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devilmunchkin
05-09-2006, 19:35:39
well..i am all moved.

and yes, i did get here safe but i got lost ALOT. I was lost for awhile in the San Gabriel Mountains. (Me: hey..where did the high way go???). I'll have to post some pictures. Best place to be lost ..evah. ..well..prettiest. I got lost again somewhere in the valley also (me again: hey, where did the highway go?"). THen once I arrived I took a three hour trip to and from Albertsons..i got lost again. Albertsons is supposed to be a five minute drive. >.> Good times!

it's hot during the day...and cold as hell at night. i think i screwed my back up sleeping on the floor.

movers left my mattress by the dumpster. i complained loudly, had to leave late as they sent another truck to pick it up on the day i was to leave. i bitched and moaned and got a $300 discount.

but then they dropped off my furniture and left 2 mattresses... i'm very confused but I kept my mouth shut. maybe I can sell it.

I'll be in and out til i get the internet hooked up (i'm in a computer lab right now)

mr_G
05-09-2006, 19:39:56
:beer:

mr_G
05-09-2006, 19:43:30
I never get lost....... I'm a taoist

Japher
05-09-2006, 19:53:32
where are you now? davis?

Diss
05-09-2006, 19:59:24
glad you got there okay. :).

women are supposed to ask for directions though.

Oerdin
05-09-2006, 20:08:01
The drive to Davis should have been very easy. I5 north to I80 west.

Exit when you get to Davis.

Japher
05-09-2006, 20:13:51
yeah, and I don't see how you could get lost for 3 hours in Davis! it only a takes a few hours to walk from one end of it to the other!

devilmunchkin
05-09-2006, 20:40:15
yes i'm in davis now. using a computer lab at the school.

and oerdin..i didn't go striaght up the 5. i tried using the 15 to the 138 to get around LA. However, the 138 was closed halfway down, i ended up on the 2 which was closed..i ended up at a dead end in the middle of the San Gabriel Mountains. I just back tracked to get myself out. Took the 18 to the last part of the 138, the the 14/138 and that took my to the 5. Stopped over near Coalinga.

and no, i didn't ask for directions. I had my trusty map and figured it out on my own. More fun that way. :)

devilmunchkin
05-09-2006, 20:41:13
and this is me here...the three hours wasn't all at one time..i got lost on the way there and then on the way back...
got lost getting in to..
ppl arn't very patient with ppl in cars who are going slow who don't know where they are going.

Japher
05-09-2006, 20:42:17
Coalinga sucks monkey butt

When I lived in Davis there wasn't a place that sold underware, the closest place was the Target in Woodland... which had just opened.

Japher
05-09-2006, 20:44:12
if you need any advice on Davis don't ask me, I only lived there between 1993 and 2001. I haven't back in over a year. I liked it there though.

Oerdin
05-09-2006, 21:00:14
Originally posted by Japher
Coalinga sucks monkey butt

Amen to that brother man.

DM, it's likely for the best that you didn't try to drive through LA this weekend. My friends and I went on vacation to Santa Barbara this weekend and LA was an absolute nightmare. Since it was the last holiday weekend of summer EVERYONE and their grandmother was on the road. Believe it or not we ended up taking the 405 to the 101 instead of just staying on the 5 because the 5 was practically a parking lot due to an accident. 1070am was reporting that some people started BBQing out of the back of their trucks because the freeway just wasn't moving.

self biased
06-09-2006, 03:41:06
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
I'll be in and out til i get the internet hooked up (i'm in a computer lab right now)

i don't know about you, but i have fond memories of posting on message boards in computer labs.

devilmunchkin
08-09-2006, 22:33:36
my memory fails me :)

looks like i will be getting the internet around sept 14th. i miss you guys! (and i'm going through internet withdrawl...i'm running out of movies to watch)

Asher
08-09-2006, 22:35:52
I drove farther than you to move! Neener neener neener!

The Mad Monk
08-09-2006, 23:34:38
Asher is a weener!

Greg W
09-09-2006, 12:30:00
Originally posted by Japher
underwarePrograms from Australia?

TCO
11-09-2006, 04:02:22
Used to go dancing in Davis, back in the early 90s when stationed in Vallejo.

Oerdin
11-09-2006, 08:11:21
Mare Island?

Japher
11-09-2006, 13:10:24
The Graduate sucks monkey butt

TCO
11-09-2006, 21:34:53
Yeah. On the Guitarro. SSN 665.

devilmunchkin
11-09-2006, 23:22:56
hmm..maybe i missed something but i didn't see any dancing places in Davis...
must be outside of downtown?

