Saturday, February 11, 2006

Broke Ass Cantina


I can't be 100 percent certain, but this might be a Brokeback Mountain parody.

I found this little restaurant slash cantina slash comedy club a couple blocks from the Press Telegram building which is the (only) site in Long Beach that is going to be redeveloped into affordable lofts. I mention this because I'm honest-to-goodness keeping my eye on this project as a potential future place of residence. You see, the term "affordable" is code for "possibly within my price range, but we'll see." So if you extrapolate into the future, I may someday be a regular at the Broke Ass Cantina.

17 Comments:

At Saturday, February 11, 2006 11:11:00 PM, Blogger joy said...

That's some funny shite, LA
Are you sure you want to make Broke Ass Cafe your residence?

 
At Sunday, February 12, 2006 2:21:00 AM, Blogger pixelledkisses said...

Are you LA from Junk Feud?

 
At Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:39:00 AM, Blogger LA said...

pixelledkisses - No, not the same LA.

 
At Sunday, February 12, 2006 10:02:00 AM, Blogger jane_austen said...

LA, that is funny!......Referring to the affordable housing, is that even a possibility in California??

 
At Sunday, February 12, 2006 12:22:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

No, housing prices are completely insane here! That's why for the first time, I'm seriously considering leaving here. In fact, the Pacific Northwest is on my short list. Who knows, we may be neighbors!

 
At Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:14:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

I didn't think anyplace on the west coast was affordable.

 
At Sunday, February 12, 2006 8:32:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

It pretty much isn't, getflix. It's so frustrating.

 
At Monday, February 13, 2006 11:27:00 AM, Blogger NaughtyVoyeur said...

I live in the Midwest.. thank you very much :) I told a friend of mine from NY what I paid for my home, which was an incredible steal in my opinion, and he almost passed out. ..giggle...

 
At Monday, February 13, 2006 6:41:00 PM, Blogger brent said...

LA -

Was born in Germany. UK is a 'recent' thing, 10 years now.

 
At Monday, February 13, 2006 8:10:00 PM, Blogger PixieGaf said...

So whats worse (when it comes to housing prices) the west coast or the east coast?

 
At Monday, February 13, 2006 9:57:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

B - Thanks for satisfying my insatiable curiosity! Germany? You don't say? My mother is German. I've been to Garmisch.

Pix - That's a very good question. I'm not familiar enough with East Coast real estate to have a good answer, but I know that the last I heard, the mean price for a house in Orange County (CA) is about $650,000 and in LA county is about $575,000. Those are pretty high numbers for the mean. It's very hard for first-time buyers to get into the market.

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 3:11:00 PM, Blogger brent said...

My mother was German too! Spent summers in Bavaria as a kid, just outside Munich.
Do you sprech any deutsch?

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 3:32:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Non monsieur, mais je parle le Francais. Combien des langues parlez-vous?

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:20:00 PM, Blogger brent said...

Vraiment? Tu parles francais? Bravo!

Je parle trois langues: anglais, francais, persan, et un p'tit peu d'allemand.

Tu dois parler italien aussi, non?

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:12:00 PM, Blogger ChiliGurl said...

I have come to realize that at nearly 40 years old, with my paltry disability check every month, I'll never be a "first time buyer". This is just insane. Builders, realtors and sellers have priced most of us out of the market. Even apartment prices are sky high here, and with so many troops in Iraq, the city has emptied out ALOT, but they are still charging a fortune for housing! You can't win for losing! LA, I can only imagine your dilemma. I was looking online at a West Hollywood property...2 bedrooms, 1 bath....$1.2 million. Sheesh.

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:30:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

B - Non, je ne parle pas Italien, mais je suis italien. La première langue de mon papa était Italien. (I used google language help for that second sentence, I've forgotten verb tenses!) When you say "Persan," do you mean Farsi?

Chili - It's completely insane here, and the bubble still hasn't burst. Don't forget, though, that West Hollywood is somewhat expensive because it's an area where a lot of industry people live. I think all the houses I've shown on this website are in Long Beach which is still LA County but a bit of a commute for "Hollywood." Therefore, the prices are more reasonable (which is a relative term, of course). Do you ever look at www.Craigslist.org?

 
At Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:25:00 PM, Blogger XStaySea said...

No affordable housing in Cali, except maybe in Riverside cow-pie town.

 

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