'ello LA

Discussion in 'Community' started by LethalWolfe, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Don't know if anyone noticed a Lethal-less MR for the past coupla of weeks or not, but if you did and you missed me I'm back (more or less). During the past 2 weeks I moved from Indiana to LA and have started getting settled into my new place (Melrose & Fairfax area).

    I'm still in the unpacking phase. I need to get a couple of furniture odds and ends. And I still have no internet at the apartment (DSL will get activated on the 9th). All and all everything is on the up and up. Now if I can only find a job. :D

    It was time for a change of pace and it's nice to be back in the City of jadded Angels. ;)


    Lethal
     
  2. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    welcome back.

    so you're back in lala....just in time for the june gloom. :)

    you're living down by my old haunts...the moustache cafe and genghis cohen. pretty cool area.

    oh, and welcome back to the forums...haven't seen ya in the poli area in a long while. since you're back in l.a., you'll be a whimpering liberal like the rest of us in no time...
    ;)
     
  3. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    You moved from Indiana to LA without a job? You're a brave soul.

    Whereabouts did you live in Indiana?
     
  4. 748s macrumors 6502a

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    sometimes you JUST have to jump into the void empty handed.
    when change arrives you can't stop it.
    good on ya lethal.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Welcome back, LethalWolfe!

    How many visits to The Grove so far?

    (Here's something cool: Searching Yahoo for "the grove", you get Apple's store as the #1 hit. The web site for the shopping center itself is only #10!)
     
  6. zamyatin macrumors regular

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    Meanwhile, I'd go just about anywhere to get out of LA. Only condition is that I want a job to meet me there when I arrive!

    The LA Weekly informs me that 10,000 unlucky residents of LA die each year due to cancers caused by the smog. Many, many more die or suffer from lung and heart failure, asthma, etc.

    Wonderful what a city can do to itself when it refuses to build enough transit!
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    bah screw the LA Weekly. Los Angeles is a nice place to live for people with chronic lung diseases...meh, i guess i'll be saying that until i'm one of the 10,000+ unlucky residents.

    And Los Angeles transit isnt that bad, the problem is that its just so much more convenient to get from point x to point y via car or some other form of transportation.
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    LethalWolfe, your timing was good. You waited until the supermarket strike here was over, so you'll be able to eat once you have a job. We had to go without food for four and a half months (October 11 - February 26).
     
  9. JamesDPS macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm close to that neck of the woods, too -- used to live at Fairfax & Santa Monica, actually... anyways yeah the smog is why I used to smoke -- to build up a tolerance. I love LA, though -- I love being able to drive my car anywhere (LA drivers are actually pretty good -- I lived in Boston for 4 years so I've experienced BAD drivers), and the traffic really isn't all that bad if you know the proper routes (i.e. combination of freeway, surface streets, alleys, lawns...) and everyone knows that public transportation is for losers ;)
     
  10. janey macrumors 603

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    meh, i hate people who smoke :\
     
  11. JamesDPS macrumors regular

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    Wow you actually honored the strike? Granted, it was pretty tough to get any good deli products for a while, but it's not like food disappeared completely! Anyway it was a lot more fun going shopping when you get to barge through a group of bored-looking irritated protesters (half of whom don't even know why they're striking), especially since they have scramble to get out of your way if you just keep walking... not that I'm not sympathetic -- I understand that most of the workers needed to work and probably didn't want the strike, and that it didn't help them in the long run, etc. etc., but that's all the more reason not to honor the thing. I know guys who got good jobs at Ralphs -- like $18/hr just checking people out (they pay more like $20-30/hr for "skilled" jobs like slicing meat and cheese) -- because they were willing to ignore the unions. Pretty tough to make that kind of dough on a part time job with minimal prior experience... those supermarket people have it sweet! It's the employees at Wal Mart I feel REALLY bad for...
     
  12. JamesDPS macrumors regular

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    That's probably why I quit -- seems to be a common sentiment around here. "Hate" is a pretty strong word, though. But don't worry, I love you too!
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    meh :p
    how bout "strongly dislike"? i cant stand people who don't give a *&$# about laws and other people...some smokers are courteous and have common sense and stop smoking, but not too many. the rest are people who smoke regardless of who is nearby or what the laws may be.
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I would like to hear more about you adventure of going without food for four and a half months? :eek:
     
  15. LethalWolfe thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah, movin' to LA w/a job lined up would have been prefered, but not very realistic in my field (entertainment industry). To get a job in LA you need to be in LA.

