January 15, 2004
10:56 AM

Traffic is no fun. It took me nearly 45 minutes to drive to asian man because of traffic. My kryptonite is the traffic. Which reminds me to ask people who live in Southern Califonia...."How do you deal with the traffic?" Anyways, I headed up to the greatest city in the world last night to watch some rock and roll. I met up with Miya and Tracy at El Farolito for burritos and ya know...I think El Farolito is the best Taqueria in the world. The green sauce was perfect. Sometimes it's too hot or too runny, but this time it was perfect. Dreamy....Ahhhh..

I had to meet up with my friend Mara for the show, so I walked 10 blocks to 16th street.(I was on Mission and 27th) The walk did me good as I was quite full and needed to work off the food. Headed over to 17th and Valencia to a place called the Elbo Room. I don't think I'd ever been in this place..Hmmm... Anyways, the place was friggin packed. So packed that it was almost uncomfortable. Ya know that feeling. Anyways, I'm a pretty tall guy at 6 ft. 1 inch and I couldn't see anything. The singer for Deerhoof is seriously 4'11" and could only catch glimpses of her head. It was my first time seeing them and I was just so dissapointed to not be able to view their amazingness. Oh well. Next time I guess.

It was 11:30 when Deerhoof finished and there were still two bands playing. But I wanted to get back home since it's an hour drive for me. Mara walked me a couple blocks down Valencia, but I told her that I was parked far away and she should go back to the show. We had a contest to see how many people we'd know at the show. I lost big time. I only knew 3 people and Mara knew like 20. Oh well.. ME=LOSER. Mara is a good girl. I like her a lot. I'm super confused about girl stuff right now. ARGGGGGHHHH... The walk back to my car was nice. Watching the melting pot of ethnicity walk the streets of SF is pretty neat. Anyways, it's a new day and work needs to be done. Wish me luck.

Reminder:if you live in the bay area....Monday the 19th is MLK day and we'll be going to SF to take part in the celbration. If you want to come with, a group of us will be going. Please come and support and celebrate the life of one of the most important persons to fight for equality.

Peace always, Mike Park