The Indy Car Race was intense. Simona De Silvestro was on Tony Kanaan’s ass the entire time. She got mad skillz. Danica Patrick kept up at 7th place but then fell behind. Looks like S. De Silvestro could’ve taken 3rd but Kanaan kept blocking.. I think there’s a new girl on the track and she can drive!!!!!
Keep ya head up
Yesterday I decide to soak up the sun and read a hughes type script I’ve been holding on to for a week or so. I played hookie. Went to Central Station and sat outdoors. Sun baking my back felt so good. Wore my Rose Colored sunglasses to be cheery, ya know. Hair wild, scarf tied and 100 pages to read.
Then I notice an elderly man in a blue sweatshirt limping toward my way. Great! Let me guess, he wants money. Should I pack up and leave? or continue reading and ignore him? Bleh! I decide to stare at him as he slowly approaches me. I am seeing him through rose lenses remember. Then I realize he’s harmless. He can’t run off with my black and white checkered bag. He travels at a snails pace and honestly I can probably beat him up. Yes, these things cross my mind. I’m not the violent type, I’m just aware.
He pulls the chair next to me and asks if he can sit with me. I’m a bit bothered but I’m on page 83 and I am the only person sitting outside. I figured most people avoid him. I decide to let him sit. He pulls out a metallic case and opens up to a bout a dozen cigarettes. He offers me one, I refuse since I don’t smoke. Well cigarettes that is. He sparks up his crispy cigarette and starts to ask me if I’ve ever been to the Taj Mahal in Downtown LA. I said, “WHAT?”, he said go to the MTA main office. That’s the Taj Mahal in downtown LA. He continued to say that the high ceilings are gorgeous and the entire floor and walls have marble. By now I’m tempted to go visit the Taj Mahal. I ask why he was there. He said he went to demand to see the Executive Director. He wants to put in a compliant that MTA bus drivers do not stop for handicap people. He demanded that ALL MTA bus drivers get fired. He continued to say that he was going to make it a point. He said he almost got arrested but got released by a nice LAPD woman yesterday. He said he had jumped in front of moving buses. He said he’s done this several times. He said, “my goal is to be under them (the bus), so I jump head on, or on the side of it, but it has to be moving”. He said yesterday he jumped in front of the bus on Crenshaw. Suddenly, I start noticing the scars on his bald head. I notice he has only one front tooth. This man is put together by determination. The limp on his legs is probably due to his bus jumping. He said he’s familiar with being under the bus by now. The point.. to get MTA to notice how handicap people are treated. Yeah.. right about now I figured this guy is passionate and very determined to get his point across. He continues to talk about hypnotherapy and how that helped him walk. I wonder if he was hypnotized to jump in front of moving buses? He also said one very important thing, “if you don’t use, you lose it” and this is why he refuses to be in a wheelchair.
All in all, he was a nice old man and I wish him well and hope I don’t hear of him on the news.. dead under a bus. He said it was time to go and right about then my phone rang and it was time for me to leave as well. It was perfect timing. I asked him to promise not to jump in front of moving buses. He said he promises. I don’t know how empty that promise is but let’s hope MTA hears him. He said I can email him if I would like.. Edward C.. Unknown. He also said he would include me in his memoir.
tumblrbot asked: WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?
paris, france or morrocco to eat with my hands. or australia to network with the rotary culture.
Days like today I listen to Nomi. Makes me frolic and sing. Then I create.