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Title: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: RamJam on May 25, 2011, 03:53:48 AM
I am moving to the LA area b/c of my job. I have been a midwesterner for the majority of my life... will I survive in LA, or is it going to be major culture shock for me?  I also drive a Ford F-150. Will I be able to pick up any babes cruising around in it?

Give me some advices...


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: supernick on May 25, 2011, 03:56:32 AM
yes, go to venice and live like arnold did.  He had plenty of chicks and apparently still does.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: doison on May 25, 2011, 03:57:37 AM
Watch Beverly Hills Cop I and II, they'll tell you everything you need to know.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: newmom on May 25, 2011, 03:58:44 AM
have you ever been out there?

What would normally take you 10 minutes to get to in midwest will take 90 in LA


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: Firemuscle on May 25, 2011, 04:01:29 AM
 Most of LA really sucks and the good places are ridiculously expensive.

 Great city if you're materialistic and into showing off like a douchebag.

 You'll love it for a few months and then you'll learn what it's really all about.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: BayGBM on May 25, 2011, 04:01:48 AM
Hit Golds Venice and cycle up... You'll be fine.  :D


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: DK II on May 25, 2011, 04:04:48 AM
I am moving to the LA area b/c of my job. I have been a midwesterner for the majority of my life...will I survive in LA, or is it going to be major culture shock for me?

I also drive a Ford F-150. Will I be able to pick up any babes cruising around in it?

Give me some advices...

Translation: I'm losing my source, can someone hook me up?  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: RamJam on May 25, 2011, 04:06:04 AM
Def not materialistic...sounds like I'm screwed haha

I have been out there a few times to look at places to live...I should only be out there for 1-2 years max to manage a project. At least it is not permanent. We will see how it goes...


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: Firemuscle on May 25, 2011, 04:12:10 AM
Def not materialistic...sounds like I'm screwed haha

I have been out there a few times to look at places to live...I should only be out there for 1-2 years max to manage a project. At least it is not permanent. We will see how it goes...

 You will turn materialistic out there.

 I've seen it a thousand times. The cornfed midwest boy moves to LA driving a big truck with his polite midwest attitude. He slowly turns into a SoCal guido metrosexual douchebag.

 It'll happen. You'll find yourself shopping for graphic tees and blingy watches within a month or two.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: tlc on May 25, 2011, 04:14:28 AM
LA is a soulless dump, easily my least favourite American city so far. My favourite being Vegas, which is also a shithole, but has no pretensions about it. Good luck! ;)


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: Firemuscle on May 25, 2011, 04:25:06 AM
LA is a soulless dump, easily my least favourite American city so far. My favourite being Vegas, which is also a shithole, but has no pretensions about it. Good luck! ;)

 Agreed.

 After living in SoCal for a few years I grew to hate people and lose all faith in humanity. Then after a few years away I returned back to normal.

 I vowed that I will never move back there. It's only a good place if you've got a HUGE nestegg or make a HUGE salary. Otherwise it's the shits.

 Watch this movie, it'll show you what LA is all about. I felt just like him on most days.

 (http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/fallingdown.jpg)

 


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: dyslexic on May 25, 2011, 05:28:29 AM
Los Angeles has very little to do with Southern California.


Are you actually moving to Southern California or Los Angeles County? If you are actually moving to L.A., you  are making a mistake.


There are plenty of nice, normal places to live in Southern California. Working out in Venice, or even driving there is a joke. Not worth the time unless you look at it like you are visiting a tourist trap once for a few pics. I'd rather take pictures of the homeless people in Venice than the gym. More interesting.


If you aren't used to smog, smoke, congestion, people and an overabundance of traffic and a daily commute, you are in for a surprise. You better get XM/Sirius Sattelite radio (besides your CDs and Ipod) so that you can tolerate hours and hours each week of nothing but asphalt and noise.


Other than that....uhhhhhhhhhhhmmmm mmmmmmm.... L.A. still is on the "sucks" list. Here are two of my favorite sites in "L.A"

1) Making a left onto Gower from Melrose where most times I can't see the Hollywood sign due to the insanely nasty puke-colored smog.

2) Getting on the 101 NB. Headed HOME!!!


