Saturday, May 31, 2008

LA's Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

LA's Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Gallery Crowd, Downtown LA

Gallery Crowd, Downtown LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Vet on Memorial Day

Vet on Memorial Day, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Japanese Village in Little Tokyo

Friday, May 30, 2008

Clients Request at the American Idol finals

The limo driver had to BRIBE an usher at the Staples Center ($20 payout) to get in and get hot burgers for the kids of The Client. The Client turned out to be a major rock star (I think) who saw me standing there. When he came up he looked at me nervously thinking I was gonna take pics of him and his kids.

When he saw I had no intention of doing such a thing, he looked at me and said "Thanks, Man."

*sigh* I dont even know who he was.

Anyway, the driver was telling me a lot of the ins and outs of being a driver to celebs, what to look out for, where to go. He also said the tips he gets AVERAGES $200. Goodness. So, having to lay out bribes to get hot burgers for the kids of a Client is par for the course.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunday morning at Hollywood Blvd and Highland

Broadway rising, Downtown LA

Broadway rising, Downtown LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Valet Parking, LA

Valet Parking, LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

When evening rolls around, countless numbers of valet shacks are rolled out all over Los Angeles. Nevermind that there is usually parking around somewhere (like here at 7th and Figueroa in downtown LA).

Superwoman feeds the Hammerhead Pirate on Hollywood Blvd

Downtown LA

Downtown LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills, CA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

"Severe tire damage". Saw these in the movies, still fascinated by this particularly LA thing.

"Go the wrong way we will rip your tires to shreds."

Beverly Wilshire Hotel courtesy car

The other car in the hotel fleet is just a Mercedes S600. The people staying there prefer riding in the Rolls, for according to the driver, they'll say : "We already have a Mercedes at home.".

There's no whine for my cheese

Ive been feeling blah and stressed, I dont feel like the pics Im taking and Ive totally lost my sense of irony in a town chock fulla irony.

And yet, Ive got nothing to complain about.

Oh sure, things arent PERFECT what with no money, temperamental laptop and all, but all things considered I aint doin badly at all.

Ive enrolled in a job program that feeds, clothes and houses me for free. And to make sure they get their funding, they dont want me to even look for a job for two weeks! Sure, they get 75% of my income to put it into savings (minus any bills I might have, of which I have none) so that I can get a good place and have some cash, but that isnt a bad thing.

And bonus, that moratorium on getting work gets me through this MercRX period, so I can lay low.

All in all, Im not doing badly, so I really have nothing to whine about. Dangit.
Again, a strong congratulations for my birthday sister Cyn on becoming a first time PUBLISHED novelist and author with a 3 book deal from a major publishing house.

Let me tell ya, she's been dreaming and working on this a long time.

Righteous, sis.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Downtown LA

Downtown LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Show on Hollywood Blvd

Show on Hollywood Blvd, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Congratulations, Cyn!

(I'll post a link on the book deal when I can find it. :)

LA Subway

LA Subway, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

I was trying to get a long exposure, but I had the aperture wide open. Nice accidental effect though.

Used Car Lot on Sunset Blvd

Used Car Lot on Sunset Blvd, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

A lot full of Cadillacs and only Cadillacs.

Venice Beach, CA

Venice Beach, CA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Downtown LA

Downtown LA, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Yessir, it DOES rain in Southern California. Cold rain at that.

This week's horrorscope sez:

Never doubt that you are doing the right thing. Never doubt that you will succeed. It's not like you to let negative thoughts intrude on your mind but this week it will be harder than usual to keep them at bay. Focus only on what is good in your life.

Money and shelter (and food) concerns are coming to the forefront. Hard not to be stressed and concerned rather than hopeful. But I have to take care of them, no matter what.

I just flipped through Robert Shemin's book "How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?" and it basically gives the same advice. Act and believe things are going to be good and it will be. Ive totally seen and experienced the power of doing that, so Im already a convert.