Sunday, December 30, 2012

Captain Crunch Doughnut!


Some Behind the scenes for Cholo Adventures 31/Eric's vlog.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to Stan "The Man" Lee

Today the great Stan Lee turns the big "9-0"
He is truly an inspiration, and I can honestly say that without the characters he created, and the stories he wrote my life wouldn't be the same. So, Thank You Mr. Lee.
Thank you for all of the wonderful memories.
I wish you the best, and I hope you continue to do the amazing work that you've done for all of these amazing years,

Happy Birthday and EXCELSIOR!

-Jimmy


"With Great Power, comes great responsibility" - Stan Lee

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Batman VS. Superman

Art by GabeRose on DeviantART
When my brother was a kid maybe around 4 or 5 he had a batman costume that he wore almost all of the time,
If you've seen that movie daddy day care, you'll know what I'm talking about when I tell you that it's kinda like the kid who wore the Flash outfit. Yeah, it was a lot like that but the costume was a Batman one.
 
he wore it so often that I'm sure he thought he was Bruce Wayne himself.
We had all of the Batman movies that were out at the time and he watched the cartoon whenever it was on. He had a bunch of action figures, It's safe to say he was a fan.

Not only that but my brother was a very mischievous little boy, he would mess with any other kid around his age, and he felt untouchable, especially when he wore that damned Batman costume.
Well one day my neighbors had a birthday party. and today was one of those days when my brother felt the need to become the Dark Knight, he was running around messing with the other kids when my neighbor's nephew shows up, this kid had to be at least a year older than my brother and he was at least a  few inches taller, well I guess this kid thought the same as my brother because he was wearing a Superman costume, ...and sure enough my brother decided to mess with him, My brother was (and to a certain extent still is) like a chihuahua, he didn't care about size because in his mind he was 6 Feet tall. and then he got his butt kicked. The kid just punched my brother in the face and knocked him down. Poor little Bruce was out cold.  It was pretty funny to see a pint sized Superman beating up a pint sized Batman. We can laugh about it now (Well, my brother still refuses to believe it happened),
I guessed that day my brother learned that he should have bought some Kriptonite.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Kid Jimmy


Growing up...
I was a very dorky kid. I did dorky things, I acted very dorky, and I did whatever it took to annoy my older sister. I did it all in a way to make myself look as innocent as possible. I wasn't a troublemaker but I did like to have fun. Sometimes having fun got me in trouble because the way I had fun wasn't always safe.

Here's a story of one of those times.

It was a spring day, and I was living in an apartment building 7 blocks from the beach, and about 10 blocks from the downtown area. The building I lived in was gated. The only people who were able to come in to the building were people who lived there or their guests. It was almost impossible to see what was going on in the courtyard from the front of the building so all of the adults felt comfortable letting their kids play in the courtyard. It was one of those days where all of the kids in the building were on break from school, and they were all playing outside. Our building was very strict. 
Here were the rules:
1) No Ball playing
2) No Scooters
3) No Bikes
4) No Skates
5) No Skateboards
and as long as those rules were followed the managers of the building (who also happened to be my parents) let us play. Simple rules, but the games that we normally played got stale after a while. One of the neighbor kids suggested we played hide and seek, we all agreed though it seemed like it could be boring. All of my usual good hiding places were known by some of the older kids and they liked to hide there if they could, that's when I remembered that my dad was working on the roof earlier that morning. 

like I mentioned earlier, my parents managed the building that I lived in. My dad did all of the handy work, while my mom kept it clean, and on the second floor of the building there was a locked door, behind that door was a staircase that led to the roof. I knew where my dad kept his keys, I had found the perfect hiding spot. None of the kids knew how to get there, none of the kids had the key, and I can watch them from the roof as they looked for me. It seemed like the perfect plan.

I ran inside with the excuse that I needed to use the bathroom, I got my dad's keys and rejoined the game. It was perfect. The kid who was "it" began counting to 100, all of the kids spread out, I ran to the second floor, when I got to the door, it seemed like mission impossible, that whole time I ran the risk of one of the other kids seeing me unlocking the door, or worst... risking one of the adults who lived in one of the apartments by the door seeing, or hearing me go on the roof. I got the door unlocked, I closed the door behind me very gently, and proceeded to make my way to the roof. I was there. I felt like I was on top of the world. I can see all of the roofs from the surrounding buildings. I was a short kid, but on that roof. I was tall.
So I sat down, I with my back leaning up against the door watching the sky...
about 15 minutes later I hear my name, several times. I was pretty sure I won that round of Hide and Seek but I wanted to have them keep looking. 5 minutes later I hear my mom calling my name... it was the worst feeling ever. Knowing that she'll ask where I was hiding... I won't be able to lie...right? So I began thinking of an elaborate lie, one that she'll believe, one that I won't get in trouble for... I sat there thinking. trying to make it so no one can see me...

5 minutes later I hear footsteps, someone was walking up the stairs behind me... the doorknob begins to wiggle, the more it wiggles the faster my heart beats... as the door opens, I stand up in anticipation. Once the door is fully open I see my mom, her face is red...I hear my full name, she grabs me, hugs me, then realizes I should be in trouble and pulls me by the ear and we go back into the apartment. 

It's needless to say that I got in trouble, I was grounded for the rest of my break from school. My parents changed their hiding spots for their keys (which I found a week after)

I still won that game of Hide and Seek though. :) 

P.S. as a kid I had HUGE glasses. (See illustration)
 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!


Just kidding,
I didn't make a Christmas video.

I hope everyone is having an awesome holiday, and regardless on what your beliefs are, what holiday you celebrate (or don't) I still want everyone to have the best time possible, and this post is to send you and your family some well wishes. I hope you're all doing well, and staying safe.

Merry Christmas for those of you who celebrate, happy whatever you celebrate to everyone else. ;)

Now, if you'll excuse me, there's currently a batch of Tamales with my name on them that I need to attend to.


-Jimmy

Friday, December 21, 2012

CHOLO ADVENTURES 31 - That Foo Stole my Bike (PART 2)

Part 2 of Cholo Adventures 31 "That Foo Stole My Bike" A project in which I was fortunate enough to be a part of.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CHOLO ADVENTURES 31 - That Foo Stole my Bike (PART 1)

Part 1 of Cholo Adventures 31 "That Foo Stole My Bike" A project in which I was fortunate enough to be a part of.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I'm now on ScrewAttack


I started posting on ScrewAttack...kinda.
I want to start posting a lot more very soon.

But in the mean time...
Here's my first post.

It's Back to the Future related just in case it may strike interest...