Camera Sad to Car Chase

Earlier this afternoon, my snapshot digital camera was swiped (stolen, snagged, taken without my permission) and I spent a good deal of an hour chatting with locals, store owners and innocent passers by in the overly optimistic hopes that I’d catch up with the gang of kids I suspected had it.

Resigned, I head to midtown to meet up with Davy, who’s sitting at Young Avenue Deli, waiting for 4:00 to roll around when he can check into the hostel. And, just for my amusement, a classic stupid human makes breaking news in a high-speed LA car chase.

The bartender, clad in a Pabst utility-man work shirt, is overly excited about the first car chase of the year and revs up the crowd, which includes a table of police likely on their break since the station is across the street.

I’ll admit, the enthusiasm of the bar has lifted me from the photo-loss blues, or perhaps it’s the Pilsner Irquell. Either way, I decide to stick around town for one more night. It’s supposed to be 65 tomorrow and the dinner a fine gentleman asked to buy me sounds relaxing. We only get one shot at life, right?


  • Jewel
    March 8, 2008 at 11:39 am

    thank you! it’s amazing how much time i can spend thinking in circles and this is a great reminder to just breathe and continue enjoying life. you’re a blessing and still the same creative sweetheart i’ve always known.

  • Karen
    March 4, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Hey, sounds like you had a good time with our friend, Paul. Man, I’d love to sit outside in the sun, catching a tan, and drinking some frosty beverages. Soon, enough, I suppose (if I’m in the mood with a newborn). That sucks about your camera – I hope you didn’t have a whole trip-full of pics loaded on it. I thought I’d amuse you for a moment…you commented on your interest in what others see in you (or something of that nature). You are the same person I knew from school. Free-spirited, courageous in unknown circumstances (i.e. travel by yourself across country), friendly and outgoing yet at times on the introverted side, not one to abide by rules of conformity (which probably gets you some looks from those on the straight-and-narrow), and a person who no matter what, can pick up where your friendship left off like years have not passed (a quite endearing quality). I could go on and on, but you’re probably sick of hearing things you already know…plus, I have a patient to see! Later, Karen


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