Monday, December 14, 2009


It does seem to be a very lackluster holiday this year, what with the economy preventing the usual commercial feeding frenzy. Lupe is certain the the Who's will sing on Christmas morning, even though the Grinch stole all of their presents and decorations. Most likely Scrooge will be haunted, George Bailey will see a world devoid of his presence, and Santa will leave something in the little ones stockings.

(Lupe considers Christmas a cultural holiday in America-- for the most part secular, not sacred. However, Lupe has been wishing people a "Happy Holiday of Your Choice!" in keeping with the diversity of beliefs that co-exist peacefully in the Loop!)

Lupe was very encouraged by the small but steady stream of people that flowed into the Loop today to purchase carefully chosen gifts from streamlined gift lists. And everyone seemed to be in good spirits!

Pizazz unleashed a monstrous beast of helium and human: a many legged creature of orange and purple-- a man in big balloon suit, that went wandering haplessly through the Loop. Very entertaining on a grey and cold day!

In other Loop news, there was an accident at the corner of Skinker and Delmar on Thursday night. Lupe only witnessed the aftermath, but it did look somewhat serious. A yellow VW bug with the front smashed in and fluids all over the pavement. Lupe found it distressing that the car remained in the intersection for so long. The police were there, but there were no flares around the car and it was partially blocking the intersection.

Of course, Lupe has been living in Los Angeles for some time now. In LaLa Land the tow truck often arrives before the police.

Ciao for now and come to visit the Delmar Loop soon!!!


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