Sunday, May 29, 2011

Larry King and Animotion

Jamming at Larry King's
I  have a friend who has a blog with an epitaph that states, "proof that crazy attracts crazy". Now, I've only known her for a couple of months and "crazy" wasn't the first adjective I thought of in reference to B. However, I think that if my blog had an epitaph, it'd be "proof that stories find the writer".

 Proof is in the following pudding:

LK's house
A friend invited me to a luncheon/pitch for the latest miracle diet food (Xocai chocolate--which tasted like dark chocolate. YUM. Even the shake was de-LISH), which happened to be held at the famous talk-show host, Larry King's house.

It's one of 4 homes across the country and I daresay you could fit 5 of my house in it. It had 7 bedrooms that I counted, a great room with draperies the size of a small football field, manicured lawns and landscaping.

I saw rooms with photographs of Larry King with famous people, like George W. Bush and his wife, and a 1/2 dozen awards for his talk-show and other things.

LK's backyard
I played the gaping, bug-eyed fan like a pro. I don't even really have any specific reason to be wow-ed by Larry King, I mean, sure he's excellent at what he does, but I am not his number one fan or anything, and yet I couldn't help but turn into a darn tourist in the man's home. I couldn't even help but check out the storage closet. (Hey, don't judge me! The door was wide open and the light was on and we had permission to check out the house.) The King's have the coolest decorations. Plus, I found my 2nd husband, so...bonus.

My back up plan...

If only I had been smearing on lipstick too. Then I would really be a CRAZY FAN.

So we (a group of about 7 ladies and the 2 guys who were pitching the biz) sit down to lunch and I had my first sushi ever. AWESOME! During the meal, the 2 guys introduce themselves as Paul, former lead vocals of Animotion, and Jared, Larry King's brother in law.  Inasmuch as we couldn't let the Animotion thing go, Jared whipped out his laptop and played us the youtube version of one of Paul's hits, "Room to Move".

Paul's hair looks way better now, btw. He still looks like he's got some show business in him--with his long-sleeved blue pattern shirt, jeans, and narrow Buddy Holly glasses. Later, I youtubed Animotion and found this popular song. (This song I knew.)

Paul also told us that he wrote the song for the opening credits of Scarface. I told him he should've led with that, and in my head, I kept repeating "say hello to my little friends" at various points in the conversation. Example:

PAUL: Here's a variety of chocolates; an orange flavored one and the nugget.

MY HEAD: Say hello to my little friends.
PAUL: That was Kim Bassinger and Dan Akroyd in the music videos.

MY HEAD: Say hello to my little friends.
PAUL: If you don't get enough fiber in your diet, the chocolate is full of fiber. And if when I started taken it...we'll lets be real. I fart.

MY HEAD: Say hello to my little friends.
Oh boy, did I have fun.

Paul and Jared were a riot. They sure know how to deliver a pitch. I mean Paul said he was a millionaire now, and both pulled up in twin Mercedes. It was very James Bond...if James Bond were a  performer from 1984 or a fit golfer in a past life.

I think I will be trying the chocolate. I mean how do you say no to charisma like that? You don't.'s diet. Chocolate.


  1. First sushi EVER?!? I love sushi. When we move in together, we will have sushi ALL THE TIME! That sentence was perfectly fine while it was still inside my head.

    Anyways- What are you thinking? Xochai? Did I spell that right? Miracle diet food? Ridiculous. So, do you have to keep eating/drinking it forever or you'll gain all of your weight back?

    Is it 'all natural'? Because guess what? Vegetables are all natural too. So is lean protein. And fruits. And whole grains.

    I'm sure the pitch was carefully worded with scientific sounding terms that made perfect sense to you. But remember that these are sales pitches aimed at getting you to buy something so they can make money. Maybe it's just the skeptic inside of me, but I think you should stick to calorie counting and exercise to lose your last 14 pounds.

  2. Tex, When me move in together, you can make me all the sushi you want. I will be helpless against your culinary prowess.

    As far as you feeling the need to protect me from the evil businessmen, no worries. I totally think miracle diets are bogus. I kinda expect this one to flop too, however, I've been in a kind of a rut since Vegas, so on the other hand I hope it works. As far as the weigh coming back once I stop, which I will, I have been steadily losing weigh for the past 3 years and haven't gained it back ('cept for a 5 lbs.) I have faith in my self-resolve.

    Don't worry. I'm as skeptical as they come.

  3. Diet chocolate....sounds amazing. Let us know how it goes! :)



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