I’m not quite sure what’s come over me but lately I’ve been obsessed with LA. I want to move back or at least visit. The last time I was in LA was to visit some friends. I stayed at the Wyndam in Weho. It’s now my favorite hotel there. The location is excellent it’s right off of Santa Monica behind what used to be the old city hall. Anyway, back to my obsession. Los Angeles was the first place that I moved when I left the East coast back so many years ago, 1987 to be precise. Aside from a few jaunts here and there I’ve lived there more than anywere but my native NY. I did most of “becoming” in LA. Some people feel that its too transitory in LA, it is for a lot of folks, but than again so is Seattle. There are a lot of people that move up here from all over then six months later can’t stand the weather and move back. I think that part of this obsession was the intent that brought me here to Seattle in 1997. I had been having a really hard time in LA at that point. Work was difficult to find for me and because of it I got evicted from my home. That wasn’t so much the problem, as I had friends and a new job by the time the eviction took place. I was itching for some new experiences and more importantly someplace to go inside and think. I needed to get a handle on my lifes direction because to be truthful I was really just floating and letting life take me were it would, not exactly a good way to get anywere in life. So I came to Seattle and made my life here. Things have been mostly good since I moved here, although now with Dubya in office and the economy tanked work has become a problem and not just for me. When I was in LA the job market was doing well (at least for me) up until the end. I did application support, help desk type work and it has served me well. I went off topic slightly there. I love it up here, the weather, the water and mountains, the food all of it has become very special to me. Everytime I go back to visit things have changed. Most of my friends have move away from LA on to familys and new places. I still have two friends in LA. It ends up being a case of the grass is always greener blah blah blah type of thing. I imagine that the weather is what I’m finding so appealing, that and a whole lot of memorys.