Drive-by Karaoke

It’s always good to roll down your windows to hear some of the nice sounds of Lincoln Heights. I guess this is another karaoke option?

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“Uhh, I Don’t Know”

And with that timeless line our hero slacker begins his job interview. The rest of this song is even better. I had to share it as it’s hard to find now, even though it used to be online. Yeah, it’s old. Maybe new to you. Still speaks to me, haha!

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Sleepin’, drinkin’, smokin’ and tokin’.
Lurkin’, overtin’, not workin’… Grrr!

Gettin’ fired from my job
Seems unavoidable.
The robot race
Is unemployable.
If I’m not late
You know I’m absent.
I’m the poster boy
For sexual harassment.

My only food
From W. I. C..
I got two jobs
And I lost three.
The job market’s hard,
That’s easy to say.
I can’t even spell

Sleepin’, drinkin’, smokin’ and tokin’.
Lurkin’, overtin’, not workin’… Grrr!

Never came home from my
Paid vacation to Saturn.
Past out halfway through
My interview at the tavern.
Now I’m back on the streets
Without a cent to my name.
All bum fightin’ got me
Was a dent in my brain.
Spend my life drinkin’ alcohol
And smokin’ the dank.
Took my job placement test
And it came out blank.
Had my baby piss
For my third drug test.
When it came back positive
I got depressed.

Now I’m lookin’ for a job
That I think would be easy.
Thinkin’ fast food
But I’m too damn lazy.
Construction be cool
Holdin’ that sign,
Where I find myself
The unemployment line.
Food stamps, welfare:
How I earn my keep.
Gettin’ drunk all day
And still can eat.
Y’all’s got jobs-
Your life’s destroyed.
I’ll be permanently

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First World Problems


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Huevos Rancheros: Loteria Grill – Downtown


I’ve reviewed the Huevos Rancheros from Loteria Grill before, way back in 2008, mostly because I was so far from my usual areas of eating interest that I had to explore the local terrain. I wasn’t planning to dabble in double dipping with this outlet of Jimmy Shaw’s growing collection of eateries but I did find myself here on a day I was craving a savory meal that resonated with my palate. Awwfugit, I have my camera, I’ll make it an adventure.

Does absence makes the heart grow fonder?

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No Quitarme La Botella


Remember when I used to post music on this page? So many years ago. But then I sorta stopped, not sure why, maybe to give this online landing a structure of sorts and not bother people with my personal preferences. The stupidity of that only becomes clear when you type it out. It might make sense tomorrow.

I drove by this spot recently, it reminded me of being at the actual Alhambra in Granada and how badly this community has lived up to the original. As far as I can tell, there is nothing of majesty to be found in our So. Cal Alhambra. Nothing to mesmerize you with a sense of wonder and awe, no equivalent to the Patio of Lions. Instead you get the typical suburban landscape of franchised consumer outlets that should give your life some meaning. Somehow.

Of course, that leads to wanting to forget. Thus this song. And why I thought of it all in the first place.

“a ver si no pienso en ella
y yo la consigo olvidar”

Now that should be their motto!

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Huevos Rancheros: The Cheesecake Factory


Look, I’m as surprised by the fact that you are reading this as I am by the reality that I went and had Huevos Rancheros at the fucking Cheesecake Factory. It’s terrible news all around, guilt and shame is on both our hands. So let’s just get on with it, no?

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