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Stuck in California
Monday, Dec 18, 2006 from San Diego, California
Posted: Dec 18, 2006 | 335 words | 3 Comments
I took a photo of the “Welcome to California” sign over a month ago on November 16th. That was a long time ago. I’m stuck! I can’t get out of California. Honestly, part of me doesn’t want to leave. But I gotta keep moving. Granted I took a few days in New York City and a long week in Hawai’I, and I’ve done a lot of different things here. I always feel that the hundreds of photos and blogs aren’t even enough to tell all the stories and all the experiences.
Right now I’m thinking of a couple songs I have on my iPod. Beth Hart’s song “L.A. Song” has the following lyrics: “Man I gotta get outta this town ?Outta this town & out of L.A.” Another song is “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Mary Schmich which says: “Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.” And one of my favorite songs of all time, which doesn’t have to do with the situation as much, is called “Drinking in L.A.” by Bran Van 3000. It goes back to when I was 16 years old and driving around with Andrew listening to that song. It’s the best driving song in the history of cars.
So I’ll get out of California eventually, probably tomorrow, but not necessarily. It’s hard to leave these people, they’re good friends and I want to move in. If I didn’t “have” to keep going, I probably wouldn’t. I can definitely see myself crashing in Southern California with someone for a while, looking for a job in the snowboard, skateboard, or advertising industry and just working on independent projects. California has been good to me. It’s a huge state with over 1⁄10 of the U.S. population and some amazing things to see. I hardly scratched the surface, but I have more than just a hunch that I’ll be back for some longer quality time.
Comment by Emily
From Oneonta, NY
I love it - Drinkin In L.A. has been my myspace song forever - even after so much time we still have stuff in common - fantastic!
Comment by Carl and Heide
From Henderson , NV
When are planning to be here? Should try for the New Years Eve on the strip!!! or sooner!!! Later in January we may have company and then there is the big rockshow in Quarzite to go to. We would love to see you soon. Heide
Comment by angela
From ferndale, MI
"Honestly, part of me doesn’t want to live." I think you meant, "leave...!" Hehe.