Random Photo Essay

This week I ordered and received a new camera to replace the one I lost back in March when I was suffering through the PCS, which seems like a good enough reason to blog all the crappy cell-phone pictures I took when visiting home for a few weeks that month to recover.

First of all, there was the fantastic meal Yuka prepared on one of my first days back. It was rather tasty.

Scrumptious!

I actually snapped this one before leaving LA. Who doesn’t love a parking tard?

Almost got between the lines. Better luck next time!

Okay, this was in LA too. And I actually snapped this one with the new camera. I’ll get back to the crappy cell phone pics, I promise…but it just tickled me to see someone with an In-n-Out sticker on their vehicle, along with an “I’d Rather Be Running” license plate frame.

Mixed messages...

Here is the $5 Metro day pass I bought one day when I wasn’t driving. I really wanted to do a blog entry, potentially even including video, about my frustrations with mass transit in LA, but it just didn’t happen. There is just too much to say, and I wasn’t really well enough to keep my focus strictly on the topic at hand, so I got overwhelmed each time I tried to do it. Long story short, it took me about 5 hours to travel 15 miles in one of the most densely populated cities in North America. Something seems very wrong about that.

The following are just pics of things I noticed about CUMTD that would be nice to see in Los Angeles:

route schedules posted at bus stops


even better: electronically updated status reports at the bus stop

I won’t even get started about how far I was able to travel with little delay or difficulty on public transportation in Japan. It’ll be a while before that sort of thing works its way across the Pacific.

Something else I would like to see in Los Angeles: Jimmy John’s! A friend years ago told me that the owner had been accused of being either racist or sexist, but I don’t know enough about that to comment. I worked as a delivery driver for them for about a year and became hopelessly addicted to their “subs so fast you’ll freak.”


for you philosophers: tasting is believing


always plenty of staff on hand to get things done quickly; so quickly, in fact, you might go crazy


I freaked


mmm mmm good - #10 with dijon

And for those who have problems losing the remote, just get one that couldn’t possibly fit between the couch cushions.

you can control the universe with this thing

Finally, considering that I haven’t posted a video blog in ages, I decided to try to use my built-in webcam today to make another breakfast video. Here’s my disappointment when I realized that the video hadn’t been recording:

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4 Responses to Random Photo Essay

  1. brian says:

    As far as Jimmy Johns:

    in the 80’s (I believe) Mr Jimmy John was accused of and acquitted of rape and sexual harassment of his employees.

    I googled the InterTubes and could find no information about this.

    At the time the whole thing was going on my mothers office was adjacent to JJ corporate headquarters.

    Our friend in the Quad Cities might remember the details.

  2. brian says:

    For the ‘tard parking’

    http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/

    print out and keep some of these on hand: http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/notices/notice_1.pdf

  3. Calliope says:

    Well said.

  4. John says:

    Jimmy John was tried for and acquitted of the charge of rape in Champaign County, IL roughly back in 1992. It was a supposed date rape situation, and I sat in on the trial and witnessed the testimony of both the accuser and Jimmy John. After hearing the testimony, Jimmy was rightfully acquitted, and it was a tragedy that he had to go through the ordeal.

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