It’s my first time back to L.A. since 2011, and I’m finding it to be a very interesting experience. For those who don’t know, I lived in L.A. for nearly 20 years between 1983 and 2002. I used to come back for work more frequently, but haven’t been back for a while now. Having lived back on the east coast for the last 12 years, I’m noticing all kinds of things about L.A. that I think I just didn’t see when I lived here. Enough, perhaps, for an entire blog post…?
I won’t post the “picture from my hotel room window” because in Santa Monica, it would inevitably look out onto an anonymous apartment building and pool1. Instead, here is a picture of inside my hotel room:
It is not the hotel I usually stay in when I come to L.A. for work, and being the orderly creature of habit that I am, I find it slightly disconcerting and am therefore more likely to mock it. But it’s right around the corner form the other hotel, and still within a short walk to the office… which means it is also a short walk to the ocean.
Even though it is almost 10 pm EDT, I have dinner plans with a good friend from high school in about an hour. Since I was up at 6 am EDT that makes this one of those looong days. But at least I got my writing done.
Tomorrow is the beginning of two very heavily scheduled days, so if things get a little quiet around here, please cut me some slack.
- See what I did there? ↩