I’m In San Diego

As I posted about earlier, I’m finally in San Diego (“America’s finest city”, according to their website) after 8 hours of travel. On the plane I sat between two guys who both wore khaki shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. I read Ron Carlson‘s excellent The Hotel Eden most of the way, except when I was watching the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, an amusing, dramatic story about a race car driver who can’t accept anything but winning. The race car element didn’t interest me, but the movie IS well done – it made me laugh out loud more than once.

The airport here is right IN the city; the planes fly a hundreds of feet over the buildings, right next to the coast, which makes for a lot of noise.

It’s hot here. The drone of air-conditioning is everywhere.

The news reported three earthquakes off the coast during the weekend, which is higher than usual. I couldn’t live here with that threat, although I’m spoiled: the only natural disasters my climate receives are blizzards.

Temperature is reported in four general areas: Coastal, Valley, Mountains, and Desert. It’s only 105 Fahrenheit in the desert today, which is around 41 Celsius.

I don’t know how much time I’ll have for sight-seeing, but I DO hope to visit the San Diego Zoo and the market that Rob mentioned.

5 Replies to “I’m In San Diego”

  1. It’s your book; you signed it at the front. I don’t know why I have it. There are also our rating check-marks beside some of the stories, which I didn’t do, so you must’ve read it at some point. Good stories, too.

    I couldn’t live here. Too fucking hot, and I’ve been here less than a day. Too many cars, too. It’s like Detroit, but prettier.

  2. I am curious about the “Market” mentioned…so yeah skip the german dungeon porn nightclub and let me know about the market…

  3. That’s MY book? Hmph. I guess I did find it after all. I remember looking for it, but I don’t remember finding it or reading it. Did I like it?

  4. Hope your visit is fantastic, Jody. Enjoy a fish taco in my honor! Since we haven’t taken a ‘real’ vacation in nearly 2 years, I’m living vicariously through you…

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