I'm tremendously grateful for my work. I write about Los Angeles culture and trends and such for NBC LA, and travel for NBC Bay Area and San Diego (as well as LA). In short, I love helping people find new ways to spend their leisure time.

Writing about a fictional LA hotel and motel while also covering the real city has not been a challenge; the two simply don't cross in my mind, even though I do, on occasion, write about the Miracle Mile area for work, where the Wilshire/Fairfax intersection is located.

But sometimes I laugh, as I type, such as when I recently covered a saber-toothed cat puppet show at the Page Museum, next to the La Brea Tar Pits. (This thing is COOL; the massive puppet was created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. PS I LOVE puppets. Obsessed.)

Very early that morning I'd written a scene with the Wilfair people involving the tar pits. And as I wrote about the puppet I thought, "awww, I want Fair and friends to meet this furry guy. Or what if Monty got a side job here as a puppeteer, to raise cash to make his movie? Or what if a saber-toothed cat lived inside The Wilfair? "

I can be silly.

photo: Page Museum


Chiara said...

That puppet looks amazing!! At first I thought it was a real big cat and I was sort of at a loss of words because poor thing! And maybe poor people as well.

Haha, I can totally see one of these living inside the Wilfair! It would go wonderful with that ferris wheel and no pool.

Wilfair Book said...

It is rather amazing. I like the idea of animals long gone from our planet coming to life before kids' eyes (rather than just appearing on a page or screen). Although there is a note on the museum's web site that little children might find this guy scary. I can see that, a toothy, giant cat.

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