Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Redondo time machine today...

Sam and I had to go to Newport Beach and then to our Redondo Beach property ...

I bought it at 18 years old... 

3 unit... house in front, 2-bedroom 1 bath in the back upstairs and studio downstairs...

it was going into foreclosure, there were 3 offers in on it but I waved the inspection and the termite report and they took my offer!

Escrow was a nightmare... 3 couples on title... 2 of them going through a divorce...]

It was a MAJOR fixer upper... 

[perfect to lure that General Contractor guy I had just fallen in love with...who was making me crazy... running from me...]

Sam was 26 and I was 18... he thought I was going to hurt him... after all, he had just gotten a divorce and never wanted to go through that again... 

He said....I was just a baby, I couldn't even go in a bar to drink for 3 more years! How could I possibly know what I wanted...

I knew what I wanted...

him

but I had to chase him

because he ran as fast as he could...

well actually...

he ran...

then let me catch him...

then he'd get scared

and run again...

I must have wore him out because he quit running eventually and that was almost 24 years ago...

Anyway...

where was I...

oh ya...

the Redondo Beach property...

We moved here to Palm Springs when Kameron was a year old... and we have rented it out ever since...

Well the tenants finally moved out on Sept. 5th so we had to go down there...

Whoa... talk about going back in time today...

plus Sam and I grew up there at the beach...

After going to the property and going over all the stuff we need to do there... it was 4pm... so we had about 3 hours to kill before we could drive back home... [or we could have spent the time in bumper to bumper Los Angeles traffic and been home at the same time... uh no thank you]

So we went to the beach and rented beach cruisers and went on a 6 mile bike ride from the Redondo Beach pier to the Manhatten Beach Pier...

We used to do that ALL the time...

Anyway...

side story...

the last time we did that... about 4 years ago... we are sitting on the bike strand and guess who peddles by...

BRUCE WILLIS

I looked at him... thinking... is that who I think it is!  He smiled, nodded his head as if saying... ya its me... and he says "Hi, Howz it going?"

I say "Good"

When Sam retells this story... he has me batting my eyelashes... saying in a sexy voice "HI!" which is totally untrue!

[he knows its untrue but I guess it makes a better story and makes me laugh]

Ok... back to today...

who do we see going down the strand today?

The black guy in the movie 16 Blocks with Bruce Willis... the one who bakes the cakes! He actually talks like that!!!  If you havent seen the movie... rent it... its good... so is the movie Crash so rent that one too!

isnt that weird though...

I guess stars are a dime a dozen here in California but I still thought that was a little odd...

Anyway... photos to follow...

so you'all come back now hear!

3 comments:

eml625 said...

Cute story ! I want pictures of the Redondo house.
hugs,
E.

imgr8phil said...

That was a cute story!  I'll bet you have lots of memories you can share.

Phil

queeniemart said...

i would have sex with Bruce Willis ON that bike rack, twice.  lol


he is sexy.

i LOVE your love story. Truly. I want you LOVED and HAPPY.

XO lj