Friday, 23 March 2012

March 21st-22nd, 2010 pt.2

We continued on our tour along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and met a few interesting people like…

Hmmm...I wonder what he has to say.

Is that a Walther PPK in your pocket or you're just happy to see me?

The Kodak Theatre is where the Oscar Awards take place
The Chinese Theatre; a historic landmark of Hollywood
A distinctive feature of the Chinese Theatre is the concrete blocks at the entrance, which bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of movie celebrities.

Go!  Get to the chopper!
The hills are alive...
The Cooler King
Et cetera!  Et cetera!  Et cetera!
2 parts ginger ale, one part orange juice, and a small quantity of grenadine

You really like me, you really like me!

We stopped over at Trader Joe’s to grab a bite for lunch.  It was here when I got a text message from Cord telling us where to meet him tonight.  He had to help out a photographer who wanted to expand his portfolio by taking stunt shots; specifically shots that involve Cord to be lit on fire.  Come again?  You’re gonna be lit on fire?  This journey never seizes to amaze me, you never know what you’re gonna get.  We arrived at the photographer’s house in the evening and met Cord and his wife there.  I’ve said this before; it’s a neat feeling to reunite with someone we’ve met earlier on, especially from afar.  The photo shoot was to take place in the photographer’s backyard.  I had to question the safety of this stunt because the house didn’t look all that big from the outside; I can’t imagine his backyard will have enough room to ignite a person on fire.  Boy was I ever wrong; never judge a book by its cover.  The house might’ve lacked a 2nd floor, but gained immensely in square footage depth-wise for a place that’s in the middle of suburbia.  The patio was massive and included a full size swimming pool.  Cord brought 4 crew members to help out with the stunt.  Even I got to participate; I was in charge of dousing Cord with the fire extinguisher after he was lit on fire. 

A few shots of one of the guys performing a fire breathing stunt

A funny shirt from one of the crew members who worked in Thailand

The moment we’ve been all waiting for.  Cord performed the stunt 4 or 5 times for the photographer to get the right shot.  After he was lit, he had to jump off from a 10-foot ladder into the pool which was freezing cold at the time.

The next day called for some much needed rest.  We hung out with Cord and his wife at his place in Santa Monica.  Amanda and I made a side trip to Kroger to buy ingredients for a fruit salad and a few bottles of wine from Trader Joe’s for tonight’s dinner.

We finished the evening with a nice leisurely stroll along the beach, all of us a little tipsy of course.

Concrete memories.
C’mon baby light my fire.
O’ drama rama.

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