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foppishbum
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Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:41 am

Well, due to some issues (broke up with partner) in San Francisco Bay Area, I've recently relocated back to Los Angeles. Got a decent affordable apartment (nothing fancy) and a stable job here but after getting off of work and returning to my crib, everything just fall silent. I don't have much in the apartment (not even a TV) and there is only radio music to accompany me. I used to have many friends whom I can visit at random times or have meals together but now it's just me. It is hard to make friends since I visit the clients rather than working in an office. Bars and clubs are really not my scene. I'm trying to come up with things to do but at the end of the day, it's still me browsing the Internet and/or reading books/magazines until I fall asleep or spending a few hours sitting on the beach in Santa Monica looking into the distant sea. I used to have it all but now I'm trying to tough it out in LA independently.

The clients are so much more demanding than the ones in SF and there is no pleasing anyone with the job. I'm supposed to take classes in order to get into a graduate program but now work has consumed most of my energy. It just feels like nothing is right on track. LAME!!! It sounds depressing but I've been listening to Coldplay's Viva La Vida...

P.S. Where is that world famous In-n-Out for spotters? I've been driving around and couldn't find it. I need an address! Thanks!!

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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:45 am



Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
It sounds depressing but I've been listening to Coldplay's Viva La Vida...

At least "Viva la vida" is one of Coldplay's more upbeat albums... at least you aren't stuck listening to "Parachutes"!
 
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:08 am



Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
P.S. Where is that world famous In-n-Out for spotters? I've been driving around and couldn't find it. I need an address! Thanks!!

Hey Bum, hang in there. I know how tough it is to move to Los Angeles and not know anyone. I moved to Long Beach from Phoenix (after the break-up of my LTR) in March 2007 and knew virtually no one in Southern California. Use the social networking site (and such) to meet people. Once you've broken the ice and met up with some new friends, things will get alot better.

Here's the address for the "spotters" In'nOut Burger in Westchester that you're looking for - I'd just Mapquest it for driving directions from your apartment.

9149 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Westchester, California 90045

The restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Oh, and make sure to get the "Animal" from their menu.  goodvibes 
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:39 am

All these LA A.nutters and you can't find one to hang out with? Hang in there dude you'll meet people. Definitely check out groups online that have similar interests as you (i.e. hiking groups, airplane spotter groups, etc.)
 
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:14 am



Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
Where is that world famous In-n-Out for spotters?

Corner of Lincoln and Sepulveda. Very easy to get there.
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:03 am



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 3):
All these LA A.nutters and you can't find one to hang out with?

If he met AA61hvy I don't blame him for writing off the L.A. a.net crowd. In fact, I wouldn't blame him if he never posted on airliners.net again or wanted to live another hour.
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:37 am



Quoting JCS17 (Reply 5):

If he met AA61hvy I don't blame him for writing off the L.A. a.net crowd. In fact, I wouldn't blame him if he never posted on airliners.net again or wanted to live another hour.

I don't live in LA anymore, Joshua.

All of these years on Anet and this is the trash you come up with? I expected more.
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:42 am



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 6):

All of these years on Anet and this is the trash you come up with? I expected more.

Trash? Did I hurt you sweetie?

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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 6):
Quoting JCS17 (Reply 5):

If he met AA61hvy I don't blame him for writing off the L.A. a.net crowd. In fact, I wouldn't blame him if he never posted on airliners.net again or wanted to live another hour.

I don't live in LA anymore, Joshua.

All of these years on Anet and this is the trash you come up with? I expected more.

whoa! Whoa! WHOA!...now you two used to be the best of pals!!! Is this for real? Or are you guys joking or has something happened creating a chasm or sorts between you two?

No details needed.. a simple yes or no will suffice..or silence will equally do the trick!


Curious minds just wanna know...

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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:01 am



Quoting BN747 (Reply 8):
No details needed.. a simple yes or no will suffice..or silence will equally do the trick! Curious minds just wanna know...

Drama, drama, drama!  irked 
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:10 am

My bad. I didn't mean to touch on a sore spot.
 
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:02 pm

Well, I survived the first week. It was hectic running around trying to get to clients without being late. I probably made the most U-turns this week than any other times in my life! And, somehow a few days ago the police yellow-taped the entire block next to me and blocked the street with a few patrol cars and about 10 police officers standing near an apartment complex.. kinda freaked me out a bit...

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 2):



Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):

Thanks! I'm heading home today so I'll go next weekend.

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 3):
All these LA A.nutters and you can't find one to hang out with?

Something about meeting up online friends freaks me out heh. I mean, no offense.. it'll be awkward moment if I met up with people and there's really no connections going on haha.
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:02 am



Quoting BN747 (Reply 8):
whoa! Whoa! WHOA!...now you two used to be the best of pals!!! Is this for real? Or are you guys joking or has something happened creating a chasm or sorts between you two?

No details needed.. a simple yes or no will suffice..or silence will equally do the trick!


Curious minds just wanna know...

Nah, nothing has changed. Just exposing JCS for some lame jokes.

You should see us when we hang out in person...quite an experience.

Josh will always be pissed though--I met my girlfriend when he was at a party I was having. His words were "wow, we should go talk to her." I said, "should I?" Josh said "if you don't I will...."
4 years later I'm living with her here in Nor Cal and engagement is on the horizon.... He may be bitter  Wink

Just kidding buddy.
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RE: Tough It Out.. In Los Angeles (Rant)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:47 am



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 12):
Josh will always be pissed though--I met my girlfriend when he was at a party I was having. His words were "wow, we should go talk to her." I said, "should I?" Josh said "if you don't I will...."
4 years later I'm living with her here in Nor Cal and engagement is on the horizon.... He may be bitter

That's awesome dude, excellent and good for you! .Couldn't happen to a better person..

...and ummm that comment could easily apply to both parties..

Well damn, hook ur boy JC up so he can calm the hell down and stop sounding like Sean Hannity.


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