A Review of California
From the 10th through the 14th of March, we were in California. Oceanside, California, to be more exact. Actually, if we want to be 100% exact, we were on Camp Pendleton (my brother-in-law’s a Marine).
I’ve already done this before and talked about it on my blog, so when I was trying to think of a creative way to recap it all for you, I was running a blank. Until I realized something.
You need to know my opinions on Cali! So … I decided to review it! Only my review method are going to be a little … different. (And by different I mean crazy.) (And by crazy I mean please slap me in a straight jacket.) (*maniacal laugh*)
Rules for the Review
- Add a point whenever something good happens.
- Subtract a point whenever something bad happens.
- Start with 0 points. Go up or down from there.
Simple, right? *rubs hands together* Let’s see what California scores!
The airport was pretty nice. +1 = 1
However, these palm trees kept getting in the way of my camera – er, Kindle. -1 = 0
Palm trees, though. +1 = 1
It was raining when we got there. -1 = 0
We didn’t have to use this parking garage. +1 = 1
And that’s a taxi. +1 = 2
I finally got out my camera. +1 = 3
But the first picture I took with it (and many to follow) were blurry. -1 = 2
But you can see the raindrops on the car window. +1 = 3
The rental car was cool! +1 = 4. But it was also dirty. -1 = 3. And it pulled to the right … like, badly. -1 = 2. And the tires sucked. -1 = 1
Thad spent most of trip on this thingy-game-thing. He kept turning the sound on even though Mom and Dad told him not to. -2 = -1
However, it also kept him busy. +5 = 4
James was aware throughout most of the trip. +2 = 6
He’s kinda cute. +1 = 7
This photo is weird and random. -1 = 6
Bad selfies. -2 = 4
I’m not sure why I took these pictures, but it must have been for a good reason. At least, I hope so. +4 = 8
Eight is my favorite number. +1 = 9.
Nine is not my favorite number. -1 = 8
McDonald’s. +1 = 9
I don’t even know. -1 = 8, +1 = 9???
So cool. +5 = 14
Milkshake! +5 = 19
Couldn’t get a good picture, though. -1 = 18
If you’re going to be a psychic, you at least need a cool psychic name. -2 = 16
An alien landing pad? Not cool, Cali. Not cool. -2 = 14
These houses all look alike. -5 = 9
Trees are always in the way. -2 = 7
However, pretty houses! Behind the trees! I think! +2 = 9
Crystal Cove!!! +10 = 19
BONUS = if you got the reference, extra +2. If not, I’ll give it to you anyway. I’m so nice. +2 = 21
So many random arches! I hope those weren’t made with taxpayer’s $$$, Cali! -3 = 18
I didn’t get pictures, but we met my sister and her family at a pizza place that was so frickin’ awful I can’t even talk about it. It took hours for them to bring us pizza, then it was burnt to a crisp, then the second round wasn’t burnt to a crisp but was still awful. And the pop was weird. -5 = 13
And then we kidnapped Claire. +1 = 14
My niece doesn’t want to be photographed. -2 = 12
Getting on base!!! +5 = 17
But trees and poles have it out for me, apparently. -2 = 15BLUEEEEE SKIIIIIEEEESSSS! SHININ’ ON MEEEEEE … +6 = 21 Car buddies! +2 = 23
We went to an amusement park on the second day (Sunday). I can’t remember the name, but it was fun! (Edit: Belmont Park.)
Lots of rides! +2 = 25
These things make me think that society is turning cannibalistic. -3 = 22
Carousel! +2 = 24
Ride options. Also, you can’t see, but it was established in 1925. OLD THINGS! +6 = 30
I guess it’s called Belmont Park. I like that name. +1 = 31
New shades! +2 = 33Carousel ride! +5 = 38 This ride was surprisingly fun. +3 = 41
We went on lots of other rides, but I didn’t get pictures of most of them ’cause I was riding them. 😉 Some were fun, some were not. +1 = 42
The fact that I didn’t get pictures was annoying, though. -2 = 40
And there were so many little girls walking around in immodest clothes! I was like, “Do you really think that’s safe …?” -5 = 35
Also, the rollercoaster wasn’t quite as scary as it could have been, y’know? -10 = 25After that, we went to a decent little hamburger joint along a boardwalk which was behind the park. +1 = 26 Beach. Too many people in the way, though. -5 = 21
-10 = 11. Just ’cause.
It’s an American flag of … flowers, I think? Whatever it is, it’s awesome. +5 = 16
California traffic. UGH. -10 = 6
We didn’t go see this, but it looks cool. +1 = 7Cities. Blech. -5 = 2
Icecream! +10 = 12
In California, they need an entire business just for moving gorillas. -2 = 10
This is the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier turned museum. It was commissioned in 1945 and was in basically every war/etc. since then until the ’90s.
It was pretty cool. +5 = 15Inside the airplane-storage-area. The inside of this ship is too low for tall sailors. -5 = 10 More living quarters. Not sure what to rate these … they’re pretty neat, but on the other hand, claustrophobic.
So I’ll just leave the rating.
And the flight deck … not much to review, but it’s cool. At this point, I was quite done with it and bored, though, sooo … -2 = 8
On our way out, these lovely seagulls said goodbye to us! +3 = 11
A Few Other Things:
I tried some weird drink whose name I can’t remember. Bobbafet? Anyway, I just couldn’t bring myself to like it … the little black blobs were weird! -1 = 10
My sister’s cat loves me more than her. True story.+5 = 15
I had a pretty good time once or twice, but I didn’t get a ton of work done. +1, -2 = 14
And that’s my review of California! Therefore, Cali gets …
Since I have no idea what other places would rate on this scale, who knows if that’s positive or negative.
YAY FOR CALI!!!!
Have you ever been to California? How many points would you give it? Do you have a favorite picture? And most importantly … what’s up with you?
Disclaimer: nothing in this post should be taken seriously. Sorry, Californians, for ruining your home state! Maybe! I don’t know! Not sure if a conclusion was arrived at, to be honest!