When I arrived at Flea's Los Feliz house a few hours before his 50th birthday party and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser began, I had a feeling I'd remember everything I love about the sometimes seemingly morally decrepit city of LA.
I recently sat down with action sports superstar Shaun White in which the two-time Olympic gold medalist shared the personal significance of becoming an Olympic champion and the challenges of being a two-sport athlete.
As I packed up to leave the conference, I found myself really, really missing my kids, ages 6 and 8. I considered calling them but hesitated -- sometimes they beg me to come home, which leaves me feeling tortured if I'm far away.
I'm not a big fan of adults, and I'm frankly beginning to doubt their ability to make our world a better place. Take Congress -- please. On the other hand, I've been heartened in recent weeks by working on The 2011 VH1 Do Something! Awards.
Extreme sports legend Travis Pastrana rightfully calls this coming weekend the craziest of his life. He'll be making his NASCAR debut in Indianapolis on Saturday, yet he's competing in X Games' events in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday and Sunday.