Life as Rhythmic Variation

So I’m not one for poetry but talking to some Shakespearian actors got me pumped about his iambic pentameter. This is not pentameter nor iambic. There isn’t really an underlying theme, some of it doesn’t follow the beat, and some of it doesn’t even rhyme. This is essentially the most basic form of broken poetry one could write.  … 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

WTF Moment of the Week

Have you ever had one of those days where you just had to wonder about your purpose on the earth? I’m talking about a day where you have been cast as the world’s porta-potty to be constantly shit on by strangers who’ve eaten too many bacon wrapped chili-dogs at the local fair. Luckily I don’t … Continue reading

Defiant Leaf

Quiet. I stood alone on the sidewalk reveling in the emptiness of an otherwise cluttered city. The sounds that provided the perfunctory atmosphere were relegated to the highways in the distance, their waves not powerful enough to find their way through the maze of skyscrapers and dilapidated buildings to reach my ears. A slight breeze … 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

6 Dogs and a Tempur-Pedic

“Six dogs?!?!?” That’s the reaction I usually get when I tell people. “You really live with six dogs?!?!?” It may sound like too many, but it’s not. They are all small, loving and happy creatures with individual personalities that mesh to form a six pack of fun and entertainment. Besides their entertainment value they also … 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