Dag. L.A. is full of bums! They must have the highest concentration of bums, 'cause they're everywhere. And they ask - not for a quarter, or a dollar - but $5 dollars! Could you believe it?Well, the flight here was good. A cute little girl who spoke french & english sat next to me. She immediately made me her friend. She got annoying after a while, but she was very cute. I thought I would feel very trapped for 6 hours, but I guess I geared myself up mentally for the long haul and it seemed to go by fairly painless. Flying over the Grand Canyon was SO cool!
I haven't done any sightseeing, but I can tell you California is overrated. Well, let me NOT speak too soon. I'm sure the other parts must be lovely. Coming from a big city like New York, L.A. is tiny in comparison. And I was quite surprised that they did not have as much food variety as we do, and they don't have deli's like New York does. I had an afternoon snack craving and asked someone where a deli was. As I saw them scratching their head and staring blankly, I said to myself: uh-oh. Yes, we New Yorkers are very spoiled with our conveniences.
I must come back and visit other places. Oh yeah, the first day I was here, I went to this place across my hotel called "Leaf" It was this vegan place, and I saw a sign where it had pictures saying no beef, chicken, egg, and I saw a picture of a flame with them also. I was bewildered, but too tired to ask. Well, I ordered and received my food - it was cold. Turns out that flame picture, meant they don't cook their stuff either. It's a vegan place where they eat food raw. So the "pasta alfredo" I ordered? Was actually made of shredded squash. Man, I was so zonked out and so hungry, I ate as much as I could (even though it was not that appetizing). Next time I go there, it would be for a smoothie or wheatgrass shot. I like my food warm.