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Wednesday, November 30, 2005


We have found one of the few actual pedestrian areas in LA county and it's Santa Monica. Santa Monica is pretty much like every scene from White Men Can't Jump, except the Jeopardy scene. ("I'll take vegetables that start wit' Q!" -Rosy P). There were basketball courts along the beach and off in the distance...dudes working out. You may also know Santa Monica from Sheryl Crow's song "All I Want To Do". We didn't see Sheryl, but I wished she was there playing basketball outside. Then I thought if she WAS there playing basketball, and I was on the other team, then I would probably just take her down low and post her up. Work from there.

Santa Monica is pretty cool, there are lots of pedestrian areas, some local businesses, and a pier that I think I've seen in the movies before. At the end of said pier we came upon the man you see in this picture. This guy was super sweet.

Note the organ pedals made from pvc piping.
Note that he is big time: Jimmy Kimmel.
Note, most importantly, the drumstick at the end of his guitar.

He sounded awful.

(PS: While "googling" how to spell the word awful, I saw this. Awful. Warning, there is a side-boob, no big deal though)


  • The Santa Monica pier is pretty nice and yes it has been seen in about 486 movies. I liked having lunch on the little green grassy areas that overlook the beach. Did you go to the walking mall in Santa Monica (it's a few blocks away from the beach)? It's closed off to cars and basically it's 3 blocks of Abercrombie & Fitch and that store that Britney Spears buys hats at. Something Dutch. Sweet. It's almost like a village market...

    They do have this store that sells massaging chairs that you can try out for free so it's worth the trip just for that.

    You should check out Venice Beach too. If Santa Monica is pop music then Venice is like heavy metal. Lots of tatoo and piercing parlours. There is usually a crazy music guy of some sort wandering around too.

    By Anonymous E-Wood, at December 01, 2005  

  • Good entry. Did you see anyone rollerskating in Neon spandex? That's the right beach, correct? Any boom-boxes or breakdancers? Keep posting updates! They're very good! You should add a link to my page, and I'll add a link to yours!

    By Blogger Warren du Plooy, at December 02, 2005  

  • Yes, we did walk around the walking mall and it was basically polo-park, but outside.

    We haven't been to Venice Beach, but it sounds fairly worth while. Lately I've found that the possiblity of really bad traffic is such a mental barrier to actually going to some of these places. But usually it's not that bad.

    By Anonymous Gareth, at December 04, 2005  

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