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One month in L.A. the good and the bad

BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Social Entropy++
So my girlfriend and I moved to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara. I spent my High School years in The Valley but Santa Monica is pretty different.

Good:
Many things to do. There's so much variety in everything, places to eat, places to go, and places to shop. Last weekend we went to go see Psycho at a revival theater and this weekend we'll probably try the little rides at the Pier. I feel like I'll probably never be too bored.

I walk a lot more since everything is so densely packed. I'm actually saving a lot in gas which I did not expect. I just walked to Brentwood and got a Love It sized ColdStone's Ice Cream.

Bad:
There seem to be a lot of crazy people. Not crazy like "Haha random" crazy like I fear for my safety. Our next door neighbor has accused us of "knowing what he's doing in his apartment and telling the cops about it"
Homeless people are rude like rude titties are rude. They don't go somewhere to hide when they sleep. They sleep just where ever, sidewalk, intersection, front door.
I've smelled urine way too much while walking around the streets.
Lastly, just today my job said, "Remember how we hired you to come in at 8am everyday? Well now we need you to come in at 6am everyday." I may have to quit

So that's been my month
tl;dr What are the good and bad parts of where you live?

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    GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Santa Monica?
    We're practically neighbors. I live there too.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Santa Monica?
    We're practically neighbors. I live there too.

    Well, West L.A. actually
    Santa Monica was a bit too expensive

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Brisbane, Australia.

    Good: Always sunny and warm.

    Bad: Crippling drought; washing your car and watering your plants is illegal.

    #pipe on
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    GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    BusterK wrote: »
    Santa Monica?
    We're practically neighbors. I live there too.

    Well, West L.A. actually
    Santa Monica was a bit too expensive

    West LA is big. What part?

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Redondo Beach so I'm just far enough to have been to Disneyland more times than I've been to Downtown LA

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    Whippy wrote: »
    nope nope nope nope abort abort talk about anime
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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Allendale, Michigan
    Good: college town, with a college that has a high female to male ratio, lots of college babes
    Bad: college town, with a college that has a high female to male ratio, lots of college babes

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I threw up in a rental car in LA.


    I'd go back again I guess.

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    150cc150cc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    BusterK

    Go to the Grove and the Farmer's Market

    Go to Amoeba

    Go to Diddy Riese

    Go to El Cholo

    Go to C&O Trattoria

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    GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    BusterK wrote: »
    There seem to be a lot of crazy people. Not crazy like "Haha random" crazy like I fear for my safety. Our next door neighbor has accused us of "knowing what he's doing in his apartment and telling the cops about it"
    Homeless people are rude like rude titties are rude. They don't go somewhere to hide when they sleep. They sleep just where ever, sidewalk, intersection, front door.
    I've smelled urine way too much while walking around the streets.
    Lastly, just today my job said, "Remember how we hired you to come in at 8am everyday? Well now we need you to come in at 6am everyday." I may have to quit

    OH HO HO HO.
    You're never gonna survive here.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Brisbane, Australia.

    Good: a few really cool bars and clubs to hang out and drink.

    Bad: Literally like three good places.

    #pipe on
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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    windsor, canada:

    good: my girlfriend and friends live here

    bad: everything else

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    GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    150cc wrote: »
    BusterK

    Go to the Grove and the Farmer's Market

    Go to Amoeba

    Go to Diddy Riese

    Go to El Cholo

    Go to C&O Trattoria

    I had El Cholo for lunch.

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    HarrierHarrier The Star Spangled Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    This made me think of a Ron White joke.

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    Auntie ShibbyAuntie Shibby Horrible Visalia, CARegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    The good: ...
    The bad: It's fucking LA nothing good can come of it.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    150cc wrote: »
    BusterK

    Go to the Grove and the Farmer's Market

    Go to Amoeba

    Go to Diddy Riese

    Go to El Cholo

    Go to C&O Trattoria
    I went to Amoeba when I was in High School
    Haven't tried the other places

    Oh and Gabbofest
    I'm right before the 405 and within walking distance of Brentwood

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    waukesha, wisconsin

    good: i live in a nice little suburb
    bad: if i want to go somewhere everything is at least 5 miles away and i don't have a car

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    QuadropheniaQuadrophenia Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    BusterK, go to Inglewood and wear the wrong colors. It'll be fun dude, trust me.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    BusterK, go to Inglewood and wear the wrong colors. It'll be fun dude, trust me.

    What colors make suburban middle-class black kids angry pray tell?

