Category: Drive Bys

Drive Bys: Street Signs Are My Prozac

I had a rough week, people. I’m not gonna lie.  I know it all looks easy: the brilliant writing career, supermodel looks, mad driving skills & amazingly supportive, check writing readers, but sometimes even I get down. And this week, I did.  But then I saw this: And I lit up.  Apparently I was only two letters and a roll of yellow duct tape away...

Drive Bys: I Saw The Signs & They’re Hilarious

I’m noticing a little trend. The more street art increases in popularity, the more popular defacing street signs becomes. Now, I’m not condoning vandalism, but… I’m certainly not disputing it either. For, frankly, these newly tweaked road signs are far more engaging than their traditional counterparts: I mean, of course I’m gonna stop, because it’s the perfect time for me to Google ‘anagram.’ Not only...

Drive Bys: Housekeeping By Hooters

My daughter told me it was real. I figured she was bluffing.  It couldn’t be true. But then, I saw it.  With my very own eyes. The Topless Maid Van: (Parked in front of my local Target, nonetheless) Now I could get all worked up about women being exploited, men being pigs, etc. Or, I could laugh my ass off. And I chose the latter, thank...

Drive Bys: Roadside Rock Star

Despite its sunshine & smiling faces, LA can be a tough place to live. Particularly if, like many of us, you came to the City Of Angels with big dreams because (spoiler alert!) they don’t always come true. What happens to these disheartened dreamers?  Well, most simply move to the 909. Others stay in LA to engage in endless plastic surgery or become relentless stage parents. Sometimes, luckily...

Drive Bys: What Is Street Art?

LA is full of dynamic, museum-quality, first-rate street art. We've got some Shepard Fairy floating around–  that's fantastic.  Banksy's been here, or so I'm told.  That's great if you're into that kind of stuff.  I think that's beautiful. But you know what is equally beautiful? This: Because while art is important, making me laugh at an intersection is equally valuable.  Especially because I've thought of those lyrics a million...

Drivebys: The World’s Happiest Hobo

It’s Monday morning, and I’m on my way to my miserable job. I’m tired, vaguely hungover and horribly under caffeinated.  I glance over to the guy next to me and he’s is equally uninspired, and he’s behind the wheel of a GT3! It’s clear that the Monday blahs are in full effect and there’s no cure in sight… As I get a few car lengths...