Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Bay Area: Pleasanton

Here is a new feature on Crud Wizard called "My Bay Area." I'm going to be going to a different place each time and talk about it with pictures and words. Today I went to Pleasanton. 

Above is me on the bus going to the train in which I will go to Pleasanton. It is a short bus ride, but you see many things, for instance I saw a drumming band and a bunch of guys dancing.

After the bus ride, I got on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit.) I saw the industrial part of Oakland and San Leandro. There were bursts of suburban areas where all the houses looked the same, and a lot of people had pools.

I arrived in pleasanton and I realized there was nothing there. In the picture you see me in front of the BART station parking lot.

Here I am right next to the Oracle building, I'm pretty sure they make...something. It was really hot in Pleasanton.

Then I ended up on world famous Hacienda Drive which is famous for nothing. 

Then I realized this was like looking for gold in a toilet because there was no place to eat or do anything fun. Until... I discovered a shopping center, whoa.

That shopping center had a taqueria in it where I ate food and the taqueria happened to be a another franchise of a taqueria I really like in San Fransisco called Balazo. I had a burrito, a good burrito.

This here is a prime example of ancient Pleasantonian architecture.

As you can see here Walmart is another one of my hatreds along with Reagan and Hippies. I hate Walmart because it is a giant corporation slowly devouring small towns like Pleasanton where fat americans shop for toilet paper and Twix Bars!

Here's where I was on my adventure to Pleasanton on a BART map.

Home at last after a long day of being in a rural suburb I came home to the big city of San Francisco. I liked Pleasanton but I don't wan't to go back, hoped you liked my adventure.

18 comments:

  1. ' I hate Walmart because it is a giant corporation slowly devouring small towns like Pleasanton where fat americans shop for toilet paper and Twix Bars!'

    Well said Ezra...very well said dude.

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  2. Thanks Ezra, for going to Pleasanton and writing about it so that I hopefully never have to go there!

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  3. I once had a job interview at Oracle. The woman who interviewed me was wearing scary business lady clothes and sensible shoes and I was wearing a vintage, bright yellow suit and knee-high boots. I am pretty sure that's why I didn't get the job, even though I was more than qualified. Pleasanton sucks. You, however, do not suck. You are funny and awesome.

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  4. awwwh ur such a cute kid!
    xxx

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  5. Whenever I see the BART map I wonder what could be in Pleasanton that makes it so pleasant.

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  6. Thanks for the report Ezra. I've always thought about taking BART to the end of line, I don't think I'd actually get off the train though.

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  7. I like that you liked Pleasanton, but never want to go back. And I really like your blog. Love, Dee Dee

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  8. I honestly laughed out loud at the writing. Keep it up, man!

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  9. This is my new favorite blog! Ezra, if you want to come visit Redwood Shores (which is where I work) I'd be happy to show you around.

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  10. I hope this becomes a reoccurring feature. If I lived in SF and had time and could ride the BART for cheap I would totally do this too.
    If you ever come to Pittsburgh you can go to Moon, which is not much like the moon, or Mars, which isn't much like Mars either although they do have a store called "Planet Mart".
    Or you could go to Saxonburg. But there aren't any Saxons there. And they don't listen to Saxon their either as far as I can tell, because nobody was wearing any denim or leather.

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  11. Ezra -Cool blog. I think that you ventured to the entirely wrong half of Pleasanton. That would be somewhat akin to walking around the Tenderloin in SF for a few hours at 10:30 pm on a Tuesday night. No doubt, A public Transportation FAIL.

    Next time, its Main Street downtown where you need to go, where there is some fun, like about 20 restaurants, two art galleries, a consignmnet auto store with awesome models (like a '66 corvette) and just WAY more action, (and not Wal-Mart)!

    The Bart station area, its just a bunch of buildings and a huge shopping center with a Radio Shack and Kohls. Blech!

    Love your creative blog though.

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  12. ken t in tampa.......................September 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    well done dude.....it really was the end of the line........

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  13. hi, ezra. great blog! i grew up in pleasanton listening to slayer and skating the hacienda business park, which was basically our own embarcadero right in our backyard! (you might be too young to know this, but san francisco's justin herman plaza, aka the embarcadero, was THE place where skaters congregated in the bay area in the 1980s and '90s -- the birth years of street skating.) anyway, thanks for giving such a thorough account of my hometown. keep shredding, and eat a balazo burrito for me!

    sean
    brooklyn, nyc

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  14. hi, ezra. great blog! i grew up in pleasanton listening to slayer and skating the hacienda business park, which was like having our own embarcadero right in our backyard! (you may be too young to know this, but san francisco's justin herman plaza, aka the embarcadero, was THE place where bay area skaters gathered in the 1980s and '90s -- the birth years of street skating! -- because of all the awesomely skateable architecture there.) anyway, thanks for giving such a thorough account of my home town. keep shredding, and eat a balazo burrito for me!

    sean
    brooklyn, nyc

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  15. Ezra: you are the coolest kid ever.

    -Everyone

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