View From a Hotel Window, LA 2014 Edition
Posted on April 10, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 14 Comments
I’m sure that those of you familiar with LA can probably guess where I’m staying. Please don’t stalk me anyway.
Flight in was good; stop at In-N-Out to get a Double Double Animal Style was good; getting into the hotel room, perchance to collapse onto the bed, also good. Life is good. Hope yours is, too.
*Waves at you from Beautiful Downtown Burbank* Hi John!
Stalk, stalk, stalk.
You’ve got a lovely view of Central Library.
Hey, I’m about 5 blocks from you.
Are you sure you’re not stalking me?
I work in Central Library (that lovely little pointy-topped building in the middle of the picture, for you non-Angelenos). I’ll be sure to wave up at you when I leave at the end of the day. Sadly, I cannot look out the window to wave at you now, for I work in the basement and have no window. Oh, the depressing monotony of it all.
I used to work next door (not the library.) Lovely!
Stalk you? Fly from my home to LA and pay outrageous airline fees, get molested by TSA, have my personal items (stalking paraphernalia, camera, lenses, etc) stolen by airline employees, have to endure the harsh looks from passengers because I am hefty, sit in front of young child who repeatedly kicks back of seat……Naw, you are safe. Surely you will come to a town near me where it will be easier ;)
To continue the In and Out thread… 1) nice selection, obviously my preference as well. 2) I enjoy a strawberry milk shake to wash it all down. What is your beverage of choice with your double double?
I don’t miss LA traffic or SoCal traffic in general.
Have a good trip.
If you’re feeling adventurous go and visit Olivera St not too far from you. I recommend the taquitos at Cielito Lindo and a visit to the Mission for interesting pictures, info and touristy stuff.
Mission? NOT on Olvera street. La Luz Del Dia for the hand-made tortillas with carnitas for tacos! Spent many years enslaved at 300 N. Los Angeles….NOT missing it!
Are there any (public) Scalzi events today, that is, Friday?
If you could see 250 miles east of there, you’d see me waving, or something like that. But, it’s LA. You’re lucky to see 250 yards on a clear day.
The seagull was better.
I’m glad you liked the Double Double Animal Style. But will eating one of those things destroy your waistline?
I’d also recommend breakfast at the Nickel Diner, lunch at Bottega Louie, dinner at Bäco Mercat, and tipples at Caña Rum Bar, The Varnish, Honeycut or Bar & Kitchen (also great for dinner). If there’s time, that is — so much wonderful stuff to do in DTLA!