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a little homesick [Sep. 10th, 2003|11:34 am]
Yesterday I went back out on the freeway. It wasn't such a nightmare this time. I guess because I knew a little bit about what to expect. It's just so dangerous. People drive like shit here. It's really appalling. I feel like the whole thing is just about almost hitting other cars and trucks. I almost died, I swear.

My sweet girlfriend Nikki, who I used to travel with back in the day, took me to lunch at a clever little restaurant on the harbor. She almost gave me a heart attack. She is nine months pregnant and she trips going up the stairs. I felt my stomach in my throat. She's fine.
After all that we went to the beach. It was so nice to set my eyes on the ocean again. I almost forgot how much I love the ocean and how much I missed it.

It has been difficult to get settled in here, truthfully. My boyfriend has been the epitome of grace, hospitality, and understanding while I am going through this adjustment. It's hard on me and consequently hard on him. My friend Nikki says to just relax and not be in such a hurry to learn my way around and make friends etc.

I miss Casino El Camino's french fries with cheese and jalapeños. The store doesn't have chowchow. People in bars treat me like a piece of meat.

Last night Pixel thought the door was open and went running full speed into the closed door. He ran under the bed and didn't come out for hours.

[User Picture]From: soulscrm
2003-09-10 05:18 pm (UTC)
I'll send you chowchow :)...what brands do you like? I'd just make some homemade but I'm already brewing enough stuff in our overcrowded kitchen (see recent post) LOL.

I know the adjustment process is tough--it was tough on us to move here to Austin from Dallas & we already had a few friends here. Hang in there, sweetheart *kisses*.

I miss the ocean...DAMN, do I miss the ocean...

Kiss Pixel for me, and remind him that he never finished the section on line-of-sight teleportation in the Feline Mysteries REVEALED! handbook ;).

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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2003-09-12 11:31 am (UTC)

Thank you Keith.

I have taken a liking to Mrs Renfro's chowchow. I didn't realize it was a southern thang.
Come visit. I will take you to the sea shore.
Pixel has forgotten about the whole ordeal.
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From: jewelstar93
2003-09-11 12:21 am (UTC)

Viva El Camino!

Now I want Casino El Camino!
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[User Picture]From: dkroeze
2003-09-11 11:47 am (UTC)
Oh Sweetie-pie...
Change is always difficult, even if it's the best thing. When we first moved here, I spent a lot of time standing in the kitchen, staring out the window, wondering what the hell I just did. I would have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes missing my friends (you, in particular). I didn't know my way around, I didn't know the good restaurants... it was tough!

But I love it here so much, now! I think I've found my paradise. I never ever want to leave. I've found restaurants that are just as good as El Mercado, I'm not a club goer anymore, but if I was, there are tons of great clubs here. I'm making friends, I know my way around...

Try not to take it out on Marco. He sounds awesome and he probably understands that it's a big adjustment for you. I know B. and I had a few spat when we first got here just because I was scared and homesick. We made it, though, and we're both thrilled. Hey, why don't you guys plan a weekend to come see us? That will do your (and my) heart good. Just not the weekend of Sept 18th - 22nd or the weekend after that. The 18th - 22nd, I'll be in FL for a reunion and the weekend after that, Grandpa Gene will be here from Brazil. Besides that, we're free!
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2003-09-12 11:33 am (UTC)
Dustin, I will come see you A.S.A.P. Marco has some friends up there he really wants to see, so it's just a matter of planning and finances at this point.
I'll keep you posted.
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[User Picture]From: aq777
2003-09-12 10:34 am (UTC)
I am sure you will settle in just fine. You are a cancer so home and house are very important to you. You might make a little altar for yourself and change it a little each day or bury a small statue in the yard or create a geometric sigil in pencil on the porch banister and then erase it. Wow, do I sound like Rob Brezny?

Love + kisses!
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2003-09-12 11:38 am (UTC)
Settling in and making this place my home has been key to my sanity. I feel a little bad about it at the same time. Here was this guys nice house, and I have taken over with decorations and implementing systems around the house. He is taking it like a champ.
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