360XQ Days 13 + 14: Reasons to (and not to) move to Chapala

 Hammocks are more common in Chapala than they are in Los Angeles, and so are mosquitoes.

Hammocks are more common in Chapala than they are in Los Angeles, and so are mosquitoes.

I've been locking things down pretty hard the past couple days to make serious progress on my new play, so my blog game is lacking.

HOWEVER, I do have a pretty solid pro+con list going for the town of Chapala versus my current digs in East Hollywood:

FOOD

Pro: I've had some incredible al pastor street tacos, and I cannot get over the plastic bagfull of salsa I brought home.

Con: Chapala's Beer Garden does not stand up to the hefty Korean-German goodness of LA's Biergarten.

Pro: There's pizza all over the place.

Con: It ain't Mozza.

Pro: On busy days, there are carts along the water with crepe-like ice cream cones, and frozen pops in what look like little metal railroad spikes! (I must procure photos)

Con: Jeni's has only one west coast location, and it's in Los Feliz.

DRINKS

Pro: There are some pretty tasty piña coladas on the malecón, and they're huge.

Con: If you're looking for a good margarita? Good luck.

Pro: A short ride to the west, and you can find authentic pulque.

Con: Craft beer ain't here. It's waiting back at The Faculty.

Pro: Coca-Cola is made with real sugar, and served in a glass bottle.

Con: No tap water for me, of course. We have an office-style water cooler we must keep filled.

LIFESTYLE

Pro: I'm getting a tan in December.

Con: Um...

Pro: You can park your motorcycle pretty much ANYWHERE (I shake my fist at you, Los Angeles).

Con: Cobblestone streets are charming to look at, but not so fun to ride on.

Pro: The nights are warm.

Con: Mosquitoes are the spawn of Satan.

UncategorizedChad Eschman