With my car in the shop, I’m blogging from the back of the number 4 bus, currently tearing down Santa Monica Blvd. at a breakneck 2 miles an hour.I’ve been walking and bussing a lot the past coupla days, and it’s amazing how different this city looks from that perspective. For one thing, it’s much uglier. The strip malls are gargantuan, endless. On foot, it’s easy to get lost in the sprawl. For the first time, I think I understand just how frickin’ HUGE Los Angeles is.