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The Perfect World >> A Sense of Place >> City of the Angels

City of the Angels

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 04:49:03 AM

Do you live in LA? Are you coming to visit? Do you hate it?
Love it?
Damn, it's an varied and interesting city. Check in here.

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onna monopia -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 04:52:31 AM -- 1 of 1051
Hmmm, too crazy to go outside, not crazy enough to have imaginary friends.-- Marge Simpson

Ooooooohhhh, shiny!

lux, did I catch that you were actually that rarer than rare species--a Native Angeleno? Meaning that you were born and raised and still live here?

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 04:52:34 AM -- 2 of 1051

I know there are many posters in the So. Cal. area. No thread created that I could see. Thought we needed one. Ventura to San Diego. Santa Monica to Riverside

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 04:54:26 AM -- 3 of 1051

Onna! Damn, you're quick. Yes, born (adoptee) in Long Beach. Raised here.

Piccie -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 05:30:58 AM -- 4 of 1051

Born and raised in the Valley. I miss LA very much, I plan to go back when I am done with all this school stuff. I dream of someday being somehow wealthy enough to decide whether my house in the Palisades is on the beach or on a cliff overlooking the beach.

I can't see the OC or San Diego people lumping themselves in with LA though ;) Perhaps the thread should be renamed SoCal or something.

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 05:46:38 AM -- 5 of 1051

Piccie, interesting. But that's just the thing I feel about LA.

Extend it to the valleys (San Gabriel & San Fernando), extend it down to OC.

Don't you feel that LA, in and of itself, is miles of difference spread over 60 odd miles? East, North, South? (To those in the Channel Islands, please forgive the slight for not including west.)

GregD -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 05:57:31 AM -- 6 of 1051
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn


Born at the old OC Medical Center before they tore it down.

Grew up in south LA, Hawaiian Gardens, etc. 605 to South St, Cerritos Auto Square!

HS in San Diego, back to SD after college, then moved up to Ventura, working in Thousand Oaks. I've been all over SoCal, from the Salton Sea to San Luis Obispo, from the Mojave to San Diego. Not that this is anything to be proud of. Oh yeah, I know this place, oh yeah...

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 06:10:43 AM -- 7 of 1051

Greg, are you not the one with the adorable kidling, Pumpkin?

Salton Sea. Stinky, Oh. Yes. But, one hell of a place to watch birds.

What about the windmills out by Twenty-Nine Palms?

Piccie -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 06:14:42 AM -- 8 of 1051

Actually, now that I live in the Bay Area, I really do feel like OC is so not LA. But then again, I would definitely include Cerritos, though I have no clue where it really is, because "605 and Long Beach, Cerritos Auto Square."

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 06:28:10 AM -- 9 of 1051

OC, is not, in proper, LA. Luxoman was raised in OC. Different vibe. Still, there is LA in OC. (or at least in renegade small pockets).

Lizard S. -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 06:39:45 AM -- 10 of 1051
If you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

I'm in L.A. Pasadena. I was born at Kaiser Sunset. So was my son, 35 years later.

I did spend 12 years in the Bay Area, and then another 5 on the East Coast (more or less - upstate NY, then Washington DC). Frankly, I wouldn't mind being back in the Bay Area, but being close to my parents is excellent for child care. And the place is kinda growing on me now.

Mogget -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 07:04:10 PM -- 11 of 1051

As of July 3rd, I'll have lived in LA for 7 years. Yay! Thanks for starting this thread, luxo.

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 09:45:58 PM -- 12 of 1051

Mogget, do I recall correctly that you work around Westwood & you were close to that bomb scare?

I work in the World Savings building on the other side of the 405.

Mogget -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 10:06:59 PM -- 13 of 1051

That's me, luxo.

Do you go that gym in your building? I'm there once a week.

slacker -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 10:22:51 PM -- 14 of 1051

Lived in Pasadena for 4 years. Would not mind one bit living in Socal again. For Lizard: I lived on El Molino (116 South), just south of Green St., right by Vroman's and the Laemmle's. It was a great old house turned into apartments. I could hear my neighbors open a can of soda but it was great.

I might have said this before, Lizard, but you really, really need to go to Caesar's Grill, on Allen & Villa. Get some hummus and shwerma.

I mean it.

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 10:26:32 PM -- 15 of 1051

Good for you. Unfortunately, Gym + Luxomint = hysterical. I can get behind Pilates, but I'm too much of an introvert to involve too many people in my pursuit of exercise.

On a side note, Thursday, and older man & his wife careened into the parking structure, broke the arm off the attendant kiosk & crashed into the stainless steel panel where the public phones are. Evidently he had a stroke.

luxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 10:29:20 PM -- 16 of 1051

Hey, slacker! Come on back. Plenty of room here.

Mogget -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 10:52:10 PM -- 17 of 1051

slacker, one of my best friends lives just a few houses up from where you used to, same type of place.

luxo, I understand completely.

GregD -- Sunday, June 08, 2003 -- 02:12:54 AM -- 18 of 1051
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Come on back. Plenty of room here.

Yeah, we just cleared out some space for ya.

I think I'm going to hell for that link.

luxomint -- Sunday, June 08, 2003 -- 02:42:12 AM -- 19 of 1051

Greg, the only kind of hell that will get you is a senior-citizen-bus-trip-to-a-casino-in-Temecula hell.

Try harder next time.

Did you see the Japanese film crew's footage of the actual crash?

onna monopia -- Sunday, June 08, 2003 -- 04:53:14 AM -- 20 of 1051
Hmmm, too crazy to go outside, not crazy enough to have imaginary friends.-- Marge Simpson

Greg was on his way before that link. And once he arrives, he's going to have to sit next to Elmo, since Shelby sent him there first.

That plane crash freaked me out-I had a small community of friends that lived on N. Spalding in the 600 block at one point, but none of them lived in buildings that had underground parking, and I'm pretty sure that most of them have moved on.

I had one of the most frustrating afternoons I've had in LA for a long time. I had planned to meet a friend at the Grove. Hub has a work emergency he informs me about yesterday, so I book the babysitter, she comes, I get all schmancied up and get in the car, slogged my way up there from the South Bay, got ready to get out of the car in the parking structure and....discovered I had not put my wallet back in my purse from the morning's outing to Target with the stroller. Aaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh.

Turn the car around, sit in more traffic, head back the way I came. Dig out the cell phone, call friend leave voicemail apologizing for reaching new levels of moronitude, she calls back, says no prob, I'll shop, call me when you get close by again.

So I made the trip twice, and met her a full hour and a half later than we originally planned, but we redeemed the bad start by having a fabulous afternoon being consumers of leisure with late lunch of wine and cheese, and hitting the big sale at Nordstrom.

I had never been to the Grove, and thought it was ok, kind of Disney-fied, but I still love the Farmer's Market. Doing that drive back to back twice on a Saturday will be something I will make triple-sure to never do again.

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