• Buddies,  travel

    Lunching in HB

    Ladies who Lunch in HB

    I had a lunch date with my friend Jbomb yesterday. We decided to meet in Huntington Beach. We just call it “HB” around here cause we’re “local like that”. HB used to be a lot of fun way back in the day. Toby and I used to eat at the Sugar Shack every weekend. Those were the days when I liked to walk around wearing a bikini top for a shirt. Now I’ve been replaced with the next three generations. It’s still fun though. As long as you stay out of the water since leaking sewage seems to be a problem. Ew!

    Jbomb and I had a great time. We ate at a fantastic restaurant, walked up and down the pier, watched the surfers surf gigantic waves (who probably all have infections because they are soaking themselves in polluted waters) and of course shopped. Except Jbomb and I talk so much we mostly just walk. I didn’t buy a thing. Which is good for my saving-my-pennies-for-Paris-plan.

    Here’s a secret about HB that you can learn from a “local” like me. More like a “yokel” but I think it’s the best thing ever when I visit. Parking is a big ol’ pain in HB. Like any beach city, every space has a meter and the tourists flock by the thousands. Everything is crowded even on a cloudy day. Pedestrians block you at every turn. So you might as well just park and walk as soon as possible.

    The best deal in parking is the parking garage across the street from the theatre. (I think it’s $1.50 an hour but most of the nearby restaurants validate.) Once you’re in, go ALL the way to the top. This can be annoying if you’re stuck behind someone hell bent on getting the very first spot available. There is really no point in parking on the first three floors. They are dark and crowded and you’ll never find a spot. Go ALL the way to the top and park on the roof! No one ever parks on the roof and you’ll get a great view of the town. Best kept secret I know. I love the roof. I always spend several minutes up there just watching all the people down below. It’s great. Then, when you’re done people watching, all you have to do is ride the elevator down to main street and tah dah you’re in the middle of everything without the stress and mess.

    There, you can’t say I never told you anything.

    Thanks for all the FAQ’s yesterday and the day before. I’m definitely going to cover how to make a “revolving slide show”. Stay tuned. It’s very easy.

  • Shop Talk

    Digging Up Some New Digs

    Digging Some New Digs

    Some of you noticed my new banner today. I got another bee in my bonnet and decided to redesign my whole website. Then I redesigned the whole thing again and this time it’s red red red! Nothing says “secret agent” like red, right? Plus it’s my favorite color. So you’re probably wondering where all these new designs are. They’re still in Illustrator. I have to figure out how to turn them into web pages. It’ll probably take me three years.

    In the meantime I thought I’d ask for some help. I’m making a Frequently Asked Question page and it covers things like linking, how to be a secret agent, what programs I use to make vector art, how to make a slideshow etc etc. But I just wanted to put it out there and ask if there were any other burning questions you might like to see formally answered? Email me or leave em in the comment box (oh how I miss you, former comment box. I hope to get it back very soon).