Archive for November, 2005

Franklin Visit (College Friends are Always Fun)

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Franklin Weiner!Franklin IM’d me out of the blue yesterday. He is an old friend from college. We’ve kept in touch loosely through the years since college. Whenever we hang out we have so much fun. It turns out that he’s in Las Vegas working a contract gig until December. He’s coming to Los Angeles this weekend and we agreed to go out.

It’s so nice to hang out with old friends. When I moved here from Miami I only knew two people in California. Meera who I went to high school with lives in Berkeley. My other friend Heidi, who lives in Long Beach I met at college. I’ve made a couple of friends while living here but it’s always great to hang out with friends from college. For some reason it was always so easy to make friends in college. I guess being drunk all the time does have it’s benefits!

Back to Franklin. Franklin is a big horndog, at least he was when I knew him in college. If he hasn’t changed then we’ll have tons of fun in LA! I’ll take him through the dirty, dirty tour of West Hollywood, Hollywood, and Silver Lake. Hopefully I’ll be getting my camera back from Best Buy this week so that I can snap some pictures of our adventure!

I spent most of my weekend working on my sites. I owe so much to Jason from work who hooked me up with a sweet header for WeHoHap.com. It is so nice looking! I also spent the weekend working on RainbowPaws.net. I found a pet pattern online and I made the header all by myself using it! I’m very proud since I’m kind of retarded with graphics and PhotoShop in general!

Saturday Nicola and I hit downtown. The day started rather late because I took so damn long, yes I admit it, it was my fault. When I got to her place we went to Venice to have some lunch. We ate at this great Italian place by the pier. But I can’t remember the name. The portions were huge! Afterwards we set off for downtown. Downtown has the same charm that Miami downtown has. Most of the area has been run down over the years. The highlight of the trip was going to Olivera Street. That was the first settlement of Los Angeles and it’s like a tiny theme park for all things mexican. There are tons of mexican restaurants, shops, and memorabilia. I’m a sucker for el Dia De Los Muertos celebration, so I eat up all that stuff! I bought a kickass wallet for less than $20.00 that looks like I paid $50.00 for it!

We didn’t go to Santi Alley but we’ll do that next time. I did catch a glimpse of the Disney Philermonic stadium but we didn’t pass that area. I hear OverSee.net is by there :)

Franklin Weiner!So of course it wouldn’t be me without obssessing over a new car before I actually buy the damn thing. I wanted the Honda Element so bad. But the new 2006’s really failed me. The colors aren’t that cute and I started to feel that I needed a car that said less college and more urban professional. I liked the Infinity FX but that thing was as expensive as a Range Rover! NO WAY! I didn’t know that Nissan and Infinity are basically the same company and the Nissan Murano is like 20K less and it has some cool features!

I built and priced mine last night and now I am in love. The only thing that is missing is that I have to get a kit to be able to play my iPod directly with it. Once I do that everything will be perfect! The car has a navigation system, rear view cameras, a smart key that you need to have on your person and will automatically open up doors like on garage door spring replacement service in Seattle, a garage opener, 6 cd changer in dash, and Satellite Radio! I have to wait to February to get it because things at work are a little stable, I have to save enough for a down payment, and in February I get my tax refund!! BOOM downpayment!

Rome is coming on in a few so I have to get going. Bye for now…

Halloween Gallery is Up

Monday, November 7th, 2005
Tequila Party

I got the pictures for the Halloween West Hollywood Festival up! I took like four pics but Jim sent me all of the pics that he took. Good thing he took a whole bunch of pics because there were so many great costumes. We missed taking a picture of the best costume, Ashlee Simpson. I took only a glimpse but Nicola said it was incredible!

With out further ado here is the link to the pics: WeHo Halloween 2005.

I’m also putting the finishing touches on my latest website creation: WeHo Happenings. It’s a blog that basically covers all the events, restaurants, bars, etc in West Hollywood. I’m going to have so much fun with that one! Make sure you visit and click on the paid links for me :)

Next week I’ll have the Rainbow Paws website up. That’s the website that I was creating for gay and lesbian pet owners to form a club in Los Angeles. Once I finish the design of that one I’ll put the link up so you guys can check it out!

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