: Moving to Los Angeles on the 1st



NolaBoy
07-25-06, 08:06 PM
How many of you guys live around that way. Im from New Orleans. I have lived here all my life so LA is a big change for me. Things are so fast paced out there as opposed to the south. Everytime i go out to Cali the traffic is like WHOA :eek: Big difference from what i'm used to. And there definitely is a lack of the southern hospitality that im used to, but all in all i love it out there. Oh the other big thing is that the clubs i have been to out there shut down at 2am. In New Orleans there is no such thing as last call :thumbsup: :alchi: . But its cool. What are some other things you guys think are gonna take me awhile to get used to

DILLIGAF
07-25-06, 08:57 PM
I think you would be better off in the long run setting up shop somewhere halfway.IMO

NolaBoy
07-25-06, 09:04 PM
I hear you but thats not an option

fullserviceman
07-26-06, 01:25 AM
better loose the souther drawl and replace it with fluent spanish..

powerglide
07-26-06, 11:42 AM
Welcome to the West Side!
I wasn't a big fan of LA until I had to move here for work, but now we love it (in fact my bro liked it so much he moved from NewYorkCity earlier this month)
As you know the weather is fantastic (its hard to be depressed when its blue skies everyday). Quality of life depends significantly on where you live in LA. (where are you moving to?)
I really like the West Side and SouthBay areas the most. Its by the water so you get the clean sea breeze and cool temps, I recommend it.
But also, the traffic sucks (mostly on the freeways though). As long as your commute is reasonable (less than 10 miles) then its livable.
My rough estimate is like 5-10 minutes/mile during rush hour on average.
Stuff to get used to: traffic, sprawl, ethnic diversity, great weather, expensive gas, lots of billboards, hollywood wanabees, smog test for your car, hot bodies!

LittleB
07-26-06, 11:56 AM
Get used to hearing/saying hella :p

powerglide
07-26-06, 12:00 PM
Get used to hearing/saying hella :p

yeah and 'dude'

LittleB
07-26-06, 12:14 PM
Dude still gets said a lot in LA? I am surprised....we don't say it that often anymore.

Oh, and this might just be a bay thing but also get used to heaing "What it do?" "Go dumb," "Hyphy" etc.

ewill3rd
07-26-06, 02:02 PM
Good weather, lots to do and see.
Lots of nice beaches.

Hope you are a Democrat otherwise you are throwing your vote into the ocean. :D
Get ready to start paying more taxes than you ever thought possible, but have no fear about your tax dollars... they are filling the pockets of the school board members and the politicians... who cares about the programs that they are supposed to fund. Don't have any kids or be ready for them to get the worst education in the country.
Also bulletproof glass might be worth looking into. :histeric:
The food is good, but pay attention to the health board letter grades in the front window. Stay away from the ones with C or below.
Oh and let's not forget gas prices!
Should be plenty of porn available out there too.

After living in Northern CA for 6 years, I may not even go back for a vacation!!!
:D

powerglide
07-26-06, 02:12 PM
Dude still gets said a lot in LA? I am surprised....we don't say it that often anymore.


Maybe its more of a surfer thing....I live a block from the beach so thats all I get. Half naked beach goers walkin around in flip flops :yeah:

LittleB
07-26-06, 03:06 PM
Good weather, lots to do and see.
Lots of nice beaches.

Hope you are a Democrat otherwise you are throwing your vote into the ocean. :D
Get ready to start paying more taxes than you ever thought possible, but have no fear about your tax dollars... they are filling the pockets of the school board members and the politicians... who cares about the programs that they are supposed to fund. Don't have any kids or be ready for them to get the worst education in the country.
Also bulletproof glass might be worth looking into. :histeric:
The food is good, but pay attention to the health board letter grades in the front window. Stay away from the ones with C or below.
Oh and let's not forget gas prices!
Should be plenty of porn available out there too.

