City of the Angelsluxomint -- Saturday, June 07, 2003 -- 04:49:03 AM
Do you live in LA? Are you coming to visit? Do you hate it?
Damn, it's an varied and interesting city. Check in here.
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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?
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.
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.)
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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.