Monday, June 26, 2006

LA Discoveries

West Hollywood to Silver Lake to the 101 North, drive drive drive cut down through Topanga Canyon to Hwy 1 through Malibu to Santa Monica, Hwy 2 back to West Hollywood. The drive was a learning experience to say the least. A better general understanding of the sprawl, a better knowledge of the beautiful places we can't live and the not so beautiful places where we can. The length of the drive was almost as taxing as our walk to dinner one Friday night, yet another LA geography lesson and another lesson learned that if you are not walking to your car to get somewhere you better be prep the llamas and pack donkeys because it's going to be a long...long walk.
An exceptional Indian restraunt was found this weekend called flavor of India off of Santa Monica and Robertson, delicious. Chiken Tikki Masala, Nan bread, Mango Chutney, christmas lights, foliage covered patio, great service.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

so it begins


The name wa_bash is an alteration of the word 'wabash'. I added the underscore since the word wabash was unfortuniatly already taken when I started this blog. The meaning of the name has to do with a town where I was born in Indiana in January of 1981. The town of wabash, as I am told is one of the first electrically lit cities in the United States. With this bit of history you can understand where my roots in electronics come from.
25 and a half years since I lived in Wabash (being the first six months of my life) I find myself sitting in Los Angeles starting this blog which I have been avoiding, neglecting, or just forgetting to do since I've known about them. In between Wabash and Los Angeles I have lived in Redstone Colorado, Boulder Colorado, Reykjavik Iceland, Kansas City Missouri, and Wainscott New York. I have traveled around the world on a boat, (with a bunch of lunitic college students), visiting Kyoto, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapre, Ho Chi Min, Chennai, The Seychelles, Capetown, Salvidor and Havana. I have also traveled to Denmark, London, Athens, The Greek Islands, Prague, Mexico and have road tripped the U.S. 1.5 times. Experiencing new places and things is what I love to do. I feel that Wabash is a good name for this forum since it is the very first place I have ever been.
And so the logs to come will cover places and things of interest weither they be virtual or real.