Tuesday, June 24, 2008

So We Went To Santa Cruz

So we went down to Santa Cruz this past Sunday, a beautiful town that isn't quite bucolic and it does have a touch of city in it. The one aspect where they fail to live up to city behaviour is in how polite they are. I mean if you pull up to an intersection and there is someone crossing, they will insist that you go first...even if you wave them on.

Even if you firmly insist that they go.

Even if you shout at them to go.

Even if you threaten them at knife-point, they will insist that you go first.

Sometimes it takes five whole minutes to cross an intersection in Santa Cruz, they are even too polite to be Californians. If they weren't so damn polite, you'd want to slap and say "wake the f**k up, yo! You're in f**ckin' California and you need to rude it up!" But you don't, because they are so incredibly polite that they make you tilt your head and go "ahhhh," just like a basket of puppies.

This is the Boardwalk, though they have another almost adjacent to it with an amusement park and I'll post photos of those tomorrow or the day after. Thank God that they have rude-ass bums just like we do in San Francisco, or they would be no hope for that town ; )

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Blogger Creepy said...

Loved the photos, but now I've got a crick in my neck.

Tue Jun 24, 07:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Yea, verily. And you will know readers of Write Procrastinator by their listing to the right and their neck braces.

Wed Jun 25, 06:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jewgirl said...

Isn't Santa Cruz annoyingly, surprisingly and delightfully fabulous?! It's one of my favey cities to visit for 48 hours, tops. And no matter where you go for a squeezed bean, it's the best ever. Their Joe is to die for.

Love the photo corresponding with the head cocking due to extreme acts of kindness.

Wed Jun 25, 11:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


"It's one of my favey cities to visit for 48 hours, tops."

Ah, there goes the New Yawker in youse. They do have good coffee, but they had good coffee when only Seattle, San Francisco and New York had it.

I want to have a horizontal presentation like Gifted Typist, one of these days.

Wed Jun 25, 07:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gifted Typist said...

It's just like you to post the damned pix sideways.

Thu Jun 26, 07:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Who is a grumbly Typist?

Thu Jun 26, 08:42:00 PM PDT  

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