, little buddy," she says.
"Hey, big buddy," I say.
"How about an executive meeting?"
"Sounds good to me."
"Okay. I'll be over in a little bit."
We must have said some other stuff, or maybe it was just the way Stacy and I chit-chat, but Panauh was laughing his ass off.
"What's so funny?"
"You guys are so funny," he laughed, and covered his mouth.
I smiled. Then I got ready. It was time for an executive meeting. I walked down to the 7-11 and got a turkey sandwich. I ate it and sat on the rail outside. Pretty soon, I could see Stace making her way down Hollywood. That's when I stepped off to meet her.
"Hey, little bud," she said, and hugged me.
"Hey, blocky ock a too," I said.
"You ready for a little executive meeting?"
"Yeah," I said.
We walked all the way to the Arclight. We got tickets and sat at our favorite booth. That's when the meeting started.
"I want a cosmopolitan," Stacy told the waiter.
"What's in those?" I asked.
"Triple Sec, Grenadine, and Vodka."
"I want the same thing," I told the waiter.
After we had our share of alcoholic beverages, we went into the theater for a little Holiday movie. It was pretty cute. We both liked Kate Winslet. We thought she was cute.
"She is," Stacy smiled.
"Yes," I agreed. "I like her."
We talked about other things. Special executive meeting stuff. Top secret, you know? About projects, dreams, and our special times seeing bad romantic comedies together.
"I love seeing these kinds of movies with you," Stacy said. "I wouldn't ever see them if it wasn't for you."
"Neither would I," I laughed.
We walked back down Hollywood. Stacy pointed out the hybrids in the car lot.
"Look! Field of hybrids!"
I smiled. She was right. A whole field of them. Then we kept walking. It was 4 more blocks until we got home. We hugged and she was off. I stepped inside, checked some emails, and then called Lotus Blossom 75. She was excited to meet me on Saturday.
"I want to kiss you," she said.
"That's how it starts," I said.
Lotus Blossom giggled.
Now I am going to bed. Jim has sent me poems. I will read them and sleep.
Tomorrow I will start again.