Ahh yes, Richmond, VA AKA "Chocolate City." Well not really. Isn't that supposed to be Washington, D.C.? It is tough being a person of brown skin. I was travelling with some friends once to Tampa, FL. We were in line to have our bags checked. I didn't know it but one of my friends in front of me had a switchblade in his backpack. Somehow he got through the scanners unscathed. Me, they pulled me out of line and asked me fun questions and checked my bags thoroughly. It may or may not have to do with the fact that I'm brown but considering I'm almost always being pulled aside out of line I'm going to err on the side of the fact that the TSA hates me. Also growing up brown in VA has been difficult. If you live in Richmond or central VA you know what I'm talking about. The stares when you walk into a room. People assuming you are Indian (dots, not feathers), Filipino, or Mexican. The worst part is getting a date in Richmond. The unfortunate thing about
I had a conversation with my mom the other day a little while after I broke my elbow snowboarding. She criticized me for doing reckless things like that and that I shouldn't do things like that. I told her that you need to take risks sometimes to get a great reward. In this case it's the adrenaline rush from bombing down a mountain. Or in my case, uh, bunny slope. Then this weekend I walked down a flight of four stairs in broad daylight. I'm not sure what happened but I totally bit it. For some reason the first thing I thought was "Is my camera OK?" Kind of stupid once I finally saw the total damage on my leg later that day. So back to my original point. I don't know if I'm getting old and my coordination is getting worse or what but I fear that I need to invest in elbow, shin, and knee pads. What the hell, why not ankle pads at this point. Are these the "extreme" activities in my life now that I need to watch out for? Walking down s
I had lunch at California Tortilla today. I had the Havana Chicken Burrito. It was very filling. As far as satisfying, I'm not so sure. It wasn't quite as tasty as Chipotle but not quite as gross as Moe's either. I'd put it squarely in the "neutral" postition on the burrito spectrum. I must say that I enjoy the impressive amount of hot sauces they have on display (which are also for human consumption). My coworker pointed out to me that California Tortilla is actually based out of Maryland. Isn't that kind of strange? I guess it is much more of an exotic locale than say North Dakota or Wyoming. Wyoming Tortilla? I don't think so. Pictured here are two actual California Tortilla customers at an actual California Tortilla somewhere. The one near where I live never seems to be busy but has been around for almost two years now. I have no idea how they stay in business. I predicted they would close up shop in Q4 '07. I was wrong.