Carving jack-o-lanterns

The Kid, carving (close up) Originally uploaded by corey_porter. Lindsey, The Kid and I carved jack-o-lanterns (photo set) yesterday. It was great fun, and we got two rad jack-o-lanterns and a big bowl full of roasted pumpkin seeds out of the deal. Yay!

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For Carl Solomon

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the first public reading of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl. It happened in San Francisco’s Six Gallery and brought poetry reading back from the hallowed halls of academia to everyday Joe’s like you and me. Jack Kerouac was there. Berkeley’s faculty was represented. In an interview I heard today, poet Gary […]

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I’ve created a monster

We’ve been JAMMED! Originally uploaded by corey_porter. The Kid and I went to the Pasadena Farmers’ Market this morning to buy some berries. We’re both big fans of blueberries and strawberries, so they go very quickly every time we have them in the house. The Farmers’ Market is a really good chance to stock up […]

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This affects all of us, man

Johnie’s is opening up for six hours and six hours only on October 2nd. Lebowski fans will recognize this as the fine family restaurants where Walter tells The Dude that he could get him a toe by 3:00 — with nail polish. The one-day-only reopening is part of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Curating the City: […]

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I’m a private snoop, just like you.

Seamus on the Rack Originally uploaded by corey_porter. A momentous day in Pasadena history, today the Home Brewery of Mediocre Magnitude sold its first bottles of beer. As luck would have it, I was able to be customer number one, purchasing a sixer of Brother Seamus, their Abbey Dubbel style ale. I had this particular […]

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I am HBMM customer #1. More news and some photos later on this evening.

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Taking the Train to Work

At Del Mar Originally uploaded by corey_porter. On the way home from the movie Saturday night, my car threw up the “Service” light. Not “Service Engine Soon” which is secret code for “dealership service department needs a new pair of shoes,” but “Service,” which means “no kidding, jerk, get this looked at.” Not wanting to […]

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Lunch at the Chip Shop – a study

Lunch at the Chip Shop – a study Originally uploaded by corey_porter. Often times I have lunch with my coworkers at Lucky Baldwin’s, a.k.a. The Chip Shop, a.k.a. The Winchester. The food is nothing to write home about, but their beer selection is unbeatable. Here is a short photo essay of lunch at the Chip […]

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GOOD MORNING Originally uploaded by corey_porter. If I weren’t me, I’d wake up every day of my life and think to myself, “I wonder what Corey’s office looks like.” It truly is one of the great mysteries of the universe. Speculation regarding the in’s and out’s and what-have-you’s of my lavish office abounds. Photographers from […]

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Overheard at the Greek Festival

At the LA Greek Festival this weekend, The Kid told me what’s what when it comes to eating lamb: The only reason I like sheeps is because they contain sweaters. He went on to have a wee bit of the dolmathes, two kourambiethes and lord remembers how many other things deep fried and dipped in […]

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