Wednesday, January 28, 2009

sunset at the beach ....

After work finished today I went over to Hermosa beach to relax... I went out to the pier sat down on a bench and just looked out at the sunset while listenin' to some Owl City. I sat there thinking about how lucky I am to have this job. It's not just because all my food, gas and rent is paid for. It's not just because I get to be somewhere warm in the winter, or even that I get to sit by the beach after work. I consider this one of the Lords tender mercies on me that I have this job. I think Heavenly Father realized I'm probably not ready to jump right into the real world, and I think he is easing me in. Haha. I also realize the job market isn't quite what it used to be. I was working some restaurants in a shopping plaza and saw a line of about 70 people with job applications at a grocery store. Times are tough. I am grateful to have a job. That is a tender mercy in itself at this point in time.

Sunset at the beach was amazing.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

groundhounds wknd in vegas....

Went up to Vegas this weekend for Vegas Shakedown 5! CBass came and picked me up after I finished work and we drove up to Vegas to meet up with the rest of the guys. Well, not all the guys were there.... we were missing a few. Brian, you homo, I can't believe you let a little thing like being sick keep you from coming. Haha. It was great seeing everybody. I'm lucky to have friends as good as all of these guys. It was dope that Kory came down as well to watch us dance...
Shakedown 5 was dope. All the guys from Super Crew/ Full Force were there. So we got to watch Do Knock and Ronnie and those guys kill some sets.There were 34 crews battling and after one round they narrowed it down to the top 8. Dang, we gotta work on battling. We didn't make it. Haha, but it was still really dope being there. Going to battles like that always inspire me to practice harder so that next time I can do even better.

After we finished at the battle we went back to the Rio and slept. forever.

Saturday we went onto the strip to do our thing... We went to the fountains in front of the Bellagio and did some dancing. We actually had people throw about $50 bucks into a hat.... haha, split a bunch of ways turned into like $7 bucks for everyone. haha So sick.
Oh man, I didn't want to come back to Cali after such a good wknd... It was so sick being around the crew again. CBass and I had a really good talk on the way back here.... Dang I'm grateful to have friends that help motivate and push me to be better.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

what im thinkin' bout.....

breakdancing. of course.
do you have some place your mind tends to go when it's not directed somewhere intentionally?
Mine goes right to the dance floor. I can't help but think about it, even when I should be focusing on something else.
I can't think of too many things better than hearing a great song, having a great floor, and then goin' out and rockin' some beats.
I love it.
I haven't had much of a chance to practice since I've been down here in LA. But hopefully that will change this week. I just heard about a place where a bunch of bboys get together each week. Time to get back in the swing of things!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

perpetual neverland.....

I’d like to believe that living in a perpetual Neverland is a possibility for me. A place where I am able to do the things I would like to do, when I want to do them and in the way I want to do them. This is not reality. The reality of life is that I have now graduated from college. There are some things you cannot avoid as you grow up. I have bills that need to be paid. Money is a necessity. Priorities need to shift and change. When I was in school I could afford to “waste” time watching bboy videos on Youtube for hours at a time. This is no longer an option for me. When I go to work I am expected to do just that, work. Gone are the days where my biggest frustration was finding that the dance studio on campus was being used by the ballroomers. I now wonder about health care, an ever falling economy and a declining job market. Ughh.
This is not too related, but I actually had a dream that I was Peter Pan several nights ago. Well, at least that’s how the dream started. I was flying (if you have not had a flying dream before, you really need to look into trying it) accompanied by the most carefree feeling I have ever experienced. Sadly the dream ended with me losing not only my ability to fly but that wonderful feeling. And I remember feeling absolutely terrible before I woke up.
I don’t think we are meant to feel like that. And growing up doesn’t have to be like that, at least not my version of growing up. I plan on growing up and somehow holding on to at least a piece of that wonderful carefree feeling . . . . .

Saturday, January 10, 2009

4 dollar cupcake.....

I ate a cupcake the other night that cost $4. $4, are you serious? Those are crack prices. With the drop in gas prices I could almost get 3 gallons for that. But I have to admit, it was perhaps the most amazing cupcake I have ever had. Sprinkles Cupcakes is a pretty popular place. I was told that sometimes the line can stretch all the way down the street. But despite the "trendiness" of the place and although my red velvet cupcake had this great cream cheese frosting on top I'm quite sure I won't be going back. Well, let me rephrase that. I won't be going back on my own tab. While I'm enjoying this "my food is expensed by the company" dream job, it won't kill me to go back and get another one.... or two.