Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

When too hot, turn to Tivo

At about 5 I decided it was too damn hot to do anything but drink beer and watch t.v. with the fan on high pointed right at me.

The results:
--catching up on "The O.C." (so cheesy and yet so fun) I loved hearing the Beasties on last week's episode, so cool...and I too "love The Vegas"
--watching Sunday's "Sopranos" --not so interested in the Meadow story, but like the confession at the shrink--"you're concerned about your cousins' foot?"--and Tony declaring that being there is like taking a shit and the doctor says it's more like a birth and Tony says, no, believe me, it's like taking a shit
--watching "Laurel Canyon" which is overall okay, in parts great, often sexy, and ultimately frustrating, which pretty much sums up the sex lives of the characters (like Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale don't find each other attractive--hello?!?!?)

E is for: "exceptional"

Clue: it's not the house you grew up in