Every year since I have moved to SoCal, I have always attended the Rose Parade. It’s a fun thing that I wanted to do since I was a kid and now that I live here, I make it a priority to attend every year. It’s fun and I like to just watch the floats, people watch and just see the excitement. But one of the things that I have adopted is to talk with the people who hold up the big Jesus signs.
You know who they are. Like the photo of the one on the right I took today. They hold these big signs with verses from the Bible that call for people to repent, follow Jesus or eternal damnation will happen.
I am fascinated by these people. One, they are very vocal and very loud. Is it good? Is it bad? I don’t know.
The second reason why I like them is because they got major balls to be so bold in faith like this. I have to talk to them. So I have in years past. I did it again today.
Filed under Adventure, Faith
Whenever I am back home I always eat. Why? Because I want to see friends and food is a great way to do it!
I mean, I went to La Penca Azul and got a burrito so big I had to save the other half for breakfast, which was still too much.
Then I went to Eureka! in Berkeley to eat this!
Then I went to see “Jackie” which was so heartbreaking, yet told so well that I just really couldn’t even grasp the whole concept of the darkest week in American history. Amazing!!!
Filed under Adventure, Food
I was sworn to secrecy and not allowed to share on social media about this, but I’ll do it anyway.
A couple days ago I was back with the crew I do filming with to be an extra. (My first since Moneyball). This one for the Amazon show I won’t name but I will link photos to here.
It was awesome. We were there from 7:30am to almost 6:30pm filming. The entire thing was set at a high school and I sat all over the place and was filmed for several scenes, even making a friend named Carlos along the way.
We would shoot, retake, shoot again. Then we would wait a little outside. Then we would come back in, go to new places in the theater and shoot some more scenes. It was real cool to watch the actors do their lines, meet Dee, and even just kind of chill.
They fed us sandwiches and snacks and so forth. I didn’t win any raffle prizes. But still, overall, it was so cool to act and just be in a show. Catch me when it airs!
My girl is five years old. I remember going to the lot and picking her out. She’s paid for and she’s mine!!!
I lived in Royce during my freshman year. I experienced college there for the first time. Homework. Drinking. Slacking off. Drug use. I didn’t do all of that. But I saw some of it. Oh and it was fun to meet people and just getting to enjoy the college life right in the heart of campus.
They are gone now. I will miss it. So many memories all gone.
Thank you brick dorms. It was fun!
Christmas is supposed to be fun, right? I mean, the holiday is supposed to bring joy to people with gifts, family and joy. But not for me. Christmas has always been one of my least favorite holidays of the year. In fact, I just find the whole “holiday season” to be stressful.
I remember my friend once told me that the reason why I don’t like Christmas was because I was never rooted in a joy for the holiday because I never believed in Santa Claus. I was told that I missed out on enjoying Christmas to its fullness because I didn’t believe in Santa. Well, you tell me how I am supposed to be in Santa. I lived in a neighborhood that would shoot some guy creeping around at night into people’s houses. The house I lived in did not have a chimney. Those mall Santas all looked so different. I just didn’t believe in this guy named Santa.
Of course it didn’t help either that my parents don’t care about Santa either and never played that game. No new Christmas gifts under the tree. So yeah, Santa was fake and I had no other reason to care about this holiday.
Filed under Faith, Holiday