Memorable Moments in an Alien World











{August 2, 2014}   Knowing Where to Buy Quality

Last week after I dropped a visiting friend off at LAX, I decided to walk around Abbot Kinney for the afternoon. It was a blast just walking around, talking with random people, overhearing audacious conversations. It is particularly dangerous for me to shop without a specific purpose, but nothing jumped out at me in the very trendy, ridiculously overpriced stores I visited. That is, until I stumbled across an open air shop. Read the rest of this entry »



I have been trying to sublet a room in my apartment for a number of months. It is conceivable to believe that finding a flatmate in Los Angeles can be a bit of a bizarre search. There are few things in life that are as intimate as asking someone to live with you. Yet Read the rest of this entry »



{January 19, 2013}   Punching the Impossible.

Occasionally, something unbelievable happens. Like the pilot who landed his plane on the Hudson River. Or the mountain lion that wandered into downtown Santa Monica from the Santa Monica Mountains.

This is one such account.

Many people have been inquiring as to how I injured my right hand. It’s been in a half cast for over two weeks now and never before I have realized how much I truly utilize my dominate hand.

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It happened like this: Read the rest of this entry »



{December 12, 2012}   Dated.

I have a confession to make. It is one of my great comforts and it is slightly embarrassing.
As I am a person prone to stress, I have pieced together a system that seems to work (for the most part) when I am under the gun. Read the rest of this entry »



{September 29, 2012}   West what?

I am pretentious. It’s a fact that I know and try very hard to keep under wraps. Because that word just doesn’t have the best connotation, right? There are some things I am openly pretentious about. Espresso. Grammar. Chocolate (clearly all very important). But that’s about it. The rest I hide away and try to ignore.

But I stumbled into unsolicited pretension the other day. Read the rest of this entry »



I have gone back and forth on how to phrase this entry, because its weirdness level is so high that I have difficulty expressing it. Should I spare no detail? Ought I even bother to form sentences? Should I attempt to omit it entirely? Alas, I cannot see the latter through to completion because this whole blog is about the other-worldliness of LA. Read the rest of this entry »



et cetera