Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Outside the Bubble

Temp X knows he spends all too much time thinking about Hollywood -- his screenplays, his blog, finding an agent (hint!), television. Well, as many of you know, Temp X is taking his first vacation in years. And I just wanted to report from outside the Hollywood bubble and how I've been able to successfully escape any thoughts of Hollywood.

Yesterday Temp X took his first surfing lesson. There's something fantastic about climbing atop the board, wading out into the ocean and wiping out for the first time. But sadly the outing ended prematurely as he got stung by a jellyfish. Fortunately Temp X remembered the episode of FRIENDS when Chandler faced a similar pain and he had Monica pee on him. Oh, Crap! Thinking about Hollywood. Ok, I'm sure that's just a one-time thing.

With an arm recovering (vinegar substitutes well for pee), Temp X went back to his hotel room only to hear an infectious tune emanating from the television (maid left the tube on). It was none other than the theme to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. As the credits ran, Temp X realized he'd temped for the production company. He remembered that day, not so fondly. Dammit. Thinking about Hollywood again. Alright. That´s surely the last time.

So finally Temp X went to an ocean-side bar. No interruptions there. Just beer, an appetiser and miles of sand would occupy his thoughts. Finally freedom. That all held true until...Lakers-Celtics. The epicenter, ground zero of Hollywood for the night. And worse yet, the Lakers won. Will this vacation never end!

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