(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x263/timeamajorova/hollywoodsignfinallylowsmog-2.jpg)


(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x263/timeamajorova/hollywoodgettinonfreewaycopy.jpg)


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Ron on May 25, 2011, 05:42:07 AM

Like all cities, Los Angeles has its good and bad.  Keep in mind, there are many subcities in Los Angeles. Santa Monica, Culver City, Woodland Hills, and about 30-50 others.  You have good areas and bad areas.  Cool stuff and crap stuff.  It is all what you get out of it, and what your attitude is.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: CalvinH on May 25, 2011, 05:45:13 AM
You don't have enough post to make it in the big city.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Butterbean on May 25, 2011, 05:50:20 AM
Is Betty going with you?


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: CalvinH on May 25, 2011, 05:54:01 AM
Is Betty going with you?


Betty Lou's getting down tonight ???


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Butterbean on May 25, 2011, 06:02:46 AM

Betty Lou's getting down tonight ???

OP = RamJam


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: Dr Dutch on May 25, 2011, 06:10:27 AM
Agreed.

 After living in SoCal for a few years I grew to hate people and lose all faith in humanity. Then after a few years away I returned back to normal.

 I vowed that I will never move back there. It's only a good place if you've got a HUGE nestegg or make a HUGE salary. Otherwise it's the shits.

 Watch this movie, it'll show you what LA is all about. I felt just like him on most days.

 (http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/fallingdown.jpg)

 
This was a very impressive movie..


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: CalvinH on May 25, 2011, 06:19:31 AM
OP = RamJam



 ???


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Playboy on May 25, 2011, 07:05:19 AM
I am moving to the LA area b/c of my job. I have been a midwesterner for the majority of my life... will I survive in LA, or is it going to be major culture shock for me?  I also drive a Ford F-150. Will I be able to pick up any babes cruising around in it?

Give me some advices...
Stick to the east coast. West coast fuckers are all delusional.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Smages on May 25, 2011, 07:11:38 AM
I'm a midwesterner that moved to LA over 3 yrs ago. I love it. I still drive my truck and haven't turned into a metrosexual. Traffic sucks if you have to go anywhere during peak times. I'm able to avoid it 99% of the time. There are a million more things to do in LA than any city in the midwest. Hit me up if you want to know where to live and with your budget or any other questions.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: muscularny on May 25, 2011, 07:48:23 AM
here is a quick list of what to expect

LA is full of junkies, you will encounter a ton of people who are very spiritual now and part of AA.

Tons of pill poppers, weed smokers, crack heads

Ton of people who claim to know people and really could care less about famous people. Ton of people who think they can act, write or do something for the movie industry.

Ton of moochers, people who will do anything for a free meal

Getting laid there for any guy who looks semi sane is not hard, especially if they think you know someone who knows someone in the movie industry, or some investor or you have money.

In general its full of lazy bum dreamers, people waiting to be discovered. They will be very nice to you if they feel you can offer up something, VERY NICE, if you are from NY for example you will be able to detect off their BS quick.

If you need any work done there, always tell the person its for a movie project, you will get them to show up quicker and sometimes better prices.



Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: stuntmovie on May 25, 2011, 07:59:07 AM
I like LA as long as I don't have to hop i my car and on a freeway. Fortunately I've always lived in one of the beach cities where driving in traffic was a seldom occurance.

And while working in one of the studios it was usually necessary to get there and start work early when the morning traffic seldom came to a stand-still.

Traffic congestion will be your main concern unless you don't have to drive long distances.

What area will you be living in?



Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: stuntmovie on May 25, 2011, 08:26:05 AM
MUSCULARNY, You've made some interesting and somewhat truthful movie business related remarks in your above post.

In fact some associates are presently working on a script based on some of what you had to say but have been advised to "tone it down a bit' because it makes Hollywood and its 'critters' look too much like demons from hell.

And that script (part 1 of a series) only touches the 'outskirts' of the movie industry and its' schemers as well as the legit "kids" who are trying to get their first big break.

I've been somewhat fortunate to have personally witnessed or been involved with a few Hollywood success stories, but have rarely encountered the 'bad guys' who take advantage of those in Hollywood looking for a chance to be a STAR.

Your post seems to infer that you have run into some of these Hollywood characters and it would be interesting to hear more about it.

Thanks, Mus...NY


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: tu_holmes on May 25, 2011, 08:48:05 AM
Learn to drive to locations without using the freeways... The freeways are always jammed up unless it's between 10pm and 5am.

