Posts Tagged 'Vista'

Nuttiness in NoCo II

After wandering around the (horribly over-crowded) Carlsbad Street Fair, one of the besties and I made our way back to Vista for some froyo. We stopped at Fruttos Yogurt  on Vista Village Dr. and walked into the establishment to find a guy and his girlfriend (maybe wife?) sitting at a table, each gabbing away on their separate cell phones with a cat on a leash. YES! I said, CAT ON A LEASH. In Vista. It just sat there, totally cool as if it does that sort of thing on the daily (and it must, right?).  So good. And here I thought that kind of thing only happened in San Francisco.

Seen in…North County?

That’s right, it’s back! But now that I’m no longer in San Francisco, it’s no longer “Seen in the City” (or was it Scene in the City?). Anyway, welcome to the first edition of: Nuttiness in NoCo!

First up, seen today as I was walking to class on the San Marcos Palomar campus: A dumbass San Diego bro (of sorts–you know what I’m talking about–those “pretty boys” who think they’re the shit) on his long board wearing a black t- shirt that said, “Hate is not a Crime” and nothing else. Is this some sort of joke?! Is that supposed to be funny? Am I missing something? Please, take your arrogant ass back home and burn that shirt. Thank you.

And I’ve saved the best for last: While running errands on my break today, I saw my first ever Vista tranny! That’s right, a real, live cross-dresser in North County; on the corner of Melrose and Bobier! It made me all nostalgic for San Francisco. He was amazing. Huge black wig with some low lights, black skirt, gaudy shirt, manly legs. It was just too good to be true. I wish I had had my camera and hadn’t been cruising at 55mph. There’s always next time!

Thank you and goodnight.

I will only complicate you.

I’ve officially been in North County for a month. It’s surreal. It’s incontrovertible and here I am about to start school (but still jobless). During this past month I have mentally been making notes on the things that annoy me about this place; the things I enjoy and the things I miss about San Francisco. Here are those lists:

V-Town Annoyances

  • It’s too damn hot!
  • The coffee is never strong enough– where do you find a decent cup of coffee in the Tri City area?!
  • You have to drive EVERYWHERE– I HATE DRIVING!
  • I feel awkward getting drunk at home– Almost as if it’s not allowed…
  • 24 Hour Fitness is no longer in walking distance.
  • There is a rampant infestation of “Bros” and their “Hos'” and their ginormous, gas guzzling trucks.
  • My ex lives here– which isn’t a problem, but it is a problem.
  • I haven’t slept through a night since I’ve been here– So I’m always tired and take a lot of naps.
  • The surprised expressions I get when I confess that I don’t have a boyfriend and am not seeing anyone and don’t really have plans to– Shocker! I know. But much to the surprise of all Southern Californians, it is OK to be single and crave some form of independence (no matter how old you are). I promise.
  • The CL “Missed Connections” aren’t nearly as entertaining as the San Francisco ones.
  • I went from having a full-length mirror in my room that made me look ultra thin (nicknamed the “Skinny Mirror”), thus leaving me with a (false) sense of confidence, to a mirror that makes me look even fatter than I already am (nicknamed the “Fat Mirror”); leaving me with thoughts such as these: “You are a broke down, beat, fat ass. What happened to you?!” or “Why are you even bothering to get dressed and leave the house?” a la Liz Lemon style– Ignorance is bliss, people. Ignorance is bliss. Give me back the skinny mirror!
  • They still play Korn on the radio here. Yes. Korn. Did I just move back in time?
  • Everything is so spread out.
  • Cable– Sure, I no longer have to wait until the day after to watch the two (2) shows I look forward to viewing, but there is a lot of trash out there. Trash you get sucked into and before you know it, you’ve spent the whole day on the couch, melting your brain.

Things I miss in/about San Francisco

  • EVERYTHING!– Jay-Kay…kind of…no seriously, here’s the list:
  • My roomies– Three’s Company fo’ life yo!
  • Dolores park– Drinking there, reading there, people watching, etc.
  • Work pals– You know who you are.
  • The City life in general– Morning commutes on MUNI, Union Square, The Haight, etc.
  • Dive bars– Too many good ones to list.
  • The Many Mis-Adventures of Amy and Carissa.
  • The lack of fast food.
  • My house– Which isn’t actually “my house” anymore, but you know what I mean.
  • Roommate dinners.
  • Dining room dance parties.
  • Charlie’s (wasted) Angels
  • Friends, friends, friends– You know who you are too; don’t make me name names.
  • And a whole lot more that I don’t want to list, ’cause then I’m thinking about it and then I get sad.

Now, just to be fair, here is a list of a few things I actually do (kind of) enjoy about North County:

Some V-Town Goods

  • The Girls– Nat, Kate, Sissy and (yes, you too) Robin!
  • $2 Racer5’s on Thursdays.
  • Beaches where you can actually enjoy the sun and swim in the water.
  • Real Mexican food– And at some places you can get it anytime you want!
  • Free food/no rent.
  • The Guys– Meaning my friends here who are guys– you know who you are too (although I’m fairly positive none of you read this).
  • I won’t miss Decemberween– Assuming it still happens this year.
  • Snowboarding
  • The desert
  • Wide open spaces.
  • I’m now closer to my family.

So there you have it. I’m sure as more time goes on, I’ll have more to add to each of these lists but I figured after a month, this was a pretty good start.

On a closing note, a lot of us are starting school tomorrow, so to those of you who fit in that category, good luck! I wish you a happy, heathly semester riddled with well earned, good grades.