Oh, Hello. I mean this in both the sheepish “yes, I know I have been slacking on my blog writing” as well as a lead in to tell you that I saw the most hilarious play, “Oh Hello,” last night. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney (if you don’t know who they are, we can’t be friends) reprise their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Germaine, two 70-year-old men, living together on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They begin by sharing their excitement to be at this small theater on Hollywood and Vine, the Montalban, next to Katsuya Izakaya. Izakaya–the art of taking dirty shrimp and covering it with mayo. I won’t even try to recite the many snort-worthy lines because it won’t do them justice. We then see a play within a play, one that George has written titled “We’re Us, You’re You, Let’s Talk.” But first, they poke fun at common play-tropes, like the one sided phone call. “Hello. The police? No that is who you are!” and then they launch into their play about two old men who are about to lose their Upper West Side rent controlled apartment which has been a reasonable $700 a month, unless they figure out a way to make some money. This will eventually leads to the integration of the sketch that started it all, “Too Much Tuna,” a prank show on public cable access TV in which their guests are surprised with a sandwich that has too much tuna. Why is that funny, you ask? See for yourself:
If you are in LA this weekend, I highly recommend getting tickets. Also, I take back my previous comment about us not being friends. As long as you promise to familiarize yourself with this duo, we can continue our relationship.
This past weekend my friend from abroad came to visit me. To be clear, this is not a friend who currently lives abroad somewhere that would allow me to book a vacation and assume free lodging at her place. This is my friend whom I met while studying abroad in Australia. She lives in Chicago. Glad we straightened that out. Both of us are very into health, fitness and the latest diet/weight-loss/eat-this-now trends so we spent a lot of time shopping this weekend. But unlike when most girls say they went shopping, we didn’t cruise the mall. No Bloomies for us. We browsed the aisles of three health-focused, Whole Food-esque supermarkets here in LA: Sprouts, Lassens Natural Foods and Erewhon. I’m pretty in the know, but my friend taught me about one food trend that I wasn’t aware of. Did you know that collagen, which you usually associate with plastic faces like the Kardashians and the new face of Renee Zellweger, is actually great for you if you eat it? It helps strengthen your hair, lubricate your joints, and tighten your aging skin. We found these little treats, Beauty Sweeties, at Lassens and let me say, they are a must-try! Any excuse to eat a gummy, I’m in. Sometimes too in… I can no longer purchase gummy vitamins due to my inability to adhere to the recommended dosage.