Personally I love LA... I live out on the west side, close to Venice, but not quite in it, and I love it... Areas like Culver City and Westchester are busy, but not overly so. West Hollywood is nice... If you have a problem with gay people you may not want to go around there after dark, as it's VERY gay friendly... Even rainbows on the sides of the police cruisers there.

Stay off of Sepulveda between the 5 and the 405 during rush hour or you'll regret it.

It won't be a huge culture shock... LA is just another city.... The internet is more shocking than LA is.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: Bam-bam on May 25, 2011, 08:51:21 AM
Agreed.

 After living in SoCal for a few years I grew to hate people and lose all faith in humanity. Then after a few years away I returned back to normal.

 I vowed that I will never move back there. It's only a good place if you've got a HUGE nestegg or make a HUGE salary. Otherwise it's the shits.

 Watch this movie, it'll show you what LA is all about. I felt just like him on most days.

 (http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/fallingdown.jpg)

 

thats why I will never wear a sleveless shirt with a tie


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: G_Thang on May 25, 2011, 09:07:16 AM
Like all cities, Los Angeles has its good and bad.  Keep in mind, there are many subcities in Los Angeles. Santa Monica, Culver City, Woodland Hills, and about 30-50 others.  You have good areas and bad areas.  Cool stuff and crap stuff.  It is all what you get out of it, and what your attitude is.

Ron - I can't believe you started GetBig.  Do you walk the fence on all subjects?

BlackFlagRedStar - It's obvious you could give a shit about California.  Why post in any thread on the subject?  Let me know in 10 yrs after you have wasted your life with f##kin rednecks in "nothing to do" Kentucky.

Me - I'm loving the thought of San Diego.



Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: newmom on May 25, 2011, 09:22:27 AM

Me - I'm loving the thought of San Diego.



San Diego Rocks


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: Team Diver on May 25, 2011, 10:23:31 AM

 (http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/fallingdown.jpg)

 


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Viking11 on May 25, 2011, 12:03:31 PM
Wow. I guess I grew up near  a different LA then some of you wen to- ok, it was worse... OC.  Actually hve done the reverse of the  OP.  Started in OC- south of LA, ended up in the midwest- Omaha.   Hate it, never been so bored.  LA you have the beach, the mountains,  Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts,  Six Flags, tons of other stuff.  Midwest there is not  1/4 of that.  Also lived in South Carolina- can't recommend that either, and South Florida, which was good in a lot of ways but like second rate So Cal. I envy you. I wish I could move back.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: littlechris on May 25, 2011, 12:22:00 PM
Wow. I guess I grew up near  a different LA then some of you wen to- ok, it was worse... OC.  Actually hve done the reverse of the  OP.  Started in OC- south of LA, ended up in the midwest- Omaha.   Hate it, never been so bored.  LA you have the beach, the mountains,  Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts,  Six Flags, tons of other stuff.  Midwest there is not  1/4 of that.  Also lived in South Carolina- can't recommend that either, and South Florida, which was good in a lot of ways but like second rate So Cal. I envy you. I wish I could move back.

THIS!
  Also, really depends on where in los angeles county you are going to live. I was born and raised in los angeles county and i LOOOVE it!!  The weather is an average 75 degrees year round with NO humidity! Again, it depends where exactly you are going to live. I prefer teh pasadena/arcadia area, as its still close to l.a. and the neighborhoods are nice.
  As far as the social scene in L.A., well, people can be very fake and into status, sort of like high school mentality.  Lots of single lonely people in Los Angeles. I prefer San Diego, as far as southern california is concerned.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: muscularny on May 25, 2011, 01:39:02 PM
MUSCULARNY, You've made some interesting and somewhat truthful movie business related remarks in your above post.

In fact some associates are presently working on a script based on some of what you had to say but have been advised to "tone it down a bit' because it makes Hollywood and its 'critters' look too much like demons from hell.

And that script (part 1 of a series) only touches the 'outskirts' of the movie industry and its' schemers as well as the legit "kids" who are trying to get their first big break.

I've been somewhat fortunate to have personally witnessed or been involved with a few Hollywood success stories, but have rarely encountered the 'bad guys' who take advantage of those in Hollywood looking for a chance to be a STAR.

Your post seems to infer that you have run into some of these Hollywood characters and it would be interesting to hear more about it.

