March 10, 2008

California Knows How to Party

This is Spike.

This weekend, I had the chance to visit my brother who is a law student at my alma mater, which shall not be named for the sake of preserving our anonymity. Let's just say it rhymes with Shmichigan shmlaw schmool.

I also got a nice remembrance of the old days when I attended a lecture by Ward Connerly, whose mission in life is to get states to ban affirmative. His speech was disrupted by the delightfully named Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action by Any Means Necessary. Apparently, the means necessary were to make complete jerks of themselves by noisily storming up on the stage as Mr. Connerly (who incidentally was invited) tried to address the audience (who incidentally came to hear Mr. Connerly).

But if there is any one thing this weekend really taught me, it's that I love LA. Michigan was windy and cold. And seriously, how many songs about Michigan are there? Michigan dreaming? Michigan, here we come? Michigan knows how to party? Hotel Michigan? I wish they all could be Michigan girls? I don't think so. California definitely has its flaws, and its fun to get a way from time to time, but in the four years we have lived here, I have never once thought "Oh no, I have to go back to California."


14 comments:

Cameron P. Diaz said...

Spike, I liked your post. California does indeed know how to party.

BUT....The link you gave for your hot single brother does not do him justice. Here is a better one, of him with his niece.

http://picasaweb.google.com/troyflake/BaltimoreBirthday2007/photo#5116556017656635762

Perla said...

Spike, you are funny. I laughed out loud at the affirmativers barging up on the stage.

Carolyn said...

But how does anyone afford to live in California??!!

pflower10 said...

SURE, sure!! RUB IT IN!!!!

But is there a Californian State of Mind song?

Kelly said...

There are probly lots of country songs with Arizona in the titles, but I don't listen to them.

This morning I walked outside and the weather was...perfect. A terrible feeling of dread came over me. Perfect weather= 100 degree summer temps are coming fast. It is going to bake us like a slow roaster for 6 months.

I grew up in LA. I've never met better weather. I think it might make up for the earthquakes, fires, mudslides, crime, and traffic. Oh. And the affirmative action.

Anonymous said...

I was going to rush to defend my home state of Michigan, and then I realized...it is VERY cold here.

Silly Marie said...

I agree with Carolyn. We'd live in Northern CA in a heartbeat if it weren't so darned expensive. We couldn't even rent in a trailer park there for what we bought our house for here in TX!

Hollywood said...

Which is why I'm going to be managing these apartments until the day I die. I have NO idea how all these homeowners pay their mortgages. Rich parents? Selling stuffed animals? Who knows.

The Wiz said...

The traffic there kills me. It's hideously bad. As is the smog.

The weather is perfect, though, I'll give you that.

It's great here, too, and you don't have to have old money to afford a house. Move here!

S'mee said...

"Rollin' down, Imperial Highway, a big nasty redhead by my side...."

Carolyn, drugs, sex, or rock n roll are the first choices, after that there is working two jobs, old money, or settling for the 'hood. And if you have to settle...well you can't beat the hood in CA.

"Roll down the window, put down the top. Crank up the Beach Boys baby, don't let the music stop..."

pflower10, don't need one. Breath deep...some where you're bound to have a California state of lungs. Beach, smog or weed...take your pick! ; >

"From the South Bay to the Valley..."

anon, gramma lived in MI. Took one trip to visit friends out in "Los Angeleeese" during Dec. and NEVER went back. Seriously. Told grampa to sell everything they owned and they moved. I LOVE my gramma.

"Everybody's very happy, cuz' the sun is shining all the time! Looks like another perfect day. I love L.A.!"

My #1 called me this morning just to tell me they "got a place for a long weekend in Doheny, wanna come?" Yes people, although my weekend is BOOKED, I *will* be headed to Doheny tamale. A day at the beach in March is SO worth it.

yup, me and 'Newman, WE LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

NO Joke about the weather in Michigan! even in a good winter year you only get three months of warm weather and sun!

Hollywood said...

Jason - if you spam my site one more time I'm going to hunt you down via your ip address and hang you up by your thumbnails. STOP!!

April said...

I have no clue who this Jason character is... but thank you for keeping me in my blissful ignorant state Hollywood :) I have a feeling I don't want to know.....

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Woot Woot! Michigan Law School!!!