Monday, November 5, 2012

San Diego Trip

Erik started off the Libra birthday blitz by celebrating in San Diego on September 29th.  Click here for Erik's bday details.  While being close to the border I learned a handful of things.

1. I should stop shopping at H&M.  Found a couple of other gaysians with this shirt.  About to burn it.

2.  I'm not that bad at the grill.  I BBQ'd an amazing stack of ribs.  After the meat is cooked, glaze the top in bbq sauce and flip the rack of ribs for 5 minutes to let the sugar caramelize. 1000 man points!

3.  This is just a pretty picture

4. My knees have not completely become useless

5.  I LOVE THESE photo face things!  Well, I already knew that.

6. Dora

7. Tacos in Mexico are almost as good as Tacos in Los Angeles... and the same price... when you don't speak Spanish

8.  The original Taco Bell.... looks like this.  I think.

September Recap

The picture reminds me of what I love about my LA life.  This is the parking lot of my local grocery store.  It's probably 2AM after clubbing and we were hungry.  Taco Zone has been our savior for the best  drunken quesadilla and the hipsters in line seem to agree.  They have lined up while we wait for our order to come out.  This is where we meet interesting people approaching them with easy since we had a handful of drinks and really didn't care at that point.

This is where Charles touched a black girls hair and I reprimanded him, "You do NOT touch a black girls hair!"  The girls were amused.  This is where I was way too friendly with a Vietnamese guy asking him about his trip to the motherland.  This is where I wanted to yell, "the red handkerchief in your back pocket means you're into fisting you stupid hipster."  This is where we end our nights if we can't make it to the 626 for turnip cake.

This is my mom and dad visiting me.  I promised to take them to amazing BBQ and thought Road to Seoul was perfect... only it took an hour and we were starving.  Though to my relief they said it was worth it.  I tease my parents for loving suburb life where chain restaurants rule the roads- "what's for dinner? Outback?"  I wanted to make sure they enjoyed K-town.  Here they are dancing to a hip hop song blasting on the speakers.  I realized that I was old when my brother did the dougie flawlessly and I could barely catch a beat.  When they come back, I'm taking them to Thai-town where the atmosphere is less chaotic.

Sam planned a gallery visit... an Adventure Time gallery visit at Nucleus.  The artwork got me into the show.  After 10 episodes, the oddity that made the show addicting became normal and I became bored and moved on.  But the art and color of the show are really eye catching.  The fan art is amazing.

We went to Huntington Beach to visit our friend Sam.  I really like this photo - it's candid.  And my legs are placed at just the right spot.  If only there was a way to remove that distracting woman in the background.  The photo would be perfect.

There, much better, don't you think?  Sometimes I think I'm too skillful for my own good.

Found myself at GameBoiSF - and I'm never returning.  But I had fun that night with my new shirt.  Do you guys see anything unusual about it??   No?

Well, I flipped my collar inward to make a new gay appropriate v-neck from a polo.  No one called me out.  What did I say about SKILLZ !?!  I'm a chameleon BITCH!

Ended up at 6 Flags Magic Mountain for their gay day with two other couples and a 7th wheel.  Warm night, short lines, drag performance... my kind of Friday.  Looks like Erik doesn't like being rear ended.

God, we really like sit.  We look like cats sharing a litter box.

Charles: Happy Birthday!
Host: Actually ... It's a moving out party

Second hand embarrassment strikes again for Charles...

Charles takes my camera and takes about 10 pictures of himself doing duckface.  Well charles, I'm making a collage and putting this on facebook.

Unsure what I'm looking at here.

I took a amateur "tour of SF" where the guide literally showed us the mansion where she grew up in Pacific Heights.  She pointed out her private school which is terribly difficult to get into and of course asked us if we needed to use the restroom at the Yacht club which she was a part of.   I think at one point she stopped talking and let the diamond on her hand speak while she rested.

Watched Sean do his thing at Tuesday Night Cafe.  He was a natural MC.  A lot of talent and community.  If you're looking to be empowered, check this shiz out.