Thanks, Mus...NY

1) tone down? if you want to guarantee yourself that you will be another movie whereas you beg people to watch, do things toned down. Learn from whats currently popular, unless you are outrageous and controversial you have 0 chance of someone watching your stuff, and even then you need lots of luck. So TONE nothing down!

ill tell ya 2 funny stories we had in LA

first off I was there for work, needed to spend 3 weeks on a project (non film related), knowing how fast things get done in NY 3 weeks was plenty. But we soon figured out that what takes 3 weeks to get done in NY takes 3 months in LA, and that is if you are lucky.

We figure out that only 3 types of people roll out of bed to do work:

1) People who think the job is movie related

2) People who are a inch away from being kicked out of their home, or are down to 0 dollars and cant buy food

3) Guy / girl looking for his next bag of weed or coke or pills etc. they get desperate and will claim they are artists, painters, wood workers etc

But we also figured out that peoples word there means 0, nada, ziltch!

In addition, if you make the mistake to prepay for work or even give the guy a deposit, you just basically almost guaranteed you will never see them again.

So I am in LA in the valley, the project site is in Encino. I arrive there with 3 guys to help out. We needed people to turn this 3500 sf warehouse space into a setup whereas there is a big space then 1 small room, so all one needed to do is build 2 walls at one of the corners and allow space for a opening (no door). This was part of a larger project, the other parts we where able to do ourselves thank god.

We also needed to add lights in those rooms.

Well we start calling some people for quotes, but no luck, some dont show up, some show up and want crazy money, some show up but have no tools, they are asking us for tools, some we give the ok and they confirm they will come the next day and never show.

We are all standing there like idiots, the client in NY think we are bullshitting them. Its now 5 days and we met a ton of people and none are good for this simple job.

We go to home depot in hopes of picking up a mexican and just buying everything, but we noticed that none spoke even a bit of english. We where about to hire a translator to help us with the mexicans, but then this one guy had an idea.

He said lets go to craigslist and post an ad that we are filming a movie that offers pay + credits, it involves a male handyman that builds a special room in very quick speed, his speed and precision is a turn on for this wealthy lady of the building and she ends up marrying him.

You must be able to build and have references, pay was $800 and you must have the tools, we supply all material.

Within an hour our email box was flooded, tons of headshots, references, some ready to work for free!

This one guy who use to be a set builder had a impressive resume, so we tell him to come in the next AM and be ready to get filmed on the spot building these walls, we will film it then dub it in to the final movie.

That day we went to this store called EVS in glendale, we rented this bulky looking outdated sony beta tape camera, we also rented a dolly. Next block we got 3 directors chairs and some wires and a broken mic.

We setup the place like some film bullshit set, the guy comes in the next day, tools and all, hes so happy he was picked, we did lie and mention some big celeb names that will be in the movie, we told him no title yet.

We told him what we need built, and we said when we say cut he should rest but he must work away as his part is about a guy with mad building skills.

5 hours later, the most amazing walls where standing there.

Till today the guys in NY have no clue what we needed to do to get this done, up until a year ago the guy still called asking when the movie will be released!

Getting the lights done was a whole other headache, we ended up calling this guy from craigslist, he shows up 7PM to look at the job, we give him 150 bucks to get get the wires and whatever, he was suppose to come right back.

45 minutes go by and hes no where to be found. We call and no answer, one of us said, he must of went to a hooker. Back then CL had a erotic section, after calling 10 or so of them claiming its an emergency and if Harry (not his real name) was there or is there, skinny bald guy, one said, oh lord hes here, he gets on the phone hes like who the heck is this, why are you following me, we told him to simply return the money and thats it. No clue how but he came back and left the money in a envelope outside the door.

Those 3 weeks where full of stress, non stop. If I would of known what we needed to go thru to get simple stuff done, I would of recorded the whole experience.

One thing is for sure, there are more sub contractors in LA then there are in the entire USA.







Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: The Abdominal Snoman on May 25, 2011, 01:51:35 PM
Welcome to Mexico


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: The_Leafy_Bug on May 25, 2011, 02:07:34 PM
My best friend moved out there after college trying to escape the boons. He was there approximately a year and is now making plans to head to Texas. Shady people, lots of drugs, shallow personalities, and materialism. He says though the worst people are the people who move to L.A. to make it big... not the natives. I have heard enough stories however to never desire to live there. He said he wants to fly me out this year though when im done with my show to check it out. I'd like to see some of the big gyms and maybe a few real clubs.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: EZ$ on May 25, 2011, 02:08:42 PM
Learn spanish because 90% of people in L.A. are wet backs.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: G_Thang on May 25, 2011, 02:24:58 PM
San Diego Rocks

i know.  that's why it's my next stop.  maybe i can invite you down, and we can flip chaos over and play spinning tops.

