Recently, an old friend came to Southern California, including the Los Angeles area, from Northern Illinois, for business and some R&R. Here are the impressions that he relayed to me:
–The weather is “gorgeous.” Yuh, that’s a big reason why I moved here. I did not want to tell him that these are among the coldest days and nights we’ve had this season.
–The vanilla shakes at Bob’s Big Boy in Temecula are “great.” However, the shrimp stir fry with said vanilla shake, “not so good.”
–The women are “thin” and “beautiful.” Yuh, see response re: weather.
–The gelato on the Third Street Promenade is “very pricey.”
–“Did you see that guy’s jacket? It had all kind of crazy shapes on it.”
–(Upon seeing a young woman with a t-shirt for a dress, which barely covered her ass): “No, I don’t see that in Northern Illinois.”
–(Upon seeing a long procession of classic low-riders drive and park on the Santa Monica Pier): “No, I don’t see that in Northern Illinois either.”
–“I love it here. I want to move here. But my wife and children don’t want to hear about it.”
1 Bob’s Big Boy bobblehead
1 Pair “old skool” Adidas from retro shoe shop in Manhattan Beach
1 Panasonic Portable DVD player from Costco (for plane ride back)
1 DVD “Sideways”
1 DVD “Walk the Line”
1 pricey gelato
And one good time in Southern California.
(Photos taken by Midwest Friend with Blackberry)