travel

Hong Kong

Getting ready to head out to China. I'm interested to see what Shanghai is like. All I have to compare it to is the time I spent in Hong Kong which was under British rule for so long, that I wonder is it very different? Is trying to make this comparison similar to trying to find the similarities between New York and Los Angeles, just because they're cities in the same country? WHO KNOWS!!

What the excitment for this trip HAS gotten me to do was revisit some shots I took from Hong Kong. It was such a vibrant and unique place, that I can't wait to go back to the waaay East Coast!

 

 

iParks

splash

Over the weekend, my best friend came in for a visit. Last time he was visiting us, Alex and I were living in San Francisco and we took a sporadic day trip down to LA to go to Disneyland. 

It only seemed appropriate to make a goal out of going to as many Disney parks as we can, within our friendship. So we went to Disney World!
I had big plans of pulling out the old bulky Fuji land camera, and bringing my new little personal camera, but when we finally got into the park, I realized I had forgotten them at home! I ended up just using my iPhone and had such a fun day. Even after my phones battery died.

 

 

Surplus Candy LA

While I was out in LA for work, I found out that one of my favorite fellow pun masters Hanksy was on the west coast turning an abandon mansion into a one night only art show. He and a group of others that are super crafty with a can of spray paint dominated the mansion in a top secret location, painting nearly every crevice of the rickety 4 story interior with tags and art and puns! I got to come in for a sneak preview and take some photos.  

Road Triplets

I've always loved an excuse to spend long amounts of time in the car. A controlled climate where I'm in complete control of the music, direction, and going into unfamiliar surroundings in a completely familiar vehicle.

Living in Orlando hasn't been the most thrilling experience of my life, but it's amount of liveliness makes the 2 hour drives to Tampa feel really exciting.  Especially when my favorite Tampa pet friendly hotel has rooms available, and someone/ band I enjoy braves the swampland of Florida to play! 

This weekend we:

  • packed up the pup and headed to Tampa to go see Patton Oswald  make fun of an accountant in the audience, a clown from Silverlake, Donald Trump, and Florida.
  • ate dinner at a restaurant called Ava.  Home of fancy pizzas, perfectly grilled octopus, and a steak so good that every bite was described to me as the best bite of anything Alex had ever had.
  • fed Harvey his first ever serving of wet dog food, which he went crazy for and the animal biproduct-y smell nearly made Alex hurl.
  • did NOT visit Taco Bus, for the first trip ever.
  • took Harvey to a puppy beach to make some friends and dig his claws into some sand
  • waited 40 minutes to sit outside at Daily Eats, where I got some delicious Mexican breakfast bowl , Alex got a delicious Californian breakfast bowl, and Harvey got some floor scraps of the person who was previously seated at our table
  • got lured way off the highway by a sign advertising a flea market complete with a free circus and a live gator feeding! 
  • listened to more than enough 90's alternative music, for the next….week or so...