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Leaving Los Angeles

There are a lot of reasons I'm glad to be leaving LA. My dislike of large groups of protester, especially when they happen to be wrong; my irritation with an entire group of service industry workers who simply can't speak (and refuse to learn) my language, the native language of the United States of America; the corruption of the politics (these people make Chicago's Democratic machine, world renowned kings of corrupt politics, look like rank amatuers in corruption); the lack of air conditioning in most of the apartments; the cost of EVERYTHING (I don't care what they say, LA is exceedingly expensive when you can't live comfortably on $130K/year for 2); the general dislike of pets that everyone in California seems to exhibit, unless they are rich, in which case the only acceptable pets are Yorkies or pit bulls:P); the fact that if you want to go for a walk, you have to drive 20 minutes to find some place you won't get mugged by some guy who refuses to learn English, and are, quite frankly, better off going to the gym, so you never get any fresh air; the fact that there really isn't any fresh air in LA, smog capital of the US; the lack of public transport in a city of 18 Million people...I'll end the list there, but I could spend the next 12 hours listing stuff I don't like about LA.

On the other hand, I will miss the restaurants. LA has a lot of good restaurants. Which Bloomington lacks. Of course, I don't think that Bloomington has a single restaurant that will cost $100/per person for a meal, no matter how good. I've been to several in LA. :)