Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Medina

I was in Peter & Amanda's wedding a couple of weeks ago...

What a great time!

I am very happy that they included me in their wedding!

We started things off on Thursday night, a few of us went out for a drink, Then on Friday night we had a rehearsal & dinner..

Here's Pete & I getting ready to head to the rehearsal... You won't see me this dressed up very often.

My partner Courtney and I practicing walking down the isle..

After the rehearsal Peter's mom and family had a great dinner for everyone in the wedding party.. good stuff!

After the dinner we decided to gather a few close friends at my Compadre Rosendo's house for a little bit a drinking and a lot of fun..


Okay.. maybe a lot of drinking and a lot of fun...

Peter showed us the beautiful ring he got for his bride to be... Nice! (Or maybe I just like the shirt Pete's wearing)

John, Pete's Brother, gave a great and very heart-warming Best Man Toast.

Here's Me, Alex, Gianini and Pete's little sister Amanda..

Here I am at the reception with Rosendo and Cadena

Dancing the dollar dance with Amanda.

The Espinoza & Cadena kids... Only Tina is missing...

Like I said I was very happy & honored to be a part of Peter & Amanda's wedding.. Good times had by all!


p.s. I'll start blogging a little more again...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

La Tinta

"Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past."
~Jack London

I know these days this saying isn't always true.. A lot of people get tattoos for the sake of getting tattoos... Coming from a very anti-tattoo household I knew if I ever got inked it would have to be some meaningful stuff that I would appreciate for the rest of my life.

I think that's why I waited until I was 24 to get my first tattoo...

I got my first tattoo to honor my dad... I never planned on getting praying hands (a little cliche) but after my mom said that she thought the praying hands were one of the only tattoos she's ever liked I knew I had to get em... Everything in that tattoo has a meaning... I got it in done with no shading because I like the "illustrated" look, I got 24 rays for my birthday (the day I got it), The praying hands for my mom and My dad's nickname... "El Bonito"

For my second tattoo, I waited almost 2 years. I knew I wanted this tattoo a long time ago, I just didn't know where to get it on my body. First thought was bicep... then back, then chest.. and finally last minute I chose the forearm.

I didn't ever really plan on getting a tattoo on my forearm... but I am very proud of Deadend.

Mr. Joe tattooing me.

Brothers Espinoza!

I think I'm only getting 2 more tattoos... well maybe 3... or 10...


Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekends were made for fun..

Had a good weekend...

I'll start off with pics from Thursday.

Freddy, my brother and I went to Salinas Boys' shop to shoot a few flicks of the bike Cole and the boys were finishing up for a Japanese client. Beautiful bike.. really clean & compact. These guys are on top of their game...

Here's my brother & Freddy looking at the bikes..

Aaron putting some last minute touches on the bike before it heads for Japan.

Two awesome and very different styled bikes being built at the same time.

Then On Friday night I met Lil Watcha in San Jose and headed to the Royal Jokers Cruise Night in Oakland...

I was backseat driver.

Here's Lil Watcha's Impala sitting front row at the Cruise Night.

There was a clean 61 Impala at the Cruise Night.

After the Cruise Night we headed to downtown San Jose to meet my brother & Big Ed to cruise San Jose...

It was cool to see a few low riders out.

Saturday.. I woke up early to make it to the Marina Swapmeet, but not early enough to sell, story of my life.

As I was taking off Diego was about to eat breakfast.

Saw a cheap little chain steering wheel, almost bought it just to have it... There were some deals to be found.. too bad I'm broke.

Here is a neat little Sportster that was only going for $7,500

Took my god daughter with us to the swap meet, it was funny to watch her run around look and touch stuff and ask a lot of questions..

Here she is as we're leaving for her "Brudder's" birthday party.

After we walked around the swap meet and didn't buy much we headed to Chendito's birthday party. It was fun, watched some good college football, ate some tri-tip (small portion.. boo) drank a light beer and played with the kids a little.

Then later that night I went to have a couple drinks with some good friends...

Sunday I woke up early to design a rush logo job, watched NFL and went to go get more ink... I'll post pics of my new tattoo soon..