June 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’m quite new and old to this blogging thing. But I guess let’s just jump right into it.
I’m a college student in southern California which probably makes you think that I’m out in the world experiencing everything that’s out there for the first time. This is true. I grew up in Northern California, specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, so being seven hours away from home and any sort of authority figure is new as well as liberating. I’ve lived in southern California for two years now and I must say that I am in love.
I remember the weekend that I fell in love with southern California. Last year, I was living in the dorms and one weekend couple of my hallmates invited me over to stay for the weekend in their hometown of Los Angeles. We had two big things planned to do for the weekend: LACMA and Venice Beach. LACMA is probably one of the best museums I have been to thus far in my life. It has such a comprehensive collection that I wouldn’t be done looking at one thing before I got sucked into the next one. I couldn’t resist the gift store and I bought some quality colored pencils that I still use today.
Venice Beach lived up to all of my expectations. It has such a unique “surfer meets reggae meets tattoos” culture that I haven’t seen anywhere else before. Plus, I don’t know where else I would be able to get ice cream sandwiches where I can pick out the kind of cookie and the exact flavor of ice cream I wanted. Unfortunately, it was too cold that day to do any sort of tanning or swimming without being covered in goose pimples. During this weekend we also went to 3rd Street Promenade to look around the absolutely amazing shopping there and also to eat dinner at Buddha’s Belly. We also went to the Santa Monica Pier to play air hockey at the arcade which may gotten really competitive.
Overall, it was a really busy weekend. I was definitely dead tired at the end of it but it was worth it. The funny thing is that I wasn’t able to walk away with a single picture from this trip. I’m not the type to bust out my camera at every chance I get but I am the type to take a couple memorable pictures of the things I see. But not that time. I have gone back several times to those places and have taken pictures but they don’t hold the same memories. In any case, I’m in love with southern California. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a convert… but I’m more than happy to be living here.