Home?

I am currently sitting in the living room of the house I was raised in Los Molinos, California. It no longer feels like home, after the separation of my parents, and all the time I have been away doing my own thing.

The first week of October 2013 I quit my job, yet again to go on a journey and hopefully make a bit of coin before trekking out on a big trip again. But that didn’t quite all happen. My fortune never came, but the travels did. Once again my bank account was nearly drained while I traveled at a fast past never looking back. I had a blast. Did a little bit of work which makes me feel a bit better about everything. I was able to go and see friends I hadn’t seen in quite some time which is incredibly awesome. And my mind and body was refreshed after spending a bit of time on the road again. I feel great.

I rode my Motorcycle all the way to Los Molinos, CA from Las Vegas Nevada. After kicking around the 530 for a few weeks I decided to take a trip up to Seattle via trains and give my friends Brad and Brien a visit, which turned out to be very successful. And then after a few days in Seattle I took off south again towards Oakland to make it to an awesome Show where I got to see F.I.D. and Magrudergrind, Slight Slappers, Transient, Despise You, and many other awesome bands. It was well worth the money to go and check out these bands.

 

And now here I am sitting in my “home”.  I wanted to make a small post though, update on some things in my life.  Here is what is new.

 

Currently I am in the middle of figuring things out. The plan is to head off back to Vegas next week, work for a about two months, and head to Germany in Mid January for a minute to get tattooed, as well as revisit old friends I don’t get the chance to see very much.

 

That’s really as far as I have things planned. Who know how much of that will work out. Things always work out for me though.

Hopefully I will be able to write a bit more when I get back to vegas, and share some pictures as well.

Kicking It

First off, Hurray! Sopa/Pipa have been delayed for the time being. That just gives the silly Government more time to rewrite and rethink what they want to do. I’m hoping from the internet black out they will actually realize what they are trying to do and just put a stop to any kind of censorship all together. They  need to realize that no matter what, what they claim to be trying to prevent (Copyright infringement) will never go away, even if it’s “censored”.

As far as me goes, nothing much to update on. Just work work work. I spent the weekend in Redding which was very nice. I got to see my friends at Nathan’s Anthems Tattoos/Piercing hung out for quite a while and even went out to a bar later that night. Got some pinball action in with Dallas, listening to some Reggae jams, and eventually stayed over with a friend. Cool stuff. In the morning (I say morning because that’s when I woke up, but the day was half way over by this time) I woke and walked in the rain back over to the shop to warm up before I hit the road again. I started my journey through Redding in the rain, thankfully someone picked me up half way to my I5 On-ramp destination for hitching. I stood for about 2 or 3 hours before being so cold and wet I decided to take a break and walk to the Denny’s across the street. Had some dinner, and then went out into the rain again. About a half hour in a guy picked me up and took me all the way to Red Bluff where my dad picked me up and took me to Chico (I paid for the gas though).

Last night was good. Went to the gym for a good hour and a half and then stopped by safeway on the way home to pick up some Liquids (milk, almond milk, juices, and cottage cheese) and when I was unlocking my bike to go home a homeless man walked by me. I said hello like I do to anyone passing by, and he smiled and kindly asked me for change so he could try and get some food later that night. I told him “I only have my debit card, so tonight is your lucky night. I am your buffet!” So he wanted McDonald’s and that’s what he got. He got a couple cheese burgers and friends and a drink. I sat outside on the curb with him while he ate. We shared stories, laughed, and related on a bunch of things. When I told him of all the things I have seen and done in the last couple years he was amazed. Finally I had to leave though, it was getting late and I still needed to eat myself. I gave him my business card saying if he needed any help he could call, and said good night. Before I could leave (prepare this tissues, this is the touching part in the story) he told me “The food was really good man, but what I can’t thank you for enough is giving me your friendship.”

He was a good person, he just had a rough start in life, and now, like a wild dog, it is hard to change his ways. Best of luck to him with his future travels of the    States though!

 

-Lucas