I’m such a sell out. It might be part of living in LA. I bought Xmas presents on Amazon this morning and now I’m at the Starbucks on Ventura Blvd. writing with a friend of mine. I’ve got screenwriters on each side of me, or did. There’s a new guy to my right and he’s reading a book. How refreshing. Not a laptop, not a newspaper, a book. I’m writing the Night + Day Las Vegas book, but nobody notices book writers and that’s just fine. It’s not as good eaves dropping as a movie script.
I’m considering moving to Long Beach with the boyfriend. We spent more time there this past weekend and my delusions are gone. Long Beach is a bit gritty. However, there’s still a feeling of neighborhood upgrade in the air in the Bluff Heights/Bluff Park neighborhood at Broadway and Redondo. They’ve got gorgeous craftsman homes in the $500-$600k range which is bargain city in California. Similar houses would cost in the high 700k and up where we are in Burbank right now. And to walk or ride a bike near the beach is something to look forward to. Walking the streets makes me want to have an office on Broadway.
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I’m spending January with John, wherever he is. Burbank, maybe Lithuania. But I still can’t help surfing travel deals when I hear whisper of them. The MobiBlog is dangerous, I’m telling you.
My friend Sean (not Keener) and I are travel dream talking. Breaks in Cuba, Cancun, and the Yucutan Peninsula call. Man oh man would it be nice to hide out on a beach somewhere for a month. Even two three weeks. Okay, back to work. Happy Holidays everyone!