Thursday, September 29, 2005
Santa Cruz, California
I know I've mentioned this before, but I was lucky enough to have grown up in Santa Cruz, California, one of the most diverse cities in the United States. It’s also the surf and skate capital of the West Coast. I still think about the place every day, and it's hard not to. I miss the small town atmosphere, the beach front cafes, the Redwood forests, and arguably some of the best surfing locations along the Pacific.
My addiction to Santa Cruz is the reason for the title of this blog, ‘Dude Where’s The Beach?’ Ever since leaving home for college and the military I’ve suffered from severe beach withdrawal, or ‘Post Beach Withdrawal Syndrome' (PBWS). Yes I miss the waves and the mountains, but the most important reason for my PBWS is the fact that my roots are forever in that town. No, not my family roots. I guess it’s more like my homeland. I learned most of what I know from that place. Funny thing is that I’ve also pissed a lot of people off out there, which means if I do ever go back I’ve got a lot of ‘splaining to do. Rightfully so of course. I was never one to purposely hurt anyone or piss them off, but I certainly had a knack for doing it and I still regret it. That's another story for another time.
For a while now I’ve noticed via the trackers I’ve installed on this blog that someone from Santa Cruz is frequenting this site. I’m really curious as to who it is and if I might know them. If you choose to remain silent that’s cool and I totally understand, but I’d really like to know if it's possible. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If anything, I’d really like to get an update on Santa Cruz and how the Central Coast is doing. As I said, if you don’t contact me it’s all good. I’m just glad you’re stopping by to listen to me whine about living away from the beach. Whoever you are, you’re a lucky bastard. Don’t ever move.
posted by El Capitan at 7:12 AM
I know how you feel. I spent a ton, TON of time in Santa Cruz.... But I was a Los Gatos person. Graduated from Los Gatos High.... I think I already told you this, but.... Reading about it made me miss it, too. I'd be interested in who is 'lurking', too!!! ;)6:35 PM
I'm from Santa Cruz, but I don't think I know you. Just a student who likes to read blogs. I came across yours and got hooked. By the way, Santa Cruz is awesome.12:12 PM