Friday Night Lights (Out): Jumped by an Asian Gang

If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I grew up on the streets. No, not the streets of Compton or the Bronx, I’m talking about the streets of a city so dangerous that even Six Flags had to remove itself from the area; Denver. Yes, I lived the tough Colorado … Continue reading

Chicken & Waffle Showdown: Gladys Knight’s (ATL) vs. Roscoe’s (LA)

I’ve already traveled the length of the United States just to eat a burger; this time I was motivated by a different type of food. The origin of Chicken & Waffles as a food pairing is somewhat unknown. We know Thomas Jefferson is credited with bringing back a waffle iron from France in 1790 (clearly his greatest accomplishment) but … Continue reading

Road Kill Possum Tastes… Not That Awesome

While we’re on the subject of eating cute furry animals I may as well own up to another one of my weird, adventurous, and sickening food moments. Unlike the Rambo-esque demise of my little squirrel friend, this possum met his possum maker on the roads of New Zealand, undoubtedly run over by the hoards of … Continue reading

Hmm… Tastes Like Squirrel

Another trip to Colorado means another trip down memory lane. In the all-time weird foods that I have eaten, this definitely ranks in the top 5 and surely deserves it’s own post. ***WARNING*** If you are vegetarian, vegan, an animal lover, a rabid squirrel enthusiast, or easily disgusted, this post is definitely FOR you! You see, … Continue reading

Battle L.A. Kinda Sucked. Seeing 2 Lead Singers and 3 Movie Stars Didn’t.

Only in Hollywood can “seeing a movie on a Tuesday night” turn into so much more. To think that I almost didn’t go out because it was “late”. Who am I? This whole career thing lurks behind the scenes seizing every opportunity to force feed me crazy things like responsibility and other old people stuff. … Continue reading

Holy Smokes Batman! An Electrical Fire!

Tonight we celebrate the three month anniversary of the Great Fire of 2011. You haven’t heard of the Great Fire of 2011 you say? Oh my! Sit down and buckle up kids. Daddy’s got a story to tell. It all started with a lamp… we guess. Technically it all started as just another Friday, I … Continue reading

How Colorado Kicked my A$$

It’s surprising what 6 months can do to you. I’m sure the 7 ½ pounds of peanut m&ms and lack of cardio didn’t help my case -_- . Nonetheless I made my triumphant return back to the land of red (well some shade of red but that’s neither here nor there since none of you … Continue reading

The Characters of the Metro Blue Line through Compton

As my time living in Long Beach comes to a close I am beginning to get a bit nostalgic about all the memories I have had during the past 5 months. Besides the many adventures to city fairs and beachside eateries to explore the culinary delights that I have yet to write about, some of … Continue reading

Sleepy in Seattle

One of the benefits of my job is the opportunity for travel; unfortunately traveling in the winter can be disheartening. It is not easy to leave the 70 degree weather of sunny Los Angeles for a place much darker and colder so when I got the call about a project in Seattle I was both … Continue reading

Hotlanta? More like FAClanta

What is FAClanta (pronounced “fak-lanta”)? FAC comes from the ancient greek literature of klucksimusmaximus and is a frequently used family acronym that has been passed down through the ages. It means Freezing Ass Cold and yes that is exactly how the Romans described their bitter winters. FAC is what Atlanta was when I traded 80 … Continue reading