Seattle Adventures and the CHOLA
I spent most of the past week in Seattle. I went get my things in order before I start law school. Here are some things that happened on the trip:
1. My driver's license expired 5 days before my trip and I didn't realize it until I was getting my ticket.
2. I was chosen by the ticket agents and the airport security to undergo "special security revisions"
3. The old lady sitting next to me on the plane spilled her V-8 on me.
4. I stayed at the Westin in Downtown Seattle in a fabulous room using my Starwood Points.
5. I walked chingos and visited about 20 different apartments/studios.
6. A grocery store clerk called me a terrorist American. The conversation went like this:
Clerk: are you mexican american?
Clerk: you look terrorist american.
Me: what? What's that.
Clerk: you know.
Me: what do Mexican American's look like?
Clerk: accents, long hair, mustache.
Me: we're not all the same. you need to visit Texas. What's a Terrorist American?
Clerk: you know (whispers), from the middle east.
Me: oh, well, ok. have a good night.
7. I went to a Mariners-Yankees baseball game.
8. I found a place to live.
9. I met two pretty damn cool professors: Stephen Burnett and Joaquin Avila.
10. I met a representative from the student group HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Legal Advacement)
11. I got the "special security revision" on the way back as well
12. I thought of the idea to to suggest a name change for HOLA. I want to call it CHOLA -- the Chicano Hispanic Organization for Legal Advancement!