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Off to LA

2002-06-02 13:35:45+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Off to LA to hang out at the Getty Museum for two days. Y'all be good, or if ya can't be good, be careful.

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#Comment made: 2002-06-03 19:33:52+00 by: TC

Have fun Dan. I used to live in th hills above there. You'll spend a good deal of time on the 405 <ouch>. If you happen to read this you might consider dropping into Westwood because you very close and thats a very fun place to cruise around.

#Comment made: 2002-06-04 17:21:46+00 by: Dan Lyke

Actually didn't spend much time on the 405 at all. The one time traffic slowed down, the next exit was the one we wanted anyway.

There'll be longer reviews and some pictures in the next few days, but in summary:

But overall, now I get that LA does have a culture of its own, and I probably want to go back one more time.

#Comment made: 2002-06-04 17:38:08+00 by: Shawn

We enjoyed shopping in Santa Monica last time we were down there. They've got a a great gaming/hobby shop along 3rd(? - the street that's closed to vehicles).

And I have to ask - what the hell is up with you wacky Californians always prefacing freeways with the word "the" (the 405, the 5)??

#Comment made: 2002-06-04 17:55:53+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I think one more trip to hit Santa Monica, and then go down to do the touristy things at Long Beach, is in order. After that I can limit LA visits to business.

And I have no idea about the "the" prefix, I thought it was wacky too when I moved out here, but now I use it. Boy, between that and assuming that everyone with a cool high tech gadget (water pipeline inspection kit) going to the Burbank airport is from the Bay Area, I really have gone native.

#Comment made: 2002-06-04 18:19:29+00 by: TC [edit history]

And I have to ask - what the hell is up with you wacky Californians always prefacing freeways with the word "the" (the 405, the 5)??

It's a numerology thing our side came up with to balance against the end of the cold war.
whoops brain missed "prefacing" that's just a california dialect thing

#Comment made: 2002-06-05 16:02:56+00 by: Shawn

todd; looks like a fun book. But you've lost me entirely.

#Comment made: 2002-06-05 17:41:13+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm not sure what Todd's referring to specifically, but I remember that in the book the London road system is set up with a specific pattern to operate as a prayer (or anti-prayer?) circle, with road numbers having numerological significance. Crash a truck, bring on the right traffic patterns, and the portal to the other worlds opens up. Or some such...