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96 hours to L.A. and back!

After receiving an e-mail informing me that my presence was required in Los Angeles, I was rather amazed at the rest of the information this e-mail included.

I won't include who it was from for privacy now, but i can say i have never met them, though i was aware of who they are in "the real world", and as this was out of the blue, i called the number, spoke to a personal secretary, who went though the fact that she'd pre-booked a 1st. Class ticket roundtrip for me, and that this was no joke, like "Punk'd", because in my mind i'm thinking this would be something A.K. would do!This is Ashton as the fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld last Halloween, 2011!

She said i could call back at a later time that day, and I could speak to "them" directly.

So i did, but beforehand I called up Qantas to see if there was in fact a pre-paid1st.Class roundtrip for me on this particular day, and i really thought this was a someone "having a go" at me, but i was wrong, there was indeed a ticket for me, on a flight to L.A.

I made a couple of calls to people I know in L.A., and one of them was indeed friends and had worked together before, so I called back later when she said, spoke to this person for the first time, and asked why i was required, that is to be there in person,and though they wouldn't elaborate too much, it did involve purchasing a large commissioned piece, that's cool i thought, so i tacitly agreed to the trip, provided i had no Visa issues.

To be cont.

This is Part 1 of many serialised stories from my trip to L.A. and has been re-dated but generally remains as written first time round.

Tomorrow i will continue with Part two on the Artslant Buzz, so keep checking out the BUZZ section for the whole story, it was so interesting, fun, and funny i wouldn't want you to miss even one part of this trip!.

Thanks for your support!

Posted by James DeWeaver on 10/6/12 | tags: Punk'd by Ashton kutcher not James DeWeaver Generation X Artist







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