When leaving the East Coast last week, I promised many people that I would find a way to stay in touch. After co-regulation of last year's Manasquan beach house blog, I figured that this would be an easy and fun way to keep everyone informed of my updates. I also have to thank my good friend "BB" for inspiring me with her blog "Barefoot Bubblies" that she has been posting throughout the year. In no way will my blog compete with her hilarious comments on life, so I suggest that you check it out if you haven't already for some extra laughs and insight: www.barefootbubblies.blogspot.com
I arrived in LA 2 days ago, and cannot think of one bad thing yet to report, other than the fact that my movers have not even left the East Coast. So far LA has made a GREAT impression on me, much more so than I expected. The people out here are SO nice- although you would never think it just visiting because they all drive like complete maniacs. Everyone on the street says hello, people seem to be smiling a lot, hot bankers and lawyers hold the doors for me at work - it's all very foreign to me coming from a city where all I seemed to hear was a lot of car horns and people screaming at me on the phone everyday at work. Is it the sunshine? Who knows, and who really cares, right?
My apartment is AWESOME. I didn't think that I could top 1808 Addison Street, but although our place here isn't as big, I love it and wouldn't ask for anything else. 2 bedroom/2 bath- it resembles Melrose Place. Square apartment building with a courtyard and outdoor pool in the middle. My new roommate, Kristina, is wonderful. She is a singer/songwriter who comes from a long line of very talented musicians- her father being legendary guitar player Jerry Donahue (have you ever heard him play? If not, you should check out his album). You can check out Kristina's myspace profile here! to learn more about her! Work is also GREAT, and just the change that I needed. Let's just say that the Philly and LA offices are like night and day. My colleagues are wonderful and clients fabulous. For those of you that don't know, I'll be heading up the Advertising/ PR, Media, and Hospitality business out here (which includes territories of LA, Vegas, and Hawaii). Yesterday we met with a client who we plan to translate all of Sony's DVD covers into bilingual packaging. Ahhhh, Sony comes back to haunt me!
So far, so good. And now onto the cross country drive. All that I will say is that everyone should do this at least once in their lifetime. I was astounded by the things that good USA has to offer- I think that we tend to get caught up in what other countries have to offer us and can forget what is right in our own backyard. So instead of rambling, I'll move onto the trip (because I know that is what you are all waiting for!!!!)