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April 2008



Brain Dump Monday: LA vs. OC

So ever since I moved out here to Los Angeles, I’ve lived in west LA. It’s been almost 10 years now….I can’t believe it!! Now that I am looking to buy a house, we’ve been looking in the Orange County area since housing is a lot cheaper out there and plus I prefer that area for raising a family vs. w. la. Despite those reasons, I wasn’t really looking forward to moving away from w. la. I’m so used to this area. I feel like we’re in the middle of everything I like to go to, it’s closer to work for me, I’ll miss the eating and shopping and most importantly, it’s where a lot of our friends live! Hopefully, we’ll still all hang out after I move. That’s another thing that sucks about LA…it’s so freaking big and there is so much traffic everywhere that it’s hard to get people together. Sigh…I wish everyone would just move to OC with me!! :P

But after thinking about it for a long time, I’m really looking forward to living in Orange County. I think I’m ready for a change. I’ll be sure to keep in touch with my w. la friends and it will give me a reason to come out here…to see them and all of the places I like out here! So I bring you my list of why I’m looking forward to living in OC:

1. I can’t wait to buy a house. This wouldn’t be possible if we lived in W. LA where it could be up to twice as much for the same type of house. I can’t wait to decorate and make a place all mine (and boyrobot’s of course ha ha). I can’t wait to make it “us” and a place I can really call home. I’m tired of living in apartments where the rent goes up every year. No more of that!!!
2. I’m looking forward to making new friends. We know a lot of people in OC that we’re just not that close to since we’re so far from them now. But if we live out there, maybe we can become better friends! I’m looking forward to inviting people over for dinner parties hehe.
3. Biking! I love how the streets are so wide out in huntington beach and there are bike lanes everywhere. I’m definitely going to get a bike and go biking to the beach and stuff. I can’t wait!
4. food – i love all of the eating options out there. viet food galore and so cheap! they also have a lot of korean options. plus boyrobot’s mom lives there and she always wants to feed us haha.
5. shopping – there’s a wide variety of shopping options out in orange county…from high end malls to this really cool flea market by boyrobot’s house

So yeah…I can’t wait to see what OC has in store for me!


Comment from RiSE
Posted: April 28, 2008 at 1:38 pm

6. Food.

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: April 28, 2008 at 5:23 pm

The OC? Isn’t that filled with conservative red-state types? You know….the enemy. Last time I was there, it was a sea of hummers with yellow ribbons, FOX news vans, and fat people waving tiny American flags.

You should come raise your kids here in San Francisco, where the real backbone of America lives: gays and homeless!

(and occasionally gay homeless)

Comment from Celebry
Posted: April 29, 2008 at 3:09 am

I think you should come and live in the United Kingdom some where in Manchester or wales. the prices on houses are quite cheap.

I wish you all the best.

Comment from Andy
Posted: April 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Best of luck on the move and shopping for a house! Jaci and I looked at over 40 of ’em before we fell in love. We just KNEW it was our house even before we went inside the place.

Where did you move to California from? I would love to move out to the beautiful West Coast. I have friends in West Hollywood and it is so fun to go out there for visits. But I am stuck in Nebraska land for now, I suppose. Oh well…

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: April 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I actually came from oklahoma so not too far from you :)

Comment from Yangbot
Posted: April 30, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I think #1 is the best reason! Everytime I see a couple’s place it makes me anticipate the day when Chris and I can have a real place that we can call our own! Oh well, we’ll just have to rent it out for now and enjoy everyone else’s place!