Do I have a bucket list for San Diego, California? Yes. Well, sort of. It’s all in my head and things get added when I see something interesting on Pinterest/Yelp/some list on Thrillist or Buzzfeed. But since I never write anything down, I haven’t been able to keep track of what’s on the list.
For my birthday I went to La Jolla with a friend. My actual purpose for going was to get a good full body picture of me for my applications to teach abroad. I know, right? La Jolla just for a full body picture? But they have great murals! And I wanted to show my “fun” side by having my picture be in front of a fun mural. But the way, the full body pictures were…okay. Not my friend’s fault but mine for not being specific enough and also not having a step stool so that the pictures would be taken at a higher angle.
My favorite mural is ‘One Pointed Attention’ by Kelsey Brooks.
It’s very…psychedelic? That’s a compliment, right?
Because of time constraints, we didn’t actually go see ALL of them, and there’s A LOT. I definitely recommend spending an hour or two in very comfortable shoes and a more well thought out plan with a map if you want to see them all (I think there’s…15?).
My second favorite, out of the five that we saw, and I only took pictures of four of them…is ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’ by Mel Bockner.
I love this one because how great is it to use a whole wall on just plain text on a black background? And for it to only say “Blah, blah, blah” makes it even better.
We had breakfast at a place called The Cottage, I didn’t take any pictures of my food because I’m going through a phase of not taking pictures of my food but I will start again just for this blog! It was pretty good but a little expensive. You can add yourself to the waitlist from their Yelp page so that was nice.
The mural directly across from Blah, Blah Blah is ‘at sea’ by Ann Hamilton
This mural reminds me of a painting my dad has in our house in the Philippines of a ship at sea. The water is calm but were you thrown overboard? Did you piss off the captain? Did you piss off the crew? Are you a mermaid looking for your prince? Are you a siren waiting to crash that ship?
The last one, ‘Is All That It Proves’ by Marcos Ramirez Erre, is super straightforward. What else is there beyond not having the same beliefs as someone else? Nothing. Unless you argue over that then that’s it. We’re done.
We went to Kearney Mesa (and we go here a lot because food) for dessert at this place called Bing Haus. I forgot how I found out about it but what drew me in was the fish shaped waffle ice cream cone.
I thought the ice cream was worth the trip. The white ice cream was not vanilla…I think it was honeydew maybe? The gray ice-cream was the vanilla flavored one. It was really good, though you have to eat it fast because the fish tail gets soggy and starts falling apart.
I have yet to visit La Jolla Cove, that might be soon before it starts getting cold. Wait, what am I talking about, it doesn’t ever get cold in San Diego. Maybe just a little bit.