Qapla’ City of Angels; Hello Jewel City!

Yes, it’s true. After 16 years of living in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula, I’m throwing in the towel. I’ve spent three of those years in Westwood, one in Brentwood, a dozen in Los Feliz, and probably close to two years total commuting.

But weep not, Angelenos, and please don’t start planning a farewell parade. Not only can the city not afford it at this time, but I’m also not going far—I’ll be calling the city of Glendale my new home. (Quick, how do you say “Glendale” in Armenian?)

Wait a second, isn’t Glendale in L.A. County? What’s the big f***ing deal, you ask?

Well, sadly, I’m also leaving L.A. Metblogs.

It’s been a fun ride. It all started with Meanwhile, Back at the Swamp and ended with The Triumphant Return of Fred Rated. (Well, technically, it’s ending with this post, but you get the idea.)

Yup, 101 posts in just over two years. That’s not exactly prolific for a blogger, but it’s been enough to let me live comfortably without sacrificing my creative integrity.

Many thanks to editor extraordinaire Lucinda Michele, who gave me my first writing gig back when she was kicking ass at L.A. Alternative, and to all the other talented scribes and editors here at L.A. Metblogs.

For those of you who have enjoyed my posts on science fiction-related events throughout the city, I’d encourage you to visit my blog cetialpha5, which is being updated (in a “Lost”-like non-linear fashion) as we speak. Also, if you’re into the whole social media thing, you can also “like” me on Facebook.

And since I promised myself I wouldn’t get all sad and weepy-like, let me just leave you with this:

[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drOdRwD1JF0 [/youtube]

5 Replies to “Qapla’ City of Angels; Hello Jewel City!”

  1. Will miss your missives…good luck to you with the Glendalians. (My term coined years ago from when I worked at Brand and Lexington).

  2. oh no, it’s Glendarians (hey, Mike opened the door to the Armenian jokes).

    perhaps we’ll see you around in the comments? or maybe I’ll just see you around for realz, since I still work in Glendale. :)

  3. I’m so sorry we’re losing you. I have every confidence, though, that you’re on to bigger & better things! Not the least of which is being a dad to Mini Winders #1 and the newly-minted #2.

    Much love, Mike!

  4. Thanks, guys! I’ll miss being here. And yes, I’m sure I’ll be lurking around in the comments, firing my missives with extreme prejudice.

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