TO MY LOS ANGELENO BROTHERS

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    Nov 24, 2008 7:52 AM GMT
    What up guys

    Im comin home last minute for thanksgiving. Ill be there for about 24 hours and I plan to hit up the gay bars wednesday night.

    Whos comin out with me?


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    Nov 24, 2008 10:08 AM GMT
    It will be boring. Only because it is Los Angeles.
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    Nov 24, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    ive never relied on a city to show me a good time, i make my own fun.

    if i find nothin and no one, ill fuck the gay bars and go shoot pool and drink with strangers.
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    Nov 24, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    You'll actually have a blast then. Everyone will be your friend for the night. I forgot you said you'll only be in LA for 24 hours. That's about as long as "friends" last here, so you won't be here long enough to notice how fake and stupid people are. ;)
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    Nov 24, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    i'm so glad i left that place... LOL you just reminded me why
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    Nov 24, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    ya'll must not be from los angeles

    i appreciate your point of views, but thats home your talking about, my home anyways. sure its got its bitch factors, but what location doesnt?

    ive got my people and my places there and i wouldnt expect outsiders to enjoy it too much. unless they work hard to carve out their place there.

    allow the attack to commence, motha fuckas.
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    Nov 24, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    Well, yes, Los Angeles DOES have a lot of superficial, unfriendly people. I've had much better experiences with people in NYC. But, having said that, L.A. is my home town, and I think there are PLENTY of great things to do and see here beyond just the Gay bars, which can be a very limiting experience. Check out Griffith Park. The views from The Observatory are fantastic! Traveltown is lots of fun at the north end of the park. Nearby, just literally 5 minutes away, is Glendale's Brand Park and Library, with it's wonderful building built as a Spanish/Moorish castle in the foothills back in 1903, and open free of charge to the public, with awsome hiking trails and mysterious canyons. There are miles of beautiful beaches; Venice Beach has some interesting people, and Malibu and Zuma are home to some of California's best surfing, as well as very hot guys! There's the Getty Museum. Malibu Creek State Park where the old 4077th M*A*S*H camp was located (the chopper pads are still there!). There're lots of cool things to see in Pasadena, and Big Tujunga Canyon, as well as Mt. Wilson, are simply spectactular, as are Soledad Canyon, Vasquez Rocks, and the high desert at Palmdale and Lancaster.
    And of course there's Disneyland! And the Queen Mary in Long Beach!

    Don't limit yourself to just the bars. There's so much more in L.A. to see and do!

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
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    Nov 24, 2008 11:55 PM GMT
    i love LA
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    Nov 24, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    Some bitter people in here. LA, like any other place, is what you make of it.
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    Nov 25, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    I just moved to LA 2 years ago from Las Vegas. It took me about a year to ajust but I love it here I never want to leave. I live in Hollywood! Every one I have met is cool as hell. But I dont go to west hollywood thats to trendy for me. If I go to a gay bar its in Silver Lake.
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    Nov 25, 2008 5:56 AM GMT
    Haha

    Los Angeles Born and Raised, ya'll

    no worries, i know how sweet LA is and all it has to offer.
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    Nov 25, 2008 8:05 AM GMT
    sxypalestinian saidI always have a bad experience with some Los Angeles people. All they think of being rich and pretended to be famous. What the fuck?!


    LOL ain't that the troof!
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    Nov 25, 2008 8:43 AM GMT
    its like this

    if you go to LA and do the tourist thing, and go to tourist places, which are all hollywood and sunset strip, then yes, you will meet the pretentious assholes, as with any expensive part of any city. but that is about 2% of LA, friends.

    With the proper guide, LA, and the rest of california, is paradise.

    and to all of you folk livin there now who hate it so much:

    i dont know your business or what you got goin on, but if you hate it so much why dont you just move? i understand not likin the place, thats fine. I live in the midwest right now and i personally wouldnt mind if it were nuked off of the face of the earth and never to return. and I am moving in six months. because i will die if i have stay another moment longer.

    if thats how you feel about la, do yourself a favor and go somewhere you want to be.
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    Nov 25, 2008 8:51 AM GMT
    ItMoons saidits like this

    i dont know your business or what you got goin on, but if you hate it so much why dont you just move?


    Move where...to a smaller town with less opportunity? Or to New York which is too expensive? Do you assume that all aspects of my life are easily changeable and I can just up and walk from my close friends, job, and home in LA just because I find more people in LA, especially fags, to be superficial? I rather enjoy making fun of them, and to their faces.

    I moved once already and LA is WAAAAAAY better than where I'm from. I'll move again, but the time isn't right.
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    Nov 25, 2008 9:53 AM GMT
    Like i said, i dont know your business, dude. But I am glad you got good shit in LA, good people being one and good material to work with being another.

    Lets talk some shit. Come play pool with me, dude.
  • JewcyDude

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    Dec 18, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    Saw this forum just a few minutes ago and wanted to respond... I have been living in LA now continuously since 2002, and it took me a while to adjust and I hated going to the bars, I thought everywhere I went was pretentious etc...

    that is until I lost a lot of weight. Then it all changed lol. And finally the bf and I joined the gym together last year around this time and we started weight training. I get looks and flirted with etc. I feels great and a validation for working out.

