Monday, January 30, 2017

Nobu in Malibu

June was an interesting month in this household. It was the third month since Jim passed away, and since I moved in with Calvin. I was doing the best I can to settle in. I started my YouTube Channel and got my own domain name for the blog, around June/July. It was hot as heck and I was too heavy for the middle of summer in LA. I found the scale while unpacking the very last of my stuff from my old place. I mustered the courage to get on it. Oh my goodness! I was the heaviest I had ever been in my entire life! There goes my chance of being in the Weight loss Clinical Study! Now what?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Aloha Festival

A few weeks after filming the Short Film scene where I played a homeless person, I got a call from the director. He wanted to book me again. I was so thrilled! This time, we were going to shoot downtown Los Angeles, which is not far from where I live at all. It was going to be a night shoot. It didn't matter to me because work is work! Right?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Playing a Homeless Person

Apparently, in 2015, I had submitted myself for a role of a homeless person in a short film. I forgot all about it when I didn't hear back from the casting people. Mid 2016, I got a call from a local number to my new home. I was surprised. I hardly knew anyone locally. It was the director of the short film! He wanted to see if I was still available and interested in playing the part. WHAT? Which role? Who? How much? Ahhhh, ok! Yeah, sure, I'd love to!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Camping in Catalina Island

Happy 2017! I wish you nothing but the best in this new year. I hope you have already started on your New Year resolutions.


Wrapping up my Catalina Birthday, we headed back to the campgrounds. I couldn't wait to put my feet up...or down, seeing as we were sleeping on the ground! Our tent was already up, we just had to blow up the beds and go to sleep.

camping, catalina island, sleeping bag, neck pillow
My California King.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Tour of Catalina Island

South African Taxi minibus
Mini South African Taxi? 
After our adrenaline rush, we went for more sightseeing around Catalina Island. There's a museum along the bay. I sucked it up and walked there. You know me, I don't walk! I wanted to see the Marilyn Monroe Exhibit.

        [By the way, I added a FORUM (discussion page) on the home page. Please check it out and let's chat about whatever's on your mind. Here's the link to it. Thanks]

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

Catalina Island

Just before we headed out to the mall , Maggie, Calv's mom, called Calvin and gave him gifts for me for my birthday. I was pleasantly surprised and touched. I definitely didn't expect anything from her. Let's face it, I only met her two weeks prior.

Birthday presents from Mm-In-Law

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Don't Give Me Problems, Give Me Solutions!

It's April 9th; day before my birthday. I'm at Calv's for the weekend. We had planned to go to Catalina Island. To go there, from LA, you take the ferry from Long Beach. If it's your birthday, free ride on the ferry, to and fro. Regardless of when you will be back. We were going to stay overnight and camp out there. I was looking forward to it. I had never been and had always wanted to go. Saturday morning, I was doing laundry and tidying up the house, the usual things you do on a Saturday morning. I couldn't tell you what started it but Calvin went nuts on me! Lent crazy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


For lent, Calvin gave up all things 'fun', including drinking. He kept telling me, before lent, that he didn't know how he was going to cope without his vices because people are full of sh*t out there. As someone who doesn't take/do any of the things he was about to give up, I would encourage him and tell him he would make it. It was only going to be for forty days, after all; not his entire life. He was really psyching himself up. I had never seen that side of him before. I began to wonder how much he was dependent on this 'stuff' on his day to day life. Of course, I didn't want to ask, but I had to wonder! Lent came and, on day one, I was at my place. I received a call from Calvin telling me that he was struggling.