LA, I Love You?

11 Mar

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Here’s the thing about LA.  Most of the time it just sucks.  It costs $40 an hour to park at Target.  (True story.  Talk to Caitlin’s debit card about that one.)  You get a ticket for even thinking about parking in Venice.  On a sunny day it can take an hour and a half just to get out of Malibu.  Just out of Malibu!

Don’t even get me started on The 405.

Every time I venture into LA I vow never to do so again.  I vow to stay in my little Malibu bubble and eat Lily’s breakfast burritos and watch Dawson’s Creek until the day I die, alone, miserable and surrounded by diet coke cans.

And then I go to the Griffith Observatory and forget what I was upset about.  I forget that it took me three hours to get there, and in that time I could have driven to the middle of Mexico.  (Don’t quote me on that.) I find myself starting to think:

Wow, I wasn’t expecting LA to be so beautiful!

Look–the Hollywood sign!  Pretend to be famous!

I’m pretty sure this view was featured on 90210 and my life is now complete!

And then, inexplicably, I hear myself say, “You know what?  I should come to LA more.”

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PS: Guys, my camera died right when the sunset was getting really, showstoppingly, heartbreakingly beautiful.  I didn’t handle this well.  Ask Rob.  He heard me repeat over and over that I was so so so so so so so so upset about this.  I’ve decided I must return, this time with a fully charged camera, sensible shoes, and a picnic.

It’s so so so so so so so so going to happen.

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3 Responses to “LA, I Love You?”

  1. Alyssa March 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I’ve had a secret desire to go there ever since seeing it on 90210. Preferably with my very own Dylan McKay.

  2. Linnea Farnsworth March 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Does the Target validate at all?? I had to pay to park at Safeway to buy a few freaking vegetables for soup the other night, but fortunately they validated if you were there less than an hour.

    Stupid expensive cities.

    • jillianlorraine March 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

      Apparently the Target did validate but we found this out after our car was next in line to exit. There was a huge line of cars behind us, none of which were willing to let us back up. Disaster.

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