Tuesday, May 28, 2013

And so the adventure begins...

I am finally in Los Angeles and so far the trip has been interesting; I want to mention that my great friend Marissa decided to jump on this journey with me. I am so thankful for her because if not this trip would not have been the same with out her.  So when I say WE I mean Marissa.
Coming into LA was kind of a shock, we were both super nervous and I think we expected it to be so much more. You know how you picture a famous city and you picture it to be everything you see in movies, well that is exactly how we pictured West Hollywood to be and it wasn’t. We live in the neighborhood area not the clubbing, ritsy town in lights area. So, of course we were nervous and coming from Oklahoma everyone has warned us to be safe. They have practically scared us into believing that the moment we arrive in LA we will be cracked out, kidnapped, sex slaves within the hour but I am happy to tell you that did not happen.
We are renting a room in a woman’s home, her name is Pam and she is a hippie. Tapestry everywhere, long gray hair, tie dye shirts and the smell of patchouli in a trail behind her. She sleeps in the living room on a bunk bed and we have our own room, its pretty comfortable here. We unpacked our things and went out to go eat– we decided to go to a small Thai restaurant and afterwards we drove around the city.
After driving around and seeing all the neat businesses I lost some nervous jitters and got really excited about the city I get to explore all summer!
— so anyway we headed back to Pam’s house and I had to do something I never do in Oklahoma.
I do not ever parallel park- I think the last time I parallel parked was five years ago during my driving test.
So you can imagine how awful I was at parking. Pull in, back up, turn wheel, pull out, back up, turn wheel, back up, pull in, ect… for about 10 mins.
As this was happening a few people were sitting on their porch watching– laughing and hopefully feeling a little sorry for the trouble I was having. Finally we park…. kinda… straight and get out of my car. One man from the group yells “Finally, you did it!” haha in a laughing manner and they then invite us over for wine. Marissa and I did not go in their home (WE HEARD YOU PARENTS) but we did stand outside and talk to them for awhile and they told us a little more about the city and the cool spots to check out! We then exchanged numbers and hopefully have some friends!!! WOO HOO 6 hours in already making friends!
We are adjusting and this summer will FOR SURE be an adventure.
Ill leave you on this…
Marissa: (to one of the men we met on the porch) So Sierra and I are thinking about checking out this free yoga class in our neighbor hood, do you think thats safe? Like its for the community so will it be safe….
Man on Porch: (chuckles to himself) What?… I mean you’re not going to meet a gangster pulling out a gun in yoga class if thats what you mean.
We all laughed…
We are safe and adventurous