    I had forgotten about the grocery strike until I walked in a Ralph's the other day and say a "welcome back" sign outside.

    Driving in LA is hit or miss. It either really sucks or is really fun, IMO. A lot has changed since the last time I was here (a couple of years ago). Especially all the new stuff going up in Hollywood.

    Now if only there was a Costco on my side of town... :D

    3rdpath, I won't turn into a whimpering liberal, but I will be a whinny conservative complaining about all the whimpering liberals. ;)

    Lethal
     
  16. janey macrumors 603

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    hehe. that supermarket strike was a pain in the ***...especially for thanksgiving, had to go to like 3 different places to get stuff for the dinner, and even after that i didnt get all the ingredients I would have liked to have gotten.
     
  17. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    the strike didn't affect me much because i do most of my shopping at trader joe's and whole foods. i used to get some stuff at albertsons but i honered the strike...which led me to find a small family owned place near my home...which i still use.

    i'm never going back to ralph's, vons or albertsons...greedy bastages.

    and lethal...it's a good time to be back in l.a....the entertainment biz has finally turned the corner and seems to be getting much stronger.
     
  18. JamesDPS macrumors regular

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    Hey Lethal what is it you do exactly? Just curious... anyway I'm off to sleep so I apologize in advance for not replying for a long time ;)
     
  19. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    The strike wasn't sooo bad. Just had to put up with standing in long lines at Stater Bros. and listening to all my right wing neighbors, friends, etc. (read: everyone I know in this godforsaken cowpoke tumbleweed town) call the strikers lazy selfish bastards—although considering the way they sold out new hires, this isn't so far from the truth. :rolleyes:
     
  20. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    "Entertainment Industry" is vague. What do you do?

    Actor? Musician? Technical Crew? Porn Star?

    I'm from Fort Wayne, if you were wondering...
     
  21. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    Well, from his extensive knowledge of Final Cut Pro that he posts to answer questions, and his knowledge of different cameras, and his knowledge of production equipment, it would lead me to believe that he is most likely an Editor. But, I could be wrong.

    agreenster, you're in Fort Wayne, eh? Never been up there. We Southern Indianan's tend to keep to the south. As you can see, my home is in New Albany (5 min. from Louisville, KY), but I go to school in Evansville.
     
  22. LethalWolfe thread starter macrumors G3

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    RBMaraman hit the nail on the head. I'm an editor.

    I've been to Ft. Wayne a couple of times but it was to go to concerts. The farthest north I got on a consistent basis was Muncie 'cause I went to Ball State.


    Lethal
     
  23. zamyatin macrumors regular

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    Everywhere I've lived, it's always been "those other drivers are bad, we're good" or something to that effect. Back in NY, it was drivers from Jersey who got the bad rap (and Floridians!). In Boston, they complained about New York. Etc. My theory is that every place is equally bad.

    However, I was riding in a car with an acquaintance in Boston who was a truly terrifying driver. He was pushing his BMW almost against the bumper of the car in front of us, and talking all the time: "I'm pressuring you! I'm going to make you go faster..." (Only us passengers could hear him, of course.) In front of that car was a horse pulling a wagon, so there was no chance of making them speed up. Finally, he quickly whipped out into another lane and sped past both the car and the horse.

    In LA, nobody expects or prepares for pedestrians. Every time I walk down a sidewalk, I am cut off by cars rushing out of their driveways. They pull right across the sidewalk, then stop and look for oncoming cars. They never look for people walking, forcing me to go all the way around them or to jump on the hood and scream obscenities. It's just not a good situation.

    I just get so bored driving, I can't explain it. I hate having to fold myself up to fit in a car, I hate how awkward they are at turning, reversing direction, storing in my parking garage or finding a place to park. I hate how much you don't see of the place you are passing through when confined to a car, and I really hate spending so much money on insurance, fuel, maintenance and all the rest.
     
  24. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Coming out of a driveway, drivers in Los Angeles who don't look for pedestrians are probably getting that habit because they so rarely see a pedestrian there. The same reason they don't check for meteors. In downtown L.A. or Westwood or downtown Santa Monica, where there are lots of pedestrians, drivers expect to see them and are usually pretty tolerant (with exceptions of course). In quiet areas, everyone drives to work or school, so who needs to watch for pedestrians there?
     

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