My old man gets back from ten days in LA, staying in Pico-Robertson and Westwood.
And the first thing he says to me, bewildered, is "WHERE THE HELL ARE THE MEXICANS? I'M AT RESTAURANTS, EATING, AND ALL THE WAITERS AND KITCHEN STAFF ARE WHITE HOW DO THEY EXPECT ME TO EAT MY FOOD LIKE THAT? I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEIR HANDS HAVE BEEN OR IF THEY KNOW HOW TO COOK THE FOOD."
He's taking a Spanish intensive so he can travel to the East Side for a decent meal.
>What do you do? > >How do you live? > >What do you need around you? > >I am around of ton of NY transplants.. there will always be >love for NY but most of em are over living there... at least >right now.. me included.. > >
Write. Graphics (print and video). VFX. Edit.
I actually get paid pretty well to do it. Am in a union. It supports my family.
I don 't know wtf I need anymore. LOL. I'm an asshole New Yorker to the bone gristle, but lately, I feel like I could use an extended change of pace. Raise my kid close to the Pacific. Send him to a good school. Makes sure he claims a set of Piru with progressive principles and good job placement.
16. "live near your work and you'll be good." In response to Reply # 15
since traffic DOES suck ass. that or live near metro so you can take it into work. i really think the weather makes up for a lot of things. you'll appreciate the 75 degree winters while nyc and the entire eastern seaboard is in the teens and twenties.
26. "This sound about right" In response to Reply # 16 Tue Mar-03-15 12:59 AM by lfresh
Or if you can work from home
It's the only thing that screwed the pooch for my cousin Had to get a bigger apt for his daughter Rented that duplex Schools are way better But yeah he doesn't like the commute
He was in heaven in Santa Monica biking to work
Also Mongo if you are thinking just lifestyle change in general So many damn healthy outdoor activities That part seems awesome too
Another friend with two boys are constantly snowboarding and skating boarding with them Outdoor activities seems to be a way of life there ~~~~ When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. Live so that when you die, you rejoice, and the world cries. ~~~~ You cannot hate people for their own good.
17. "If you don't wanna be here, stay dat azz away!!!!!" In response to Reply # 0
J/K but not really. I really do feel like too many people move to L.A. and complain about EEEEEEEVVERY every every every single little thing. And 80% of the complaints can be translated into "It's not New York!" And not because NY is actually better in each and every way, but trivial dumb shit!
For example....why do people from the East Coast visit and complain about clubs ending at 2AM....yet they still complain about the fact that there is a three hour time change? That means it feels like 5AM when the club ends! They get tired at Midnight anyway!
Or they really complain about the weather, on some "I hate being in L.A. during the Holidays because it doesn't feel like Christmas if I can wear shorts outside and go to the beach. It's no snow or anything!"
But yeah...if you actually want to be here, or are open to enjoying it, you easily can and will. Otherwise....make that one way ticket a two way ticket.
20. "Been out here 7 months and I love it " In response to Reply # 0
But I was coming from Florida, not NYC. As a lot of people have said in this post, it is what you make it. I knew coming in that there were some things that weren't super ideal but there are more things that I do appreciate that make it all worth it.