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-09-2006, 16:23:00
It was the secret place. Dance Club. Full of sweaty topless men.

Japher
12-09-2006, 16:59:44
There's dancing at the Graduate aka The Grad on some nights... if it's still there.

Oerdin
12-09-2006, 17:48:47
Join Meetup.com as it is free and a great way to meet new people plus they have one in Davis.

http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/ca/davis/

As for dancing and/or clubbing... Davis is a small town so it isn't going to have the night life of LA, San Diego, or San Francisco. Luckily you are centrally located between San Francisco and Sacramento and there is a lot to do in both of those towns.

Just look out for the looney locals as some of them seem to be from outer space. ;)

Japher
12-09-2006, 19:05:49
Old Sac is a great place for night life
Use to go to "815th and L" downtown Sac, but that's probably long gone
There's some dance clubs around Arden Faire too as I believe.

devilmunchkin
12-09-2006, 22:42:03
actually i've already been out to San Fran..i was just too itchy not to go adventuring. However, whoever made their highway system has some SERIOUS issues. it's absolutely assinine.

I went to a beach by the Bay and nearly froze my ass off because it was so cold and i wore shorts. weather.com lies!

Oerdin
12-09-2006, 23:46:56
Originally posted by Japher
Old Sac is a great place for night life
Use to go to "815th and L" downtown Sac, but that's probably long gone
There's some dance clubs around Arden Faire too as I believe.

Yeah, east of old Sac was this coolest Jazz bar with the gayest name ever. It's called "The Flame" and if it wasn't for the fact that it opend in the 1930's I would have guessed it was a gay bar based upon the name.

As it turns out it had the best live jazz in the city. All of the dance places in Sac are either in Old Sac or way out on Arden St.

Oerdin
12-09-2006, 23:48:03
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
actually i've already been out to San Fran..i was just too itchy not to go adventuring. However, whoever made their highway system has some SERIOUS issues. it's absolutely assinine.

I went to a beach by the Bay and nearly froze my ass off because it was so cold and i wore shorts. weather.com lies!

Yeah, I spend a lot of time in the city for work out at treasure Island and what not. If it matters you get used to their idioticly constructed freeways. ;)

That city gets fog like no place else and you are out of luck if you want warm ocean water. You might find some warmish water in south bay since the water is so shallow but with all of the chemical factories there I wouldn't touch the stuff.

MDA
13-09-2006, 11:49:29
Originally posted by Oerdin

Just look out for the looney locals as some of them seem to be from outer space. ;)

Wait, does Tom Cruise live in Davis?

Oerdin
13-09-2006, 21:25:53
That's LA. LA has its own special breed of looney locals. The main difference between the two groups involves a love of tie-dyed shirts and an aversion to bathing. That and the dirty stinky hippies up north don't like to cut their hair or shave.

devilmunchkin
13-09-2006, 22:30:12
i haven't met any stinky ppl up here...

Oerdin
13-09-2006, 22:42:44
Just look for the cafes where the hippies hang out. ;)

Japher
14-09-2006, 13:06:41
The Quad during Whole Earth
The Coffee Houses by The Crepe Bestro
The Hovels behind the train station
8th and Jst
East Davis (around the Ralph's and Whole Foods)

Lurker
14-09-2006, 15:01:23
Isn't mid-September kind of late for school to be starting? Is that typical for California schools?

Japher
14-09-2006, 15:09:13
yes

devilmunchkin
15-09-2006, 00:09:43
hey..i live in those hovels behind the train station!!!!!!! grr!

Japher
15-09-2006, 12:43:54
:lol:

At least you're close to In N' Out

Cafe Italia always had good breakfast

A Murder Burger, now called Redrum Burger or something had a 1lb. burger that was awesome as well as Ostrich burgers. Fuzios is also awesome, for a chain. Fusions, however, is crap.

The hovels are great because you are instumbling distance from the bars.

JM^3
15-09-2006, 12:58:12
That is prime college housing there..


JM

Japher
15-09-2006, 13:02:26
Actually, check out "The Domes"... they are the housing Co-op on the west side of campus. The call the area Baggin's End and all the "houses" are domes structures. Hippy as you get.

devilmunchkin
15-09-2006, 19:37:37
the only bad thing about the hovels is the mice that come in from the field. I've already had one. There was much screaming.

I've seen redrum but i didn't know how good there were. they also have a coffee drive through right by it..but i don't like coffee. i love the fact that i'm right next to downtown and I go walking there alot. there are so many cool looking places to eat and i love the fact that it's not all corporate.

