that’s a 1976 German syrah

3/31/04

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The picture above gives you a good idea of the massive pile or mountains that separate the insane, toxic, seductive basin of Los Angeles with the vastness of the Rest of California. You follow that road clear into the center of those staggering hills, go over the Tejon Pass, and if your car is still working, you can speed up the backbone of the Sierras to Napa Valley, where my dad and stepmom live.

I took this trip because my entire cast

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  1. Rhonda

    Not a bad place to spend two days stewing. We spent at least a couple weekends a year meandering the Silverado trail when we lived in CA. Each season brings something new to Napa valley – Enjoy your visit.

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  2. oliver

    Artistic license notwithstanding, I believe that–geologically and/or cartographically speaking–it would have been the backbone of the Coast Range, rather than the Sierra Nevada, that you were speeding up to Napa.

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  3. oliver

    “I have been SCOOPED SO MANY TIMES over the last five years that if YOU do it, I will FIND YOU and CLOSE YOUR HEAD IN YOUR LAPTOP.”
    This sounds like my own journalistic neurosis, which I thought was idiosyncratic. Are you talking about when you think you don’t bother to pitch something, because you’ve found out everybody’s read about it already, and then it ends up on the cover of Discover three months later and National Geographic a year and a half after that? And then you find out these stories weren’t by staffers but by freelancers? If so, I think murder by laptop is perfectly understandable; and with the right expert testimony no jury would give us the maximum sentence.

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  4. oliver

    “I have been SCOOPED SO MANY TIMES over the last five years that if YOU do it, I will FIND YOU and CLOSE YOUR HEAD IN YOUR LAPTOP.”
    This sounds like my own journalistic neurosis, which I thought was idiosyncratic. Are you talking about when you don’t bother to pitch something, because you’ve found out everybody’s read about it already, and then it ends up on the cover of Discover three months later and National Geographic a year and a half after that? And then you find out these stories weren’t by staffers but by freelancers? If so, I think murder by laptop is perfectly understandable; and with the right expert testimony no jury would give us the maximum sentence.

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  5. Ian

    Hey, I had to bypass SFO entirely to get back to rehearsal on time, but we are taking a special trip up there in a couple of weeks.
    Jamie, is your pale ass ever getting out here?

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