We woke up a bit later today, around 10am, which here, yes, it’s late. I took a shower and just waited for Billy to wake up, which thankfully Nova did that for us. After we finally got ready and headed out, deciding to go back to Little Tokyo.
We finally went to Mr. Pizza, and we had the same pizza that I had had in Korea. It wasn’t exactly the same as before, as the Koreans seem to be more…artsy with their food, but it was still damn delicious. As we were eating, I was FB chatting Blair to see if he was doing anything tonight, but he was working but he gave us plenty of things to do. He also gave me his phone number so he could text me if he finds anything for us. We soon crossed the street and went to a very weeaboo-esque anime/Jrock store, which made me laugh since the people there….yeah.
We went to a few more stores that we didn’t hit in Little Tokyo, got a red bean paste pastry, and then decided to go through this street that we passed when we were looking for parking. It was a street that had plenty of shops filled with things like pieces, bongs, accessories, etc. We found ou that almost every single store was for wholesale only, so that kind of sucked. Not like we could bring any of that on the plane, but you know.
Next we headed to Melrose Ave, which again was suggested to me. There were tons of stores there, which was something that we liked since the areas we have been going to were all spread out. We went into a taxidermy store and I picked up some snake ribs and a dried seahorse for my sister and we headed out. We then went into a store named Japan LA. Long store short, Billy ended up buying an owl kigurumi. It’s cute.
After walking around there for awhile, we felt pretty dead so decided to get some coffee and go to our next destination. Billy likes the touristy stuff, so our next stop was Hollywood Blvd. We tried to get into Paramount for a tour, but tours closed at 2pm and it was already past four, so we just continued to Hollywood Blvd. After paying the most that we have for parking ($20. Still cheaper than Chicago), we headed out.
Tourists. Everywhere. And therefore, that means peddlers everywhere. We went to the Hollywood & Highland mall (boring) and the Chinese theatre which had all the hand prints, we began walking down the streets and looked at all the stars. We stopped into a few shops here, but one certainly caught our attention. Outside the door it had a sign that said that it sold mushrooms and salvia, so we headed in to see what it was all about. It was definitely sketchy, that was for damn sure, and we ended up not buying anything.
Thankfully we left the tourist trap and headed back to my home, West Hollywood. We parked at our same spot and went into a store that we missed before, and then headed back into Sound Check. Immediately we saw Blair just hanging out, and well, we all just started hanging out with him. He put on the track that he made last night, showed us youtube videos, let us go upstairs, played pinball, everything. We went to explore for a little bit more and eat before we just came back and once more chilled with him. Billy noticed that we both wore a lot of bracelets on one arm, and Blair noticed that we both have them all on our left arm.
We got a phone number that failed us, and we were going to even out the lows, but seriously, that boy gets so distracted so fast. We left around 1am and finally headed home.
Billy passed out on the futon, Celina and I smoked, and then I finally called it a night.