Monday, February 20, 2012

City of Storytellers

I will very often turn to someone and say, "Don't you just love this city? I love this city." And I do. I love L.A. It's quirky and silly and filled with so many odd and interesting people. I can't get enough of it.

I mentioned in a previous post that my goal was to watch ALL the best picture nominees before the Oscars this year. Last weekend I had one movie left on my list (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), so I went to Grauman's Chinese Theatre since it was still playing there. I asked my boyfriend to drop me off so I didn't have to deal with parking (he didn't want to see the movie), but as we drove down Hollywood Blvd we discovered some of the roads were closed.

"What's going on?" my boyfriend asked.
"F---ing Oscars!" I yelled. "I forgot they closed the roads already."

I had to jump out of the car early and maneuver around all the superheroes and other comic book character creeps on Hollywood Blvd. I couldn't help but smirk because where else in the world can you curse the Oscars because of road closures? Don't you just love this city?!

Yes, it's annoying to deal with closed roads and traffic due to award shows or filming for movies and tv shows. But it's also fantastic! It's fantastic because it reminds me that I live in a city of storytellers. Most of us are telling stories in some form or another--writing, acting, painting, singing, telling jokes, swapping drunken stories with strangers at a bar. I totally dig it.

Cheers to my fellow storytellers!

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