My car-less state has been getting me down lately, so whenever I’m not working like crazy, I’ve been looking for stuff to do that’s easily accessible via train or bus. When I saw Xeni’s post about tonight’s RES screening, I thought, “Hey, isn’t the Egyptian Theater near a Metro stop?”
A quick check of Metro’s trip planner revealed that I wouldn’t even have to walk to the red line — a bus to Hollywood and Highland stops right on my corner. It was really easy to get to the show, and fun to watch a bunch of music videos on the big screen (there were lots of puppets and a few kittens involved).
I wasn’t looking forward to waiting at the bus stop by myself afterwards, but I ended up having a long chat with some guy from Connecticut who moved to L.A. to become a rock star. We talked about about how great L.A. is if you’re used to east coast winters, and he told me that if I really want to make my dreams come true, it’s not about hoping, it’s about planning.
I’m still “planning” to get a car as soon as I can afford one, but in the meantime, does anyone have any other suggestions for fun stuff to do that’s public-transportation accessible?