 (http://dir.coolclips.com/Entertainment/Fun_Stuff/Toys/Spinning_Tops/spinning_top_CoolClips_vc004804.jpg)

douchebag conehead.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: johnnynoname on May 25, 2011, 02:36:45 PM
just go


don't worry about what to look for and not look for.

other than that my advice would be to have a job waiting for you


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Natural Man on May 25, 2011, 02:37:20 PM
I am moving to the LA area b/c of my job. I have been a midwesterner for the majority of my life... will I survive in LA, or is it going to be major culture shock for me?  I also drive a Ford F-150. Will I be able to pick up any babes cruising around in it?

Give me some advices...

Quote
I am def not materialistic...


 ::)


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Maddy on May 25, 2011, 02:47:37 PM
1) tone down? if you want to guarantee yourself that you will be another movie whereas you beg people to watch, do things toned down. Learn from whats currently popular, unless you are outrageous and controversial you have 0 chance of someone watching your stuff, and even then you need lots of luck. So TONE nothing down!

ill tell ya 2 funny stories we had in LA

first off I was there for work, needed to spend 3 weeks on a project (non film related), knowing how fast things get done in NY 3 weeks was plenty. But we soon figured out that what takes 3 weeks to get done in NY takes 3 months in LA, and that is if you are lucky.

We figure out that only 3 types of people roll out of bed to do work:

1) People who think the job is movie related

2) People who are a inch away from being kicked out of their home, or are down to 0 dollars and cant buy food

3) Guy / girl looking for his next bag of weed or coke or pills etc. they get desperate and will claim they are artists, painters, wood workers etc

But we also figured out that peoples word there means 0, nada, ziltch!

In addition, if you make the mistake to prepay for work or even give the guy a deposit, you just basically almost guaranteed you will never see them again.

So I am in LA in the valley, the project site is in Encino. I arrive there with 3 guys to help out. We needed people to turn this 3500 sf warehouse space into a setup whereas there is a big space then 1 small room, so all one needed to do is build 2 walls at one of the corners and allow space for a opening (no door). This was part of a larger project, the other parts we where able to do ourselves thank god.

We also needed to add lights in those rooms.

Well we start calling some people for quotes, but no luck, some dont show up, some show up and want crazy money, some show up but have no tools, they are asking us for tools, some we give the ok and they confirm they will come the next day and never show.

We are all standing there like idiots, the client in NY think we are bullshitting them. Its now 5 days and we met a ton of people and none are good for this simple job.

We go to home depot in hopes of picking up a mexican and just buying everything, but we noticed that none spoke even a bit of english. We where about to hire a translator to help us with the mexicans, but then this one guy had an idea.

He said lets go to craigslist and post an ad that we are filming a movie that offers pay + credits, it involves a male handyman that builds a special room in very quick speed, his speed and precision is a turn on for this wealthy lady of the building and she ends up marrying him.

You must be able to build and have references, pay was $800 and you must have the tools, we supply all material.

Within an hour our email box was flooded, tons of headshots, references, some ready to work for free!

This one guy who use to be a set builder had a impressive resume, so we tell him to come in the next AM and be ready to get filmed on the spot building these walls, we will film it then dub it in to the final movie.

That day we went to this store called EVS in glendale, we rented this bulky looking outdated sony beta tape camera, we also rented a dolly. Next block we got 3 directors chairs and some wires and a broken mic.

We setup the place like some film bullshit set, the guy comes in the next day, tools and all, hes so happy he was picked, we did lie and mention some big celeb names that will be in the movie, we told him no title yet.

We told him what we need built, and we said when we say cut he should rest but he must work away as his part is about a guy with mad building skills.

5 hours later, the most amazing walls where standing there.

Till today the guys in NY have no clue what we needed to do to get this done, up until a year ago the guy still called asking when the movie will be released!

Getting the lights done was a whole other headache, we ended up calling this guy from craigslist, he shows up 7PM to look at the job, we give him 150 bucks to get get the wires and whatever, he was suppose to come right back.

