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

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

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

It’s Official: Gay men say I’m a legal version of Justin Bieber

It started innocently enough, a few guys joking around while buying $3 beers at a bar during the first intermission of a hockey game, but it’s not the beginning of things that matter, it’s the end. How did this particular adventure end you ask? Let’s just say, much differently than I expected. I thought the … Continue reading

Paris Hilton, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Me

The funny thing about telling people you live in LA is that everyone invariably asks, “how many famous people have you seen?” as if every time you take your blind overweight dog outside to drain the dragon you get to say “whaddup?” to Maaaaaaaaatt Daaaaaaaaaamon (think Team America here). The ironic thing about this question … Continue reading

My Pilgrimage from LA to NY to eat the New York Pizza Burger (pt 2)

Get caught up with Part 1! You will want to at least look at the picture for comparison. Everyone knew that the Pizza Burger was the main attraction of my visit (besides the man-dates with Pete) so the general feeling was one of unspoken respect, although in hindsight I may have mistaken disgust for respect. … Continue reading