Ep 3: Where do you live?

Today’s prompt:

Where do you live?

This is one of the most basic, get-to-know-you questions, and the answer can vary. Our country, state, city, and neighborhood all say something about us, whether we like it or not. 

On today's episode, we're not just talking about our zip codes, we're talking about how our location is currently affecting who we are. 

I live in Los Angeles, so I have 10 Things To Tell You about my little pocket of L.A. 

10 Things about this episode:

  1. When we meet someone, we’re looking to put them into some sort of box of understanding, a lens to see them through. Sometimes answering where we live says something about our roots or our choices, our career, or our family history.

  2. I have lived in Los Angeles for nearly 18 years. I grew up in small town Oklahoma. PLACE plays one of the biggest roles in my personal narrative. So I can talk about MY version of L.A., but I am also very aware that I live in a particular little bubble, and so everything I say here is from my experience only.

  3. Vampire facials.

  4. There are 12 million people in Los Angeles. The economy of this city alone is larger than 46 out of the 50 United States.

  5. The Hollywood Sign originally said Hollywoodland.

  6. Everclear’s song Santa Monica // Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Song Under the Bridge // Ryan Adams’s song La Cienega Just Smiled

  7. Troop Beverly Hills (favorite LA movie of all time)

  8. The Californians on Saturday Night Live.

  9. L.A. has style. Lots and lots of style.

  10. Los Angeles offered me all the freedom in the world when I needed it, and has offered it over and over again for the last 18 years. I believe LA lets you be whoever you want to be, and then also lets you return to yourself.