I'll make note of fusions.

oh yes..and that bath and body works is right there is a BIG plus.

Japher
15-09-2006, 19:56:27
Fusions is over the freeway by albertsons, Fusios is by Borders near you. Steve's Pizza>>>Woodstocks, IMO.
The food CoOp is awesome.
Corn Dogs from DQ.
Sofie's Thai is really good. They have a bar out front now that a lot of people hang out at until they close (12pm) which sends most everyone over to Froggers (which was Paragon in my day, until they got closed down for some kid dying of a drug overdose there), Cantina (which has the most of beers of any place I have ever been, and really good chimichangas), or G Street Pub (my old stomping ground and a good place to play pool).

Davis is very anti-corporate and is nice because it's small, yet big.

Besides downtown you have to try Dos Coyote's. Best Mexican ever. In the winter nothing cuts the ice like their tortilla soup and if they have Payalla Burrito (fish and sausage) get it, you'll love it.

Lamp post in West Davis was good from what I can remember. I did go to that side of town much as it was very yuppie.

East Davis has some little strip malls now along the frontage road. Still, you have to go to Sudwerks, if it's still there. They have live music now and then and is a really good microbrew.

mr_G
16-09-2006, 09:40:49
what's a hovel?

JM^3
16-09-2006, 10:54:05
the Next mrG design!

JM

mr_G
16-09-2006, 12:47:40
ok so it's a nice place to live in

Chris
16-09-2006, 12:55:08
Originally posted by mr_G
what's a hovel? Think Lurker's box, only larger.

Oerdin
16-09-2006, 16:40:51
Originally posted by Japher
Steve's Pizza>>>Woodstocks, IMO.


Sacrilege! Do not use Woodstock's name in vain. OK, their pizza maybe some what crap but the price is right and it hits the spot at 3am. Then there is the fact that I have very fond memories of going to the one in Isla Vista when I was in college.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
16-09-2006, 17:05:07
Had you previously lost them?

devilmunchkin
16-09-2006, 22:53:16
i guess i'll have to get over pizza hut then..i always liked their pizza

oh yeah..and i went hiking yesterday (first time evah) up in Garin park..i'm sooooooooooooo sore. it was mostly all uphill and i twisted my ankle a bit coming back down..but it was a really cool experience.

mr_G
17-09-2006, 06:27:22
jesjes twisting your ankle is a very very cool experience.

JM^3
17-09-2006, 06:55:26
What I like best is when you almost twist your ankle, but you don't put any weight down.

You feel like you just did something bad, but you don't hurt.

Jon Miller

devilmunchkin
19-09-2006, 02:45:02
you guys would be so proud of me!!!

in the past two days i've assembled an office chair, a floor lamp, and a futon sofa. Just have the dresser to go...

i feel like a little fix-it midget

JM^3
19-09-2006, 03:06:01
Wow, generally I find someone else to do it for me.

JM

devilmunchkin
19-09-2006, 03:54:10
...but i don't have anyone else.

just me. :)

just hung my dragon bust on the wall..waaaay high up. (well..way high up for a short person)

i find myself to be procrastinating on getting started on that dresser. But i probably should if i'm to finish errands and laundry by the end of the week.

JM^3
19-09-2006, 03:56:28
Eh, I only do laundery if all my underwear smells funny.

What I really need to do is find the ~5 hours each week to take care of things like laundery, and other requirements.

I never take care of things on time, I manage to pay (most, although I keep forgetting the electric bill) my bills on time, but that is because I check my statements each weekend.

For example, I didn't get registered for classes on time, which means I will have to run arround and talk to a number of people tomorrow.

Jon Miller

JM^3
19-09-2006, 03:58:50
I just realised that can be taken the wrong way. I generally wear underwear once per day.. so I general do laundery the day that I only have used underwear to put on.

JM

devilmunchkin
19-09-2006, 04:07:32
i understood what you meant. :) i think alot of single guys do it your way. Maybe I should too.

I'm not at a point where I'm going to not have time to do things because I haven't started school yet. But I will probably will end up that way..which is why i'm hurrying to get as much set up now as I can.

JM^3
19-09-2006, 04:23:09
Yeah, it is during school or project that I get nothing 'living' done. Now when there isn't school or project, I still don't really catch up on all the 'living' type stuff (I might start too).

I didn't really unpack until my roomate moved in, about 6 months after I had moved into the place.

If I had a little time, I relaxed. If I had a lot of time, I left the area.

Jon Miller