Thursday, March 24, 2011

San Diego

When you fart, do you lean to the side and raise one of your cheeks so that the air can escape smoothly and without making a sound? I've been sitting in on a lot of meetings and finding myself leaning all over the place. No one's noticed the movement, although I know they can smell the smell.

Anyway, today's blog is about San Diego. Overall, I can't say its much different from LA. Weather's nice, plenty of suburbs and highways, it really is just like LA with a few exceptions. 1) A lot less traffic - my god, this might be the biggest thing I appreciate about SD 2) The water is so close, or at least it feels closer somehow. I guess it's because it seems like no matter where you are in LA, its at least a half hr drive to the beach, or on average like 45 minutes. 3) Tacos. They're big on seafood tacos down here. It's like, "Chicharron? Al pastor? Como es?!?" Instead, they're all about pescador y shrimps. Seafood is awesome, but my heart will always belong to meat.

One thing that I'm really looking forward to is taking advantage of all of the uh dang I can't think of the word. I mean, there's a lot of things to do here: I want to take surfing lessons and get all good, and get certified in scuba diving and get all good, or get into Crossfit cuz there's a ton of Crossfit gyms since SEALs invented it or something right here, and go running on trails on the mountains nearby, and also get good at shooting guns and rifles. I definitely definitely want to learn to kite board. I feel like San Diego is the one place that can accommodate all of that, but I can't really explain why I feel that way.

Lastly, I'm pretty close to San Diego State, so I was thinking of going to a bar near that campus and rootin for their basketball team today. I've never rooted for a team that made it to the sweet sixteen before. And now all the lame UCLA ppl are gonna respond with some dumb response. But I'm glad I didn't. SDSU lost, would've just wasted my time haha

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Good weekend

No more putting off the blog, it's time to jump back in.

First off, I read like 40 blog posts yesterday and today, and man I'm always so astounded by how incredlbe everyone's writing is. No matter how detailed or simple, or serious or not everyone's post is, it's always always good. I told Elaine that in one of her letters, I felt like I was her, and that's kind of how I feel with everyone's post - it's like I'm reading your soul or something, or like I dunno, I'm just clicking with what you're thinking, and for that 1 minute or 10 minutes that I'm reading your post, I completely get it. Completely.

And I don't think its just how each and all of you write, but what you put down. Like Andrew only put down that quote and all I can say is, "Damn that is a good quote. Andrew would put down that quote." And that's more or less the way I feel about everyone's blog. I mean, I don't know what you're goign to write of course, but after its written, I'm think that you're the only person who would've chosen to write about that subject and in that specific way with that exact perspective. And damn it was good.

Oh ok, the second part is I had a great weekend this past weekend in LA! I went up to join Emma, Elaine, Herman, Diep and Sandy on Saturday in Santa Monica. We got to go to Sephora and Forever 21 and Nine West and all of these other stores with comfortable chairs to sit in. Each person bought a dress and a pair of shoes, except Herman and myself, but I can live with that because I got gelato, and we all went biking along the beach for a bit. I didn't go clubbing with the rest of em that night, though, cuz I'm lame and I had to wake up early to see Grandma. But havign just read Elaine's post, I really wish I was there to see that fight almost go down between Elaine and that other girl.

BTW I've been really wanting to webcam my blogs now, but the internet here is all slow. Oh, for those who don't know yet, a little bit about what I'm doing here in San Diego:

I'm workign on a base close to Downtown SD helping out with managing facilities, and doing public works stuff. At least, that what I should be doing, but I don't have a certain qualification yet, so my commanders just got me doing kind of random things, like attending someone's retirement ceremony on a carrier, or planning the Seabee Ball, or going to a golf tournament for charity. I was looking for apartments, but I ended up getting a room at an Extended Stay. It's like a hotel mini junior suite, but with month to month rent options that bring down the price a lot. I needa go to Port Hueneme in Ventura for training from May - August, and when I get back that's when I'll get a place for reals.