I’m from Sandusky, Ohio…which is almost exactly between Toledo and Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie. Toledo is about 50 miles west of Sandusky and Cleveland is about 55 miles east of Sandusky. Sandusky’s claim to fame is Cedar Point, the best amusement park in the world. If you’ve been there, you know why.
One night, my best friend and I were taking a walk in Venice, California, which we often did, most of the time at night. Many times, we would walk to every border of Venice, like two dogs marking their territory. There are many awesome fucking reasons to walk around Venice. Most nights took us down
In the 1990s… you know, the ancient times…it was commonplace for young people to experiment with and/or convert to Islam. I have to believe that the conversion rate was much higher than it is over most periods of time, but I don’t do research. Rappers were preaching it and high-schoolers were eating it up. I
I just went in to get insurance as a driver. I don’t own a car. I bike. In today’s world, though, you need insurance for everything. The insurance lady was a very good looking Mexican-American woman. It was a Saturday, and she was the only one in the office. I asked her why they only
When I lived with Vascago, back in 1994, we both had the luxury of meeting Tyson, the dog. Vascago dabbled here and there in the business of selling and breeding pure-bred Rottweilers. He was in cahoots with a semi-shady character known as “Couch”. Couch earned his moniker through his portly ability to fall asleep on
I used to hike in the L.A. area quite often. If you have never been to L.A. or are unaware, there are hundreds of hikes in the area. All worthy of your time and effort. I mostly hiked on the coastal Santa Monica mountain range. Eric Dickerson is one of the greatest football players ever.
I used to work at a Subway in a fairly affluent part of Minneapolis, I guess. Yeah, I was a motherfuckin’ sandwich artist. Back when Subway still thought cutting a “U-Gouge” in your loaf of bread was the best way to make a sandwich, instead of just cutting the loaf in half, length-wise, as they
There is a fairly famous scene in the original “National Lampoon’s Vacation” movie whereby Clark Griswald, played by Chevy Chase, is offered a beer by his cousin Eddie, played by Randy Quaid. Two things, first, tho. One, I am old enough that I remember this movie simply as “Vacation” and, two, I just used the
I worked at Paisley Park when Prince had what he called a “Celebration”. It was held in the first or second week of June, near his birthday. It was a week-long event where he had several artists come out and play at Paisley Park. It was THE BEST week of music you would ever want
I worked for Prince for several years, but only on occasion. I did not travel with him. I worked mainly on Friday nights at Paisley Park. Prince would open up Paisley after bar close, which in those days was one a.m., and have an after party for whoever wished to make the effort to see,