13 May 2008

Stephin Merritt is Right: I Hate California Girls (Although Our Reasons May Differ)

I am actually in L.A., and let me say this: It's not all that. The weather has not been particularly stunning (yesterday was cold and grey, today is chilly but sunny). The scenery is not inspiring. The hills are splotchy messes of beige, green, and burgundy, as if a frog on an acid trip had painted the landscape in acrylics. The roads are also pretty shit. You think driving north on 295 around Minnesota Avenue has some crappy pavement? Try CA-110 for the entire run.

So yes, I'm in L.A., and I'm hoping to score tickets to the game against Chivas. And finish the debrief (it'll be late, but damn it I have responsiblities.) And really, even if D.C. United as a team is awful, it's at least nice to know that I haven't come here and suddenly decided I want to move. I like D.C. Ol' swampy D.C. That, at least, is nice affirmation of the way things should be.

Washington, D.C., it's paradise to me...

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11 Comments:

At 13 May, 2008 13:33, Anonymous bdr said...

California Girls? They come on like squares then get off like squirrels!

 
At 13 May, 2008 14:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen

 
At 13 May, 2008 14:02, OpenID GUTuna said...

D,

Get in touch with Jay from this BS thread and sit with the rest of us heading to LA this weekend.

http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679327

 
At 13 May, 2008 15:37, Anonymous Bill Urban said...

The hills are splotchy messes of beige, green, and burgundy, as if a frog on an acid trip had painted the landscape in acrylics.

D:

Turns of phrase like the above are the reason why DCenters is an enjoyable read.

kudos, and all that...

 
At 13 May, 2008 18:04, Blogger Shatz... said...

Whew. I was beginning to worry that the "car problems" was that your car exploded with you in it.

 
At 13 May, 2008 19:01, Blogger kevin said...

"Score" tickets? to a chivas match? really? unless they're playing the GalPals, they don't get more than 10-12,000.... i think you should be fine...

 
At 13 May, 2008 19:31, Blogger kevin said...

And, btw, I just read the thread that gutana posted. Sweet! Sounds like there are going to be close to 50 United supporters there, all seated together!!

 
At 14 May, 2008 00:55, Anonymous Skippy said...

Its kind of hardcore to go to away games with the team playing the way it is. Insult to injury seeing all the goats jerseys. But then, Chivas isn't playing well either. Maybe it will be a great game - the merging of two ugly things can be beautiful. Like whales mating.. . . . Ok, I've never seen whales mate, I had the discovery channel blocked due to its graphic content.

 
At 14 May, 2008 09:42, Anonymous DCUIinCT said...

Can't say this (http://www.mls-rumors.net/2008/05/outgoing-dc-united-coach-in-hotseat.html
) means more than perhaps hopeful emailing on the part of some fan, but still would be nice if there might be some expectation of accountability for Tommy. I think the team needs a drill sarget to make the week of practice so unpleasant when they loose that they will bust their asses in the games to get a break.


Looking forward to your thoughts on the game.

 
At 15 May, 2008 22:39, Anonymous Bootsy said...

Less than 48 hours left to file that debrief!

 
At 16 May, 2008 18:51, Blogger L.B. said...

What up D? You should swing by the press box and say hi.

It's awesome you made the trip for the game, and you might see a good game too. Two crappy teams might play well against each other!

 

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