Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy V Day!

Despite its capitalization by Hallmark, I hope everybody has a good one. Wish I could be with this gal. Tomorrow seems like a long way off...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Lazy Mornings and a Challenge Made of Fruit

I woke up at 10 am today after sleeping for about four hours in the back seat of my car. The night shift probably would not be so brutal if you are used to working it and probably even less brutal if you have a nice bed in which to sleep. Regardless, I am having fun (I think) running around downtown San Diego on a freight train at 4 in the morning. Now I just have to figure out a way to make good pictures. In my failure to sleep, here are a couple of images that probably would have been featured in the week in pictures, so just chalk them up on my tally for the cup quest. Oh, and Mooney, for breakfast I had the bagel and fresh fruit cup which consisted of a banana, honeydew, cantaloupe and canned pineapple. Fresh my bum.

This is Clement Smith, a Ventura County Native. He was going to pick up an RV from his grandfather in San Diego. He once saved a dogs life, which in turn saved a womans life.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

In the Meantime

As the train project rolls on, I find myself burning days and tripping up. I am stepping up the coverage but I think i might be stepping out of bounds at the same time. It makes sense to me, I just hope that everything finds a way to link up in the end. Today while I was waiting for a tour of a Union Pacific facility in Long Beach, I met TL Ray, of TL Ray and the Family, a gospel singer trying to sell his cd on the street. He's been playing since '97 after getting out of the joint for the second time. He is one of the most positive people I have met in a while. He says that if needed, he would sacrifice his own life to save his sister.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I'm torn over the American work ethic. I love the spirit of the country but a growing part of me wants to live in a country where its standard to take a break during the middle of the day.