Monday, March 29, 2010

March 27: An Adventure with Jobeboje (Anti-Death Maneuvering, KZO Sale, King Taco, Lost)

This almost didn't make a post at all simply because I didn't take any pictures at the KZO moving sale. (I picked up a patterned button-down shirt.)

This will be a pretty vivid memory in my head for a while. James (driver) and I were on our way to downtown LA. At the 57-North/60-West junction, James was merging onto the 60. At the same time, another car was merging onto the 57. James made the move and in slow motion, I watched the other car come within inches of my side of the car. "OH SHIT JAMES WATCH OUT!" James pumped his breaks and swerved back out. The slow motion effect still going in front of my eyes, the other driver swerved wide and began drifting and fish-tailing, almost hitting the road fence. She swerved away from the fence and back towards the road, spinning 360 degrees in the process... RIGHT IN FRONT OF US! For a split second we were facing each other, eyes and mouths gaping wide open. OH FUCK WE'RE GONNA CRASH HEAD ON! I thought. But just like that, we all stopped. The expected sound of crunching glass and metal was non-existent. After a few shared "holy shits" James and the other driver got out of their cars to check. Oh fuck she's gonna bite his head off... I thought. But like us, the driver was just as relieved to see that everyone was alright. Sighs of relief on all accounts. A moment that could have gone wrong at any point from beginning to end, ended up with both parties driving away, thankful for being alive and well.

Onward to the KZO sale. We felt bulletproof. My driver, Jobeboje aka yjamesy.

After the sale we got some lunch at King Taco.

James enjoying the decor. This one isn't as bad as the Virgin Mary wearing a King Taco shirt at the other location.

Carne asada burrito and a soda on the side.
King Taco is the only legit Mexican spot in LA. Prove me wrong. (@me via Twitter)

The post could have ended here. But James' trusty Garmin sent us on an hour-long detour through the surface streets of Downey and Norwalk. Where the hell are we?!

Indonesian/Japanese Baptist church, in a predominantly Hispanic area.

A wedding ride between 2 cemeteries.

A wrong turn. "Recalculating..."

Loans, jewelry, and guns. What more do you need?

I guess we should've helped these guys out...

A beautiful day. SD bound.

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