Friday, September 16, 2011

The Painted Ground Tumbl's On

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.

Labor unrest and mediocre "green-themed content" all in the same week. Coincidence?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Burn, Hollywood! Burn!

Hello, True Believers!

Greetings from the Land of Make Believe!

News hasn't been good since I got here. There's fires here and there and everywhere.

I swear I had nothing to do with them.

As I was coming home after work this evening, driving on the 101, I could see the mountains. They're pretty much covered in smoke. This is proving to be one interesting time down here.

In other news, I still miss San Francisco. I did go up for a visit last weekend. On the way back down, I saw tons of fire trucks driving on the 5 on their way to battle the blazes. Most of them were from the Bay Area. Represent!

Pic courtesy of Hollywood, CA.

*sigh* I can't believe I just wrote that.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I Left My Heart...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Heart Week: On Burritos and Rainbows

All apologies about missing yesterday's post. I've been trying to download that damned Radiohead album the last couple of days. I knew I should have pre-ordered it.

Now, where were we?

Oh, yes. Los Angeles.

The week is waning and I'm due down there on Monday morning. I have a list of things I need to do before I leave, yet nothing has been accomplished. Although, that's typical of my life. Thankfully it's not a complete move. I just need to bring some essentials down with me for the time being. A friend has graciously allowed me use of a room in her apartment for a while.

What I really want is a burrito. I know I won't be able to get a decent San Francisco-style burrito down in The Valley. The bright side is that I'll be up in San Francisco almost every weekend. Even if I arrive late at night, El Farolito is open until 4 a.m. God bless 'em.

Oh! My download is complete. Gotta go...

Pic courtesy of SF, CA.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Heart Week: The Weather


At this moment it's sunny in Los Angeles, while I don't think I've seen the sun all day up here in San Francisco.

My move down to Southern California will raise a very interesting question. That being, "Which is better: The perpetual sunshine L.A. or San Francisco's perpetually fickle autumn-like weather?"

I have all these awesome clothes that are perfect for San Francisco's weather. Most of my wardrobe consists of clothing that are perfect for the perpetual autumn of San Francisco. Sweaters are great because they can hide your belly.

I'll no longer be able to hide my belly!

I'm doomed, I tell you! Doomed!

Pic is old school and courtesy of SF, CA.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Heart Week, Day One

Heart Week kicks off... NOW!

Okay, kids! Here's the big news. As our ol' pal in Portland mentioned, Good Ol' T.A.F.K.A.Y.E.L.R.A. got himself a job. (Thanks for the congrats, btw)

That's the good news. The bad-news-that's-not-really-bad-but-pretty-good is that the job is in Southern California. In fact, it's within the confines of the city of Hollywood. No, I'm not working for a big studio. Nor am I going to walk the streets at night selling my sexual talents for money.

I will be working in the film-related industry. Which, is darn good 'cuz my Cinema degree was going to waste the last several months.

The only thing is that I'll be leaving my beloved city of San Francisco for a while. I had stated previously that things were getting a tad hairy up here. A change will do me good for a while.

Where does this leave this blog? After all, its name comes from a street in San Francisco where DDT/PDX used to live and where the first stencils were spotted. Don't fret because Los Angeles has street art as well. Plus, Mrs. T.A.F.K.A.Y.E.L.R.A. has to finish school up in SF. Looks like I'll be taking advantage of the $39 one way trips on Southwest a lot for a while.

So, you'll be seeing a lot more graffiti from SoCal here. Plus, I'm going to attempt to keep up with all of our friends up in The Paris of the West during my weekend visits. Additionally, the Portland Crew will be keeping up the good work. We'll also post pix from the places we visit and the places friends visit.

So... There you have it. The Painted Ground is establishing a Hollywood office. We promise to never name drop. More to come later in the week.

Pic courtesy of SF, CA.