Take Off, Hosehead

The universe is a strange, tricky lady. In the span of one week's time we went from David returning from 4 months overseas to him being laid off and now we're contemplating a move to Vancouver. Right now I'm just happy I can find my pants and put them on.

We're excited about the idea of relocating to the Great White North. Vancouver is a beautiful city - the clean, polite version of San Francisco with slightly better retail prices. Used to be a much bigger "discount," but that' OK - they make up for it with better manners.

We're not Bay Area haters by any means, but here's a list of things I wouldn't miss:
  • The Eastbay Freeway
  • Waiting in line for everything
  • Gang-infested areas of Oakland
  • Frank Sommerville
  • The Nasty Nimitz
  • Crapplebees et al
  • Our shitty bitch neighbor
  • Sourdough bread
  • Hartzheim Dodge
  • The South Bay
  • Sacramento/the Central Valley
  • Penngrove
  • 580/101 construction nightmare
  • Toyota Zone commercials
  • The Raiders
  • Crazy Neighbor Bob (who still hasn't left, even though the house has sold - INsane)
  • Melpenis
  • Bart
  • Sirens
  • Road rage
  • Cherry bombs on 7/4
And here's what I would absolutely miss:
  • My wonderful, terrific friends
  • This incredible house
  • Peet's Coffee
  • New theaters right down the street
  • Trader Joe's
  • Encinal Market
  • The SF skyline
  • Louis' @ Ocean Beach
  • North Beach Pizza
  • Day trips to Sonoma
  • Mill Valley's town square
  • Highway 1
  • Capitola
  • Dave Morey & 10@10
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe
I'm sure there's more I would miss, but it seems manageable. It's a quick flight up & back.