Monday, July 2, 2012

Sleep at Last!

I couldn't sleep most nights last week, Friday night was better. I only woke up a couple of times. I opened the office at 8:30 Saturday morning and stayed until 3. Damn, I was tired. When I got home, I laid down in the den, turned on my Kindle and got back into another book by Walter Mosley. Within a half hour I was sound asleep. Jan got me up two hours later. I drank a couple of glasses of water, stumbled around for a half hour and finally woke up. We grilled tilapia and had a nice light dinner.

We watched Pulp Fiction for the 5th time. Jan claims she has never seen the entire film all the way through, so we finished it on Saturday.  She covered her eyes during the "Adrenaline shot" scene.

I've eaten many times at Pan's where this scene was filmed.

Pann's is about 10 blocks east of the 405 on La Tijera Blvd, not far from LAX. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a full bar! The staff (and clientele) is a perfect demographic cross section of SoCal. So is the food. Chicken and Waffles kicks ass.

We went to bed early, I read for about 10 minutes and passed out. Woke up at 6, Jan was up at 7:30. We had breakfast and I was back in bed by 10, slept until noon. We are remodeling our kitchen and we needed new hardware for the cabinets, we hit Home Depot. While wandering around in the store I noticed a sale on commercial grade kitchen appliances. An entire kitchen full of stainless steel Wolf for the sale price of only $7,999.00. My parents only paid $6,500 for their first little GI Bill house and it came with a 6 burner, double oven gas stove! We went home after a stop at Inn and Out Burger and I had another nap. Watched HBO's Newsroom and hit the rack early again.

The only benefit of not sleeping last week was I was able to experience LA of the 40's-50's and 60's with Walter Mosley's 'Easy Rawlins", three of them back to back. “If I knew where I stood then I had a chance of getting where I was going.” -- Denzel Washington in "Devil in a Blue Dress"

I've started to read books in series, lately. I did all of the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' books, back to back. then 'Game of Thrones", then "The Hunger Games Trilogy" and now the "Easy Rawlins" Mysteries.

My reading will suffer but I need the sleep this week!


  1. That adrenaline shot scene is difficult to watch but the scene in the restaurant is a trip. Don't you think they were adlibbing some dialogue. As Judy said, Travolta's breakup looks too real.