Sunday, October 21, 2007

Will Walk For Charity

What a week! Work was busy, I got a cold, and walked for charity! It was fun... let's start off with some fun pics:
Vince organized a night out at the movies with a ton of fun people - we saw the re-release of Blade Runner! Julie Miss Flava, Loveable Kirsten, "Nice Shoes, Roomba" Angela, Robb and Tanya, David and Kathy, and Dao came out! It was a lot of fun. The Landmark is one of the best theaters around!
I had to get a special pic with my homegirl Dao since I missed taking a pic at my party over the weekend. :) Thursday night I was not drunk, so, I remembered. *
*Whenever I say drunk, I mean reading the bible.

Friday David came up and we went to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age with my short film BFF's Marc and Erin (Who was doing her best Elizabeth-serious-face in this photo):
It was such a great movie! The best part of the evening was when we were at dinner (Kate Mantilini's on Wilshire) and were laughing really hard - and the old couple behind us banged on the wooden divider and told us to be quiet!! LOL! I was like "Seriously? It's a restaurant people, come ON!". They got pretty loud later in the dinner, so we made molotov cocktails and ... wait, Lawyer said not to talk about this.

Ahem... Saturday I met up with Trent and Kirst for a comedy night (Un-Cabaret) at M Bar in Hollywood for an evening of laughs, featuring Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe on 24). It was a fun night, great seeing T & K but it was less standup comedy and more actors telling various stories of the biz.
The famed Extendo-Arm got it's use again:
And there was much rejoicing.

Sunday morn I got my booty outta bed at 7am (Hell hath freezen over), and went out to do some good - I participated in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles! It was as an AMAZING experience and I am so glad I participated in it.
Did I mention a few hundred thousand of my closest friends attended? :)
And of course, BFF's Angela and Matt came out and did the walk with me, and raised a bunch of money too!

Unfortch Ang couldn't hold it and had to use a porta potty:
She didn't like it. Notsomuch.

I got hungry after about a block of walking and attacked a donut shop:
Mmmmh, jelly filled.
Matt and I found an awesome sign, and decided to call it:
ROCK! It totally worked. Altho it was a *little* awkward when Angela picked up her phone.
We still hooked up tho.

Did I mention there was a lot of people there?
Uh huh. To cope with it, Ang performed yoga in the park:
Which really consisted of her standing still and occasionally taking a drink from "Mr. Happy Flask".

I got sleepy and took a nap:
Mr. Happy Flask is to blame for it ALL.

Along the way there was ALL kinds of food and entertainment - live bands, moving bands, free water/gatorade/bananas/etc., even ice cream sandwiches at one point!
The walk was 6.2 miles, and I think it's possible to gain weight on it. ;)

Walking by Beverly Center!
This girl was drumming up a storm, which was pretty funny.
Along the way they had people cheering for you, which was fun/funny - all the kids would yell "YEAH! KEEP GOING! YOU ROCK!" etc etc as you walked by. It was pretty entertaining.

They blocked off a good portion of LA, it was pretty crazy - nonstop stream of people!

On the way back, Angela spotted a nice little stream of bottles:
Unable to resist her temptation, she stopped and grabbed as many as she could:

"LOOK! This one has some kinda strange liquid in it! SWEET!"

At first I read this sign, and thought it said "Ladies Student Union", cuz those girls were screaming LOUD!
Then I realized it said "Latino Student Union", which made me feel very non-racist for jumping to that conclusion. Only sexist. WOO!

Ang and Matt had a hard time keeping up with "all the damn people walking so fast" and took a break on the curb:
Walking is tough, people!

Some people were handing out condoms, which Angela happily grabbed:
We had to slowly explain to her what they were, and that you don't in fact keep them in your mouth. Virgins are so funny. I heart her innocence... ahh, to be 17 again.

Just to be cute, I gave her ear a lil nibble on the way back:
The awesome part was that we freaked people out who were walking by us. Mission: ACCOMPLISHED!
Angela found two people to pose with, and was jealous of "The tall clown lady with sexy legs".

Slightly jealous of her hogging the camera, I found someone to take a photo with:
HAL SPARKS! An insanely talented actor and comedian (he's on VH1's shows all the time, and did Talk Soup for years), I randomly ran into him on the way out. I heart LA! His girlfriend was very nice and offered to take the photo so I didn't overuse my Extendo-Arm powers.

Declaring a truce, we decided to do Stalker Eyes (TM): AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES 2007 STYLE!

D: "GRRR I will stalk you the whole race! RAWR!"
A: "Tee-hee I feel pretty!"
D: IN THE SKY! Is that a bird? Plane? My Extendo-Arm?
A: I keep staring, but I all I see is nerd. AAAAGH it burnnsssssss......

I know, ouch, right? Angela made it up to me by tripping Faith Ford and slowing her down enough to get a photo with me - friends are the best!

Faith rocks! She was sooo nice! She co-sponsored the event and helped put it together. A bunch of celebs were there to support the event.

Did I mention there were a lot of people there?

And oh yeah, the cops were hella bored. :) Most peaceful, nice crowd ever! Everyone was so cool.

We finally made it to the end, and Ang and Matt skipped their way through the finish line:
I threw up in my mouth a little.

I did the Rocky run over the finish line:
"aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh" with Spirit Fingers....

I had an amazing day and thank you SO MUCH to all my incredible friends and family who contributed to my walk. I raised an astounding $830 (!!!!!) for the event and I couldn't be prouder. Thanks to everyone for being so generous and donating to such a great cause. YOU ROCK! I heart you all.

Just because my weekend wasn't crazy enough, and because I always drag Kirsten to hang out with the guys on testosterone filled nights, we switched it up for some estrogen and met up with Ang (God, I never see her anymore) and my Toluca Twins/BFF's Heather and Nancy!

We saw The Brave One, which was pretty meh. Jodie Foster was all strong-angry-killer-woman in it and it had some pretty unintentionally funny moments.

We Pinkberry De-Virginized H&N later that night, and from what I understand they are now fans! They even posed with Meryl "Big head" Streep!

Nancy got so sloshed off the Pinkberry she started doing a dance and cheer poses:
Much to our delight.

She then decided to do "The most amazing thing you've ever seen":

Whoaaaaaaaaaaa! I heart gymnast acrobat writers!
Kirst and I were a little scared by them:And things got weird.
Yeah, I know, crazy attracts crazy... what can I say?
I'm blessed with such cool peeps! It's back to work and another busy arse week - but who knows what Halloween Weekend shall hold... :)

Peace out!


Keith said...

You know, it's because of people like you that it took me more than twenty minutes to get to the dry cleaners on Sunday. You're just lucky you were raising money for a good cause, otherwise I just might have had to run you all down...and I kid you not, twenty minutes to get from Melrose and Genesee to SMB and Flores. I probably should have just done the walk and dropped off my clothes along the way...would've probably been faster.

Karina said...

Darion I love that you have such a great heart along with so many to get out and do a little something for someone else in need and then what I really love is that you can be a complete nut while doing it!!!!!!!!!! Take care, from what did you call me on International Day Blog? Oh yeah your Latin Friend!