Hopefully when I’m out this Saturday it doesn’t come to this. If it does then I’ll know that I was justified in staying in last year.
Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’
In the first episode of the second season of True Detective there’s a scene where a highway patrol policeman pulls over someone cutting off traffic. It was filmed at the exit out of Hollywood that I take every day to get onto the 101. I think this officially means that I live in LA that I’m now starting to recognize Los Angeles in TV shows or movies.
Also my life has gone through so many changes in such a short period of time it’s like my brain needs to catch up and realize that everything that is happening is actually happening. Just like until I owned black cats I thought it was dumb in movies when people mistake objects for other things. It always seemed trite or corny when people in movies say they feel like they’re in a dream, but I kind of get that now.
This is what it’s come to.
This is actually a story that a friend of mine told me when they were at coffee shop in Santa Monica.
Oh and today’s the 12th anniversary of Kick in the Head! According to my comic’s folder that’s nearly 3500 strips (and photos from when I was doing that) O_O
Thanks to everyone who is still enjoying the strip!
It’s been a while since there was a day I could stay indoors completely guilt free because of rain, but yesterday was one of them. I actually made some decent progress on a long term side project that I’ve been working on. Right now it involves a lot of design and Adobe Illustrator which I’m still not very comfortable with at all.
I’m slowly getting better but man, design is hard.
The difference in temperature between morning and afternoon during the Winter here is anywhere from 20-30°F. So just waiting a few hours means it’s 70 degrees outside in the Winter. I actually did exercise in the afternoon one time when I wasn’t working during the day and it was actually kind of too hot 😛
I’ve almost lived in Los Angeles for a year now and I still don’t fully understand that every day I’m either nearby or inside Hollywood where almost all the movies and TV that I watch are made. I was at my friend’s place and when I was going home he told me to make sure to avoid the area around where the Golden Globes are held because usually traffic is terrible around that area. I’m used to thinking how all the award shows are “over there” and not “right here.”
Yesterday morning the temperature was around 32°F. During the day it’s been in the 50s which isn’t really a big deal unless you live in an apartment with no central heat which I think is most apartments here. It’s supposed to be in the mid 70s next week, so this stretch of days is probably the only time I’ll have to use this for a while.
I had a gig recently that required commuting via the 405 which is a notoriously bad freeway to commute on. I quickly found out that the amount of time you spend on the 405 is pretty consistent. Sure there are tons of people and slowdown, but it didn’t vary all that much. No, what changed the commute time by 10-20 minutes just GETTING TO the 405.
So I started trying out Waze because it supposedly has better GPS navigation that’s crowdsourced etc. I’ll probably do more on Waze later, but during the week it was raining a lot this struck me as funny. Also, they have one “Warning: Fog up ahead.”
As said before, the commute for my current gig is an hour in the morning and at night can be at LEAST that long. Stupidly I’ve just been listening to the same music each step of the way, and only yesterday did I think to myself that I have a backlog of “This American Life” episodes that I haven’t listened to because I didn’t have a commute.
For the number of episodes I have I should be caught up by early next week.