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Travel: L.A.-ing Around

L.A.-ing around is a great term I first heard on the podcast Yo, Is This Racist? featuring Marissa A. Ross. If you don’t know who she is that’s really ok. Her bio reads: “Marissa is a writer, actor, music connoisseur and renowned leisure enthusiast.” I think “renowned leisure enthusiast” really conveys all you need to know (that and the fact that she has a very active twitter friendship with Mindy Kaling). Anyways, the host goes: “Marissa, you’re an internet person, I know you from L.A.-ing around,” to which a debate ensues about what L.A.-ing around really means. “That makes me sound really weird, L.A.-ing around? I don’t know what that means to other people,” she replies. Andrew Ti, the host, explains that it actually means: “people who are working but also wearing sunglasses and drinking a beer,” which he is the authority on because he made the word up. Listen to the podcast for yourself if you please.

“I know tons of people like that, it’s great but it’s not something I’m used to or have ever done,” Andrew Ti says. “You probably work a lot harder than most people in L.A.,” says Marissa. “Hey thanks everyone!” Andrew replies,  “Andrew Ti, hardest working person in the laziest town on earth!”

I’m not saying that L.A. is lazy (although Andrew Ti does go on to directly compare NYC life with LA life), but I did think it was appropriate to spend my time in LA in true L.A.-ing around form. Did I see any sites? Not really. Did I walk a dog named after Denard Robinson around Echo Park Lake, eat addictive green tea brick toast, and hang out at Rusko‘s office (which is actually a warehouse)? Check, check, and check! L.A.-ing around was a pretty decent time.

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Union Station

I sat on Erin's balcony looking at this and drank coffee, it was satisfactory on many levels.

I sat on Erin’s balcony looking at this and drank coffee, it was satisfactory on many levels.This whole meal cost $8 for 6 tacos and a large Mexican coke. I literally would eat at this $1 taco stand in the warehouse district everyday if I lived there.

This whole meal cost $8 for 6 tacos and a large Mexican coke. I literally would eat at this $1 taco stand in the warehouse district everyday if I lived there.

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No traffic today!

My friend Vicki works in the warehouse that is also Rusko's office. He just skateboards around and smokes. This is Vicki and a giant screen for one of their video projects they do for Vice.

My friend Vicki works in the warehouse that is also Rusko’s office. He just skateboards around and smokes. This is Vicki and a giant screen for one of their video projects they do for Vice.

POP, pop (haha Midwestern in me).

POP, pop (haha Midwestern in me).

Echo Park Lake

Echo Park Lake

HEY THERE DENARD!

HEY THERE DENARD!

House of Pies, a place apparently inspiring some Tarantino scenes and very Lynch-esque. Additionally I got Cinnamon Bread Pudding French Toast and you can see Griffith Observatory in the background.

House of Pies, a place apparently inspiring some Tarantino scenes and very Lynch-esque. Additionally I got Cinnamon Bread Pudding French Toast and you can see Griffith Observatory in the background.

The SoHo house LA. Pretty swank

The SoHo house LA. Pretty swank

Soho house numero dos

Soho house numero dos

Vicki's pool

Vicki’s pool

Green Tea Brick Toast, food of the gods, addictive like Mexican Corn.

Green Tea Brick Toast, food of the gods, addictive like Mexican Corn.

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