Reasons to Love LA

I never thought I’d actually say that I love LA, considering I’ve been there a handful of times in my life and have no desire to ever return to live there – my hometown is on the beach nearby, great to visit but not to stay (sorry fam!). A few recent events, however, have made me say ‘hooray LA!’ for once. Being unemployed with a mysterious illness makes it easy to sit on your bum all day and watch YouTube videos.

First up, In The Heights is on tour in LA right now, and the show’s creator/original star is joining the cast for the LA stop. And because cool things happen with or around Lin, it only makes sense that a flash mob did a number while he was eating lunch at Universal City Walk.

The city walk isn’t technically that great, but I have some great memories from high school. I stalked Shia LaBeouf during his Even Stevens fame, met O-Town at the Hard Rock Cafe after winning tickets on the radio (hello 16th birthday present to me!) and then met Jared Padalecki (Gilmore Girls hottie) that very same night. So I believe in the magic that is Universal City Walk… cue corny music.

Now cue the flash mob:

Now, what do I love more than musicals and boy bands and stalking? Kitties, that’s right. This ice cream shop in LA is selling directly to me when they launched their campaign that says nothing about their store, but says everything about their love for cat videos.

I was already hooked when I saw the official video.

Than I fell in love… and fell over laughing, at this video:

Then there’s this small clothing company in LA that I had to do some digging to find. I saw this amazing cat shirt on ModCloth.com but it was sold out before I could get my hands on it. In comes unemployment boredom, and I decide to try to find the company. Turns out this LA company usually only does wholesale in Japan, but a simple inquiry led me to a wonderful person at Cameron Hawaii and I was able to purchase this shirt, which will soon be in my possession. (Best shirt evarrrr. I may wear it every day. Because I can.)

And those are my reasons to love LA right now. I may also be thinking this way since I’ll (hopefully) be visiting my family in August. If only it didn’t cost so much to fly across the country. So annoying.

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