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.
I actually snapped this one before leaving LA. Who doesn’t love a parking tard?
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.
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:
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.”
And for those who have problems losing the remote, just get one that couldn’t possibly fit between the couch cushions.
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: