Tag Archive | Los Angeles

A week with my Cousin

Despite all that good time jolly stuff and great food and wine we managed to enjoy ourselves. Rob reminded us of something we know but don’t always remember (I blame traffic and stressful stuff like jobs): that everything in life can be and should be fun. Rob has one of the most positive outlooks of anyone I know and everywhere he goes he makes friends. Even among the sometimes jaded LA folk it is futile to attempt to deny his charms, even as he tells pretty ladies to ‘git ‘er done’.

Back in San Francisco

Several moons ago I lived in the fine city of San Francisco while still a young whippersnapper. My dad and I shared a great little place on Cathedral Hill and I spent my days working and going to school in the city which, to me, was a lot of fun. I’ve come back to visit […]

Yard Sale Folk

If you’re having a yard sale I hope you make a ton of cash. If you’re not having a yard sale then you might want to check and make sure you’re not a hoarder. Just kidding. I’m sure you’ll know if you’re a hoarder because the production team from Hoarders will arrive unannounced on your doorstep and tell you.

Far far away from home

I really do yearn for some sort of teleportation device that would allow me to pop in for a quick hello any old time I felt like it. Oh, and back before I had my own washer and dryer, I really would have appreciated the use of my mom’s laundry services.

Delicious Italian Food!

If you live in Los Angeles you probably shouldn’t go there. I don’t want to have trouble getting a table, it’s not a large restaurant. But if you’re visiting from out of town we will absolutely take you there. You’ll love it.

And now for something fun

Our main event of the day was going to see Faith No More play at the Warfield. This is their first show in their hometown of San Francisco in 13 years and it was well worth the wait. I can’t remember when I’ve seen a live band that was so incredibly tight and on top of their game.

Violinists on the Titanic

We continue to hear that things are getting better in our economy, that the recession is finally over at the same time we’re hearing that the big banks we bailed out continue to do risky business as usual. As we hear that unemployment is improving we also see that the unemployment numbers continue to get higher. So where is the improvement coming from? The millions of dollars we are printing? I don’t think so, that’s nothing but a bucket trying to bail water out of the Titanic as it goes down.