As you might be able to tell, my phone was dying when I shot this so it’s reel short.
On a lazy Saturday afternoon, I saw a bunch of these young guys hanging around the San Diego Marine Embarcadero Park near the Star of India, watching another guy jump his bicycle over an open gutter with a dead bird they said they put in it. It seemed like such a shame that these guys have nothing else to do except create what they joked about was “hepatitis water.” Not to mention how cruel it is for the poor dead bird and unsafe for the kids. Is this creativity or chaos? Shouldn’t the city do something?
I had to stop to charge up my electric car at the Fashion Valley Mall after waiting an hour and a half in terrible rainy traffic coming from the Mission Valley Mall. I finally got there and plugged in. I decided to shop for a new computer at the Microsoft Store and was greeted by this friendly, funny robot.
I got up early New Years eve Morning to see the balloon parade. I’ve always wanted to see it so this year I didn’t miss it. It took me awhile but I finally found a place to park where I shouldn’t have, but unknowingly it became a fantastic view where the balloons all went to deflate.
Here’s my imaginary San Diego family.
Here’s a not so Kosher pig.
Thought I was dreaming when I saw this T-Rex floating down the street.
This must have been that worm in my tequila.
San Diego Zoo Panda
I want to be the wizard of WordPress.
Is there a need to fear?
This is my favorite shot. Kind of surreal.
This guy was with other people who had devil masks. It was kinda scary.
As you can see, he had a devil on his pants.
I thought the parade was over when this space shuttle balloon came by. This was the last float. Then I drove away in time so I didn’t get a parking ticket. Happy New Year!
We’ve all seen it. You’re at a public place, usually enjoying an entertainment event when a parent walks by with a child on a leash. It’s a little shocking to see at first, but then you reason that the child could get away and the parents would be liable, not to mention missing them. The “leash” in the picture above isn’t too bad. I’ve seen others that look like they belong on a precious pooch instead. I don’t have children, but how do you feel about unruly children on leashes? What would you do if you had one or saw one?
For my job promoting 180 Solar Power, I set appointments at the Reptile Super Show. Here’s a blue camillion, one of my favorite animals there at the San Diego Civic Center.
This is my favorite chameleon photo. The colors are exquisite!
This iguana is such a cool bad boy!
These are some pretty brave kids.
So… what kind of insurance do you need?
Personally, I believe that most reptiles should be left in the wild, but lizards, chameleons, and turtles might make good pets. I’m not a snake fan though. I also like to occasionally eat fried frogs legs at the Seaside Buffet in Mira Mesa. They’re so tasty. I can’t help myself!
Found out the 4.5 earthquake epicenter this morning was located in Cabazon,CA,about 85 miles away where they have those huge steel and plaster dinosaurs that were in the Per Wee Herman movie, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Perhaps this a reminder that if we don’t treat the earth better, then we will be the next “dinosaurs.”
Here’s a link about Cabazon Dinosaurs: https://socalfieldtrips.com/insider-tips-for-visiting-cabazon-dinosaurs-near-palm-springs/
Get a signed copy of my autobiographical novel, “Naked Skydiving,” based on the true story of the personal life of a dream interpreter, travelling through the west coast before 9-11, now available in the San Diego local author section at Verbatim Books, 3793 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104.
Verbatim is a great, open minded space to get zines, modern fiction and classics, in a cool, artistic area of San Diego without that Barnes and Noble Big Box corporate mall feeling. They even have a poetry night once a month. So you can read your work there too!
However, if you’re looking for a bookstore with Wi-Fi, as the cashier, Nick, who’s a great guy, agreed with me, they want you to read books here, like you did in your old college bookstore. Not be on the internet. Maybe even heaven forbid, buy a few. Authors can sell there books on consignment too and get 60%. Just ask their cool staff members. Not many chairs here to sit down, but it’s a great literary hangout!