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Monday evenings are my alone time with the dogs. Jeff is out at chorus practice, and I’m here to do laundry (yes, it’s mostly my job — yuck) and try to relax.

The last few days I’ve really, really been missing L.A. Somethin’ fierce. Life up here is so vastly different, and even though this weekend was filled with going out with friends and being social and active, I had a major bout of homesickness. Peter Cetera was right, and if you know what I mean by that, I’ll be mightily impressed (not to mention surprised at your age).

You’re lucky to be there. I’ve got tons of reasons to be lucky to be here — love my job, have a nice house, have a boyfriend who loves me, all that good stuff. In January, I’ll have been gone for two years but I can’t help but think it feels like just yesterday. Whenever you have one of those “I hate L.A.” days — and I think I had one of those years, making me open to the idea of moving away — remember what you’ve got: perfect weather (even when it’s pouring rain, that’s somehow perfect in L.A.), no lack of anything to do, amazing movie theaters and restaurants, and the option to do it all without screaming little kids everywhere you go. Plus, you get to do it all in Los Angeles, which, despite all that makes you want to hate it, is a place you just end up loving.

Heavy sigh. Back to laundry and maybe a trip to Safeway.

3 Comments

JJS Expounded Thusly:

Oops. I should have put an end-italics thingy after “without.”

Monday, October 11th, 2004 • 8:54pm • Permalink

Steve Expounded Thusly:

I could add the italics close tag for you, but this is more fun!

I know, the hate L.A. thing is happening right now. For a couple months now. Not that I really hate it, but L.A. shallowness and sprawl and pollution combined with all other kinds of little nagging issues are keeping me sorta blue.

I will try to remember those good things about L.A. Thanks. I mean, especially the movie theaters! If I lived in Kauai like I really was wanting to last week, I’d have a very poor choice of theaters.

GASP! That’s it! I’ll move there and open a beautiful single-screen theater with excellent picture and sound! I’ll run a mix of first-run and old movies! MY GOD! IT’S BRILLIANT!

Thanks for the posting. Chin up, chum! Maybe you’ll have a screaming kid some day! Then you’ll be in the perfect place.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 • 11:30am • Permalink

He Expounded Thusly:

God forbid.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 • 12:20pm • Permalink

 

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