Weekend in Brief 5

Mar 24-26 A new day, a new club, Airport Lounge, courtesy of David Fu. Been spending many a weekend with that guy and it’s like meeting a new version of the same person, slightly upgraded, each year for six years, until one sunny afternoon, you discover a completely different person. Many thanks to the folks who trucked out, Alex, Willis, Sean, and Jay. Celebrated Riley’s First Birthday the next morning, 40+ guests of happening peeps, and a petting zoo too! Thoughts of chasing chickens in the street. When evening rolled in with gray clouds and friends, sang and was serenaded the birthday tune for twin connections at Maki Maki. And tomorrow? A race through middle California to bring a silly headed brother back to school.

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The 700+ mile weekend ends. After 8 hours driving, around 6 PM, I pull off to the shoulder of the 101 Freeway in Ventura County and spend 15 minutes with a cigarette and a camera, shooting the West Coast sunset. 5 cars join me; the dusky air rebounds in flashes of light. A giddy couple asks for help with memory archiving. The traffic back South winds around bends in serpentine curves, onlookers from every window with envious gleams in their eyes; their cars chase dust devils, joins the stream, and becomes another scale.

There is Life after turning 25. But who knew this trip would take 12 hours?

14 thoughts on “Weekend in Brief 5

  1. life doesn’t really start until 25, right? reassure me.

    i have heard of this “airport lounge”–ingenious idea.

    i love that you pulled off the highway to take pictures. more of us should.

    post them if you can. continue enjoying life after 25, you fossil. i keed, i keed.

    best wishes

  2. life doesn’t really start until 25, right? reassure me.

    i have heard of this “airport lounge”–ingenious idea.

    i love that you pulled off the highway to take pictures. more of us should.

    post them if you can. continue enjoying life after 25, you fossil. i keed, i keed.

    best wishes

  3. My take on it is that 25 is one of those precursors before the “big” one… in this case, 30. I think 45 – 50 is another combo to watch for, and 65 – 70.

    How the next 5 years go will probably depend on how I handle this year… but as shit-scared as I was, this has probably been one of the most dynamic years ever. In other words, *sigh of relief*, life hasn’t stopped being any less interesting.

  4. My take on it is that 25 is one of those precursors before the “big” one… in this case, 30. I think 45 – 50 is another combo to watch for, and 65 – 70.

    How the next 5 years go will probably depend on how I handle this year… but as shit-scared as I was, this has probably been one of the most dynamic years ever. In other words, *sigh of relief*, life hasn’t stopped being any less interesting.

  5. god, i miss those california sunsets.

    gorgeous, just gorgeous

    nothing ordinary about those sunsets when all you’ve seen for a year is gray sky.

    thanks!

  6. god, i miss those california sunsets.

    gorgeous, just gorgeous

    nothing ordinary about those sunsets when all you’ve seen for a year is gray sky.

    thanks!

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