Monthly Archives: June 2012

Day 18 — San Diego

Day 18 — San DIego

The not-so-great thing about living in San Diego is that you tend to get caught up in your own everyday business and forget what a great city you live in.

Our friend Jim is in town for the weekend, and since he is more my friend than Chuck’s, I have happily taken the reigns as tour guide.

Jim and I started our morning yesterday with a venture over to Coronado Island. Every time I go there I think, “When is the last time I was here, and why don’t I come here more often?” Coronado is such a beautiful little town that not only sports the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, but also has plenty of other fun little places to meander through.

Once on the island, I steered my Honda S2000 convertible over toward the Hotel Del. Jim and I both commented on how anyone who drove a convertible with the top up on a day like this, should have their car confiscated.

We didn’t stop at the Hotel Del, instead whipping the car around, and back toward the bay-side of the island toward the Ferrylanding Marketplace.

I had brought along a picnic, so after wandering through the marketplace for 20 minutes or so, we settled in on a patch of beach and enjoyed the chicken sandwiches, chips, and macaroni salad I had brought along (our view was Day 17’s post). The Pellegrino water I drank was so incredibly refreshing; I even drank it out of one of the plastic wine glasses that comes with my picnic backpack.

We wrapped up our Coronado experience after lunch, then headed over toward The Fishmarket downtown. With another gorgeous view on a gorgeous day, I had a glass of wine and Jim a couple of beers. We also shared a smoked fish platter, which has always been a favorite of mine.

On a whim, on the way home, I decided to take Jim to the Glass Door in Little Italy for yet another stunning view. We each had one drink there, then headed home.

That’s really all the “touring” we did for the day, but it was a solid reminder of how I need to make a point of getting out and enjoying my city more. My city; the city that hears my voice doing traffic reports during a.m. and p.m. drive. My voice is all over this city, but I hardly ever am, physically.

Thank you, Jim, for reminding me of how very fortunate I am, and how I need to take advantage of the beautiful place I live.

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Day 17 – Bay Picnic

Bay Picnic

Picnic on scenic San Diego Bay.
I don’t think I’ll be writing today.

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Day 16 – TMI

Vincent Vega: I’m gonna take a piss. Mia Wallace: That’s a little bit more information than I needed Vince, but go right ahead. — Pulp Fiction. I remember the audience howling at that scene in the movie theater. Little did … Continue reading

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Day 15 – The Earth is not your Ashtray

During the course of a “40 Days of Writing” project it should come as no surprise that I would come out with some sort of editorial piece now and then. This would be one of those times. A fire broke … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Music, Memories and Magic

It is 3:30 a.m. and I am cleaning my kitchen. Before you start to judge, let me explain that I get up around that time anyway, as my traffic reporter job starts at 5:00 a.m. Most mornings I let the … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Not-so-Funny People

“It’s been way too long since I had a pay increase,” I was lamenting to a friend the other day. “I need to have a little chat with management soon.” Laughing, the friend says, “Oh, pay increase! I thought you … Continue reading

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Day 12 – An Amusing Memory from 1978

My very first job was at an old theater, the El Campanil, in my hometown of Antioch, California. I worked there first as an usherette, then advanced to the ticket/candy counter. There were many adventures at the “El Camp,” but … Continue reading

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