Story Sold, Books Not So Much – Baja Adventure Travels – NFL and Other Fantasías

I sold the story.

Fear and Loathing in La Baja sold to the regular bidder and the only place I submit my stories, the San Diego Reader. It should be a cover or a feature story in the near future. There are only 10 weeks left to 2020. It should be one of those 10 weeks. Besides that, the other 5 covers are already done. There is almost no work for me until the end of the year. Perhaps a couple more photoshoots. And make my own work by writing articles.

The story sold for more than what I have made from both my books. It took me three days to write the story (and the two days that I had fun experiencing the trip and I guess more). The point is, I make way more money just selling my articles to the ones that always buy my articles. I should write more like that. It’s easier. It’s faster. It makes money.

The book…

No money.

I haven’t even broken $200.

Took me almost half a year to complete and put it up on Amazon. I’ve tried advertising it. It has good reviews. But it’s a lottery ticket.

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The fantasy of getting rich with the best seller about my paparazzi life is not going to become a reality. At least not any time soon.

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Speaking of fantasy, the guys want the NFL fantasy review, pero que pinche weva.

I’m already thinking of a third book… maybe.


I have nothing to do for the rest of the year. I have some money saved up. I’m thinking of keep traveling to la Baja. Drive all the way to Los Cabos.

I need to get better at editing and shooting astro…

I got tired of whoring my book around. I got tired of having nothing else to do. I got tired of my crush ignoring me. I decided to take a long drive south of Ensenada to a place called “Puerto el Zeppelin.”

Here are the IG posts with more pictures:

That one was my favorite, but they were so many to choose from. It didn’t even get that many likes.

It was foggy as fuck on my way down there. It was misty as fuck through the night. My lens fogged up often and I didn’t really notice. Many shots were a disappointment.

I planned ahead and knew it was going to be a new moon and a dark night.

The fog cleared out near sunset and the Milky Way started being visible thru the blue hour. It was lovely. I need to get better at astrophotography. And by getting better, I mean I need better gear. A star tracker rotator (looking at MSM tracker). I should get a full sensor camera and more lenses, though my favorite lens is a crop sensor lens.

There was no one in the camp when I arrived. I set up camp solo, had some lobster dinner (for $17), and took a dip in the ocean. There was a seal hanging out on the beach and I saw it pokes its head towards me several times. When I came out of my swim, another truck arrived and parked next to my Donatella. It was four dudes. I never saw them clearly. They went to a nice rock with amazing views of the stars. They were also blasting shitty, but not horribly shitty music. I prefer quiet when in nature… or take my own guitar. I don’t understand the constant blasting of music. I love music. I’m blasting music right now. But it is not necessary to have it always with you.

I took a lot of astro pictures. Just walked around and looked for better angles. I drank a liter of Transpeninsular beer that I got on my way down there. And at around 11 pm, I went to bed.

I heard the group of guys coming back from the rock around midnight. They started setting up camp and started blasting music near my camp. It was annoying as fuck.

At least it wasn’t horrible music.

For a while, it was just basic ambient. Then it turned to what sounded like The 1975 (which I dislike…).

They blasted music until 3 a.m.

I woke up several times but for the most part, I slept okay. I need a more comfortable tent and bedding. My tent is way too small.

At 6 a.m. I was out of my tent. The morning mist turned into a heavy fog. I grabbed an iced coffee I bought at Oxxo, went to the nice rock where the dudes were hanging out, and had my coffee while taking pictures of nature. At around 8 a.m. the sun was already peering through the mountains. I wanted to go back home and edit. I left camp at around 9 a.m. and headed to Ensenada.

On my way back, the fog intensified. I’ve never driven in such heavy fog before. It was interesting. Bought some smoked fish at the smoked fish place and drove back to Tijuana.

It was a good trip.

It inspired me to do more trips.

Maybe that will be my next book.

I also want a drone because it would be great to drive all the Baja with a drone. The footage would be amazing. I’m sure I could sell the story and some of the footage.


Ahora si.

NFL de Fantasía. No mames. Son tres semanas. Que puta weva.

Empezando conmigo.

Tijuana Pimps vs Jaiba, Thunders, Roosters.

Andaba de viaje cuando a Cam Newton le dio Covid. Y a donde fui, no había señal. Pensé en darle la clave a mi hermano por si pasaba lo que sea con mi fantasy, pero decidí en un chingue su. Me voy de viaje y no quiero estar preocupado por el fantasy. Me fue bien en el viaje, me fue horrible en el fantasy sin QB. Aparte que el Jaiba bien gandalla se llevo el último QB (no me hubiera funcionado). Pero cambiar Cam por Watson me hubiera dado el gane. Perdí por que me fui de viaje. Que mamadas.

