Posts Tagged ‘Miscellaneous’

WOW. What a crazy week.

To quote my friend Dennis, “This city just got a lot smaller.”

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Our site was down overnight, sorry. But it’s your fault so please bear with me while I ramble for a moment here. We had so many visitors yesterday that it crashed the server and everything had to be migrated elsewhere. It blows my mind. I can’t say I expected this week… I mean, I’d hoped one day this site would catch on and a little LA love would be spread, but I truly underestimated just how starved many Angelenos have become to focus on the positive around them and explore the deeper details about where they live and/or grew up. I’ll admit, this week’s turn of events have put me in a bit of an emotional daze… and since I’m on super tight deadlines for my day job right now, I was already a bit dizzy. (more…)


HAPPY SUNDAY – Everybody Dance!

Photograph taken of a man posting bills on a brick wall reading “Banish Sunday dancing in Venice and stopping Sunday baseball and theatres will be our next move! Sabbath Reform League”… residents wonder whether these are by reformers opposed to dancing or whether it is 11th hour election ruse of pro-Sunday dancers. (Photo date unknown – looks like late 1920s/early 30s to me)

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HAPPY SUNDAY – Lie Down and Relaaaax!

Here in Los Angeles, even tapirs have personal masseuses.

Jealous much?

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HLA COCKTAIL MEET – Tonga Hut, Thurs, 1/28, 7:15-9:15

tongahut©LAeaterUPDATE: We now have an official Facebook Event listing!

Okay, a bunch of you on Facebook expressed interest in getting together for a HiddenLA happy hour of sorts (YAY!) and the 52 year-old local tiki dive known as Tonga Hut came out far ahead of most other favorite local valley bars in our poll… so that’s where we’re going! The next happy hour will be on the other side of the hill… we’ll rotate, just for you. :)

The Tonga Hut is located at12808 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood (818-769-0708). You can park on the street in front, but it’s probably better to just swing around to the parking lot behind the bar.

I’m excited, and I hope you can make it! Either way it’ll be great… if you all do show up we’ll have a blast – it’ll be great to finally be able to start to put 3D faces to the many names I see on here. I’d especially love to talk to those of you who are interested in helping with the charity aspect of this site that I’m working on starting. And hey… if you *don’t* show up, s’okay. I’ll just have a prime opportunity to drown myself in Mai Tais and slur to the bored bartender my pathetic tale of how Los Angeles rejected my party invite and totally stood me up. WAH. A few years of therapy I should be totally okay! No worries!

Seriously, it’d be nice to see ya there though… :)

Sincerely,  Lynn

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HAPPY SUNDAY, LA – Be exactly who you wanna be!

Take your favorite California girl out for some fried chicken and dirty dancin’ today. Treat her well and rock her world. Contrary to popular belief, she *does* know how to rock yours. Trust me.
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HATING LA – via Futurama

As we’ve established, Los Angeles – like all cities – does have good and bad points. That said, it’s simply in every resident and visitor’s best interest to learn how to handle themselves properly. In my grandmother’s generation, it was common Angeleno knowledge that the very best way to divert the ravenous, wandering packs of gun-toting pre-teens that wander like gypsies through our city (see clip above) was just to tell them to sit down while you go and make them a sandwich and then head for cover as they impatiently waited to be served. But times have changed and so have ten year olds.

According to our sources, in 2009 a better technique is to carry a book – any book – with you in case the gang is female. When the rabid little girl gang approaches, hide the cover of the book from them and pretend to be reading. Suddenly scream out “OMIGOD! I CAN’T BELIEVE I GOT THIS UNRELEASED TWILIGHT BOOK BEFORE EVERYBODY ELSE!” and in your excitement, throw the book skyward INTO THE OTHER DIRECTION. Run. Do not look back. You do not want to see what armed little girls will do to each other to get that book.

If the gang is all boys, the sandwich thing still works like gold. For a mixed group, sandwiches and books, in that order. Be safe out there, Los Angeles.