45 minutes go by and hes no where to be found. We call and no answer, one of us said, he must of went to a hooker. Back then CL had a erotic section, after calling 10 or so of them claiming its an emergency and if Harry (not his real name) was there or is there, skinny bald guy, one said, oh lord hes here, he gets on the phone hes like who the heck is this, why are you following me, we told him to simply return the money and thats it. No clue how but he came back and left the money in a envelope outside the door.

Those 3 weeks where full of stress, non stop. If I would of known what we needed to go thru to get simple stuff done, I would of recorded the whole experience.

One thing is for sure, there are more sub contractors in LA then there are in the entire USA.







crybaby


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles...will I survive?
Post by: dyslexic on May 25, 2011, 03:13:22 PM
This was a very impressive movie..


So was "Blood in, Blood out"


'Dark Blue'


'Friday"


"boys in the Hood"


Colors


and many, many more. How many of them that depict true life in South Central is another story. BTW, South Central is much different than downtown, except that they both suck.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: newmom on May 25, 2011, 03:13:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0OaUOQGCg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVDl7k_xkpo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i-n_NhSHmI



Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: dyslexic on May 25, 2011, 03:15:12 PM
Wow. I guess I grew up near  a different LA then some of you wen to- ok, it was worse... OC.  Actually hve done the reverse of the  OP.  Started in OC- south of LA, ended up in the midwest- Omaha.   Hate it, never been so bored.  LA you have the beach, the mountains,  Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts,  Six Flags, tons of other stuff.  Midwest there is not  1/4 of that.  Also lived in South Carolina- can't recommend that either, and South Florida, which was good in a lot of ways but like second rate So Cal. I envy you. I wish I could move back.


THe only thing cool about Knotts is the Scare fest at Halloween.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: newmom on May 25, 2011, 03:15:27 PM
LMAO dyslexic, coinky dink we posted similar things. I knew u were a smart cookie


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: G_Thang on May 25, 2011, 03:42:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0OaUOQGCg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVDl7k_xkpo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i-n_NhSHmI



East LA Rules now  :o  because Bush's migration policy

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Samantha Esteban


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: flinstones1 on May 25, 2011, 04:06:51 PM
fuck no. In fact I can't think of a worse place to live than Los Angelas other than New Jersey. It's a vacation place not somewhere to live. Once I got out of that shithole my life changed for the better. So many better places to live.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: dyslexic on May 25, 2011, 05:19:28 PM
LMAO dyslexic, coinky dink we posted similar things. I knew u were a smart cookie


Ha ha. I only lived there for 15 years.


Still travel there once a month for the fam. Just got back from Melrose this morning. It was nice down there Monday and Tuesday. Smog wasn't too bad, not too hot, and I got a damn tan.

The only thing that really sucked was that a bunch of our favorite stores are closed and the buildings for lease. Some just moved (like Mayas) but others actually closed.

These stores were built on an era that may never return. Sad.



Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Firemuscle on May 25, 2011, 05:23:04 PM
Ron - I can't believe you started GetBig.  Do you walk the fence on all subjects?

BlackFlagRedStar - It's obvious you could give a shit about California.  Why post in any thread on the subject?  Let me know in 10 yrs after you have wasted your life with f##kin rednecks in "nothing to do" Kentucky.

Me - I'm loving the thought of San Diego.



 Have fun over there. Let's see if you sink or swim.

 I'm not going to Kentucky. Looks like it's Seattle for me probably.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Devon97 on May 25, 2011, 05:54:21 PM
Have fun over there. Let's see if you sink or swim.

 I'm not going to Kentucky. Looks like it's Seattle for me probably.

What line of work are you looking at in Seattle?


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: RamJam on May 25, 2011, 06:01:48 PM

 ::)

glad you picked up on my ironic sarcasm there bud


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: cephissus on May 25, 2011, 06:21:40 PM
Have fun over there. Let's see if you sink or swim.

 I'm not going to Kentucky. Looks like it's Seattle for me probably.

can you get me drugs? :D


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: G_Thang on May 25, 2011, 07:43:16 PM
Have fun over there. Let's see if you sink or swim.

 I'm not going to Kentucky. Looks like it's Seattle for me probably.