Los otros dos partidos los gane. Y apenas. Ni Thunders ni Roosters rompieron el 100 contra mi, y agradecido estoy que yo apenas rompí el 100 en ambos partidos. Ando en noveno lugar y mi lucha se ve cuesta arriba, pero hay fe. Hay mucha fe para el campeón (especialmente con la noticia de que el Campana se fue a los Chiefs).

CDMX Ocelopilli vs The Mongooses, Don Bacardi, Guarren Luna.

Mariobot el arrollador y destruye fes. No vi la semana 4, estaba de viaje, pero Mariobot destruyó a un Pablo que va en segundo lugar con 807.18 puntos. Pero es Mariobot el que lleva toda la temporada ganando todos sus seis partidos. Don Bacardi no pudo aunque le llego cerca. Pero mas cerca estuvo Guarren que lo ganaba por poco hasta el último momento cuando las Vaqueritas por fin le dieron un pase a Amari Cooper y asegurar el gane de Mariobot. Antes de ese pase de TD para Cooper, le mandaron dos a Gallup que tiene Guarren en la banca… La suerte del fantasy.

Guarren Luna vs Don Bacardi para semana 7

Nos adelantamos a lo que sigue… Los dos destruidos por Mariobot. Los dos con poca fe. En la semana 7 se enfrentan los dos que van hasta abajo de la tabla. El que gane, se queda con fe de poder llegar a los playoffs, el que pierda… El que pierda ya puede empezar a pensar en el siguiente año y ver como puede arruinar la temporada de alguien mas namas por que si.

Los que me faltan:

Thunders gana en la semana 4 pero luego pierde dos seguidos contra equipos mas “debiles.” Liderea en puntos con 851.50 pero esta a la mitad de la tabla con 3 victories y 3 empates con muchos otros como el mismo Roosters, Zavasaurus, Lion King y los Dolphins.

Miami Dolphlundgrens de el buen pelón. Por fin es el año de los Dolphins. Por fin puede ser el año de el comisionado pelón que empezó perdiendo feo pero una victoria sabrosona en la semana 4 vs Guarren le dio mucha fe. Aparte de que los Dolphins ya se apunta como un buen equipo competitor en la liga, puede que sea un buen año para el pelón.

Es bueno ver a los Roosters a la mitad de la tabla en ves de su costumbre de andar último lugar. Le gano a Sanchez. Le gano a Lion King. Pero luego perdio contra los Pimps. Aún así, mitad de la tabla y competitivo. Por primera ves en el Fantasy, Kirby tiene aspiraciones reales para los playoffs y más.

Sanchez Style perdió sus últimos cuatro seguidos. Pensaba que tenía la mejor racha de ganados con siete… pero como va, puede que tenga la mejor racha de perdidos. Lo mas bajo que lo he visto en la tabla de el Fantasy.

Jaiba Brava, en comparación, como siempre, calladito pero aplicado. Me chingo en la semana 4 algo que debería haber sido mi victoria. Luego arrollo al pelón en la semana 5. Pero pierde contra Zavasaurus. Tiene un equipaso y va en tercer lugar… pero la siguiente semana se enfrenta Mariobot.

The Mongooses viene con todo. Solo lo derrotó Mariobot en la semana 4 (y Kirby en la semana 3). Pero aparte de eso, anda demasiado comodo en segundo lugar. Va contra Lion King en una semana 7 definitiva.

Lion King hizo 103 puntos en la semana 4 vs Thunders. Luego se dejo perder contra Kirby con 78 puntos. Y luego… PUM 173 puntos en la semana 6 para destrozar al Sanchez. En medio de la tabla, pero poderoso como siempre.

Zavasaurus sigue con sus trades pendejos pero muy comodo en sexto lugar. La unica victoria que ha tenido Don Bacardi fue contra Zavasaurus en la semana 4 por 5 puntos. En la semana 5 le gano a Guarren de milagro de último minuto con un QB novato y por menos de 1 punto. Y en la semana 6 se lo llevo contra el Jaiba. Creo que no le ha funcionado ni un trade, pero si la he funcionado su equipo (de milagro).

Guarren Luna y Don Bacardi andan por los suelos. Va ser el partido de la semana.


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I should edit pictures of Jessica Simpson and post them on my Instagram for book purposes. But honestly, it doesn’t help much. I have no idea how to sell more books. I just know it’s pretty good. So you should buy both of them.

 

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