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Los Angeles Observation #1: Tap Water Here Is Terrible

During my time here I’m going to be making some observations about life and culture here in Los Angeles. I’ve already noticed a bunch, but I’ll ease into it here:

Los Angeles Observation #1: The tap water is terrible

On the day that I first arrived here, my friend Ashley told me that I should look into getting a Brita water filter, or some sort of home water service, because the tap water wasn’t good. Now, being from Hamilton Ontario (don’t laugh, we have great out of the tap water) I thought she was just being a typical LA girl, and that it was just all the rage to BUY your water, so I pretty much ignored her advice. WRONG DECISION!

My very first taste of the water made me cringe. I will never doubt Ashely again, nor will I ever take for granted the beauty of Canadian out of the tap water again.


January 29, 2008 Posted by | Life | 2 Comments

Watch Ratatouille

The other day I was driving with a friend of mine in LA, and we saw a giant billboard for “Ratatouille”. She surprised me by saying: “I’ve never seen that”. I almost slammed on my breaks… “YOU’VE NEVER SEEN RATATOUILLE?” So since I hadn’t seen it in a while, I suggest we ditch our other plans and just get the DVD and watch it. Man, I almost forgot how brilliant that little movie is. If you haven’t seen it, drop what you’re doing right now and run out to grab it. Just do it!

January 22, 2008 Posted by | Life | Leave a comment

Being In Los Angeles

Well… for those of you who may not know, I’m now in Los Angeles and will be off and on from now on (at least for the next couple of years). Doug and I have been here for 2 weeks now. Our place is amazing (I’ll post pictures later) and we’ve already been able to do more cool stuff in 2 weeks than we have all year!

We’re living right in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. We’re within walking distance to EVERYTHING. Every time I leave the house I’m seeing something amazing. A few days ago is was Jim Henson’s studios. We live a 5 minute walk from the walk of fame, the Chinese Mann’s theater, The Arclight, Ameoba music, the magic castle… I mean… you name it… we’re close to it!

Sorry I haven’t been posting at all the last 2 months. I’ve just had tons to do and then getting moved down here took a lot. I’m back to posting daily now.

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Computer Practical Joke

I came across this little practical joke online today to pull on someone. I’ve got to try this:

1. On your mark’s computer, go to the Desktop and make a new folder.
2. Rename the new folder to e.g. “Porn”
3. Make a screenshot
4. Delete the folder that you’d just created
5. Install the screenshot image as a Desktop wallpaper
6. Enjoy!

I’ll let you know if I try it and what the results were.

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment