Saturday, March 26, 2005

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Chinese astrological poster in LA's Chinatown.

I cant help myself. Every time I see one, I read the thing corresponding to Dragons.

Same old stuff, usually:

Dragon is .. sign of good luck.. greatest celestial power.. dragon people are independent, charismatic, egotistical.. best mated to Rat, Monkey, Snake people.. yearn to travel... blah blah blah.

This one, however, added something Ive never seen before:

Many dragons stay single all their lives because they are loners and thrive in isolation. If they do settle down...


Other dragons I know do tend to prefer to be alone to follow their crazy paths, and enter into long term relationships extremely reluctantly, even though they might want to. (Oft to the frustration of their partners and family..)

But this is the first time in reading reams of astrological text that this tendency is even mentioned.
Does make sense tho..

Friday, March 25, 2005

LA will make you BLIND. Children, cover your eyes!

Only a
few yards apart on Venice Beach, they were doing a TV shoot while I was there. Apparently it had to do with some ESPN reality show, involving basketball. And a crane. And a basketball court suspended in the air. And Hummers.

By the way, no offense, that woman looked WEIRD in real life. Nose job, botox, face lift, boob job. Eeeh. And pancake makeup doing work as a production assistant.


Of course, in pictures, she looks fine - but closeup.. eh, no.

And then kids on the beach, clad in bikinis and shorts started playing volleyball and football in the sand.

So, the crowd had a choice to look at a TV production.. or.. umm.. something even more LA.

Well, the crowd voted with their eyes..

Yeah, good times at the beach.

So LA.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Made me LOL

thing Ive heard in a week:

Couple walking into the Best Buy last night, I overheard the guy saying ..

"Im a LOW-CALORIE Sugar Daddy."

Hadda bust out laffin right there. :)
misterB: you were right tho, there were a lot of folks out and about in venice
JPennant: spring break
misterB: summertime is a zoo down there
JPennant: cool
misterB: or as they say, just like granola
JPennant: wassat mean
misterB: flakes, nuts and fruits ;-)
JPennant: hahahaha

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Venice Beach

Rented a bike. It was worth every penny.
Riding it that afternoon reminded me of that opening sequence of "Three's Company" with the cast riding along Venice Beach on the bicycles.

Yeah, like that. Twas great. :)

I liked the bicycle so much, Im thinking I may just buy one one of those cruisers...

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA

You can even rent those new low rider custom chopper bikes.

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA

Good times.

On rotation:

I Wanna Be Down - Brandy w/ MC Lyte & Queen Latifah

I wanna be put on in the WORST way
Since the first day
I think it was a Thursday...

You can get it when you want it
even tho you got chicks all up on it
It dont matter
Cuz brother, youre fly
I cant lie
Ive been mackin Daddy from the corner of my eye

Cant You See - Total w/intro by Biggie Smalls

I seen it when she kissed him
At the wake
Made. The. Body. Shake.

Hahaha. I love it when Geminis spin the lyrics that make you react and think at the same time.

Had brunch with my friend Risa. She's leaving for New York for good in a few weeks.
Gonna miss that Gemini.
(Cuz you know how I like the ones with Mars in taurus, right Poo? ;-)

The one thing I like about gemini's tho. They might fly away, but they will come back to their friends. They dont forget.

Scored a gig of RAM for the iMac via Craigslist this morn. All for $25, instead of 150 - 200 bux retail.
The liddle Mac can BREATHE now. :) Luv it.

Just hadda be patient and not spend real money..

JPennant: got the ram
JPennant: 25 bux
JPennant: 1 gig
McClint: damn
McClint: ummmm
McClint: not even this tightwad Scotsman would pay 25 for 1GB
McClint: that's too tight
JPennant: I've got scots ancestry :-)
McClint: good luck with it
JPennant: works great. this lil machine is snappy now
McClint: did you adjust the video thing?
JPennant: nah, when I upgrade the drive, I'll ferk wit that
McClint: ok
McClint: well at least you got the ram in
JPennant: yup yup
JPennant: pc133 512mb DIMMS
JPennant: i wonder if the guy really knew what he had

Gotta love Craigslist.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

So LA.

Surf, sand.. helicopters.

Good god... anywhere in LA, look in the sky, there'll be a helicopter.

Now I understand what Ice Cube is talkin about.

Two cents that's actually worth something

gabz: wuzzup
JPennant: nuttin, I
JPennant: just looking at packages to Oahu
JPennant: part of me wants to punk out based on money
JPennant: the other part of me just doesnt give a f***
JPennant: :-)
gabz: hm. my .02:
JPennant: yah?
gabz: if you can manage to do's worth it. you can make the money back. but, the memories and the shots you're gonna get are sooo worth it
gabz: it may be tight for a know...
JPennant: :-D
JPennant: thank you

Yup. Zactly what I needed to hear.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

LA Firefighters on break

Venice Beach

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Venice Beach

Spring Break in LA

Spring Break in LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles
Long Beach

On the bus ride from the Long Beach Airport - I literally had NO idea where I wanted to go.. I was flying blind so to speak.

And afer a long ride, it turned a corner.. and I saw a sign:


A fabled LA institution. Yes. That was gonna be my first stop. *drool*

Just because I dont know what Im looking for, doesnt mean I dont know it when I see it. :)


My only objection with the place - no peach cobbler!

I KNOW, man.