Love, Hate, Love

Year-end list season is upon us once again. This year, I thought it would be good to start with a list of all of the things I loved about living in Los Angeles, as well as a few things that perhaps weren’t so great.

Things I Will Miss About LA

  1. The weather
  2. The food
  3. Having proximity to the ocean, beaches and good hiking without leaving the city
  4. Amoeba and all of the other great record stores in LA
  5. More movie theaters (especially independent art houses like Cinefamily) than I have ever seen in one place
  6. Going to Hollywood Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings, year round
  7. Having lunch on the deck at Duke’s Malibu and watching the surfers and dolphins play in the ocean
  8. The view from Griffith Observatory
  9. Driving south on California State Route 1 from Santa Cruz to LA after visiting my uncle in Silicon Valley
  10. The people

Things I Will Not Miss About LA

  1. Traffic
  2. Helicopters
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Drought
  5. Wildfires
  6. Water Main Breaks
  7. Mudslides
  8. Slum lords and lousy building management companies
  9. Termites
  10. The people