Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shake It Cali

Everyone hates dislikes blogs that rave about their smart, great, beautiful kids even though it is a huge temptation to DO it all the time.  People like the doom and gloom as it is relatable and makes us feel better as readers.  So I am not going to tell you anything about LO in this blog post but concentrate on all the crazy and cool stuff that has happened to me since moving to So CA.  People love reading about So CA, right??  Would we have that many gossip rags if they didn't?

Pro: I went to the Grammys and saw Madonna, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx perform
LO sleeps until 9 am-genius
Con: I was hit by a grocery truck that destroyed my car

Pro: I spent part of Valentine's Day with Rascal Flatts at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  DH was there and it was in the lobby bar for all of you dirty thinkers.  I had no idea who they were until we talked to them for 90 minutes and then I was still a bit clueless.
I told LO that we needed to put our shoes on to go outside to play with bubbles and she grabbed my black heels--genius!
Con: House prices are so high that we live in a teeny shack that causes a lot of frustration

Pro: I was on a yacht on Friday that had a bath tub in the master suite and crew quarters. 
LO screamed what sounded like thank you to a waitress-genius
Con: I was the last one on the boat and they had already turned the generator on so I spent half the trip with wet pants

Pro: I attended Benicio del Toro's bday party at the Sky Bar
LO learned to clap to a song in Spanish-genius
Con: The juxtaposition between extreme wealth and poverty living in this city is heart wrenching.

Pro: I have met a ton of celebrities and even more spottings.  I saw Michael Jackson shopping for crystal in Beverly Hills weeks before he died.
Con: People get too caught up in status and money and it makes me want to "slap a bitch"

Pro: DH and I try to hit up cool landmarks and tourist spots every other month, Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses, La Brea Tar Pits, museums. I like that we live somewhere where there is always something to do or see.
Con: Traffic

Pro: The beach is awesome to look at, dine by and drive by.
Con: We never go as I hate sand and it is a lot of effort

Pro: Most people have somewhat open minds about differences in race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, food and traditions.  It is refreshing.
Con: The schools are so bad that "Waiting for Superman" was relatable

Any pros for your area of the country? We are always looking to move out of this crazy place.  Sell me on being your neighbor or discourage me if you don't want to see my face.