Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Morning (Under An Overpass)

Recipe of the Night: Mashed Avocado with Cream (a little garlic & lemon juice) over Pasta

Quote of the Night - "Don't believe everything you think."

My Facebook Page

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa Monica Pier

On Friday, LA Observed made a nice comment about Thursday's photo "Downtown L.A." which resulted in more than 2,000 views. This I like.

Now I'd like to thank everyone who in the past year has put in a nice word about the J-Weed on their blogs. In no particular order they are Eclectic Boogaloo, Glimpses of South Pasadena, Man Talk Now, Chicken Corner, The Teacher's View, MortVark-O-Rama, Debi Cates Photo A Day, Lally's Alley and Don't Look Here For Answers.

If I'm forgetting someone, I'm sorry. Let me know and I'll add your site.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friendly Statue

Recipe of the Night Whole Wheat Coucous cooked in 1 cup chicken broth with 1/4 cup Thai Yellow Curry Sauce. Add Slivered almonds and green onions. (From "Cooking With All Things Trader Joes")

Song of the Night
- John Lee Hooker

There's still time to vote for "Sidewalk in East L.A."

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Two Chairs

Looking forward to my 60,000th visitor...

"If your cup is small, a little bit of salt will make the water salty. If your heart is small, then a little bit of pain can make you suffer. Your heart must be large."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Yes, I'm going to get my free cup of Starbucks but, goddam, people got shot, beaten and blown up to make this day happen.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Dia De Los Muertos

The Day of The Dead. As usual, Our Lady Queen of Angels had a very subdued, very sincere collection of altars to remember those who had "crossed over." The above altar (partial photo) was for the Los Angeles soldiers that had died in Iraq. There wasn't anything political about it but it had obviously been put together by family members - one corner was "For Joselito."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sidewalk In East L.A. (Lomography)

I had never heard of lomography until recently when it became of theme of JPEG magazine. Same as my previous request, I'd appreciate it if you'd click onto it ("View") here.

Now it's time to watch "Mad Men" and have blueberry pie and coffee for dinner. After that, it's off to take more photos.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Spider Web In California Sunlight


1. The polls may be wrong. This is an unprecedented election. No one knows how racism may affect what voters tell pollsters—or what they do in the voting booth. And the polls are narrowing anyway. In the last few days, John McCain has gained ground in most national polls, as his campaign has gone even more negative.
2. Dirty tricks. Republicans are already illegally purging voters from the rolls in some states. They're whipping up hysteria over ACORN to justify more challenges to new voters. Misleading flyers about the voting process have started appearing in black neighborhoods. And of course, many counties still use unsecure voting machines.
3. October surprise. In politics, 15 days is a long time. The next McCain smear could dominate the news for a week. There could be a crisis with Iran, or Bin Laden could release another tape, or worse.
4. Those who forget history... In 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote after trailing by seven points in the final days of the race. In 1980, Reagan was eight points down in the polls in late October and came back to win. Races can shift—fast!
5. Landslide. Even with Barack Obama in the White House, passing universal health care and a new clean-energy policy is going to be hard. Insurance, drug and oil companies will fight us every step of the way. We need the kind of landslide that will give Barack a huge mandate.


BOOK OF THE NIGHT: "Cooking With Trader Joes" by Deena Gunn and Wona Miniati

RECIPE OF THE NIGHT: Prosciutto-wrapped Scallops
Preheat oven to 375. Wrap each Trader Joes Jumbo New England scallop with prosciutto. Bake for 15 mins. Do not overcook. Spread with bruschetta.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Warehouse District

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I'm trying to create a little traffic and maybe even votes for some photos I posted on a website. If you could go here and click on a few photos, I'd appreciate it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Midnight At The Boardwalk (Venice)

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Quote of the Day (or Night):

"I and the mystery here we stand"

-Walt Whitman

Interesting Fact of the Day: Somehow, a blog called Inaccessible Island found The Jimson Weed Gazette from a place that's kind of far away.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'll Send You A Free Photo

Make a $25 (or more) donation to Barack Obama and I'll send you a photo of "Stars and Stripes on Hollywood Blvd." It'll be a high quality 5x7 Epson Archival Inkjet print.

Contact me at kmac999.kevin at gmail dot com or through my website, East of West LA or leave a comment here.

(And yes, this is on the honor system.)

Monday, September 01, 2008

East Of West LA

My website, East of West LA, is now up and running. There might be a glitch or two but overall, I'm very happy with it.

Feel free to leave comments.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Requiescant In Pace

Question of the Night: In yesterday's New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote the following:

We got to know Barack and Michelle Obama, two tall, thin, rich, beautiful people who don’t perspire, but who nonetheless feel compassion for their squatter and smellier fellow citizens.

Did Brooks call the Obamas "uppity"?

In my opinion, he did and I just sent a letter to the NYT telling them so.