Desert: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday

in freewrite •  last year 

I stayed in the desert city of Las Vegas, Nevada for about a year. I was a street performer at the time. I dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow and took pictures for money on the strip.

When I first got to Las Vegas, people were throwing money at me. The people were so very nice. They would engage with me like a normal human would. It was one of the most enjoyable working experiences I've had.

I would stand as a statue and scare people a lot back in those days. I would stand outside of The Paris Casino. There is this restaurant that used to be my favorite spot. The employees all got to know me and were happy that I was there to entertain their lunch and dinner guests.

The person who looked over the waitresses would comp the food I would get from the place. When I handed him money, plenty of times he would turn me down and say, "Enjoy your food." I miss that place.

Vegas Album 2011-024[1].jpg
This is me dressed as Jack and here is where I found this pic of me and another.

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We saw some street performers in Vegas. Why did you leave?

It was becoming crowded with other characters and cd sellers that the crowds of people began getting mean.

A friend I had at the time spoke about NY so often with me that one day I got tired of talking, bought a ticket, and said, "I'm taking off." I had such a good time in NY I moved there for about a year.

I really don't like Vegas all that much. The city has a dirty, scummy feel to it. If you don't have a car, getting around is a hassle, even with a bike.

And now, you are in LA. Getting to know all the big cities. My son loves New York - but it sure is an expensive place to live.

I've pretty much been in LA since the year 2000, only I moved out for a couple years.

I love NY. That is my favorite city to walk in. I could walk around for hours! Biking there is really fun as well.

Next time I live there, I'm going to have the money to leave once and a while. I didn't like feeling stuck in the city.

What a lot of clothes for the desert. I would have chosen a more scantily clad character like say Tarzan;)

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I bet you would, Tarzan! haha.

It was crazy. During the day, I would not sweat, but as soon as the sun wet down, it was like taking a shower outside.