Monday, February 15, 2010

Doing Diego...Random thoughts

When I'm in San Diego staying at my parents I like to take it easy, this includes going to bed at a reasonable time. My parents usually stay up pretty late. So last time I was here it was 11 pm and I wanted to go to bed. The computer is in the room I sleep in and my Mom was on it. I announced that I am tired and want to go to bed in the nicest way I could conjure up, as a crabby sleepy person. She told me that she had to stay up and farm on Farm Town. "So I can't go to bed because you have to do what?" I said. This is when I was introduced to her farm which was actually pretty nice. At the time I ragged on it. "You have to stay up and farm on an imaginary farm," "You won't let your daughter go to bed and get her beauty rest," "If the amount of time people spent on this was put into them really farming no one would starve," etc. etc. But now looking back I know that I waste a lot of time on the Internet (i.e. facebook, this blog) and I shouldn't have ragged so hard. Long story short my parents are not doing as much farming these days so I was able to get on the computer to write this and go to bed at a reasonable time. Sorry Mom.

I'm in San Diego this weekend. The weather is beautiful! I had to rip off my boots and jacket as soon as I landed. It takes a little getting used to such warm weather. It feels good to get some Vitamin D on my pale skin. Saturday I went to a fabric store in Oceanside. It is called Maisonette and is the cutest store.
I bought a few yards of a fabric I have been eyeing for an upcoming project (green below for skirt) and I impulsed bought the blue one. I am not sure what I will do with it, so it will just go into my fabric stash. As you can see they are both big bold flower prints. Too bad for my resolution to not use big printed flowered fabric. Oh well.

I have lived in Northern California for over 11 years now. So when I am in San Diego I never really feel that I fit in. Whether it's my fashion, culture or personality. I still like visiting though. I would describe my style as eclectic, bohemian, colorful, retro-modern, thrifty and fun! I thought about how I would describe San Diego fashion? This is what I came up with.
  • southern California surf/skate style
  • punk rock
  • laid back-comfortable

San Diego also has a lot of Palm Trees. Palm trees are not actually trees. Trees are dicots and palms are monicots. Which basically means that they have different leaves, stems, root systems, etc. We actually rarely plant palms in San Francisco because we only get funding for trees. I like palms and they are very iconic for Southern California, but the thing that I don't get is that they don't provide much shade. For such a warm climate why aren't large shade trees planted more often?

Those are my random thoughts...

1 comment:

  1. that farming stuff sounds suspicious??!!