Life in Echo Park

North of Downtown L.A. is where you'll find Echo Park. A place where i was born and raised... A place where i can always find solitude with its distant echos. Not your typical neighborhood in Los Angeles. This is life here...

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Its T' Day Baby!... then leftovers til it comes out the ears!


Its time to stuff the ol' face!

Another T' Day is here...Today and looking back over the past months to the beginning of this year, reflecting on all that has transpired brings me to the reality and meaning of being thankful for everything life has to offer. Sure it includes the bad as well and with that...making me a lil wiser and awhole lot stronger.
I am neither an optimist nor am i a pissed-imist! I am what i am and no i'm not "popeye" but a realist in the mild sense of it (if there is such a thing)
All i know in my mind is that life is real, cold, and hard if i want it to be...otherwise, its simply GOOD!

The way if figure, if i'm breathing and not in pain...then for now...i'm doing just dandy.
occasionally i'm reminded that life can be "uncomfortable" by the element of surprise called pain. For that i'm grateful, reminding me i'm still very much alive regardless. Not that i welcome it but then..hey, thats life!

I know too well the other side also. Taking so many things for granted and not being at all grateful, maybe even ungrateful! Then comes a day like today. A day to remember. A time to really spend some time alone and think about things important in life. Thats all it takes to be grateful. Pretty simple to do if able to break away from the events of the day and be glad for all.

I made a effort today to call people who mean something to me, those who i haven't spoken to in awhile. It really felt good. Even some mending or at least a beginning.
I really enjoyed sitting down and having this meal with family. I don't have some of those around anymore to share this with and i'm thankful for the opportunity i had while it lasted. I know i have alot to be thankful for.
Who knows who will or will not be around by next year. Thats a reality we all need to be reminded of.
I believe the opposite would be...Regret. Thats a word i try to stay clear of cause that one word can also be spelled....Sucks!

It really ceases to amaze me of what life has in store each and every day- some good,some bad. But then it just wouldn't be life without a little "drama"!
I could do without it but thats not really in my control...only how to handle it, and thats just another "decision" one has to make a zillion times a day, right or wrong, we might learn something if we're smart enough too!
I also never know who (or what) will enter through the door and into my life as another day passes (and if so) for how long?

I've seen it last a brief minute and i've seen it last a decade or longer.
Some were good and much appreciated regardless of the time frame involved, being all about quality not quanity! Thats probably why i only have a few "choice" friends.
And honestly...
After having the other types once, I wouldn't want it any other way now. Lifes just too short to waste.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Sure didn't see this one coming!

Talking bout these weathermen on the news channels. No one even had a idea that out of the blue skies would come one mean azz cold front bringing a nasty down pour of rain and low elevation snow! What was up with that?
One day its mildly warm, then bam! Cold as hell! My bones were in shock when i went outside to batten down the hatches or anything else that was flying around with the strong winds that also came along for the ride!

Well... Can't complain thats for sure. I mean after all, its still sunny California even at its worst but we So Cal people are a bunch of whipped puppies when it comes to anything lower than the 50s! I talked to a friend today and he said it was in the teens where he lives! (Oregon)
The teens??? oh noooo, i'm a wimp! Give me sun or give me rain but please don't give me that kinda chill!!!..please!
And as for you weather men...

Sunday, November 07, 2004


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Started another piece of work.
Finished the other day.
Decided to put my work on its own site

Saturday, November 06, 2004


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Ever wondered why "gangbangers" do the things they do or even think the way they do?
You just might know the right answer to that. Its really pretty self explanatory...or not.
Ever wanted to see what went on in one person's crazy life?... No?... Yes?

Well if so, here's the place to read about it. All in the comfort and safety of your home.
These are the ones that CAN be posted, any others i best not go there! Read on...

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Here Kitty more kitty!

Well, it looks like my little friend of some years has finally left me.
He got sick and the last time i saw him not doing so well and
wouldn't eat when he came around. When he took his daily stroll
never to come back...

We both had something in common...
I got him as a kitten for my (X)-girlfriend cause she had mentioned
she always wanted one. Turns out that just after a week or so,
she tossed him out, so i brought him home with me. Another week
later it was my turn to get tossed! We became drinking buddies,
listened to country music and cried in our beer.

He was now one of 10 cats around here, something he started
just before i had him "fixed". After that...he was never the same.
I felt sorry for him but the cat needed to stop screwing around
and bringing all his bitches here to have kittens! Oh well, at least
i have his offspring to remember him by. I went looking for him
but nothing. Farewell my lil kitty kitty.

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