Hey Baldy!

This Saturday we day-tripped to Mt. Baldy, not far from Los Angeles. We took the day, jumped in my trucky-car, rode the chair lift up, took snap snap, had some munch munch, laid on some pine cones under the blue sky, rode the chair lift down, and stopped by a small creek on the way home… bubble bubble.

Truthfully, other than Yay! Fun! Joy! Look at that! Gorgeous! I don’t have a whole lot to say about it, but… I do hope you’re enjoying your life, that you’re getting out, that you’ve learned to appreciate nature, that you realize that working on your own happiness is a worthy pursuit… in fact, happiness is a pursuit so worthy, that our country’s forefathers put it into one of the greatest documents ever drafted, the Declaration Of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

– Quiche Out


Hit Your Target

This past Friday, my gal and I went to an archery range… a Christmas gift she had gotten for the two of us. Entrance, rental, targets, instruction, and lunch.

The funny thing was, while the instructor was watching over our form, and Fe was thriving… I could barely hit the paper, let alone graze the outer ring. I was consistently off, my patterns always close together, with whatever adjustment she had me make, which is usually a good sign, but, I swear, I’d hit relatively tight patterns in the white.

Then.. I swear… The moment our instructor walked away, to instruct another party…


Yellow, inner circle, a fraction from dead center.

The next two arrows I let fly also landed in the yellow. A hilarious moment, proving that while I required and appreciated instruction and direction…


With a few more sent arrows, I was nailing dinosaurs, and pegging pigs, at double and triple the distance.

It’s funny how everything illuminates and relates…

Learn, relax, breathe, aim, redirect, stay focused, adjust… Hit your target.

– Quiche Out


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A few months back I wrote an article about buying fresh baked bread from a guy in my neighborhood.

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A few weeks ago he asked me if I’d give a video endorsement.

I like to call this story, “Frisky Bread.” I had a minute to tell it, with one take, no edits and recorded on someone’s cell phone… Hope you enjoy.

Link: https://vimeo.com/155726408

– Quiche Out

Nature good Graffiti bad

A lovely day for a hike as we went back to Hermit Falls… Maybe I’m turning into a grumpy old man… But what is wrong with individuals that think spray-painting rocks is acceptable behavior? Is that possibly the only way they can imagine leaving a mark on society? Newsflash to all Picasso Pollock Warhols, it will be painted over, or sandblasted, and in the meantime, you’ve ruined something beautiful for years to come. You’ve sent a brilliant message to the universe declaring your own lack of self-worth, and if you believe in God, you’ve pissed all over his designer carpet.

Who knew there were so many people attempting to discover new ways to spell “idiocy.” Another hike & beautiful waterfall trashed… Tag social media, NOT NATURE! 

Despite the rocks in prettiest section of the hike looking like the side of a New York Subway train in the ’70s, we still managed to find joy on the journey, appreciating the sounds, the reflection of light on the surface of the water and leaves on the trees, the smell of white sage, and the feeling of being recharged within the power and beauty of nature.

Hermit Falls, 1.5 miles from Chantry Flats parking area.
3 miles round.
Depending on water levels, shoes may get wet (especially if you don’t hop rocks well.)
A couple easy stream crossings.
You’ll pass a few cabins on the way.
Descend from parking area, ascend back to parking area, along the same path.
Located in the San Gabriel Mountains…

Warning: Hikes may cause happiness, temporary shortness of breath, and have lasting effects on your appreciation of beauty and life.

– Quiche Out

Seconds after I posted this I got an invite to either donate money to HERMIT FALLS CLEAN UP, or attend the HERMIT FALLS CLEAN UP. Here’s the link: