Sunday, June 7, 2009

Things I forget I miss/don't miss about California and other non wine related things

As some of you know, I spent 3 1/2 "formative" years in L.A. back in the late 90s, early 00s. Everytime I come back to California, there are always things I find that I miss - and several that I don't. Here are a few of my favorite/least favorite things!

Miss:

-Great hair days due to dry weather

-Salsa always comes as a condiment with breakfast and they're really used to special orders (not not every place charges more for egg whites)

-Everyone's laid back attitude

-Local, fresh produce almost year round

Don't Miss:

-Everyone's laid back attitude - while driving

-Los Angelenos who think that every good idea and every good thing originates in L.A.

-People who's first question is "who are you with" (meaning, which studio, t.v. network or talent agency do you work for; I'm about to start telling people I'm the heir to the Oscar Mayer wiener fortune)

Oh, and on a completely un-related side note, I ended up getting a VW bug as my rental car and though it doesn't have as much pick up as my actual car, it sounds like the muffler could use an upgrade and it has a tough time cornering around the twists and turns in the area, it's been fun to drive and seems to suit me for this trip. Wouldn't work for me back in Jersey, though! The potholes would devour the pour bug.

Thanks for letting me share!

-Alli

1 comment:

elliej said...

Things I don't miss about California: Having Alli living within a 2-hour drive from me...