Saturday, August 18, 2012
first Reno impressions
Wow. People live like this? En mass? Reno is a city in contrast. It contrasts completely to anywhere I have ever even thought of living. EVER. Please, nobody tell my parents that I'm living here. I'll end up becoming the victim of an intervention and hauled off to rehab somewhere nicer like Yakima Washington. There's the usual expected skanky whores, crappy tribal tattoos, terrible casinos, and shitty Nevada lifestyle. There's entire stores around here devoted to Burning Man so you don't have to be creative anymore and you can just consume shit. So far, the only people smiling are the baristas at Starfucks, but they're so jacked up they don't know where the fuck they're stuck. Every neighborhood seems like it needs heavy bars covering the windows and guns constantly pointed outward just to answer the door. But I've found 1 pocket of non-sketch and I'm gonna try to find a room for rent inside that area. Also on the plus side, there's a college here and they have some decent sports. So it'll be fun to attend some events that I could really care less about. There's also a nice little river walk along the Truckee River in between the giant casinos. Might be fun but I'll not be happy when I get mugged. Reno seems pro-bicycle. There's lots of other fags in spandex littering the roads and they have lots of paint on the road designating where I'll most likely get run over and killed. Truckee is just up the hill and only a half hour away. Lots of white people with dreads up there. Cute sporty chicks, too. I sat at the DMV in Truckee for about 4 hours yesterday and wandered the neighborhood. It seems like a decent area for adventure so I'd assume I'll use it as home base for exploring Tahoe. I'm sure I've forgotten something that's really shitty about Reno, but I've got plenty of time to complain over the next several months or years.