A little post about things cracking in my P life. As you all know I just road tripped across the Southwest from SD to Chicago. Highlights from that trip should follow shortly. For now here is a couple of lists about the two cities I’m talkin boust.
TOP 5 THINGS I WILL MISS ABOUT SD
5. The Sun — I ended up having a love-hate relationship with the day-ball. I’ll definitely miss the joy that it brought me. I think I started taking it for granted. I’ll probably end up appreciating the sun more in a place with where it does’nt feel like it needs to smother me all the time.
4. The Ocean — The Pacific Ocean is a vast ocean. I liked that I got to see it everyday. I didn’t go to the beach enough, but I liked that the option was always there.
3. El Salvadoran Restraunt and Papuseria — It’s funny to me that the best Mexican food in San Diego isn’t Mexican Food at all it’s El Salvadoran. The Carne Asada a la Plancha will blow your mind. Stupid delicious. Shouts to Taco Surf and Senor Pancho. All you other taco shops get your meat game up.
2. Lay’s Chile y Limon — Bombness in a bag. Dip em’ in a little sour cream. Maybe grab a cold Pepsi. I highly doubt I will be able to find any of these things outside of California (I checked, none in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas) I might have to have them specially shipped from one of my essdeezian homies
1. The Homies — Speaking of my esdeezian homies, I will definitely miss them. Especially Kate, Jeff and Justin. Actually they were my only friends there. I ran with a very exclusive clique. Shouts to all the work homies, B and all my little dunns, and definitely shouts to Kate’s friends.
TOP 5 THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT CHI-CITY
5. The Seasons — I guess I’ll still only get Winter and Summer, but thats better than being stuck in late Spring like I was in San Diego. Snow fights, leaf peeping, summertime BBQs… yes.
4. Good Food — The food in San Diego sucks. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by growing up in Seattle, but I truly beleive that aside from the mexican joints that I mentioned earlier and a small handful of other restraunts in the area, the food there sucks. The San Diego Reader (SD’s version of the Stranger) voted Olive Garden as being the best Italian Restraunt and Subway as being the best sandwich spot. Nuff said. I have to beleive the food in Chicago will be better (deep-dish pizza, steaks, hot dogs with pickled salads on them… boom yah)
3. Living in a City that has Culture — I don’t excactly know what that culture will consist of in Chicago, but we will see. San Diego on the other hand, especially downtown, was completely devoid of anything resembling a soul. Walking through downtown SD it felt more like walking through a Disneyland version of a downtown area. Even the surfer, and mexican culture that exists in Southern California, doesn’t really exist in SD proper. When you contrast that with Chi-town, i mean, there’s no comparison. It’s Chi-fricking-cago. It’s the Mid-fricking-West. It’s the heart-fricking-land. And so-fricking-on, and so-fricking-forth.
2. 60 Minutes will Finally be Following the Game — It’s hard to explain how much this means to me. It’s hard to figure out why excactly it means so much to me either. I think the TV no-man’s land, consisting of weird infomercials and wack local news, that exists between the end of a game and the beginning of primetime television is brutal. Especially when you ‘ve had some drinks. More than just 60 Minutes following the game, it’s that sports games aren’t aired so early on in the evening. The fact that most Mariners, and Sonics games will be starting at 9 o’clock is truly an amazing thing. I can’t frickin wait.
1. My Girlfriend and Bomb-Ass New House (and Neighborhood) — The girlfriend living in the same city as me is exciting for obvious reasons. She also picked out an amazing apartment for us to live in. It’s humungo, Which means I’m about to set up the hot-ass labratory for beat concoctions and rhyme creations. And it’s a two bedroom so all you fools out there should get your buns out here so you can rock it on your very own Aero Bed.