Los Angeles has never been more beautiful. The sun warms my face everywhere I go. Compared to Syracuse, it is godly. I started working at VOX INC. I don’t know what to make of this company. One day has gone by since I worked there. It’s a bit casual. I work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-5. It’s interesting to be working out in the field: getting break at 12:30 to go out and eat lunch, getting work piled on you until the day runs out, and receiving orders from people multiple times throughout an hour- that’s life.
January 7th, 2011
I woke up to the brand new day: Day 3 in Los Angeles, Day 2 in Burbank. I picked up Michael Richman, my roommate, from the not so classy Bob Hope Burbank airport. It’s pretty interesting that there is an airport literally 10 minutes away from my apartment. If anyone has any interest in visiting me at Burbank…that would be the airport to go to from Seattle/wherever you are from.
Fun fact of the day: I saw Denis Leary at the Oakwood apartments leasing office. Hello, Captain Stacy! I got like all 6 year old girly because he plays a pretty somewhat significant role in the new reboot of Spider-man (in 3-D). I texted a few peeps saying he was literally 2 feet away from me. I feel like a little 10 year old going nuts over his/her first erection.
Derek Siegel, Mikey, and I decided it would be nice to go to In & Out burger. My stupid GPS decided to take me off track and land me away from the closet joint in Burbank. Surprisingly, we ended up at Hollywood Blvd with them fancy Walk of Fame stars. Another fan boy scream.
I must add that In and Out is really good for a drive through/sit down fast food joint, but overall Id rather eat a five guys burger + fries. Yum Yum.
Afterwards, we ended up having people over for some juice and candy and met a few more peeps for the LA program.
Tomorrow, I go out and really experience L.A.
January 6th, 2011
Day 2 in Los Angeles and I finally moved into my apartment at Oakwood. I like what I see. Except before I went to sleep, I saw a disgusting ass spider on my window. I tried to kill it but it disappeared. Now I’m probably sleeping with a spider.
Anyways, I unpacked and put my shit away. First thing I ate? Ramen! Then I started reading about this guy who was homeless until he got discovered for his amazing radio voice. I wish I was like that man.
I picked up Mark Schenker from the LAX airport at 1230, went back to the Oakwood, and helped Mark sort of move in. I met Andrew Graham’s parents and discovered their kindness and generosity as they invited Mark and I out to dinner at Vitello’s. Delicious food I must say. I got to know Andrew a little better and go to know more about the Grahams. Thank you for the dinner
Mark and I parted ways with the Grahams and headed to a familiar old grocery: Albertson’s. I got a few essentials: milk, cereal, eggs, olive oil. Yes
Around 8 (because I am a loner), I went to Y118 (Mark, Andrew, Jamie’s place) and chilled with some soda and watched some Jersey Shore. I think I’m starting to realize why people like it so much. I may have to start from Season 1.
Successful day number 2
January 4th, 2011-January 5th, 2011
I arrived to Los Angeles on the 5th of January, 2011. It took Grace and I about 22 hours to drive from Mukilteo, WA. With a few stops along the way, we made it the Sacramento the first night (a total of 15 hours). The second day, we arrived around 6 p.m….right when L.A was at the climax of “mad’ traffic. Since I couldn’t move into the Oakwood Apartments until the 6th, I stayed a night at Grace’s USC apartment. Spacious, and luxurious. There was this one black guy who was working there that just gave us a free night of parking because Grace didn’t have her key to get into her own parking garage. We then did a little exploring around the USC area: went to Chipotle, ate at Yogurtland, and got a tour of USC and their amazing film school. Successful first day.