on the bus someone sings a mexican lovesong way out of tune, toda la via
notes from LA.
i've been off galivanting around southern cali with mi familia, soaking up the sunshine and balmy clime.
mikie showed us around his hang-outs.
here's where he works on hollywood blvd, the crazy-fancy W hotel.
despite the fact that it's a big sprawling concrete city and the pace is frantic and the traffic sucks and rampant superficiality and numerous other complaints and suffocating aspects, there are things i actually love about LA.
all my favorite colors springing up all over the place.
the mix of tropical and desert blooms:
great taquerias and fish tacos, like here at senor fish in eagle rock:
old fashioned locations and signs:
flowers flowers flowers blooming like persephone's own garden:
views from the surrounding hills:
strange and interesting shops like this:
taking public transportation everywhere: bus, train, metro.
(no matter how "ghetto" people say it is,
it seemed fine to us and actually super fun.)
walking for miles around los feliz and hollywood under the full moon breathing in that sweet night-blooming jasmine and orange blossoms.
spanish spoken everywhere
bum communities looking out for each other's well-being
real record shops
tiled rooftops, fountains, plazas, adobe and stucco
food food food food food
best of all, it never rained.
and i actually had to buy a pair of flip flops!
but my number one reason for loving LA is that this guy lives there:
mikie makes everything lively, to say the least.
oh and my family is super dorky and crazy. traveling together is NOT RELAXING.
but we love each other way too much to resist.
and by the way, happy april fool's day. wish i had a good trick for you. here was mine: i got home at 3:30 in the morning to find a dead birdie on the floor in my room that somehow darin had not noticed. (?) matted feathers and finch guts everywhere, made me want to vomit/cry/faint all at once. my proud little girly kitty's first kill to welcome me home. ugh. i guess that's life in the wild for you.
now off to check out life in blog world!