As I write this, I’m sitting in the living room of my friend’s home about 2 blocks from the famous Hollywood Boulevard. I’ve been here since the 9th and won’t be home until the 30th. The plan was to come here for 2 weeks and then return to the south, but I’ve been having too much fun, and actually swapped out my tickets for an even cheaper flight, so I figured I’d stay another week.
My birthday is August 4th, but I always celebrate the entire month (in my house, we call it birthday month). It’s been the best birthday month yet and a great vacation gift to myself.
Being my first time in Los Angeles, I’m a bit overwhelmed as I’ve never been to such a big place in my life (other than flight layovers). I’ve had the chance to meet some interesting people, and experience a slightly different culture than the southern living I’m accustomed to.
Regardless of the differences, I’ve fallen in love with the place thus far. I’ve made some new friends, had some interesting experiences and conversations along the way.
In fact, this article is inspired from a conversation I’ve had most recently with a lady I met through my friend who’s hosting me. [Read more…]