this post is dedicated to the city of oakland. hi. i'm a big fan. i've only lived here about a month & a half & although the move across the bay bridge might not seem that lifechanging, like many of us who have lived in san francisco for a few years or longer, the east bay is a foreign land rarely visited & gets little love from sf.
stop now if your hipster eyes are rolling to the back of your head. mister uhmygawd why would you like ever leave san frandisco, this isn't for you. you're probably the biggest reason why i hate writing blogs. so go away, hypothetical person i hate with a passion.
like i was saying, oakland is seriously underrated! i had toyed with the idea of heading east for a couple of years now, & it felt natural when i returned from the far east to finally do so.
there are so many little gems here & i find myself having more & more reasons to love this place.
number one, taco trucks galore. i live in fruitvale, which is heavily latin. these trucks have amazingly good food & the price is so right. there are lots of sweet little shops all over. i had a chicken parm hero today at uncle dougie's near my school & it was damn good. not to mention uncle dougie is this skinny asian dude with a thick ny accent, who claims his sammies are the next best thing outside of nyc.
beside that, laney college, although a bit rough around the edges, is quite nice. it's a small campus, but not too terribly impacted. plus the art center is right next to a duck pond. booyah! yeah sure, there's chicks yelling at each other across the quad & the computer system crashed for four days. all in all, i 'd say it's sups dec (as in "super decent". maybe a post of a glossary of terms to follow).
well friends, just wanted to let you know life here in oakland has been sunny. the streets are rougher here & i'm still getting used to commuting on my bike (which i'm fucking loving minus the underkept roads & NO bike lanes in my neighb). people seem more at ease here & less caught up in...for lack of a better term, bullshit.
come visit me! let's hang out! don't be afraid you might like it.
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