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January 24, 2003

Escape To LA

You can never escape the place you’re born. You may get out, but you keep getting pulled back, over and over again. It may be a little less common for people who were born in a small town and moved to the ciy. But for those of us who migrated in the other direction – from more to less population – the city keeps finding ways to pull you in.

This is a long-winded way of saying that I’m headed down to LA tonight. I hardly think of LA as a city, though. New York is a city. San Fran is a city. Los Angeles is different, in that Downtown is the least exciting part of the place. All the action’s on the fringe. LA is just an endless urban sprawl, a many-armed beast that will eventually consume the entire Pacific Coast.

For those who live in the LA area, and who hate when everything north of San Diego and south of Santa Barbara is called “L.A.”, I’m actually going to Orange County. Anaheim, to be specific, and yes, that does mean I’m going to Disneyland. But there’s much more than that. Most of my family still lives down there, so I’ll be hanging out, visiting relatives, basically just enjoying a week off. And that enjoyment might mean shutting off the computer for a while, so if you don’t see me around here for a while you’ll know why. I do have a laptop, and it does have AOL on it (hooray!), so I might poke my head in here from time to time. Or not. Either way, see you in a week.