I am positively sure that I want to move. I just moved, within the country, to a place where there is more nature. When I compare Arnhem’s nature to LA’s nature, which isn’t really fair, I just.. I would immediately move to California if I could take everyone with me. LA sounds like a big, big city where people are shallow and only care about their personal achievements, and while this might be true on tv and maybe partly in real life – Hollywood for the dreams of being famous and Beverly Hills for the dreams of being pergect, and more rich – there is a whole lot more to LA. Hidden behind this cloud of cars and food (not that there’s clouds here often) are outstretched, uncrowded beaches, huge hilly green parks, rocky redbrown mountains, deserts with beautiful sunsets and cactusses as far as you can look and luscious big plants and palmtrees that make every street look alive and green. You can go to the beach in and swim in the ocean on the same day as going skiing in the mountains. There’s endless possibilities. And that goes for everything here, probably.
This Friday I went to use the bus for the first time, to the Beverly Center mall.I looked on Google Maps and a street that looked like a 5 minute walk turned out to be a 25 minute walk, but hey, I saw some scenery. I met up with Inanna, who is half Dutch half American, and we walked around and spent money on food. After that we went to the Grove where we spent money on food. Then we sat in the park and went to the Whole Foods where we spent money on food. It was a good day. At night I was picked up by Dawn and Marilyn by a lot of honking in front of the house and we went out to Hyde lounge. There were free drinks, lots of hiphop music and grinding people and the club closed at 2am. Weirdly.
The next day I slept in and watched tv and movies and worked on HNS for a little. Then Janice took me to an Italian restaurant and I ordered the best pizza. We took half of it with us and I really think we should bring the whole doggy bag idea to Europe, cause it saves you money and no food will be thrown away, AND I love finding out that there is pizza in my fridge. Today we had breakfast coffees at Starbucks with Katie and Bradford while we talked about us as little children and I had a frappucchino. Which I never had. Then Janice and I walked up to the reservoir and I decided I want to move to nature. Or book a vacation after this. Immediately. I don’t know, if I am at places so serene it makes me sad to think of going back into the real world. We looked at some ducks diving for fish and were just silent. After that we walked back, talked about aliens and paranormal stuff and watched a nice movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
I have accepted that my name is Emma.