Sunday, June 15, 2008

In Defense of LA

Admit it: your probably think it's kind of cool to hate on LA. It's smoggy, right? And full of women with fake breasts and even faker personalities? And everybody is aspiring to be the next Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. They spend all day at the beach and all night partying, right?

Yeah, not so much.

Excuse me if this is not, in fact, your perception of Los Angeles. Feel free to go check out another blog during this rant. I've recommended a few on the right side of this page.

However, if you do think that LA is one sinner short of Soddam and Gommorah, please hang around.

I hear people LA bash all the time. Even people that live here! The have the aforementioned complaints as well as complaining about the weather. Apparantley, it's boring.

Look, I admit that I'm a transplant, so maybe Los Angeles holds some sort of glamour appeal for me. However, in my time here, I've learned some things. Los Angeles is a very hard city to make it in. It's expensive, it's crowded and there are dozens of people just like you, all waiting for opportunity to knock. People here work hard, because they have to. They work long hours at thankless jobs to try and acheive their goals. They spend hours in their cars and hundreds on gas. They are always "on" because you never know who you are going to meet. They do not suffer fools lightly.

Sure, there is a certain SoCal stereotype that applies. A lot of women are blonde. People diet a lot and eat more organic foods. The three most spoken languages are English, Spanish and Industry.

But, hey, don't knock it until you've tried it. Everyone's life isn't 90210, but we're all trying to live the dream.

1 comment:

Janelle Dakota's blog said...

I don't hate on LA! I have family there.