Thursday, January 14, 2016

Paoli's

California has been a trip!

While what brought me out west is still very much thriving, my three year sentence has been a delightful one. I've missed some events back home, I've missed some people too but what I lost in time I gained in heart. One year longer than I had anticipated out here and it was by far the best one!

I worked at Paoli's!


While I pride myself at being a pretty damn good server, but I'd never worked at an Italian establishment before. More than that, I'd never worked at an Italian-Karaoke establishment. AND EVEN MORE THAN THAT -- I'd never worked at an Italian/Karaoke/Dive Bar/that pays entirely under the table before! Maaaann, what an experience it is.
I've met some interesting characters, made new friends, and upped my singing potential by at least 50%. Haha


My last day of duty was this past Sunday, almost a week ago. It was hard to say goodbye to my regulars, so I didn't. I said farewell to one of my favorite singers, Larry and his lovely wife, and I slipped away. Some people know I'm having an event on Saturday, so maybe they'll show up and I'll get a chance to say goodbye. I suppose I had the chance. Ahh, farewells make me all watery in the eye region. I don't always like to do it.

My feet have never hurt so much, but my pockets have never been fatter either. Hustle was the name of the game since Paoli's doesn't have any up to date POS system. It's all 80's style, handwritten checks, one-on-one with the cooks... Headless chickens is what we were! With no busboys, hosts, food runners, or cashier to speak of, we often played the part of multitasking extremely well! Some of us worked harder than others... Ahem. Got a pretty kickass review on one of the worse nights of my working career.

Talk about a place with some sass! Great money was made though. The most money I've made in my adult life--in my entire life! It was wonderful, a wonderful experience with in retrospect wonderful people.
The lady that ran the joint* is a 65+ firecracker and we all considered her the Madam. Such sarcastic grace and wit. Really a 'no-bullshit, take it or leave it' sort of a woman. She made such an impression that I created a website for the restaurant free of charge.
( www.paolipizzeria.wordpress.com ) The place deserved online presence, especially because it didn't have any. So if you're ever in the great Valley of Los Angeles, give this diamond in the ruff a go. Great food, great people, great voices, great times.

I'll always have love for ya, Paoli's!!


*That's how dicey and special this place is. Gotta refer to it as a "joint".

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Killing Time Murders Opportunities

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate ticking clocks? Nothing like a second to second reminder that time is passing you by while you sit blankly, idly wondering how you can make the most of your, that's right, time

It's just a distraction. And what do we have to show for it? Continued thoughts that eventually branch off into a tree of uncertainty and trivial pursuits?? 

No thank you. I want to rip it off the wall and replace it with a crayon drawn clock that never changes. It can be 4:20 or 5:00 all the live long day. 


That's all I've got for you currently. Go check out my naughty stuff, I find that more fulfilling than casual conversations about the weather or clocks that go tick-tock. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Autumn Love

Green leaves shedding its life, turning from orange to red.

Beautifully complimenting the sky, the colors that bled.

Cinnamon sparks the smell of the apple cider.

Wrapping around the fuzzy quilt, sitting beside the fire. 

Watch as the flames lick and crack before our eyes.

Sipping on the warmth, yet feeling chilly to my surprise.

Give me your arms, let them enfold a shivering me.

Having the fire inside now, 'cause you don't feel what I see. 



If you enjoy my work here on Buzzing Jupiter, check out some of my naughtier stuff at Sex Sez. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sing Jhene

Life, as it usually does after 14, has been zooming pass. Never enough time for this or that, that or this, or even the occasional "fuck it, I'm doing nothing today" mood. In addition to the many writings and creations I've been, well, creating, I've been back to exercising my vocals.

Sometime last year I was prompted by a friend to give an LA local a listen. She goes by the name of Jhene Aiko and her voice is beautiful. Her lyrics are raw and real. And her sense of grace is matched with her down-to-earth/matter-of-factly urban aura. She's hippie flowerchild meets strong city gal, and me likes it. I relate to her lyrics about love, death, and casual sex. It's nice to hear a woman sing so openly about her emotions and sexual desires. 

Below are the two songs I've been attempting to perfect. Currently my two favorite songs to sing.* Sexy, smooth, and honest. 

http://youtu.be/BKHx9F2UlXQ < - - - "Drinking & Driving"

http://youtu.be/BaeO_Wf6kKI < - - - "Living Room Flow"






*HAIM not included. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

So Many Hats, Not Enough Heads

Oh me, oh my!

So much to report, I can't catch my breath. Ya see, when you wear many hats... ya just don't have enough heads for them. haha I've been dipping my fingers in several soups, as they say.

--Loud Pack
--Dizzy-Eyed Fillmore
--Sex Sez
--Studying for Permit Test and brushing up on my Cocktail & Beer Knowledge
--Going to become a part of Xio Axelrod's Street Team. Viva la Xiomaniacs!! Viva erotica!!

All while attempting to save money for the big push back East and the general workings of living life. Bah! But life is good, I'm happy and really can't wait to be back home and in my city. I crave the independence (no pun intended) and the good money I stacked. Most of all I miss my family and friends, the leisurely feeling of beer delivery, and the convenience of loved ones only being, at most, an hour away.

I've been working on my fitness, upping my health, drinking less*! Feels good. I'll probably die just trying to slow down. haha Imagine that. :-)  Welp, I'll leave ya to it and go back to it myself. I'll update again soon.




*For the most part... I still drink more than the average bear, but muuuch less than I used to. :) Baby steps. Progression is good. ;p

Monday, August 24, 2015

Soul Rain


You know the saying "Don't cry over spilled milk"? Well, you can relate that with the above statement. There's something so very nice about a person who can get wet and not complain. Afterall, it's only water. Water dries and so does your personality when you bitch and complain about some moisture on your skin. 

Walk inbetween the rain drops, kiss under the falling droplets, and splash into puddles. Say "Yes!" to oppportunities and "No!" to people who are plastic. 

Perspective can change everything, including a drab rainy day. Be the colors you want in your life.

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Bunch of Nothing

So I've been having a pretty good time this summer expanding my mind and getting back into meditation. It's come in handy in a lot of instances. Helps with anger a lot too. Not that I have an issue with that... really. It's just stupid people! 

Whatever-the-case, I've been meditating, I've been writing, I've been stretching before & after bed, and I've been progressing with my whole "I'm 30 and I think I can be a rapper" ordeal. Not so much that I think that I can become Lauryn Hill, as much as it just makes me feel good. Spoken word. Any & all sorts of poetry
So while that's been happening with me, I feel the people around me (near and far) have either been dropping the ball on life or totally killin' it. So in that regard; Boo and Yay! 

I don't think I have much to say today, just checking in. As you can see in the previous post I've been fucking around with a new, yet familiar platform. SEX, baby!!
It's what I love, it's one of the things I do best, and something I know mucho much about. :) I've always enjoyed giving advice, and I've always enjoyed sexual things. What better way than to join the two? 

sexsez.wordpress.com <--- Check it out during your free time, see if I or any of my guest writers can get your juices flowin'.

That's it in a nutshell. ;)



I hope all is well with everyone. Stay tuned!