Dude, I can’t stand that damn astroturf backstop area at Beiden Field!! It’s been around for years and everytime I see it I cringe. I am sure it’s practical to take care of, but it looks like total garbage. Why???!?!??
Anyway. So, some other thoughts and things I noticed being a Fresnan the past few days:
Is it just me or is this Pearl Jam tour poster really bad? I mean, it doesn’t even look like them and I think maybe someone used an old Commodore 64 to design it. Glad they are coming to town though.:
This is the time of year you can see the Sierras (with some snow still) while driving around town and it’s great.
I saw Kopi’s car in front of the Market the other day. I looked for him inside but didn’t see him. I am a dork.
Yeahhhhh a cool (kinda underground) local show coming – don’t bother DM-ing Garry:
Here is Bill referencing Fresno State President Joseph Castro’s comments about the whole Barbara Bush being called an ”Amazing Racist” by FS English Professor, Randa Jarrar, thing:
Did you hear what Bill called Mr. Castro? No, not ”Ya idiot!” He called him ”President Fresno.”
Have I not made it clear enough that I am the President Of Fresno?! Come on, Maher!
I already have set in motion the project to build a wall between Fresno and Clovis. Including later expansion for NE Fresno being walled off (East of Friant Road). And yes, I will make Clovis pay for it!
So there is no confusion, I would like to super announce my candency for President Of Fresno. Just because the title sounds really rad.
There is still time to set your goals for the year. There is always time. As corny as it sounds, I am definitely the kind of person that needs to write goals down or they will not happen, and dammit, I have goals I need to write down.
In this case, goals to post on the Internet. Fresno and creative goals.
GOAL: GO TO ARTHOP AGAIN!
Very sad to say but I did not go to one damn ArtHop last year. Thought about it all the time. Every month I’d say “I gotta go to ArtHop this month!” and never did. I even have a 9-year-old that is a budding young artist that needs to see all the talent we have in Fresno (and hang out at the Culture Arts District Park, pictured above [stolen from here]) and I still didn’t go. PROBABILITY OF HAPPENING: 80%.
GOAL: SEE MORE LOCAL MUSIC!
I think I went to two, maybe three, local music shows last year and that was mainly because of Tioga Beer Garden and Goldstiens. I know I saw, Farooq, Light Thieves, Cockamamie Jamie and some other people. I used to go to shows all the damn time. Weak effort on my part. Hopefully, the old Club Fred/Audie’s Olympic location will manage to open this year and motivate me to see more shows. PROBABILITY OF HAPPENING: 72%
GOAL: SEE A FRESNO STATE BASKETBALL GAME!
Certainly, I have gone to these games in the past but I have not been for the past couple seasons. Save Mart Center is such an annoying place to sit and watch things. But the team is good this year and worth our attention, this needs to happen. PROBABiLITY OF HAPPENING: 65%
GOAL: EAT LESS AT CHAINS!
You know, it feels like I go to more local places than the average Fresnan. But necessity calls for the occasional chain.
You put chain restaurants on this list? Jesus. THAT is the most Fresno thing you’ve ever done.
Hey, you try to keep a finicky 9-year-old happy by not using Red Robin and Chilli’s and then talk to me about chains, brah! I think if I just cut back on Taco Bell, I will be fine. PROBABILITY OF HAPPENING: 90%.
GOAL: POST MORE & SEND A NEWSLETTER!
There are a lot of creative projects I have going on. But the most important of all is trying my best to be a good Husband, Dad, Son, Brother, Friend and employee at my day job. So finding the time to create posts here (something I fucking love doing) and sending out my newsletter, don’t get the attention I would like.
Plus, currently running in the background, I am trying to train myself/figure out how to become a professional freelance blogger, in case one day my day job decides it no longer needs my services. So there is that.
If I get better at time managing, this will become doable. PROBABILITY OF HAPPENING: 88%
Well, now that I have sent these goals to the Internet, they are more likely to happen, RIGHT!? Keep me accountable this year!
If you have Fresno or creative goals for 2018, I would love to read them in the comment section!
But isn’t Dave Grohl too cool for such a joke? I hope so. I think so.
I will accept an “I don’t call this place FresNO, I call it FOOno!” joke. But if Dave does the tired and corny “I don’t say FresNO, I say FresYES!” joke, I will boycott the next song by sitting down in my seat, folding my arms and staring Dave down with a very disappointed smirk.
I’m getting away from the fact that it’s so freaking awesome that the Foo is finally coming to Fresno. This news will make the summer so much easier, having this to look forward too in December.