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    MishraMishra Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Redondo Beach so I'm just far enough to have been to Disneyland more times than I've been to Downtown LA

    Howdy neighbor I live in Hermosa

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    yo busterk my professer lent me the general

    should i watch it

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    When I was in LA I stayed with some friends a block away from Sunset and Fairfax. It was pretty sweet.

    There was this weird little restaurant on Fairfax with action figures and comics in glass cases and a 9 foot tall plush chthulu hanging from the ceiling.
    It was the first place I tried Jones' Green Apple Soda, I'll never forget it.

    #pipe on
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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Mishra wrote: »
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Redondo Beach so I'm just far enough to have been to Disneyland more times than I've been to Downtown LA

    Howdy neighbor I live in Hermosa

    yo'

    edit: He's right Iglewood is fairly safe. Now Watts...

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    Whippy wrote: »
    nope nope nope nope abort abort talk about anime
    I like to ART
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    Auntie ShibbyAuntie Shibby Horrible Visalia, CARegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Visalia, California.

    The Good: Small town life with not a whole going on.
    The bad: Haha, there isn't any bad.

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Santa Monica?
    We're practically neighbors. I live there too.

    How have we never met?

    I mean, besides the obvious "I've read your posts and am terrified to be within 100 feet of you" thing.

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    QuadropheniaQuadrophenia Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    BusterK wrote: »
    BusterK, go to Inglewood and wear the wrong colors. It'll be fun dude, trust me.

    What colors make suburban middle-class black kids angry pray tell?

    There are gangs in Inglewood, BusterK. Bloods, for instance.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    are you trying to get buster killed

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    QuadropheniaQuadrophenia Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    are you trying to get buster killed

    Everyone needs to get killed every once in awhile, it gives you good character.

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    GravesGraves Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I have spent a total of 8 hours in L.A.

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    SkankPlayaSkankPlaya Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I live in West LA. I want to move soon, but it won't be too far away, probably stay in west la.

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    MishraMishra Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    BusterK wrote: »
    BusterK, go to Inglewood and wear the wrong colors. It'll be fun dude, trust me.

    What colors make suburban middle-class black kids angry pray tell?

    There are gangs in Inglewood, BusterK. Bloods, for instance.

    Yeah inglewood has some ok Parts, but It has some very bad ones as well, much like Torrance, and Hawthorne. Generally try to not go east of the 405

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I went to LA once.
    I couldn't breathe the air, it was so polluted.

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    They cast a shadow like a sundial in the morning light. It was half past 10.
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    GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fizban wrote: »
    Santa Monica?
    We're practically neighbors. I live there too.

    How have we never met?

    I mean, besides the obvious "I've read your posts and am terrified to be within 100 feet of you" thing.

    I'm starting to feel like we should throw a real-life, OG style SOCALPAX.


    I SUMMON THEE BOGEY
    I SUMMON THEE NADS
    I SUMMON THEE WOOK


    SOCALPAX ORIGINAL GANGSTER STYLE IS UPON US

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    SkankPlayaSkankPlaya Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fizban wrote: »
    Santa Monica?
    We're practically neighbors. I live there too.

    How have we never met?

    I mean, besides the obvious "I've read your posts and am terrified to be within 100 feet of you" thing.

    I'm starting to feel like we should throw a real-life, OG style SOCALPAX.


    I SUMMON THEE BOGEY
    I SUMMON THEE NADS
    I SUMMON THEE WOOK


    SOCALPAX ORIGINAL GANGSTER STYLE IS UPON US


    ... :(

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    i went to las vegas once when i was like 10

    man i was like 11 years early on that

    so boring

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Brisbane, Australia.

    The Good: Really good and talented live music scene.

    The Bad: a town full of hipster idiots who would rather do meth and dance to awful german techno

    #pipe on
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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    #pipe wrote: »

    do meth and dance to awful german techno

    sounds like a good time

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fizban wrote: »
    Santa Monica?
    We're practically neighbors. I live there too.

    How have we never met?

    I mean, besides the obvious "I've read your posts and am terrified to be within 100 feet of you" thing.

    I'm starting to feel like we should throw a real-life, OG style SOCALPAX.


    I SUMMON THEE BOGEY
    I SUMMON THEE NADS
    I SUMMON THEE WOOK


    SOCALPAX ORIGINAL GANGSTER STYLE IS UPON US

    TO MEDIEVAL TIMES!

    SCARLETPAX, HOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    QuadropheniaQuadrophenia Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Las Vegas is shit

    At least you have In-N-Out.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    yo busterk my professer lent me the general

    should i watch it

    Yes definately
    Though I think Sherlock Jr. is a superior movie

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