Oh yeah, that's right. I'm doing me.

Sooo. I’ve been in LA since like, November. I guess I wasn’t kidding when I said I was thinking about hiding from winter on the east coast. I guess I also wasn’t kidding when I said I wanted to live bi-coastally.

Strange how things I halfway joke about come to pass, effortlessly. Like, Moving to NYC last year? I just happened to mention to someone that I was thinking about it and next thing I know, I’m being flown to NYC to check out an apartment. Somebody flew me out to NYC to look at an apartment. And voila. I’ve got an apartment in The City.

I need to will some super awesome stuff into the atmosphere, on purpose, and see what happens.

Moving right along.

It’s my last week in LA for quite some time. I’ve been here since November, save ten days in January when I went back to pick up my mail, see a Broadway play with my aceboon, and say hello to my roommate and my doormen. I’ll be going to SXSW this weekend (more on that later), and then after that I will be making my way back to NYC. I hope the weather is nice when I get back because I don’t wanna see any Snowpacalypses or Snowmageddons (or however you spell them).

Since I’m leaving this week, I’m scrambling to see all my LA friends and clients because once the weather gets nice in NY, I won’t want to leave. I’m amazed by how freaking awesome NYC is when the weather is nice, and how much you miss it when the weather isn’t so nice. I am looking forward to seeing all my NYC friends again, and my line sister will be interning in NYC for the summer. I am also cooking up some personal and professional milestones this season. It will be fun times all around.

Can I tell you how much I love my sorors? I was at a meetup last week and happened to meet a young lady and she turned out to be my soror (and my sands) and now I have a new BFF in LA. Well, okay, BFF is strong, but she’s definitely really cool, a kindred spirit, and I love her and I told her to come visit me in NYC ANYTIME. /end random cheesiness.

There was a time in my life where writing a blog post a day was a bare minimum. These days, not so much. This was just a checkin post because I said I would blog more. I’ve pretty much been working, enjoying LA, and being me. Client work has been flowing, and I am trying to fix up all my websites so I can feel more organized. I do so much work for my clients, and rarely do I do the same things for myself and my own projects. Hopefully I will have some cool updates on this shortly.

A NY vs. LA State of Mind

I’ve been quiet on the blogging front because so much is going on, yet nothing is going on. All at the same time.

I’ve been in LA since mid-November, and have no plans to return to NYC until January. I know. Who does that? All that precious rent money in Manhattan going to keeping my messy bedroom warm. I told ya’ll I hate cold weather. The good thing is my friends seem to be using my apartment while I’m out. Living in Manhattan means most people want to come stay with you (or at your place in your absence) due to your location to the City. I’m always opening my home to my friends when I can (as does my roommate). Somebody might as well enjoy the fruits of my labor if I can’t.

Can I tell you how happy I am to be in LA? I see the sun everyday at home! The Target stores are all neat and fully stocked! There’s no long ridiculous line at Whole Foods! I can drive anywhere I need to at a moment’s notice! I have a car to fill up with all my shopping bounty! I’m wearing flipflops in December! I don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe just to get through 4 months of life! I’m pondering why it is I moved from this place. I miss it. Sigh.

You know what I noticed? Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” is somewhat meaningless when  you’re not in NY. When it comes on the radio in LA, I am not excited. I am not pumped. I am not loving NY. I am loving my flipflops in December! But in NY, this song is the best walking-through-the-city soundtrack. It’s the best song to sing to in the club. I feel like I’ve bought into the hype I always knew existed: New York is the greatest to only those who live there. I suppose New Yorkers have to stay positive when the sun hides behind skyscrapers, and the  City doesn’t have the convenience of fully-stocked, neat Target stores nearby. 

As another year closes, I am yet again reevaluating the meaning of life, and what it is I’m doing with myself (my year-end emo state of mind). I do this throughout the year, but the end of the year and the holidays forces me to really inspect everything. I’m sure I will come up with something interesting to do in 2010!