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 »



{September 8, 2012}   When There Are Just Too Many Zeros

No, I’m not referring to binary code. Nor am I making reference to the UK band.

This week something INCREDIBLE happened. I received a paycheck after two months of, well, NOT getting paid. I went to the bank to deposit my check and as I was conversing with the teller, I noticed something out of the ordinary. As he got my cash ready, I let myself take a good, long look at the keypad on which I had just typed my PIN.

Finally, I looked at the teller and laughed. I told him that this particular branch of Chase must handle very wealthy clientele. Questioningly he looked at me, but nodded and said, “Yes, I suppose we do. What makes you say that, though?” Read the rest of this entry »



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