View From a Hotel Window, 1/27/19: West Hollywood

My hotel room overlooks a dog park, how cool is that?

As I believe I noted before, I’m here in town for a couple of days to have meetings and schmooze and maybe even see a friend or two, as one would here in the City of the Angels. Should be fun.

How was your weekend? Tell all!

22 Comments on “View From a Hotel Window, 1/27/19: West Hollywood”

  1. cypheroftyr – Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives. Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.

    Trying to survive this cold weather, played D&D and did some writing for RPG company. Now enjoying a home cooked meal.

  2. Well, we just had lunch with a friend of ours, Barry Hansen (Dr Demento), who was in town (Portland) for the weekend, which I think is also pretty cool. :)

  3. I was a little bit sick over the weekend, so that wasn’t great. I didn’t have anywhere that I had to be Saturday though, so I did my usual “sick day” routine of watching Star Wars, eating soup, and napping.

  4. A dog park, eh? I missed that while I was asking myself where you were staying that had a view of the Psycho house and Sigourney Weaver’s apartment building from Ghostbusters. But I could be wrong.

  5. I have to admit that it wasn’t quite Chamber of Commerce weather down Florida way today. It was a cold washout. Worked on the manuscript I have been farting around with.

    Hope the rest of y’all are warm and safe.

  6. You know the weather’s been bad when 24 degrees feels warm. Welcome to winter in Ohio. Hope you’ll miss the nasty cold temps we’ll be getting starting Tuesday night.

  7. Putting a pocket door into a 1930 era home in Pasadena, but if you REALLY need (or just really really need) anything, like a burrito delivery, let me know!

  8. Felt oddly productive, despite missing out on a sunny day, by starting to compose at dawn, in a donut shop, and going right up until battery failure on my laptop, right when I was finished, at 3:00 p.m.

    I was writing an essay inspired by folk singer Billy Bragg being able to gently sing of respectfully walking in the shoes of a retired fellow voting for Brexit, even though Billy himself surely voted against Brexit. I liked how Billy wasn’t into polarized politics.

  9. I spent the weekend finishing my promotion portfolio for Professor. I just completed the last document and have the whole thing saved on a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM is currently hanging on my office door with instructions to submit it in case I’m hit by a bus tomorrow.

  10. It’s a nice window view, the beautiful and full of fresh air.

  11. My weekend was pretty good. On Saturday we took a hike at Glacier Ridge, a local metro park. The kids had a blast playing on the snow encrusted obstacle course. We also spent some cozy time in front of a toasty fire at home. Who can complain?

  12. That building somehow reminds me of the “Tower of Terror” (which was also a Hollywood hotel). If it was me, I would avoid the elevators and stick to the stairs…

  13. @Pianoman, that’s the Sunset Tower Hotel. It has an interesting Wikipedia page.

  14. Glad you arrived safely on the next stage of your journeyings. I hope that all goes swimmingly with whatever it is you are doing, or at least that you have a lot of fun. If Ohio is as cold as my part of the world is, you might consider staying in California for a few days longer.

    My weekend was fine, thanks for asking. I basically cocooned in a semi-successful attempt to dodge the sub-zero wind chills. Made a pot of stew, drank hot tea, cuddled cats, read books – you know, the usual routine when it’s negative 23 Fahrenheit outdoors. Wish I could continue that all week, as we’re expecting wind chills in the negative 50-degree range by Wednesday, but since I prefer to continue eating and keeping a roof over my head, I’ll be working to earn the wherewithal required for both activities.

  15. I spent my weekend much like any other days. That’s the kind of thing that can happen after retirement.. It was pretty cold, for South Carolina values of cold, so I didn’t go outside much. One new thing, was getting organized for this year’s Month of Letters.

  16. Took a new camera (Toyo 45A) for a spin yesterday. It’s an older camera and I wanted to make sure there are no light leaks and everything worked as it should. I’ll develop the film later this week.

  17. Hi John,

    I just finished reading Redshirts, and I loved it. I have read several of your books recently, including the first 3 Old Man’s War books, and just wanted to say that I loved them all. Can’t wait to start the next one.


  18. Spent weekend house sitting in Magalia. Fire came within 30 yards of the house I was sitting and the one next door that I have pics of up on Facebook.🐺🐺🐺

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