Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lazy Sunday

Took the subway to the Hollywood Farmer's Market today. Either I really miss Japan or those Japanese tomatoes are hella tasty.

The bus doesn't have a monopoly on crazy riders. This one drunk guy said, "Just between you and me, I'm on parole now, but when I'm off parole I'm going straight to Vegas to choke out my cousin. I'm paranoid. In fact I already tried to kill her twice. The first time I passed out drunk on the wrong driveway. The second time the police picked me up and drove me away!"

Just between you and me, I'm bringing my headphones next time I take the Metro.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Portos call

The 17,715 square foot Portos in Downey that opened on Tuesday was packed today. I saw the unending lines for Cubano sandwiches and cakes and knew I wouldn't get back to work in a reasonable time. So I admired the mixed-color windows and drove away. Cities of Los Angeles County...if you want to pump up your tax base and revitalize your decomposing downtowns, start wooing the next Portos location.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Broadway snake

Every so often I witness a shell game happening on the sidewalks of Downtown Los Angeles. Dudes set up a cardboard box and folks (presumably plants to lure in suckers) throw down $100 bills to guess which of three Starbucks bottle caps hides the mystery ball.

Last Sunday I saw something new...caring parents pay a fellow to photograph their children posing with a monster snake. Look at the smile on that kid's face. Christmas will surely be a letdown after snaky.