Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Top ten reasons you’ve lived in Los Angeles for too long…

I am excited today to reveal a new series to you. I like to call them the top ten reasons why…. The first few will focus on how I knew I’ve been in a city for too long, i.e. San Francisco, Toronto, New York and London.

And now for Los Angeles my home for twelve years…drum roll please.

10) You are at LAX airport and all of the cars have changed from Prius’ (very common in San Francisco) to Hummers, BMW’s and limos. And you get offered a ride in the limo. (Maybe I should have gone!)

9) After you hear the forecast, saying it’s 72 degrees with some clouds, you think, ”it’s freezing outside. I have to put on another sweater.”

8) As the credits roll, at the end of the movie, the local movie theatre is still full. Viewers are staying to see if they know anyone that worked on the movie i.e. makeup artist, grip, assistant etc.

7) After being invited to a formal dinner party, you go to your closet and try to decide which pair of flip-flops is appropriate for the formal event.

6) At a family event, you overhear the children discussing cell phone options; the children are only ages seven, nine, twelve and thirteen.

5) While driving on the 405 Freeway you pull up next to a very famous basketball player driving a Rolls Royce and it doesn’t even phase you… You just saw Tom Cruise at Starbucks five minutes ago.

4) Your hairdresser, mailman, bank teller, teacher, therapist, waiter, bartender are all working on a ‘promising’ screenplay.

3) You drive your car to the gym even though it’s only a couple of blocks away from your home. You would never be seen walking in L.A.

2) When running late, you tell the white lie, “I’m only twenty minutes away.” You really have twenty miles and two freeways to go.

And the number one reason you know you have lived in Los Angeles too long….

1) You have chosen your ‘Circle of Five’ on your cell phone as your therapist, plastic surgeon, hair stylist, agent and mother (God help us all!).

How do you know if you’ve been in a city for too long? What else would you add to my L.A. list? Go on you can tell me..I won’t tell anyone! And please vote on this list at toptentopten.com

27 comments:

Dollface said...

this is funny...Im sure we could all have one for our cities... especially NY!!! hahah xxoo

Mich said...

LOL thats an awesome list!!!

(secretly i want to visit/live in LA now.... )

Children of the Nineties said...

Haha, too funny!

~K said...

Another way you know you have lived in L.A. too long...You would drive 10 miles back to your house if you forgot your sunglasses, but not your asthma medicine, of which the asthma is caused by the smog.

Char said...

hahahaha...and all part of why I wouldn't want to live there.

Debbie said...

This small town southern gal can't add anything to an LA post but I sure love reading about it!

Laura said...

Dollface: You and I should work on a New York one :)

Mich: Tell me when and I'll meet you.

Children of the Nineties: I know. I loved writing it. Thanx for your comment.

Laura said...

~k: Haha, so true. I can't turn around and pick up my asthma medicine as it might clash with my outfit!

Char: It is the experience. L.A. is fun to visit though!

Debbie: I'm glad I made you smile my favorite southern gal.

Bon Don said...

LOL! This was so true!! very cute :)

Donna Maria said...

Oh Laura I LOVED this....It's was really funny...is that because it's really true?!! Xx

Laura said...

Bon Don: So glad you liked it!

Donna Maria: I swear its all true with some exceptions to the rule.

parlezvouskiwi said...

Hahaha this is brilliant.

Could do the same for places I have lived in the past. Would be interesting.

I am moving to LA for 3 months next month so will keeping these in mind :-)

Steph said...

Hilarious!!!!

ALFIE said...

so cute, laura!

love it!

Amber said...

LOL, #8 cracked me up because that is SOOOO true!! And 72 degrees, pshhh, that is HOT to us midwesterners. Hahaha!!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is just too cute! Can't wait to dig in further!

iambeautiful20 said...

I saw this post this morning before i went to work but i didnt read the whole thing. I'll read it all in a bit coz i just got home from work lol. I love L.A. Im gonna tell you one of the reasons why i love L.A. and since you live in L.A. you might like it too :) brb

Underfunded Heiress said...

LOVE this post! Haha. So true.

You have to do one for OC (didn't you live there?) it would be a riot.

Wow, you've lived in a lot of places.

scrappysue said...

that's funny. thanks for stopping by! i'd pick SF over LA any day!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

hee-heelarious...I used to live in LAla land too...so true re; the flip-flops !! ;)

Linda S. Socha said...

Laura
This was so funny . It made my morning. I could relate with not even living there!!

This has been a very busy six months. I will be liberated some in June and hope to see more your your blog which I love!
Linda

bridechic said...

Really loved reading this. Just got back from LA and am always glad to get back to SF. From one writer to another you've produced some great entertainment here . . .

Couture Carrie said...

Ha! Love these, esp. #2!

xoxox,
CC

A "cheery" disposition said...

haha o wow! that is too funny.

Country Girl said...

Wow! Some insight into life in that city. Nobody walks anywhere?

iambeautiful20 said...

Ok so i finally got to read this post. Some made me laugh. I can realte to #9,6,5,3 and 2 lol. Ive seen celebrities at random times but i never come up to them. I always get shy. The most funniest time was when i was driving with my cousin and LL cool J's car was next to us and he smiled at us :) The last celeb I saw was Seth Rogen with his girlfriend at China Town.

All my nices tho are blow the age of 12 has cellphones..or Iphones. Its too crazy. I only have a regular ohone and I didnt have cellphon til my freshman year in college.

Pink Peony said...

Funny #7 is a Tucson thing also :p

peewee said...

LOVE the "driving 2 blocks to the gym" HAHAHHA! From a born and raised angeleno..SO TRUE!