Memorable Moments in an Alien World











{August 5, 2013}   When LA Makes an Effort

If I have the time to do so, I enjoy getting lost. Immensely. Just taking a drive down a random street and seeing exactly where it will take me. In doing so yesterday, I made the most remarkable discovery about Los Angeles.

It all began in Culver City. I decided it could be worth my while to see where Slauson Ave would take me, if I took it eastward. Turns out, much to my amusement, it leads me to a neighborhood where every home looks like the fictitious Mr. Brady designed it. Wow. But, not surprisingly, that grew really boring, really fast. So I u-turned it and headed north on La Cienega.

What I saw astounded me. Read the rest of this entry »



One of the few perks of being a teacher is getting summers off and I have decided to make the most of it this year, by having the most random adventures fathomable. The most recent of these randomosities is when I decided to see how long it would take me to get from Westwood to downtown Los Angeles if I took the Metro #4. It’s practically right outside of my apartment complex and since parking in LA in general and downtown in specific, is such a nightmare, I thought I’d give it a whirl. Read the rest of this entry »



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