Let me get this straight. You've put on a big funk on this board about Cali, and are now moving just North which is full of transplants.  And I know Seattle isn't as cheap as the Southern and Mid-West States.  Anyway, stay the fuck away from Colorado.  Bigger a-hole that Cali.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: dyslexic on May 25, 2011, 08:09:55 PM
lets all hope he follows in Curt Cobains footsteps.


That doesn't smell like Teen Spirit...


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Firemuscle on May 25, 2011, 08:42:12 PM
Let me get this straight. You've put on a big funk on this board about Cali, and are now moving just North which is full of transplants.  And I know Seattle isn't as cheap as the Southern and Mid-West States.  Anyway, stay the fuck away from Colorado.  Bigger a-hole that Cali.

 Well i'm actually not gonna move into the city of Seattle, but somewhere within the greater Seattle area. Maybe Olympia or Tacoma or Bellingham or something like that.

 It's totally different than Cali there. And it is a LOT cheaper.

 The South and Midwest is too conservative for me. Too Christian fanatic. Too shitty weather. Gotta stay to the West.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: tu_holmes on May 25, 2011, 09:07:41 PM
Let me get this straight. You've put on a big funk on this board about Cali, and are now moving just North which is full of transplants.  And I know Seattle isn't as cheap as the Southern and Mid-West States.  Anyway, stay the fuck away from Colorado.  Bigger a-hole that Cali.

The only difference between Cali and Washington is the laws are more liberal leaning and the weather is shittier.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Jack T. Cross on May 25, 2011, 09:12:07 PM

Getting the lights done was a whole other headache, we ended up calling this guy from craigslist, he shows up 7PM to look at the job, we give him 150 bucks to get get the wires and whatever, he was suppose to come right back.

45 minutes go by and hes no where to be found. We call and no answer, one of us said, he must of went to a hooker. Back then CL had a erotic section, after calling 10 or so of them claiming its an emergency and if Harry (not his real name) was there or is there, skinny bald guy, one said, oh lord hes here, he gets on the phone hes like who the heck is this, why are you following me, we told him to simply return the money and thats it. No clue how but he came back and left the money in a envelope outside the door.

I was actually believing your story up to this point.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: sync pulse on May 25, 2011, 09:14:37 PM
I am moving to the LA area b/c of my job. I have been a midwesterner for the majority of my life... will I survive in LA, or is it going to be major culture shock for me?  I also drive a Ford F-150. Will I be able to pick up any babes cruising around in it?

Give me some advices...
If you have enough income to live there,...there is no place on the planet better than Los Angeles.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: McFarland on May 25, 2011, 09:24:29 PM
You don't have enough post to make it in the big city.

Quoted for truth. 


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Coach is Back! on May 25, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
The only difference between Cali and Washington is the laws are more liberal leaning and the weather is shittier.

He's talking about LA, that's why my suggestion for him is to move to the OC :)


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: tu_holmes on May 25, 2011, 09:35:26 PM
He's talking about LA, that's why my suggestion for him is to move to the OC :)

OC is nice... I like living out by Ocean... If you can work down in the OC, go for it... Nothing wrong with that.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: wes on May 26, 2011, 12:24:41 AM
Be afwaid...........very very afwaid!!!!!   LOL  ;D


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: RamJam on May 26, 2011, 03:51:19 AM
I will be spending most of my time in the Cypress CA area...anything good to say about Cypress? Pretty sure its Orange County.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: Reeves on May 26, 2011, 04:52:39 AM
And all the stars that never were.  Are parking cars and pumping gas...

Hollywood?  Do you know what you find underneath when you strip all the tinsel off of Hollywood?

The real tinsel.

Trust me.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: timfogarty on May 26, 2011, 08:14:58 AM
I am moving to the LA area b/c of my job. I have been a midwesterner for the majority of my life... will I survive in LA, or is it going to be major culture shock for me? 

LA is a very big place with a wide variety of cultures.  but you'll only experience a small part of it.  best to live close to your job, at least at first.  tell us where the job is and we can tell you what to expect.


Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: The Abdominal Snoman on May 26, 2011, 05:32:10 PM
LA is a very big place with a wide variety of cultures.  but you'll only experience a small part of it.  best to live close to your job, at least at first.  tell us where the job is and we can tell you what to expect.

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Title: Re: Moving to Los Angeles... will I survive?
Post by: RamJam on May 26, 2011, 06:18:10 PM
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hahaha

I will be staying in Cypress. Not too far of a trek to work.