A Year Ago Today…

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That’s Pancake saying good-bye to traffic on the Westside Highway in Manhattan. This is the last picture I took of her before moving out west. Below I’ll show a few final pictures of New York City, because today mark’s my anniversary of leaving and living in LA.

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Throwback Thursday!

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I’ve decided to take part in the internet’s obsession with nostalgia and indulge Throwback Thursday here on my blog. Today’s entry is part 1 of 2 that will be continued next Throwback Thursday.

I was born and raised in El Paso, TX but we visited the Los Angeles area many times on family vacations. The photo above, which is me, was taken at Venice Beach on our first family trip to LA in the early 90’s. Probably 1991 or 1992, definitely on a beach though. I’m obviously doing a sort of model-esque pose. My sister sent me this shot in a email with the subject “East of Eden?”, she might’ve been confusing that for “From Here to Eternity” but I could (though very rarely) be wrong.

I do have a vague recollection of this photo being taken. Much clearer is afterward when we walked on Muscle Beach and bought new clothes for the ones I clearly ruined in the ocean. I remember my little brother dancing naked in the t-shirt shop, as it was “Shake your booty time”. And then my mom bought us both matching TMNT knock off t-shirts that we wore later in the trip.

(To be continued next week!)