So, I moved to LA.
It was a long planning process, leaving my heart and mind so much time to be back and forth between doubt and certainty. In the meantime, my California-experienced boyfriend was sure to fill me in on what to expect and what will most likely surprise me.
The following is a list of what my predisposition of LA consisted of:
- People are rude
- People are really rude
- People drive like maniacs
- Traffic sucks
- Going to the bar is like taking out a small loan
- Everyone is in a gang
- There are drugs and heroin needles lining the curbs
- You will never see the sky again
Now, ask me, "why after all of those things would I decide to move here?"
The following is a list of why I moved to LA from Nebraska:
- It's not snowing
So, now that I've lived here for a whopping two weeks, the following is a list of what I've really experienced:
- People have been really nice - I think my devout certainty of rude people is being over compensated for people actually being humans, and not assholes.
- People drive like maniacs - This is still fairly true. Some people are nuts. I was honked at 12 times the first week I was here. My middle finger has had a lot of use.
- Traffic sucks - This is absolutely still totally true. It takes me a little over an hour to drive to work. I looked it up on google maps and was disappointed to find it's 22.4 miles away from my house.
- If you find the right bars, you can still get cheap drinks - Thank Christ.
- Not everyone is a Blood or a Crip - It took me 23 years to realize it was crip and not crypt. Although given the choice, blue is my favorite color.
- I haven't stepped on any heroin needles - We went to the beach and my roommate stepped on a bee. That's about as close as we got.
- I can see the stars on my patio - Smog is a problem here, but I'm far enough out of downtown LA, I actually get to enjoy the sky, so, booyah.
All in all, I was pretty much wrong. Turns out, this place is pretty f'in great.
Thanks for soundin' down.
A catechism ( //; Ancient Greek: κατηχισμός from kata = "down" + echein = "to sound", literally "to sound down" (into the ears), is a summary or exposition of doctrine, traditionally used inChristian religious teaching from New Testament times to the present. Catechisms are doctrinal manuals often in the form of questions followed by answers to be memorized, a format that has been used in non-religious or secular contexts as well.