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Bafta!

It is already 4 o’clock. At 6 we have invited designers from Z Corporation to dinner and drinks at Tao, Venetian’s premier hot spot. MECIUL incepe la 5, ii trimit pe ceilalti, ajung si io la cocktail-uri dupa.

Boston Celtics – Los Angeles Lakers! ESPN Zone, New York, New York casino, Las Vegas. O atmosfera de playoffs, un restaurant cu 50-60 big screen TVs si cu monitoare la fiecare masa, un meci pe masura. Pariasem pe Lakers si OVER (au invins cu un punct) pentru a castiga parlay-ul aveam nevoie doar ca Utah sa castige acasa impotriva lui Dallas Mavericks cu mai mult de 3 puncte.

Donald Pliner Lino 29 Tan Turtoise shoes with Adriano Goldschmied Jeans, Eton Shirt and Pierotucci jacket were my choices of clothing for tonight. Odd for fashionistas, but lovely, sporty and fun for me. Two Le Vian rings, my favorite Piaget Polo watch and a hint of Armani’s Attitude and I was ready to go.

In taxi, in drum spre Venetian am sunat sa vad care e atmosfera la Tao. Asteptau din clipa in clipa cina, asa ca n-avea rost sa ma grabesc. I-am rugat sa ma sune cand termina de mancat. Time to kill. Lakers WON in Boston! MY Lakers WON in BOSTON!!! I took 3rd base at a blackjack table and started to enjoy the noise. Cards make a specific noise when dealt. It reflects the personality of the dealer, an asian lady from Austin, TX in this case. She doesn’t look from Mainland China thou, she’s definitely from Taipei. Imi da Q, 8 fac 18. Face 20, pierd. Stau doar juma de ora, o ora maxim, n-are rost sa m-apuc sa count cards. Inainte de a ma aseza la masa de joc, fusesem la baie…pe hol inspre baie, m-am intersectat cu 3 fete, tatuate de sus pana jos, una dintre ele uitandu-se luuuung la mine cand am trecut pe langa ele…i-am simtit privirea in ceafa ….am intors putin capul cand sa intru la baie si-am surprins-o. Nu e ceva nou, nu sunt Adonis, dar mi se mai intampla si mie. WHY people tattoo themselves? K,J fac 20. Dealer busts, castig. Simt aceeasi privire in ceafa. Dupa cateva secunde se aseaza la masa toate trei. Fiecare dintre ele schimba 500 de dolari, cerand doar fise verzi, de 25 de dolari. “Hi, I’m Kat Von D “ Kat Vondy, Kat Bundy? “Hi, I’m Michael P”, in rima. Habar n-au sa joace. Dealer shows 6. She has 10 and 4 but asks for a card. Ufffff! Like any other good poker player, I show no emotion. She draws a J and busts, loosing the hand. Two hands later, she looks me straight in the eyes “I’m having a book signing party at Tao at 10, I‘d l-ooo-ve it if you’d come” Am zambit. Sunt acolo oricum. “Maybe” I said, matching her stare. “You don’t recognize me, do you?” WTF, ar trebui? “Have you ever heard of LA Ink?” spune una dintre celelalte fete… Acu’ chiar c-am pus-o…L A ce, LA Ink ??? “Kat is an international known tattoo artist, star of the TV show LA ink and the owner of-am uitat cum a zis ca se numeste- tattoo shop in LA ! “ PAPA!!! Daca m-ar vedea papa acu’ précis ar lesina de ras! Asta inainte de a ma implora sa-l iau si pe el, bineinteles !” “Felicitari” i-am zis. “Please come, it will be fun, I Promise!” oferindu-mi o carte de vizita. Aha! E Kat Von D. Kat de la Katherine banuiesc, dar D? Hmmmmm… “Call me when you get at the door, it will be mayhem, I’ll come get you” scriindu-mi numarul de mobil pe verso.

Sunt la Tao, e 10:30, la masuta cu designerele de la Z, discutand aprins intre cocktailuri despre trendul actual in materie de culoare, textura si confort… afara un vacarm de nedescris, flueiraturi, tipete “cat-van-dee, cat-van-dee”…trece alaiul si de masa noastra, Kat recunoscandu-ma “Michael P!!! Please, come with me upstairs! Take everybody with you!” Ce fetze au putut sa faca toti!!! “You know Kat??”