Los Angeles: Yep. I’m Still Here.

-by Amy Yen

I meant to do a “year in LA” reflection post, but you know. Things got busy. Still, I’m pretty sure I am in the general vicinity of the year-and-a-half mark, so I thought I’d put something up. Also, it’s still January, so I can even double it as a new year post!

Here’s to…new places.

Things I miss most about Texas: No state income tax. Winter is one week. There is parking everywhere. The sky is clear and blue. My favorite frozen pizza is 89 cents there! (Boston $1.49, LA $3.00!) Blue Bell ice cream. The fact that, if you are from there, you can be really elitist about barbeque.

Things I miss most about Boston: Public transit, no matter how much we complained about it, actually went to basically anywhere worth going to in the city (I’m looking at you, Los Angeles Metro). My school, in the theatre district, really made it feel like going to a true school of the arts. My work, in the financial district, really made it feel like working in a big city. The month & a half out of the year that are not winter are actually kinda nice.

Things I love about LA (so far): Palm trees lining the streets. People take Whole Foods very seriously. I can see the ocean from my office. I’ve officially been here a year & a half (or something like that) & have not experienced winter.

To another year.

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