I've got so many things going on that I haven't had time to write to you all for over a month now. In this email, I'll bring you up to date with stories about helping Hurricane Katrina victims, my latest movie Jack's Law, surfing in Costa Rica with my bro Murph the Surf, preparing for my next movie Driftwood, where's Smokey, Lee and Bo are at in YRG program, and being interviewed for the Wall Street Journal...yes, I said the Wall Street Journal.
Let's back up to when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. As we all know many of the survivors were sent all over the country to get a helping hand. To my surprise many of them ended up here in Los Angeles at a place called The Dream Center (http://www.dreamcenter.org). Like a lot of people, I felt helpless and was looking for a way to do something...
Needless to say, I have plenty of fond memories of New Orleans. A friend of mine, Jana, who I call sister Jana because Mother Theresa has already be taken... gave me a call and asked me if I wanted to go to the Los Angeles Dream Center to donate a bunch of stuffed animals she had gotten as a donation... She is always asking me to do things for kids... So I put together a whole batch of clothes to donate and went with her. When we got there, the response was incredible. I'd forgotten how important a friendly familiar face can be to people in desperate times. It really felt great. So great I'll be spending some more time there and taking some of the people there through my YRG program. My girl, Sister Jana, has already gotten the YRG (yoga) mats donated and she's looking for some heart monitors. So, if you feel like throwing in with a donation... Like a heart monitor email Jana directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And she will take care of the rest. While I was there, I joined other celebrities who were doing their part like Magic Johnson and Sugar Ray Leonard.
After doing the first half of my shooting for Jack's Law, I took off for Costa Rica with my buddy Murph The Surf. I was headed to meet one of the coolest cats who lives in one of the sweetest cribs on the planet named Chuck Kelly. Chuck invited 23 of his bros for their yearly surf vacation. I guess this trip started with 6 guys and is now up to 23. 23 guys in three houses right next to each other on the beach that are located right on the point of Playa Negro, Costa Rica... A kick ass surf spot. You gotta see all the pictures to really appreciate it. The sunsets, the surfing, some kick ass waves, and I got to meet some really cool regular guys. I think it's the first time I hung around with a bunch of guys my own age since I was in high school.
Later on that same day, Murph went out to surf with some huge double overhead waves and had his board smash him in the ribs and totally f*ck them up. That was the first day and he was a mess... This guy had me laughing almost as much as Smokey does.
From there I headed back to Salt Lake City to finish up Jack's Law where I met Bob Burke, who you may remember from countless movies, including Robocop. Bob played Danny's former cop partner. Who else is in this movie? Jason Mewes of Silent Bob fame, Noel G, and I got to do a scene with one of my childhood heroes, Antonio Fargas, better known as Huggy Bear of Starsky & Hutch. Still one of the coolest cats alive.
The latest updates on Smokey and Bo will be up within the next week. Lee Marshall will also hit us with an update. Lee has already lost 40 pounds doing YRG... Damn Lee is almost caught up to Smokey...
Speaking of websites, Rich is working on an all new DiamondDallasPage.com site which will be ready for the launch of my book YRG..."Yoga for Regular Guys", the best friggin workout on the planet. You can pre-order the book right now and save yourself $6 on Amazon.com now if you want. Just CLICK here to go right to it.
Until next time... it's been your pleasure ... As well as mine...
Diamond Dallas Page