After living in Northern CA for 6 years, I may not even go back for a vacation!!!
:D

:yeah:

Good additions.

NolaBoy
07-26-06, 03:22 PM
Oh, and this might just be a bay thing but also get used to heaing "What it do?" "

Being from the south, ive been saying Whut it do for years. so thats nothing new to me, but the bay area does have their own slang like go dumb, and hyphy. It took me a minute to figure out what that was last time i was out there.

One thing i noticed tho i myself am racially mixed, but the majority of folks out there assume im mexican. it trips me out when they just come up to me speaking spanish, and im like wtf, then they hear me talk with my new orleans accent, and they are like wtf. I have had tons of folks say "Damn homie where you from?":crybaby: . Its really bad when i go downtown to the fashion district. The first time i ever went to LA this guy tried to sell me a dog that he had stuffed in his jacket, i sat there and argued with him for like 5 minutes tryna tell him i didnt want no damn dog. I couldnt understand a word he was saying as he didnt speak english, and i know he couldnt understand sh!t i was saying. Interesting experience to say the least.

Now onto education, I seriously doubt the school system out there is worse than it is down here. Its really a joke. And politics well i wont even get on that topic. I will just sum it up into one word. Corruption. Those are a couple things that i'm used to already.

LittleB
07-26-06, 03:37 PM
Being from the south, ive been saying Whut it do for years. so thats nothing new to me, but the bay area does have their own slang like go dumb, and hyphy. It took me a minute to figure out what that was last time i was out there.

One thing i noticed tho i myself am racially mixed, but the majority of folks out there assume im mexican. it trips me out when they just come up to me speaking spanish, and im like wtf, then they hear me talk with my new orleans accent, and they are like wtf. I have had tons of folks say "Damn homie where you from?":crybaby: . Its really bad when i go downtown to the fashion district. The first time i ever went to LA this guy tried to sell me a dog that he had stuffed in his jacket, i sat there and argued with him for like 5 minutes tryna tell him i didnt want no damn dog. I couldnt understand a word he was saying as he didnt speak english, and i know he couldnt understand sh!t i was saying. Interesting experience to say the least.

Now onto education, I seriously doubt the school system out there is worse than it is down here. Its really a joke. And politics well i wont even get on that topic. I will just sum it up into one word. Corruption. Those are a couple things that i'm used to already.

OK so you should be good then haha...

Rey Rey 650
07-26-06, 03:52 PM
Dude still gets said a lot in LA? I am surprised....we don't say it that often anymore.

Oh, and this might just be a bay thing but also get used to heaing "What it do?" "Go dumb," "Hyphy" etc.

I use the word Dewww..Like, " Whacha talkin about dewww" lol Yup i still say dude...I guess

Rey Rey 650
07-26-06, 03:56 PM
Being from the south, ive been saying Whut it do for years. so thats nothing new to me, but the bay area does have their own slang like go dumb, and hyphy. It took me a minute to figure out what that was last time i was out there.

One thing i noticed tho i myself am racially mixed, but the majority of folks out there assume im mexican. it trips me out when they just come up to me speaking spanish, and im like wtf, then they hear me talk with my new orleans accent, and they are like wtf. I have had tons of folks say "Damn homie where you from?":crybaby: . Its really bad when i go downtown to the fashion district. The first time i ever went to LA this guy tried to sell me a dog that he had stuffed in his jacket, i sat there and argued with him for like 5 minutes tryna tell him i didnt want no damn dog. I couldnt understand a word he was saying as he didnt speak english, and i know he couldnt understand sh!t i was saying. Interesting experience to say the least.

Now onto education, I seriously doubt the school system out there is worse than it is down here. Its really a joke. And politics well i wont even get on that topic. I will just sum it up into one word. Corruption. Those are a couple things that i'm used to already.


