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i love you ringo!!!!!!!

chuck gave me a bike for my birthday this year (!!!!!!!) and today we broke her in by taking a spin through part of pasadena. you might be wondering what ringo (below) has to do with a bike ride in pasadena.....weeeeeell, i happen to be standing right in front of ringo's estate!!!! now, he may or may not still live there, and if he does, it may only be for days at a time. but STiLL!!!!! chuck drove by a few years back with a friend and scoped it out, along with the boyhood home of david lee roth, right nearby. it's fairly hidden, but not as protected as i would've thought.

we circled around the property, peeking in where we could. we could see parts of the main house and a guest house in clear view, along with a tennis court and pool. and to our surprise, one of the entrances was WiDE open (probably the gardener's access) so, we casually parked our bikes and proceeded to poke around rest our weary legs from our strenuous work out. i inched my way toward a dumpster just inside the open gate, not seeing any armed guard or attack dog that might change my mind. it was full of fresh yard waste. so, i quickly reached in and kiped a sprig of flowers, no doubt clipped from an unruly bush this morning.

if someone had told me 25 years ago that i'd be standing in front of ringo starr's house picking a flower from his dumpster, i SURELY would've fainted....then woken up, and fainted once again.

we then made our way around the outside of the property, stopping at the front gate, then wrapping around, peering in where we could, only to find a group of 5-6 gardeners taking their afternoon break. chuck snapped his camera all the while, knowing i would want this archived for posterity. just when i think i've outgrown my girlish fascination with the beatles, i find myself wrapping yard waste in wax paper and pressing it between two books.

i think i'll count this morning as another b-day gift from chuck....

the main house

should i?

yes.....yes, i should.

i HHHAD to hold the gate......why? because RiNGO might've touched it once!!!!!!

chuck and me, just in front of ringo's mailbox....
i know what you're thinking, and we DiDN'T DO iT.
it's a federal offense, for goddess' sake!!!!
dumpster diving? that's a slap on the wrist and community service, TOPS.

that's me outside the front gate....wishing i had a domino's delivery outfit on with 5 pizzas.


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Aug. 28th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Fun pictures.

Who took the one of you and Chuck, the gardeners? ;)
Aug. 28th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
chuck's crafty work....
he set the camera on a city box across the street!
voila....instant tripod!
Aug. 28th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
That was fun yesterday! The next time we pretend we're pool cleaners, and maybe you can touch some of the pool water where Ringo might have peed.
Aug. 28th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
.....and where barbara skinny dipped!!!! wheE.
Aug. 28th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
Your new bike looks great.

I love the flower picture alot.

Happy belated birthday!
Aug. 28th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
i like those flowers, too....

hmmmm, i should've kiped a bunch to sell on ebay, come to think of it!!!
Aug. 28th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
what great fun! happy birthday.
Aug. 28th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
digging through dumpsters....yup, that's my kinda fun alright! :)
Aug. 28th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
I have that bush in my front yard. I have RINGO'S FLOWERS in my yard!
(and a happy belated boithday, sweetheart)
Aug. 28th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
yeah, i like that flower...they kinda remind of buebells, only they're pink. i'm so glad that was on the top of the heap, instead of something like poison oak or dog doo!

Aug. 28th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
How did you know it was Ringo's though?

I bet he'd love knowing you were so excited... he probably doesn't get that often like the other Beatles! haha

Matt is from Pasadena so he's always telling me what movies were filmed at what house, and what famous people live where, or what owners of some huge company we all know lives there... its a cool city. :)
Aug. 28th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
well, somewhere i heard ringo lived near the rose bowl, and when i moved here chuck confirmed it cuz he said one of his buddies showed him the location a few years back. don't know the friends connection to ringo, though. i think they were more interested in barbara bach, ringo's HAWT wife, actually!! you know chuck though, he's always in the celeb loop somehow. he's 6 degrees or less from just about everybody in this town....

it's kinda funny, too, cuz the house is on wellington ave. and there's a wellington, england. so, maybe they were charmed and just HAD to buy it????

that's so cool matt has an inside loop into that kinda stuff. he should set up a booth and sell maps!!!
Aug. 28th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
hahaha No, I can't see him doing that. Maybe when he's old and senile though. :)

Yes, I realized the celeb loop thing about Chuck a long time ago and I've been so envious I could just strangle him! He's hung out with Eddie Vedder! I can't stand it!
Aug. 29th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Cool! You look like you stay in great shape.
Aug. 29th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
well, let's just say *i TRY*

thanks for the compliment, though!
Aug. 29th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
that's AWESOME!!!! love the pix of the new bike too! and of course you look amazing as always. so how's this for pathetic? i still have my big "torn from the wall in london" adam ant concert advert framed and up on the wall. funny too, when i saw gene, one of the things he remembered about me from 20 yrs ago was me being a big adam ant fan! haha! some things never change...

i can see us rocking out to antmusic and everything from "you know me number one" to temporary secretary in the nursing home!

Aug. 29th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
are you kidding me??? i think it's AWESOME that you still have adam up on your walls....it was such a big part of your life kimmy, why stifle it, i say!!!! plus, it's not like you have anyone to answer to or decorate with....you're your own person, independent, and if you want mr. ant gracing your walls, you SHALL! good for you...

and i can't WWWWAiT to rock out with you in the old folks home.....don't forget to pack your sex pistols!!!
Sep. 3rd, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
OMG! And bad finger and souxie and the banshees!!!

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