Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Heading Down South

I'll be heading down to Los Angeles for a reading at Loyola Marymount University, my undergraduate alma mater. The reading will take place at the Marymount Institute at 7:30PM on Thursday, October 22nd.

This is going to be weird . . . I haven't been back to LA since 1995. The place has changed. My school has changed. I know there's a whole new section of campus that wasn't there when I attended in the early 90's.

What's more, for most of my time at LMU, I was a Biology major and many of my old biology professors have retired.

Still, I suppose this trip back down to Los Angeles will be like a social anthropology experiment.


I decided to rent a car because I have pretty much the whole day to myself on Thursday. I think I'll go revisit my old haunts . . . maybe take a drive down to Santa Monica. Who knows. Maybe I'll write a new poem.


I'm having lunch here on Thursday: Aunt Kizzy's.


Other things that I may do--there's an old record store along Sepulveda that I used to frequent. I want to see if it's still there. I also want to get some KXLU swag.


Current Spin:

Headbanging Flamenco.


Anonymous said...

I'm a little insulted that you don't remember that we went to LA in '97. ;) --Papatya

Oliver de la Paz said...

Oh dear. That was 97? Well, if its any consolation, the place mostly looks the same.


Joseph O. said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Aunt Kizzy's!!! Been ages. I need to go there when I spend Xmas in SoCal. Hope the reading goes well. & you best *dish* after. Hug Gail for me!