I Have Arrived in Los Angeles

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:

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.

  1. See what I did there?

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.