South on the 710 freeway
I Love A Little Pussy, Ride A Cock Horse
I am not so mature that I don’t enjoy a little Mother Goose.
Tofu Pho Fantasy
Tofu not content just being Tofu, takes on many forms, most delicious.
The Inevitable Fixed Gear
Originally uploaded by Jory .
Well, there you have it. The wheel of my bike with a fixed gear attached.
It all seems so inevitable now. The stages of adoption of any trend are as follows.
1. Awareness: In this stage the subject becomes aware that a trend exists. I was aware of fixed gear bikes in the 90s due to Sheldon Brown’s website but I never knew it was a trend until I returned to researching bikes online in the last few years. At that point I felt surrounded by the fixed gear trend in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.
2. Fascination: “Whoa! Just What Is It that Makes Today’s Bikes So Different, So Appealing, So Chic and Unique?”
3. Distain: “This has nothing to do with me. Hi, I’m a narcissist.”
4. Mockery: Fear sets in (see 3 above) and the resulting urge to ridicule. “Check out that hipster with no breaks on his bike! Gimmie a break! HA HA! Get it?”
5. Adoption: Fascination wins out over fear. Wisdom over narcissism. “This vehicle has a compelling feature set which pairs nicely with MY lifestyle and personality.”
6. Promotion: The trends continues to expand. “I am blogging about my bicycle.”
I had a dream that I updated my blog
Bánh mì está aquí
There’s construction work going on in Atwater Village this past week in the space next to Viet Noodle Bar (3313 Glendale Blvd.) I’m told (and I hope the story is true) is that the Viet Noodle Bar is expanding to open a Bánh mì sandwich shop here.
Bahn mi if you have never tried one, is a great culinary invention. KP’s Vietnamese American Deli on Hyperion made these Vietnamese sandwiches but closed down last year. KP’s were pretty good. I have higher hopes for this place based on the Pho next door.
Farewell Nike SB Free Rod +
Yesterday I bid farewell to some pretty kicks. These Nike SB Free Rod + were won at a silent auction, deemed to small for my feet, then left on consignment at the Los Angeles sneaker spot, Flight Club.
I am lucky to have known you – however briefly.