L.A. the Blog Poetry: ‘Cover Letter’

Poster photographed on the corner of Grace Avenue and Franklin Avenue, in Hollywood, simply named “Pink Goats.”

To whom it may concern,

Educated and experienced with references.
Currently not working, a perfect fit with a
Strong skill set and all the necessary interpersonal
Technopacity, stuffed into file cabinets of first
Impressions labeled smiles and handshakes, and folded into
Organized years.

After a year of dedicated time spent interning
Within corporate walls within walls that
Subdivide halfway to the fluorescent sky,
With a lake view of mountain paradise
Flickering on the user-friendly Apple window of 1’s and 0’s,
In between data sets entered with 10 digits,
10 years later still interned with a new name:
Assistant.

Work hard like the tough get going,
Dedicated to hard work with abundant time
With a willingness for the above and beyond
Means always open and available, nights and
Weekends, in the hope for upwardly mobile
New identifications, advancing 401Ks and a parking spot
Personally surnamed.

Feel free to contact at anytime, thanks and hope all is well.

Sincerely,

The Unemployed

L.A. the Blog: We Love It! Wine By the Glass, Stay Classy Los Angeles!

Copa wine by the glass display.

Wine by the glass is here!  Where wine in the box before never really caught on and gained the ire of many fancy wine connoisseurs, and the idea of a wine cooler only appealed to teenage girls but soon grew old and passe as they grew old and sophisticated women, wine by the glass holds the promise of a new marketing tool that will appeal to the upper crust of wine drinkers everywhere (or perhaps the 2010 World Wine Champion just has a back stock of there award-winning wine and needs to dump it quickly and cheaply before it turns to vinegar?).

Whatever the case the brand Copa now offers wine by the glass in cute plastic cups sealed like yogurt with a plastic snap lid.  Easy to drink in a car, while riding a bike down the road or while operating heavy machinery.  It is almost as if the display in the picture shown above got transported from some David Foster Wallace-like future, almost like it came straight from the Year of Copa Wine By the Glass.

The good news is you can get any of the fabulous types of wine such as a Pinot, a Merlot, a Cabernet or a Chardonnay for as low as $2.99.  Now I am sure you can get a cheap bottle of wine for close to the same price, but for how long?  With this new marketing ploy maybe this marks the end of cheap bottles and the introduction to expensive glasses, or are they cheap glasses?  Is that too many questions?

Anyway, if you are cruising the street and need a quick pick-me up then dip into your local store and grab a refreshing taste of the 2010 World Wine Champion.  Also of note Copa won the Dupont Packaging Award for Innovation Excellence with this nifty glass of wine.  So perhaps the glass is collectable.  Below find a few more pictures of this exciting development, or I am sure they will be next to the wine coolers in your local liquor store soon.

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L.A. the Blog: Light Refraction In the Sky

Light Refraction In Sky

A mysterious and beautiful haze of light setup in the sky of downtown Los Angeles in the month of July, possibly alien invaders but more likely a refraction of light in the atmosphere.

It seems these days any strange occurrence in the sky brings forth new conspiracy theories.  Often observers of phenomena cry out aliens, or secret government projects, or scream the end of the world.  In the past maybe people saw the gods and angels when they viewed such phenomena.  While taking a work hiatus in downtown Los Angeles, after putting in 7-days straight, looking up in the sky this beautiful blue glimmer, similar to a rainbow in the form of a cloud greeted the eye, and what a fabulous and pretty sleep-derived hallucination above head came to mind first.  Unfortunately, once again working with a cell phone camera our photos don’t do justice to the phenomena, but to make up for our lack of technology we offer an explanation to the mystery.

No, the shimmer in the sky  wasn’t an inter-dimensional gate opened by an evil alien or demon race in an attempt to conquer our planet,  though if that was the case they might cancel work.  The beautiful blues with the slight shade of pink like a rainbow came from refracted light.  Unlike a rainbow the light didn’t reflect of water drops falling from the sky, but instead from ice crystals high up in the atmosphere.  The mysterious glimmer most likely was a circumhorizontal arc, but could also be a circumzenithal arc.  Both are phenomena produced by ice crystals and many call them ice halos.  If interested you can look at this site here, and if you scroll down you can get all the good information and science-type answers.  Another great site with information is Atmospheric Optics.  If you do visit this site search until you find the picture of the 44-degree parhelia, well worth the searching.  It is amazing the many beauties produced by this world and if we are lucky enough we might just get to experience.  Please find the better picture below.