On September 1st I hopped a business class flight headed for Dallas.
I flew through Hong Kong (my favorite airport), then through Los Angeles (my least favorite airport), then on to Dallas.
For the first two legs of the flight I was on Cathay Pacific and the service was A+ phenomenal. For the third leg of the trip I was on the dreary American Airlines.
In Dallas I spent a few days with family. I got my food from myfitfoods.com. It was expensive but it sure hit the spot. After a few days in Dallas I rented an SUV (a Chevy Terrain) and took a road trip 5 hours away to Wichita, KS where I grew up.
Headed out on the road again. This time I’m driving. If you are the first person to guess what city I’m driving to I’ll send you a free 3/4 sleeve SPARTAN shirt. Only 2 guesses per person. Contest has a 24 hour guessing deadline. Where am I going? A photo posted by Victor Pride (@boldanddetermined) on
On the road trip I was flabbergasted at how clean US highways are.
When I got to Wichita, a place I didn’t like as a young man, I realized how nice and clean it was.
I realized I could live there no problem.
I spent a long time looking down on the place, but doggone if the people aren’t friendly as can be.
I spent a few days in Wichita and drove back to Dallas on a Sunday morning. On that Sunday afternoon I caught a Virgin airways flight to Los Angeles.
I arrived in Los Angeles and stayed at the same complex where a good friend of mine stays.
The birth of red. A photo posted by Victor Pride (@boldanddetermined) on
I rented a place from AirBNB.com. When I got there and called the landlord I was quite surprised when they didn’t speak english.
I spent a few days in Los Angeles and loved it. The air was good (much better than Asia), the sun was shining, the people were upbeat and friendly, and the girls were pretty.
After a few days in LA I rented a car (a Dodge Challenger) and took a road trip to San Francisco.
Hanging out in LA, preparing for a road to trip to somewhere. A video posted by Victor Pride (@boldanddetermined) on
San Francisco was full of crazy people. I’ve never seen so many homeless people and I’ve been to Manila.
San Francisco was the answer to my road trip game. Lovely city so far. Full of gentlemen like this. A photo posted by Victor Pride (@boldanddetermined) on
I didn’t like San Francisco at all (but the weather was fun) so after a few days I returned to Los Angeles.
I had one day left in Los Angeles and thankfully I found the best fitting, most comfortable shirts I have ever had and I bought nearly one thousand of them.
The t-shirts are at the printer right now having the new b&d brand logo and label printed on the inside.
When the label is finished I’m going to release a bunch of them for sale without any design. I typically only wear plain t-shirts personally and I thought my B&D friends would enjoy some outstanding, athletic fit, plain t-shirts.
After spending the day in LA I headed to the Los Angeles airport and spent a few hours in the business class lounge. I caught a late flight to Hong Kong and on the flight I listened to a record by Mark Kozelek called Benji.
The record is an autobiographical account of the singer going back to his hometown in Ohio from his current home in San Francisco. It was very fitting for my situation.
I spent a few hours in the Hong Kong airport, utilizing a private shower in the business class lounge and then I caught a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
In Ho Chi Minh city my elevated mood instantly turned sour. Vietnam felt like a war zone compared to the calm, tranquil week I spent in California.
I spent only a few hours in Ho Chi Minh city then I caught a 1.5 hour flight to Bangkok.
In Bangkok I was stuck for two hours in standstill traffic trying to get from the airport to my airbnb room.
People complain of Los Angeles traffic, but the traffic in LA is a joke compared to Bangkok. I thoroughly enjoyed driving in California.
That leads us to now. I’m in my comfortable $2,500 USD per month condo and, if I’m being 100% honest, missing the great States of California and Kansas. I once said I’m not coming back, well, I’m coming back.
Superdrive Publishing articles from September:
From John Doe Bodybuilding:
- Project Shredded is Finished and the Results Are In!!
- Operation Mass Monster: Sign Up Now
- “Wild Thing” Pre-Workout Supplement!!! (Article and video review)
- 10 Steps to Get Ahead in Life Right Now
From Iron and Tweed:
- Happy 1st Birthday Iron and Tweed!
- Progressive Overload: The #1 Law of Bodybuilding
- Maximize Versatility: Your Timepiece and Interchaangable Bands
- LowTestosterone.com: My Experience Finding Optimal Treatment
Iron & Tweed on Instagram:
#menswear #mustache #mensshoes #mensstyle #mensfashion #mustachelife #style #sockless #styleblog #sunglasses #fashion #fashionblog #fashionblogger #ironandtweed #timex #timexweekender A photo posted by Iron & Tweed (@ironandtweed) on
Th-th-th-that’s all, folks.
See you again soon.
PS – We have some awesome 3/4 fit, American pride SPARTAN t shirts available. These things rock, so grab yours before they go.
The B&D SPARTAN STARS raglan 3/4 t shirt in action. Best gym shirt in the world. These shirts make a good physique look great. Check yours out at badwear.com. A photo posted by Victor Pride (@boldanddetermined) on
PPS – It’s been a while since we’ve spoken, how was your month?