Thursday, November 26, 2009

so , Disneyland . . .

We went to Disneyland for the first time with Vaughn a few weeks ago and he loved it . We took the train up the coast which is about a 2 hour ride and when you figure in the cost of parking and gas & the stress of driving and crazy people , it's actually pretty economic and lots of scenic fun .

We got there at about 11 o:clock and the park was almost empty . We didn't wait more than 5 minutes on the first 3 rides we went on . Jungle boat ride was great , and then we tried Pirates and he loved it . Next one was Autotopia and he was barely tall enough to go on that ride , but made it by almost an inch . Amy thought he lucked out due to his puffy hair-do .

Of course we had to get the obligatory Mickey hat , he loved it . . .

Then the reason we were there showed up . Our friends Mark & Kristin have November birthdays and Mark had never been in the Enchanted Tiki Room . . . well that didn't last very long . This is Vaughn's favorite Aunt & Uncle , Mark & Kristen . Also his God parents for good measure .

What would a trip to Disneyland be without screaming babies , so we decided to try the Haunted Mansion with no luck , he loved it !

From there it was just a short train ride to the Small World and of course since we already know that Vaughn loves trains , it was a no brainer that he would go shit house for the little steam engine around the park . Amy went a little crazy as well . . . maybe she had too much trains for one day already .

That was pretty much the end of our day at Disneyland as we had been there already for a good amount and Vaughn was starting to lose steam . He held up pretty well though and just when I thought that the day couldn't get any better . . . bing bang pow . It was owned by this guy .

We caught a cab back to Angel stadium , and he caught a brief second wind waiting for the train home .

That didn't last long though & we all caught some much needed Z's on the way back down the rail . . . see you next time Disneyland !

Monday, November 23, 2009

Davey Beardo's 'Lil stinker , Christmas blowout , $5500

The nice paint job is not on it anymore, but lets be honest you don't want someone else's paint do you? Custom Freddy Hernandez frame , home made custom stainless exhaust , lots of details and tweeks on this machine . Don't let this one get away !

E-mail me with any questions.

Buy this bike or I will come find you and hunt you down & send you straight to Valhalla !!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

This is a flyer I made for a band i used to be in

The guy who played the other guitar was named Doug , and he died a while ago due to some substance type situation he had going . The drummer also died but he died on his own terms by his own hand . His name was Ed . They were both pretty good guys and at the time good friends . Sometimes I think about that time in my life , I had just graduated from high school ( well 5 years after high school , seems like forever . . . ) and everything was so surreal .

I had been tattooing out of my house for a few years at that time after tattooing out of a shop that used to be down town on State street and Broadway . I would do a few tattoos during the week and make my rent , then go play shitty rock music with my friends a few nights a month and get drink coupons & get laid here & there .

When I wasn't tattooing on friends for wine or pizza or a few bucks ( if I actually needed money for rent or mushrooms or something tangible ) , we were partying and staying up for days at my house . It was a pretty neat existence for a while , but I can't imagine that kind of abuse to myself now days . A steady diet of late night mexican food , cheap wine & whiskey , sleeping till noon or later and hosting 3 & 4 night long parties in my living room took its toll and I'm glad I got out when I did . For that I'm thankful . . . I have a very long list of friends who didn't .

I guess the live fast die young shit wasn't all it was cracked up to be .

this is a series I call , wandering around my garage

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vaughn as a monkey , at sunset , Oct 31 2009

this is how I spent my day on Halloween

I went to a party at our daycare for the parents & kids that went there , and as soon as I walked in , 4 kids started to cry , 2 got scared and left the room and one who was dressed up as a clone trooper ran over to me to get a picture taken .