Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sexy Movimiento

I decided yesterday that I couldn't live without a real camera battery charger anymore. The one that had come with my camera is still somewhere in South America, along with all this other stuff that was never recovered from our February vacation.

Since then, I'd invested in a cheap universal charger.

What a piece of shit. Anger.

But how awesome is it that my two batteries have lasted this long on one charge?!

Long story short, I rushed to Samy's after work, got a real Nikon battery charger seven minutes before closing, and then went in search of dinner on the way home. That's when I got sucked into Lucy's Drive-In (1373 S. La Brea Avenue).
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Oh, Lucy's! You are so old! You are so dingy! You're not even as delicious as you should be! But I love you and your giant menu and your weird ordering system and multiple windows and your surprising "A" health rating.
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(Yes, that is a gnarly ghetto crack in my windshield. What?)
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Way back in 2000, when I was a young wide-eyed summer associate, Brother Monkey and I shared an apartment in Park La Brea, so we'd pick up greasy tacos and fat-laden burritos from Lucy's a lot more than I'd like to admit.

Carne asada taco.
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Carnitas taco.
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Pescado taco.
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Pastrami sandwich.
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Chili cheese fries.
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10,000 calories later, we went to Staples Center for more Latin love. Nobody at Mr. Monkey's work (and none of their clients) had any interest in seeing reggaeton sensation Wisin y Yandel, notwithstanding the duo's Latin Grammy nomination.
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The Monkeys don't pass up free tickets. We were the only two people in the whole suite!
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Actually I'm quite certain we were the only two non-Latino people in a sold-out crowd of about 20,000.
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I don't know who had more energy -- Wisin y Yandel, their dancers, or their fans. Check out this short clip of the hit "Pegao."

And here's the infamous "Sexy Movimiento."

Mr. Monkey couldn't stop singing it on the way home. And when we got home. And this morning. It's that catchy.

Go, reggaeton!


  1. Fun! Love "the thinker" pic of Mr. M!

  2. OK you went to a Reggaeton concert- I am so impressed. And this could be a reason why you're my favorite monkey.

    Even if you are a SATC hater.

    Hey tell your firm or whoever that if they ever need takers for any other spanish shows I'll volunteer ;)

  3. mmm...still not a fan of reggatone. sweet suite, though!

    i lurve lucy's salsa for some reason. and the tacos, even if there is better elsewhere.

  4. oh, mexican food, how I miss thee.

  5. Oh my gosh. I lived right off of La Brea in 2000 too! Just a block from Park La Brea. And I went to Lucy's all the time! How I miss that big-ass drive-thru menu.

    What a coinkydink!

  6. Mr. Monkey always cracks me up. He has the best expressions . . . dare I say even better than yours?

  7. i love it that you both are not above taking free stuff even if it kinda sucks. i'm notorious for doing that same thing.

  8. What a great day--those chili cheese fries look perfect!

    And now I'm craving pegao--just in case you aren't familiar with that term-it is the word for crunchy rice that sticks to the bottom of your pot when you cook rice on the stove. I make my rice with very little water just to maximize my pegao potential!

  9. All I can think about is the cheese covered french fries.

  10. i love the staples. especially the luxury boxes.

    you are browner than i am cuz i have no idea who these peeps are :)

  11. That's a hell of a fab suite all to yourselves. Very cool.

  12. Wisin y Yandel! Oh man, been on the table dancing. And if there were no table, I would have come prepared and brought my own. Awesome!

  13. It's taken me this long to realize that I shouldn't read your blog at night when I'm in bed bc I get really hungry from doing so.

  14. ah, staples suites are so fun. especially when you're flying solo!

    hmmm, we've never been to lucy's. must check it out.


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