Every now and then you run into a group of people who you don’t know while you’re with some people that you do know. And the one’s you don’t know are invited to sit with the one’s you do know. And community is formed. You invite them into your conversation, and they invite you. And friendships are made.
Meet Eden, Sally, Jessica. Piero, Eric, and Brendan. We all met at Casa Vega, a dark and historical Mexican restaurant in Studio City…not too far from the Brady Bunch house.
(Cue the music and sing)
Then came our story… of a man named Brenden… who brought me there to meet two bro of his own. They were frat brothers I called the el Ocho Locos... and they seemed all alone.
When one day the ladies met these fellows. And it turned into much more than a lunch. There was laughing… and telling stories…and that’s what happened at the Brady Brunch!
The cast of characters:
Brenden: brother in law…I already knew him…but he has 2 kids who I adore.
Eric: works in Real Estate and loves the L.A. Kings. His daughter lives in Paris and his son plays for the Jr. Kings hockey team.
Piero: a music industry executive who has just started a new record label and management company. We had mutual friends.
Eden: the daughter of a famous hair product magnet is the mother of two kids in Jr. High. She had tattoos…because I seem to only meet people who are inked.
Sally: a divorcee raising two teenage girls on her own. Her story is amazing but perhaps too long or too private to share.
Jessica: she was the youngest in the group. At 32, she is being pressured by her Persian in-laws to begin having babies. Married just two years ago, she is in no hurry.
And of course no Brady Brunch episode would be complete without Alice…who was me!
It was a great show, filmed live in front of an audience, that ran way over its scheduled time. The ratings were great. But I’m sorry to say you will not be able to binge watch its re-runs.