Gonna save my San Diego adventure of another entry where I had tacos from Tijuana which were almost as good as the tacos in Echo Park.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Spooky October

Walking Dead Hunting the Terrified
Halloween is inconsistent.  Sometimes there's a party, sometimes there's a great costume, but most of the time it's stressing last minute for a clever costume and wearing last year's outfit to go to a crappy event.

It feels forced.  Like oh - we're supposed to go out because it's Halloween.  I blame the endless October birthdays that prevent me from thinking this one through, but I'd say this year was good.

Thanks to Amazon Local I discovered Haunted Hollywood Sports.  The first time this year, they took a giant paintball field and transformed it into 4 terrifying themed mazes and 3 "kill houses" where you can actually shoot at the monsters.  They incorporated the paintball course and added flare and blood.  This is the first time I've ever gone to a haunted house and it was amazing.

I could feel my heart beat quickly as I was preparing myself for things to jump out at me through the fog.  Though what made it fun was going with Charles who was kept screaming... because of that he was a target.  The minute we walked into our first maze it was pitch black and Charles turns around declaring, "okay I cant do this."  But we proceeded after pushing him in front.  We went early October so there was no crowd like at Knott's Scary Farm or Queen Mary... so it was extra intimate and extra scary... we felt like we were there by ourselves.

City of Angels - a maze themed like apocalyptic los angeles (though it just looked like east side)
The Abduction - alien themed
Cannibal Caverns - farm house of terror
The other maze was closed due to mud.

This place was so elaborate.  The decorations were perfect.  They made us walk though a broken down bus while things jumped out at us.  We witnessed alien pods and operation tables.  It was straight out of a movie.

At one point the redneck cannibals were scream, "WRONG WAYYY" they said this 10 times before one of them broke character, "seriously guys, you're going the wrong way."  Because of rain, I slipped on the mud and Charles ran into a guard wire and broke it because he thought he was being chased.  I couldn't stop laughing.

The actors were committed.  One threw up in front of me.

 We didn't take pictures inside the mazes because we didn't want to ruin the experience, but we were able to grab a photo with this demon in between mazes.

The Friday before Halloween I reached out to everyone for something interesting to do.  I found The Forge through a coworker/Sriracha Bottle.  The Forge is a creative work space North of Downtown.  For $13 we got an open bar and a good night with artists and creatives.

There was a live band and ballet performance.  There was a nice dance floor with random indie and electro rock.

...AND A BOUNCY HOUSE!  Which we had control of for a couple of minutes before this guy came in and fell against the wall almost knocking the house over.  That was our cue to get out.

Jessica Parker and a Mermaid pinata made an appearance.   The boys claimed that it was probably one of the best Halloween parties they've gone to.  Surprise, there's a whole world outside of WeHo... please help me look.

Saturday Night we celebrated Steve's 90's Rave themed birthday/Halloween party.  I stuck with the original theme with my hair split in the center like Nick Carter or Roger from Sister Sister.  Jimmy was an Urban Mickey Mouse and Sean and Charles are hipster Peter Pan and pirate.  Amazing what you can do with things found around the house.

Halloween night was spent at Ern's watching a scary movie.  Sadly they didn't have Drag Me to Hell on netflix.  That's my favorite!!  And no pumpkin carving this year.  Bitches always leave their pumpkins to rot at my house.  pSHAw.

Ai Se Eu Te Pego!

September 8th I celebrated Brazilian day in Los Angeles with Jimmy.

Jimmy emphasized how much he loves the energy and sense of celebration in Brazil.  Now I can see why.  I honestly know nothing about South America and I have been missing out!!

Enjoyed yummy Brazilian food and soda!  Pastel and GuaranĂ¡ Antarctica.  Nom nom.

I was so mesmerized by the Brazilian merchandise.  So much green and yellow!

These carnival dancers are gorgeous.

And children rolling in balls like hamsters.

When this song came on everyone went crazy.  And I discovered how catchy it was.  But the best part is that it comes with a dance.... a dance that will be performed at my wedding including the cupid shuffle. Ai Se Eu Te PEGOOOOOO!

Maybe we'll perform it shirtless.

What else comes from Brazil? A lot.