But before I took sick to my bed I managed to meet up with Hiko, the editor of this blog, for a light lunch at O! Burger on Santa Monica Blvd. in the heart of WeHo (between Gaybucks and the Boner, er, Body Factory, a smoothie/wellness store). O! Burger is an upscale burger joint that uses only organic ingredients. Hiko had a turkey burger and side salad. I had a date shake and a cookie. Because I'm healthy like that. All was good and tasty, and the service was very nice. I find O! Burger to be pricey, but honestly, the food and service were great, so I will likely return. O! Burger was also a food sponsor of the 2008 Hot In Hollywood benefit, so they deserve our business!
Later that night Smooth Money dragged me out of my apartment where I was experiencing chills and night sweats (time to wash my Snuggie...again) and we hoofed it up the Boulevard to The Foxtail Lounge (between the Troubador and Dan Tana's) where my friend Jamie Carson was celebrating her birthday. Smooth Money and I really wanted to see this bar, because we'd read a story about how they had fired a cocktail waitress for getting fat! After experiencing the Foxtail in person, I can see why they would've fired a waitress for getting "fat." That place is lame. But it was fun to see my friends there. I just wish I could've heard my friends too ;-) I'd say that I'm too old for the Foxtail, but that kind of club has never been my thing.
My good little dog, Dr. Bombay was really sweet on Sunday. Usually I walk him for 2 hours that day, but since I was sick, he got no exercise. But like a trooper, he stayed by my side and was very good about it. One of the reasons (I think) he was such a trooper, was that he gets worn out from all the exercise he gets during the week! I walk him for an hour every morning and then to top that, I have found the most wonderful dog behaviorist in town, her name is Jackie Cronin. Jackie (pictured above) has been working with my dog 4 days a week and it's paying off! Dr. Bombay came to me with some serious neurosis, and once he got a load of my neurosis too, he started to make some trouble. And Jackie has magically turned him around. And she's helped me handle him better! If you need a good canine coach, I cannot recommend Jackie enough! She is A--MAZING. And she's totally cute. Please visit her website at www.jackiecronin.com. You will be glad you did.