minkey
member since 12/02/2003
I'm a 39 year old guy from Los Angeles, California/United States
About me: Family man, sales man, actor
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3 days ago

Ojai is a unique place. It's a very small town nestled away about 2 hours northeast of a Los Angeles and 45 minutes east of Santa Barbara, but it definitely gets it's visitors looking for yoga, spas, meditation retreats, shopping or just a change of pace. It's the only place I've been where I hear people talking about meditation at the grocery store or coffee shop, and pretty consistently as well. Ojai does have some hotels and restaurants scattered around town but for the most part the Ojai Arcade is the walkable, touristy hangout in town, which has lots of cool vintage shops and some good restaurants. If you like kombucha be sure to stop at REVEL. There's a really nice park across from the arcade, and behind that is an awesome 10-mile trail that will take to Ventura. I really can't get enough of this little town, it's got a great energy.

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3 days ago

I knew I'd like Santa Fe and it didn't let me down. It's a fairly small city of around 70,000 people, an hour northeast of ABQ. At 7,199 it's the highest elevation for a state capital in the US; almost 2,000 ft higher than Denver which is known as the mile high city. With the elevation the weather is moderate even though it is high desert. It's got over 320 days of sun per year, lots of outdoor activities, and what is most striking about the city is the culture and beauty. The downtown plaza is a national historic landmark and they had live music the two weeknights that I was there, and the plaza was packed with people having a great time. Santa Fe is known for it's art galleries and I'm told the restaurants, although I only stopped at the grocery stores on this trip. Next visit I'd like to go to the opera as well.

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20 days ago

Gallup...just no. I went there once about 15 years ago and stayed at a decent hotel, but the most memorable thing was a bullet hole that went through the plexiglass. However, I drive past it from time to time and over where the downtown plaza is, it looks really nice from the freeway, like it might have and old town with some character. There were some characters all right, but no character.

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31 days ago

I've never seen a MLS game in-person or on tv and I have no desire to do so. I can get into the World Cup, and watching the games in Barcelona cafes during the 2014 World Cup was one of the highlights of that trip. And we all know that the US is not a soccer country, not one that cares much for professional soccer anyway, but that could change over the years as parents are taking their kids out of football and putting them in soccer.

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31 days ago

I don't have interest in this league but my cousin is a D-1 basketball player; a former prep school and AAU standout, she has a full scholarship to the University of New Hampshire next season and is expected to start. As a 5'9" guard she doesn't have illusions to play in the WNBA, but I'm glad the league is there for athletes like her to aspire to, and for women in general and all fans of the sport.

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31 days ago

I have a lot of respect for hockey players and the fan base is often extremely loyal. I've seen a lot of live hockey as well, including games in Hartford, Boston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver and San Jose, and it's hard to beat the action in a live hockey game. Maybe it's because I've never played the game but I just have a hard time getting excited about what's happening during the season, and really gaining interest in the playoffs doesn't happen too much for me although I was excited about VGK's run last season.

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31 days ago

I had to look up what MLL stood for. While I think lacrosse would be a really fun game to play and it's somewhat popular where I'm from in the Northeast, I have very little understanding of how it works and no desire to watch a game.

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31 days ago

I can get into football, it's a fun game to watch with friends. However, the thug culture that's pervasive in a lot of the NFL and the brain injuries we're learning more and more about have disconnected me from the game. The kneeling as well has been a distraction; while I understand the movement and appreciate the rights of the players I prefer to leave politics and business separate.

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31 days ago

Baseball for me is the easiest game to get into and follow the stats. I have a good foundation in the game which might be why. It's an easy game to watch in person or on tv, and it's possibly the only of the major sports where you can read a book or have a conversation without missing much. However, I'm not sure we can call it "America's pastime" anymore. That crown would probably go to Netflix.

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31 days ago

NBA was losing me but with Toronto's run and the balance of power moving away from Golden State I've begun to gain interest again. The East now has a few powerful teams with the 76'ers and Bucks, who are young and have a lot of room for growth, and potentially the Celtics can make waves depending on how free agency plays out. The West is still the strong division but given the unfortunate injuries to the Warriors recently that team is not going to be the juggernaut it has been. The West will be wide open next season, and I think we'll see an interesting playoffs; I think Vegas will have a tough time with championship odds.

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