Tijuana Adventure with College Housemate, Poker, Maybe Feature Story and Alanis Morissette

Oops. I missed the Monday deadline. But hey, I was in San Diego all day enjoying the day and I wrote the blog post in my ipad. I just wasn’t home to publish it (and edit photos). Here it is:

It’s been only a week since I quit my job. I should be working all day in my computer, writing articles, updating my webpage and creating ads for my tour company, Tijuana Adventure. But in reality I have been doing nothing except playing Diablo III and partying. But it has only been one week and I actually turned in an article. It got accepted, but now I am playing the waiting game to see if I get featured in a different section of the paper, and hopefully get paid more, since I wrote around 2,000 words.

My friend and housemate on senior year of college, Andrew, is visiting Tj for a little adventure of his own. This has been my perfect excuse to do nothing but eat delicious food and drink craft beer all day. Andrew just spend the last year of his life teaching English at a college in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A world completely different to what I have ever known that I wish I could experience it just so I can write about it. All of Drew’s stories are interesting to say the least. A country with no alcohol or drugs, a king who rules like the feudal ages, lashes and jail time if you commit a crime… Living in Saudi for a year would be a challenge. With his anecdotes I come to the conclusion that Saudis are just self-entitled rich kids that do whatever they want in their country.
The second night that Drew was here, we had a poker game back home. My roommate Chad, wrote a cover story about some poker players living in Mexico. This inspired poker nights at my place, the latest I ended up winning (buy in is $3 USD so it’s not like I won a lot). Of course during poker we have beers and music.

2015-05-21 10.52.31 2015-05-27 22.00.50-1Chad has had an Alanis Morissette kick lately, that we listen to her albums when we play. So in her honor, and for Chad, here are my best pics of Alanis, who was always the sweetest person to talk to or photograph. Always radiant and very kind, even though I was a hated paparazzo.July 17, 2009. The first time I saw Alanis Morisette, but my memory has faded and I really don’t remember this day. I saw her a lot….

August 21, 2009. Don’t have much memory of this day either. I am sure I was by myself and she was nice.

 

February 5th, 2010. Again, don’t remember this day. But rainy days make for awesome pictures. Again it seems that I was completely alone and she was obviously again, super nice.

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August 31, 2010. Kinda remember this day, but my pictures were shitty, which means I was by myself again? Not sure… It wasn’t until she was pregnant that her picture worth went way up. Hollywood and celebrity gossip love pregnant stories and babies…

August 31 2010

October 4th, 2010. It was the other photographer I worked with, Justin, who told me that Alanis was a complete sweetheart. Before that I just thought she was nice, but I didn’t bother her much. I have no idea who the dude that got her pregnant was, but here he is happily walking hand in hand.

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November 3rd, 2010. Holy shit. I googled who the dude was while the pictures uploaded. Apparently he is a rapper named Mario “Souleye” Treadway and her current husband. She went from Dave Coulier, to Ryan Reynolds to this dude. Talk about an upgrade for him. Their daughter is Ever Imre Morisette-Treadway.

November 3 2010

November 15th, 2010. This is the last picture that I have of Alanis and her rapper husband.  As you can see, she was a happy pregnant celebrity that did not mind the cameras. And obviously we were super nice to her.
November 15 2010

I also saved a bunch of screen caps that blogs posted. Radaronline used to pay $25 or around there per picture, they probably pay shit now. People.com paid very well, anywhere between $100-300 for online picture. If it went to the mag, it was always over $1,000. People Mag was like the cream of the crop back in the day.

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