WELL! It was a rocky start here folks and I’ll spare you the details, just let me tell you the DUNDERBRAIN! got knocked right back down to ground level on Friday but now it’s Monday and I’ve already managed to claw my way right back to the top. I’ve had to lose some people in the process but apparently the people in question aren’t worth my time anyway, so good riddance to bad rubbish! I really amaze myself at how I can do that. I’ve never been truly homeless or destitute but it’s definitely been a rough 29 years! I’m sure that goes for everyone, but (not to toot my own horn) I’m a pretty damn resilient mofo. No matter what seems to screw up I always end up right back on top or pretty close to it at least. Change is something I am used to, to quote Nancy Botwin from WEEDS, it’s not the storm I’m afraid of, the storm I can weather. It’s the calm I don’t like.
So back to the San Diego tip, I’ve been hanging out in Ocean Beach a lot and it’s a super cute area. The best thing about this entire area, I’ve discovered, is the FISH TACOS. THEY ARE AMAZING. I hate fish, HAAAAATE fish but I’m absolutely addicted to these things. The first time I had them I was leery but I went ahead and ordered a grilled Mahi taco . The thing was HUGE, piled with cabbage (which was suprisingly good) and the most amazing pico I have ever had.
There was fish taco #1.
The next day I went to lunch with a friend here. She had her dog with her so we sat on the patio – when the waitress came out she had a bowl of water for the dog! This is the most amazingly dog friendly city, everyone has a dog. It’s like Harry Potter, everyone has a little animal of some kind running around them. Dogs get treated so much differently here, they mean so much more. In texas I’m used to people having 10 dogs tied up in their backyard that they never take care of, or breeding them without a concience then letting the ones that don’t get sold die. Anyway I ordered another Mahi taco to contrast and compare. Definitely a hard thing to do – they were both amazing. This one was very similar but I think the fish was chopped as apposed to the filet on the other taco. Either way it was amazing.
That was fish taco #2.
Yesterday I walked to the beach to watch the sunset. I headed out early to ensure I saw it, I tried the other day but just caught the tail end of it. When I got here the Ocean Beach fishing pier was closed but yesterday it was back open so I checked it out. It was pretty cool standing above the waves, watching them curl up then crash into the supports under the pier. I stopped off at the cafe near the end of the pier where they had lobster tacos, it was a deviation from the mahi I had been doing but it sounded exciting. I sat on the pier looking over the ocean to eat until I noticed the birds around me were pretty hungry, and they didn’t seem to be afraid of humans.
That was fish taco #3.
I can’t decide on a winner because they were all soooooo damn good. I’m going to keep exploring and keep my little DUNDERCATS! posted on the fish taco situation.