You are looking at the lovely Smacksy, and she is sitting in the passenger seat of Bossy’s new borrowed husband:
Perhaps you’ve already heard about Bossy’s latest stunt, which is to fly 2400 miles in order to drive people around! But not just any people around! Fun people around! And those fun people are showing Bossy the sights, sounds, and tastes that are typically L.A.
Bossy’s adventure began on Monday, which was approximately ninety-six hours of no sleep ago, when Bossy’s friends at Ford dropped off her vehicle:
The first thing Bossy and her husband the Ford Focus did as a newly married couple was to drive to the cutest neighborhood in the world, which will remain nameless for security purposes, but it rhymes with Mouth Facadena:
And it was in a neighborhood exactly like this or possibly even this neighborhood where Bossy and the Ford Focus picked up Bossy’s friend Smacksy, but you can call her The Cutest Girl Who Ever Lived for short:
And then Bossy and Smacksy drove directly into a vat of meat on a soggy roll:
It’s Philippe’s, which is famous for its french dipped sandwiches, which makes all kinds of sense since the place is located in the heart of Chinatown.
Philippe’s serving concept is as follows: wait in line, break a sweat deciding between the beef or the pork, kick the sawdust around your feet, grab an empty table.
Ultimately Bossy ordered the beef french dipped sandwich, while Bossy’s friend Smacksy selected the turkey french dipped sandwich, hold the roll:
And while we’re on the subject of wads of cotton, the many different side orders are on display in the restaurant’s case:
Following lunch, Bossy and her friend Smacksy walked around Chinatown and perused the many stores offering their very unique wares:
And then Bossy said goodbye to Smacksy so Bossy could capture the following very iconic photo of the Hollywood sign:
Stay tuned for more exciting tales from Bossy’s Los Angeles Guest Rider series, which includes Malibu dolphins, George Clooney’s house, and Robert Culp!
Debby saysApril 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Woo Hoo! It’s on. Anxiously waiting for more. And by anxious, I mean anything to get me off the soccer field this weekend!
Marinka saysApril 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm
Love Smacksy! And Bossy! And Bossy Smacksy!
Angela@beggingtheanswer saysApril 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Uggghhh…. this is REALLY making me want to take a vacation 🙂
MomZombie saysApril 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Astute observation, Ms. Bossy. Why ARE all the Chinatowns the same?
Mary from Northern California saysApril 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm
I love Phillippe’s!!! One of their beef sanwiches is obligatory for any trip to SoCal. And I thought the baked apple story was funny…
Mary from Northern California saysApril 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Their sandwiches are good, too.
RuthWells saysApril 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm
The Clooney?! I are jealous!
Susan saysApril 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Ahhh, Phillipes! I grew up going there; it was a big event making the trek from Orange County into L.A., at least as a kid. (Of course, anything longer than a 5-minute drive is probably a “trek” when you’re 10 years old.)
When I was a kid, they had paper straws, even. And we had to walk in the snow to school uphill. Both ways.
No, seriously, they really did have paper straws. (And we’re talking the 1970’s, not 1940’s or anything!)
Mrs. Tuna saysApril 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Is Bossy going to do another no book tour? I only started reading her blog two days after she passed through Phoenix and missed my chase to meet a big start like her.
Smacksy saysApril 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm
You’re welcome back to Mouth Facadena anytime!
Suzi saysApril 8, 2011 at 6:28 pm
Robert Culp? Didn’t he die?
Denise saysApril 8, 2011 at 7:03 pm
Wanna know the best rental car tip EVER? Sit in the driver’s seat and look at the gas gauge. Find the little icon of the gas pump. Hey- what’s that little arrow next to it? It points to the side of the car with the gas fill hole. Yours, bossy, is on the right side of the car. Cool, no? Why did no one ever tell us about this?
Jean saysApril 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm
Oh, Mouth Facadena is the cutest town ever! I used to love visiting there. You’re making me nostalgic for my LA days (which is pretty impressive since I really didn’t much like my LA days).
Cecily saysApril 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm
That last photo made me giggle.
And can i just say it’s so very LA to order a sandwich without bread? 😀
GrandeMocha saysApril 9, 2011 at 1:19 am
You should have taken Smacksy to photograph the Hollywood sign. One could drive & one could take pictures.
Barb saysApril 9, 2011 at 1:37 am
Mouth Facedena – home of the tigers! Yeah!
Ann's Rants saysApril 9, 2011 at 9:43 am
This was so much better than Julie and Julia.
Olivia saysApril 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm
And now Olivia is thinking of (un) divorcing her husband and marrying a car, too.
Piper saysApril 9, 2011 at 8:11 pm
Bossy! Loved reading your first LA post!
Next time you do an (un)book tour anywhere, you must get your sweet hiney out to Salt Lake City.
LAUGH ALL YOU WANT, but I could show you a thing or two! AND FRY SAUCE. All the fry sauce a woman could ever want….
Biddy saysApril 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm
i think Ford should have you test drive a King Ranch F250 around Texas. and totally not for my own selfish reasons…ok, yeah, that was a lie. come back to texas!
mom2 saysApril 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm
I adore the Hollywood sign !
thatgirlblogs saysApril 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm
I noticed your sort of matching shoes in the sawdust.
PS – I have been to China twice, and it actually looks exactly like Chinatown. All of ’em.
Well Read Hostess saysApril 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm
Has anyone ever told Bossy that her friend Smacksy looks just like a cross between Valerie Bertinelli and Diane Lane? Oh. They have.
Good. Just checking.
foolery saysApril 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Hello, BOSSY. Discovered your blog while Googling “place to get pork in Mouth Facadena.” Your blog was the only one not blocked by my firewall.
Kidding. It’s me. Up here in Etc., bummed that you’re too far south. Or Mouth, whatever.
Julia Andrus Williams saysApril 11, 2011 at 6:56 pm
I agree with the above comment about driving through Texas. Texas is way more awesome than California – other than California has better beaches. And better scenery in general. And arguably better food and wine.
But, Texas. Texas is where it’s at.
Cristina saysApril 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm
Yummm…Phillipe’s. Whenever I go there I always buy extra sanwiches to take home for lunch for a few days. My grandparents actually met at Phillipe’s in the 1940’s.
Mr Farty saysApril 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm
Bossy’s blog ate my comment.