I’ve done the seemingly impossible, I’ve checked out of the Hotel California after living there for 30 yrs. I’ll miss the natural beauty, the perfect climate and a few remaining friends but I’m so glad to be free of the nonsense of political correctness and virtue signaling. I haven’t seen a single Ukraine flag or rainbow flag in Texas, (except at the libtard Target store) but there’s a lot of US flags proudly waving here in San Antonio. Thank God for common sense and patriotism, it’s alive and well in Texas.
Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. I’ve been on a marathon of moving/traveling torture. I’ll post on a regular basis again soon but I’m still unpacking endless boxes. I’ve accumulated 13 yrs worth of stuff that I forgot I owned. I’ve wanted to actively embrace minimalism for awhile now and this move has cemented that intention. Why do we buy so much stuff and jam pack our homes with redundant things?
The move was especially stressful due to a major difference in comfort preferences/traveling schedule with my moving partner, (my child’s dad). There’s so many reasons why we aren’t together and this trip confirmed those reasons. Fights galore. My old school Korean attitude puts up with very little, I’m quite a hothead when I’m triggered. I know I’ve got to work on that issue but I felt tested beyond my limits! I’ll write about it but I’m still decompressing. I even got vertigo from this move. What day is it again? Ha I’ve lost track of time…1.5 weeks since this journey started.
So far I like San Antonio, Texas—but the weather is a major challenge, even the breeze is a windy blast of hot air. The temp has consistently been at 100+ degrees everyday! I nearly passed out while looking for my mailbox a few blocks away. I got lost for 20-30 minutes, was without a hat or my phone—every block in my suburban neighborhood looks the same. My son was sick for a few days with heat exhaustion, he grew up in perfect 70 degree weather, his body was in dehydrated shock but he’s doing much better now. I wonder if children have gym class outdoors at school in TX, I hope not!
The staff at retail stores have been especially friendly and helpful, I even overheard a post office worker giving a grilled fish recipe to a customer, so cute, I like the small town vibe even though San Antonio is a huge city it feels like a small town, (I haven’t visited downtown yet). I’ve had fun conversations with several ex-Californians that left years ago and are now working in retail. There’s so many job opening signs everywhere at stores and restaurants but I don’t have a driver’s license yet and a car is very necessary in Texas. I haven’t seen a public bus or subway system anywhere and the Uber/Lyft services cost double what they did in CA due to a lack of drivers.
I think I might’ve gotten a part time job that might turn into full-time. It’s not my dream job working for minimum wage but I’d appreciate the income. I’ve been depleting my nest egg everyday it seems like I’ve spent $100/day buying things for the new house. I’ve actually never worked a minimum wage job, even during high school and my last job paid over $30/hr. But I have no regrets about leaving that awful fascist, commie CA, library job. Drag Queen Story time and 50+ copies of Obama’s narcissistic memoir (that only 10-20 people checked out), that’s where our tax dollars went! But the idea of working for minimum wage @7.50/hr is shocking to me, no wonder the rent is so affordable in TX. But I’ve always liked blue collar work, I can’t stand pretentiousness.
I haven’t seen any Asian folks yet but I expected that. I feel like a bit of an anomaly here, are white Texan folks staring at me or am I just paranoid? 🤔 That’s fine, I’m used to being an anomaly, I’m the reformed black sheep of my family after all. Coincidentally I’m having a bad eczema flare up due to stress/diet, the rash is all over my shins and a bit on my hands/arms—so do the staring white folks think I have the fake monkey pox? The lab-created monkey pox aka Covid 2.0. Please STOP staring at me white Texan people 😩I’m not spreading the Corona or anything else, eczema isn’t contagious. It’s actually calmed down a lot, it was at its worse during the move and road trip.
I was surprised to see a few, odd mask-wearers in the stores here but it doesn’t seem as excessively paranoid in TX as it was in Crazy town, CA where the Covidians ruled and were still jogging with their Ukraine/rainbow/pro-abortion face diapers on. I have a story about my virtue signaling ex-neighbor from CA, I’ll save that for an entire post it was quite a dramatic incident.
On another note, I’ve recently discovered a Free Speech social media site called Gab. It’s run by authentic Christians not the fake ones that just want money while they teach non-Christian New Age values. Gab is open to anyone who values free speech, I think it’s much better than Parler or Trump’s Truth Social (in my opinion those sites are all controlled opposition). I haven’t posted anything on Gab yet but I plan to link my WP to it if that’s possible. Gab is being labelled “far-right” which in my opinion just means sane :).
Here’s a link to their blog: https://news.gab.com/2022/06/07/weapons-for-spiritual-war-in-a-post-truth-world/