Category: Lyft diaries

  • lyft: book cover judgment

    lyft: book cover judgment

    i picked up J at the long beach convention center from first glance, he looked like a pretty… dry older white guy almost kinda geeky or nerdy lol my suspicions were validated when i found out he’s a data scientist it was a long ride ahead, from long beach to pasadena jaysus but we started…

  • lyft: couples therapy

    lyft: couples therapy

    i picked up P and J on a saturday night in downtown long beach the area where i picked them up was a shitshow with lb pride happening that weekend they live in ktown and came out to lb to celebrate J’s bday she turned 30 during the ride so yay for that we started…

  • lyft: cvs + a very long story

    lyft: cvs + a very long story

    i picked up J yesterday he was an older gentleman who had finished work at cvs he seemed jolly even as he shared some horror stories of working at a cvs near downtown long beach here are some stories he shared: he mentioned that he was originally from cincinnati (spelling?) and naturally, i asked how…

  • my racism

    my racism

    this one has been percolating for a bit i have realized that i experience racism on a daily basis not others’ racism my own. i haven’t experienced a lot of others’ racism, aside from the occasional ‘konichiwa’ or ‘ni hao’ lol and maybe slow service at a restaurant, but that’s a maybe. the racism i…

  • lyft: mr. sportswriter

    lyft: mr. sportswriter

    i picked up C on a weekday afternoon from a bar in venice beach he was leaving a group of friends who wanted to get crazier than he wanted to on a weekday evening it was a really short ride, but the convo was pretty full we got onto the topic of work — which…

  • lyft: life, love, creativity

    lyft: life, love, creativity

    i took A to the airport this morning A is a graphic designer originally from new jersey we touched so many aspects of life i don’t even really know where to start… we’ll start here he grew up being told that anything in the creative / artistic space is not a ‘real’ job, that life…

  • lyft: impeded river

    lyft: impeded river

    i picked up an airport ride a couple mornings ago, a young couple, one a med student, the other a photographer they met at the school of rock — yes, that’s a real thing!! it’s where kids come to learn music AND to learn the play music together and many students end up forming bands…

  • lyft: so many

    lyft: so many

    i have so many stories i want to share, since i started driving… and they keep growing with each day idk where to start it’s like picking a lemon from a tree with a million lemons any one will do and they’re all good in my opinion hahaha so today’s encounter is around… R, my…

  • lyft: law intern

    lyft: law intern

    i picked up a law intern yesterday, i’ll call him J i had the honor of taking him to the office on his last week of his internship he’s from la/oc, and is going to ny for law school his interest within law is around intellectual property (IP) turns out, he’s from around the same…

  • lyft: nyc gals

    i drove two girls visiting from new york to their last dinner in LA they were on a scouting trip, to see if they would like to relocate to LA and of course, the one thing they really liked about the west coast is that it’s so much more chill lol of everyone that visits…

  • lyft: blind date ;)

    lyft: blind date 😉

    a few days ago, i picked up my first lyft assisted ride, which is for passengers who may need help with getting in the car, are hard of hearing or seeing, etc. my passenger was blind, i’ll call him J he was a little Mexican man dressed in a flannel and jeans, wearing a cap…