Its going to take a while for you to adjust. Its really Hollywood in LA. In My opinion, its really different then the Bay. R u coming out to Cali for school? If you dont mind me asking

NolaBoy
07-26-06, 04:05 PM
Its going to take a while for you to adjust. Its really Hollywood in LA. In My opinion, its really different then the Bay. R u coming out to Cali for school? If you dont mind me asking

Naw, I just got out of the army down here in Louisiana. My fiance' was Active Duty Air Force stationed at the Los Angeles Air Force Base she just got out to work on the civilian side. Plus we got a little one on the way due in January

NolaBoy
07-26-06, 04:16 PM
So what are some hot clubs out there. I have been to Cohiba in Long Beach, and Pearl in Hollywood. They were pretty tight for the most part

Rey Rey 650
07-26-06, 04:17 PM
Naw, I just got out of the army down here in Louisiana. My fiance' was Active Duty Air Force stationed at the Los Angeles Air Force Base she just got out to work on the civilian side. Plus we got a little one on the way due in January

Oh Ok... Well Congratulations... I wish you and your family the best of luck here in Cali.... Dont forget to visit San Diego! Lived there for 2 Years.... loved it!

NolaBoy
07-26-06, 04:20 PM
Oh Ok... Well Congratulations... I wish you and your family the best of luck here in Cali.... Dont forget to visit San Diego! Lived there for 2 Years.... loved it!

Thanks. Awww man i love SD also. My girl's family lives down there. We always go to chill. Catch a Padres game every now and then

Rey Rey 650
07-26-06, 04:21 PM
So what are some hot clubs out there. I have been to Cohiba in Long Beach, and Pearl in Hollywood. They were pretty tight for the most part

I've only been to 2 clubs in LA....

1) Century Club- This place was really fun. Its the one that Dr. Dre talks about in a few of his songs

2) Grand Ave- It was coo, until i got jumped by 3 guys in the parking lot .... :want: :want: :want: :eek:

I heard that sunset has this place called miakis* thats pretty cooo

Destroyer
07-27-06, 07:22 PM
I always loved California, would move there but I'd have to live in a real small (but still expensive) house. If the cost of living were more in lines with Florida I'd be there, no doubt. Good luck with the move. :thumbsup:

Jesda
07-30-06, 01:13 PM
Have fun spending half of your life in traffic. Better get a DVD and PS2 for the car. :(

Plus side: No hurricanes, great weather. :)


Meg: I counter your "hyphy" with a "thizz face"!

NolaBoy
07-30-06, 03:08 PM
Have fun spending half of your life in traffic. Better get a DVD and PS2 for the car. :(

Plus side: No hurricanes, great weather. :)


Meg: I counter your "hyphy" with a "thizz face"!

Big plus side :thumbsup:

Thats the one i couldnt remember, "thizz face" i was like wtf is that when i heard it out there, i became informed very quickly. I guess people feel the same way when they hear my New Orleans slang

Rey Rey 650
07-31-06, 11:35 AM
lol....Yea, Thizz face....This was created by the late Mac Dre...This is the face you do when your thizzin lol....Thizzin is another word for rollin on Exstacy*... I never do X but you might see do a thizz face in the club when im :alchi:

rollingj1
07-31-06, 12:43 PM
good luck:thumbsup:

NolaBoy
07-31-06, 12:48 PM
Well my flight leaves tomorrow at 1:30pm central time and i'll be Cali bound. I should get to LAX at 6:30pm pacific time due to a 2hr layover in houston. Im pretty much all packed up. I never realized how much stuff i had before. im gonna have to pay for excess baggage due to my gun case :) Thats a given now lets just hope i dont go over the weight limit for my allowed baggage. Either way i dont care i would just much rather spend my money on drinks before and during the flights than on baggage

CAD-E!
08-01-06, 06:11 PM
lol....Yea, Thizz face....This was created by the late Mac Dre...This is the face you do when your thizzin lol....Thizzin is another word for rollin on Exstacy*... I never do X but you might see do a thizz face in the club when im :alchi:
SICK AVATAR Rey Rey 650!