A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Greetings

When I found myself in Laguna Beach over the holidays I had to stop and take a picture with "The Greeter."
I used to wave at this statue all of the time when I was a little kid and we'd drive by it. I'm glad it's still here.

23 comments:

mina said...

that dude is creepy.

Tink said...

OMG. I used to wave at him too, when I was a kid! I'm glad he's still there, too!

Baldur said...

Hey Jorge,
When I read this, I thought about Hurley as a little kid and was wondering: Did you look anything like Caden Waidyatilleka when you were 10?
Greetings from Luxembourg

pawpawwife said...

Looks as scary as the giant Amish people outside of Roadside America in Pennsylvania

Maritoñi said...

I´m glad you found the greeter again. And I´m glad becouse I met u. Your character in Lost is very nice, but your blog is nicer.

I will visit u from time to time.

I liked a lot the post about the gloves in Wisconsin.

Alisha Rene' said...

kinda creepy. But childhood memories like that do rock.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

is that guy still there?..the last time i was in laguna beach it was on fire..scary...

RevnPadre said...

Does anyone remember the "Big Boy" or "Happy Chef" restaurants? Nothing scarier to a five year old than a 20 or 30 foot tall fat, fiberglass giant!

Suzie-Q said...

More info: http://www.beachcalifornia.com/beach/laguna-beach-greeter.html

Sunshine said...

The greeter looks like Tom Hanks did after a year on the island in Castaway! Get as many pictures as you can while you're still in Hawaii- you'll be glad you did. Love reading your blog-you've got a great sense of humor and one darn really cute Nunu!

Jules said...

Now he has a magic finger. What's with the pointing finger thingy?

john (not lennon) said...

Hmm, looks like he could make good use of the magic finger glove.
Nice pic.

laurie said...

He...he frightens me a little.

Paul Spooner said...

Is it just me, or does he look like the cowardly lion...,

ErinGoBlagh said...

At first glance I thought it was the creepy dead pirate dude from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Eponine said...

Pero Maritoñi!! Qué haces aquiiii.
Jorgito es mío desde hace meses. Mío, sólo mío, míiiio... mi tesoro!!!

A Comedic Author, With Rat Training Tendencies said...

I always thought this was the Pull My Finger monster. (ah the gateway to Pacific coast highway day trips to Newport Beach, Huntington and Seal- Great memories!)

Angie said...

This has nothing to do with that, but I remembered you mentioning Snuggie with a foot pocket, and...

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx?view=2&app=detail&params=item^H19335,RecTypeInd^,navlist^H19335*H06546*H10886*,cp^detail,tmp^related,cpprod^H171004,cm_scid^dtlr&walk=&cmtags=

Jorge Garcia said...

Damn Angie! You beat me to it. I was going to make a post about this when I saw one at my sister's house.

Maybe I will anyway.

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

Thankfully he chose to be a "greeter" and not a physician...just imagine getting a prostate exam from that guy?!

James Hernandez said...

Jorge,

He looks like one of my uncles! But with twice the IQ.

nollyposh said...

Lol!

aja_lost said...

Wow, I think it looks like the lion from the Wizard of Oz in his street clothes.