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November 5th : National Random Talking Dude Day

Tues. 11.05.19 – Today I had places to be, errands to run, check lists to check off, and friends to visit in LA… Of which, then I had a rash of random men stop me at each errand to talk about something.

The first two men were EV Prius Prime curious and wanted to know if the car was really worth the extra $3k beyond the standard Toyota Prius.

Me: Yes, it really is. Truly. It is amazing. Yes, it is plugged in at this free Volta EV Charger here at this shopping center. Yes, I have gotten up to 124 mpg on a tank of 10 gallons of gas. Yes, in that instance, I drove for three weeks around SoCal without stopping for gas. Yes, the average is around 80mpg when I can’t charge as much. No, I don’t have access to a charger at home.

etc etc etc.

On my third stop, when I had less than 10 minutes before I had to get on the road to drive an hour to LA to visit dear friends, I met the TALKING CREEPER DUDE.

At first Creeper Dude was just overly friendly 65+ SoCal granddad guy, then when I walked out to my car to leave, he followed me and kept touching me.

Ah. No.

I have lived in LA for just over half a century. I know this guy. I have met many iterations of this guy and they all stink.

I very nicely listed off my 36 years of photographic experience from punk rock to rock worlds, published magazines, early digital days, and all the years of Nokia travel – of which was all without his help – and then said:

“Now, I don’t do paid photo work. I drive out to the desert and take photos of the stars as a meditative exercise for me. Not for money, but for me.”

Then the f’er tried to kiss my wrist.

Oh. Hells. No.

I got in my car and drove off.

Then by the Grace of All of the Deities that rule SoCal/LA traffic, I got to Culver City in less than 50 minutes from Huntington Beach. Shocking.

November 1st : The Turn of the Year

Happy Dia de Muertos!

11.01.19 – It is that time of the year again, November has arrived. And thus starts my favorite time of the year: Autumn and Winter.

Happy Diwali! Happy Halloween! Happy Dia de Muertos! Happy All Souls/All Saints Day!

Happy start of NaBloPoMo! Yes, I will do my best to post daily here this month!

Wahoo!

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Photo of the Pumpkin contest at the Irvine Hyatt House taken by Ms. Jen on 10.28.19.

Meet Little Lady Dog :: Sweet Pea

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Sun. 08.26.18 – One week and one day ago, Miss Sweet Pea, the small dog formerly known as Cindy Lou Who, joined Casa de Mobile Hanen as the Dog in Residence.

So far, so very delightful. Miss Pea is approximately 8 or so years old (6-8 according to Dr. Kali), in her previous life before rescue she lived outside in a backyard somewhere in SoCal. She now lives inside with multiple walks a day.

Just yesterday she realized that chipmunks were prey and got SUPER EXCITED at every chipmunk movement, smell, and burrow. Walks are extra more anticipated now…

Photo by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D850 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G lens.

Ha!

Wed. 25 April, 2018.

When I was a young teen, I attended several sleep-overs where late at night some of the girls played the ‘parlour game’ Ouija.

Not me, as I was tucked into my sleeping bag trying to go to sleep. When they would encourage me to get up and join them, I would decline. One time I watched the first ten minutes of the proceedings but was considered a joykiller as I kept asking if it wasn’t their hands moving the game piece to get the answer they wanted.

I was sent back to my sleeping bag.

The second time this happened, I was in the state of nearly asleep when my friend Tiffany screamed, “Jenifer!! The Ouija board says you are going to die in your forties!”

“That’s nice, I am going to sleep.”

Fast forward to yesterday. My fiftieth birthday. As of today, I am officially completely out of my forties and am not going back.

Take that, Tiffany’s Ouija board!

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p.s. Happy 15th Birthday to this Blog Today!

p.p.s. This post was originally posted as an Early Access post at my Patreon.

It has been a Rough Morning here at Camp Hanen

Ms. Belle has had a rough morning...

Tues. 03.06.18 – The fabulous Ms. Belle has had a rough and tiring morning here at Camp Hanen!

She woke me up at 6:00am to go out to use the doggy potty, it was cold and windy while she minded her chores. From 6:30am to 8:00am, she carried on a heavy kiss bombardment and foot stepping/stamping campaign to get me to feed her breakfast before 8am.

After her hard won breakfast, she got up on the bed and promptly went back to sleep.