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.

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  1. Emily says:

    That may be true in your case, but I was born in a really little town in northern MN. There's nothing there except a hosptal. When I was really young, we lived in Thief River Falls, which is near the town I was born in. But then Arctic Cat went bankrupt and we had to move. Have been back there several times but my parents sold their rental house when I was in grade school, so I haven't had a reason to go there.

    But I liked California when I was there. I've been to San Francisco. Drove past LA, but didn't get to see much of it. It would be an interesting place to live, but I hear it's getting expensive and there are a lot of layoffs, too.

    Posted January 24, 2003 @ 12:45 pm
  2. nels says:

    What type of laptop are you using? Why not wireless… this aol talk is scary stuff. 56k style is nothing to joke about. I agree LA is differnt for many reasons.

    Posted January 25, 2003 @ 3:04 pm
  3. jet says:

    it's not san fran, sorry to say, insult to the city, or even FRISCO is bad, but other than that nice blog, i know what you mean by sucking you back in. i know now that i will live in NYC, one trip did it for me, and my heart is there now, all i have to do is wait two more years

    Posted January 27, 2003 @ 4:26 pm
  4. Porky Ngawan says:

    hey guys why dont you come and try losap, is a very nice place, and that what we called "paradise"…cheee ieee

    Posted January 30, 2003 @ 9:24 pm

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