the weather in New York was really getting me down. Cold, windy, snow,
ice, etc. So when my Uncle called and invited me to come out and visit
him in Santa Monica, how could I say no?
my Uncle Charlie after picking me up at the airport.
to not be freezing!!
you believe it took my Uncle three tries to get the car to fit inside
those who are not hip to Californian news, there's a strike going on
at the supermarkets, so there are protestors out all day harassing people
trying to buy groceries. How freaky is that??
on vacations I get bored and chase Windmills. What? You don't?
shrine. This is where I come to touch myself. I mean, get in touch with
myself. I mean my inner self. I quit.
ashes. Rumor has it that he fought like hell to get out of that oven.
Non-violent resistance my eye!!
trees, you gotta love it.
sad is it that my Uncle is a cat person?
is the most awesome store in Santa Monica. Puzzle Zoo! This is their
Lord of the Rings window display.
also in the window, Batman and Catwoman!
next day we were off to Venice Beach!
Charlie looking buff.
ocean! Gotta love the lack of snow and ice!
Dragon! Scourge of the beach adventurers!
Didja get it?
the orange tree in my Uncle's backyard. And they're yummie.
Gym! What a cool place. But damn, those weights are heavy! I almost
broke a sweat!
dinner that night, my Uncle decided to make my favorite Turkish dish,
enough, even though he's using my Grandmother's recipe, it's strangely
similar to my Spat Burgers!
the finished product grilling up.
if you're short on chop meat, you can also use cat. It's what's for