A Night at the BestiesOct 23, 2014Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more.60 other events on Thursday, October 23
Each year on this day, my mother asked for the exact same
thing, which was to be left alone—preferably on our sun deck in her
seasons-old threadbare bikini, with a tube of Bain de Soleil, a
crossword puzzle and an issue of Vogue on the ground next to her lounger and a Tab poured over ice.
Any opportunity I offer my child—from walking the dog to taking piano
lessons to learning about tsunamis through wild bathtub splashing (who
wouldn’t want to do that?!?)—is met with a definitive
oh-hell-to-the-N-O! It’s unbearably frustrating to be on the receiving
end of such assholery.