I agree, but if you were b/r (born raised) in Santa Cruz, went to school at Cal Poly and live in $anta barbara, exactly where else are you going to live? You have no choice but to don the knee pads and take it like a man.
Yes I sense your anger too. Truth is, Northern Cal could be incorporated into Oregon (or vice versa) and never miss a stride! There are now enough CA's here that they really no longer "stand out". Now if you're from Chicago.....? Chances are you'll wind up like me and from a business/social standpoint gravitate toward other mid-westerners.
I don’t like being outdoors. I went camping once in my life having moved out here. It was very disturbing. I couldn’t wait to get back to concrete and steel.
Man, no wonder you pine for NYC! You do realize that by living here you're in part paying a premium for the "California Lifestyle" that you don't take advantage of, do you? It's like wanting to live in Cupertino without having any school-age children. Why the f%^k would anyone want to do that?
Ever gotten shacked on a 7ft WNW left hand point break in NY? London? Talk to me when the sun comes out. Ever punched trough a 8ft wave at Davenport and had sunlight filter through the most beautiful aqua water you’ve ever seen only to come up on the other side and see otters, dolphins and whales?
Surfing is something to kill time while I wait for the ski season. ;)
That might well be true. I'm told that permanent settlement in the Willamette Valley didn't occur until white settlers reached the area. For many years native peoples only came here to hunt, trap and trade in the summer months and high tailed it out of here when the first frost came.
Man, no wonder you pine for NYC! You do realize that by living here you’re in part paying a premium for the “California Lifestyle” that you don’t take advantage of, do you? It’s like wanting to live in Cupertino without having any school-age children. Why the f%^k would anyone want to do that?
Well I guess if you worked at Apple and wanted to walk to work you might want to do that. Or if you like really really really really liked Fontana's - pretty good place.
I've seen the end of the line w/ESQ (Extra Smooth Quality) Rhum and it ain't pretty. Perhaps skibum could shed some physiological light on this but when it's 90+ degrees out beer does not settle well. The minute you leave an a/c bar you feel like you'll faint.
Rum seems to "travel" better in the heat and it's not long before you can drink it at ambient temp. = recipe for disaster.
Beats me, my Chinese assembled (probably with Japanese or Taiwanese chips) iPod says "Designed by Apple in California"... I'm pretty sure I sold my soul to Uncle Jobs...or would have if my soul hadn't already been shorted
I listen to a lot of Norwegian pop music and I strongly dislike both Everclear and the Red Hot Chile Peppers (come to think of it, I like zero Southern California bands, which is an accomplishment since I went to school there for 4 years), so I'm just gonna have to polish up on my scraping skillz...
Don't worry so much. I didn't really learn about Dick Dale until AFTER Pulp Fiction was released. So..... mid-90's? It really revived his career and he's been "on tour" all these years. That got me to discover the Surfari's, the Ventures and many others.
Little known fact. The Ventures are (and not the Beatles for crissakes) the ALL TIME leader in album sales due in large part to the God-like status in Japan. They still play to packed houses on both sides of the Pacific to this day. Can there be any doubt that there was something enduring about the SoCal "surf sound"? (The Ventures were actually from Seattle but...)
No worries. Contrary to it's "pop" image Surf Guitar finds it's roots in Flamenco and is actually quite dark, mystical and definitely ( I'm reluctant to even say) of paegan influences. The very word "staccato" wasn't fully defined until the introduction of surf guitar several centuries after it's introduction.
If they do so explicitly, it would be collusion and expressly illegal.
However, if they all send their CFOs and financial management to the same East Coast B-Schools, where they all read the same Dixit textbook on game theory, then they all know how to behave when one starts buying back.
Intriguing. Maybe I should pick up a CD or two, at least on an obscure Flamenco band (still having trouble buying anything more popular than the Beatles...)
Good point. I do wonder though, wouldn't the lack of diversity amongst the CFO population eventually lead to them committing the same mistake and going (metaphorically) extinct at the same time? Also, would two years of biz really be enough to permanently subsume human nature?
For as much as I used to bitch about the negatives (california) after a year and a hellish muggy summer down here I may return. One of things I did run into was a distrusting attitude from the locals here. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I still have my california plates on my vehicle. There is little to do culturally almost no amenities aside from Charleston. It is a tad too slow and behind the times for a metropolitan like myself. This is my second foray in twenty in the south it is not a right fit for me affordability withstanding.