THE LAST edges of 2013. Happy New Year to all from the heart of Los Angeles.
AS 2013 waltzes to its close, I’ve been going through the accumulation — ticket stubs, programs, over-the-transom galleys, gallery ephemera — reminders of some of the events that caught my eye and ear this year. It was a rich year. I been long out of the habit of making lists and ranking experiences, but this collage of where I’ve been is, in a certain way, a substitution for all of that.
Looking forward to what awaits in 2014.
Happy New Year, All.
LIKE MANY yesterday, I got sucked in to taking this New York Times interactive quiz which afterward produces a map explaining the origins of your accent/dialect. My results were surprising — as they pointed to my parents origins and not the place I grew up — here in Los Angeles. It makes sense though how speech, word-choice and idiom are deeply influenced by home environment.
You can navigate here to take the quiz. Right now it takes a while for the map to come up due to high-traffic … as I said, I got sucked in — it’s an absorbing journey back home.
PALMS: Dude preaching in the lanes, Sawtelle & National. His flock is just trying not to crash into him. LAPD enrte.
— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) December 18, 2013
Sleep tight, Angelenos. A local coffee shop is baking your morning gluten-free cranberry bran muffin. It already tastes like cardboard.
— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) December 17, 2013
It’s the city we see slipping by us at 45mph, put briefly on pause.