Wednesday, June 11, 2008


It's A Great Big Freeway

Have you ever had one of those moments in your life where you find yourself utterly obsessed with something that you know is coming? You know, logically, in the back of your mind, that it will come in time, but until then, there's nothing to do. But even still, you spend your days surfing the Internet, trying to find whatever new info you can. You dream about it. You just wait for the day when it arrives.

I'm going through one of those phases with LA. Yes, I know, I was just there. But a few days ago, I ended up having a conversation with my parents about planning for LA, and after that, everything just... clicked. I used to be okay, if a little excited, about the concept of living in LA, and now I'm just fucking enthused. Maybe it's a combination of factors -- a second job that's bringing me more money, the "holiday's over" sensation that comes with being a month into one's summer vacation, the general lack of automotive transportation (Brother Cognito takes it for his job), and the slow, crushing realization that the end of my time in higher education approaches. All I know is, I've engaged in feats of folly ranging from haunting Yelp to trying to decode the LA Metro map.

Figures. Guess I can't have the normal summer doldrums, like everyone else. I have to focus intently on the other side of the country, instead.

Well, it COULD be a perseveration, but if you're happy about it then it's all good. Or at least, that's the general tack I take with my Aspie son, who is 12.

[mom]I expect great things from you, young man![/mom]
Thanks. I'm glad to hear your son's doing well.
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