Thursday, May 10, 2007

ZX Never Has A Dull Day

I went to Home Depot and got lumber to make shelves. After having it cut and picking the stain, I found them prefab for a quarter the cost. But, if you're going to make shelves, you kind of HAVE to sand and get dirty, don't you? Isn't that the fun of being alive?

I went to meet a friend for lunch at Papa Cristo's, which is a hole in the wall market serving the most scrumptious Greek food this side of the Mediterranean. My favorite waiter told me they'd hired a new bus boy and he was telling him how as an infant he'd been separated from his family in the Greek earthquake of 1953 and sold by a scandalous judge. THE BUSBOY WAS HIS LONG LOST COUSIN!!! He just got back from meeting his mother and five brothers for the first time. If you ever lose faith, this is the kind of thing that will give you a good old fashioned poke in the peach cleft.

Anyway, the friend I was meeting is a director. He was telling me about all the exciting projects he's working on, and every time he would get particularly het up, yoink, I would snag an errant lamb chop and he would look perturbed, but go right on talking. I interrupted him to tell him that someone had contacted me about starring in his late father's comic book movie. Suddenly, I got a lot more glamorous and important and the disappearing lamb chops were no longer an issue.

I got rear ended on the 101 yesterday. No matter what is going on in your life, in a fraction of a second, WHACK! It gets exponentially worse. My best friend just suffered a hit and run, so I basically clogged up the freeway and suspiciously wrote down the license plate number before I glanced up to see the cutest little 16 year old girl mouthing horrified, "I'M SOOO SORRY!" It was her first accident and I wanted to let it go but the rental car she was in was destroyed, so I gave her a hug instead.

In regard to the Russian actress I'm working with and her accidents. All three of the drivers she rear ended WERE named Mike. The girl who hit me was named Mika, so maybe there is something to her theory.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Car accidents suck! I'm sure she was a mess though. Had to be ubber scary for her. Glad both are safe though.

I happy to see someone else use "yoink" when snagging other peep's food. Glad I'm not the only one influenced by Tom and Jerry cartoons!

TB

Anonymous said...

Hey ZX! I read somewhere you're Dominique Swain. When are you going to reveal who are? Love your columns. I will miss them.

mookie said...

aww zx, you're sweet. hugging it out w/ the 16 yr. i'm sure calmed her a bit. poor kid.

way to go!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:30, don't be a jackass. Amen.

TB

Anonymous said...

austin tries so f-ing hard... i want to slap him... wannabe... ugh
he brings jakey down
probably tries to give him metro style tips

Anonymous said...

oops wrong place for the austin post... sorry

ddog said...

DS just signed up for another movie - if ZX were here, I would think she's of posted...

http://worldofkj.com/news/news.php?tid=30276

I'm telling you, its Ali Larter.

ddog said...

Crud ... "If ZX were HER...

sahm said...

I just read somewhere that Ali Larter has a boyfriend. But you never know how accurate that information was, I think it was in US Weekly. :)

Anonymous said...

Awww...nice gesture to hug the young girl.

bionic bunny! said...

that whole thing about mike. names DO run a circle in one's life.
my pool cleaner is named steve.
i mean the auto cleaner robot thingy. and he LURVES me. kinda weird. and TMI.
ZX, i once had an incident where someone made an illegal left turn in front of me, and her passanger was thrown from the car (no seat belt) in the rain. the driver was out and cussing me out the whole time i was getting a beach towl out of the trunk to cover her poor friend.
i got sued.

curious_cailyn said...

Hi d! Another highly entertaining & sweet post. (I love me some Home Depot, too.)

Is CLL all healed/feeling better now? (You out there, C??) That musta really sucked... :0

kisses.

LC said...

1st Sorry for getting rear-ended (with a car that is, LOL)

2nd you were so kind to the girl that was sweet of you.

3rd Eat those Lamb chop, baby.

4th that is so cool about the busboy and waiter story

5th yep I had a similar experience at Home Depot too.

6th Keep up these great and funny posts!

Jerry said...

"Poke in the peach cleft?"

Shouldn't have used that one, ZX. Now I know for sure your secret identity. I think I'll start calling you Clark Kent.

amy said...

hmmmm, jerry. don't be too sure. our girl is very smart and capable of subterfuge--but i see where you're coming from.

i wouldn't be able to leave an errant lamb chop alone either!!

Rachel said...

aw, Bionic! that really blows. Boo!!stupid cars. well, i love mine, but yeah, they're lots of trouble.

I also commend you, ZX, for 'hugging it out', I seem to cry every time I have any sort of fender bender. Although I try to get myself to just laugh when I hit a curb. Oddly that has happened A LOT in my driving career.

Anonymous said...

How can it be Ali Larter when she's on Heroes, and will continue to be on Heroes based on the "5 years later ep"?

Jerry said...

amy said...

jerry. don't be too sure. our girl is very smart and capable of subterfuge--but i see where you're coming from.


Too obscure for even the most subterfuginous among Hollywood's young'ns. If I was a betting man, I'd bet an entire dollar we got our girl.

ZX, stop grinning.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:30, don't be a jackass. Amen.

TB

12:44 PM

Hey TB....Take your own advice. I don't know why you would think he or she is being a jackass.

Anonymous said...

i adore home depot. i used to spend hours there, looking at wood, door bolts, jigsaw blades etc. i'm the type to buy 500 bucks worth of raw materials and then put on overalls, make a HUGE mess, and lose interest a short while later. so, here's hoping you're nothing like i am, and that you complete your shelves. (note: i know it sounds retarded and obvious, but after finding out the hard way i must advise you not to sand anything indoors, even if you wear a mask. actually, i also advise you not to stain indoors, that was also a biiig mistake)
lexi