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Old 06-22-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Well a lot of people outside of LA thinks that LA is like NYC in the west.

It's its own thing
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Another thing I've noticed is that the people here are super nice. I've yet to meet a complete hole. LA folk are nicer than even Texans which I found the most surprising.

Is this normal for LA?
No. Not at all. You haven't met me yet and I'm glad about that.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:02 AM
 
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No. Not at all. You haven't met me yet and I'm glad about that.
Never known anyone to be this candid about being a jerk but if it works for you then by all means.

Also anyone hear of a company called Donor Services Group? I read their ad and was wondering if it was a good company in LA to work for.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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So far I take back what I said about LA not being exceptional.
That's probably a good idea. You don't want to come off as someone who makes knee jerk decisions about such a massively spread-out city after a mere two days of being there.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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I have actually found this city to be way more fascinating than NYC
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Well a lot of people outside of LA thinks that LA is like NYC in the west.

It's its own thing
You need not listen to those people. The folks in L.A. don't.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Well I finally made it to LA and I love it so far. It's definitely an eclectic town. It reminds me a lot of Houston only with a ton of scenery.

First I have to ask why are whole sections of this town stuck in the 80's? The buildings looks like they haven't been renovated for twenty years and there is a huge retro look to the town. Everyone keeps telling me that I live in the nicest part of NoHo bordering Burbank but while the area doesn't look ghetto, it does look really old. I guess I just have to adjust to what's considered nice in LA.

I love the mix of food, the relatively low cost of it, as I've noticed mostly gas and rent seem to be the big killers here. The metro rail was exciting and it reminds me of the T in Boston.

This might be a ridiculous thing to say but I feel like one of the taller people in this town which is a big switch from Texas where I was pretty average. At 5'11 ,6'0 with shoes I didn't feel like the shortest guy in the room like I did in Houston.

There is a noticeable class divide unlike I have ever seen before. Even worse than NYC. This is a town where you clearly know who has money and who doesn't. I feel bad because a lot of people here look spent.


I over dressed for this town too. I pictured it so much to look like Manhattan that I only brought my best clothes and everywhere I go people stare at me (in NOHO) like I'm a northeastern transplant or wandered off from Pepperdine. Point is, I look super douchey preppy. I need to just buy some shorts and t shirts.

I've been here three days and still haven't seen the beach yet which I will do today. Is there a way to get to the beach or as close as you can to to the beach on the rail? I do not mind walking the rest of the way even if it is a few miles.

So far it's been great and the town isn't as intimidating as I thought. It's not NYC on the West Coast like I thought. It's really just another town. A cool town, no doubt, but nothing too our of the ordinary besides the gorgeous scenery.
Huh you really cant tell who has money and who does. I know a million people with range rovers that live in the ghetto and tons of people who dress really nice yet they live in the valley.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Huh you really cant tell who has money and who does. I know a million people with range rovers that live in the ghetto and tons of people who dress really nice yet they live in the valley.
Can't dress well or have "have money" and live in the valley?


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Old 06-25-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Can't dress well or have "have money" and live in the valley?

Like, eww, grody, gag me with a spoon.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I actually noticed the retro thing too. I actually thought it was kinda cool, though. I mean Sunset is pretty much what I imagined it might've looked like 20 or even 30 years ago. There's a really neat mid-late 20th century vibe going on there, I guess that was California's 'golden age' so there's a lot of building stock and infrastructure from that era. Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica seem pretty contemporary though.

I also felt tall, and I'm not as tall as you. I've been to Houston and I find it hard to believe at 6 feet you felt like one of the shortest guys in the room. Let's not exaggerate here, unless you hang out with a lot of basketball players or athletes or something.
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