    Been out of the gym this week - both of us are sick icon_sad.gif

    But anyway back to the topic, LA can be a lot of fun if you know where to go and what to do.

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy going to WeHo for the bars and boy watching etc... but there is so much more to LA than people are willing to discover, however I do believe that is changing.

    Downtown is becoming a haven for new places, there is Griffith park, Silverlake has a whole other side to the gay life including bars that can be quite different from the typical WeHo atmosphere, new places in Hollywood, Los Feliz, lots of Museums to check out etc...

    LA is what you make of it, sure I can't stand it at times, there are times I get so intimidated at the gym that I freak out and leave (the Arclight 24 hour!) but I get over it.

    I would love to go back home to SF but I have a good job and great place in Hollywood etc... so I am sticking with it for a bit more at least. Trust me, my bf would have me move the second I said lets do it.

    I stayed in LA due to meeting my bf a few months before graduating college back in 2006 just as I was about to move back up north (he was here on business and thinking about moving to LA).


    Make LA work for you!
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    Dec 28, 2008 2:12 AM GMT
    JewcyDude said
    Downtown is becoming a haven for new places, there is Griffith park, Silverlake has a whole other side to the gay life including bars that can be quite different from the typical WeHo atmosphere, new places in Hollywood, Los Feliz, lots of Museums to check out etc...


    Don't forget Echo Park! Wait... I mean, everyone forget about Echo Park so my rent will stay low!!!

    LA is what you make of it, sure I can't stand it at times, there are times I get so intimidated at the gym that I freak out and leave (the Arclight 24 hour!) but I get over it.

    --snoip--

    Make LA work for you!


    Hey! I go to Arclight 24hr Fitness too! What time do you guys go?

    As much as LA can annoy me from time to time, it can just just as often be a pretty swell city. One thing that I've learned from living in 8 different states growing up is -- a place is just a place. All major metropolitan cities have problems. And they all have great parts. It really does depend on your frame of mind, and what you make of it.
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    Dec 28, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    rezdylan said
    JewcyDude said
    Downtown is becoming a haven for new places, there is Griffith park, Silverlake has a whole other side to the gay life including bars that can be quite different from the typical WeHo atmosphere, new places in Hollywood, Los Feliz, lots of Museums to check out etc...


    Don't forget Echo Park! Wait... I mean, everyone forget about Echo Park so my rent will stay low!!!

    LA is what you make of it, sure I can't stand it at times, there are times I get so intimidated at the gym that I freak out and leave (the Arclight 24 hour!) but I get over it.

    --snoip--

    Make LA work for you!


    Hey! I go to Arclight 24hr Fitness too! What time do you guys go?

    As much as LA can annoy me from time to time, it can just just as often be a pretty swell city. One thing that I've learned from living in 8 different states growing up is -- a place is just a place. All major metropolitan cities have problems. And they all have great parts. It really does depend on your frame of mind, and what you make of it.


    well I hardly every go to the arclight, even though im right by it. Its always so busy and intimidating! Im a fan of the 24 hour in WeHo, a lot more run down and all, but I love that just about everyone is gay and I know quite a good amount of people there - at least on a "I see you all the time and we smile and nod kind of way".

    There is too much going on at the arclight gym to make let me concentrate on the workout, however there are some gorgeous men there...
  • Hunter9

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    Dec 28, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    you know what makes LA so shitty?

    it is all the people who bitch and moan about how shitty LA is
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    Dec 28, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    Hunter9 saidyou know what makes LA so shitty?

    it is all the people who bitch and moan about how shitty LA is


    Amen, also this isn't a hard rule, but I find people born and raised here tend to be more real sometimes than the people who have moved here and tried to adapt themselves to the 'LA mentality'. There are good people here, you just have to search them out.

    Right now I am living in artist hard lofts in downtown (not the stupid luxury lofts=apartments). They are amazing I meet people from all different types of backgrounds and who are not afraid to be real. Some of the stories they have are crazy seeing some have lived in the building for over 20 years.

    On a side note, I don't think you are actually going to meet the most amazing people when going out (although it is a possibility), do other activities and people are likely to be acting far more real.
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    Dec 28, 2008 7:38 PM GMT
    Hunter9 saidyou know what makes LA so shitty?

    it is all the people who bitch and moan about how shitty LA is


    I was just getting ready to say that...I mean it is not like you are from some isolated town in Siberia. I totally get you have bad gays there, just like everywhere (hell I grew up in Philly and currently live in NYC so I would say I have a little experience on gay urban life lol), but that doesn't mean that you can't make the place and experience your own.

    Everything in life is what you make of it, and if you do nothing with LA, you'll get nothing out of it, just like if you were in NYC or Detroit or Coral Gables...whereever.

    Now I am going to go back to enjoying sitting on a balcony in 65 (yes 65 in december) degree weather in NYC. Tomorrow, itll be in the 30's (see right there is a perfect reason to enjoy LA.)