Two things I learnt real quick while I was in the States -
1. Working pay phones are almost impossible to find. When I was in SF I had to go to the subway to find a phone.
2. Internet cafes are a thing of the past. Almost everywhere offers free wifi, but there always a catch.
Hence the reason this blog was never updated. Now I'm back, I'll get down to re-telling some of the stories. Before I go into anymore details on what went down, I decided to make a "good dudes" and "dicks" list for the people I met while I was away. I'll start with the good dudes.
Good dudes, in no particular order;
All the DC crew for getting me out there - Jake, Cherice, Ben, James
Eric Dressen - no radder person out there than this guy.
Paul Merrell - Best Santa Cruz tour guide
Andrew Mecum from DLX
Joey Brezinski (or "manny mania" as I kept yelling out because I was too drunk)
The family from Santa Cruz who took me to dinner in SF
Lenny, the burger guy at the X Games
Novak - funny guy
FTC guys for showing me the spots
Troy and Col from Element
and surprisingly, Mary Murphy makes the cut.
The dude who showed me his gun
The guy complaining who sat in front of me on the plane.
More to come.