I almost missed my anniversary. Not the big one, but an important one to me none the less.
October 15, 1985 I loaded my stuff into my car left Phoenix for LA. It was an adventure, the need to find a cool place and Phoenix certainly was not it for me. One of my best friends moved to LA right after we graduated from college. Our visits in LA were always a lot more fun than when she came to visit me in Phx or LV. When the job stagnated it was clear it was time to make the jump. I needed a cool place and LA was it.
23 years later I sit back and think, wow what a journey it has been. LA is the kind of city you need an entire life time to explore and you will still be missing something. I didn't think at the time I'd be here this long, flash forward and I still am living the adventure. That is the reality of LA that makes it so different. IT is vibrant, alive and always something new starting here to explore. That is the reason I won't be leaving LA , yes folks you are stuck with me a bit longer.
I'm in a nostalgic mood tonight. It started with hearing an 80's song and digging through the old cd's. This one reminded me of those long drives at night between here in where ever I lived as it was one of the tapes I always popped in to make the miles fly by (and with an enforced 55 limit you needed all the help you can get).
I saw Sparks a few times after I moved here. They were quite the deal back then, guess they still are since they showed up on youtube. Enjoy. I certainly enjoyed the memory jog and marvelling that I am in LA, my "cool place" still after all these years.