These are just a handful of the conversations I have heard while being in LA...
::girls pulls up to cedars sinai to drop off male passenger::
Guy: Just drive a few blocks over and find somewhere to park
Girl: You mean there is no VALET? *rolls eyes, speeds off*
::at a starbucks in beverly hills::
Guy: If you live in Riverside, you can, like, get cancer from the air.
Girl: I know, it's, like, so depressing.
::Outside Tao Athletic Club (husband's work)::
Girl #1: I got invited to that valley party next week so I scheduled botox for tomorrow.
Girl #2: such. a good idea.
Girl #1: I know, right?
Girl #2: Tooottaaallly.
::Walking along Wilshire Blvd::
Girl #1: Let's hit up the beach tomorrow.
Girl #2: Okay, but I have to go tan first.
Girl #1: Me too.
(because the sun at the beach probably just won't cut it?)
::on the elevator in my building::
Me: So, do you know if there are any wal-marts around here?
UCLA student: what's that?
::while walking the dog::
Guy #1: OMG, I think I am getting sick because of this cold weather.
Guy #2: I knooowww, I had to get out like, an extra sweater this morning.
Guy #1: SO inconvenient.
Guy #2: Not cool at all.
(the "cold" weather was 63 degrees today... and I am pretty sure it warmed up to 70...)
Pretty hilarious, right?! Every single time my jaw just dropped. I would be irritated by the entitled attitudes but its amusing because it is just. so. ridiculous. That is what is nice about living here and not just vacationing-- we are really getting a taste of the locals and the people that call this place home. Speaking of that, I got stuck in traffic because the People's Choice Awards was going on about 7 miles away from where husband works. It's weird that it has been going on since the afternoon here, and my parents on the east coast have already started watching it and its not even on tv here yet. And its also weird that the people I see on tv and film every day are right down the road. I thought I would be a little more star struck, and I do think its cool to be seeing some "celebs", but at the same time I am not getting into car wrecks and freaking out because someone famous is sitting at a cafe eating lunch and I happen to pass them on a drive. It's just neat to be around, the city is so energetic and full of life. You can't help but get outside and start the day because everyone else seems to be up and awake! Any of you SoCal dwellers, if you have any "must-see", or "must-do" things while we are here let me know!
here are some photos from the "sky gym" where husband is working--
|I know I look like I am going to fall asleep standing there.|
and I felt like it...I haven't recovered from the drive yet!
|see the hollywood sign?|
|oh hiii husband!|
I am planning on getting pretty buff at this gym. Starting tomorrow.
Husband is going to be my personal trainer. That could go WELL or not so well.
I hope it goes well or I will have to find something else to do to entertain myself
when he is away at work. Like drinking lots of the California wines-- which might result in
me acting like this---- just like this, in fact..
(no really. ask my husband..)
yes, I am watching toddlers and tiaras right now.
Don't judge me.
Don't judge me.