Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Let The Sunshine In

The trouble began right before we moved to San Diego. Bobaloo and I have had a barrage of bad luck. We have been thwacked by the world more times than I care to count. It started with Bobaloo's identity being stolen in Denver followed by major car repairs that were not in the moving budget.

I came out here and found an apartment that is too small, had my identity stolen, and last week had to buy a new starter for the old Taurus. Not to mention the stress of Bobaloo looking for a job and the both of us trying to adapt to a new place and a new life and missing Denver quite a bit. It's been a rough run.

We have been doing our best to stay positive and have been doing everything karmicly (I don't think that's a word) possible to turn things around.

Here is some awesomeness amidst the calamity:
  • I get the biggest kick out of the weather forecast on the news. Here is an example of a typical forecast: Today we're expecting it to be nice, tomorrow we are expecting another beautiful day, but look out, the temps are going to plummet to 55 on Saturday. Ha!

  • Pacific and Mission beaches have the best people watching in town.

  • We had our maiden voyage to Trader Joe's last weekend. Wow. There was no possible way for me to contain my excitement and focus there. We found such low-priced delights as vodka, green bean chips, and soy chorizo. Soy chorizo! If that is out there, think of the possibilities! The chorizo was muy delicioso by the way.

  • The Little Italy farmers market is charming. It is quaint and there are all sorts of fresh goodies and samples. I love samples.

  • The Aero-Club Bar is a friendly neighborhood joint we found last week with good peeps and good booze.

  • We mysteriously have cable. I do not know how long it will last but I am enjoying every second of it.

  • I get to see my sis-in-law and nephew on a bi-weekly basis. It is neat to see the little guy trying to say new things and getting big. Plus, I get to look forward to being an aunt to forthcoming baby two.

  • Last but not least, it is April and I have a tan.
P.S. How does the song go? Is it "let the sushine in" or "let the sun shine in" with a space between "sun" and "shine?" Hmmm... I suppose it doesn't really matter.


  1. holy buckets! you both had your id stolen?? yikes.
    I wish there was a Trader Joes near by...

  2. holy crap!
    at least there is Trader Joes...
    We have one too, and I'm totally addicted.

  3. Hey Jill,

    Sorry you're struggling, but is there a better city in which to struggle? I think not. I moved to SD when I was 26 and had no job waiting for me. It was a blast. Enjoy every minute of it. And OMG - I just discovered the Soy Chorizo at TJ's recently and the whole family did a triple back semi over it. I couldn't move away from Trader Joe's. There are sooo many gems there. The Meatless Meatballs - another great find. Yum-o. Check Craigslist-San Diego for work. Lots of co's post there. Good luck. Email me if you have any questions. I'm in North County but have lived all over SD.


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