Goodnight Costa Mesa

A

Around,

and around, this blue planet goes. Ask the people at the planetarium, they'll give you show.

B

Before

you leave your car make sure you've paid and you're all set.

These Costa Mesa parking cops love writing tickets.

C

Can't

really tell. Is that a robot arm or am I losing my mind? Maybe the mushrooms in that omellete were of the... special kind.

D

Don't

be late to class, there's really no excuse. The clock in the quad is right above you.

E

Exit

signs belong on the ceiling not the ground! Oh wait, maybe i'm just seeing things upside down?

F

F-stops,

ISO, shutter speed, oh my!

Figuring out the best shot is hurting my mind.

G

Ground

letters are too easy, "a cop-out", I said. But a few hours of frustration and...well... here's where it led.

H

Holy

is this place where the people go on Sundays. They show up every week, no matter sun, sleet, or rain.

I

Inside

Triangle Square the beat from the club is loud. But step out to the lampost to catch a break from the crowd.

J

Just

look around this town theres so much to see. Every little corner has it's own brand of beauty.

K

Keep

up with the joneses and all of the trends. Unfortunately that's the message that this part of town sends.

L

Live

and let live when you chill at the Lab, watch out for the hipsters though they can be a real drag.

M

Mix

and mingle with the students at good old OCC. Those junior college days are a fond memory.

N

Nobody

said this would be easy but I swear towards the end, I was praying to God, "Just give me an 'N'!"

O

Only

this Target on Harbor is ever out of stock. So I always drive to Irvine when I need to buy new socks.

P

Perfectly

placed, this bench called to me. "look over here, i'm shaped like a 'P'."

Q

Quiet

on the streets. What a strange Friday night. So it didn't even bother me that I didn't have much light.

R

Roam

for long enough, you'll find what you need. But you'll sacrifice quality if you focus on speed.

S

Shapes

can be tricky to turn into letters. But if you learn how to mirror images it makes it a lot better.

T

Time

will go on and break down all bones. Nobody lives forever, except the Rolling Stones.

U

Under

a bench can be a place for a nap, or maybe when the sun beats down, a place to store snacks.

V

Very

resilient. Succulents can survive a long draught. But this doesn't mean they hate water or want to go without.

W

When

Foucalt's Pendulum swings it tells time and knocks down these tabs, so look with your eyes don't reach out and grab.

X

Xylitol

filled gum, they won't sell it to us at all. It's because they don't want us chewing it and sticking it on this wall. (yes, xylitol is an artificial sweetener commonly found in chewing gum. Aren't you just glad I didn't use xylophone or xerox?)

Y

Yupp,

here we are. Lo and behold! I bet these 'Y' trees are sure getting old!

Z

Zap!

there it is. My final cliche. A lightning bolt 'Z' to wrap up the day.

Zap me out of here