Monday, February 23, 2009

ah, trivial obsessions....

I'm about 2 years into my little fantasy about owning an MGA (pref a MkII btw). I'm also about 2 years into my little reality about owning an MGA (pref a MkII), which basically entails monthly searches of ebay and Craigslist to "check the market." Look at this (Mk.I) sweetheart in NM, currently on ebay.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

saturday night dance party

rave music, leslie hall, tlc, the toy dolls, and now blowfly and wesley willis on the rad henry rollins show.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

how hard could it be?

So I bought this lawnmower a few years back (new, for like $249), then there was no room for it in the garage, then it got left in the rain a few times and stopped running...then I paid $100 to fix it, then it got rained-on again, and has recently been in the not-working column again. Meanwhile, the recent raining-au-go-go has made our yards a veritable jungle. Steaming and everything. So, the mower had to be replaced. Having the money at the moment, I was about to hop in the car and go get a new one when that last yelp for help sounded from the non-op mower. I guess I could try harder to fix it. At this point, Shannon rolled her eyes and shut the kitchen door in my face, leaving me to my fantasies of mechanical repair.

An hour later, I'd fixed it! And, yes, I'm growing a kick-ass moustache, thanks-for-noticing!

Monday, February 16, 2009

random mmmc pics

Early-morn meet-up fer breakfast 'fore heading to the high-desert. Maybe 40 degrees F.

Snootch and Steve-O on Brooks' (now broken-down and cafe'd) chopper.

Me and the /6 on approach to giant rock via the UFO runway near the integratron.

Friday, February 6, 2009

State of the Stable

Oh my god, I am the raddest seat designer there is! Mike at LB Line-X is the man with the industrial needles yo, and he didn't even raise an eyebrow when I told him the color scheme.

More Pics from Sundays past

Some seriously nice artwork. Says "watching the world die."

Part of the abandoned water treatment plant on my all-dirt route to work.

There's 6 of these huge cisterns with those rusty catwalks; a very Star Warsy industrial setting.

Check this thing out. Left side of the photo shows a sea-going rocket launching platform. This company (Sea Launch) is based on Terminal Island, between the LBC & 'Peedro. They sail it to the equator and launch satellites into geosyncronous orbit! This part of the pier is as close as I could get. Luckily, I know some of the Port of L.A. Motorcops (from work), so the Homeland Security Q&A sessions are short after I pull up, shoot 2 pics, and ride off again.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

such a fine bike

Back when I worked on Sundays, I'd take-off early to do some urban adventure riding. The dealership had a rigid Sunday schedule; 10am to 4pm. I'd jam at 7 or 8am, explore around, cruise in at 10, pressure-wash me and the bike off, then walk in and go to work. Here's some pics of that fine era.