The Ramblings Of John Campea

Life Beyond The Movies

Anyone want to drive me to LA?

So my flight for LA leaves at 10am on Thursday morning… and I’m already pretty much paralyzed with fear.

For those of you who may not know, I have a SEVERE fear of heights.  Which means that I also have a dumbfounding fear of flying.  I HATE FLYING!  I can’t even bring myself to think about it.  I feel sick to my stomach whenever I do.

So yeah… going to LA on Thursday… yay… I think.


August 23, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. …you are positioned to be an internationally known film critic, and it sounds like you have already started!

    Work those connections! YOU WILL be on the critic lists!!!You should be!

    You are an outstanding movie
    reviewer, have a tremendous knowledge of current film. speak and write really great, and are incredibly engaging! (and funny!). Maybe you could try getting on a television or radio show doing the current movie releases. (and you are not a pundit, you are much wiser than that).
    While in LA, you should call EVERY studio Publicity person you can, and let them know you are in town. Just chat them up, tell them you would like to be part on their list of junket invitees, and that you have a million listeners a month. PLUS, you have the Longest Running, Podcast-of-the-Year-Award- Winning, Best Damn Movie Blog on the air.
    You’ll be In-like-Flynn, just keep persisting and pestering them.
    When you are in LA, go to the Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny Dr., and have a drink or two in the bar/lounge, THIS hotel is the Taj Mahal, the Holy Mecca of Movie Junkets. (I used to work there).
    They have two or three junkets, almost every weekend. You will see someone famous there, even if you try not to. Believe me, you are much more talented then the hundred or so, critics I met checking into the Four Seasons Hotel, (over and over again).
    Try to learn to like flying!. Just envision the pool at the Four Seasons, waiting for you once you arrive. It can all happen!
    Mostly, have fun.

    Comment by James Chandler Hovey | August 23, 2006 | Reply

  2. couldn’t have said it better.
    have fun, “but not too much”

    Comment by sueheather | August 23, 2006 | Reply

  3. Hi John, sorry to hear that you dont like flying. Well, here is someone who is going to LA, too, and he is afraid of it as well. An you think you have problems? the show with zefrank: 08-22-06

    Enjoy your time there.



    Comment by schreibvieh | August 23, 2006 | Reply

  4. I’m deathly afraid of heights too. Flying isn’t too bad though. I’d much rather fly than be close to an edge 50 feet up.

    Comment by Geoff | August 23, 2006 | Reply

  5. i aint gettin on no plane….

    Comment by carl | August 23, 2006 | Reply

  6. Be a man. Get on that plane, and fight those mutha-f*#$ing snakes.

    Seriously, suck it up and be a man. So your ears are gonna pop a bit and you have to breathe recycled air.

    Just don’t look out the window. You are gonna be so high in the air that it doesn’t seem like heights anymore anyway. Odds are in your favor for a smooth ride.

    Comment by borloff | August 23, 2006 | Reply

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