Dec 24, 2008

Completely random Christmas eve sights



The deserted courtyard of a suburban restaurant, the westbank's idea of what "California" must be like, very crowded with bougie types (to quote my students), while we waited for 45 minutes for a table.

A hundred or so feet away the Burger King parking lot where a young man was shot in the head in his car a few nights ago. The police found him slumped over the wheel, the car still running.




Near my mother's home, nestled next to a gated community and strip mall after strip mall, four young Mexican men purchasing a soon to be slaughtered goat for Christmas dinner.



My childhood room....now with cable. The a/c has been running all day, when just a few days ago it was snowing.



Two elderly women in matching Christmas sweaters, one in green, the other in red, both wheeling matching oxygen tanks, eating fried catfish at the table next to us.



The lights in City Park, in the fog, as I drove home.

8 comments:

joe*to*hell said...

hapy christmas sweet man!

ayem8y said...

If I could find two handsome naked mens'es I would definitely trade in the gold lettered pencils and Penobscot baskets to fill out the stockings for both of us to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkuh too.

Dave said...

Beautiful!

ilduce said...

LOVE the dragon photo!

Merry christmas jason!

Salty Miss Jill said...

I like these posts of yours best of all.
Happy Merry!
xzoSMJ

larry said...

you make it sound so festive! especially the man slumped over the wheel of his car dead. good times.......

Miss Janey said...

Merry Christmas, Jason. Hope your holidays are fabulous.

mrpeenee said...

Nothing says Christmas to me like like a Tyranosaurus Rex with a red belly.