My Neighborhood

April 13, 2013

I have lived in what is known unofficially as “Melrose Village” since 1999….it is a VERY different area that lies between West Hollywood which is  MUCH  more gentrified and Hollywood which is not…

 
It is hard to describe….it is like the rebel from the 70’s that just has refused to conform….it is very eclectic…everything from old fashion barber shops to tattoo and piercing parlors to T shops  to ….sex,  bizarre toy, and old record  shops…to slightly upscale restaurants to 7 Eleven..Johnny Rockets.Thai… Chinese..Mexican ..and also yogurt shops…to sit down restaurants for the average Joe to take his Alice to…or the average Brad to take his George to…..and by that I am referring to “La La’s” which is an “Argentinian” restaurant run by primarily Mexicans…the food is basic…but very good …you can have dinner with chicken, salad, rice and 2 beers plus all the bread you can sop in this wonderful  garlicky olive oil for only  $21.00……which is unheard of in LA……
 
I do not hesitate spending money on New restaurants with a good Chef  and a talented  Mixologist…..if I can share it with friends….otherwise I think what is the point…….if I am alone…..
 
Funny but now that I think of it …a restaurant is the ONLY thing I really enjoy sharing with another…unless it is the dance floor…as I prefer to watch movies or theatre shows alone…as if  I find the show boring …I can just get up and leave…..and not have to worry about Alice or George’s feelings…..
 
The same way I feel about  sleeping….yeah lets fuck and then you go to your room…..so if I want to wake up in the middle of the night to read or watch TV I CAN!!!!…
 
As I was walking down to La La’s tonight ….I ran into this well groomed  older man with silver hair…who I use to avoid….he sits on the bench near a Wells Fargo ATM machine…and he ALWAYS says..”.can you spare some change”….well this time I said “I bet you have a Bentley around the corner and live in Bel Air”….he just smiled at me…..
 
but during dinner I thought like Barbara Wa Wa…and wanted to interview him……so ate hurriedly …to get back before the sun set…but alas he was NOT there…he had motored home…I am sure in his Bentley….(sigh!)
 
So this will be  my project for Next Weekend!!!  I mean his teeth are too movie star white and tooo straight for an indigent…his clothes are too clean…and not homeless looking …..which makes me mad now that I think of it….taking money away from people that deserve it……
 
So stay tuned in………………

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